DeSantis won’t condemn Musk for endorsing an antisemitic post. ‘I did not see the comment,’ he says.
By Will Weissert — November 21, 2023
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The governor also said he opposes antisemitism “across the board,” no matter if it comes from the right or left of the ideological spectrum.
Progressive Minnesota US Rep. Ilhan Omar draws prominent primary challenger
By Steve Karnowski — November 13, 2023
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The war in the Middle East has already divided Democrats and upended the dynamics of some House primaries.
Support for Israel becomes a top issue for Iowa evangelicals key to the first Republican caucuses
By Thomas Beaumont — October 25, 2023
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Support for Israel has leapt to a top priority for evangelicals in the leadoff Republican presidential caucuses now less than three months away, according to interviews with more than a dozen Iowa conservative activists.
Are white evangelical pastors at odds with their congregants? A new study says no.
By Yonat Shimron — August 9, 2023
(RNS) — A new study shows white evangelical clergy are as conservative, if not more so, as the people in their churches.
Vivek Ramaswamy and the Christian language of Hinduism
By Richa Karmarkar — July 28, 2023
(RNS) — Like many Republican candidates for president, Vivek Ramaswamy has been outspoken about religion on the campaign trail. But his Hindu faith has caused controversy among some evangelicals who view non-Christian religions with skepticism.
Poll: US Jews overwhelmingly backed Democrats in midterms
By Yonat Shimron — November 10, 2022
(RNS) — American Jews have strained in the past few months under a barrage of antisemitic attacks. Fears for democracy were first on their minds.
Abortion rights scored the biggest midterm victory
By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — Not only did voters support abortion rights ballot measures, they probably also helped Democrats stave off a red wave.
The American Renewal Project wants to mobilize pastors for the Republican Party
By Yonat Shimron — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The goal is to bring Christianity back into the public square.
Oz’s Senate bid could be a Muslim first but is ‘complicated’
By Marc Levy — August 25, 2022
(AP) – Dr. Mehmet Oz, who calls himself a “secular Muslim," would be the first of his faith to ever serve in the U.S. Senate chamber if elected this fall.
Iraq Shiite cleric behind parliament sit-in steps up demands
By Samya Kullab — August 10, 2022
BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Sadr's political rivals in the Coordination Framework, an alliance of Iran-backed parties, said earlier that the parliament would have to convene to dissolve itself.
In Sri Lanka, Buddhist monks’ involvement in protests raises familiar questions
By Haley Barker — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — The connection between monks and political figures has reportedly diminished some monks’ respectability.
EXPLAINER: What’s behind the storming of Iraq’s parliament?
By Qassim Abdul-zahra and Samya Kullab — July 29, 2022
BAGHDAD (AP) - Wednesday's storming of parliament came after al-Sadr's Tehran-backed political rival, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, nominated a pro-Iran politician to be Iraq's new leader.
Iraqi cleric shows power as thousands attend mass prayer
By Qassim Abdul-zahra — July 18, 2022
BAGHDAD (AP) — The event was among the largest gatherings of al-Sadr’s followers after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.
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