Obama Angers Key Supporters, Keeps Bush Faith-Based Hiring Policy in Place

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:48 am February 6, 2009

Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington — It seemed like a firm campaign promise. Barack Obama pledged to continue President Bush’s faith-based office in the White House, but with a key change: Groups receiving federal money would no longer be allowed to discriminate in hiring on the basis of religion. On Thursday, however, as President Obama disclosed the details of his faith-based program, he left the controversial Bush policy in place.

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