Bristol Palin backs Phil Robertson's criticism of homosexuality on the grounds of free speech. Bristol Palin wrote that American should "let people hold beliefs that you might make you uncomfortable."
A sprawling winter storm this weekend is expected to create a sluggish start for holiday travelers, spreading snow, ice, flooding rains and possibly tornadoes to parts of the country.
The Ryan-Murray budget deal reflects an approach that some states are trying with new political structures that force leaders to compromise, not on principles but on ideology.
States are cracking down on child sex trafficking in the US, including prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance, by better identifying victims and attaching stiff penalties to new laws.