Penny Starr joined in January 2008 after working for more than 25 years in print media as an editor and senior manager. She has worked at newspapers and magazines in her native state of California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, South Carolina and now the nation’s capitol. As a senior staff writer at, Starr covers Congress, the White House and D.C. think tanks on issues ranging from domestic energy, to immigration, health, homeland security and religious freedom and also reports on a wide range of cultural issues. Starr has won numerous awards as a reporter, editor, columnist and photographer.

My Articles

March 21, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT
A self-described former lesbian and feminist said on Wednesday that the Supreme Court’s decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case declaring states’ ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, created the “nation’s reigning idol.”
March 18, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT
Representative Mike Honda (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Reuniting Families Act (RFA) with added language that would allow homosexuals in the United States to petition to bring their “spouse” here from countries that do not allow same-sex marriage.
March 17, 2016, 12:51 PM EDT
Homosexual advocates are celebrating today’s St. Patrick Day parade in New York City with a new twist on a beloved Irish ballad.
March 16, 2016, 11:12 PM EDT
The American College of Pediatricians issued a position statement last month entitled “Gender Ideology Harms Children,” which will be followed by a peer-reviewed statement on the subject that’s expected to be released by summer, the college told
March 15, 2016, 5:14 PM EDT
In its Annual Performance Report for 2014-2015, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) announced its member organizations around the globe performed 3.8 million “abortion-related” services.
March 10, 2016, 2:48 PM EST
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said on Thursday that the American people have grown increasingly concerned about U.S. immigration and trade policies, and the failure of politicians in Washington to address these issues.
March 9, 2016, 7:04 PM EST
 Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said on Wednesday that he hopes the United States Supreme Court will rule against the findings of lower courts that put a halt to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
March 9, 2016, 1:48 PM EST
An official with the Obama administration said on Tuesday that the “streets are flooded with heroin” in the United States and much of it “is coming from Mexico.”
March 9, 2016, 10:33 AM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) touted on Tuesday the likely passage this week of the S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, to address the ongoing heroin crisis in the United States and while admitting that border security and drug cartels are a “huge problem,” acknowledged this is not addressed in the legislation.
March 8, 2016, 3:37 PM EST
A pro-life group has expressed outrage over the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)’s decision to publish a commentary last week by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards promoting access to birth control and abortifacients and the nation’s largest abortion provider’s vital role in providing that access.
March 7, 2016, 3:11 PM EST
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said  Friday that he agrees with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the Senate should not take up any nomination made by President Barack Obama to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the most conservative members of the high court.
March 7, 2016, 12:19 PM EST
Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the Constitution does not require the U.S. Senate to give “advice and consent” on President Barack Obama’s nomination to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 
March 7, 2016, 11:10 AM EST
David Clarke Jr., the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wis., said on Thursday that black on black violence is a much greater problem in the United States than the much rarer incidents of police using deadly force in the line of duty.
March 4, 2016, 1:24 PM EST
Actress and Fox News cultural pundit Stacey Dash said on Thursday that President Barack Obama was elected because Americans believed the first black president could heal racial divides in the country but the opposite has happened.
March 3, 2016, 3:27 PM EST
One of the 3,348 women who are part of The Justice Foundation’s amicus curiae brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt case compared the harm abortion causes to the trauma following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, which killed almost 3,000 people.
March 3, 2016, 2:05 PM EST
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. said he believes President Barack Obama has damaged race relations in the United States. 
March 1, 2016, 2:08 PM EST
When asked by whether violent Islamic extremists are engaged in genocide.
February 29, 2016, 12:05 PM EST
The United Nations’ Postal Administration earlier this month issued a set of “Free & Equal – UN for LGBT Equality” stamps featuring illustrations of men and women couples, a same-sex couple with a child, and a colorful figure coming out of a closet.
February 29, 2016, 10:33 AM EST
National Public Radio (NPR) produced a story on Wednesday about the death last week of 91-year-old Ramon Castro, the older brother of Fidel and Raul Castro, and included the remarks of NPR reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro on the occasion of meeting Ramon in Cuba in 2004.