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Legal Docket, religious freedom and the military, Dollars and Sense
Today’s news and Legal Docket with Mary Reichard discussing two controversial state supreme court marriage cases, plus: Commentator Joel Belz on religious speech in the military, Dollars and Sense with Warren Smith, and more
Technical difficulties: The White House has initiated what it calls a “tech surge” to repair the online system failures, and the administration now insists that on December 1st all systems will be a go. But even if the White House beats its new target date for a successful relaunch of healthcare.gov, Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee says the failed rollout has already eroded public confidence.
Obamacare: Republican Congressman and family physician John Fleming of Louisiana says many primary care physicians are considering giving up their practices due new regulations. But oncologist Ezekial Emanuel, an Obama advisor and one of the architects of Obamacare, says the healthcare system needed an overhaul.
NSA controversy: Controversies surrounding the National Security Agency have the White House taking heat both home and abroad. The latest, an accusation that the US listened in on the cell phone conversations of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Religious exemptions: The Affordable Care Act exempts members of healthcare sharing ministries, which share a common set of ethical or religious beliefs and share medical expenses among members in accordance with those beliefs.
Legal Docket: Controversial marriage cases
TW&E legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard profiling two cases currently in front of state supreme courts; one in Wisconsin, one in New Mexico. Both cases are at their core controversies with possible repercussions for the legal status of marriage.
Religious speech in the military
Commentator Joel Belz is the founder of WORLD News Group and WORLD Magazine.
Stocks surge, job growth sags
Warren Cole Smith covers financial news for WORLD News Group. Read his latest Dollars and Sense column.
Remembering radio and TV preacher Ben Haden
The speaker on Changed Lives and the long-time pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tenn., died last week at age 88. Read his obituary here.