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Religious Right Is Losing Influence

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

The Congressional Prayer Caucus has long been a presence on Capitol Hill, promoting sectarian ideology and pushing to mix religion with government. Th...

Michael McAuliff

Bill Blocks Attempt To Close Gitmo, America's Most Expensive Prison | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The annual price tag for holding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay is nearing $4 million per inmate, but Congress advanced a defense bill earl...

Blast From the Past: States Using 'Religious Freedom' to Justify Segregation

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has pledged to sign a bill today that would allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against anyone they like, simply by claiming religious belief.

Randy Forbes Defeats Elliott Fausz In Midterm Election Race For Virginia's 4th District

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) defeated Democrat Elliott Fausz in the midterm election for Virginia's 4th congressional district. Forbes, who previously...

Luke Johnson

GOP Congressman Tries To Limit Gay Marriage | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the growing number of states allowing gay marriage, one Republican congressman filed legislation Thursday to limit the federal g...

Republicans Tussle Over Gay Candidates

Politico | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pus...

WATCH: O'Brien Grills GOP Rep Over Salary

Posted 01.16.2013 | Media

CNN's Soledad O'Brien pressed Virginia congressman Randy Forbes over the Congressional Accountability Pay Act and his own salary on Wednesday's "Start...

The Congressional Prayer Caucus and the House Science Committee -- A Disturbing Combination

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Five of the twelve members of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education are Prayer Caucus members. This is the subcommittee that has "legislative jurisdiction and general oversight and investigative authority on all matters relating to science policy and science education."

Capitol Hill Beauties Drink Lemon Martinis, Want Sweet Tea

Posted 07.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Hill released its annual 50 Most Beautiful People list on Wednesday and this year's beauties are an athletic bunch who also like to ...

Romney Campaign Attacks President For Trimming Defense Budget

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama embarks on several campaign stops in Virginia this week, the Mitt Romney campaign criticized the White House o...

Jason Linkins

'In God We Trust' Reaffirmed By Congress With 9 Percent Approval | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

Was there some sort of nationwide epidemic of people no longer trusting in God that I somehow missed?

David Barton's Lies in Action: Randy Forbes Reintroduces 'Spiritual Heritage' Resolution

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The GOP's favorite pseudo-historian David Barton boasted to Jon Stewart recently that many members of Congress are coming to him for historical information. Well, one of these members who are taking Barton's orders is Randy Forbes.

Congressman Wants Citizens of ALL Religions to Reflect on the Ten Commandments (Redux)

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Well, it's that time of year once again -- time for some theocratic member of Congress to push for a resolution proclaiming the first weekend of May "Ten Commandments Weekend".

Atheist House Candidate Up Against Pillar of Prayer Caucus

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barrett Brown

There are probably a great many atheists and agnostics in Congress, and most of those keep their religious opinions secret; polls routinely show that atheists are mistrusted more than any other group.

Smog Alert: Hot Air in Congress Could Block Gitmo's Closing

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It's high time for lawmakers to stop posturing around imaginary threats that prevents the federal government from bringing actual terrorists to justice and releasing those who don't deserve to be in prison.

GOP's New Prayer Guru Says Gays Possessed by "Homosexual Spirits"

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Is Lou Engle on the road to being the Republican Party's semi-official prayer leader ? That would be notable for many reasons.

"C Street House" Group Members Push Christian Nationalist House Resolution

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

While high-profile mass media journalists such as MSNBC's Rachel Maddow have recently begun giving Washington's "C Street House" some long overdue sc...

I Accept Rep. Randy Forbes's Challenge for Someone to Debate Him

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Let's debate your resolution clause by clause and see how well that very impressive looking list of footnotes you keep boasting about stands up to scrutiny.

The Idiocy of Texas and the Threat of David Barton

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Governor Rick Perry's (R-TX) has appointed the worst and most dangerous state Board of Education ever, as well as Christian nationalist, history revisionist David Barton as an "expert" to review the state's social studies curriculum.

It's Back -- Randy Forbes Reintroduces His Religious Heritage Week Resolution

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The resolution, which purports to promote "education on America's history of religious faith," is packed with lies found on Christian nationalist websites and in the books of pseudo-historians.

Bachmann Uses Fake George Washington Prayer to Bash Obama

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann spit out a few more bits of historical hogwash, including a fake George Washington prayer, to bash the president.

Don't Mess With Me, David Barton

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Rather than just write about the lies evangelical David Barton told about me on his show, I decided to make a little video with iMovie.

Randy Forbes Wants Congress to Declare "The Holy Bible is God's Word"

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

This is nothing but a sneaky way of getting the Congress of the United States to declare that the Christian Bible is the word of God, which, of course, for many Americans, it is not.

Bachmann: Democrats Not "Normal American People" ... Hayes: Stability In Iraq Depends On Jesus

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The first thing that pops into my head when seeing the names Michele Bachmann and Robin Hayes is the Congressional Prayer Caucus, the prayer group founded by Congressman Randy Forbes.