WORLD's Daniel of the Year feature, remembering Mandela, Favorite Songs of Christmas, Smithsonian flashmob
Today’s news and a look back at WORLD Magazine’s past Daniels of the Year, plus: commentator Cal Thomas remembers his encounter with Nelson Mandela, continuing the TW&E series “Favorite Songs of Christmas,” an unexpected performance of Christmas music at the Smithsonian, and more
Budget deal: Lawmakers in Washington appear determined to avoid another government shutdown and in an interview with ABC News, GOP Senator Rob Portman of Ohio expressed optimism that Republicans and Democrats will be able to hammer out a new budget deal.
NSA: Congressman James Sensenbrenner, the author of the Patriot Act, is maintaining his call for the Director of National Intelligence to be fired and prosecuted.
IRS scandal: Critics fire back at the president after his latest dismissal of the IRS political targeting scandal. On MSNBC last week, President Obama implied once again that the scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups was fabricated by the media.
Obamacare: The White house is taking heat for yet another broken promise as multiple surveys show a majority of doctors may not participate in Obamacare.
Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Smith reports that stocks were up on Monday and the exchanges held above recently attained milestones.
Looking back on WORLD's past Daniels of the Year
WORLD founder Joel Belz looks back at the magazine's Daniel of the Year awards, which began in 1998.
Commentary: Remembering Mandela
Commentator Cal Thomas recalls meeting Nelson Mandela 28 years ago inside Pollsmoor prison near Cape Town, South Africa.
Favorite Songs of Christmas
Steve Moore joins us to talk about two of his Christmas favorites: A choral piece by John Rutter, and jazzy, soulful song by Ray Charles.
A ‘flash mob’ at the Smithsonian
Watch last Tuesday’s unexpected performance of Christmas music by the U.S. Air Force Band at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.