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Rick Warren's Real Reason: Why the Pastor Cancelled the Candidates

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

When you walk through the doorway of the polls later this year, vote your conscience and remember the pastor who had to close his doors on the candidates ... and why.

Joshua DuBois: Director Of Office Of Faith-Based And Neighborhood Partnerships

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE (2/09): Joshua DuBois has officially been appointed to lead President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. From the pr...

Transcendental Invocation: Surprise Me, Rick Warren!

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

The sage Todd Gitlin urges us to voice our complaint and move on. But moving on doesn't move me. I want my transcendent moment. First, it seems, I'll have to transcend my damn self.

Obama's Not Specific Enough? Gimme a Break

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Maybe we are not interested in learning this stuff, or maybe TV is just the wrong medium for transmitting serious information.

Jason Linkins

McCain's 'Gates Of Hell' Rhetoric 'Equal Parts Incoherent And False' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at the Cato Institute's blog, Jim Harper argues that McCain's "I'll follow bin Laden to the Gates Of Hell" rhetoric at the Saddleback Forum gave ...

Obama Attacks McCain's Elitist Millionaire Mindset

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama personally hammered this point in a New Mexico town hall this week -- the campaign is now circulating a 40-second clip of Obama ridiculing McCain's elitism.

Democrats Let McCain Off Hook on "Cone of Silence"

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

If McCain was indeed in an automobile, if he was not in a "cone of silence", how will we ever know whether he cheated, perhaps with the help of staff?

From "Nuanced" to Principled: The Lessons of Pastor Rick, and Why and How Obama and the Democrats Should Make Abortion a Voting Issue

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

If Democrats continue to parry Republican war cries of "baby killer" or continue to couch the debate in terms of life vs. choice, they do indeed have something to worry about.

Losing My Religion

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Maybe after years of watching the seemingly endless hypocrisy of those who claimed to be legislating in God's name, younger evangelicals are ready to take matters into their own hands.

If Only Life Was Like Jeopardy and You Got the Answers First

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Dana Bash's comparison of the Saddleback performances was all wrong. John Kerry and Al Gore did not lose because they were nuanced, or because George Bush was clear-headed.

The Evangelical Cure For Blackness

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

U.S. racial history doesn't begin and end with Martin Luther King. The Jesus whom black slaves were taught to worship and submit to was unquestionably white, as was God the Father who begat him.

Jason Linkins

Bill Kristol Quietly Revises Column On 'Cone Of Silence' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times' Kit Seelye is backing up NBC's Andrea Mitchell, who reported on Sunday the contention that John McCain may not have been in the "c...

Sam Stein

DNC Hits McCain For $5 Million Remark, Day After Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic operatives were quick to jump on the one major McCain slip up from Saturday's Saddleback forum: the off-the-cuff remark that $5 million was...

Senator John Complain

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Schmeltzer

The fact still is that Senator McCain and his campaign lied to a pastor, by agreeing to rules and breaking them, and not telling him until after the fact.

Saddleback: A Watershed Moment?

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Obama's performance at Saddleback can be blamed on strategic mistake his campaign made by scheduling such an important event so close to the end of his Hawaiian vacation. His mind was elsewhere.

Seth Colter Walls

Laughable: How McCain Abuses The Humor Card | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The comedy stylings of John McCain can fall awkwardly on the ear. From rape jokes to casual ditties about bombing Iran, the Arizonan's affinity for of...

Surprise: Evangelical Women May Have Gone For Obama At Saddleback

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Fact is, evangelical women make up one out of every five women having abortions. And the true number is certainly higher than that because many evangelicals aren't going to claim their faith on abortion clinic forms.

Did McCain Steal His "Cross in the Dirt" Story at the Saddleback Forum From Solzhenitsyn?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Did McCain lie in a church this weekend in an attempt to kiss-up to Evangelicals who are already very concerned about his bona fides on faith and religion?

Rick Warren's Chat with Obama & McCain

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Overall, neither candidate made major mistakes, but McCain, perhaps sensing a more receptive crowd, seemed more at ease, tossing out one-liners while Obama seemed sedate at times.