GOP deals with Dems
to avoid government shutdown

by Art Moore -- Faced with the threat of a politically damaging government shutdown, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he expects the Senate to pass a short-term spending bill more…

U.S. panel names Russia as religious persecutor

by Art Moore --   For the first time in its two decades of existence, the federal government's independent panel commissioned by Congress to investigate religious persecution worldwide is recommending that the more…