Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Iraq & Benghazi

Part of Iraq’s main oil refinery are in flames today and government forces are fighting to repel those taken control of that facility, and the latest on the Libyan embassy attack suspect.

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Presidential Approval Ratings

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows President Obama’s job approval rating at 41%, and republicans doing worse than the president.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment

Katie Spindell, chair of the board of directors of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition talks with Joey about how the plans are going for the events next year.

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Medicaid Cut Restoration

Governor Quinn restored some cuts made to Medicaid in 2012 yesterday. Joey talks with the sponsor of that bill, Rep. Greg Harris.

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Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl is still acclimating to life back in the U.S. Many have been waiting for this.

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ISIS Advance

Countries across the Middle East are watching as ISIS sinks it’s teeth into Iraq and Syria.

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Mike Lyons on Iraq

Mike Lyons from CBS joins Joey to discuss the latest happenings on the violence in Iraq, and where the U.S. now stands.

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Who is ISIS?

The Islamic militant group ISIS is making made more progress in Iraq…but who is behind the group?

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Gas Prices and Iraq

Expect to reach deeper into your pocket due to unrest in Iraq, and what about U.S. Embassy personnel in Iraq.

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Risky Teen Behavior

If it’s not one risky behavior for teens…it’s another. A new study shows parents don’t have to worry so much about smoking and drinking…but texting while driving is rampant among teens. And there was a major security flaw in Gmail.

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Springfield Aldermen Avoid Pension Fix

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The Springfield City Council has essentially punted on eliminating a city retirement incentive that allows unused vacation and sick time to be counted toward their pension contribution.

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Girl Found, Jail Escapee Still Wanted

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A 15-year-old girl who was thought to be with a man who escaped from a Kankakee jail Wednesday morning after allegedly beating a jailer has been found.

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Illinois: 2,000 Legal for Medical Marijuana

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There are now officially 2,000 people in Illinois who will be allowed to use medical marijuana when it becomes available.

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Rauner, Kirk Criticize Indiana Religious Freedom Law

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says Indiana's religious objections law may open the door to discriminatory behavior.

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Durbin vs. Schumer in Senate Leadership Fight

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.