J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Five things to know about federal budgeting

Politics | Dividing up the government purse could take all year, despite Republican control of Congress and the White House
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 3/08/17, 11:47 am

WASHINGTON—Although one party controls the legislative and executive branches of government for the first time since 2010, big fiscal questions have only proliferated in the early days of the Trump administration.

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Trump finds his presidential voice

Politics | In his first address to Congress, President Trump touts an optimistic vision and policy priorities
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 3/01/17, 08:03 am

WASHINGTON—The opening lines of President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress made clear that it would not be an ordinary speech.

“Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of Black History Month, we’re reminded of our nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains to be done,” he said, eliciting an immediate standing ovation from both sides of the aisle. “While we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate in all of its ugly forms.”

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Pledges of protection

Religious Liberty | After fulfilling major campaign promises regarding abortion and the Supreme Court, will President Trump stand up for religious liberty?
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 2/15/17, 03:18 pm

WES MODDER became a lieutenant commander and a decorated military chaplain during his 21-year career with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy. He deployed multiple times to support the Navy SEALs on high-profile missions, and he earned rave reviews from superiors who praised him for his “charismatic leadership” and “sound judgment.”

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