CNN Radio News Day: January 11, 2013
Workers set up folding chairs in preparation for the US Presidential Inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
January 11th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 11, 2013

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  • The search is on for a new pastor to deliver the benediction at President Obama's inauguration in about a week. It's because of Rev. Louie Giglio's decision yesterday to step-aside in the wake of a 1990's sermon he gave on homosexuality – calling it a sin. Giglio said he's withdrawing to remove any distraction from the inauguration. There's been fallout and questions. CNN Belief Blog editor Eric Marrapodi says that includes for the President's administration:

"It leaves a lot of people scratching their heads in religious communities as where do they fit in the tent, if it's supposed to be all about inclusion."   FULL POST

Congress (not) working
January 11th, 2013
06:30 AM ET

Congress (not) working

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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Capitol Hill (CNN) – It’s not just quiet at the U.S. Capitol this week, it is nearly silent. Both the House and Senate are gone. And the House plans to be in session just six more days for the rest of the month, including the Presidential Inauguration ceremony on January 21st.

Mickey Edwards, former congressman, R-OK, and co-founder of No Labels:

[:58] “The way it's done now, you're never in Washington consecutively for more then two to three days. It's hard to get work done.”


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