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Topic - Jerry Falwell
A federal appeals court has rejected a Virginia college's challenge to key mandates in President Obama's health care law.
The Obama administration is using last week's delay of the health care law's employer mandate to try to get some of the legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act thrown out of court, arguing that with the changes, it's no longer clear what the final policy will look like so businesses shouldn't sue yet.
A fight over twin mandates in the new health-care law is brewing between Liberty University and the Obama administration at a federal appeals court in Richmond.
Liberty University, a Christian-based school in Virginia, is now the largest private institute of higher learning in the United States.
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While many Republicans consider the sudden emergence of gay marriage as an issue in the 2012 presidential campaign an unhelpful distraction, social conservatives Sunday insisted the Obama administration has given presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney an opportunity.
Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney assured the thousands of conservative Christians gathered for the graduation ceremony at Liberty University, the school founded by evangelical icon Jerry Falwell, that he stands with them on traditional marriage.
Even before President Obama announced his support for gay marriage earlier this week, Mitt Romney faced a delicate balancing act for his speech at the graduating class of Liberty University this Saturday.
Forget shabby politics, an evolving White House and the "Celebrity-in-Chief" for a moment: It's God, country and education at Liberty University on Saturday morning, when 14,012 students receive degrees from a school administration unapologetic about its religion-based curriculum with Mitt Romney delivering the commencement address.
When his best friend took a shine to the girl Jerry Falwell wanted to court, Falwell volunteered to mail his friend's love letters, and threw them away, mailing his own. The girl was his friend's fiancee. It worked, and in 1958 Mr. Falwell married Macel Pate, to whom he was devoted until the day he died of a heart attack at age 73 in his Liberty University office on May 15, 2007.
Liberty University has asked the Supreme Court to hear its case against President Obama's new health care law, after a lower court ruled the university's challenge premature.
Once the political tectonic plates shift, there is bipartisan agreement that we can expect an earthshaking groundswell of grassroots advocacy and action to rival - if not surpass - the 2010 Tea Party effect.
What D.G. Hart tells us in this invigorating book is that Jerry Falwell is dead. I mean to tell you, brethren, he's really, really dead - not least in terms of the influence he once exerted, with high and honorable intention, on the political process.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry used much of his keynote speech at a Republican fundraiser Wednesday to attack the policies of President Obama, firing up the party faithful who turned out for a glimpse of the GOP presidential front-runner.
Far from denying his expediency, Falwell often cheerfully told the story of how true love for Macel conquered all, including his scruples.
At the time, Falwell gave a rousing call to arms: "What is wrong in America today?" he asked. "We preachers - and there are 340,000 of us who pastor churches - we hold the nation in our hand. And I say this to every preacher: We are going to stand accountable before God if we do not stand up and be counted."