President Obama drew on the Bible and his interpretation of the
Christian faith Thursday to deliver a sharp, if tacit, critique of his
chief Republican rival’s economic program, speaking at a forum that in
the past has been largely free of electoral politics.
Speaking to about 3,000 people at the annual National Prayer
Breakfast, Obama emphasized the importance of his Christian beliefs in
his politics and personal life, arguing that his efforts to raise taxes
on the wealthiest Americans, promote health insurance reform, help
families with college tuition and send troops to prevent human rights
abuses in Uganda were grounded in his faith.