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The ongoing healthcare controversy, an interview with Randy Alcorn, the Hope Award deadline
Today’s news and TW&E reporter Kent Covington on the Obamacare struggles and the White House response, plus: an interview with author Randy Alcorn on Heaven, earth, and the eternal perspective, a reminder about the Hope Award deadline, and more
No Senate confirmations: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is threatening to filibuster every one of President Obama’s judicial and administrative nominees until he gets straight answers on what happened when Islamic terrorists attacked the US mission in Benghazi more than a year ago.
Syrian refugees: Refugees stream out of Syria as the regime takes a hard line on peace talks. Strongman Bashar al-Assad says he’ll negotiate an end to it only if the west stops backing the rebels.
Obamacare saga: Obama travels to Boston to rally supporters of his embattled health plan rollout. He says opponents are taking advantage of the complexity and personal nature of health insurance. Meantime on Capitol Hill, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took congressional heat for the boss. She dismissed an attempt by Congressman Greg Harper to connect the White House to the Obamacare website’s problems and insisted the president hadn’t broken a promise that Americans could keep their healthcare plans, despite millions of cancellation notices.
Business/economy: Stocks held steady yesterday as the Federal Reserve issued a report citing weakness in the economy. This bad news actually served to boost spirits on Wall Street because it’s likely the Fed will keep pumping money into the economy.
The best defense is a good offense
TW&E’s Kent Covington discusses the Obamacare issues and how the White House has chosen to respond to the controversy.
What comes next? Heaven, earth and an eternal perspective
WORLD News Group’s Joel Belz talks with Randy Alcorn, author of Heaven (Tyndale House). Read an excerpt (PDF).
Hope Award voting deadline is here!
Voting ends tonight at midnight (Eastern time) for WORLD News Group’s 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion. Go here for information on voting and for details about each of our five finalists. The winning ministry will receive $25,000!