Even as Mitt Romney and a host of other Republicans leaders were urging Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race, the national party's platform committee approved a pro-life plank August 21 that more closely resembled Akin's position than Romney's on the controversial issue of abortion.

Two of the nation's predominant conservative Christian advocacy groups have released a report documenting the growing hostility toward religious liberty in the United States. In The Survey of Religious Hostility in America, the Family Research Council and the Liberty Institute have compiled more than 600 documented incidents of hostility to religious faith that have occurred in the U.S. over the past ten years.

A video presentation produced by our partner Liberty News Network takes a hard look at the the record of the Obama administration and the positions staked out by the Romney campaign on civil liberties.

 The contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for the presidency will end with a decisive, and possibly even a landslide, victory for Romney in November. Obama's endorsement of homosexual "marriage" has angered many of the blacks who previously supported him; his ObamaCare contraception mandate has alienated a great bloc of the Catholics who voted for him in 2008; and many of his previous adherents are disenchanted because the economy has gone from bad to worse under his leadership.

 An inmate of New Hampshire State Prison, serving a sentence of life without parole for the murder of two Dartmouth College professors 11 years ago, may be seeking a reduced sentence based on a recent Supreme Court ruling that a mandatory life-without-parole sentence is unconstitutional when imposed on someone who was a juvenile at the time he committed the crime.

A video presentation produced by our partner Liberty News Network takes a hard look at the foreign-policy positions of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. In a nutshell, both major-party candidates would continue waging undeclared wars with various Middle Eastern nations, though Romney is a bit more belligerent with Iran.

There are some very serious issues at stake in this year's election — so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the trees. Individual issues are the trees, but the forest is the future of America as we have known it.

The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues.

 Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who caused a furor Sunday with a comment about "legitimate rape" and abortion, was facing calls from fellow Republicans to drop out of the Senate race against incumbent Clair McCaskill on Monday.

 Newsweek magazine is wasting no time in making a choice, which is essentially a verdict on the Obama administration. "Hit the Road, Barack" is the headline on the cover of the latest issue.

 

 The Obama campaign, hailed in 2008 for its unparalleled coherence and fundraising strategies, is enduring a range of political feuds and personal disagreements that has left it in severe disorder. Differences in ideology, along with an array of personal disputes, have overshadowed the efficacy of Obama’s 2008 campaign, according to a number of current and former Obama advisers.

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