Chris Christie calls for broader 'pro-life agenda' in speech to religious conservatives

Chris Christie calls for broader 'pro-life agenda' in speech to religious conservatives

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, addressing a conference of religious conservatives Friday, called for a broader "pro-life" agenda.
Frances Burns
A status quo government?

A status quo government?

U.S. voters may have returned the same leadership to Washington on Election Day but that doesn't mean they expect the status quo to continue, observers say.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Post-Santorum right still cool to Romney

Post-Santorum right still cool to Romney

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Social conservative groups refused to back Mitt Romney after Rick Santorum quit the U.S. presidential contest, which Newt Gingrich said was now a two-man race.
Gingrich says Palin could be running mate

Gingrich says Palin could be running mate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said he would consider former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a potential running mate.
GOP heart of Dixie could be up for grabs

GOP heart of Dixie could be up for grabs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The battle among Republican U.S. presidential candidates to win over conservative, evangelical voters in the South is wide open, observers say.
Palin won't seek 2012 GOP nomination

Palin won't seek 2012 GOP nomination

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told supporters in a letter Wednesday she will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

Ralph Reed says no to Congress run

WASHINTON, D.C., March 10 (UPI) -- Ralph Reed, former director of the Christian Coalition, says he will not run for the suburban Atlanta congressional seat held by retiring Rep. John Linder.
Ralph Reed skips McCain fundraiser

Ralph Reed skips McCain fundraiser

ATLANTA, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A top Republican who promoted an Atlanta fundraiser for likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain stayed away from the event, The Wall Street Journal said.

Former Bush administration official guilty

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- A former Bush administration official was convicted Tuesday of charges that include lying about a golfing trip to Scotland arranged by lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Ga. gays upset about candidate's switch

ATLANTA, May 29 (UPI) -- Gay voters in Georgia say they may boycott the Democratic gubernatorial primary because of a candidate's change of heart on same-sex marriage.

Christian Coalition dogged by debt

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The conservative Christian Coalition organization is down to a single Washington lobbyist and is in more than $2 million debt, The Washington Post reports.

Report: E-mail told Reed of lottery client

ATLANTA, March 4 (UPI) -- A self-avowed Christian Republican in Georgia who opposes Internet gambling has been linked to lobbying efforts that helped defeat a U.S. ban on the practice.

Report: Lobbyist used favors to kill bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A new account of a multi-player lobbying campaign that defeated an anti-gambling bill puts mega-lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a bad light.

Washington lobbyist Abramoff indicted

MIAMI, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a business partner have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Florida on wire fraud and conspiracy charges.

Ala. group says donations not from casinos

MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 2 (UPI) -- The Christian Coalition of Alabama has decided that money contributed to an anti-casino drive by an Indian tribe did not come from gambling revenues.
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