Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post Published 7:52 am PST, Friday, February 8, 2019 WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump made religious leaders a contentious promise at this week's National Prayer Breakfast: Faith-based adoption agencies that won't work with same-sex couples would still be able to get federal funding to "help vulnerable children find their forever families while following their deeply held beliefs." The president offered no details, but a plan is already in motion. In a 2020 draft budget request that has not been made public, the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking broad authority to include faith-based foster-care and adoption groups, which reject LGBTQ parents, non-Christians and others, in the nation's $7 billion federally funded child-welfare programs. That request follows a waiver granted last month to South Carolina's Miracle Hill Ministries - which requires foster-care parents to affirm their faith in Jesus Christ and refused to … [Read more...] about Trump administration seeks authority to fund religious foster-care groups that reject LGBTQ parents
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, said she is running for president in an interview slated to air on CNN's "The Van Jones Show" Saturday evening. A source close to Gabbard confirmed to CBS News that she is running. "There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision. There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve," she told Jones, listing issues such as health care, criminal justice reform and climate change."There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace," Gabbard added. "I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement."Gabbard, one of Bernie Sanders' key surrogates in Congress in 2016, been widely criticized for her views on Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, with some considering her an apologist for him. She met with Assad in 2017.She made waves recently for saying in a tweet that President Trump is … [Read more...] about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she is running for president
THE Queen joked about her family keeping her "well occupied" this year in her annual speech - as Meghan and Kate put on a united front this morning after feud rumours. Her Majesty addressed the nation this afternoon, saying various family weddings and births have kept her busy in 2018. Bringing a touch of humour to her televised address, the Queen said: "Closer to home, it's been a busy year for my family, with two weddings and two babies and another child expected soon. "It helps to keep a grandmother well occupied." It comes amid rumours the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge have struggled to get along - with sources saying they're "very different people". But today the pair were all smiles as they attended church with other members of the Royal Family. The Queen has had a memorable 2018, with two of her grandchildren - the Duke of Cambridge and Zara Tindall - welcoming new additions to their families. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in May, announcing soon … [Read more...] about Queen’s Christmas Speech 2018 sees monarch joke about family keeping her ‘well occupied’ as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton put on united front after ‘feud’ rumours
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Reader Center We asked readers to share a political secret they’d never told a soul. Hundreds responded. ByThe New York Times Nov. 1, 2018 Did you tell people you voted when you didn’t? Do you share the beliefs of friends or family members in public, but not in private? You’re not alone. In the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, The New York Times teamed up with Bustle to ask readers: What’s a political secret you’ve never told a soul? Would you tell us, as long as we didn’t reveal your identity? We received hundreds of responses, and asked artists to illustrate some of the most illuminating. Here are 13 of them. [Do you have a political secret? It’s not too late to share it. We want to hear it for a coming episode of “ The Daily .” Call us at … [Read more...] about 13 Political Secrets People Kept from Family and Friends. What’s Yours?