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Alternative opinions on immigration reform, amending the Constitution, 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
Today’s news and J.C. Derrick reports from Washington on evangelical opinions on immigration reform, plus: commentator Cal Thomas discusses a final check on big government, a remembrance of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and more
Tornadoes: At least 8 people are dead after severe storms tore through the Midwest on Sunday. But the people of Illinois are pulling together after the tragic tornado devastation.
Insurance companies: President Obama last week announced his attempt at a stopgap administrative remedy, aimed at letting Americans temporarily keep or restore their old plans, after more than 5 million Americans lost their health insurance. Many insurance industry officials immediately questioned the viability of the move. The insurance commissioner for the District of Columbia was one of those officials, and he’s now out of a job.
Obamacare website: After initially promising the Obamacare website would be fixed by December 1st, the administration now says it’s hoping for 80% accessibility on the website by month’s end.
Business/economy: The Dow Jones Industrial Average made history on Monday and business reporter Warren Cole Smith explains how.
Evangelicals and immigration
WORLD News Group reporter J.C. Derrick attended a Heritage Foundation panel in Washington led by a group of Christian leaders and thinkers to offer a perspective on immigration reform. Read his report here.
Commentary: The David Long long-shot
Commentator Cal Thomas discusses a little known path to amend the Constitution, a path Senator Long of Indiana is promoting as the ultimate check on big government.
The 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
President Abraham Lincoln delivered his now-famed speech on Nov. 19, 1863, as part of a ceremony dedicating the Soldiers’ National Cemetery (now the Gettysburg National Cemetery) in Gettysburg, Pa.