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Values Voter Summit, dysfunction in Washington, Hope Award for Effective Compassion
Today’s news and Ted Cruz takes center stage at the Values Voter Summit, plus: commentator Cal Thomas on the remedy for Washington, a look at the West Region finalist for the annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion, and more
Government shutdown: Senate leaders appear to be inching closer to a deal that would end the partial government shutdown and extend the nation’s debt limit. But any deal worked out by the Senate leaders willhave to be approved by the Republican-controlled House, which shows little sign of budging on demands to defund or delay Obamacare.
Polling: Recent polling indicates Republicans are taking most of the blame for the partial shutdown. Meanwhile, an Associated Press poll shows the president’s approval rating has dropped to just 37 percent.
Nobel Prize: Lars Peter Hansen, Robert Shiller, and Eugene Fama were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for developing a way to predict what a stock might do over the long-term.
Cost of living: Analysts predict this year’s cost of living increase will be an average of about $17 a month for the 58 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits.
Business/economy: The major indexes shook off early losses to turn higher Monday, as things seemed hopeful for a resolution of the financial crisis in Washington.
Values Voter Summit: Ted Cruz steals the show
WORLD News Group reporter J.C. Derrick discusses the intensity of support for Senator Ted Cruz at the Values Voter Summit in Washington.
Commentary: How to repair Washington
TW&E commentator Cal Thomas analyzes what needs to change in the American public in order to mend the dysfunction in Washington.
WORLD’s 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion
You have until Oct. 31 to cast your vote for this year’s winner at wng.org/compassion! Today, Jill Nelson profiles our West Region finalist, My Safe Harbor.