Nov. 7, 2013
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Prayer and the Constitution, purity or victory for the GOP, military families and homeschooling, Billy Graham shares “The Cross”

Today’s news and a U.S. Supreme Court case looking at the constitutionality of prayers before town council meetings, plus: commentary on the Chris Christie phenomenon, a report on the increase in homeschooling among military families, Billy Graham celebrates his 95th birthday with a video program titled “The Cross,” and more

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Thursday news

Obamacare: Although Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will accept full responsibility for the Obamacare failures, she won’t resign. Sebelius ignored several prompts from Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas before the Senate calling for her resignation.

Virginia governor: According to Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, the Republican candidate in Virginia’s gubernatorial race “would have won had the establishment Republicans in Washington and Richmond given him more financial support.”

Same-sex divorce: The High Court in Texas is facing a new question on the issue of same-sex marriage: Does same-sex divorce advance the legal interests of same-sex marriage? The state contends that granting a divorce is a de-facto recognition of the marriage contract being severed.

Business/economy: U.S. stocks mostly climbed and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new record. Business reporter Warren Smith reports that there was no particular news driving the markets, just a general feeling that the Fed would keep fueling the bull market with its bond buying scheme well into next year.

Is prayer unconstitutional?

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Vice-President-Legal Doug Napier discusses the details of a case facing the U.S. Supreme Court that deals with the question of whether it is unconstitutional for a town council to open meetings with prayer.  

Commentary: Purity or victory

Commentator Cal Thomas on the Chris Christie phenomenon and whether the GOP will pursue purity or victory in the battle being waged in the White House.

Military families and homeschooling

Homeschooling is increasingly popular among military families. Our Steve Jordahl reports from Fort Carson, Colo.

On his 95th birthday, Billy Graham shares the message of ‘The Cross’

As Mr. Graham turns 95, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is sponsoring a half-hour video program—via TV and the Internet—titled “The Cross,” part of the My Hope America campaign. Learn more at

The Billy Graham Audio Archives, with more than 1,600 sermons from 1949-2006, are here.

Nov. 7, 2013


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