Political news impacting marriage, family or fatherhood.
Tadd Romney’s threat to “take a swing” at President Obama following Tuesday’s Presidential debate may be a sign his “emotional jug” is leaking. Here’s a chance for Mitt Romney to offer his oldest son some relief and a helpful exercise for the rest of us too.
Proposed divorce reform legislation challenges the field of marriage education to be sure programs make a lasting, positive difference for couples on the brink of divorce.
As Protests Rage in Cairo, Other Nations Learn Skills to Be Friendlier and More Responsive to Citizens
While angry protesters were bringing down the government of Egypt Saturday, 7,000 miles away officials from another country were learning about emotions and communication skills to be friendlier and more responsive to each other and the people they serve.
Is the theme of family fading from State of the Union? Presidents Reagan and Clinton made family central to their speeches to Joint Sessions of Congress. George Washington and George Bush didn’t. Barack Obama referred to family seven times in the 2011 State of the Union.
While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks foreign policy in a Sunday morning media surge, her views on marriage may be equally interesting to the nearly two thirds of Americans who made her the nation’s most popular political figure in a recent national poll.
More than 90 percent of the freshman members of the 112th Congress are married. While spouses help many candidates succeed, the newly elected representatives will face new challenges sustaining strong marriages. Skills such as the Daily Temperature Reading help many couples navigate long-distance relationships and the challenges of demanding careers.
Sons began following their fathers into politics long before George W. Bush was elected President. Rand Paul, like others before him, had unique opportunities to gain the experience and skills needed to propel him to one of the nation’s highest offices.
Nearly 90 percent of married respondents to the Elections and Families Survey said they fully or mostly agreed with family members about the candidates they’d support. Do family conversations about politics impact voting decisions?
An Election Day survey of more than 8,700 adults showed families talking about politics at home most often agree with each other, are likely to vote early, and are generally happy with their lives.
How did family conversations influence voting decisions in the 2010 midterm elections? FatherhoodChannel.com is offering a chance to win a free iPod Touch to adults living in the U.S. who share their experiences through a brief, online survey.
Congressman Kendrick Meek, the Democratic nominee to be Florida’s next U.S. Senator, shares his views on fatherhood, family, and the values that inspire him in an exclusive interview with FatherhoodChannel.com.
As President Obama prepares to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for a White House Peace Summit this week, lessons from the trenches of marriage education and reconciliation offer a foundation for success.
In testimony to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee for Income Security and Family Support, PAIRS President Seth Eisenberg expressed gratitude to the Administration and Congress for seeking new opportunities to strengthen America’s most vulnerable families and communities through a proposed $500 million Fatherhood, Marriage and Families Innovation Fund. He urged legislators to consider the impact of the proposed Fund on nonprofit organizations delivering relationship and marriage education classes and ensure continued support for preventative approaches to reducing the cycle of marital and family breakdown.