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Republicans dominate list of most popular governors despite legislative abortion battles

Fifteen of the nation’s most popular governors are Republicans, continuing to dominate the approval ratings despite a legislative session that saw some come under fire for signing bills restricting abortion, according to a newly released analysis.


p>The Morning Consult ranking for the second quarter of 2019 found once again that …

U.S. debates intrude on State Department religious freedom gathering

As what was billed as the largest gathering on religious freedom around the world at the U.S. State Department wrapped up on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence took a veiled swipe at the political debate that is consuming Washington these days.


p>”Regrettably, the world’s oldest hatred has found a voice …

Jewish lawmakers brush off pro-boycott resolution from Ilhan Omar

Jewish Democrats brushed off Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Israel boycott resolution this week and instead kept their focus on their own resolution to denounce the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.


p>Ms. Omar, a vocal critic of Israel and a BDS advocate, introduced a resolution this week that would affirm “Americans …

Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Virginia, backs Trump with 'America: Love or Leave It' sign

APPOMATTOX, Va. — Amid a national furor over President Donald Trump’s tweet urging four Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to their home countries, a Virginia pastor is gaining attention with a sign at his church saying “America: Love or Leave It.”


p>ABC 13 in Lynchburg reports hundreds of people have …

Dr. Leana Wen departure from Planned Parenthood cheers pro-life activists

The next leaders at Planned Parenthood will likely take a more forceful public tone than Dr. Leana Wen, who was ousted on Tuesday after less than a year in office.


p>But pro-life activists are seeing another big win after a year of legislative victories, as the nation’s largest provider of …

Judge Halil Ozerden, Trump's 5th Circuit nominee, quizzed on religious liberty ruling against Cathol

One of President Trump’s federal appeals court nominees is facing opposition from advocacy groups and at least one Republican senator, who told the judge Wednesday there are serious concerns about his judicial record when it comes to religious liberty.


p>Sen. Ted Cruz, a member of the Judiciary Committee, expressed doubt …

Notre Dame far from safe for restoration work, architect says

PARIS (AP) — A French architect said Wednesday that Notre Dame Cathedral still isn’t safe enough for restoration work to begin, more than three months after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the monument.


p>French television showed the chief architect of France’s historic monuments, Philippe Villeneuve, taking Culture Minister Franck Riester …

Religious freedom summit an even bigger draw in second year

The State Department is hosting what it calls the largest-ever international gathering on the state of religious liberty around the world, though representatives from one nearby nation were forced to stay home.


p>Evangelical leaders from Cuba will not be participating due to a travel ban imposed by the government, the …