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

December 1, 2015, 1:21 AM EST
The Prime Minister of India tweeted on Monday that the future of global energy will come from the sun.
November 18, 2015, 9:51 PM EST
President Barack Obama formally rejected the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline earlier this month, citing its contribution to climate change, but a State Department report shows greenhouse gas emissions from the alternative method of rail delivery would actually increase. 
November 17, 2015, 11:19 AM EST
The taxpayer-funded Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery has added a photo of a transgender sex worker to its “Struggle for Justice” civil rights exhibit.
November 16, 2015, 12:28 PM EST
The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s “law enforcement” approach to fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is “ridiculous.”
November 13, 2015, 7:21 PM EST
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President Barack Obama supports the Democratic-sponsored Equality Act that would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination against individuals for their “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.”
November 13, 2015, 3:35 PM EST
Speaking at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that Islam has a “negative” impact on the spread of rights for homosexuals around the world.
November 11, 2015, 4:01 PM EST
Faith Driven Consumer, a Christian organization that rates businesses and brands according to their embrace of Christians and their values, has launched a new campaign to allow shoppers to have a voice during the Christmas gift-buying season.
November 11, 2015, 2:22 PM EST
On Nov. 11, 1988, President Ronald Reagan acknowledged God and his care for U.S. military troops who gave their lives in service to their country, saying “they belong now to God.”
November 10, 2015, 3:20 PM EST
A Christian music festival has been given the boot by the board of Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto for what it says is a violation of its rules against proselytizing.
November 10, 2015, 10:23 AM EST
Christian evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham is launching a nationwide tour to call on Christians to get involved in the 2016 election by praying and voting, because “our country is in trouble” and “without God there is no hope.”
November 3, 2015, 3:24 PM EST
The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has released data updated as of Nov. 2 that show in the last two years 81,038 illegal alien minors who entered the U.S. without a parent or guardian were subsequently placed with adult sponsors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
November 2, 2015, 4:33 PM EST
The World Health Organization has released data about how many people around the globe have herpes simplex – the type 1 virus that produces cold sores or the type 2 virus that can cause genital or anal sores. Billions have the former, while millions have the latter.
November 2, 2015, 12:52 PM EST
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Jason Benham reacted to the doll maker American Girl publishing in its monthly magazine an article featuring two homosexual men who have adopted four children.
October 30, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT
An atheist professor said Tuesday that it’s acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not “fear” retaliation from Christians.
October 29, 2015, 5:15 PM EDT
The Xinhua News Agency announced on Thursday that the Chinese Communist government is halting its one-child policy and replacing it with a policy that will allow couples to obtain permits to have two children. But human rights activist Reggie Littlejohn said the change would not stop forced abortions in the Communist country.