Obama Administration Vetos Death Star Proposal

[01.14.2013]

Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?

Why food waste is a bigger problem than the broccoli you hid under your napkin as a child.

Last week, faith leaders met with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss gun control. As Dr. Robert P. Jones pointed on CNN over the weekend, there is an important religious divide when it comes to gun control laws.

Meanwhile, evangelical leaders are reportedly planning their biggest push ever on immigration reform. A slim majority of white evangelical Protestants oppose the basic tenets of the DREAM Act.

The Illinois GOP party chairman is facing calls for resignation after urging state lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage.

Lest we forget: Congress is less popular than – well, almost anything.

The Obama administration responded to 25,000 Star Wars fans petitioning for the construction of a Death Star, making some compelling arguments about why this may not be the best use of federal funds.

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