Jan. 9, 2014
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Legalizing marijuana, an interview with a crime control expert, a film review of two new releases, advice for financial health

Today’s news and a report from Pueblo West, Colorado after the marijuana legalization, plus: an interview with a former federal prosecutor and senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Phil Boatwright reviews two new releases, advice on financial health, and more

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Thursday news

Duty: The White House is pushing back against a scathing series of claims by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. His just-released book Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War, reveals some closed door conversations that led to key decisions in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Traffic jam: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rarely shies away from controversy, but this is one he could do without. Newly revealed emails suggest that his staff was involved in lane closings on the George Washington Bridge.

Same-sex marriage discrimination: A Christian small business owner in Colorado could soon be faced with a daunting decision. Denver, Colorado bakery owner Jack Phillips is appealing a judge’s ruling, after he was found guilty last month of discrimination because he refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. A judge has ordered him to bake for gay ceremonies and causes. If he loses his appeal, he could face contempt charges and jail time.

Tenure laws: A group of 9 California students is suing the state over teacher tenure laws. The lawsuit is opposed by the California Teachers Association, whose president Dean Vogel called the suit “baseless and meritless.”

Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that the Dow gave back most of Tuesday’s gains yesterday.

Legalizing marijuana

TW&E’s Steve Jordahl reports from Pueblo West, Colorado on the recent marijuana decision in Colorado.

An interview with a crime control expert

Senior correspondent Kent Covington talks with Cully Stimson, a former federal prosecutor and senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, about his case against the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.

Two new releases on home video

Reviewer Phil Boatwright recommends The Ultimate Life, released Dec. 10, and Unstoppable, scheduled for release on Jan. 28. Phil is the editor of PreviewOnline.org.

January can be hazardous to your financial health

Austin Pryor is the author, with Mark Biller, of The Sound Mind Investing Handbook (Moody Publishers, 2014).

Jan. 9, 2014


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