Halfway to 100 Days: Is Trump Still on Track?

Today marks Day 50 of the Trump presidency; yes, it has really been 50 days since Donald Trump took the oath of office and formally moved into the White House. Today also marks the halfway point in the symbolically important first 100 days of President Trump’s term. During his candidacy last year, Trump released a “Contract with the American Voter,” wherein he listed 17 specific actions he promised to take by Day 100. With 50 days now gone, and 50 more to go, how close is Trump to completing that list? Let’s take a look: 1.) Propose a constitutional amendment to

Trump Admininistration Withdraws Obama Transgender Guidelines

On Wednesday, the Departments of Education and Justice jointly issued a “Dear Colleague” letter, withdrawing Obama era guidelines dictating that U.S. schools allow transgender students access to facilities – such as bathrooms and locker rooms — matching the students’ “gender identity” rather than their biological sex. With the publishing of this letter, the question of how to handle access to bathrooms and locker rooms while balancing privacy concerns for all students is now up to individual states and school districts. The letter included a promise from the Department of Education to hear discrimination claims and “ensure that all students, including

House GOP Makes Right Move in Rejecting Assisted Suicide

Republicans in the House Oversight Committee voted yesterday to block D.C.’s rapidly advancing move towards legalizing assisted suicide in the District. Though the District of Columbia has the right to elect its own city officials and pass its own laws, Congress retains the ability to veto any of the city’s legislation, if a vote can be achieved to do so. Despite the criticism they might receive (and are currently receiving) from D.C. citizens, Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and his fellow Republicans are right to thwart this misguided policy. Legislation such as this opens the door to abuse. How do we

Voters Should Embrace Life and Reject Physician-Assisted Suicide

While Trump vs. Clinton is the contest on most Americans’ minds this election year, an even more important struggle has quietly emerged which could significantly impact our nation: that of life vs. death. Earlier this week, the Washington, D.C., City Council voted to advance the “Death with Dignity” Act, legislation which would make D.C. one of six American jurisdictions allowing legalized physician-assisted suicide. The bill now moves on to Mayor Muriel Bowser, who a spokesman said “expects the bill to become law.” And in Colorado, Proposition 106 is on the ballot this year, a “medical aid in dying” initiative that’s modeled after

WATCH: The Three Best Moments from Trump’s EWTN Interview

Last night, EWTN aired an extended interview with Donald Trump, his first with the Catholic television network. Trump and host Raymond Arroyo covered a number of important topics, including life, religious liberty, Obamacare, and the importance of the 2016 election. You can watch the full interview below: Here were Trump’s top three moments from the interview: 1.) “The person who was pro-choice is now pro-life…and that had a big effect on me.” Trump discussed his change in view on the pro-life question, describing an event with a couple close to him, including the baby they eventually had, and the effect that

DePaul University President Calls Pro-Life Message “Bigotry”

At DePaul University in Chicago, it is now impossible to be both pro-life and pro-black lives — at least according the university’s president. Last week, Fr. Dennis Holtschneider silenced the DePaul College Republicans, halting use of their proposed “Unborn Lives Matter” campaign on campus. In a letter explaining his decision, Holtschneider claimed, “Yet there will be times when some forms of speech challenge our grounding in Catholic and Vincentian values. When that happens, you will see us refuse to allow members of our community to be subjected to bigotry that occurs under the cover of free speech.” He went on to describe

Trump Reaffirms Support for FADA, Conscience Protection Act

CatholicVote.org, a prominent Catholic issues organization, yesterday published a letter they received from Donald Trump which indicates an increased commitment to religious liberty from the Republican presidential nominee. As he did in the letter his campaign sent to the American Principles Project last December, Trump discussed the importance of freedom of religion and reiterated his support for the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which would prevent government discrimination against individuals and organizations which hold traditional views on marriage. In his letter to CatholicVote, Trump also added that he would press for the passage of the Conscience Protection Act, a bill

WATCH: New Ad Defends N.C. “Bathroom Bill” Protecting Women’s Privacy

Heard about HB 2 in North Carolina? You know, the law the media’s been calling the “bathroom bill”? Then you’re probably aware of all the big corporations, musical artists and sports leagues crying “bigotry.” Thankfully, the Institute for Faith and Family is giving voice to the other side. A new commercial uses the testimony of a Greenville, N.C., high school junior named Chloe who makes a simple yet impassioned plea for the safety and privacy of the sons and daughters of the Tar Heel State. Check it out for yourself below: “It’s not just about privacy. It’s about safety too.”

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