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CBN NewsWatch: December 5, 2012

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 5: Payback Time? GOP strips Tea Party lawmakers of posts; Non-profits say tax deduction loss would be devastating; Tips on how to beat the holiday blues; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" HOW

CONSERVATIVE IS TOO

CONSERVATIVE?

WHY SOME TEA PARTY LAWMAKERS ARE

SEEING A BACKLASH FROM THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY.

PLUS TENSION IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, LATEST ON RIOTS IN EGYPT

AND POSSIBILITY OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS IN SYRIA.

AND HOW CHRISTIANS ARE

STEPPING IN TO HELP ORPHANS OF

ARAB SPRING.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." THE QUESTION

TONIGHT ARE OUTSPOKEN

CONSERVATIVE LAWMAKERS PAYING A

PRICE.

GOOD EVENING I AM LEE WEB.

AND I AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

IN 2010, TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVES

SWEPT HOUSE REPUBLICANS INTO

POWER.

NOW THEY WORRY GOP LEADERS SEEM

TO BE SWEEPING THE SAME TEA

PARTY LAWMAKERS UNDER THE RUG

ALL BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO

CONSERVATIVE.

JOHN JESSUP HAS TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

REPORTER: A TEA PARTY

REPUBLICAN WHO CAME TO

WASHINGTON ON A MISSION TO REIGN

IN AN OUT OF CONTROL GOVERNMENT.

I WAS CRITICAL OF THE DEBT

DEAL WHICH CREATED THE FISCAL

CLIFF AND LACK OF PROGRESS TAKEN

DOWN 'OBAMACARE.'

HIS PRINCIPLES PUT HIM AT

ODDS WITH PARTY LEADERS.

HE WAS THE FIRST TO CRITICIZE

JOHN BOEHNER'S PLAN.

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT 800

BILLION DOLLARS OF REVENUE, I

DON'T SEE HOW YOU DO THAT

WITHOUT LARGE DECREASES OF

TAXES.

ON THE SAME DAY SPEAKER

BOEHNER RELEASED THE PLAN, HE

BROKE BAD NEWS, THEY WERE

GETTING BOOTED FROM THEIR PRIMO

POST.

THESE FOUR CONSERVATIVES KICKED

OFF, REMOVED FROM THE BUDGET

COMMITTEE WHERE THEY VOTED

AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN BUDGET

CREATED BY PAUL RYAN.

THAT MIGHT BE PART OF THE

REASONS, WE DON'T KNOW.

THEY DON'T KNOW BECAUSE THEY

WEREN'T GIVEN AN EXPLANATION.

CBN NEWS CONTACTED SPEAKER

BOEHNER'S OFFICE AND ONLY GIVEN

THIS RESPONSE.

REPUBLICAN STEERING COMMITTEE

MAKES DECISIONS BASED ON A RANGE

OF FACTORS.

HILLCAMP WONDERS IF HIS PRO-LIFE

PRINCIPLES ARE TO BLAME.

HE LABELED IT VINDICTIVE AND

THEY STRIPPED HIM FROM THE

AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE.

HIS REMOVAL IS THE FIRST TIME IN

150 YEAR THAT IS A KANSAS LAUM

MAKER WILL NOT BE ON THE ROSTER.

MUCH LIKE THE SONG ABOUT

SANTA, THERE IS A LIST AND

CHECKING OR REPUBLICANS WILL PAY

A PRICE.

HILLCAMP WILL REMAY NOT LOYAL TO

HIS CONSTITUENTS.

CBN NEWS, JOHN WAAGE, CAPITOL

HILL.

A RAISE IN THE DEBT CEILING

TO AVOID GOING OVER FISCAL

CLIFF.

IF A DEAL ISN'T MADE BY JANUARY

1ST, THE ECONOMY MAYBE FORCED

BACK INTO A RECESSION.

SEEMINGLY, REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS CANNOT AGREE

ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO

TAXING THE TOP INCOME EARNERS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: LET'S ALLOW

HIGHER RATES TO GO UP FOR THE

TOP 2%.

AN OBSESSION TO RAISE TAXES

IS NOT GOING TO RAISE THE

PROBLEM.

BEHIND THE SCENES, WHITE

HOUSE AND HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE

IDENTIFYING AREAS OF SIGNIFICANT

OVERLAP AND COULD FORM THE BASIS

FOR A FINAL AGREEMENT ON THE

FISCAL CLIFF P. BOTH SIDES

CONCEDE ENTITLEMENT SPENDING AND

REDUCTION ARE ESSENTIAL.

THE CHARITABLE TAX DEDUCTION

REWARDS AMERICANS FOR GIVING TO

CHARITIES AND NON-PROFIT

ORGANIZATIONS.

240 REPRESENTATIVES GATHERED

TODAY ON CAPITOL HILL.

THEY HAD A QUICK SESSION ON

LOBBYING DO'S AND DON'TS.

MANY MAY NOT SURVIVE IF THE

DEDUCTION IS ENDED.

AS AN ORGANIZATION THAT

SERVES EVERY ZIP CODE IN

AMERICA, SALVATION AMERICA MET

NEEDS OF 30 BILLION PEOPLE LAST

YEAR AND DEPENDENT UPON PUBLIC

SUPPORT.

RESCUE MISSIONS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY WOULD BE AFFECTED.

RET BUTLER IS WITH THE

ASSOCIATION OF GOSPEL RESCUE

MISSIONS.

RET, IN YOUR OPINION, IS THERE A

REAL THREAT TO THE CHARITABLE

DEDUCTIONS ENDING?

YES.

RESCUE MISSIONS RELY HEAVILY ON

THE CHARITABLE DEDUCTION AND

GIVING.

WHAT WE HEAR ON CAPITOL HILL IS

THAT EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE.

WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE ANYTHING

NOR GRANTED.

RHETT, HAVE YOU AND THE FOLKS

IN YOUR ORGANIZATION SAT DOWN

AROUND THE CONFERENCE TABLE TO

SEE HOW MUCH THIS WOULD IMPACT

YOUR PARTICULAR ORGANIZATION?

IT IS HARD TO SAY.

EVERY RESCUE MISSION IS

DIFFERENT.

GIVEN THE FACT THAT RESCUE

MISSIONS RELY 75% OF THE GIVING.

IT WOULD HAVE A DIRECT HIT FOR

HOMELESS AND HUNGRY AND FREE

DONATIONS AND CLOTHES AND GOODS

AND ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAMS.

IT WOULD BE A DIRECT IMPACT IF

THE CONGRESS CHANGES THE

CHARITABLE DEDUCTION WHICH WE

ARE COMPLETELY AGAINST.

IT IS YOUR OPINION THAT YOU

ALL DO A BETTER JOB OF TAKING

CARE OF THE HOMELESS THAN THE

GOVERNMENT, IS THAT CORRECT?

I REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT.

I HAVE SEEN PROGRAMS UP CLOSE.

I THINK RESCUE COMMISSIONS STAND

TOE TO TOE.

GOVERNMENT CAN'T MATCH THE

LEVERAGING.

RHETT, ONE IDEA FLOATED BY

MITT ROMNEY, CAP ALL ITEMIZED

DEDUCTIONS 17-$20,000

DEDUCTIONS?

IT IS A BAD IDEA.

IT WILL HARM THE PEOPLE THAT

RESCUE MISSIONS ARE SERVING.

A LOT OF DIFFERENT THING THAT IS

COULD FIT INTO THAT BUCKET NO

MATTER THE CAP.

IN THE END IT IS GOING TO

DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF GIVING

RESCUE MISSIONS RECEIVE AND LESS

OF AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO

GIVE TO RESCUE MISSIONS AND

THEIR CHURCHES.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR BEING

HERE.

MY PLEASURE, THANK YOU.

A DISPUTED SANTA MONICA

NATIVITY SCENE AFTER THE CITY

BANNED THEM HAVING THE SCENE.

THEY HAVE BEEN SETTING UP IN

PALISADES PARK FOR SIX DECADES.

THE MOVE TO PRIVATE LAND IS NOT

A RESOLUTION AND PLAN TO FILE AN

APPEAL.

TURNING OVERSEAS, NEARLY 300

PEOPLE REPORTED DEAD AFTER A

POWERFUL TYPHOON FLOODED THE

PHILIPPINES.

OFFICIALS FEAR THE DEATH TOLL

WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AS

RESCUERS REACH OTHER HARD HIT

AREAS ISOLATED BY LANDSLIDES.

THE TYPHOON WAS ONE OF THE

STRONGEST STORMS TO HIT

PHILIPPINES THIS YEAR.

PALASTINIAN OFFICIALS SAY IT

COULD DESTROY HOPES OF PEACE

TALKS.

ISRAELIS THEY ALREADY BROKE DOWN

PEACE TALKS.

THE WEST BANK SUPPORTS ISRAEL TO

BUILD THOUSANDS OF NEW HOMES ON

THE LAND.

THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT SAY WE

SHOULDN'T LIVE HERE.

MOST DON'T AGREE, WE BELIEVE WE

HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE HERE.

IT IS HYPOCRITICAL, IT IS

WRONG.

PALESTINIANS ARE TRYING TO

CLAIM ALL OF THE LAND AS THEIR

OWN.

ELSEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

PRESIDENT MOHAMMED MORSI IS BACK

IN HIS CAIRO PALACE AFTER MASS

PROTEST FORCED THE EGYPTIAN

PRESIDENT TO LEAVE.

ISRAEL IS VOICING CONCERNS

THAT SYRIA COULD USE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS MORE FROM

JERUSALEM.

REPORTER: SOME 100,000

EGYPTIANS TOOK TO THE STREETS OF

CAIRO AND FORCED THE PRESIDENT

TO LEAVE.

MANY EGYPTIANS ARE ANGRY OVER

ISLAMIST PRESIDENT MOHAMMED

MORSI'S SEIZURE OF POWER.

IT WOULD INSHRINE ISLAMIC SHARIA

LAW.

TODAY WE ARE DEMANDING ONE

PARTY DOESN'T CONTROL

EVERYTHING.

THE REVOLUTION IS FOR ALL THE

EGYPTIAN PEOPLE.

NOW ONE PARTY IS TRYING TO

CONTROL EVERYTHING.

THAT IS WHAT WE REJECT.

MORSI LEFT THE PALACE THROUGH

A BACK DOOR.

AMATEUR VIDEO SHOWED FIGHTING IN

THE FIGHTING OF DAMASCUS.

NEW FEARS AROSE IN THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT

ASSAD MIGHT USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS

AGAINST THE REBELS.

ISRAEL SHARES A BORDER WITH

SHEER YA ON THE GO LAWN HEIGHTS.

PRIME MINISTER BENOTMAN SAYS HE

IS STANDING WITH THE U.S. [

FOREIGN SPEAKING ] TOGETHER WITH

THE INTERN NATIONAL COMMUNITY,

WE ARE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENTS IN

SYRIA REGARDING THE STOCK PILE

OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

I HEARD THE IMPORTANT THINGS

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID IN THIS

MATTER.

WE ARE OF THE SAME PREPONDERANOPINION THAT

THESE WEAPONS MUST NOT BE USED.

THEY ARE CONSIDERING MILITARY

OPTIONS TO SECURE A CHEMICAL AND

BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

ISLAMIC EXTREMISM IS GROWING

MORE SERIOUS IN NIGERIA.

BOKO HARAM HAS KILLED A RECORD

NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

2012 THE WORST YEAR FOR VIOLENCE

YET.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALIENATED THE

WORLD'S MODERATE MUSLIMS.

BOKO HARAM OPENED FIRE AND

KILLED DOZENS OF CIVILIANS.

BELGIUM HAS SWORN IN TWO

OFFICIALS FROM AN ISLAM PARTY

THAT SUPPORT SHARIA LAW.

THEY WANT TO TURN BELGIUM INTO

AN ISLAMIC STATE.

ONE CRITIC SAID IT WILL

UNDERMINE DEMOCRACY.

HE SAID IT MAY TAKE DECADES TO

INFORCE SHARIA LAW.

MUSLIMS MAKE UP ONE QUARTER OF

THE POPULATION OF BRUSSELS.

COMING UP, DR. LINDA MENTAL

TALKS ABOUT BEATING THE HOLIDAY

BLUES.

WELCOME BACK, THE CHRISTMAS

SEASON SHOULD BE A TIME FILLED

WITH JOY.

FOR MANY IT BRINGS ABOUT A

STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION.

LORIE JOHNSON RECENTLY SPOKE

WITH LINDA MENTAL ABOUT THE

REALITIES OF THE HOLIDAY BLUES.

REPORTER: WE HEAR SO MUCH

ABOUT THE HOLIDAY BLUES AT

CHRISTMAS TIME, THERAPIST LINDA

MENTALS JOINS US TO TALK ABOUT

THE CHALLENGES.

THERE IS A MYTH ASSOCIATED WITH

THE HOLIDAY BLUES, SUICIDE RATES

GO SKY HIGH AT CHRISTMAS TIME.

IT IS NOT TRUE.

YOU ARE DOING A REAL SERVICE

BY SETTING US STRAIGHT.

CDC HAS STATISTICS ON SUICIDE,

DURING THE HOLIDAYS IT IS ONE OF

THE LOWEST TIMES, I THINK

BECAUSE FAMILIES ARE SUPPORTED,

PEOPLE TOGETHER, LOTS OF

ACTIVITIES, YOU CAN GO TO A

CHURCH AND FIND THINGS TO DO AND

EVERYBODY IN THAT HOLIDAY

SPIRIT.

IT IS AFTER THE HOLIDAYS WHERE

PEOPLE ARE ISOLATED, THEY DON'T

HAVE THE SUPPORT THAT THINGS

FEEL LIKE THEY DETERIORATE.

THE HIGHEST TIME OF THE YEAR

THAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCE SUICIDE

THE MOST IS IN THE SPRINGTIME.

NEW WHAT ARE TIPS YOU WOULD HAVE

FOR PEOPLE TO FACE THE DIFFICULT

FAMILY MEMBERS AT CHRISTMAS?

SOME FAMILIES REALLY DO

STRUGGLE.

THE FIRST ONE IS, ANTICIPATE

WHAT YOUR FAMILY IS ALL ABOUT.

YOU KNOW FROM BEING WITH YOUR

FAMILY WHAT THE KEY ISSUES ARE

THAT ARE GOING TO TRIGGER YOU TO

REACT TO THINGS AND DECIDE AHEAD

OF TIME WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO

DO.

PRACTICE YOUR RESPONSE WITH YOUR

SPOUSE OR ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER.

TRY TO STICK TO A DIFFERENT

PLAN.

I THINK IT IS HELPFUL TO PICK

YOUR BATTLES AT HOLIDAY TIMES.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT

CAN IRRITATE YOU.

PEOPLE ARE STRESSED.

MAYBE THERE IS TOO MUCH ALCOHOL

AND PEOPLE GET IRRITABLE.

SOME PEOPLE GET ACTUALLY MEAN.

IT IS GOOD TO CHOOSE NOT TO TAKE

OFFENSE WHICH IS VERY SCRIPTURE

RAL THING AND SHOW A LOT OF

GRACE AND IN VERY, VERY

DIFFICULT FAMILY SITUATIONS,

GOOD TO HAVE AN EXIT PLAN.

IF THINGS DETERIORATE WITH

ALCOHOL AND THINGS ALMOST BECOME

ABUSIVE.

THANK THEM FOR HAVING YOU.

THEN HAVE SOME WHERE TO GO AND

DON'T STAY THERE OVERNIGHT.

RIGHT.

TRY TO KEEP THE HOLIDAY

LIGHT, FUN.

ONE OF THE THINGS I SUGGEST.

IF YOU KNOW YOUR FAMILY IS

DIFFICULT, PLAN ACTIVITIES.

BRING SOME GAMES, INTERACTIVE

BOARD GAMES.

GET OUTSIDE.

IT IS GREAT TO GO FOR A WALK.

PEOPLE FEEL BETTER WHEN THEY ARE

DOING ACTIVITIES.

LINDA, WE COULD GO ON AND ON

FOR HOURS.

I AM SURE MANY OF OUR VIEWERS

WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE

INFORMATION.

HOW CAN THEY FIND OUT MORE?

THEY CAN CHECK MY CBN BLOG.

LOTS OF ARTICLES ON TIPS FOR

DEALING WITH STRESS AND HOLIDAY

ISSUES.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

UP NEXT, SEE WHAT IS BEING

DONE TO BRING HOPE AND HEALTH TO

EGYPT'S SUFFERING CHILDREN.

THE WORLD FOCUSES ON THE

POLITICAL CHAOS IN EGYPT, ONE

GROUP OF PEOPLE IS SUFFERING

QUIETLY.

THEY ARE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS

OF THE ARAB SPRING.

IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS REPORT, GARY

LANE EXPLAINS HOW CHRISTIANS ARE

HELPING THEM FIND HOPE.

WHEN THE SITUATION OF COURSE

IS GETTING WORSE.

THERE IS A LOT OF INSECURITIES,

INSTABILITIES HAPPENING IN

EGYPT.

IT IS THE WEAKEST AND MUST

VULNERABLE THAT SUFFER THE MOST.

REPORTER: 20% EARN LESS THAN

$2 A DAY.

MANY ARE WIDOWS, 1.7 EGYPTIAN

CHILDREN ARE ORPHANS.

THIS GROUP REACHES OUT TO WIDOWS

AND THEIR CHILDREN.

ONCE A FATHER PASSES AWAY,

YOU HAVE NOTHING.

FIRST STEP, OF COURSE, CHILDREN

PULLED OUT OF SCHOOL.

THEY BECOME THE CHILD LABOR, THE

CHILD PRIDE, THOSE ABUSED AND

GROW TO PERPETUATE THIS POVERTY.

THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS

TREATED AS SOCIAL OUTCASTS.

EGYPTIANS HAVE NO UNEMPLOYMENT

OR SOCIAL SECURITY.

31-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S HUSBAND DIED

FROM STOMACH CANCER.

SHE AND TWO CHILDREN STRUGGLED

EVER SINCE.

THEY LIVE IN A SMALL CITY

APARTMENT.

THIS CHRISTIAN VOLUNTEER

REGULARLY VISITS HER AND HER

CHILDREN.

THEY NEED AN EDUCATION,

11-YEAR-OLD ANTONIO COULD BARELY

READ.

AFTER 15 SESSIONS WITH COPTIC

ORPHANS HE CAN NOW READ BIBLE

STORY.

[ FOREIGN SPEAKING ] HE

STARTEDED OUT WITH SENDING MONEY

TO THE CHILDREN.

THEN WE REALIZED WAIT A MINUTE,

TO GET THEM ON THEIR FEET, WE

NEED TO FOCUS ON EDUCATION.

A CHRISTIAN TOOTER HELP ED HIM

GET BETTER GRADES.

LAST YEAR HE WAS NO. 2 IN HIS

CLASS.

HIS FATHER DIED AT AGE 38.

HIS MOTHER LEARNED SKILLS OF HER

OWN AND HAD NO MONEY TO GET

STARTED.

CARING CHRISTIANS PROVIDED HER

WITH THE SEED MONEY TO OPERATE A

HAIR SALON.

I WAS AFRAID TO GO OUT IN

PUBLIC.

I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH SELF-ESTEEM.

I TALK TO PEOPLE NOW.

I AM A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON.

I THANK GOD THE SALON IS

PROVIDING FOOD AND CLOTHING.

EVERYTHING WE NEED.

AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS THE

LORD PROVIDING FOR US.

15-YEAR-OLD IMAN'S FATHER DIED

WHEN HE WAS THREE YEARS OLD.

THEY PAID FOR HIS SCHOOL AND HIS

MOTHER'S HEART SURGERY.

SHE NOW DOES SMALL SEWING JOB.

THE LANDLORD WANTS THEM TO

LEAVE.

IMAN TAKES THEM ON A TOUR OF THE

HOUSE THAT COPTIC ORPHANS IS

BUILDING FOR THEIR FAMILY.

THE CHILDREN WOULD NOT HAVE

BEEN ABLE TO CONTINUE WITHOUT

SCHOOL.

THEY ARE NOW DOING WELL IN THEIR

CLASSES.

I AM THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL FOR

GOD FOR THEIR HELP.

THEY HAVE A BRIGHTER FUTURE

BECAUSE OF THE HELP OF CARING

AMERICAN AND EGYPTIAN

CHRISTIANS.

UNFORTUNATELY THE RISE OF THE

ISLAMIST MAY CAUSE GREATER

PERSECUTION.

IT MAY LEAD TO MORE WIDOWS AND

ORPHANS.

MANY OF THE CHRISTIANS HAVE

TOLD ME I AM WILLING TO DIE FOR

CHRIST.

THEY WILL BE PUT IN SUCH A

SITUATION.

WE WANT TO BE MORE AND MORE

READY TO PAIR AND SUPPORT AND

MAKE THE CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT

STRONGER AND STRONGER.

ACTUALLY, CHRIST GIVES US AN

OFFER TO WORK BESIDE HIM.

TO ME IT IS THE GREATEST OFFER.

GARY LANE, CBN UH-NEWS.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS, K 9S

BEHIND THE WHEEL.

WELL MOST ANIMAL OWNERS THINK

THEIR PET IS THE SMARTEST

AROUND.

SOME DOGS IN NEW ZEALAND

COULD GIVE THEM A RUN FOR THEIR

MONEY.

TAKE A LOOK.

HAND ON THE STEERING WHEEL.

ACCELERATOR ON THE STEERING, AND

DRIVE.

NEW ZEALAND SPCA IS TEACHING

THE DOGS HOW TO DRIVE ALL TO

CHANGE OPINION ON K9

INTELLIGENCE.

EACH BEHAVIOR IS A TRAINED

BEHAVIOR AND PUT THEM IN A

SEQUENCE.

IT IS A LOT TO DO.

IT TAKES A LONG TIME.

WE HAD A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, THE

BRAKING AND NOW WE HAVE IT ALL

HERE NOW.

[LAUGHTER].

DOGS UNDERWENT FIVE WEEKS OF

INDOOR TRAINING AND PUT IN A

MOCK CAR.

TWO WEEKS LATER, UPGRADED TO A

REAL CAR AS YOU CAN SEE.

I WAS ALMOST HIT TODAY BY

SOMEONE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER

FOR THEIR DOG TO DRIVE.

AND THE DOG WAS DRIVING ON

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD.

THEY DRIVE ON THE OTHER SIDE

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