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“Godlike Fatherhood #1” by Mark Chanski


SERMON:  “Godlike Fatherhood #1”

SONG:  “God of Our Fathers”

“Historic deal reached with Iran over nuclear program”


By Ann Curry

GENEVA – Secretary of State John Kerry and leaders from five other world powers early Sunday reached a nuclear deal with Iran, following intense negotiations that took place over several days in Geneva.

The deal represents a historic breakthrough in the world’s decade-long nuclear standoff with Iran, and in the 35-year-long diplomatic freeze between Iran and the United States.


“Damage control: Administration pledges Obamacare enrollment fixes”


By Kristen Welker and Daniel Arkin, NBC News

As the Obama administration scrambles to rectify the rocky rollout of the online health care marketplace, the Health Department said Sunday that it has enlisted the “best and brightest” to help fix the website’s torrent of technical glitches and bugs as the president prepares to address the problems at the White House on Monday.

“Our team is bringing in some of the best and brightest from both inside and outside government to scrub in with the team and help improve,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a blog post published Sunday.

The blog post also says technology officials have been working “around the clock” to ensure that individuals can create accounts and apply for health care coverage without any digital roadblocks.

“We’re proud of these quick improvements, but we know there’s still more work to be done,” the post says. “We will continue to conduct regular maintenance nearly every night to improve the experience.”

President Obama is “frustrated” by the problems in the rollout of his signature domestic policy achievement, Treasury Secretary and former White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said Sunday.

“I think there’s no one more frustrated than the president at the difficulty in the website,” Lew said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning.


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“Chances of averting government shutdown appear slim”


By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer

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The chances of averting a partial shutdown of the federal government seemed to vanish Sunday as leading members of Congress blamed their opponents for being unwilling to come to an agreement on a spending bill keep government operations running.

The House voted late Saturday night to delay President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for a year – a move which made it almost inevitable that a partial shutdown — which would idle tens of thousands of federal workers — will start Monday at midnight.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday that the Senate would reject two amendments the House passed late Saturday night – one to delay Obamacare for a year and another to repeal the tax on medical device manufacturers that was included in the Affordable Care Act.


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Today in History, September 29th


Did you pray yesterday?


today IS Sunday. . .

I’m just saying.

“Egypt protesters ransack headquarters of President Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood on 2nd day of demos”



CAIRO – Protesters have stormed and ransacked the Cairo headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi‘s Muslim Brotherhood Islamist group.

An Associated Press video journalist at the scene says protesters stormed the six-story building in an eastern Cairo district Monday morning, leaving the heavily fortified villa with furniture and files.

Footage on local TV networks showed smashed windows and smoke billowing out of the building. One protester was seen removing the Muslim Brotherhood sign from the building’s front wall.

The storming of the Brotherhood’s headquarters followed overnight clashes between armed Morsi supporters barricaded inside the building and young protesters pelting it with firebombs and rocks.

At least 10 people were killed during Sunday’s protests, five of them in provinces south of the capital Cairo. Activists said five more were killed outside the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

On Sunday, supporters of the Islamist leader barricaded inside the Brotherhood office opened fire on protesters pelting the suburban villa with rocks and firebombs. A fire broke out in the heavily fortified building.


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“The Ed Show moves to weekend evenings on MSNBC this spring”

MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” hosted by Ed Schultz, will move to weekend evenings next month. The announcement was made by Ed Schultz on his broadcast this evening. “The Ed Show” will air live on MSNBC from 5-7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in April. More details of Ed’s new weekend program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Closing out his show on Wednesday, Ed Schultz said: “And in the big finish tonight, a big personal and professional announcement. MSNBC will be expanding its weekend programming and this opens a big opportunity for “The Ed Show” and my brand. I will be leaving this time slot at 8 pm ET and moving to Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 7 pm.

“I raised my hand for this assignment for a number of personal and professional reasons. My fight on “The Ed Show” has been for the workers and the middle class. This new time slot will give me the opportunity to produce and focus on stories that I care about and are important to American families and American workers.  FULL  ARTICLE

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“Cardinals begin to see Vatican secrecy as the problem”


By Mark Phillips


VATICAN CITY — Officially, the conclave to choose a new pope does not convene until Tuesday. Unofficially, the speculation goes on, with the names of at least two cardinals from the U.S. prominent in the mix.

One hundred fifteen cardinals will vote – and Sunday, for them, was a day of rest and prayer.

The bells that rang out across Rome on what could be the last Sunday before there’s a new pope, or what might have been the opening bells of round one of the papal election.

Around the city, the cardinals whose names have been bandied about on speculative lists of potential popes were on display. No campaigning here, of course, but everybody knows who they are and what they represent.


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