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The man who allegedly walked into the conservative Family Research Council building in Washington last week and shot a staff member pleaded not guilty Friday to the three-count indictment against him.

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After shooting, another conservative group issues fundraising appealupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 14:31:00

The leader of a conservative Christian organization says she believes that the man charged in a shooting Wednesday at the Family Research Council also targeted her group, and she is citing that shooting in a fundraising appeal.

SPLC draws conservative ireupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 21:57:00

Founded on the heels of America's civil rights movement, the Southern Poverty Law Center burnished its name with legal wins over white-supremist groups and helped integrate institutions like the Alabama State Police.

FRC shooting victim: Instincts took overupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 22:07:00

Building manager Leo Johnson details what happened before being shot at the Family Research Council. Sandra Endo reports.

Who is DC shooting suspect? updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 22:07:00

A day after he allegedly opened fire in the lobby of a Washington office building, in an act that increasingly appears to be politically motivated, Floyd Lee Corkins II remains largely an enigma.

Perkins points blame at SPLC for shootingupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 20:14:00

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins points finger at the Southern Poverty Law Center for shooting.

Suspect charged in Washington Family Rights Council shootingupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 20:14:00

The suspect in Wednesday's shooting of a building manager at the headquarters of a conservative Christian group was charged Thursday with assault with intent to kill, ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and held without bond.

Virginia man charged in shooting at Family Research Councilupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 23:02:00

A 28-year-old Virginia man was held late Wednesday on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after a security guard was wounded in the lobby of the Family Research Council, a conservative policy organization, authorities said.

Birth control should be fully covered under health plans, report saysupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 18:52:00

Contraceptives, sterilization and reproductive education should be covered by health insurance plans with no cost to patients under the health care reform law, a new report recommends.

Conservatives accuse White House of circumventing immigration lawsupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 15:58:00

A group of conservative activists slammed the Obama administration Monday for allegedly planning to use its administrative authority to undercut immigration restrictions in the wake of congressional inaction on a comprehensive reform bill.

Closeted anti-gays are the enemy withinupdated: Thu May 13 2010 12:49:00

I sat on my friend's couch trying my best not to laugh.

Conservative leader tells donors to stop giving to RNCupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 02:40:00

The head of an influential social conservative organization urged members and supporters Wednesday to stop donating to the Republican National Committee and instead contribute to its own coffers or to candidates with like-minded goals.

Heated debate again over 'War on Christmas' claimsupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 10:09:00

Americans are in a war that pits the politically correct against Christmas carolers, some say. They say it's a battle that plays out in the halls of Congress, retail stores and public schools across the country, and it's one that's been raging for years.

Abortion support falls sharply, new research findsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 18:48:00

Support for abortion rights has fallen sharply in the past year, with Americans now split roughly 50-50 between those who back legal access to abortion and those who oppose it, according to a new survey.

America becoming less Christian, survey findsupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 22:56:00

America is a less Christian nation than it was 20 years ago, and Christianity is not losing out to other religions, but primarily to a rejection of religion altogether, a survey published Monday found.

Obama to reverse embryonic stem cell banupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 19:26:00

President Obama is planning to sign an executive order Monday to overturn Bush-era policy that limited federal tax dollars for embryonic stem cell research, according to administration officials familiar with the deliberations.

White House set to reverse health care conscience clauseupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 17:31:00

The Obama administration plans to reverse a regulation from late in the Bush administration allowing health-care workers to refuse to provide services based on moral objections, an official said Friday.

Moderates to blame for GOP losses, conservative leader saysupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 13:05:00

A conservative leader Friday laid the Republican Party's poor showing at the polls at the feet of moderates who, he argues, led the party away from its core principles.

How faith shaped Palinupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 11:53:00

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council talks about faith and Gov. Sarah Palin with CNN's John Roberts.

McCain must embrace Palin's beliefs, evangelical leader saysupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 11:53:00

Her faith is one of the reasons many evangelical Christians are excited about Sarah Palin's addition to the Republican presidential ticket, but the Alaska governor's evangelical beliefs have also drawn scrutiny.

Preston on politicsupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 16:59:00

CNN's Mark Preston speaks with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council about John McCain and social conservatives.

Preston on Politics: Can McCain win over social conservatives?updated: Fri Aug 15 2008 16:59:00

Sen. John McCain stood before a gathering of social conservatives here last fall and acknowledged that he had some work to do to convince them to support his presidential campaign. Romney's Risky Faith Gambitupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 18:00:00

Instead of answering questions about his Mormonism, the candidate's speech tried to rally religious conservatives

Gay homeless teensupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 01:38:00

Gay homeless teens

FDA OKs first cervical cancer vaccineupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 13:23:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first vaccine for cervical cancer -- Gardasil, manufactured by Merck and Co.

Political Play of the Weekupdated: Fri Jul 22 2005 18:20:00

Before President Bush announced his Supreme Court pick, the political armies of the right and left were girding for war.

Frist speaks to Christian anti-filibuster rallyupdated: Sun Apr 24 2005 21:53:00

Conservative Christian leaders used a nationally televised rally Sunday night to urge an end to Democratic filibusters against several of President Bush's nominees for federal judgeships.

Fortune: THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT REGROUPSupdated: Mon Sep 08 1997 00:01:00

The Christian right, one of the great forces of upheaval in American politics, is itself in upheaval. Ralph Reed is gone, the child tax credit firmly established, the easy battles over. Now the mov...

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