Samantha Gobba

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

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Back to 'flipping eggs and making beds' for innkeeper who defied shutdown

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/10/13, 02:52 pm

After facing accusations of resorting to what some have called “gestapo tactics,” the National Park Service (NPS) might be loosening its grip on concessionary businesses on federal land. Today, employees at the Pisgah Inn in North Carolina and volunteers at the Claude Moore Farm in Virginia are back to work after several days of forced closures.

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Obama selects a 'dove' to head the Fed

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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