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Florida churches will host conservative get-out-the-vote effort

By | 11.11.11 | 12:19 pm | More from The Florida Independent

This Saturday, 34 churches in Florida will host a viewing of “One Nation Under God,” which is being promoted as a “two-hour premiere DVD event featuring top American thinkers and political leaders who will bring the truth about God and America to people gathered


For 2nd year in a row, Focus on the Family not getting enough donations to make budget

By | 09.19.11 | 1:08 pm

Image by Matt MahurinInfluential conservative social policy group Focus on the Family announced Friday it will eliminate about 50 jobs due to a significant drop in donations that has led to a $15 million budget shortfall, as the Denver Post initially reported.

Influential Focus on the Family affiliate both a critic, former recipient of federal funding for social issues

By | 07.12.11 | 8:03 am

Provided South Carolina’s GOP can raise enough money to host the coveted first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary, the state will significantly impact which Republican is nominated to face off with President Obama in 2012. A South Carolina conservative policy group, the Palmetto Family Council, has seized on this spotlight More…

Huntsman first candidate to support S.C. conservative group’s family challenge

By | 07.11.11 | 6:11 pm

Former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Hunstman is the first contender in the 2012 presidential race to respond to a recent challenge from South Carolina’s influential Focus on the Family affiliate, Palmetto Family Council.

Three Fed Presidents Recommend Interest-Rate Increase

By | 05.25.10 | 5:57 pm

Today, the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its Board of Governors meetings to discuss the United States’ monetary policy in April. In February, all twelve Federal Reserve regional bank presidents requested to keep the primary credit rate at 0.75 percent. In March, eleven banks voted for 0.75 percent, More…

Tonight’s Candidates: With Just a Little Help From Their Friends

By | 05.18.10 | 6:00 pm

President Obama’s decision not to campaign for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) ahead of his tough primary tonight has been the subject of media chatter in the last few days. But Specter isn’t the only candidate in tonight’s primaries who has received the hands-off approach from More…

Did McCain Flip-Flop on GOP Platform — or Is Palin Winging It?

By | 10.22.08 | 3:55 pm

Marc Ambinder speculates on why Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would tell Focus on the Family Chairman James Dobson that Sen. John McCain now supports planks of the Republican Party platform that he previously opposed, including constitutional amendments banning gay marriage and all abortions, and opposition to embryonic stem cell research. More…