Reader: Rick Perry’s ad doesn’t help marriage cause, Newt’s campaign faces hurdles, Ron Paul courts evangelicals

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Catholic blogger Matthew Warner thinks Rick Perry’s new ad about gays in the military is overly simplistic red meat that doesn’t help the pro-marriage cause. (I think Matt’s right.) http://cvote.to/9m   Non-partisan political analyst Charlie Cook says Newt Gingrich’s campaign fundamentals are very... More

Reader: WI Gov says it’s a Christmas tree, NARAL offers Obama reelection advice, Thompson hedges on stem cells

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it’s not a ‘holiday’ tree, it’s a Christmas tree. His spokesman Cullen Werwie confirmed to the AP that the designation and change from past practices was intentional. “It’s a Christmas tree,” Werwie said. “In all honesty, I don’t know what more to say about... More

Unfortunately, Americans are evenly divided on morality of euthanasia

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. A fresh Gallup poll shows that Americans are evenly divided on the morality of physician-assisted suicide. According to the poll, 45% of Americans consider the practice “morally acceptable” while 48% considered it “morally wrong.” The poll comes just a day after news broke that the ... More

After Dems win special election in NY, Washington all abuzz over Medicare reform

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Rep-Elect Kathy Hochul, D-NY The House seat in New York’s 26th District is a historically Republican-held seat. Not only was the seat held by well-known Republican, and ’96 vice-presidential nominee, Jack Kemp, but it was also the seat of Barry Goldwater‘s running mate in 1964, William Mil... More

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