President Barack Obama isn’t an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church. He almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, his advisers say the president has nurtured a spirituality that’s served to help ground him during turbulent times.
“Tonight, I applaud the men and women of the Illinois General Assembly, a body in which I was proud to serve, for voting to legalize marriage equality in my home state. “As President, I have always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated …
As government doors reopened Thursday following a painful, 16-day economic odyssey, some of the nation’s top business groups were taking a hard look at their political strategy. Specifically: how to counter Tea Party members who brought the country to the brink of default. The political arm of the National Retail Federation said it was reviewing 25 different primaries and would likely invest in challengers in a small group of them. “This was a man-made disaster. This didn’t have to happen,” David French, the National Retail Federation’s top lobbyist, told the Sun-Times on Thursday.