Ralph Reed, who helped build the Christian Coalition, said House Republicans should fight to retain charitable tax deductions and child tax credits as they negotiate with President Barack Obama on avoiding automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to start in January.
President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage, ending questions about where he stood on an issue that remains divisive in the U.S. and moving it to the forefront of the presidential election campaign.
When Mitt Romney takes the stage before 30,000 evangelical Christians at Liberty University tomorrow, he’ll have a chance to quell concerns about him among a group whose backing is key to his presidential campaign.
Tuning in to the Republican debate last weekend in Iowa, the first since Newt Gingrich became the front-runner, was like watching a 3-year-old at a birthday party. I kept wondering whether Gingrich would hold it together through the slicing of the cake or collapse in a heap before another sugar infusion sent him reeling.
Republican presidential hopefuls sought support from Christian conservatives, with some choosing to give more weight to economic matters than to social issues, such as abortion, that are central to a voting bloc the party relies on.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who was labeled a cult member last week, said religious differences shouldn’t divide Republicans and urged civility in party’s 2012 presidential nomination process.