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 19, 2015, 11:58 AM EDT
( - A Virginia lawmaker has expressed concern about how convicted murderers who are sentenced to death will choose to be executed.
March 18, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT
Italian fashion designers Stefano Gabbana, left, and Domenico Dolce (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 17, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT
( – Just one day after pop icon Elton John promoted boycotting the Dolce & Gabbana fashion line after the two gay designers spoke out against homosexuals have children through a
March 17, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT
March 16, 2015, 1:31 PM EDT
In this Jan. 11, 2014 file photo Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce, right, and Stefano Gabbana acknowledge the applause of the audience after a men's Autumn-Winter 2014 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
March 12, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT
Michele Leonhart, administrator of the DOJ's Drug Enforcement Administration, testified at a Senate appropriations hearing on March 12, 2015. ( Starr)
March 12, 2015, 1:23 PM EDT
Stacia Hylton, director of the U.S. Marshals Service, testified before a Senate appropriations committee on March 12, 2015. ( Starr)
March 11, 2015, 6:45 PM EDT
( -- Jay Sekulow, chief counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, said at a Wednesday hearing on protecting religious liberty around the globe that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) persecution and murder of Christians and other religious minorities is “as toxic as the Nazis.”
March 11, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT
If you think the our nation’s top scientists are trying to discover solutions to real problems, at least one at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is busy trying to protect mummies from climate change.
March 10, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
( - In a press release put out last week, the U.S.
March 10, 2015, 2:05 PM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke at the International Association of Firefighters Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum on March 10, 2015 in Washington, D.C. ( Starr)
March 9, 2015, 1:06 PM EDT
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.( Starr)
March 9, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT
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March 6, 2015, 3:45 PM EST
( – Live Science reported in January on research being done by scientists at Ganogen, Inc., a biotech company in California, that transplants organs from aborted babies into lab rats with the goal of growing them for use in patients who need orga
March 6, 2015, 12:17 PM EST
Looking for something for the kids that’s more than just a play thing? One Brooklyn, N.Y., company hopes you’ll help them create a Hillary Clinton action figure so that children everywhere will – finally – have a “positive female role model” - a “role model” they are hoping will become the first female president of the United States.
March 5, 2015, 4:51 PM EST
For years the traditional American farmer has battled propaganda from the “organic” crowd, but now one agriculture expert has called the latest video posted on YouTube by a consortium of organic marketers, Only Organic, “hate speech.”
March 5, 2015, 1:45 PM EST
( – Speaking at the 30th anniversary gala of the pro-abortion group Emily’s List on Tuesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lauded the audience "as a room full of women and men who recognize the importance of making sure that all of our people have a chance to live up to their God-given potential."