Religion

The 2016 State of the Union in 3 Minutes

President Barack Obama touched on the economy, foreign policy and the U.S. political system in his final State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Obama Slams Anti-Muslim Politics
 

During his final State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama decried political activity that “targets people because of their race or religion.”

Merkley Slams Trump Proposal to Ban Muslims
 

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., on Monday hammered 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for calling for the U.S. to ban the entry of Muslims, calling it “the single worst idea … ever” from a presidential candidate.

Ryan: No 'Religious Test' for Syrian Refugees
 

In a one-minute speech Wednesday, Speaker Paul D. Ryan touted a bill calling for a pause in in the admittance of Syrian refugees to the U.S., asserting that the screening process for refugees would be based on security, not religion.

What You Missed: Pope Francis’ Address to Congress
 

During his landmark trip to the U.S., Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress, touching upon the death penalty, immigration and climate change.

Roll Call Presents: Pope Francis’ Address to Congress
Coverage begins at 9:30 a.m. EST. 

White House Tars GOP After Trump’s ‘Muslim’ Moment
 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest broadly tarred Republicans Friday, after Donald Trump failed to correct an audience member at a rally Thursday who asserted that President Barack Obama is a Muslim.

Earnest said he has no idea why people believe Obama is a Muslim, but said there have been many Republican leaders, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., who have cynically countenanced similar views by their supporters for political gain.