Rand Paul: No money to countries that persecute Christians
June 20th, 2014
12:24 PM ET
1 month ago

Rand Paul: No money to countries that persecute Christians

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul intertwined his message against foreign aid on Friday with a message that appeals to the GOP's social conservative base.

"There's a war on Christianity going on, and sometimes you're being asked to pay for it," the Kentucky Republican said. "I say not one penny to any country that persecutes Christians."

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Filed under: 2016 • Faith • Iraq • Rand Paul • Syria
Cruz to Obama: Speak up for Sudanese woman
June 19th, 2014
02:47 PM ET
1 month ago

Cruz to Obama: Speak up for Sudanese woman

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz called on President Barack Obama to speak up for a Sudanese woman who's been sentenced to death because she won't renounce her Christian faith.

"We need to speak out against these atrocities," the Texas Republican said Thursday. "We need the president of the United States to say in no uncertain terms, 'Send Meriam home'."

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Filed under: Faith • Sudan • Ted Cruz
Christie, Perry to share table at event
May 15th, 2014
06:50 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie, Perry to share table at event

(CNN) – Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Chris Christie, two potential 2016 presidential contenders who aren't known for being the best of friends, are set to sit at the same table at a New York event on Sunday.

The Republican governors are attending the second annual Champions of Jewish Values International awards gala hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s "This World: Values Network."
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Faith • New York • Rick Perry
From Park Ridge to Washington: The youth minister who mentored Hillary Clinton
April 25th, 2014
09:20 AM ET
3 months ago

From Park Ridge to Washington: The youth minister who mentored Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - In the spring of 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most controversial men in America. One night in Chicago's Orchestra Hall after delivering a stirring speech on civil rights and the future of America, he shook hands with a standout 15-year-old with conservative parents, Hillary Rodham.

More than 50 years later, the moment still resonates profoundly with Clinton, who has had an illustrious political career and could again seek to make history as the first woman president.

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Filed under: Faith • Hillary Clinton
Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church
April 20th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
3 months ago

Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

Updated 12:29 p.m. ET, 4/20/2014

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he visited the Sunday before he was first inaugurated President in 2009.

There were a number of similarities between Obama’s 2009 and 2014 appearances at the historic Baptist church, including the Reverend Dr. Derrick Harkins, who oversaw both services.
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Filed under: 2010 Election Analysis • Faith • President Obama
First on CNN: Hillary Clinton to address international Jewish group
April 14th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Hillary Clinton to address international Jewish group

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a large Jewish group in May, adding another forum to her schedule in which she’s expected to talk about Mideast peace and Iran's nuclear program.

Clinton will deliver the closing address at the 2014 American Jewish Committee's Global Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 14, and organizers anticipate Clinton will "give her view on the issue of utmost concern to us," which include Iran's nuclear program, the rise of global anti-Semitism and the role of Israel in the Mideast peace process.
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Filed under: 2016 • Faith • Hillary Clinton
March 21st, 2014
08:23 AM ET
4 months ago

Justices to hear 'Hobby Lobby' case on Obamacare birth control rule

(CNN) - Conestoga Wood Specialties was founded a half-century ago in a Pennsylvania garage. The Hahn family's commitment to quality is driven in large part by their Christian faith, which in turn may soon threaten the company's very existence.

That financial and constitutional dynamic is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a high-stakes encore to the health care reform law known as Obamacare. The justices will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a dispute involving contraception coverage and religious liberty.

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Filed under: Faith • Supreme Court
Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight
March 18th, 2014
09:42 AM ET
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton must once again win over some in Jewish community

Washington (CNN) – Flanked by Jewish politicians in front of the United Nations on a July day, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton made a forceful appeal for the United States to back Israel as the Jewish nation's forces squared off against Hezbollah during the 2006 Lebanon War.

"We will stand with Israel because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones," said Clinton.

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Filed under: 2016 • Faith • Hillary Clinton
President promotes religious freedom
February 6th, 2014
10:32 AM ET
6 months ago

President promotes religious freedom

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama says that "around the world, freedom of religion is under threat."

And at the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, the President also said he's looking forward to meeting Pope Francis.
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Filed under: Faith • President Obama
Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to delay Obamacare mandate
December 31st, 2013
04:41 PM ET
7 months ago

Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to delay Obamacare mandate

Updated 6:23 p.m. ET, 12/31/2013

Washington (CNN) – A group of Catholic organizations, in an emergency appeal on Tuesday, asked the Supreme Court to delay the Obamacare requirement that certain religious-affiliated groups provide contraception and "abortion-inducing drug" coverage to their workers.

Archdioceses in Washington, D.C., Tennessee and Michigan - along with affiliated groups that include Catholic University - asked Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan to block enforcement of the employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act set to take effect on Wednesday.
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Filed under: Faith • Health care • Obamacare
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