July 25, 2013
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Jobs talk and jobs reality, a new watchdog for freedom, cyberthreats and The Conjuring

Jobs talk and jobs reality, a new watchdog for freedom, cyberthreats and The Conjuring

Today’s news and a brief report on President Obama’s hour-long economic speech arguing for more spending, plus: why Obamacare is making small business sick, Robert George named head of key religious-freedom commission, a report on whether cyber threats are a corporate nuisance or a new Cold War, a look at why a box-office horror hit is being marketed to churchgoing audiences, and more

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Thursday morning news

Thursday morning news

The House narrowly rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' phone records last night after a debate pitting privacy rights against the government's efforts to thwart terrorism.

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who fled to Moscow's airport a month ago, aims to stay in Russia for the near future, as U.S. officials demand Russian authorities hand him over

The Senate passed a bill that would link interest rates on federal student loans to the financial markets, providing lower interest rates right away but higher ones later if the economy improves

Two Ohio men who want their out-of-state marriage recognized have gotten a ruling in their favor from a federal judge in a case that's seen as encouraging for same-sex marriage supporters in the state

A federal judge swept aside lawsuits challenging Detroit's bankruptcy, settling the first major dispute just days after the largest filing by a local government in U.S. history

White House economic cure: more spending

White House economic cure: more spending

President Obama kicked off a series of economic addresses on Wednesday with a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Though the White House had already stated the speech wouldn’t contain many new proposals, the president hit on four areas he feels need more government spending:  jobs, education, housing, and retirement security.

How Obamacare makes small business sick

How Obamacare makes small business sick

A new survey by the U-S Chamber of Commerce finds nearly three quarters of business owners said Obamacare makes it more difficult to hire and half reported they will have to cut full time workers entirely or replace them with part time employees. For an example of how that plays out in the real world, our Kent Covington talked with a Texas employer turned upside down by the new law.

Robert George to head of Religious Freedom Commission

Robert George to head of Religious Freedom Commission

Princeton professor Robert George has been elected chairman the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He says the role of USCIRF is to be “a burr in the saddle” of the U.S. State Department on religious freedom issues.

Cyber threats: Just a corporate nuisance or a new Cold War?

Cyber threats: Just a corporate nuisance or a new Cold War?

Cyber threats: Just a corporate nuisance or a new Cold War?

Conjuring trouble

Conjuring trouble

TW&E film critic Megan Basham talks about The Conjuring, a R-rated horror film oddly being pitched to churchgoing Christian audiences.

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