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The new GOP divide

2016 Republicans disagree on surveillance, gay marriage and Common Core.<p>Two years ago, Bobby Jindal was pushing a state law to adapt national curriculum standards to local schools; today, not only is the Louisiana governor suing the federal government to stop Common Core — or “ObamaCore,” as many …

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’<p>Adolf …

Obama to give legal status to almost five million undocumented immigrants

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com</i><p>By Zeke J. Miller, TIME<p>President Barack Obama announced …

Keystone pipeline measure fails in Senate by one vote

Senators narrowly rejected a bill Tuesday that would have authorized the Keystone XL pipeline, the controversial spigot for transporting Canadian oil …

Liberal 'hell no' caucus rises

The defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline in the Senate marked a major show of muscle for next year’s new hell-no caucus: liberals.<p>Liberal Senate Democrats united to block the controversial project, even though their imperiled Democratic colleague Mary Landrieu of Louisiana begged them not to at a …

Romney: Obama 'Needs to Learn That He Lost' the Midterms

A former opponent's criticism of how the president has handled ISIS and immigration<p>As news broke Sunday morning of a new ISIS video that reportedly depicted the beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig, Mitt Romney was among the first to criticize the Obama administration, doubling down on his …

Don't Pick On Elizabeth Warren

Everybody plays budget games—that's the real scandal.<p>Politicians of course get attacked every day in this town for good and bad reasons. But it’s a trifle odd to see one getting whacked about for following the letter of the law, as in this attack on Sen. Elizabeth Warren by Jason Delisle and Jason …

Democrat-led Senate set to finally vote this week on Keystone, in odd turn of political events

The Democrat-controlled Senate is expected to take a long-awaited vote Tuesday on approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline -- in an unexpected and politically-charged turn of events for legislation that has languished in the upper chamber for roughly six years.<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will …

For Returning GOP Leaders, New Governing Challenges

Firmly reelec­ted by their con­fer­ence and seem­ingly united among them­selves, House Speak­er John Boehner and his Re­pub­lic­an lead­er­ship team …

Republicans

Krauthammer on Pelosi: "If You're Going to Lie Make Sure There Isn't a Video"

Krauthammer on Pelosi: “If You’re Going to Lie Make Sure There Isn’t a Video” (Video)<p>by Jim Hoft November 13, 2014<p>Earlier today Former Speaker Nancy …

5 takeaways about the 2014 Latino vote

Even though some states with the largest Hispanic populations were not part of the most competitive midterm election contests, the Latino vote still …

GOP to Obama on Keystone: Would You Veto It or Not?

Re­pub­lic­ans want to know what Pres­id­ent Obama thinks about Key­stone XL.<p>Mem­bers of the Sen­ate GOP lead­er­ship, led by soon-to-be Ma­jor­ity …

40 Books Every Christian Should Read

I believe that reading books written by other, wiser Christians is one of the most effective ways to grow as a Christian. But with millions of books …

Reza Aslan shatters GOP beliefs: Jesus from history was “the nightmare of Bill O’Reilly”

<b>Reza Aslan, Bill O'Reilly (AP/Fox News)</b><p>At an event, the scholar ponders the way the GOP has made Jesus into their icon<p>Sarah Gray<p>November 13, 2014 4:06pm (UTC)<p>Professor and author Reza Aslan has some bad news for Fox News host Bill O'Reilly: Historical Jesus is the "exact opposite of everything Bill …

GOP weighs bill to block Obama on immigration

The rhetoric heats up as yet another immigration debate surfaces.<p>House Republicans have begun to talk about how to stop President Barack Obama from issuing an executive order changing the enforcement of immigration laws, according to multiple GOP sources.<p>Several options are being considered, …

Rand Paul plays party healer after midterms, with eyes on 2016

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is still months away from an announcement on whether he will run for president in 2016, but there is no question he is laying the groundwork for a possible bid.<p>On Monday, Paul was playing political power broker in Louisiana. He was center stage at a rally where the losing …

Bill to approve Keystone XL clears hurdle in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, setting up a vote on the project next week.<p>Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) holds a news conference with fellow committee member Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) on the Keystone …

Obama to announce action on immigration: Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to announce as early as next week a plan to overhaul U.S. immigration policy through executive action, including suspending deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, Fox News reported on Wednesday.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama joins other …

The Top 10 List No Politician Wants to Make

The worst candidates of 2014 included Democrat Allison Lundergan Grimes, who was unsuccessful in her quest to unseat Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, and Rep. Bruce Brailey, who failed to maintain a long-held Senate seat for Democrats in Iowa.<p>That’s according to the Hill newspaper’s list of the “Top …

Is ‘The Lost Gospel’ Book a Fraud?

The author of a new book claiming to have found a ‘hidden gospel’ about Jesus and Mary Magdalene’s sex life defends his research to The Daily …

Look Closely. Do You See the Figure Standing Next to Jesus in This Church Painting Who Is Angering Some Parishioners?

A painting of Jesus inside of a German church is causing quite a stir, as some parishioners reportedly think that one of the men standing next to the Christian savior looks a lot like Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.<p>According to the Daily Mail, a recent cleaning of the painting at Christus Church in …

Tea Party legislator pushes to add a “license to discriminate” to Texas constitution

State Sen. Donna Campbell introduced an amendment for the second time that could codify anti-LGBT discrimination<p>Jenny Kutner<p>November 12, 2014 6:56pm (UTC)<p>Texas state Sen. Donna Campbell wasn't successful the last time she introduced a constitutional amendment to strengthen the state's existing …

Landrieu pushes Keystone vote in bid to boost energy industry, runoff chances

Sen. Mary Landrieu is looking for a win-win, as she pushes for a Senate vote to approve the long-delayed Keystone pipeline in a bid to deliver a victory for the energy industry -- and for herself, in a tough runoff election next month.<p>The senator is facing Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy after being …