Dec. 17, 2013
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Euthanasia for children, the budget bill, the true St. Nicholas, Favorite Songs of Christmas

Today’s news and commentary from Cal Thomas on the emergence of child euthanasia in Belgium, plus: a conversation with Jay Cost about the budget bill, the story of the true St. Nicholas, the TW&E series Favorite Songs of Christmas continues, and more

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Tuesday news

Misreporting income: A new report by the House Oversight Committee accuses Obamacare navigators of encouraging health insurance enrollees to lowball their income to qualify for subsidies.

Unconstitutional spying: A federal judge has ruled that the NSA’s domestic spying program is unconstitutional.

Denver shooting: Authorities report that an armed policeman on site at the recent high school shooting in Denver saved lives.

Pope criticism: The head of the Roman Catholic church is responding to criticism of his statements on free-market economics and income inequality. 

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that the markets finished strong on Monday, with all three major indexes up. 

Commentary: Euthanasia for children

Commentator Cal Thomas reports on the faulty worldview behind making euthanasia available to children in Belgium.

The bipartisan budget bill: An interview with Jay Cost

TW&E senior correspondent Kent Covington talks with Weekly Standard columnist Jay Cost about the budget bill that’s been causing waves as it awaits action in the Senate.

The true St. Nicholas

Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, died in 345 A.D. He later became the inspiration for Sinterklaas (or, in some cultures, Santa Claus).

In this segment, Bill Bennett reads from his book, The True St. Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas (Howard Books, 2009).

Favorite Songs of Christmas: ‘Of the Father’s Love Begotten’

Listener David Bahn, a pastor in Cypress, Texas, joins us to talk about one of his favorite pieces of Christmas music.

The recording of "Of the Father's Love Begotten" featured in this segment is from the 2007 album, Sweet Music of Christmas, by the University of Texas Chamber Singers. It is available from Amazon and iTunes.

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