The Morning Buzz | Is Paul Ryan the New “Compassionate Conservative”?

In today's Buzz, Paul Ryan presents a new anti-poverty plan that might appeal to Democrats, the New York Times calls for legalized marijuana, some debate whether Medicaid should cover expensive drugs, the IRS agrees to investigate pulpit electioneering, Dinesh D'Souza makes a comeback (of sorts), and solar flares threaten us all. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | What Do We Owe Iraq’s Christian Minority?

In today's Buzz, a botched execution in Arizona, a new book on fanaticism within big-time sports, Iraq's Christian minority is in trouble, Republican governors stand to benefit from climate change regulations, and prices rise on Israeli carriers flying into Tel Aviv. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Watch Out for That Asteroid!

Today's Buzz reports Republicans haven't mentioned Earth Day in Congress since 2010, 26 meteorites hit Earth between 2010 and 2013, SCOTUS upholds Michigan's ban on taking race into account when considering college applicants, Republicans face demographic challenges in the 2016 presidential election, and a possible link between Internet usage and religious disaffiliation. … [Read more...]

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

Today's Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist! … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

Today's Buzz covers the pontiff's first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives' vote to repeal the state's death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don't see global warming as a threat. … [Read more...]

Should Creationism be Taught Alongside Evolution in Schools?

Today's Buzz covers controversy over a Coca-Cola ad, a possible path forward for immigration reform, and evolution v. creationism. … [Read more...]

TSA Reports 20 Percent Increase in Number of Guns Found on Travelers in 2013

Today's Buzz covers the effect of reality television on teen pregnancies, how marijuana plantations in California could be harming the state's salmon population, and the origins behind some popular Jewish surnames! … [Read more...]

What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

Today's Buzz covers the national cold snap, Germany's offering of classes on Islam to elementary school students, and a proposal for a statue of Satan in Oklahoma. … [Read more...]

What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

As freezing temperatures break records and make headlines across the country, some wonder what’s behind the so-called polar vortex responsible for the frigid dips. The severe drop in temperature may not come as a complete surprise for many Americans, as 63 percent of people say the weather has been getting more extreme during the past few years, while six percent say it’s gotten less extreme and about 3-in-10 (29 percent) say it hasn’t changed. … [Read more...]

See the Year in Religion & Politics via PRRI’s Best 2013 Infographics

Be sure to check out this awesome slideshow showcasing PRRI's best infographics of 2013 for a recap of the year's most exciting findings on religion and politics! … [Read more...]


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