Gubernatorial contests, diplomacy and honesty, the pope misrepresented
Today’s news and a look at two gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, plus: Cal Thomas on an insulting glossing-over of the history of the Vietnam War, a conversation on media misrepresentation of Pope Francis’ comments on homosexuality and the priesthood, and more
Tuesday morning news
Capitol Hill conservatives led by Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz work to rally support for a stopgap spending bill that would conspicuously leave out money for Obamacare.
Hitting back at the president’s dismissal of “phony scandals,” House Republicans plan to pass 10 pieces of legislation aimed at spotlighting them and remedying some of the abuses arising from them.
Declaring child prostitution a "persistent threat to children across the country,” the FBI said yesterday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.
Markets: A tepid performance on Wall Street as traders await the latest pronouncements of the Federal Reserve.
Politics: A look at the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races
Social conservative Ken Cuccinelli faces off against former Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe in a race for governor of Virginia. In New Jersey, nothing seems to be standing in the way of maverick Republican Gov. Chris Christie and a second term.
Commentary: Ho Chi Minh, Thomas Jefferson, and the meaning of freedom
Columnist Cal Thomas says it dishonors the memory of Americans who sacrificed so much in Vietnam when we are less than honest about what was at stake in that war.
Religion: The pope speaks, the media mis-report
During an impromptu news conference, Pope Francis makes comments about not judging homosexual people who are seeking God. Some press accounts misrepresented his remarks, not realizing that he was simply restating long-standing church teaching.