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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Faith Under Fire 

News about religious persecution abroad and threats to religious liberty here at home increasingly are part of this daily report. That fact is a sad testament to the times in which we live. But it is important for men and women of faith to understand the danger.

During a recent interview with CNSNews.com, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia issued a stark warning about the growing danger to religious liberty in America. Here are some excerpts of that interview: 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Obama's Priorities 

Radical Islamists in Nigeria launched attacks on Christians in two villages, killing more than one hundred people this weekend. 

Saturday morning residents of Doron Baga, a fishing village, came under attack. One survivor said, "They opened fire from all directions, forcing residents to jump into the lake in a bid to escape, and many drowned while others were gunned down." 

Friday, February 14, 2014

IRS Abuse Continues 

Here's the latest example of the left's growing intolerance. According to several press reports, vulnerable senators up for reelection this year are pressuring the IRS to go after non-profit charities and social welfare organizations. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Freedom Of The Press? 

Barack Obama made a lot of promises to the American people. His promise about being able to keep your current health insurance if you liked it was labeled PolitiFact's "Lie of the Year."

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Obama Does It Again 

Late yesterday afternoon, the Obama Administration announced that it had delayed Obamacare's employer mandate yet again. That is the second time in a year that the employer mandate has been delayed. Reports indicate that the delay came as a result of pressure from the business community to "peel back the law's … requirements."

Think about that. The administration is providing breaks to big businesses that it refuses to give to individuals and families. It is also a tacit admission that Obamacare's mandates are job killers. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Iran Meets Obama's "Open Hand" With A Clenched Fist 

Barack Obama is committed to fundamentally transforming America in more ways than one. Beyond his big spending, big government domestic agenda, his foreign policy is fundamentally altering America's position in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than his policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Obama's Prayer Breakfast Hypocrisy

As I mentioned in yesterday's report, I had the privilege of attending the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. There were several inspirational speakers, scripture readings and stirring performances.

Of course, remarks by the president of the United States are always a big moment at any event. But sitting there with thousands of people listening as Obama talked, I was stunned by the hypocrisy. Here are a few examples.

On Life

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Obamacare: A Disincentive To Work 

The White House and its congressional allies are scrambling to respond to this week's Congressional Budget Office report finding Obamacare will cost more than two million jobs. The best spin they can come up with is that because of Obamacare's massive taxpayer-funded subsidies, some people will choose to work less. The left-wing New York Times labeled this "a liberating result of the law." 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Americans Losing Confidence In Obama?

This week CNN released the results of a poll conducted after President Obama's State of the Union address. The public split in its overall reaction to the speech -- just 44% were "somewhat positive," while 38% were "somewhat negative."

By a 3-to-1 margin, the public felt Obama's policies were "too liberal" (41%) versus "not liberal enough" (14%). And 56% said they thought Obama's policies would fail, while just 37% thought they would succeed.

Syria Stalling

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Obamacare A Job Killer 

Conservative critics of Obamacare warned all along that the health care scheme was a job killer. Those arguments were brushed aside in 2010 when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid rammed Obamacare through Congress on a party-line vote. Then in 2011 the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report indicating that Obamacare would reduce employment by 800,000 workers.