10 Ways the Obama Administration Has Alienated Catholics

“We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law,” Kansas City-Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann wrote in his letter to Sunday Mass congregations about the Obama administration’s health care mandate. “Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to hav... More

Reader: Newt calls for ‘humane’ immigration policy, Catholic Church wins tax battle with SF, Jimmy Fallon apologizes

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Newt Gingrich calls for a ‘humane’ policy on immigration, says he’s prepared to take the heat for his stance. (I agree with him on this.) http://cvote.to/8n Unfortunately for him, Newt won’t be on the ballot in Missouri. His campaign did not file the paperwork and pay the fee required in t... More

Reader: Rubio urges right to cool down on immigration, Public sours on Occupy Wall Street, Geron stops trials on embryos

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. On immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, urges conservatives to tone down harsh rhetoric. http://cvote.to/8b As Obamacare heads to the Supreme Court, more Americans favor full repeal than those who favor keeping it in place. http://cvote.to/8c Not quite at 99%. Only 33% of Americans say they are supportive o... More

Six reasons why in-state tuition for illegals should NOT be a dealbreaker

Recent polling has confirmed what I’ve seen anecdotally: Rick Perry has dropped fast in the polls and conservatives have decided (at least for now) to throw their support behind Herman Cain. (Romney, too, is capitalizing on this.) The primary reason that people have moved away from Perry is his stance on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, known as the Texas DREAM Act. If not for this issue... More
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Reader: 18 Catholic colleges oppose contraceptive mandate, Perry apologizes for ‘heartless’ remark, FRC hits Mitt

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Eighteen Catholic colleges united in a letter to oppose the federal government’s contraception mandate and the lack of religious liberty in the mandate. The letter said: “No federal rule has defined being ‘religious’ as narrowly and discriminatorily as the Mandate appears to do, and no regulation ha... More

Reader: Jeb defends Perry on DREAM Act, Florida threatens to move up primary, Christie wows at Reagan library

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended Gov. Rick Perry’s support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. “I think that is a fair policy,” Bush said in an e-mail to National Journal on Tuesday, adding that the students who benefit from the tuition breaks find themselves in the United States throu... More

Reader: Knives come out for Perry at debate, Poverty rate jumps, Obama losing Hispanic support

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. At last night’s Republican presidential debate, Rick Perry got jabbed from the Left on Social Security and from the Right on the HPV vaccination mandate and immigration. Tea Party activist Dana Loesch and GOP insider Alex Castellanos agreed that Bachmann improved her position, but that Perry and Romney rem... More

Why Gardasil doesn’t bother me *that* much. But what does bother me about Rick Perry?

As expected, Rick Perry’s 2007 decision to mandate the Gardasil vaccine for all Texas sixth grade girls was a hot topic at last night’s GOP Tea Party debate. As expected, Perry was dinged, and rightly so, for the overreach in government authority. And he repeated that he now knows it was a mistake and he ought to have done things differently. But in this case, it isn’t the most i... More

Bill Donohue calls Alabama’s immigration law ‘morally reprehensible’

Almost always the threat to religious liberty comes from the Democrats. The recent contraception mandate from Obama’s HHS is proof of that. But it seems that the Republicans in Alabama are willing to step on religious liberty, too. And in the process they threaten the GOP’s effort to win over Catholic and Hispanic voters. Bill Donohue explains the absurd immigration law in Alabama that... More
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Circuit Judge strikes down Wis. collective bargaining law

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The controversial Wisconsin law signed by Gov. Scott Walker that dealt with collective bargaining rights for state employees was struck down by Dane County Judge MaryAnn Sumi, reports the Wisconsin State Journal. The law is effectively dead until the Wisconsin Supreme Court decides on it or if the Legislat... More

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