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President Trump Discharged From Walter Reed

President Trump Discharged From Walter Reed

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On Monday, President Donald Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, on the guidance of his team of attending physicians, to continue his recovery from Covid-19 at the White House. His medical team warned, however, that he, “may not entirely be out of the woods yet.” READ MORE

Amy Coney Barrett Draws Criticism For Ties to Christian Group

Amy Coney Barrett Draws Criticism For Ties to Christian Group

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President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has come under fire from liberal activists and politicians for her affiliation with a Christian group in South Bend, Indiana called “People of Praise.” President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has come under fire from liberal activists and politicians for her affiliation with a Christian group in South Bend, Indiana called "People of Praise." On Sunday, Politico published a report detailing the influence of the People of Praise on Barrett's legal philosophy and social beliefs. Further stories have been published by a range of outlets, digging into her relationship with the group. People of Praise is a low-key yet charismatic group, sometimes described as a "cult" by critics and citizens of South Bend alike. The group maintains a strong influence on politics and conservatism in South Bend. READ MORE

‘Zero Reason to Panic’ about President Trump, says White House Coronavirus Adviser

‘Zero Reason to Panic’ about President Trump, says White House Coronavirus Adviser

Dr. Scott Atlas said on Friday that he expects the president and first lady to make a “complete, full and rapid recovery." On Sunday, the White House physician confirmed that the president is recovering strongly and said he and his team hope they “can plan for a discharge as early as tomorrow.” READ MORE

Four Takeaways from a Wild First Presidential Debate

Four Takeaways from a Wild First Presidential Debate

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The first Presidential Debate between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was held on Thursday night at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The debate, moderated by Fox News host Chris Wallace, was unlike any other presidential debates: full of interruptions, insults, and unpresidential behavior. Biden at one point told the president to shut up, saying, "Will you shut up, man?" He also called Trump a "clown," "racist," and the "worst president America ever had." Trump, on the other hand, frequently talked over Biden, many times repeatedly during a single question. READ MORE

Justice Department Writes To SF: End “Draconian” Limits to Indoor Worship

Justice Department Writes To SF: End “Draconian” Limits to Indoor Worship

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The Justice Department on September 25 wrote a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed, arguing that her city's policy allowing only one person in a house of worship is contrary to America's Constitution and "draconian." The letter was penned by Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California David Anderson who argued that the policy was "wholly at odds with this nation's traditional understanding of religious liberty, and may violate the First Amendment."READ MORE

Trump Announces 'Platinum Plan' to Invest in Black Communities

Trump Announces 'Platinum Plan' to Invest in Black Communities

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President Donald Trump announced his administration's "Platinum Plan", composed of four pillars and eleven promises, which pledges to increase access to capital in Black communities by almost $500 billion. In an appeal to Black voters before the election, Trump's two-page plan promises to further promote "President Trump's Four Pillars": "opportunity", "security," "prosperity" and "fairness."READ MORE

R. Albert Mohler Jr. Lauds the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

R. Albert Mohler Jr. Lauds the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

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Richard Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, discussed the seismic consequences of Amy Coney Barret’s nomination to the Supreme Court in an article published Monday.READ MORE

Kim Jong Un Offers Rare Apology to South Korea

Kim Jong Un Offers Rare Apology to South Korea for the shooting

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North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un apologized on Friday for the shooting of a South Korean fisheries officer that occurred near the two nations’ disputed maritime border, saying he felt “deeply sorry” for the “unintended, unfortunate incident."READ MORE

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Chinese Communist Party Continues to Target Catholic Churches

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After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) reached an agreement with churches affiliated with the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CPCA) based upon certain provisions to allow Catholics to peacefully maintain their worship and religious activities, Chinese government officials have continued to target and punish Catholic churches. READ MORE

Trump Announces Amy Coney Barrett As Supreme Court Nominee

Trump Announces Amy Coney Barrett As Supreme Court Nominee

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President Donald Trump on Saturday announced the controversial nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the ninth Supreme Court Justice in a move that may cement a young, reliably conservative majority on the court for years to come. READ MORE

Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect Infants Born Alive

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect Infants Born Alive

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On Friday, President Trump signed the “Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children,” directing the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that federally funded hospitals administer life-saving treatment and care to survivors of abortion. He promised “to ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve.” READ MORE

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Survey of Pastors Shows That Half Expect Post-COVID Attendance to Decline

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According to the Church Pulse leader survey from the Barna Group, more than half of Protestant Pastors expect their worship attendance to decline after COVID-19 has ended. The findings are from week 17 of their survey, which draws from a poll of 422 Protestant pastors between Sept. 10 and 18th. According to the polling firm, the margin of error varied between 4.77% and 7.65%, depending on the sample. In week 17 of the poll, 46% of pastors said that they expect attendance to have "declined slightly" by the end of the pandemic, while an additional 6% responded that they expect attendance to have "declined dramatically." READ MORE

Southern Baptist Leaders Urge Christians: “Vote Responsibly”

Southern Baptist Leaders Urge Christians: “Vote Responsibly”

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Southern Baptist leaders are urging Christians to vote responsibly in the upcoming national elections as National Voter Registration Day approaches on Sept. 22.READ MORE

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British Medical Association Moves to Support Remote Prescription Abortion Pill

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After a debate at the British Medical Association's (BMA) annual representative meeting, a panel of doctors decided that home use of mifepristone should continue to be permitted for early medical abortions. A majority of doctors believed that it was "safe and effective" but some had large concerns about the procedure. The BMA has come under fire for its support of the policy extension. This change allows doctors to prescribe home abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy. READ MORE

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump’s Likely Supreme Court Pick to Replace Ginsburg

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump’s Likely Supreme Court Pick to Replace Ginsburg

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After the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Friday, one likely Trump pick to replace the iconic justice has drawn a large amount of attention. Judge Amy Barrett is a Notre Dame educated former Supreme Court clerk, law professor, and a judge on the US district appeals court for the seventh circuit and is high on Trump's list for the Supreme Court.READ MORE

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