Legal Docket, Dollars and Sense, Standing with Saeed
Today’s news and Legal Docket with TW&E correspondent Mary Reichard, previewing key cases to watch in a new term of the U.S. Supreme Court, plus: Dollars and Sense with WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith, excerpts from a prayer vigil for American pastor Saeed Abedini who’s imprisoned in Iran, and more.
Obamacare: Over the weekend, the House passed a bill aimed at preventing a government shutdown and delaying Obamacare for a year.
Government shutdown: Looking at the past 17 shutdowns since 1976, history shows they aren’t as severe as some politicians warn.
Iran: Presidential overture to Tehran prompts Israeli prime minister to warn Iran is not to be trusted, especially on nuclear weapons.
NSA: New revelations show the National Security Agency has been tracking Americans’ use of social media.
Climate change: UN agency tasked with tracking climate change blames human activity for change, but does not address why global temperatures have plateaued over the past decade and a half.
Legal Docket: Supreme Court preview
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s new fall term just a week away from getting underway, TW&E legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard discusses several of the key cases to watch, from “first freedoms” cases involving religious liberty and freedom of speech, to separation-of-powers cases.
Dollars and sense
WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith talks about recent stock market activity, and looks ahead to the financial stories likely to make news as October begins.
Praying for imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini
In this segment, we present excerpts from last week’s prayer vigil in front of the White House for Saeed Abedini. He is a Christian pastor and U.S. citizen serving an eight-year sentence in a harsh Iranian prison after being convicted on unspecified charges.
Read "Obama asks Rouhani for jailed pastor’s release” by WORLD News Group’s Emily Belz.