Supreme Court Addresses New Challenges to Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an injunction December 31 temporarily blocking a portion of the Affordable Care Act that requires religious organizations to offer health care plans covering contraceptives. … [Read more...]

War on Poverty Turns 50

Today's Buzz covers same-sex marriage in Utah, a look at who's impoverished in America today, and how to teach kids gratitude. … [Read more...]

2014: Year of the Bible?

Today's Buzz covers the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act, as well as marijuana sales in Colorado and where uninsured Americans reside. … [Read more...]

Colorado Won’t be the Only State to Legalize Marijuana Sales for Long

As marijuana became legal this week in Colorado, the state became the only place in the world where marijuana is regulated from seed to sale. The historic move follows an important shift in public opinion on the legalization of marijuana — in 2013, a majority of Americans supported legalizing the drug for the first time. … [Read more...]

California Supreme Court Rules Undocumented Immigrant Can Practice Law

Today's Buzz covers same-sex marriage disputes, a museum with biblical animals, and a calendar of the 2014 holy days for 10 major world religions! … [Read more...]

Legal Wrangling in Utah Over Same-sex Marriage Raises Questions About Federalism and States’ Rights

The Supreme Court’s handling of the case will affect similar state laws on same-sex marriage across the country. But should the question of whether to legalize same-sex marriages be decided at the federal level, or should it be left up to the states? Well, that depends on who you ask. … [Read more...]

Utah Officials Appeal Judge’s Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Marriage to U.S. Supreme Court

Today's Buzz covers same-sex marriage in Utah, the Boy Scouts new competition, and a five-minute mash-up of the year's biggest songs! … [Read more...]

Democrats Believe Minimum Wage Will Be a Winning Issue in 2014. Are They Right?

As Democratic and Republican congressional candidates prepare for the 2014 local and national elections, each party is seeking to find an issue that will rally support among voters; according to Jonathan Martin and Michael D. Shear’s latest for The New York Times, Democratic Party leaders may have found it in their efforts to increase the minimum wage. … [Read more...]

Utah to Appeal Judge’s Ruling Allowing Same-Sex Marriage to U.S. Supreme Court

Nearly 1,000 gay and lesbian couples have purchased wedding licenses from the state of Utah since a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages December 20. … [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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