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  • "If the RNC does select Las Vegas [for the GOP's 2016 convention], they'll probably sell out every show for Donny and Marie and Garth Brooks that week," said Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Republicans weigh gamble on Las Vegas for 2016 convention

    Republican officials are grappling with whether they can stomach holding their 2016 nominating convention in Las Vegas, which for many represents pretty much everything that a family values party should be trying to avoid.

  • Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority 2013 conference on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Republican political stars woo waning Christian conservatives; preach message of inclusiveness

    Ralph Reed's now annual Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington last week drew a surprisingly small audience of mostly Protestant evangelical political activists — but still attracted a bevy of Republican political stars.

  • Rick Santorum

    Christian faithful to debate role, influence in GOP; weak turnout at polls raises alarm

    The argument among born-again Christians over their influence in American politics will rage once again at Ralph Reed's annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's three-day moveable talkfest that gets under way at prime locations Thursday in Washington.

  • ** FILE ** This photo taken Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, shows a close up detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn by Brad Hankins, a campaign director for Scouts for Equality, as he responds to questions during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Evangelical weakness in gay Boy Scouts debate could hurt GOP

    Signs of waning evangelical power in the nation's culture wars and in Republican policy — and some unexpected challenges for GOP candidates — loom as the 103-year-old Boy Scouts of America gears up for a definitive vote this week on whether to welcome openly gay youths into the organization's ranks.

  • FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, takes questions during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. "I'm gonna stay focused on jobs, thanks," Boehner said the day after President Barack Obama's embrace of gay marriage swirled through the political world. "The president can talk about it all he wants. I'm gonna stay focused on what the American people want us to stay focused on," he said. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    GOP: Gay marriage an issue but not like economy

    President Barack Obama delighted his liberal base by coming down on the side of gay marriage, but he cheered the opposition, too.

  • Ralph Reed (AP Photo)

    Reed: Voters looking for a CEO, not a pastor

    Former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed said Tuesday the flap over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Mormonism won't matter to voters in the battle to choose the Republican presidential nominee next year.

  • **FILE** Former Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican (Associated Press)

    Gregg: Anti-Mormon comments are 'hate language'

    With the chorus of Republicans and conservatives condemning anti-Mormonism growing louder, the Mitt Romney campaign moved Tuesday to use the comments of a Southern Baptist leader, the Rev. Robert Jeffress, against GOP presidential rival Rick Perry.

  • ** FILE ** Donald Trump waves after addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo)

    Trump, Cain fire up Faith-Freedom crowd

    Donald Trump threatened a third-party presidential run, Herman Cain and Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon stirred up the crowd, and Jon Huntsman Jr. and Tim Pawlenty got polite receptions at the second annual Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington.

  • Evangelicals, Muslims meet

    Muslims and evangelical Christians are talking — at least behind closed doors at the Egyptian Embassy — according to several guests at a top-secret lunch last week.

  • Evangelicals, Muslims meet

    Muslims and evangelical Christians are talking — at least behind closed doors at the Egyptian Embassy — according to several guests at a top-secret lunch last week.

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