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Gov. Sam Brownback reacted Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2018, to the news that his nomination to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom advanced Wednesday on a tied procedural vote broken by Vice President Mike Pence. Brownback had just finished presiding over the State Finance Council, which voted to approve a $362 million rebuild of Lansing Correctional Facility. (AP Photo, Topeka Capital-Journal, Thad Allton)
Need to know: Thursday, January 25, 2018
That took a while
Vice President Mike Pence was the tie-breaking Senate vote on to narrowly approve Sam Brownback as U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom. More from Religion News Service
That’s halal folks!
A federal judge rules that the owner of eight Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises in Illinois may not advertise that the chicken he sells is halal — even if it is. More from Religion News Service
I’m walking on nunshine
A dispute between nuns and an American priest over two major hospitals for the poor has ended with the nuns — backed by a court order and the police — storming one of the hospitals. More from Religion News Service
You keep using that word...
A GOP congressman called thousands of missing FBI text messages “the greatest coincidence since the Immaculate Conception,” then struggled to explain just what he meant. More from www.huffingtonpost.com
A long-time member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party has resigned his post on its regional leadership after converting to Islam. More from Religion News Service
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