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Bloomberg Responds to Atheist Lawsuit Against WTC Cross at 9/11 Memorial

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday defended the display of religious symbols, including the World Trade Center cross, at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Debt Ceiling Compromise ‘Very Close’

President Obama and congressional leaders are “very close” to reaching a compromise to raise the nation’s debt limit before the August 2 deadline.

9/11 Cross: Bloomberg Defends Religious Displays at WTC Museum

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday defended the display of religious symbols, including the World Trade Center cross, at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Obama, Congressional Leaders ‘Very Close’ to Debt Limit Agreement

President Obama and congressional leaders are “very close” to reaching a compromise to raise the nation’s debt limit before the August 2 deadline.

E. Africa Crisis Could Worsen Without More Aid

The drought and famine affecting some 12 million people in the Horn of Africa is being identified as the worst food security emergency in the world today. And yet agencies report that the crisis is worsening.

Atheists Storm Calif. Bus Shelters with ‘No God’ Ads

A local atheist group has erected ad panels on 30 bus shelters across Orange County encouraging commuters to doubt the Bible and God.

Rob Bell’s ‘NOOMA’ Videos Now an App

Christian publishing company Zondervan has developed an app for “NOOMA,” a series of short films featuring the author of Love Wins Rob Bell, for mobile users of Apple’s iOS and Android platforms.

Debt Ceiling: Congress Divided With Competing Bills

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling Friday. Three hours later, the Senate voted down the House bill. With the Senate set to vote on its own bill at 1 a.m. Sunday, Democrats are scrambling to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.

Debt Ceiling: Boehner Bill Passes; Reid Bill Comes Next

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling Friday. Three hours later, the Senate voted down the House bill. With the Senate set to vote on its own bill at 1 a.m. Sunday, Democrats are scrambling to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.

Debt Limit: Boehner Weakened; Reid Needs GOP Votes

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling Friday. Three hours later, the Senate voted down the House bill. With the Senate set to vote on its own bill at 1 a.m. Sunday, Democrats are scrambling to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.

Debt Limit: Senate Vote Set for After Midnight

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling Friday. Three hours later, the Senate voted down the House bill. With the Senate set to vote on its own bill at 1 a.m. Sunday, Democrats are scrambling to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.

Debt Limit: Congress Divided With Competing Bills

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling Friday. Three hours later, the Senate voted down the House bill. With the Senate set to vote on its own bill at 1 a.m. Sunday, Democrats are scrambling to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.

Debt Limit: Tea Party Divided; Reid’s Bill Comes Next

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling Friday. Three hours later, the Senate voted down the House bill. With the Senate set to vote on its own bill at 1 a.m. Sunday, Democrats are scrambling to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.

Senate to Vote on Reid’s Debt Limit Bill

The House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling Friday. Three hours later, the Senate voted down the House bill. With the Senate set to vote on its own bill at 1 a.m. Sunday, Democrats are scrambling to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill.

Charles Stanley: U.S. Facing Destructive, Man-Made Tide

There is a “destructive, man-made tide that is deteriorating our country at a frightening pace,” and the only way to reverse it is to turn to God, not politicians, says bestselling author Charles Stanley.

Evangelical Scientist Responds to Critics Who Say Faith, Science Don’t Mix

Francis Collins, chief of the National Institutes of Health, has expressed his distaste for how atheists view Christians in science fields at a USA Today editorial board meeting this week.

Debt Crisis Boost for Rapture ‘Industry,’ Magazine Says

A new “apocalypse establishment” has emerged in the momentary absence of Harold Camping, exploiting the fears resulting from the approaching debt-ceiling deadline, and may help the End Times preacher to resurrect “professionally,” a business magazine says.

Influential Preacher: U.S. on Pace for Destruction

There is a “destructive, man-made tide that is deteriorating our country at a frightening pace,” and the only way to reverse it is to turn to God, not politicians, says bestselling author Charles Stanley.

Boehner vs. Reid on the Debt Limit

Speaker of the House John Boehner’s bill to raise the debt ceiling passed Friday night. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan will be voted on Saturday night. What are the similarities and differences between the plans?

Prop 8: California Supreme Court Sets Hearing for Sept. 6

The battle over Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, is set to resume September 6 when the California Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether proponents of the ban can legally defend the initiative they sponsored.

N.J. Catholic Priest Gets 5-Year Jail for $200,000 Theft

A 65-year-old Catholic priest, recovering from alcoholism and suicidal tendencies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison by a New Jersey court for stealing $300 a week from the parish for 20 years.

Boehner Plan vs. Reid Plan; What are the Differences?

Speaker of the House John Boehner’s bill to raise the debt ceiling passed Friday night. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan will be voted on Saturday night. What are the similarities and differences between the plans?

California Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case in September

The battle over Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, is set to resume September 6 when the California Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether proponents of the ban can legally defend the initiative they sponsored.

Wall Street and Washington: Who’s Reacting to Who?

When Mr. Smith went to Washington he had little idea Wall Street would pay so much attention to his comments – or his tweets. They are now hanging on every syllable. The question is how quickly they will act on what is being said.

Jesus: Democratic King

Our most cherished democratic values are grounded in Jesus’ sovereign authority.

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