Pete Winn joined CNSNews.com in October of 2007 as a staff writer/investigative reporter. For nearly 20 years, he has reported on key legal, cultural, political, scientific and religious topics at the national level for online, magazine, radio/TV and print publications. His work has been quoted by, or appeared in, The Washington Times, ABC News, AP, UPI, MSNBC and The New York Times, as well as in local newspapers and on radio stations around the country. Prior to joining CNSNews.com, Pete was the associate editor and co-creator of CitizenLink, a daily public-policy and government-issues e-newsletter/Web site produced by the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family. For seven years, he served as head writer and substitute host for Family News in Focus, an internationally syndicated radio news-and-issues program heard on more than 1,400 stations in the U.S. and Canada. With experience as a radio news director in both commercial and public radio, Pete is a former voting member of the Radio-Television News Directors Association of America (RTNDA). He also served as an editor for Politico: a Journal of Contemporary Concerns. He holds a B.A. degree in Politics & Government and Philosophy from Ripon College, Ripon, Wis.
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It should have been a simple question for the White House to answer: "Will the president be making any reductions in travel as a result of 'The Sequester?'"
February 26, 2013, 8:17 PM EST
Top General: Protecting U.S. from 'Catastrophic Attack' is Lower Priority than Protecting 'Global Economic System'
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California state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) (Photo: Calif. State Senate) (CNSNews.com) – Conservatives are blasting a Democratic California lawmaker for introducing a bill to strip the Boy Scouts in California of their tax–exempt status, solely because Scout membership policy doesn’t allow homosexual scoutmasters or scouts.
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American Pastor Saeed Abedini with his wife and children in U.S., before he was imprisoned in Iran. (Photo: ACLJ)
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FILE - First Lady Michelle Obama tells food companies in 2010 to reduce sugar and salt in the foods they produce. (AP photo)
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, shows a close up detail of a Boy Scout uniform worn by Brad Hankins, a campaign director for Scouts for Equality, as he responds questions during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. (Photo courtesy Sweet Cakes) (CNSNews.com) – The Oregon attorney general’s office is investigating a Portland-area bakery after a lesbian couple filed a complaint alleging that the owner discriminated against them when he declined to make a wedding cake for their same-sex “marriage.”
Gen. Dempsey: If Women Can’t Meet Military Standard, Pentagon Will Ask ‘Does It Really Have to Be That High?’
January 25, 2013, 10:41 AM EST
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP photo)
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Paul Ehrlich, author of "The Population Bomb." (Stanford University photo)
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Roger Pilon, director of the Center for Constitutional Law and Policy, at the Cato Institute. (Photo: Cato)
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Richard Collins, discharged from the Air Force for violating military ban on homosexuality. (ACLU photo)
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A Democratic state lawmaker in Iowa told an Iowa newspaper he not only wants semi-automatic weapons banned in his state, he would like to see the weapons confiscated from anyone in Iowa who has already bought them.
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In this Dec. 20, 2010 photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92 at the time, is interviewed at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
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