Dec. 19, 2013
The World and Everything in It

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A new and unique challenge to Obamacare, The Star of Bethlehem

Today’s news and a conversation with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt about a legal challenge to the individual mandate, plus: TW&E technology correspondent Michael Cochrane talks with Rick Larson, host of the bestselling DVD, The Star of Bethlehem, and more

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Thursday news

Changes to NSA: The White House has released a key intelligence review one month early, citing bad reporting as the cause. The review proposes changes to the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program. 

Not seeking reelection: After 33 years in the US House of Representatives, Virginia Republican Congressman Frank Wolf announced yesterday that he will not seek a 19th term.

Frivolous spending: On the Senate side of the Capitol, a new report uncovers nearly 30 billion dollars in government waste. Senator Tom Coburn is out with his annual Wastebook that details projects squandering nearly 30 billion tax dollars.

Wildfires: Crews in California are making progress containing the wildfire in Big Sur.

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that the Federal Reserve took the first step toward exiting its controversial bond-buying program. The move sent stocks upward.

A unique Obamacare challenge

Senior correspondent Kent Covington speaks with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt about his state’s legal challenge that cuts to the heart of Obamacare

The Star of Bethlehem

TW&E technology correspondent Michael Cochrane talks with Rick Larson, host of the bestselling DVD, The Star of Bethlehem. Learn more at BethlehemStar.net.

Dec. 19, 2013
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