Congressman says inaction on aid to those suffering in Iraq unconscionable

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, blasted unnamed "career staff" at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development for inaction that he said will lead to further genocide of Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities in Iraq at the hands of Islamic State militants.

Catholic judicial nominee grilled by senators on her religious views

Sen. Dianne Feinstein spurred outrage when she questioned a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about what impact her faith would have on her interpretation of the law.

Clinton, Trump spar over abortion issue as final debate opens

In the final presidential debate Oct. 19, Republican Donald Trump used his most explicit language to date to denounce late-term abortions.

Paul Ryan at Georgetown: 'I was just wrong' about views on poor

The Speaker of the House apologized at the Jesuit university Wednesday for previously referring to recipients of government benefits as "takers and makers."