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Morning Round-Up 12-18

By on 12.18.13 | 10:07AM

Feature of the Day: Where Are the People? Evangelical Christianty in America is losing its power—what happened to Orange County’s Crystal Cathedral shows why

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Study Looks at Marijuana Demand in Washington
  2. Federal Judge to Hear Ohio Gay Marriage Fight
  3. 1st Navy Bribery Conviction May Bring Wider Probe


  1. The Reboot: Barack Obama’s at the lowest point in his presidency. Can John Podesta save him?
  2. Paul Ryan wants House tax-writing gavel in 2015
  3. The Senate’s Scrooge session


  1. Accused September 11 attacker expelled from Guantanamo courtroom
  2. Insurers wary of new Obamacare fix for January health plans
  3. Tech executives press Obama to reform surveillance practices

Wall Street Journal

  1. New Mortgages to Get Pricier Next Year
  2. Meltdown Averted, Bernanke Struggled to Stoke Growth
  3. Low Inflation Tests World’s Central Banks

Washington Post

  1. Feeling besieged, tea party groups prepare for policy battles
  2. The silver lining for Democrats on Obamacare
  3. Federal workers’ job satisfaction falls, with Homeland Security Dept. ranking lowest again

Washington Times

  1. Top Democrats reject court ruling over NSA spying on Americans
  2. Government wasted $30 billion on ‘pillownauts,’ crystal goblets—buying human urine!
  3. Obama mocks Putin, picks gay athletes for Sochi delegation

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

 The American Conservative

  1. BDS Turns the Corner

The Blaze

  1. ‘Troubling’: Federal Judge Orders Obama Admin. To Disclose Document Its Been Trying To Keep Hidden


  1. Sessions: Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Uses Double Counting Just Like Obamacare
  2. Thanksgiving, Christmas Shoppers Drive Gun Sales Toward Florida Record

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Boehner rents Capitol Hill apartment from tanning bed lobbyist
  2. Trial lawyers, rejoice: The year’s most ludicrous civil court decisions

  1. Gov’t Waste: Back Pay for ‘Non-Essential’ Employees During Shutdown Cost $2.5 Billion
  2. Poll: Americans’ Belief in God Is Strong—But Declining

National Review

  1. Inequality Does Not Matter
  2. Obamacare’s Silent Insurers

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Purge in Pyongyang
  2. Iran Reveals New Details of Shoulder-Fired Missiles

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Why the U.S. Paid Karzai’s Top Aide
  2. The Next President Won’t Save Us

Talking Points Memo

  1. The Conservative Media Arms Race Coming To An Internet Near You
  2. Colleagues Doubt Paul Ryan Will Set His Sights on White House


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