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Jeb Bush says Obama administration uses “coercive federal power” in Liberty University speech

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Jeb Bush quoted C.S. Lewis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a commencement speech given at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia Saturday morning. But he also couldn’t resist some partisanship during his address, accusing the Obama administration of restricting the rights of religious believers. Referring to the fact that a number of religious non-profits such as the Little Sisters of the Poor are challenging the so-called “contraception mandate” in of the Affordable Care Act in federal court, Bush said, “From the…

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Jeb Bush to speak at Liberty University on Saturday

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Jeb Bush travels to Lynchburg, Va., early Saturday morning, where the  former Florida governor will give the commencement address at Liberty University, the evangelical Christian university founded by the late Jerry Falwell. In doing so he becomes the second potential Republican presidential candidate to visit Liberty this year, following Ted Cruz, who gave an impressive 30-minute speech without notes or teleprompter assistance in the round and in front of 11,000 students back in March, when he announced his official candidacy for the…

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Ted Cruz brings the energy in New Hampshire

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Ted Cruz headlined the daytime portion of the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H., Saturday, where 20 presidential candidates or those seriously thinking about it came to speak. “What a testament to the desire for Americans: We want something new , we want new leadership to change the page, and to turnaround,” the 44-year-old U.S. senator from Texas said as he began his remarks. “You know the Democratic version of this I’m pretty sure is Hillary Clinton having a conversation…

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Bill Day’s latest: the ‘Cruzzard’ takes flight

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At Virginia’s Liberty University, Ted Cruz made it official. The Texas senator declared his long-awaited White House bid on Monday with a passionate 30-minute speech, calling to “reignite the promise of America.” Cruz, a Tea Party firebrand, became the first in a soon-to-be-very-crowded Republican field with an event at the bastion of Christian conservatism; an irony not lost on either side of the aisle, including editorial cartoonist Bill Day. Cruz’s campaign – most certainly a long shot – seeks to mold…

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University bans club for Democrats

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Liberty University has banned its fledgling College Democrats club, saying the group stands against the conservative Christian institution’s principles, reports the New York Times. The president of the club, Brian Diaz, said he was notified by an e-mail message that the group was being banned by Liberty, a private university in Lynchburg, Va., that was founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. Liberty’s vice president for student affairs, Mark Hine, wrote in the message to Mr. Diaz that the Democratic Party…

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