Jan. 8, 2014
The World and Everything in It

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An interview with Senator Johnson, the war on poverty

Today’s news and TW&E’s Kent Covington speaks with Senator Johnson from Wisconsin about his lawsuit against the Obama administration, plus: President Lyndon B. Johnson’s speech declaring war on poverty, and more

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Wednesday news

Unemployment benefits: The Senate has cleared a key hurdle in passing legislation to extend long term unemployment benefits. Six Republicans broke rank and voted with Democrats yesterday to end debate, virtually guaranteeing passage of the bill.

Benghazi: The families of two of the American victims of the Benghazi massacre are demanding an independent investigation into the terrorist attack. They’re joined by more than 70 retired military brass and leading conservative organizations.

Gun ban: A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that a key part of Chicago’s gun ban is unconstitutional. The judge ruled that the city violated Second Amendment rights by prohibiting federally licensed gun dealers from operating within city limits.

Challenging faith: Some Christian leaders are concerned that faith will be challenged in the New Year. 

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that U.S. markets were up significantly on Tuesday.

An unusual lawsuit

Senior correspondent Kent Covington talks with Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, about his recent lawsuit against the Obama administration. 

A notable speech — from 50 years ago today

Read the full text of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Jan. 8, 1964, State of the Union message, in which he declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” According to the Census Bureau, 46.5 million Americans were living in poverty in 2012.

Jan. 8, 2014


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