GOP’s 11th-hour Obamacare plans, Cal Thomas on Kutcher, remembering MLK’s dream
Today’s news and an interview with U.S. congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on last-ditch GOP plans to try to block Obamacare, plus: commentary from Cal Thomas on a rare positive message from Hollywood, remembering “I Have a Dream” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on today’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and more
Wednesday morning news
Syria: Western powers line up in favor of a military attack on the Syrian regime in response to its evident use of poison gas on its own citizens, while Russia and China warn of consequences for the West.
“Squeaky” Fromme tapes: Federal judge releases videotape testimony of President Ford used in the trial of would-be assassin in 1975.
Veteran beating: Police in Spokane, Washington, have arrested a second young man in the random beating death of a World War II veteran. The suspect is 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard.
Religion: On today’s 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, the wife of an American pastor harshly imprisoned in Iran is appealing to Washington for justice.
Business/economy: U.S. stocks dropped significantly on Tuesday. The main reason was concern over the situation in Syria. The possibility grows stronger that we'll see a military strike against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical weapons attack against civilians.
The GOP debate on Obamacare
TW&E’s Kent Covington interviews U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on last-ditch Republican plans to try to defund and delay Obamacare, and why she thinks the defund strategy is insufficient.
Commentary: More Kutcher, less Cyrus
In light of Miley Cyrus’s obscene video music awards performance, commentator Cal Thomas lauds actor Ashton Kutcher for a small bit of cultural sanity.
The 50th anniversary of the March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom
The March on Washington, one of the largest rallies in the American history, took place on Aug. 28, 1963. This segment features details about the March, plus excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech that day.