Marco Rubio Again Leads World Magazine’s Evangelical Insider Survey

Ted Cruz surged to second place among candidates for President in the survey.Marco Rubio continues to enjoy strong support from evangelicals surveyed with 44.8% of the respondents choosing Rubio as their first choice. Cruz increased to around 25% with the rest of the candidates lagging behind. Ben Carson's stock fell and Donald Trump is near the bottom with apparently one respondent picking Trump.The World survey has made some enemies in recent weeks. Ann Coulter exploded about it … [Read more...]

Politico’s Story About Ben Carson’s West Point Claims Ignite Allegations of Media Bias


UPDATE: Earlier I titled this post, "Ben Carson Admits Fabrication in Bio." I have changed the title because Carson now says he didn't admit a fabrication. Politico has now changed their title to reflect the specific nature of the claims regarding a "full scholarship" to West Point.I have significantly updated my post to address criticisms in the comments section.--------------According to Politico, on more than one occasion, Ben Carson claimed he was offered a full scholarship to … [Read more...]

Prosperity Pastors Pray for Protestant Presidential Prospect Donald Trump (VIDEO)

This is not from the Onion.Trump looks bewildered.(The embed feature appears to be glitchy right now, so if the video doesn't show up, click here)David (New York Times Best Seller Professional) Jeremiah is doing the praying at the beginning. I think his dad must be turning over in his grave.  Did Jeremiah just call Trump the next president of the U.S.? Talk about your Agents of the Apocalypse...Kenneth Copeland is there.One of them is trying to mind meld with Trump. I … [Read more...]

Vatican Confirms that Kim Davis Met with the Pope (UPDATED)

UPDATE: According to NY Times reporter Laurie Goodstein, the Vatican has now confirmed that the meeting between Davis and the Pope took place. While I still think Davis is wrong in her stance, this has to be considered a major PR win for her and her team.On the other hand, this may compromise positive feelings surrounding the Pope's visit here. I don't understand the secrecy. Her lawyer Mat Staver said she disguised her hair style on the way to the meeting. Why did the Vatican neither … [Read more...]

Twitter Reacts to Attorney’s Report that Kim Davis Met with the Pope

Yeah, that Pope.Did the Pope really meet with Kim Davis? There is still doubt about it, but Davis' lawyers claim it is true. It was reported by Inside the Vatican which has crashed. Update: The page on the Inside the Vatican website is back up.The Vatican has not commented and the story now rests on what Robert Moynihan says Kim Davis told him.Twitter reacts to the news:I will not believe this Kim Davis Pope Francis story unless I see pictures.— ProfB (@AntheaButler) … [Read more...]

FEC Launches Inquiry Into Donation from Ted Cruz Super PAC to Carly Fiorina’s PAC


For reasons not clear, one of Ted Cruz's Super PAC gave $500,000 to Carly Fiorina's Super PAC back in June. And because "other disbursement" is not particularly clear, the FEC has launched an inquiry: FEC Fiorina Inquiry by The Conservative TreehouseIn the letter above, the FEC analyst referred to line 21b in Schedule B of the mid-year report. However, I learned today from the FEC that "21b" is a mistake and line 29 on Schedule B is the donation is question.  See the image … [Read more...]

Rubio, Cruz, and Fiorina Lead Poll of Evangelical Insiders

On the heels of a strong debate performance, Carly Fiorina has surged in a monthly poll of evangelical insiders published at World.Marco Rubio recorded a strong showing and is by far the candidate most participants believe can beat the Democratic nominee.I am interested in the issues which motivate these participants. For most participants, the top two are religious liberty and abortion. Relatively speaking, presidents have little to do with moving policy on these issues. While I would … [Read more...]

Anti-Defamation League Condemns Ben Carson’s Statements About a Muslim Running for President

This morning the Jewish Anti-Defamation League issued a condemnation of Donald Trumps inaction and Ben Carson's actions. Sunday on Meet the Press, Carson said he could not accept a Muslim president. This morning, his spokesman Armstrong Williams categorized Muslims as believing in killing Jews and gays. The ADL posted:ADL Troubled by Comments of GOP Hopefuls, Including Ben Carson, Suggesting a Muslim Should Not Be President New York, NY, September 21, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) … [Read more...]