Voices of 2016 and the Midwest Regional Hope Award finalist
Today’s news and Voices of 2016 from TW&E political correspondent Kent Covington, a discussion of the “invisible primaries” likely to shape the race to succeed the Obama presidency, plus: a report on the Midwest Regional finalist for WORLD’s 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion, and more.
Tuesday morning news
Syria: Secretary of State John Kerry uses the strongest language yet by the Obama administration toward the Syrian regime, leaving no doubt Washington blames Bashar al-Assad of using poison gas on his own people in the civil war. Meanwhile, the White House and Pentagon weigh U.S. response options.
Iran: American pastor jailed in Tehran for sharing his faith is denied a reduction in his eight-year term, which his U.S. lawyer warns may be tantamount to a death sentence.
Wildfires: A 225 square-mile fire is ravaging the Yosemite Wilderness in Northern California, so far burning about two-dozen homes but threatening 4,500 more. At last report the fire is only 7 percent contained.
Business/economy: Bad economic news drives markets up, with traders hoping obvious signs of weakness will prompt the Federal Reserve to keep pumping cheap money into the economy.
Voices of 2016
The first presidential primary debates are still more than a year and half away. But behind the scenes, White House hopefuls and their supporters are gearing up for 2016. TW&E political correspondent Kent Covington reports.
The Midwest Regional finalist for WORLD’s 2013 Hope Award
Reporter Paul Butler profiles Administer Justice, one of five regional finalists for our eighth annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion.