Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

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Obama selects a 'dove' to head the Fed

Economy
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/09/13, 07:56 pm

While some are rejoicing over President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, many conservatives are leery of her economic policies.

In introducing Yellen Wednesday afternoon, Obama referred to her as a “proven leader,” adding, “She understands the human cost when people can't find a job.”

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Pedaling cross-country for clean water

Faith & Inspiration
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/09/13, 02:18 pm

Petite and full of explosive smiles, 70-year-old Shirley Adams breezed into a Chico, Calif., café one morning in September carrying a basket on her arm. Instead of ordering coffee, she marched up to a shelf on the back wall and began quietly re-stocking it with scarves, jewelry, and water bottles. 

“It’s for my organization, Bridging the Gap by Giving,” she said, eyes twinkling beneath a shock of curly blonde bangs. “We provide clean water in Africa.”

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Are veggies more important than abducted children?

Newsworthy
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/07/13, 01:24 pm

The Obama administration decided the government was too poor to alert the nation to child abductions, but flush enough to encourage children to eat more salad and swing a hula-hoop.

Until about noon EDT on Monday, amberalert.gov, the website that alerts Americans to cases of abducted children, was out of commission. Meanwhile, letsmove.gov—First Lady Michelle Obama’s website for encouraging kids to make better food choices—was alive and kicking.

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