Feb. 13, 2014
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Unilateral decisions, opting out of Obamacare, a notable speech from Charlton Heston

Today’s news and commentator Cal Thomas points out the dangers of Obama’s unilateral decision-making process, plus: Oklahoma Congressman Lankford discusses a opt-out plan for the states, a notable speech from Charlton Heston in 1999, and more

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Thursday news

Debt ceiling vote: Threatened with a filibuster, Senate Republicans were forced to be counted in the vote on the debt ceiling bill. The House passed the measure Tuesday and yesterday was the Senate’s turn, but not without some Republican drama as yet another winter storm bore down on Washington.

Southern storms: Snow, ice and freezing temperatures are bringing cities from Alabama to the Carolinas to a grinding halt.

NSA controversy: Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is taking the NSA to court, filing what may become a very large class action lawsuit over the agency’s mass data collection. 

Persecuted Christians: The plight of persecuted Christians around the world was revealed in sad detail on Capitol Hill. Author John Allen says estimates of the number of Christians martyred for their faith range from the hundreds to one hundred thousand per year.

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that stocks were mixed Wednesday, but the markets have been generally up this week.

Commentary: Obama and unilateral decisions

Commentator Cal Thomas recognizes the actions taken by President Obama as unilateral and detrimental to the American public. 

A plan to opt-out of Obamacare

Congressman James Lankford of Oklahoma discusses a proposed policy to allow states to opt-out of Obamacare.

A notable speech: Charlton Heston at Harvard Law School in 1999

Read the full text of actor Charlton Heston’s speech “Winning the Cultural War.”

Feb. 13, 2014
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