Increasingly, religious Americans are turning to a little-known alternative to conventional “use-your-health-insurance” to cover medical expenses. Christian sharing ministries are filling the gap for many who are uninsured, underinsured, fed up with their health insurance plans, or just uneasy in general, believing health care in America is headed for self-destruction.

The Arizona legislature moved another step closer to giving the state one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration laws in the country on April 19, as the state Senate passed Senate Bill 1070 by a 17-11 vote. Governor Jan Brewer has five days in which to sign the bill into law.

Bill ClintonFormer President Bill Clinton has gone on a blame tour against Obama's critics in the last couple of days, stigmatizing critics of big government for crimes of violence committed by others.

Don't Tread on Me flagJason Levin, the public school teacher who founded the "Crash the Tea Party" website, has been put on administrative paid leave from his job at the Beaverton (Oregon) Conestoga Middle School, where he is a media/technical instructor. Although the school district is defending Levin's right to free speech, there was so much uproar in response to his website’s unethical and deceptive call to action — infiltrating and negatively impacting Tea Party events via disguised Tea Partiers — that his school district decided to place Levin on leave and the state’s Teachers Standards and Practices Commission will also look into the affair.

Hundreds of people attended a commemorative ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial on April 19, to remember those killed on this day in 1995. On that tragic day, 168 people lost their lives and more than 600 others were injured in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.