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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.



“Chances of averting government shutdown appear slim”


By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer

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079 Capitol Hill United States Congress 1993 (Photo credit: David Holt London)

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.



Today in History, September 29th


Did you pray yesterday?


today IS Sunday. . .

I’m just saying.

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