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The Briefing 09-30-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court maneuverings on same-sex marriage reminder that the political is often personal Supreme Court meets to consider taking gay marriage cases, Chicago Tribune...

  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • Culture Wars
  • Justin Welby
  • Supreme Court
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Briefing 06-26-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives united on right to privacy Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones, New York Times (Adam Liptak) 2)...

  • Audio
  • Canada
  • Hollywood
  • Joe Biden
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 05-07-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Religious liberty rightly affirmed by Supreme Court decision approving non-generic prayer TOWN OF GREECE, NEW YORK v. GALLOWAY ET AL., Supreme Court A Defeat...

  • adultery
  • Audio
  • Boko Haram
  • Religious Liberty
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 05-06-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court determines sectarian prayers before town council are not unconstitutional Supreme Court upholds legislative prayer at council meetings, Washington Post (Robert...

  • Audio
  • Boko Haram
  • Public Prayer
  • South Korea
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-03-14

Supreme Court lifts ban on aggregate campaign donations; Why is Mississippi religious freedom law controversial? It shouldn’t be; Boy Scout “halfway policy” now backfires as…

  • Audio
  • Boy Scouts
  • Campaign Donations
  • Denmark
  • Mississippi
  • Religious Freedom
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-01-14

The “unforeseen” mudslide tragedy was not unforeseen; Justice Ginsburg, the power of the courts, and the pressure of retirement; Will democracy survive? Complacency is the…

  • Audio
  • Democracy
  • Justice Ginsburg
  • Mudslide
  • Natural Disaster
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-24-14

Politically active judges are not responding to Supreme Court decisions, but anticipating them; Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reveal if he is truly serious…

  • Audio
  • Children
  • Dogs
  • Judicial Activism
  • Michigan
  • Pets
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-26-13

Contraception Mandate likely headed to Supreme Court matters for all of us, not just Hobby Lobby; Will same-sex marriage split the United Methodist Church? Church…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • contraception mandate
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Obamacare
  • Russia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • United Methodist Church
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The Briefing 11-14-13

Heart-wrenching New York Magazine cover story interviews women who have had abortions; Supreme Court flooded with abortion cases; Atheist mega-churches? Atheists are religious about their…

  • Abortion
  • Atheism
  • Atheist Mega Church
  • Audio
  • New York Magazine
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-13-13

Ministry Opportunity: Millions of Filipinos in U.S. mourn loss of family and friends; Hawaii just a signature away from legalizing same-sex marriage; For gay marriage…

  • Audio
  • ENDA
  • Hawaii
  • kids
  • Legislative Prayer
  • Michelangelo Signorile
  • Parenting
  • Philippines
  • Religious Exemption
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-06-13

After 30 years, legislative prayer will return to the Supreme Court; Measure to outlaw discrimination based on gender orientation passes Senate; Gay-rights advocates celebrate 2013…

  • Audio
  • ENDA
  • Gay Rights
  • Legislative Prayer
  • Non-Discrimination Act
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 10-30-13

Texas abortion law blocked and likely headed to Supreme Court; Wisconsin law debate puts rights rights of mother over rights of unborn baby; “Opportunity Index”…

  • Abortion
  • Academy of Pediatrics
  • Audio
  • HIV
  • Opportunity Index
  • Screen Time
  • Supreme Court
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
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The Briefing 10-23-13

Religious Freedom Too Important: Hobby Lobby wants contraception mandate case decided by the Supreme Court; Government can’t replace parents: Speaking to young children dramatically enhances…

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Audio
  • Contraception
  • Facebook
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Language-gap
  • Pre-K
  • Supreme Court
  • violence
  • Youth
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The Briefing 10-08-13

New York Times Editors give their opinion on how Supreme Court should rule; Originalism, Textualism, and Theology in Scalia’s historic interview; California Governor signs law…

  • Audio
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • California
  • California Baptist University
  • Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Multiple Parents
  • Supreme Court
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 10-07-13

Supreme Court could take on seismic cultural issues this season; Rift over abortion at Catholic School instructive for Evangelicals; Dating at 11 years-old is dangerous.…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Catholic Schools
  • Catholicism
  • Dating
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Parenting
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • secularism
  • Supreme Court
  • Teen Dating
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The Briefing 08-27-13

Chemical weapons in Syria prove to be “uncivilized, barbarian, rogue”; Compromising personal morality now the “price of citizenship”; Rabbi Kushner: It doesn’t have to be…

  • Audio
  • Chemical Weapons
  • Harold Kushner
  • John Kerry
  • Mormons
  • New Mexico
  • Photography
  • Rabbi
  • Supreme Court
  • Syria
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The Briefing 08-06-13

The “other shoe” is dropping: Same-sex marriage decisions quickly extending to state courts; Government matchmakers: South Korea arranges government dating parties; The rise of “Mooching…

  • China
  • China's One Child Policy
  • DOMA
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Age
  • Millenials
  • Paganism
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • South Korea
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 06-27-13

Virtually impossible to exaggerate importance and future impact of Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage; Obama claims implementing thousands of DOMA policy changes will be…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Defense of Marriage Act
  • gay marriage
  • President Obama
  • Proposition 8
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • Texas
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The Briefing 06-26-13

Today’s historic Supreme Court decision destined to change American perception of marriage; Blue state gets even more blue: Markey wins Kerry seat in Massachusetts; Filibuster…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Edward J. Markey
  • Environmental Address
  • Filibuster
  • John Kerry
  • Massachusetts
  • Obama
  • Supreme Court
  • Texas
  • Wendy Davis
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The Briefing 06-25-13

6-year old transgender boy wins court-ordered access to girls bathroom; Affirmative Action less than affirmative as non-decision handed down from Supreme Court; Italian court convicts…

  • Affirmative Action
  • Audio
  • Berlusconi
  • Bobby Jindal
  • Chris Christie
  • Civil Rights
  • Coy Mathis
  • Homosexuality
  • Italy
  • Supreme Court
  • Surrogacy
  • Surrogate parenting
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 06-14-13

1) Praying for those impacted by the Colorado wildfires 2 dead as firefighters battle Colorado blaze, CNN (Ashley Fantz and Paul Vercammen) 2) Important ruling for...

  • Audio
  • Chemical Weapons
  • Civil Rights
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado wildfires
  • Father's Day
  • Fatherhood
  • Gene Patent
  • Human Genes
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Late-Term Abortion
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • President Obama
  • Supreme Court
  • Syria
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The Briefing 06-12-13

1. Plan B contraceptive will now be available over-the-counter to girls of any age Feds: Morning-after pill appeal officially on hold, Associated Press (Tom Hays)...

  • Audio
  • Contraception
  • Digital Age
  • Digital Generation
  • Homosexuality
  • NSA
  • Obama
  • Parenting
  • Plan B
  • Screen Time
  • Supreme Court
  • Surveillance
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The Briefing 06-04-13

1) DNA ruling demonstrates limitations of traditional liberal/conservative divide Justices Allow Police to Take DNA Samples After Arrests, New York Times (Adam Liptak) 2) Americans...

  • Audio
  • Barbara Walters
  • DNA testing
  • Government
  • IRS
  • Lautenberg
  • Media
  • MSNBC
  • News
  • Senate
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-02-13

Story 1 - The Marginalization of Moral Argument in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate How Gay Marriage Won, Time (David von Drehle) Bracketing Morality — The...

  • Audio
  • ethics
  • GOP
  • Homosexuality
  • Morality
  • Republicans
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-29-13

Story 1 - Where is the moral factor in the marriage debate? Court should honor traditional marriage, USA Today (Eric Teetsel) The Other Lawyer in...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • DOMA
  • Freedom
  • New York City
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • Washington State
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The Briefing 03-28-13

Story 1 - DOMA faces tough scrutiny in Supreme Court hearings Justices Seem Set to End U.S. Ban on Benefits to Gay Spouses, New York...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Children
  • DOMA
  • Families
  • Family Meals
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • gay marriage
  • North Dakota
  • Pornography
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • Teenagers
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The Briefing 03-27-13

Story 1 - The arguments and implications in historic Supreme Court hearings Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio 03/26/2013 Supreme Court of the United States Marriage...

  • Abortion
  • Anglicanism
  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • DOMA
  • gay marriage
  • Justin Welby
  • MSNBC
  • Proposition 8
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • sanctity of life
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-26-13

Story 1 - A historic week: Where will the Supreme Court justices go? Heightened Scrutiny, New York Times (Op-Ed) Marriage and the Supreme Court, Wall...

  • Audio
  • gay marriage
  • Harry Reems
  • Pornography
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Starbucks
  • Supreme Court
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Marriage in the Dock—The Supreme Court Considers Same-Sex Marriage

The next two days are destined to stand among the most significant days in our nation's constitutional history, but the issues at stake reach far...Read this essay →

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