July 2013 Headlines
Many Christians are praying for a revival. But are too many believers sitting on the sidelines spiritually and politically? One group of Iowa pastors says "yes."
National intelligence experts addressed concerns over the government's collection of Americans' phone records and other electronic data.
Nearly 200 conservative and Tea Party leaders are demanding that major news media outlets end their virtual blackout on the IRS targeting scandal.
The USDA paid up to $35.9 million in farm subsidies to dead people between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.
President Obama is calling his new tax proposal to Republicans a "grand bargain for middle class jobs." But GOP lawmakers are less than impressed.
A Republican won a state Senate seat in a heavenly Democratic and Hispanic district in California.
The White House insisted the IRS scandal was confined to the agency's Cincinnati office. But now, it's clear the scandal was rooted in the nation's capital.
The National Security Agency surveillance programs allow even low-level analysts to search the private emails and phone calls of Americans, according to The Guardian.
House Republicans say they may look into the use of audits against groups like the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Family Research Council.
The GOP is stepping up its fight against the healthcare overhaul, and it could leave Congress with a tough decision: de-fund Obamacare or shut down the government.
President Obama's choice to be the second-in-command at the Homeland Security Department may be at the heart of another Washington scandal.
Senate Democrats have stepped in to protect funding for the Internal Revenue Service.
Attorney General Holder said the Justice Department will go to court to force Texas to get permission from the government before it can change its voting laws.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said churches in America should challenge the Internal Revenue Service by speaking boldly from the pulpit, without worrying about the consequences.
A new poll found that public opinion of NSA leaker Edward Snowden has changed drastically, with 53 percent of Americans now saying he should be charged.
Religious leaders are lobbying the House for immigration reform.
Despite spending political capital on Obamacare, gun control and immigration reform, the White House says job creation has always been the President's priority.
A lawyer advising NSA leaker Edward Snowden says his asylum status has not been resolved and that he is going to stay at the Moscow airport for now.
The head of the National Security Agency is urging House lawmakers to reject a defense bill amendment that would stop domestic spying.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says America is going down a dangerous road regarding what is considered "hate speech."
A key national security debate is set to kick off Tuesday as the House begins work on a $598.3 billion defense spending bill.
Both parties in House and Senate are preparing legislation to limit NSA and other government surveillance activities.
Obamacare is losing its luster. The president is trying to change that and prevent the law from being repealed in part or whole.
Landmark legislation restricting abortion in the state of Texas is getting the attention of legislators across the country.
The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel has now been implicated in the agency's targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups.
A House committee is continuing its hearings into the Internal Revenue Service targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups.
Republican leaders are opening the door for the children of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.
The Senate is preparing to vote on a tentative student loan rates bill that could help returning college students this fall.
A leading congressman is warning the White House the government's electronic surveillance program violated the law and may not be renewed.
The ACLJ is criticizing the IRS's offer to expedite the applications of some conservative groups as effort to placate those targeted by the agency.
Texas' new anti-abortion law isn't sitting well with one of America's most popular newspapers.
A diverse coalition of 19 groups, ranging from environmental and human rights activists to church leaders, filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency.
Senate Republicans have now agreed to confirm several stalled executive nominees if Democrats drop their plans to change voting rules in the Senate.
Texas Republican lawmakers finally managed to pass tough new abortion restrictions. But opponents say the fight's just begun.
The NSA agent accused of spilling the beans on America's most sensitive surveillance intelligence apparently has more secrets.
A new bill introduced Thursday would forbid the federal government from withholding funds from groups that engage in voluntary religious activity.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Friday she's stepping down to take a job running the University of California education system.
House Republicans have decided to embrace a smaller, step-by-step approach to immigration reform and not support the comprehensive plan passed by the Senate.
North Carolina is the latest state to attempt to pass new abortion regulations.
Some officials in Washington are attempting to force military members to keep their religious beliefs quiet.
The Texas House gave final approval to new abortion restrictions Wednesday following a 10-hour marathon debate.
House Republicans called for a delay in the portion of Obamacare requiring individuals to carry health insurance, Tuesday.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden says tech companies in the U.S. have given the government full access to all the nation's online communications.
Thousands of activists from both sides descended on the Texas Capitol building Tuesday as the abortion debate came back to life in the Lone Star state.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry helped bring many jobs to the Lone Star state. However, Monday he announced he will not seek re-election.
Immigration reform is one of the issues topping the list for Congress as it heads back to work after the Fourth of July holiday.
The Obama administration has filed another brief against the Romeike family, German homeschoolers seeking asylum in the U.S.
The Texas abortion showdown is ramping up again after Gov. Rick Perry called a special legislative session on the issue.
A major component of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is being delayed until 2015.
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is beginning to feel the long reach of the U.S. government.
On Monday lawmakers in Texas convened for the second round of a political battle over a proposed measure regulating abortion.