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The new conservative agenda, questions for a megachurch pastor, two Halloween film reviews
Today’s news and Senator Mike Lee of Utah provides advice for the conservative agenda, plus: a megachurch pastor faces financial questions, Phil Boatwright recommends two films for Halloween, and more
Obamacare: Ahead of the scheduled testimony of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the House heard testimony from the head of the agency that oversees Healthcare.gov. Members tried to pry information from CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner on the number of Obamacare enrollees. The administration originally expected 500-thousand people to sign up for Obamacare this month. Enrollment numbers are critical because they determine the cost of future premiums.
Broken promise: The White House is under fire for a broken Obamacare promise. CBS News reports that more than 2 million Americans have been told they can’t renew their existing plans. NBC reports that the Obama administration has known for at least 3 years that millions would lose their existing plans due to an HHS regulation written back in 2010 that severely limits existing policies from being grandfathered in under the healthcare law.
Immigration reform: Senator Ted Cruz speaks out on comprehensive immigration reform on Fusion TV. Fusion debuted this week and is a joint venture of the Spanish-speaking Univision network and ABC. It will reportedly focus heavily in the weeks ahead on covering the push for comprehensive immigration reform.
Ten Commandments monument: Steve Coleman of the Associated Press reports on a stone memorial that was vandalized and has been restored in Washington, D.C.
Another Great Debate: The conservative agenda
Megachurch pastor faces questions about his finances
Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s fastest-growing churches. A local TV station investigative team is now questioning Elevation’s financial arrangements, after learning that church founder and pastor Steven Furtick is building a secluded 16,000-square-foot house as a personal residence.
WCNC-TV’s I-Team reports on the Furtick story are here.