- Budget deal:  unions and liberals hate it as they want MORE unemployment benefits, many in GOP oppose and Boehner blows his top

- Obamacare update:  75% of Americans say Congress doesn't understand health care, Congressional staff told to NOT visit health care website, $14,000 spent PER PERSON just to sign up, enrollment numbers are 70% off projections—net loss of about 4.5 million people!

- GOP to change 2016 calendar and rules for debates, delegates

- GOP stages talkathon and force Dems to eat their nuclear decision

- British security firm told to "shut up" about Benghazi

- FL atheist puts up Festivius pole at state capitol

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RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY - TheLibreInitiative.com

Hispanic support for Obama plunges

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Rachel Campos-Duffy is an author, pundit, and mother of six. She works with The Libre Initiative, an organization that promotes economic empowerment and opportunity for Hispanics.  He husband is Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy.

REP. PETE SESSIONS (TX) - Sessions.House.Gov

ObamaCare Navigators, Oversight Committee Field Hearings

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In 1996, the people of Dallas and the 5th Congressional District sent Congressman Sessions to Washington, DC to represent them in the United States House of Representatives. In 2002, Congressman Sessions began representing the 32nd Congressional District, created from redistricting. In 2010, the people of the 32nd Congressional District called him back to Congress for his eighth term.  He serves as the Vice Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Rules. He also serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. In 2008 and 2010, he was elected by the House Republican Conference as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

SEN. RAND PAUL (KY) - Paul.Senate.Gov

Budget

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Senator Rand Paul, M.D. is the junior senator from Kentucky.  The son of congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, he sits on the Energy and Natural Resources/Health, Education, Labor and Pensions/Homeland Security and Government Affairs/Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees.

GUY NOLAND - SAVN.tv

SAVN.tv is a new online media network sponsored by The Salvation Army, Western Territory

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After earning a Masters Degree in Cinema and TV Arts, Guy spent many years working as a Production Executive in the entertainment industry. He has worked in executive capacities with such companies as Universal Studios, CBS, The Arthur Company, Westar Media Group, Westwood One Broadcasting, Compass Arts Productions, and The Bubble Factory. Along with his professional career, Mr. Noland retains a college professorship in an effort to educate young filmmakers in the art of storytelling. Guy currently functions as the Executive Producer/Director of SAVN.tv, a new online media network sponsored by The Salvation Army, Western Territory. 

LISA JOHNSON MANDELL - LisaJohnsonMandell.com and FrontDoor.com

Lisa give us her top movies for 2013

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Lisa is the Yahoo! Movies Film Critic, and is the Hollywood Insider for HGTV’s FrontDoor.com.

-  Budget deal is done

- Poll numbers for Obama tumble again to new low, shakes hands with Castro and takes selfie at Mandela Memorial service

- John Cornyn gets a primary challenger: renews discussion of 3rd party funders attacking incumbents - like Club for Growth, Senate Conservatives Fund, Heritage Action, McConnell takes on Senate Conservative Fund

- 6 year old wants to save NASA; gives his own money

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SEN. MARCO RUBIO (FL) - Rubio.Senate.Gov

ObamaCare

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Marco Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. His committee assignments currently include Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Intelligence; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Jeanette, have four young children and live in West Miami.

FEATURED GUEST: MIKE ROGERS - MikeRogers.House.Gov

ObamaCare

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Mike has served Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District in Congress since 2001.  In 2011, Mike was appointed as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and is a national leader on national security policy.   He also serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

REP. MICHAEL BURGESS - Burgess.House.Gov

ObamaCare

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Congressman Michael Burgess represents the 26th district of Texas.  He serves on the Energy and Commerce and Rules Committees.

WILLIAM MURRAY - ReligiousFreedomCoalition.org

Christmas for Refugees

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In 1963, America’s most famous atheist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, won the landmark lawsuit filed on behalf of her son William, that effectively banned prayer in public schools.

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- Obamacare: Congressman Matt Wright says people had "phony policies," Ezekiel Emmanuel say "You can keep your doc…if you are willing to pay more," doctor shortage getting worse - especially in primary care doctors, MSNBC host compares "Obamacare" to "N" word

- Senate back from break, rule changes will be in effect to see how things shake out.

- FBI can monitor webcams on computer - even when you don't think it's on, 8 giant tech companies seek limits on spying

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ANN WAGNER - Wagner.House.Gov

ObamaCare

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Ann Wagner is a freshman Congresswoman whose public service began at the grassroots level. She served for nine years as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township and went on to Chair the Missouri Republican Party delivering historic Republican gains. She also served as Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee during the first term of President George W. Bush.  In 2005, following nomination by President Bush and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Ann was sworn in as the 19th U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She served as U.S. Ambassador for four years before returning to her home in Ballwin, Missouri.  In 2010, Ann was asked to serve as the Chairman of Roy Blunt's successful U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri. Bringing her high energy and political skills to the campaign, Ann helped unite existing and new conservative grassroots activists to produce a landslide victory. 

PAUL HARVEY JR

 “E: A Tale for Everbody” is out now

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Paul Harvey Jr is the son of radio personality Paul Harvey.  Both he and his father are inductees of the National Radio Hall of Fame

MOTHER AGNES-MARIAM OF THE CROSS

Syria

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Mother Agnes-Mariam of the Cross is Mother Superior at the Monastery of St. James in Qara, Syria

- Nelson Mandela dies at 95

- Obamacare: Obama gives interview to Chris Matthews and says it's not management problem at White House—it's fault of bureaucracy and the GOP, says GOP should be embarrassed of how little they do, youth is abandoning ACA and believe it will be repealed, California urges giving Obamacare as Christmas gift, 9 times more people signed up for Medicaid than insurance in Washingotn state, Rob Ford says US isn't understanding the cost

- Frisco, TX bans red/green colors and trees for schools

- Obama actually lived with the uncle the White House said he'd never met

- Boehner says GOP needs "sensitivity" training

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REP. RON DESANTIS (FL) - DeSantis.House.Gov

ObamaCare

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On January 3, 2013, Ron DeSantis was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as the federal representative for Florida’s sixth congressional district, which encompasses St. Johns and Flagler counties, as well as large portions of Volusia and Putnam counties.  He serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.While at Harvard, Ron earned a commission in the United States Navy as a JAG officer. During his active duty service, he served as a military prosecutor, supported operations at the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and deployed to Iraq during the 2007 troop surge as an advisor to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Iraq. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (meritorious service) and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He is currently an officer in the U.S. Navy reserve.

WILLIE NELSON AND TURK PIPKIN - AngelsSingMovie.com

"Angels Sing" is out now in theaters and On Demand.

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 Willie Nelson: The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.”  His career has spanned six decades.  His catalog boasts more than 200 albums.  He’s earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed a person in his profession.  He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. In many ways, however, the weighty distinction “living legend” does Nelson a disservice, for it discounts the extent to which he is a thriving, relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.  In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new releases, two of which received Grammy nominations, and a career-spanning box set, released his debut novel and again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, all the while continuing to lobby against horse slaughter and produce his own blend of biodiesel fuel.

- Turk Pipkin: Turk Pipkin is the co-founder of The Nobelity Project, an education and action non-profit which seeks to find solutions to many pressing global problems, and which advocates for basic rights for children everywhere. He is also known for his work as an author, actor, comedian, and director.

JONATHAN BERMAN - JonathanBerman.net

Remembering Nelson Mandela

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Jonathan Berman is currently a senior fellow at Columbia University's Vale Center and senior advisor to Dalberg, a strategy firm focused on frontier markets with ten offices worldwide. He previously served as partner and director of Dalberg's corporate practice. He has advised numerous global Fortune 500 companies and investors on entry and operations in emerging and frontier markets, focusing on the political and economic dynamics that drive shareholder value.

LISA JOHNSON MANDELL - LisaJohnsonMandell.com and FrontDoor.com

Lisa reviews "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Out of the Furnace," "American Hustle," and "Saving Mr. Banks."

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Lisa is the Yahoo! Movies Film Critic, and is the Hollywood Insider for HGTV’s FrontDoor.com.

- Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC

- Obamacare: Texas requires background checks for Navigators, Obama and Kathleen Sebelius had private meeting in 3 1/2 years leading up to launch, Harry Reid staff gets exempted, website should have cost $5-10 million tops according to experts, Administration turned down an offer to have it done for free, Medicare cuts to kick in during 2014

- NRSC runs ad against Mark Pryor in Arkansas that even opponent Tom Cotton thought was over the line

- Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan may be close to a budget deal

- Chris Matthews to interview Obama tonight at a venue that will force out a children's ballet company

- Obama dog jumps on kid

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BRAD SAFT - LearnOurHistory.com

The new Learn Our History video “Christmas in America” is out now

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Brad Saft is the Co-Founder and CEO of Learn Our History, a unique company that makes learning American history fun for children of all ages through a series of animated films.

REP. DIANE BLACK  - Black.House.Gov 

ObamaCare

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Rep. Diane Black, a Tennessee Republican, serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and its Subcommittee on Oversight. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years.

JOHN SCHLITT - JohnWSchlitt.com
John's album "The Christmas Project" is out now at SchlittShop.com
 
John Schlitt is a Grammy and Dove winning Christian artist who has put out 4 solo albums while fronting the rock group PETRA for the past 20 years. 

REP. TOM PRICE (GA) - TomPrice.House.Gov

ObamaCare

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Congressman Price currently serves as Vice Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. He also sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  For nearly twenty years, Rep. Price worked in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon.

- Obama doubles down on Obamacare, still no security measures in place, polls show trust in him plummeted, continues to say GOP wants to keep people from having insurance, people who need insurance by Jan 1 have until Dec 23 to get it, people signed up find out their info never transferred to insurance companies, federal government wil have to pay companies because the website hasn't been made functional to make the transfers, surge to fix it was all of 6 people

- Drone hunting in CO may be new sport

- 11 year old in Portland selling mistletoe to pay for braces is shut down by merchants group

- Post Office sued for using Vegas version of Lady Liberty for the Lady Liberty stamp

- Taco Bell Dos Locos taco shell creator dead at 41

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JOHN DODSON

 “The Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious” was released yesterday

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John Dodson went straight into the army after high school, where he worked in intelligence for three years. He was given an honorable discharge and became a deputy. After a long, successful law enforcement career, making detective and working in the vice-narcotics unit, he was recruited in 2005 by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). In late 2009 he was transferred to Phoenix to help start a new group that would specifically target firearms trafficking, where he became aware of the Fast and Furious program. After blowing the whistle in early 2011, he was transferred to Tucson, Arizona, where he currently resides.

FEATURED GUEST: MIKE ROGERS - MikeRogers.House.Gov

Iran

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Mike has served Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District in Congress since 2001.  In 2011, Mike was appointed as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and is a national leader on national security policy.   He also serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

RAY STEVENS - RayStevens.com

Gospel Album “Onward Christian Soldiers” releasing in January

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Ray Stevens just thinks funny. His humor is keenly observant and rich in nuance. His style is unaffected and unpretentious which for the past fifty years has allowed for entertainment that is both witty and guileless. From his multi-million selling comedy hit, “The Streak” to the socially aware “Mr. Businessman” to his Grammy award winning pop standard “Everything Is Beautiful” his talent has touched so many. Not only a singer and composer, Ray has also produced, arranged and played on the recordings of some of Nashville’s most legendary performers.

SEN. RAND PAUL (KY) - Paul.Senate.Gov

Detroit Bail-Out/Economic Freedoms Act of 2013

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Senator Rand Paul, M.D. is the junior senator from Kentucky.  The son of congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, he sits on the Energy and Natural Resources/Health, Education, Labor and Pensions/Homeland Security and Government Affairs/Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees.

GUEST HOST BRIAN WILSON OF WMAL IN WASHINGTON DC!!

 

REP. LOUIS GOHMERT (TX) - Gohmert.House.Gov

ObamaCare

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Serving his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state's eastern border.

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO - JudgeNap.com

ObamaCare

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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano joined Fox News Channel in January 1998, and currently serves as the Senior Judicial Analyst. He provides on air legal analysis every weekday throughout the day on Fox News and on its sister network, Fox Business Network. 

THERESA PAYTON - FortaliceSolutions.com 

Protecting your digital privacy under ObamaCare

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Theresa Payton is one of America's most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer from 2006 to 2008 -- the first woman ever to hold that position -- she administered the information technology enterprise for the President and 3,000 staff members. Prior to working in federal government, Payton held executive roles in banking technology at Bank of America and Wells Fargo.  She currently heads Fortalice LLC, a security, risk, and fraud consulting company which she founded.

TONY PERKINS - FRC.org

Meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu

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Tony Perkins is President of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council.  He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation's first Covenant Marriage law.  Although he had no opposition for re-election, he kept his pledge to serve only two terms and left office at the completion of his term in 2004.  He was a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 2002.  Since joining FRC in the fall of 2003 he has launched new initiatives to affirm and defend the Judeo-Christian values that this nation is founded upon.

- ObamaCare: Website still not working right, Obama celebrates it getting "better.," New York Times exposes the administration as much more concerned how it effects them and their political lives than how it effects American Citizens, Ezekiel Emmanuel says it's like Facebook or Google launch, Charlie Rangel defends Obama

- Iran: Former NSA director Michael Hayden says "we have accepted uranium enrichment," unnamed US official calls Netanyahu desperate and weak

- Black Friday recap

- McCain junior aide says forget Reagan and lectures GOP on how to win

- NFL rejects ad from firearms company, but takes video games and violent movies

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REP. RENEE ELLMERS (NC) - ellmers.house.gov

ObamaCare

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Renee Ellmers was elected to Congress in 2010.  She serves on the House Energy and Commerce committee.

BILLY GOODWIN - NewSongOnline.com

Proceeds from NewSong's single “White as Snow” will benefit Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child on Wednesday and Thursday at NewSongOnline.com

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Billy Goodwin is the guitarist and a lead singer for the band NewSong.

DR. JAMES SCUDDER - FinishStrongBook.com

Dr. Scudder's book “Finish Strong" is out now

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Dr. James A. Scudder trusted Christ as Savior while a senior at the University of Kentucky. Soon after, he was called to preach the gospel and he attended Florida Bible College. In 1971, he, his wife, Linda, and two children Jim and Julie, arrived in Chicago where they started a congregation that would later become the Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church. In 1992, Dr. Scudder realized his vision of reaching beyond the Chicago-land area when the Quentin Road Bible Hour was launched. Dr. Scudder featured his trademark verse-by-verse preaching and kept the Gospel simple by giving his wallet illustration at the end of every sermon. In 1997, Victory In Grace aired its first radio broadcast.  Today, Victory In Grace Ministries continues to reach souls around the world for God’s Kingdom. Whether it’s through a radio or television broadcast in the United States, an orphanage and child-care facility in India, or literature in the dark of prisons, they desire first and foremost to fulfill God’s call to share His love with the world.


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BETH ALLEN - FH.org/storm

Food for the Hungry is providing Typhoon relief in the Philippines

 

Beth Allen has served with Food for the Hungry since 1995, and now serves with as the communications and marketing Resource Manager in FH’s Phoenix Global Service Center.  Beth previously served in FH’s Mobilization program, managing the application process for Hunger Corps, the GoED study abroad program, and FH’s internship program.  Beth began her FH service with four years in Bolivia, based in the La Paz central office, where she helped orient and train incoming Hunger Corps staff. She also served in positions with the Child Development Program, USAID sustainable development projects, and FH/Bolivia’s church planting/strengthening program. Beth returned to the U.S. in 1999 and ministered for the next six years from an office at her sending church in San Antonio, supporting FH’s worldwide relief efforts. With FH’s relief team, Beth worked most major wars and disasters from 1999 to 2005, including the conflicts in the Congo, Afghanistan and Iraq; India’s Gujarat earthquake; and FH’s tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia.

DAVID FREEDMAN - JustSeenIt.com

David reviews "Homefront," "OldBoy," "Mandela," "Black Nativity," and "Mob City"

David Freedman is the show runner for "Just Seen It" and obtained his Masters in Film and TV Production at USC and attended Brandeis University as an undergraduate in Film Production and Computer Science.