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Religious Right Grills GOP Presidential Candidates During Iowa Forum

A group of Republican presidential hopefuls recently gathered in Iowa, each hoping to woo and win Religious Right activists ahead of the 2016 election.

At an event hosted by Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition in April, nine potential and declared candidates, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), tried to win the support of far-right social conservatives.   Read more

Vouchers Vanquished!: Senate Committee Votes Down Massive ‘School Choice’ Scheme

After quite a bit of bad news on school vouchers on the state level of late, we can finally report a positive development thanks to a U.S. Senate Committee: A federal voucher ploy has been defeated! Read more

Senate Voucher Victory!: Religious School Subsidy Defeated, But The Fight Isn’t Over

There has been a lot of talk lately by some lawmakers about creating a national federal voucher for religious and other private schools. But until last week, not much had come of it.

Americans United is happy to report that during a marathon session on Friday to consider amendments to the U.S. Senate’s 2014 budget proposal, a measure that would have endorsed school vouchers was soundly defeated 39-60. Read more