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Jindal Headlines All-Day Prayer Rally in Baton Rouge

By Melinda Deslatte | Jan 26
Gov. Bobby Jindal told Christian evangelicals gathered at an all-day prayer rally Saturday that the nation needs a "spiritual revival," as he continued to court religious conservatives for a possible presidential campaign.

Possible GOP Candidates Pitch Ideas at Conservative Forum

By Thomas Beaumont | Jan 26
Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and many others turned the Iowa Freedom Forum into the unofficial launch of the next campaign

New Jersey's Christie Launches Political Action Committee

By Jill Colvin | Jan 26
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.

More Than Half of States Fail to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 26
NARAL Pro-Choice America found that despite more pro-choice attitudes, most states were failing to protect women's rights.

GOP's Christie Brings New Jersey Candor to Iowa Evangelicals

By Thomas Beaumont and Catherine Lucey | Jan 24
Christie will venture into new Iowa territory on Saturday, speaking to an audience full of the kinds of strict social conservatives who have held sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses for a generation.

California Bars Judges From Boy Scout Membership

By Olga R. Rodriguez | Jan 24
California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.

Okla. Career Bigot Files 3 Anti-LGBT Measures With State Legislature

By EDGE | Jan 24
An Oklahoma State Representative is looking to score a hat trick of hate with the introduction of three anti-gay bills.

Still an Underdog, Santorum Weighing Another White House Bid

By Catherine Lucey and Philip Elliott | Jan 23
Rick Santorum admits that most people probably don't remember how he rallied to kick off the 2012 presidential election with a win in the lead-off Iowa caucuses.

Obama Visits GOP Strongholds of Idaho, Kansas

By Darlene Superville | Jan 22
President Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional sell-the-speech tour after giving the annual State of the Union address were in Republican "red" states.

Shy of Votes, House GOP Drops Planned Vote on Abortion Bill

By Alan Fram | Jan 22
With thousands of anti-abortion protesters in town, Republicans are ready to push legislation through the House designed to please them. But it's not the bill an embarrassed GOP was hoping for.

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