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Why are Churches Failing Across the Country?

by Spike Bowan
Published on June 2, 2017
From Catholics to Protestants, Methodists to Non-Denominational; there has most certainly been a decline in church congregations in our country. This could be argued by… READ MORE

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

by Philip Pullella, Reuters  |  published on May 29, 2014
VATICAN CITY – Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday. In one of his boldest political gestures since his election in March, 2013, Pope Francis invited the two leaders to come to the Vatican and hold… READ MORE

Michigan: Allen Concedes to Benishek in 1st District

By Tricia Miller, CQ Politics
The tight Republican primary in retiring Rep. Bart Stupak’s northern Michigan district is finally decided. State Sen. Jason Allen, the second place finisher by 15 votes, decided not to ask for a recount Saturday night. “Over the last few months we had a spirited campaign and I am truly humbled by the support I have …
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Illinois Senate: Giannoulias (D) 43%, Kirk (R) 41%

Rasmussen Reports The Illinois Senate race remains very close. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Illinois finds Democrat Alexi Giannoulias with 43% support to Republican Mark Kirk’s 41%. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. Both men have been battling ethics questions for weeks. Thirty-one percent (31%) of Illinois voters now rate… READ MORE
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Pawlenty opens up on politics, 2012 GOP bid

by Joseph Weber, The Washington Times Sounding very much like a presidential candidate-in-waiting, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty spoke Monday in Washington on foreign policy, repealing… READ MORE
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Abused staffers net nearly $1M a year

By ERIKA LOVLEY, Politico
Taxpayers have paid out nearly $1 million per year in settlements to congressional employees who have been harassed or otherwise treated …
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President Obama's aide failed to disclose $40K payout

By JAKE SHERMAN, Politico President Barack Obama’s political director failed to disclose that he was slated to receive a nearly $40,000 payout from a large labor union while he was working in the White House. Patrick Gaspard, who served as the political director for the Service Employees International Union local 1199, received $37,071.46 in “carried over leave and vacation” from …
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Congress Set for Landmark Vote on Lifting Military Gay Ban

Fox News WASHINGTON — Congress is headed toward landmark votes on whether to allow gays to serve openly in the military. The House of Representatives was expected to vote as early as Thursday on a proposal by Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat who served in the Iraq war, that would repeal the 1993 law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”… READ MORE

Californians Compete for a Shot at Redistricting

Citizens Respond to Shot at Redrawing California’s Legislative Map – NYTimes.com
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
LOS ANGELES — Here in California, Democrats have just one candidate for governor (and he has already done the job), and state lawmakers from both parties seem incapable of passing even modest legislation without a meltdown. But while the state’s political class may be languid, a …
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John Smoltz says he’s not interested in Congress

12:11 pm February 28, 2010, by Jim Galloway
Had a text-message exchange this morning with former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz, who was caught off-guard by Republican interest in seeing him run for U.S. John Linder’s seat in a July primary. Linder announced his retirement Saturday morning. We immediately got a call from Washington letting us know that Republicans intended …
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