Obama's choice to give the invocation at his inauguration is a slap at progressives and a bow to the religious right.
Led by Obama, Democrats are making a bid for evangelical voters. Lost cause or holy grail?
With talk of a possible VP slot and a dedicated core of supporters, the former Arkansas governor's popularity shows the Christian right's not done yet.
The Christian right is embroiled in an internal culture war, pitting true believers against pragmatists looking for a candidate to satisfy the antitax and neoconservative wings of the GOP.