Dec. 12, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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A good budget deal?, income inequality, The Christian World of the Hobbit

Today’s news and reporter Jim Henry analyzes the new budget deal, plus: commentator Cal Thomas takes on the president’s notion of income inequality, a look at the world of Tolkein, and more

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Casinos: A Nevada Casino is proving once again that it pays to have friends in high places. The Washington Times' John Solomon points to documents that suggest a well connected Las Vegas casino received special political favors.

Distance from Obamacare: With an election year now just a few weeks away, some Democratic lawmakers are looking to distance themselves from the increasingly unpopular healthcare law. 

Sebelius on the hotseat: Members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee grilled Secretary Sebelius once again on the disastrous rollout of the healthcare.gov website.

Christians in Egypt: Coptic Christians are still suffering persecution at the hands of radical Muslims in Egypt. Those injustices were the focus of recent House hearing. 

Business/economy: TW&E’s Jim Henry reports that government regulators have finalized a new version of the Volcker Rule, which prohibits large banks from making certain risky investments.

Is it a good deal?

TW&E reporter Jim Henry talks about whether the new budget compromise is actually something worth celebrating. 

Commentary: Income inequality

Commentator Cal Thomas discusses the idea of income inequality, the key theme in President Obama’s speech to the Center for American Progress. 

‘The Christian World of the Hobbit’

On the eve of the release of the second Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, WORLD News Group’s Christina Darnell chats with Devin Brown, author of The Christian World of the Hobbit (Abingdon Press, 2012) and Hobbit Lessons: A Map for Life's Unexpected Journeys (Abingdon Press, 2013).

Dec. 12, 2013
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