(RNS) — The evisceration of pro-life Democrats from Congress is all but complete, but on the local level Democratic parties are increasingly committed to a diversity of opinion on abortion.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi's public rebuke of a freshman representative who helped deliver the Democratic House majority was the latest exposure of an increasingly tense split among Democrats over U.S.-Israeli policy.
(RNS) — Changing a 182-year-old ban on headwear in the U.S. House to accommodate Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s headscarf is a nice gesture. But the congresswoman’s attire should be automatically protected by the First Amendment.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The incoming class of lawmakers is predominantly Christian, but several newcomers are expected to take the oath of office while placing their hands on books other than the Christian Bible.
(RNS) — If Congress is guilty of maintaining outdated policies that infringe on religious freedoms, how can Americans expect to change these discriminatory policies in everyday life?
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) — Powerful data-mining tools allow today's campaigns to connect religious voters with their political viewpoints and to micro-target ads to fit their particular brand of faith.
(RNS) — With their two primary wins, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have made history not only for their faith but also their gender.
DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for the House seat long held by former Rep. John Conyers, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Spurred to action by the anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric of President Trump and his supporters, Muslims are running for elected offices in numbers not seen since before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, forced the Rev. Pat Conroy to tender his resignation last month, sparking a firestorm. Ryan has said he was dissatisfied with Conroy's pastoral care to lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (USA Today) — Conroy said he initially felt he had “little choice to resign,” but he has now reconsidered – especially in light of comments Ryan made that he fired the chaplain because his "pastoral services were not being adequately served, or offered."
(RNS) — The new caucus comes as the religious 'nones' — those who claim no religious affiliation — jumped from about 16 percent of the U.S. population in 2007 to nearly 23 percent in 2014, according to the latest Pew data.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In its 66th year, the event was a reminder that the dream needs to be stronger than the struggle.
(RNS) — More than 100 young immigrants a day lose protection and the ability to work legally. House Speaker Paul Ryan is now the most important leader in determining their future.
(RNS) — God’s creation is at stake.