Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 15, 2019, 7:49 PM GMT By Josh Lederman SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Religious conservatives who have long been a reliable voting bloc for Republicans are grappling with a new challenge in Pete Buttigieg: How to respond to a Democratic presidential candidate who is leaning into the discussion about faith and its role in political life. For years, Democrats seeking inroads with religious voters have faced a major obstacle erected by evangelicals and other conservative Christians who have often portrayed resistance to socially conservative policies as attacks on people of faith. Adding to their challenge is the fact that few Democratic candidates have seemed comfortable emphasizing their personal faith, perhaps unsurprising given that their positions on abortion, LGBT rights and contraception differ from traditional religious orthodoxy. … [Read more...] about Religious conservatives grapple with how to respond to Buttigieg
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Michael Gerson, The Washington Post Published 7:21 am PST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 The following was adapted from a sermon delivered at Washington National Cathedral in the District of Columbia on Feb. 17: When the dean of the Washington National Cathedral and I were conspiring about when I might speak, I think he mentioned Feb. 3 as a possibility. A sermon by me on that date would have been considerably less interesting because I was, at that point, hospitalized for depression. Or maybe it would have been more interesting, though less coherent. Like nearly one in 10 Americans - and like many of you - I live with this insidious, chronic disease. Depression is a malfunction in the instrument we use to determine reality. The brain experiences a chemical imbalance and wraps a narrative around it. So the lack of serotonin, in the mind's alchemy, becomes something like, "Everybody hates me." Over time, despair can grow inside you like a tumor. I would encourage anyone … [Read more...] about Columnist hospitalized for depression says faith helped him remember how to live
Maria Verza, Associated Press Updated 10:24 pm PST, Monday, December 3, 2018 In this Oct. 30, 2018 photo, Haydee Posadas sheds tears during an interview in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as she talks about the frustrations she faced when trying to get information about her missing son Wilmer, who had left the U.S. for a fourth time. Nunez was deported twice but returned to the U.S. each time. When Nunez's wife was about to give birth their second child, in July 2010, Nunez was deported a third time. less In this Oct. 30, 2018 photo, Haydee Posadas sheds tears during an interview in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as she talks about the frustrations she faced when trying to get information about her missing son ... more Photo: Moises Castillo, AP Photo: Moises Castillo, AP Image 1 of / 25 Caption … [Read more...] about Honduras mother waits 8 years for lost migrant son to return
POLITICS 11/29/2018 06:00 am ET Updated 29 minutes ago An Ohio couple and their community rallied behind a Haitian immigrant before they'd even met him. By Elise Foley On Wednesday morning, a group of about 30 people, mostly seniors, boarded a coach bus from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to see a federal trial for an asylum seeker whom most of them had never met. As the bus pulled out, Melody Hart stood to brief the group on the plan. She’d brought Ansly Damus an extra suit, she said, in case immigration officers didn’t let him wear the one they’d dropped off at a detention center for him, or in case those clothes were too small or too big. And she asked her fellow passengers if they could help pay bond if the judge ordered it. If all went well, Damus would come back on the bus with them. She had steaks marinading for them at home. Damus, an asylum seeker from Haiti, was set to appear in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern … [Read more...] about This Asylum-Seeker Found A Community To Back Him. Now He Needs A Judge To Agree.
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN: It's Sunday, November 11th. I'm Margaret Brennan and this is FACE THE NATION. With a split decision in the midterm election for control of the House and Senate, and after igniting controversy, after controversy after controversy at home, President Trump is honoring the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. But at a somber gathering today in Paris, the chill among his fellow world leaders seem to match the weather with a notable exception. We'll talk to two newsmakers who won on Tuesday, including a familiar rival of the President. With Democrats retaking control of the House, leader Nancy Pelosi hopes to regain her job as speaker. SENATOR TED CRUZ: God bless Texas. MARGARET BRENNAN: And Texas Republican Ted Cruz will also join us. What are his thoughts on the President's new immigration orders. CROWD (in unison): Brenda Snipes has got to go. MARGARET BRENNAN: … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on November 11, 2018