Francis Barry

03/20/2014 - 2:09pm

    House Democrats seem to have fallen in love with the discharge petition this year. A rarely used - and almost never successful - procedural gambit, the discharge petition allows a bill to move out of committee and onto the floor if it is signed by a majority of House members. Conventional wisdom holds that Democrats are using discharge petitions to score...

03/13/2014 - 12:28am

    The Pew Research Center poll released Thursday showing that American Catholics strongly favor allowing the use of birth control - and allowing priests to marry and women to be ordained - comes as no surprise. It has long been thus. Catholics also continue to give high marks to His Humbleness, Pope Francis, whose...

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