New contraceptive mandate rules | Lyle Deniston at SCOTUS Blog

HHS Mandate: Another Offensive Update | Heritage Foundation

Obama administration proposes contraception compromise | LA Times

HHS issues proposed contraception coverage rule | USA Today

Obama admin. easing contraception mandate in health law | Washington Times

White House expands religious exemptions to contraception mandate | Religion News Service

Minor modifications | World Magazine

Obama Administration Tweaks Rules on Contraception Coverage | Christianity Today

Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule | Salon

White House backs down and offers religious groups a way to avoid directly providing employees with contraceptives | Daily Mail

Obama admin.’s narrow gesture on abortion pill mandate falls short | Alliance Defending Freedom

ADF ‘Confident’ Contraceptive Mandate’s Days Are Numbered After Latest Victory

HHS: Administration issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on recommended preventive services policy

8th Circuit suspends abortion pill mandate against MN family-run business | Alliance Defending Freedom

Religious Liberty Remains Under Attack in Latest HHS Guidance | Gerard Bradley at NRO Bench Memos

Kansas Senate Overwhelmingly Supports Judicial Selection Reform

Pastor: All Sin, Including Homosexuality, Is ‘genetic’

The End-of-Life Rights Debate | Vermont Public Radio

Move Over, Abortion? Religious Freedom Is the New Battleground for ‘Personhood’ | Christianity Today

IL: ‘Defend Marriage’ lobby day is set Feb. 20 in Springfield | Catholic Post

Ex-’gay’ Warns Scouts: ‘boys Imitate Leaders’

LGBT Leader Reveals Friendship With Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A

US Senate Shoots Down Bid to Halt Sales of F-16s, Tanks to Egypt

IRS: Parents Must Pay Federal Fine for Uninsured Kids

Nick Clegg refuses to back marriage tax break

Colorado abortion-ban vote delayed to Tuesday

UK: Christian therapist faces explusion for views on homosexuality

Broad support for marriage, Prop. 8 reflected in numerous briefs at Supreme Court | Alliance Defending Freedom

New York Governor Wants Law for More Late-Term Abortions

Abortion coverage: The new battleground for states

Canada: Harper Opposes Probe of 491 Babies Left to Die After Abortions

Oregon Assisted Suicide Deaths Hit Record High in 2012

Abortion legislation in Ireland has united pro-lifers and split Enda Kenny’s own party

Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl

Pakistani appeals court lifts death sentence against Christian in blasphemy case

Controversial FEMA Rule Frustrates Damaged Houses of Worship

Key senator comes out against bill to repeal N.H. education tax credit program

Kansas bill would allow religious symbols on public land

Colorado: At least 17 cars vandalized at prayer meeting

Crop of New Law Schools Opens Amid a Lawyer Glut

“Will Republicans Move to the Middle on Gay Rights?” | National Journal

Former RNC Boss: GOP Risks ‘Permanent Minority’

    National Review: “The world has changed beneath us,” Gilmore says. “Shrillness and extreme language are driving away the voters who could help us build a majority. We’re not speaking to them as reasonable conservatives. Republicans have to decide if they want to govern or play ideological parlor games.” “Young people today have a more tolerant, hands-off perspective,” he says. “Their libertarian philosophy, for example, has to be taken into consideration. Yet we keep projecting anger at the gay community and the Hispanic community, even though they’re open to many of our ideas.”

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CAIR Leader Runs for New York City Council

Megachurch’s lawsuit against Montgomery Co. revived by appeals court

UK: Lord Neuberger’s Judicial Assistant Lifts The Lid On Supreme Court Life

HHS rejects calls to expand contraception mandate exceptions

Fatwa Opposes Lebanese President’s Call For Legalizing Civil Marriage

Coverage for Birth Control Spurs Suits | Denver Post

Pro-life student group sues public university citing alleged free speech violations | Campus Reform

Scouting’s Suicide: New Policy Can’t Work | Ed Whelan at NY Post

Reflections of a Former Fetus and Former Incubator | Jennifer Roback Morse at Public Discourse

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Another Plaintiff Beats Obama HHS-Abortion Mandate in Court | LifeNews

Colorado Senate Committee Approves Civil Unions Bill | On Top Magazine

China Punishes Tibetans In Self-immolation Cases

Signs and Wonders: Geraldo’s Senate bid, tipping in St. Louis, tuition and tax tussle, pastor back to jail | World

    World Magazine: The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent a letter to Georgia lawmakers and to Christian schools this week defending the scholarship program and highlighting SEF “mischaracterizations.” ADF senior counsel David Cortman said, “No one should be ostracized because they don’t share the same sexual agenda as an activist group that opposes school choice. The Constitution protects the right of private, Christian schools to teach and follow biblical principles. Any efforts to prevent these schools from participating in the state’s tax credit scholarship program would violate the First Amendment freedoms of these schools and the students who attend them.”

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Appeals court put brakes on abortion pill mandate | Michael Foust of BP at Christian Examiner

Senate approves debt-ceiling bill in 64-34 vote

    The Hill: Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Richard Shelby (Ala.), John Thune (S.D.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.) voted with the Democratic caucus to pass the legislation. Only one Democrat — Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.)— voted against the bill.

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Arkansas Senate OKs Ban on Abortions After Heartbeat Begins

Egyptians March In Fresh Protests Nationwide

The Plan to Save Catholic Schools | Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the WSJ

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the Wall Street Journal: Since the mid-19th century, the Catholic-school model has been “one parish, one school.” That served us well for many years, but it has become painfully obvious that a new model is needed. Beginning in September, the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York will be broken down into regions, and every parish will be responsible for, contribute to, send children to, and have a voice in Catholic education in the archdiocese.

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Gas prices likely to top $4 per gallon again

IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family

‘Hyper-sensitive’ OSU Gets Sued | One News Now