Nov. 3, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Final weekend in the political horse race, updates and review of the Benghazi investigation, and the final installment in Let the Candidate Speak, plus state ballot measures on education and marriage, movie reviews, and commentary from Cal Thomas and Joel Belz

Campaign 2012, Cal Thomas on Obama's shrinking political base, final installment of Let the Candidate Speak, Benghazi scandal update and review, voting on education, four states vote on marriage, Joel Belz, Democrats all in on abortion, Warren Cole Smith on markets and the economy, Notable Speech by Ronald Reagan, Megan Basham reviews 'Skyfall,' Nigeria church bombing, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, The History Book, and more

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

Final weekend of the political horse race
Commentator Cal Thomas: President Obama's shrinking political base

Kent Covington is a political reporter for The World and Everything in It. Keep up with WORLD's election coverage here.

Cal Thomas is America's most-widely syndicated columnist. Read his recent column "The 2012 choice."

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Hour A, Segment 2

Campaign 2012: Let the Candidate Speak

This is the final installment in our series "Let the Candidate Speak," today featuring "closing arguments" by President Barack Obama (D) and Gov. Mitt. Romney (R). A transcript of Mr. Obama's full speech is here. A transcript of Gov. Romney's speech is here.

WORLD News Group will be reporting all day during the election on Nov. 6. Visit us at www.worldmag.com for an interactive map featuring up-to-the-minute tallies on the presidential, Senate, House, and governors' races, as well as various ballot initiatives.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Benghazi investigation update

Reporter Kent Covington spoke with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.). The committee has been investigating (PDF) events surrounding the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

"The Fog of Benghazi," a Wall Street Journal editorial, lists some of the remaining unaswered questions about the Benghazi incident and the Obama administration's response.

For more information, read a recent "Globe Trot" column by WORLD Magazine editor Mindy Belz, published Nov. 2.

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Hour A, Segment 4

Voting on education
Four states to vote on homosexual marriage

Joy Pullmann covers education news for The World and Everything in It. Her recent article "Voters to Consider Education Ballot Initiatives" summarizes education initiatives on the 2012 ballot.

Steve Coleman is the religion editor for the Associated Press.

For more information on initiatives to define—or redefine—marriage in four states, read "Fight to the finish" by WORLD News Group reporter J.C. Derrick. Also, read "Obama backs Nov. 6 measures to legalize gay marriage in Maryland, Maine and Washington" from The Washington Post.

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Hour A, Segment 5

Commentator Joel Belz: Tidy system for a messy people

Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD Magazine. He writes a bi-weekly column for WORLD.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Democrats all in on abortion
Stock market rebounds after Sandy, unemployment rate up slightly

Susan Olasky is the books and lifestyle editor for WORLD News Group and a special correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political action committee in Washington D.C. For more, read "Democrats go all in for abortion rights" from Politico.com

Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular column ʺSigns and Wonders.ʺ

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Hour B, Segment 3

Film review: The most recent addition to the James Bond franchise Skyfall

Megan Basham is the entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her review of Skyfall, published in the November 17 edition of WORLD Magazine.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Nigeria church bombing
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Last Sunday, a suicide bomber rammed an SUV loaded with explosives into a Sunday morning church service in Nigeria, killing at least eight people. WORLD News Group reporter J.C. Derrick covers recent attacks on Nigerian churches, and the formation of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, in his article "Demanding attention."

Godfrey Yogarajah is executive director of World Evangelical Alliance's Religious Liberty Commission. Churches around the world observe either November 4 or November 11 as The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).

Visit this site to stay abreast of the persecuted church around the world, and here for more information on IDOP and how to get involved.

The song used in this segment is Say a Prayer for Me by Rhonda Daeumer.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Nov. 5, 1605 — The Gunpowder Plot fails when Guy Fawkes is seized before he and his fellow conspirators can blow up the English Parliament.

Nov. 4, 1979—The Iranian hostage crisis begins as Islamist militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

Nov. 7, 2009—The U.S. House passes a huge and politically unpopular health care bill, setting the stage for the loss of 63 Democratic seats in the 2010 mid-term elections.

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Hour B, Segment 2

Notable Speech: Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing"

Actor Ronald Reagan presented his speech "A Time for Choosing" on Oct. 27, 1964, on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

Read the full transcript of his speech here.

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