Joshua Pinho

Joshua Pinho is a Digital Communications Associate for the American Principles Project.

From Six months before a single primary vote is cast, Fox News and the RNC are making a historic move — they have decided to make the decision for the voters and arbitrarily limit the GOP field to ten. They have chosen who constitutes a serious candidate and who constitutes a B-lister based on the […]

This morning, the Center for Medical Progress released a fourth video of their sting investigation into Planned Parenthood. In the newest video, which can be viewed below, Dr. Savita Ginde, Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, can be seen negotiating the sale of body parts as well as discussing ways to […]

Donald Trump (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Donald Trump has made immigration a key focus of his campaign. And while many feel that he has done more harm than good with his offensive comments about Mexican illegal immigrants, as Paul has covered, Trump’s rhetoric related to legal immigration, while perhaps not as entertaining, has been much more sensible. In Arizona earlier this […]

After the release of yet another Planned Parenthood sting video, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson have sharpened their criticisms of the organization’s actions. Both Bush and Carson have called for Congress to investigate the organization which currently receives millions of dollars of taxpayer funding. Politico reported on an appearance Bush made in South Carolina: “It […]

In a recently released video, Senator Ted Cruz sits down with an Iowa couple, Dick and Betty Odgaard, who own and operate a restaurant in a converted old church. In 2008, the couple began to rent out some of their space for wedding services and receptions. In 2013, they turned away a gay couple who […]

After the release of yet another shocking undercover video of a Planned Parenthood official negotiating the sale of body parts, Carly Fiorina has responded to the issue with a video of her own. In the video, Fiorina stands with pro-life leaders: Rev. Dean Nelson, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Catherine Davis, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Lori Hoye, and Pastor […]

Congratulations are in order for Planned Parenthood. Unsurprisingly, the recent revelation that they are involved in trafficking baby body parts has been met with stern backlash from many in the GOP field and has reignited the calls for Congress to defund the organization. Even the pro-choice former New York Governor George Pataki has called for […]

When Donald Trump is asked questions about foreign policy, he frequently brings up his ability to make deals and presents his 1987 book, Trump: The Art of the Deal, as evidence. Naturally, one would think that Trump would be quick to reference his 2000 book, Trump: The America We Deserve, when asked about his vision for […]

Rick Perry recently released a video to respond to Donald Trump’s recent tweet about Perry’s record on immigration. Trump tweeted: Rick Perry failed at the border. Now he is critical of me. He needs a new pair of glasses to see the crimes committed by illegal immigrants. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2015 […]

Donald Trump (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Since he announced his candidacy for president, Donald Trump has vaulted into second place in many polls, both nationally and in early primary states. In the two most recent national polls, a CNN/ORC poll and a Fox News poll, Trump placed second, receiving 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively. However, there’s more to the story […]

On an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Carly Fiorina was asked to elaborate her stance on immigration. Fiorina stated that she is not in favor of a path to citizenship, which she had previously stated wouldn’t be fair. However, she did affirm her support for a path to legal status, which she did not address […]

During a recent appearance on a New Hampshire television forum, Marco Rubio was asked to respond to the question: Do you support a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the United States but are here illegally? Senator Rubio responded to the question in the affirmative, and took the opportunity to once again outline […]

Is Trump in the Top Tier?

by Joshua Pinho

Donald Trump’s sense of showmanship is undeniable, but many feel his antics are more circus than substance. While the media may not be taking him seriously, some new polls seem to indicate that the voters are. But is the GOP actually ready to elect Trump, or is his candidacy a novelty that will gradually fade? […]

In Memphis, a group of pastors have begun preparations for a battle over same-sex marriage as the release of the Supreme Court decision draws near.  Rev. Bill Owens, the president and founder of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, was quoted as saying: We stand today to put America on notice that we will not obey […]

Since launching her campaign for president, Carly Fiorina has not been afraid to throw punches, especially at Hillary Clinton. Now we have the opportunity to see her throw a few more. Fiorina has pledged to “throw punches” at her GOP rivals on the debate stage. By now, most are aware of the new rules regarding […]

Carly Fiorina recently appeared as a guest panelist on ABC’s “The View,” and was asked by co-host Whoopi Goldberg to respond to a loaded question on the topic of life. However, even more ridiculous was Goldberg’s insinuation that someone who adheres to Christian values could not govern “everyone” but rather, could only govern Christians. The exchange […]

Trump: I’m Pro-Life

by Joshua Pinho

To the surprise of many, Donald Trump is an official candidate for the 2016 Presidential nomination. In the lead up to his announcement, Trump has stated, “[b]elieve me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.” So, naturally, on the issue of life, […]

The Pulse contributor Jon Schweppe has an op-ed in Townhall today on the growth of the “shut up culture.”  Schweppe argues that while dissent and disagreement have always been a part of public discourse in this country, cultural forces have recently been at work to silence those with differing viewpoints on certain contentious issues: A friend texted […]

At a recent campaign stop in Miami, Jeb Bush discussed religious liberty and, more specifically, Hillary Clinton’s belief that the progressive agenda trumps religious beliefs. He told the crowd: That is always our first and best instinct in this nation filled with charitable hearts. Yet these have been rough years for religious charities and their […]

The Bush campaign recently released a video entitled “Conservative.” The video includes clips from Bush’s appearance at CPAC and seems to indicate the manner in which Bush will approach certain issues during the campaign. On education: We had the first statewide voucher program, and we had more school choice in Florida, both public and private […]