Rick Santorum Vanishes (Politically)

Uber-pious presidential hopeful Rick Santorum may not feel hopeful much longer. Here, from the New York Times, is manna for Schadenfreude fans — a passage from a news article on his campaign to get nominated noticed in Iowa, a state where he’s currently polling around one percent despite his strategy to hold town hall meetings in all 99 counties:



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Sen. Bernie Sanders Tried to Find Common Ground with Students at Liberty University

Earlier today, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered an address at Liberty University, the school founded by the late Jerry Falwell and the place where Sen. Ted Cruz announced his entry into the Presidential race earlier this year.

That seems like an odd venue for Sanders given that people like him are why Liberty University was created in the first place.

But Sanders rose to the challenge, side-stepping more polarizing issues and focusing instead on income inequality.

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Kim Davis Returns to Work by Telling Media She Won’t Do Her Job

Earlier today, Kim Davis returned to work from her self-imposed mini-exile to announce that she still won’t do her job and sign marriage licenses for gay couples who have a legal right to them. That may not matter, though, since a deputy clerk has already said he would sign off on them instead. Whether those are legal is another issue entirely.



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Secular Invocation Delivered in Longwood, Florida

The city of Longwood, Florida hosted an atheist invocation this week, delivered by Loren Kahle:



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Kansas Officials Say They Didn’t Fire Staffer for Not Going to Church

Last month, Courtney Canfield, a former staffer at the office of the Kansas Secretary of State, said in a lawsuit that she was illegally fired by Assistant Secretary Eric K. Rucker (below) for not attending church enough.

The problems began in February of 2013, when Canfield was invited to a church service by a staffer working for Rucker. That happened multiple times but she never went. (Canfield was a Methodist, but not particularly religious.)

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