Penny Starr joined CNSNews.com 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 CNSNews.com, 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

April 4, 2016, 5:33 PM EDT
The publication date was April 1, but London’s Daily Telegraph was not joking when in reported on April Fool’s Day on changes taking place in Oxford University curriculum for theology studies.
April 4, 2016, 4:08 PM EDT
In a special report posted on the Department of Defense website, details about the ongoing fight against Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria are revealed, including “as of February 29, 2016,” a price tag of $6.5 billion in 571 days, or a daily average of $11.4 million since military air strikes began on Aug. 8, 2014.
April 4, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT
In a special report posted on the Department of Defense website, details about the ongoing fight against Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria are revealed, including “as of February 29, 2016,” a price tag of $6.5 billion in 571 days, or a daily average of $11.4 million since military air strikes began on Aug. 8, 2014.
March 31, 2016, 1:26 PM EDT
The chairman of the Arlington Public School Board said on Wednesday that she is “proud” that the Arlington school district allows illegal aliens to attend high school as adults – no age limit – and that they can stay in school until they graduate.
March 30, 2016, 4:45 PM EDT
Ahead of a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) joined Chinese human rights advocates urging President Obama not to “sideline” what he called the “extraordinary assault on the rule of law” by the communist regime.
March 24, 2016, 5:37 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden said that he and President Barack Obama sought advice on who to nominate to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and then “chose the course of moderation” in nominating Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
March 24, 2016, 12:54 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of State has issued an all-Europe “Travel Alert”, warning Americans about possible terror attacks if they travel to the continent.
March 23, 2016, 11:13 AM EDT
At a press conference on Tuesday ahead of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the Obamacare mandate requiring employers to provide insurance plans that cover contraceptives for employees, including abortion-inducing drugs, the lawyer representing one of the petitioners in the case said the mandate is “clearly a case of material cooperation with evil.”
March 22, 2016, 8:08 PM EDT
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week the cancellation of a long-standing oil and gas exploration lease on federal land in Montana.
March 21, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT
President Obama’s visit to Cuba includes a meeting with Communist dictator Raul Castro as well as a meeting with Cuban dissidents, and administration officials have said human rights will be on the table during Obama’s time on the island.
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 CNSNews.com.
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.