Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...mostly by a decline among political conservatives and Roman Catholics, according to...were most dramatic among political conservatives, whose opinion of Francis nosedived...South America that especially unsettled conservatives.In his July 9 speech in Bolivia...
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My Turn: 'Indian Country' would succeed where state failed

...viewpoint, Suzanne Downing presented the issue as one of states' rights. The last time we heard this type of argument from conservatives, Alaska lost state management of fish and game on federal lands.Just like the subsistence issue, the horse is out of...
Trump immigration proposal divides GOP prez field

...end, he wasn't.Like Trump's early derogatory campaign statements about immigrants, his new plan has lit up angry conservatives. But it also has annoyed Republicans who see the nation's growing Latino population as an opportunity to demonstrate...
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Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

WASHINGTON - Conservatives say they are happier, but liberals...their eyes in photographs, while conservatives self-reported more satisfaction...University of California Irvine. "But conservatives report being happier."Other studies...
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Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

...dispassionately discussing how they sometimes provide medical researchers with tissue from aborted fetuses. Those videos have led conservatives to accuse the group of illegally selling the organs for profit - strongly denied by Planned Parenthood - and inserted abortion...
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Congress on vacation, putting off messy decisions

...Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, who leads a group of 18 conservatives vowing to oppose any spending bill that funds Planned Parenthood...laid bare the ongoing conflict between tea party-backed conservatives and more pragmatic party leaders on Capitol Hill. That...
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My Turn: Waste: An entitlement of the wealthy

...planet or raising acid levels in the oceans. Politically speaking, that might be taken to mean Republicans in Congress or conservatives in general, the same camps that frequently complain about the lazy people dependent on government welfare.But doesn't...
Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

...Planned Parenthood provides health services, family planning and abortions in clinics nationwide and is a longtime target of conservatives. While federal money is barred from paying for abortions, except for cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is...
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Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults the BSA, is about 2.4 million boys and about 1 million adults.After the 2013 decision to admit gay youth, some conservatives split from the BSA to form a new group, Trail Life USA, which has created its own ranks, badges and uniforms. The group...
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Tax problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

...Supreme Court decision preserved health care tax credits for consumers in all 50 states, turning back a challenge from conservatives opposed to "Obamacare." Because of the law's built-in complexity, some of those consumers may now be at risk of...
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