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Paul Singer is an author at Religion News Service.

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Faith groups provide the bulk of disaster recovery, in coordination with FEMA

By Paul Singer — September 11, 2017
(USA Today) — If you donate bottles of water, diapers, clothing or any other materials to hurricane victims in Texas or Florida, your donation will likely pass through the hands of the Seventh-day Adventists before it gets to a storm victim.

Will Trump speech meet ‘God’ average for inaugural addresses?

By Paul Singer — January 19, 2017
(USA Today ) God was the most common theme mentioned by presidents in the 11 most searched inaugural addresses.

South Carolina, Nevada results take us to school

By Paul Singer — February 21, 2016
Religious voters -- and everyone else -- were all over the map as Donald Trump rolled forward with a broad coalition; Hillary Clinton regained her footing, and Marco Rubio edged past Ted Cruz.

Turkish religious movement gave suspicious US campaign donations

By Paul Singer — November 24, 2015
WASHINGTON - All the donors appear to have ties to a Turkish religious movement named for its founder, Fethullah Gülen, which has been accused by the Turkish government of attempting a coup in that country.

Turkish faith movement secretly funded 200 trips for lawmakers and staff

By Paul Singer — October 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — A Turkish religious movement has secretly funded as many as 200 trips to Turkey for members of Congress and staff since 2008, violating House rules and possibly federal law, a USA TODAY investigation has found.

Taxpayers fund Christian-focused congressional prayer caucus

By Paul Singer — September 29, 2015
The caucus meets weekly in the U.S. Capitol to defend the role of (mostly) Christian faith and prayer in the U.S. government and support a conservative vision of religious liberty.

Hearing launches push to defund Planned Parenthood

By Paul Singer — September 9, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The first in a series of GOP hearings aims to make the case that the organization is illegally harvesting and selling tissue from aborted fetuses, a claim it vehemently denies.

GOP hopeful Bobby Jindal doubles down on Muslim ‘no-go zones’ in Europe

By Paul Singer — January 16, 2015
(RNS) When a Fox News "expert" claimed non-Muslims are not welcome in some European cities, Britain's prime minister "thought it must be April Fools' Day." But the Louisiana governor's planned speech repeats the charge.
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