White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve President Barack Obama’s emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the child migration crisis on the southern border of the United States.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as “inversions” and called on Congress to pass a bill to curb the practice.
A Colorado appeals court on Thursday denied a motion by the state’s top lawyer seeking to block a county clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until the long-running legal battle is resolved by higher courts.
A Michigan mayor compared atheists to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan to defend his decision to exclude secular groups from setting up a “reason station” alongside a “prayer station” on public property, reported the Detroit Free Press.
A Muslim-owned arts-and-crafts store in Dearborn, Michigan is forcing its female Christian employees to wear traditional Islamic headscarves while on the job. According to local reports, Khilāf Krafts began requiring its eight female employees to wear hijabs last week, following the U.S. ...
The WCF recently announced that their 2015 conference, to be held in Salt Lake City, will be focused on the religious right’s skewed idea of “religious freedom,” which essentially means that anyone should have the right to worship or not as they please, as long as society is built on the structures and strictures of an extreme right“Judeo-Christian” supremacist worldview.
Once again, another American evangelical group virulently hostile to gay rights – the American Pastors Network– is cultivating influence abroad, this time in Ukraine, where a coalition of Ukrainian politicians and religious leaders inspired by those American evangelicals is planning to reconstruct Ukrainian society through the implementation of “biblical values” which, judging by APN rhetoric, would not include much legal space, if any, for LGBT citizens.
In an exclusive interview with Salon, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about his role as a scientist, how the media presents scientific breakthroughs, and about how climate change will have to get worse before citizens force their elected representatives to do anything about it.
The president of the Navajo Nation condemned the beating deaths of two Native American homeless men in New Mexico as a hate crime, and called on Thursday for a federal investigation into slayings that police have blamed on three teenagers.
Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing drought that has parched states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast and is costing California billions in lost crops and jobs, a new study shows.