Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

A vote for Detroit

Economy | The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a $14 billion loan for the survival of the three Detroit automakers
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/10/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON - Though the automakers' bailout appears to face insurmountable challenges in the Senate, the House of Representatives passed legislation in a 237-170 vote Wednesday night to provide the U.S. industry with $14 billion in loans, with the contingency that President Bush would appoint a "car czar" to oversee restructuring in the three companies-Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler.

The Senate plans to vote on the legislation later in the week.

Read more

Robert Duncan leads worship (AP/Kim Johnson/ACNA)

Canterbury tales

Religion | Anglican primates meet with the archbishop of Canterbury to discuss Wednesday's creation of the Anglican Church in North America
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/06/08, 12:00 am

Five Anglican primates from Africa and South America held a meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the head of the Anglican Communion, on Friday to discuss the schism in the North American Episcopal Church.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Last lighting

Christmas | For the last time, President Bush led the nation in the celebration of a "story of one life that changed millions more"
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/05/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-Santa showed up late, but President Bush was right on time Thursday night for his final lighting of the National Christmas Tree overlooking the White House, a tradition that drew a crowd of about 3,000 to the Ellipse lawn near the Washington Monument.

Santa's arrival drew more cries of delight from children in the audience than did the president's. After thanking Santa for showing up, President Bush said he and Laura would have time next Christmas to come visit him at the North Pole.

Read more