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CBN NewsWatch: July 28, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, July 28: 'A disappointing moment': 'Skinny Repeal' bombs after 3 GOP senators defect; Russia retaliates, will boot U.S. diplomats over new sanctions, and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M CHARLENE AARON.

OBAMACARE REMAINS THE LAW

OF THE LAND AFTER AN

UNEXPECTED FAILED

LATE-NIGHT VOTE ON WHAT IS

BEING REFERRED TO AS A

SKINNY REPEAL OF THE LAW

IN THE SENATE.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS

US MORE FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: AFTER SEVEN

YEARS CAMPAIGNING ON A

PROMISE TO REPEAL AND

REPLACE OBAMACARE, SENATE

REPUBLICANS CAME UP JUST

ONE VOTE SHORT OF

APPROVING A MEASURE TO

FINALLY DISMANTEL PARTS OF

THE LAW.

THIS IS CLEARLY A

DISAPPOINTING MOMENT.

Reporter: THE MEASURE

WAS CALLED "SKINNY

REPEAL," BECAUSE IT ONLY

GOT RID OF KEY PARTS OF

OBAMACARE, NOT ALL OF

ILANALL.AND IT DIDN'T OFFER A

REPLACEMENT PLAN.

SENATOR McCAIN SAID HE

DIDN'T VOTE FOR THE

MEASURE BECAUSE IT HAD NO

REPLACEMENT FOR OBAMACARE.

SAYING ON TWITTER THAT

SKINNY REPEAL FELL SHORT

BECAUSE IT FELL SHORT OF

OUR PROMISE TO REPEAL AND

REPLACE OBAMACARE WITH

MEANINGFUL REFORM.

THE BILL'S DEFEAT IS A

CRUSHING BLOW TO BOTH

SENATE LEADERSHIP AND

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

AS OF NOW, THERE IS NO

KNOWN PATH FORWARD TO

REPEALING AND REPLACING

OBAMACARE.

AND WITH THE FAILURE IN

THE SENATE, PRESIDENT

TRUMP SAYS JUST LET

OBAMACARE IMPLODE.

MANY REPUBLICANS WERE NOT

HUGE FANS OF THE FAILED

BILL, BUT WANTED TO PASS

IT AND USE IT AS A

STARTING POINT TO WORK ON

OBAMACARE REPEAL THAT

COULD BE AMENDED AND

CHANGED IN CONFERENCE WITH

THE HOUSE.

FOLLOWING THE VOTE, SENATE

MINORITY LEADER CHUCK

SCHUMER AD TH ADMITTED ON THE

FLOOR, OBAMACARE ISN'T

PERFECT, AND IN AN

EMOTIONAL MOMENT ASKED

THIS COLLEAGUES TO DO

CROSS THE AISLE TO RETURN

BACK TO REGULAR ORDER AND

WORK WITH ONE ANOTHER.

ALL OF US WERE SO

INSPIRED...BY THE SPEECH

AND THE LIFE OF THE

SENATOR FROM ARIZONA.

AND HE ASKED US TO GO BACK

TO REGULAR ORDER, TO BRING

BACK THE SENATE THAT SOME

OF US WHO HAVE BEEN HERE A

WHILE REMEMBER.

MAYBE THIS CAN BE A MOMENT

WHERE WE START DOING THAT.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE IS DISAPPOINTED

REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE

CAN'T UNITE TO HELP THEM

ACHIEVE THIS TRUMP

CAMPAIGN PROMISE.

AND THE ADMINISTRATION

WANTED A POLICY VICTORY AS

IT IS DEALING WITH ITS OWN

PUBLIC IN-FIGHTING BETWEEN

REINCE PRIEBUS AND THE NEW

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI, AFTER

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI BLASTED

PRIEBUS IN "THE NEW

YORKER".

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS

SAYS THIS IS JUST HEALTHY

COMPETITION.

THIS IS A WHITE HOUSE

THAT HAS A LOT OF

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT

HIRES THE VERY BEST

PEOPLE.

THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS GOING

TO AGREE.

UNLIKE PREVIOUS

ADMINISTRATIONS, THIS

ISN'T GROUP THINK.

Reporter: AS FOR

McCAIN, HE CALLED FOR

THE BILL TO GO BACK TO

COMMITTEE WHERE THEY CAN

HOLD HEARINGS AND GET

INPUT FROM BOTH

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS.

BUT THE FUTURE FOR ANY

MORE MEASURES ON OBAMACARE

IS UNCLEAR.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN

NEWS.

Charlene: RUSSIA IS

PULLING BACK THE NUMBER OF

DIPLOMATS AT ITS U.S.

EMBASSY.

IT COMES AFTER THE U.S.

SENATE APPROVED FINANCIAL

SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA,

IRAN, AND NORTH KOREA.

PART OF THE BILL IS AIMED

AT PUNISHING THE COUNTRY

FOR MEDDLING IN THE 2016

ELECTION.

AND IT IS SUPPOSED TO KEEP

PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM

WAVING PENALTIES ON RUSSIA

WITHOUT CONSENT.

> WELL, U.S. MILITARY

SOURCES TELL CBN NEWS THAT

NORTH KOREA IS GETTING

READY TO TEST YET ANOTHER

INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC

MISSILE.

NOW THE TOP GENERAL IN THE

ARMY IS SPEAKING OUT,

SAYING IT WILL BE SOON

TIME TO TAKE ACTION.

CBN'S NATIONAL SECURITY

CORRESPONDENT ERIC

GONZALES WAS THERE WHEN

THE GENERAL REVEALED HIS

CONCERNS.

Reporter: IN A CANDID

INTERVIEW, MARK MILLIE

SAID NORTH KOREA IS THE

BIGGEST THREAT TO AMERICA,

AND WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE

A WAIT AND SEE ATTITUDE.

A WAR IN THE PENINSULA

WOULD BE TERRIBLE,

HOWEVER, A NUCLEAR WEAPON

DETONATING IN LOS ANGELES

WOULD BE TERRIBLE.

Reporter: HE SAYS THE

THREAT IS SERIOUS AND IT

IS NOT GOING IN A GOOD

DIRECTION.

HE SAYS NORTH KOREA IS A

COUNTRY WITH A WIDE

VARIETY OF MISSILES, A

SIZABLE CONVENTIONAL

FORCE, ALONG WITH CHEMICAL

AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

A WAR IN THE KOREAN

PENINSULA WOULD BE HIGHLY

DEADLY.

IT WOULD BE HORRIFIC.

THE UNITED STATES

MILITARY, IN COMBINATION

WITH THE SOUTH KOREAN

MILITARY, WOULD DESTROY

THE NORTH MILITARY, BUT IT

WOULD BE DONE AT A COST.

Reporter: BUT THE

GENERAL SAYS WE'RE AT A

POINT IN TIME WHERE TOUGH

CHOICES WILL HAVE TO BE

MADE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

MAKE CONSCIOUS DECISIONS

THAT WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT

CONSEQUENSES.

AND I'LL JUST STOP THERE.

BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO BE

A PRETTY PICTURE.

IT WILL BE VERY VIOLENT.

Reporter: VIOLENT AND

VERY LIKELY DEADLY FOR ALL

SIDES INVOLVED.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Charlene: THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY JUST

INCREASED A PART OF ITS

BUDGET THAT PAYS CONVICTED

TERRORISTS AND THEIR

FAMILIES.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS

FROM JERUSALEM, THE MOVE

COMES DESPITE PRESSURE

FROM THE UNITED STATES TO

END THE PRACTICE.

Chris: ON FRIDAY,

JULY 21st, 19-YEAR-OLD

OMAR ALBED ENTERED THIS

HOME AND MURDERED A

70-YEAR-OLD AND HIS TWO

GROWN CHILDREN.

THESE PICTURES SHOW THE

BRUTALITY OF THE MURDERS.

THE DOOR WAS UNLOCKED

BECAUSE THEY WERE WAITING

FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND

CELEBRATE WITH THEM.

AND WITHIN SECONDS THEY

WERE MURDERED IN THEIR OWN

HOME.

Chris: AFTER THE

MURDERS, ABED WAS SHOT AND

IS NOW RECOVERING IN A

PALESTINIAN HOSPITAL.

BUT ACCORDING TO THEIR

POLICY, HE WILL NOW START

RECEIVING A SALARY.

FROM FRIDAY, FROM THE

DAY HE WAS ARRESTED -- AND

HE WILL GET A LIFE

SENTENCE FOR MURDER, AND

HIS SALARY WILL REACH

12,000 SHEKELS, WHICH IS

IN THE AREA OF $4,000 U.S.

IN A MONTH.

Chris: ACCORDING TO

ITAMAR MARCUS, THEIR

FUNDING HAS INCREASED.

IN THEIR 2017 BUDGET, THE

P.A. INCREASED SPENDING TO

TERRORIST PRISONERS BY

13%.

AND BY 4% TO THEIR

FAMILIES.

THIS YEAR DIRECT FUNDING

OF TERRORISM HAS REACHED

$355 MILLION.

IT IS A SLAP IN THE

FACE TO THE UNITED STATES.

IT IS A SLAP IN THE FACE

TO THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS

COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE

THAT JUST MET LAST WEEK TO

DECIDE WHAT TO DO ABOUT

THIS.

AND I'M HOPING THAT THE

SENATE AND THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE AND THE CONGRESS

AND THE ADMINISTRATION

WILL ACT VERY FIRMLY ON

THIS REWARD TO TERROR.

Chris: THE U.S.

SENATE IS NOW CONSIDERING

LEGISLATION NAMED AFTER

TAYLOR FORCE, A U.S. THE

CITIZEN KILLED BY THE

PALESTINIANS, TO DEFUND

THE PALESTINIANS IF THEY

CONTINUE TO PAY TERRORISTS

AND THEIR FAMILIES.

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM

TOLD CBN NEWS...

WE'RE GOING TO KEEP

THAT AID FLOWING WITH ONE

CONSTITUTIONEXCEPTION.

PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND

WHY, AND I'LL EXPLAIN WHY.

THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

CLAIMS TO ITS PEOPLE THAT

THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO KILL

ISRAELIS.

LITERALLY A RIGHT TO KILL

ISRAELIS CITIZENS, WOMEN,

CHILDREN, BABIES, AND THEY

CLAIM THAT A U.N. DECISION

FROM THE 1970s, WHICH

SAID THAT THE PALESTINIANS

HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE ALL

MEANS TO GAIN THEIR

RIGHTS, MEANS THEY HAVE A

RIGHT TO KILL CIVILIANS.

THIS IS THE WAY THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

INTERPRETS IT.

Chris: MARCUS ARGUES

PASSING THE TAYLOR FORCE

ACT WOULD SEND A POWERFUL

MESSAGE TO THE P.A. THAT

THE UNITED STATES REJECTS

THAT KIND OF THINKING.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Charlene: COMING UP,

SEE HOW IVANKA TRUMP IS

PUSHING HARD TO GET

GUARANTEED PAID MATERNITY

LEAVE FOR WORKERS HERE IN

THE U.S.

Charlene: WHILE THE

REST OF THE WORLD HAS

EMBRACED PAID FAMILY LEAVE

FOR NEW MOMS AND EVEN

DADS, THE U.S. IS JUST

STARTING TO DISCUSS THAT,

WHETHER IT SHOULD BE A

PRIORITY HERE AND HOW TO

PAY FOR IT.

NOW ONE OF THE NATION'S

MOST FAMOUS MOMS, IVANKA

TRUMP, IS PUSHING TO MAKE

IT A REALITY.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

CAN I HAVE A HUG?

OH!

Jennifer: WHEN

PAULINE YOUNG GAVE BIRTH

TO HER DAUGHTER, BRIANNA,

SHE TOOK THREE MONTHS OFF.

I COULD USE UP TO SIX

WEEKS OF SICK LEAVE FOR FOR FOR

MATERNITY PURPOSES.

I ALSO HAD A NUMBER OF

ANNUAL LEAVE HOURS, WHICH

IS THE SAME AS VACATION.

Jennifer: UNDER THE

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT,

EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO

PROTECT AN EMPLOYEES JOB

FOR 12 WEEKS, WHILE THEY

TAKE TIME OFF AFTER GIVING

BIRTH OR ADOPTING A CHILD.

BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY

THE WORKER.

MANY COMPANIES LIKE

YOUNG'S, DO LET WORKERS

USE THEIR ACCRUED SICK AND

VACATION DAYS.

IT IS AN IMPORTANT TIME

FOR A MOM AND HER BABY.

I MEAN, THIS IS A NEW

LIFE THAT HAS COME INTO

THE WORLD.

AND IT'S A BIG DEAL.

IT'S A BIG CHANGE.

YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE SO MANY

DIFFERENT FEELINGS THAT

YOU'RE EXPERIENCING AT

THIS TIME AS A NEW MOTHER.

AND SO I CAN'T IMAGINE NOT

HAVING THAT OPPORTUNITY TO

BOND.

Jennifer: RESEARCH

BACKS HER UP.

FAILURE OF A MOM TO SPEND

ADEQUATE TIME WITH HER

BABY EARLY ON CAN AFFECT

THE CHILD'S HEALTH,

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, AND

BEHAVIOR.

DR. BRAD WILCOX IS A

SOCIOLOGIST AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.

THE MORE OPPORTUNITIES

THE BABIES HAVE TO BOND

WITH THEIR MOMS, THE

BETTER THEY FLOURISH LATER

IN LIFE.

Jennifer: FIRST

DAUGHTER AND MOTHER OF

THREE, IVANKA TRUMP, IS

USING HER ROLE AS

PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR TO

CHANGE THAT.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, SHE

JOINED HER FATHER AS HE

ANNOUNCED HIS PLAN TO

PROVIDE SIX WEEKS' PAID

MATERNITY LEAVE FOR WOMEN

WORKING FOR COMPANIES THAT

DON'T OFFER IT.

MY FATHER HAS CREATED A

PLAN THAT IS DESIGNED TO

BRING RELIEF.

President Trump: THIS

MATERNITY LEAVE WILL BE

PAID STRAIGHT OUT OF THE

UNINSURANCE FUND.

IT WILL BE COMPLETELY PAID

FOR FROM SAVINGS WITHIN

THE PROGRAM.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP PUT $10 BILLION IN

HIS BUDGET PROPOSAL TO PAY

FOR IT.

STATES WOULD BE

RESPONSIBLE FOR

DETERMINING HOW MUCH A

MOTHER GETS.

SENATOR MAR MARCO RUBIO

RECENTLY INVITED IVANKA

TRUMP TO CAPITAL CAPITOL HILL TO

DISCUSS HER PLANS.

MANY DON'T HAVE CHILDREN

BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T

AFFORD TO TAKE UNPAID TIME

OFF FROM WORK.

STILL, MANY REPUBLICANS

DON'T LIKE HER PLAN TO USE

TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR IT.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

AISLE, MANY DEMOCRATS

DON'T THINK IT GOES FAR

ENOUGH.

ROMINA IS AN ECONOMIC

EXPERT AT THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION.

ANY NEW FEDERAL

BENEFIT, IT IS MUCH EASIER

TO EXPAND IT THAN TO EVER

REIN IT BACK IN.

THAT'S THE REAL CONCERN,

THAT WHILE THIS MAY BE A

VERY TARGETED AND LIMITED

APPROACH THAT IS CURRENTLY

BEING ENVISIONED BY THE

PRESIDENT, ONCE IT IS

IMPLEMENTED, IT WILL BE

SUBJECTED TO THE SAME

SPECIAL INTEREST PRESSURES

THAT OTHER BENEFIT

PROGRAMS ARE.

Reporter: SHE

BELIEVES THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT COULD MAKE IT

EASIER FOR EMPLOYERS TO

COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS

THAT WORK FOR THEM AND

THEIR EMPLOYEES.

THERE IS A PROPOSAL IN

THE CONGRESS TO INCREASE

FLEXIBILITY FOR EMPLOYERS

TO PROVIDE THE KIND OF

BENEFIT PACKAGE THAT THEIR

EMPLOYEES VALUE.

SOMETIMES THAT MEANS PAID

TIME OFF RATHER THAN

OVERTIME COMPENSATION IN

THE FORM OF CASH THAT WILL

BE TAXED.

Reporter: ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, LAWMAKERS ARE

PAYING ATTENTION TO THE

ISSUE.

CALIFORNIA, RHODE ISLAND,

NEW JERSEY, AND NEW YORK

CURRENTLY OR WILL SOON

OFFER PAID FAMILY LEAVE.

AND HERE IN WASHINGTON,

D.C., CITY COUNCIL GRANTED

WORKERS UP TO EIGHT WEEKS

OF PAID LEAVE.

IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR,

THERE IS A PUSH TO OFFER

GENEROUS MATERNITY AND

FAMILY NEEDS POLICIES IN

AN EFFORT TO MAINTAIN

TALENT.

NETFLIX LET'S EMPLOYEES

TAKE UP TO ONE YEAR OFF

FOR A BIRTH OR ADOPTION.

THE PROBLEM ARISES IN

THE LOW INCOME AND LESS

EDUCATED WOMEN, ESPECIALLY

THOSE WORKING IN

MINIMUM-WAGE JOBS, AND

THEY TEND TO HAVE LESS

ACCESS TO THESE TYPES OF

BENEFITS.

Reporter: STILL,

RESEARCH AND PUBLIC

OPINION SEEM TO BE

COLLIDING.

I THINK WHAT MOST

SCHOLARS IN THIS AREA

WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE OR

RECOGNIZE IS THAT HAVING

OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS TO

TAKE SOME LEAVE WITH THEIR

CHILD IS VERY IMPORTANT IN

ESTABLISHING THAT BOND

BETWEEN PARENTS AND CHILD,

PARTICULARLY BETWEEN

MOTHER AND CHILD.

Reporter: AND THERE

IS THE DILEMMA OF WHO

SHOULD PAY FOR IT, THE

GOVERNMENT OR THE PRIVATE

SECTOR.

AND THEN THERE IS THIS:

SOME EXPERTS ARGUE

OFFERING WOMEN A SPECIAL

WORK BENEFIT WILL ACTUALLY

HURT THEIR CHANCES OF

GETTING HIRED OR BEING

PROMOTED.

VERY NICE, BRIANNA.

Reporter: PAULINE

YOUNG SAYS TAKE IT FROM A

MOM, EMPLOYERS SHOULD TRY

TO BE ACCOMMODATING.

JOBS NEED TO BE MORE

SUPPORTIVE OF THE FAMILY.

Reporter: AND WHILE

IVANKA TRUMP WILL CONTINUE

TO USE HER POWERFUL MEGA

PHONE TO PUSH FOR PAID

LEAVE, AN AGREEMENT ON HOW

TO GET IT DONE IS STILL

MANY BIRTHS AWAY.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Charlene: LAUGHTER IS

THE BEST MEDICINE, AND IT

IS TIME TO GET A DOSE OF

IT.

"STUDIO 5" IS SERVING IT

UP WITH WIFE, MOTHER, AND

COMEDIENNE ALLISON MOORE.

TAKE A LOOK.

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU'RE

NOT ALLOW TO SAY, AHH,

AFTER YOU DO COMMUNION.

[LAUGHTER]

I DIDN'T KNOW.

Efrem: YOU'RE A

COMEDIENNE, BUT YOU DIDN'T

ALWAYS WANT TO BE A

COMEDIENNE?

HOW DID THIS ALL HAPPEN

FOR YOU?

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW

THERE WAS A COMEDIENNE

TRAPPED INSIDE OF ME.

I USED TO GET IN TROUBLE

ALL OF THE TIME IN SCHOOL.

SO I WAS DOING THIS

NON-PROFIT EVENT, AND I

HOSTED THE EVENT BECAUSE

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN VERY

COMFORTABLE WITH TALKING

IN FRONT OF PEOPLE.

AND SO THE COMEDIAN THERE

WAS, LIKE, I DON'T KNOW

WHY YOU ALL GOT ME.

ALLISON IS A COMEDIENNE.

AND I WAS, LIKE, CAN I GET

PAID.

WHEN WE GREW UP, WE DIDN'T

WATCH COMEDY IN OUR HOUSE.

SOME OF THE COMEDIANS WERE

WAY TOO MUCH FOR MY

FAMILY.

Efrem: WHAT WAS

ALLISON'S DREAM FOR

ALLISON?

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE

KID, I DID THINK I WAS

GOING TO BE AN

ENTERTAINER.

I KIND OF THOUGHT I WAS

GOING TO BE A SINGER.

THE PROBLEM WAS, MY VOICE

DIDN'T THINK SO, DIDN'T

CATCH UP WITH THE DREAM.

Efrem: DURING AN

IMPROMPTU "STUDIO 5" JAM

SESSION, ALLISON PROVED

HER VOICE THAT, INDEED,

NOT CAUGHT UP WITH HER

DREAM.

I'M FEELING THE VIBE,

FEELING THE ARTISTRY

HAPPENING.

* I HAVE THREE CHILDREN

AND I'M, LIKE, MAYBE

I'LL DO MOVIES.

BUT THEN I GOT MARRIED AND

I HAD CHILDREN.

AND THEN MY DREAM BECAME,

PUT THE LITTLE KIDDIES

THROUGH COLLEGE.

AND I STARTED WORKING IN

HUMAN RESOURCES, AND I WAS

JUST SORT OF IN MY OWN

LITTLE WORLD.

Efrem: OKAY.

I'M TRYING TO PICTURE YOU

IN H.R. --

YEAH.

Efrem: I UNDERSTAND

THAT YOU HAD A

CONVERSATION WITH GOD,

ASKING FOR --

YES.

THAT WAS THE EVENT I WAS

ASKING FOR.

WE USED TO SAY, WHEN WE

BECOME MILLIONAIRES, WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE A HOMELESS

SHELTER.

AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF ORPHANS.

AND THE LORD SAID SO CLEAR

ONE DAY, WHY DON'T YOU

SHOW ME WHAT YOU'RE GOING

TO DO WITH THE HUNDREDS OF

DOLLARS BEFORE I GIVE YOU

THE MILLION.

AND HE WAS, LIKE, THERE

ARE ALREADY PEOPLE OUT

SERVING.

YOU DIDN'T COME UP WITH

THIS IDEA.

WHY DON'T YOU SERVE AND

HELP SOMEBODY ELSE.

AND SO THAT'S WHEN WE DID

THIS LITTLE NON-PROFIT

FUNDRAISER EVENT.

AND WE GAVE 100% OF THE

MONEY AWAY.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE HAD

THAT GALA, AND HE HIRED

THE COMEDIAN.

I THINK BECAUSE I SAID,

OKAY, LORD, WE'RE GOING TO

DO WHAT YOU SAID TO DO, HE

ALLOWED THAT MOMENT TO BE

THE MOMENT.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

YOU SERVE ME.

Efrem: HEAR MY

VOICE -- AND YOU LISTENED.

IT SEEMS MOST COMEDIANS

ARE NOT NECESSARY CLEAN.

WELL, I DON'T CURSE IN

REAL LIFE.

SO I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS A

CLEAN COMEDIENNE.

Efrem: WHERE DO YOU

FIND YOUR MATERIAL?

IT IS ABSOLUTELY WHAT

HAPPENS.

AND IT CYCLES THROUGH MY

BRAIN.

MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY, AND

I HAVE A REALLY POPULAR

BIT ABOUT JUST GOING

THROUGH THE WHOLE PAIN,

THE FUNERAL.

> PEOPLE GET YOUR LIFE

INSURANCE TOGETHER,

PLEASE.

IOR IT WILL BE YOUR CHILD

TELLING THESE JOKES.

REALLY WHAT HAPPENED WAS

MY MOTHER, SHE PASSED AWAY

IN DECEMBER 2015, AND SHE

HAD LIFE INSURANCE, BUT

SHE HAD NOT HAD IT FOR

GREATER THAN TWO YEARS, SO

THE POLICY HAD NOT

MATURED.

I WAS MY MOTHER'S

OLDEST CHILD, AND SHE WAS

NOT MARRIED.

SHE WAS AN ONLY CHILD, AND

SO I'M THE FAMILY.

SO ALL OF THE

RESPONSIBILITY IS ON ME.

THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS I

DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO

SPELL RESPONSIBILITY.

I CALLED THE FUNERAL HOME,

AND THEY WERE LIKE, YOU

HAVE $746 COMING TO YOU.

BUT I SAID, THIS IS MY

MAMA, AND I'M GOING TO

MAKE SURE MY MAMA GOES OUT

IN STYLE.

IT WASN'T AS IMPORTANT AS

I THOUGHT IT WAS WHEN I

WAS YOUNGER.

I SAID TO THE FUNERAL

DIRECTOR, THIS IS HOW MUCH

IT COSTS?

DO YOU HAVE PRICE MATCH?

I STARTED FREAKING OUT.

OH, MY GOD, WE CAN'T

AFFORD ALL OF THIS.

I WAS STILL GRIEVING.

AND THERE WAS A LOT GOING

ON.

AND SO I WAS, LIKE, WE

HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO

PAY FOR THIS.

IT WAS REALLY BAD BECAUSE

I HAD BEEN REALLY STRONG

UP UNTIL THAT POINT.

> AND SO I ASKED HIM,

CAN I GET THE BOX THAT

CAME IN BECAUSE IT IS THE

SAME SHAPE.

WE COULD PUT IT TOGETHER

AT THE HOUSE.

[LAUGHTER]

HE WAS ALL OVER THAT.

B.Y.O.B., BRING YOUR OWN

CASKET.

AND THEN WE WERE AT OUR

HOUSE -- NO, WHAT HAPPENED

WAS AFTER THE FUNERAL, AND

THEY WERE, LIKE, ALLISON,

EVERYTHING WENT REALLY

WELL.

THE FUNERAL WAS GOOD.

AND MY HUSBAND WAS, BUT

YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN HER,

SHE ALMOST CUT ALL OF THAT

STUFF OUT.

[LAUGHTER]

TAKE THAT OUT.

TAKE OUT THAT PILLOW.

TAKE OUT THE SHEETS.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU DON'T KNOW SHE'S

COLD.

[LAUGHTER]

AND SO THAT WAS MY

JOKE.

Efrem: IT'S FUNNY

NOW.

NOT FUNNY THEN.

PEOPLE ARE, LIKE, I

AIN'T LAUGHED ABOUT MY

DADDY PASSING AWAY, AND

I'M LIKE AMEN.

Charlene: AND TO

CATCH MORE OF ALLISON'S

HUMOR, FIND HER ON SOCIAL

MEDIA AS SHE IS SURE TO

KEEP YOU LAUGHING.

WE HAVE MORE OF CBN

Charlene: THERE IS A

NEW CHAPTER IN THE

SALVATION STORY OF

HOLLYWOOD ICON STEVE

McQUEEN, AND CBN NEWS

HAS AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST

LOOK.

PASTOR LEONARD DUWIT LED

HIM TO CHRIST MONTHS

BEFORE HE LOST HIS BATTLE

TO CANCER.

EVERY SUNDAY WE WENT TO

CHURCH.

I THINK THAT WAS STEVE'S

WAY HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE

HE HAD ALL OF HIS

QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

EACH ONE OF IS

DIFFERENT, BUT GOD HAS A

TAILER-MADE PLAN FOR EACH

OF US.

AND HE SAID, YOU WANT TO

KNOW IF I WAS BORN AGAIN,

DON'T YOU?

AND HE SAID, REMEMBER THE

SUNDAY YOU INVITED PEOPLE

WHO WANTED TO RECEIVE

CHRIST, AND HE SAID WHEN

YOU GAVE THAT INVITATION,

THAT'S WHEN I ACCEPTED

CHRIST.

Charlene: THAT'S IT

FOR NOW ON CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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