Dec. 16, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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Legal Docket, TIME’s Person of the Year, Dollars and Sense

Today’s news and Legal Docket with Mary Reichard, a look at the implication of the polygamy ruling, plus: coverage on TIME’s Person of the Year, WORLD News Group’s Warren Smith discusses the current state of the economy, and more

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Monday news

Bipartisan budget bill: While top Republicans in the House are standing up for the bill that cleared the House on Thursday, a number of conservative groups continue to blast the bill.

Avoiding the shutdown: The importance of winning the Senate and the White House, led House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to cite another reason for striking a deal to avoid another government shutdown. Ryan says for Republicans, keeping the spotlight on Obamacare is the key to winning at the ballot box.

NSA: The former head of the National Security Agency is coming to its aid amid a number ongoing controversies.

Iran: Iran has temporarily suspended nuclear talks over the State Department’s action and renewed interest in the Senate to increase sanctions.

Legal Docket: The new front in the marriage battle

Legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard looks at a federal judge’s ruling and how polygamy could play a role in the battle for redefining marriage. 

TIME’s Person of the Year story on Pope Francis

Terry Mattingly is the editor of GetReligion.org, a site that critiques “mainstream press” religion coverage. 

Investors wary over Fed policy change, political conservatives not too happy with bipartisan budget deal

Warren Cole Smith covers financial stories for WORLD News Group. Read his latest ”Dollars and Sense” column.

Dec. 16, 2013
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