Capitol Update

Capitol & Culture Update March 23, 2015

Action Alert SB 128 – Physician Assisted Suicide SB 128 would legalize physician assisted suicide and would create a new, standard treatment for medical care in California. The law would allow a physician to prescribe life ending medication to be self-administered by a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness that has been […]

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CBN News Sunday: Rising Churchless America

America’s faith and church attendance are on decline according to two major surveys. Surprising findings on who the “churchless” really are and a wake-up call for the American Church. ‘); document.write(‘‘ + ‘ipt>’); } else { //document.write(“bDisplayAds = false”); document.write(““); } // –> $(document).ready(function(e) { var test = setInterval(function(){ if(jQuery(“#ad-wrapper img”).height() […]

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All Eyes on Nigeria as Presidential Voting Begins

Nigerians turned out en masse to vote in a presidential election Saturday that analysts say is too close to call. President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the south, and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim from the North, are the front-runners among 14 candidates. Voters in the oil-rich south who mostly support President Jonathan […]

Evangelist Benny Hinn Released from the Hospital

Evangelist Benny Hinn has been released from the hospital one week after being admitted for heart problems related to atrial fibrillation. Hinn, 62 was cleared to go home late Friday night. He expressed deep gratitude to his doctors, family, and supporters around world for his medical care and the prayer on his behalf. “I’ve seen […]

Senate’s Harry Reid Won’t Seek Re-election

WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be “inappropriate” for him to soak up campaign resources […]

Suspicious Timing? Israel’s Nuke Program Declassified

For years, most people in the Middle East assumed Israel possessed several nuclear weapons. Details of the Jewish state’s nuclear program remained under wraps because Western leaders feared revealing the information would possibly lead to a regional nuclear arms race. But in February, the Pentagon decided to declassify a 1987 Department of Defense document detailing […]

Ending the Nightmare: Protecting Kids from Sex Abuse

COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Author and activist Erin Merryn is on a mission to protect children from being sexually abused. With millions of victims in the United States alone, the Illinois woman is taking her fight to all 50 states and beyond. People magazine named her one of 15 women changing the world. With a […]

Islamist Groups Threaten ‘Electronic Holocaust’

JERUSALEM, Israel — For the third consecutive year, Op-Israel hackers are promising an “electronic Holocaust” against Israeli websites, credit card and email accounts. A video posted on YouTube by a group calling itself AnonGhost, affiliated with the well-known global hacker Anonymous, warns Israelis to be ready for massive cyber-attacks on April 7. Daniel Cohen, a […]

Alps Plane Crash: Copilot Hid Illness from Bosses

Andreas Lubitz, the copilot of downed Germanwings Flight 9225, appears to have concealed evidence of an illness from his bosses, prosecutors said Friday.  He also hid the fact that he’d been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed the passenger plane in the French Alps, killing all 150 passengers on board.   Torn-up […]

Nation on Fire: Saudi Arabia Steps into Yemen Fray

A nation that President Barack Obama once heralded as a success story in the war on terror is now engulfed in chaos. The African nation of Yemen has fallen to rebel forces and it could mean grave danger for the United States. Some critics could argue that Yemen may be the biggest foreign policy debacle […]

US Airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq

WASHINGTON — At Iraq’s request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq. “These strikes are intended to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision, thereby saving innocent […]

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Will Be Charged with Desertion

The Army will charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and abandoning his post in Afghanistan, military leaders said Wednesday. An investigation into desertion claims began when Bergdahl returned to U.S. soil after a prisoner swap with the Taliban last summer. The exchange was fraught with mixed reviews. Sgt. Bergdahl first made headlines in 2009 when he […]