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15 May
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Much Ado about Congressional Chaplains

Congressional chaplains are hired based on a majority vote of the legislators they serve—one for the House of Representatives and one for the Senate. The recent situation between Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Chaplain Father Patrick Conroy was very ...

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15 May
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The domestic gag rule on abortion, explained

The Trump administration last year reinstated — and expanded — a rule banning family planning clinics that get aid money from the United States from performing abortions or even discussing abortion with their patients. Often called the “global gag rule,” it’s led to clinic ...

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15 May
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Nevada Lt. Gov. Candidate Pushed Scientology on Former Employees, They Say

Usually, when we talk about Republican politicians promoting religion, we’re talking about the Mike Pences of the world pushing their Christianity anywhere they can. In Nevada, however, Brent Jones, a former assemblyman and current candidate for lieutenant governor, is apparently the subject of ...

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15 May
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President Trump just unveiled a new White House ‘faith’ office. It actually weakens religious freedom.

An Orthodox Jew is placed in a government-subsidized job program that meets in a church. His religious beliefs bar him from entering a church. Will reasonable efforts be made to refer him to an alternate provider? A Catholic victim of ...

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