After the Little Sisters of the Poor won a major Supreme Court case this week, Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, a self-professed Catholic, pledged to take them back to court to try to force them to pay for abortion and contraceptives under a requirement imposed by Obamacare. The Supreme Court this week issued a 7-2 ruling affirming that the Little Sisters and other religious groups cannot be forced to pay for insurance that covers contraceptives and chemical abortifacients if doing so would violate their religious beliefs. In response to the ruling, Biden issued a statement: “As disappointing as the Supreme
The pope’s former ambassador to the United States has released a remarkable open letter to President Trump warning that the current unrest and rancor in American society today is a fight between good and evil, fueled by bad actors in government, the media, and even the church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is an Italian who served as the apostolic nuncio – essentially the Pope’s ambassador – to the United States from 2011 to 2016 under both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. After retiring at the mandatory age of 75, Viganò has taken on an outspoken role calling out corruption
FiveThirtyEight claimed ahead of the two special U.S. House elections on Tuesday night that the races “could hint at another blue wave in 2020” if Democrats were able to win in California and be competitive in Wisconsin. It didn’t go that way. In Wisconsin, Congressman Sean Duffy of the 7th District had resigned to attend to his family, as he and his wife are expecting a baby this fall who has been diagnosed with a heart defect. The outspoken pro-life and Catholic representative was popular in the largely rural district in northern Wisconsin, winning five terms handily, though Democrat U.S.
What an anti-climax! A race that began with roughly two dozen candidates – gripping the news cycle for well over a year – ended with a whimper as the nation remains laser-focused on the coronavirus crisis. Senator Bernie Sanders announced the suspension of his campaign in a video message to supporters Wednesday. The story barely registered on the websites of major news outlets. It was scantly covered on television. The race really began the moment Donald Trump won the presidency in the early hours of November 9, 2016. It began formally in January 2019 as major candidates began entering the
As the internet was taking root in the 1990s, people dreamed of a future where work could be done anywhere. The days of putting on a tie and commuting an hour to work at a desk in an office would give way to enjoying a relaxed morning and commuting twenty feet to the home office thanks to the wonders of broadband, it was predicted. It didn’t happen, at least for most people who work behind a desk. In fact, in many ways the opposite happened. Whereas it was once thought that people would leave congested cities to work remotely in
Super Tuesday changed the landscape of American politics, as Joe Biden’s surprise victories in 10 states and Sanders’s large delegate haul knocked out several candidates. This could set the stage for either a clear path to the nomination for Biden, or a bruising two-man showdown between them that could go all the way to the convention in Milwaukee this summer. But the Democrat nomination for president was not the only race on the ballot last Tuesday. Here’s a roundup of the down-ballot races from Super Tuesday: In ALABAMA, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking to reclaim his old Senate
The 2020 Census process is already underway, and the popular elections website 270toWin.com is predicting major changes to the way 17 states are represented in the Electoral College and in Congress. So who wins? HOW IT WORKS. The U.S. House of Representatives has been capped at 435 members since 1929. State representation in the House is allocated based on population. Since the number of members is capped, if one state gains a seat, another state must lose one. The Electoral College corresponds to the 435 U.S. House districts and 100 U.S. Senate seats, plus three electoral votes for the District
Last year we identified long shot candidates and wild cards who were unlikely to run against President Trump, but could upend everything if the rumors we true.