Oct. 24, 2013
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Political fallout over Obamacare, advice for foreign lenders, WORLD’s 8th Annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Today’s news and Weekly Standard columnist Jay Collins on the potential fallout over Obamacare, plus: commentator Cal Thomas shares words of wisdom for foreign lenders, WORLD News Group’s Jamie Dean profiles Hope Award for Effective Compassion finalist HOPE International, and more

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Thursday news

Continued hindrances: After a meeting with officials from the Department of Health and Human Services, Congressman Xavier Becerra of California, chairman of the House Democrat caucus, said lawmakers were assured that HHS is on top of the problems plaguing the healthcare exchange website. Democrats refused to delay the Obamacare rollout during the recent shutdown, despite Republicans saying the program wasn’t ready. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before Congress next week. 

Discontinued: More than a half million Americans have received cancellation notices from their health insurance carriers. In cases where individual health plans are not canceled, many policyholders are finding their rates will increase significantly.

Same-sex marriage: Supreme Courts in New Mexico and Wisconsin have taken up challenges to same-sex marriage. The justices fired tough questions at attorneys defending marriage between one man and one woman, signaling that New Mexico may be the next state to fall to the homosexual movement. 

30th anniversary: This week marks the 30th anniversary of the suicide bomber attack on the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

Business/economy: U.S. Stocks fell and heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and several chipmakers led the decline.

Political fallout?

Weekly Standard columnist Jay Cost joins Kent Covington to discuss the potential political impact of the persistent issues plaguing the Obamacare website.

Commentary: Advice for foreign lenders

Commentator Cal Thomas shares some insight on how foreign lenders ought to react when the American government requests a loan. 

WORLD’s 8th Annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion

WORLD News Group’s Jamie Dean profiles finalist HOPE International, a ministry helping impoverished Haitians learn to save money and apply biblical principles to their finances.

The Hope Award voting deadline is October 31. Learn more about the Hope Award and cast your vote here!

Oct. 24, 2013


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