John Jessup

JohnJessup

John Jessup serves as the main news anchor for CBN, a position he assumed after 10 years reporting for the network in Washington, D.C. He joined CBN News in September 2003, starting out as a national correspondent and then covering the Pentagon and Capitol Hill.

His work in broadcast news has earned him several awards in reporting, producing, and coordinating elections coverage. While at CBN, he has reported from a number of places including Moore, Oklahoma, after the historic F5 tornado and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.He also traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the height of allegations of detainee abuse.

Before making the move to Washington, he reported for NBC affiliates in Missouri and Arkansas, places filled with people he calls the "salt of the earth." He also interned with NBC News at the network's London bureau.

John earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri, and after 15 years of reporting his passion remains unchanged: telling compelling stories about people, their experiences, and how they see the world. 

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My Stories

Monday, November 24, 2014

'Twilight Zone' in Ferguson as Protests Erupt

Violent protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday night after a grand jury found no probable cause to indict a white police officer in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

Monday, November 24, 2014

How One Ministry Is Bridging Ferguson's Race Divide

Last summer's fatal shooting of Michael Brown has sparked violent protests and put Ferguson, Missouri on edge. But one area church aims to calm the unrest with a message of God's love.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Unrest Takes Toll on Ferguson's Heart, Pocketbook

Ferguson residents are bracing for backlash as they await a grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the death of Michael Brown. Many want to move beyond the protests and hatred.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rabbit Massages? Lawmaker Slams ‘Stupid Spending’

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn has just released his annual "Wastebook" report which lists 100 examples of wasteful government spending totaling $25 billion.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Naghmeh, Rev. Graham Lead Global Vigil for Saeed

September 26 marks two years since Iran threw American Pastor Saeed Abedini in prison for his Christian faith. Believers around the world joined his wife in prayer for his release.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Show Stars Cussing, Pot-Smoking Jesus

The new show "Black Jesus" has Christians outraged and calling for its cancellation before it debuts next week on the Cartoon Network.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Public Official: I Would Go to Jail over Jesus' Name

Former Maryland official Robin Bartlett Frazier says there's a war on religious liberty. She shares why she was willing to go to jail over the name "Jesus."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Benham Twins: HGTV Flap Won't Silence Our Faith

A week after their show got axed from HGTV, David and Jason Benham are still making headlines. But instead of defending their reputation, they're sharing their faith.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Twins Blame Show Cancellation on 'Smear Campaign'

Christian brothers and business owners David and Jason Benham are citing a "smear campaign" as the reason their reality show was dropped by HGTV.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Film Seeks to Expose 'Serial Killer' Kermit Gosnell

A year after Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted in the deaths of babies born alive, two filmmakers have made it their mission to expose the truth the doctor.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Critics Want Md. Town Meeting Prayer Ban Reinstated

A day after the Supreme Court gave the green light to Christian prayers at public meetings, the ruling is being challenged in at least one municipality in Maryland.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Court's Prayer Ruling Has Nationwide Implications

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that cities and towns across America can continue praying at public meetings.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Solemnly Swear: America Marks Oath with Prayer

Wednesday marks an historic day for America -- an event that will bring big names in politics and the evangelical community for a national celebration and prayer.

Monday, March 17, 2014

White Trumps Green on Snowy St. Paddy's Day

Millions of Americans are digging out from another snow storm, with winter's latest punch forcing the federal government, schools, and offices to shut down.

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Miracle: Refugee's Family 'Raised from Dead'

One refugee shared the story of how his life was ripped to shreds in the Congo and stitched back together when he arrived in the land of opportunity.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Christian Iraqi: American Is Who I Became

In Iraq, churches are under attack from Islamic radicals. One Iraqi Christian fled to America, but her heart remains with her persecuted brothers and sisters.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Nagmeh Abedini: Iran Can't Take Saeed's Faith

Nagmeh Abedini describes herself as a normal, everyday mom. But for the past year and a half, her life has been anything but normal.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Iranian Pastor's Wife: Don't Forget My Husband

The wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran has a message for America's top political leaders: don't forget her husband.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Graham Celebrates Birthday with 'The Cross' Sermon

Roughly 800 people packed into the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., to show their love and admiration for the man known as "America's pastor."

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Graham Crusade to Be Most 'Important' Message Ever

Evangelist Billy Graham turned 95 Thursday and he rang in his next year by preaching what some predict could be his largest-ever crusade.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bobby Jones: Gospel Music Legend Reveals Painful Past

Gospel music legend  Bobby Jones opened up to CBN News about a painful childhood secret in hopes the lessons he learned might help others.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

IRS Tea Party Scandal Outcry Peters to Whimper

When the scandal over the IRS's targeting of conservative groups first broke, Republicans and Democrats cried foul. Now the outcry sounds more like a whimper.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Vets 'Emotional' over Reopening of War Memorials

Military veterans roamed freely this weekend around Washington's war memorials, dedicated to honor their sacrifice and the freedoms they fought to defend.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Graham: 'Greed, Lust' at Heart of Political Chaos

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, evangelist Franklin Graham says America is in crisis because we've taken God out of the picture.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Senate Crafts Deal to End Shutdown, Avoid Default

The Senate finally reached a bipartisan deal that would end the government shutdown and avoid default, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Closed WWII Memorial: Visiting Vets 'Deserve Better'

The government shutdown has turned into a potential legal showdown, revolving around the closing of the World War II Memorial in Washington.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

'Spy-care'? Privacy Concerns Surround Health Law

Obamacare is supposed to allow Americans to comparatively shop health insurance plans.  But some fear it could pose risks well beyond a person's health.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lawmakers Mixed on High Court's Gay Marriage Rulings

Members of Congress were as divided as the Supreme Court over the DOMA ruling. CBN News has first-hand reactions from Capitol Hill.

Friday, June 14, 2013

IRS Troubles Multiply as New Scandal Unfolds

If there's one government agency that doesn't need another scandal, it's the IRS.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ineptness or Something Else? Unraveling Benghazi

The President boasted his administration would be the most transparent administration ever. But critics investigating the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack would disagree.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Moore Tornado Victims Recall Storm, Find Hope

The tornado that hit Moore, Okla., one week ago today cut a 17-mile-wide trail of destruction.

Friday, May 24, 2013

'Resilient' Oklahomans Picking Up the Pieces

President Obama heads to Moore, Okla., this weekend to honor the victims of Monday's deadly tornado.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

'Oklahoma Spirit' Keeps Tornado Survivors Strong

As thousands of residents face the reality of starting over, many say "Oklahoma spirit" is what keeps them strong.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Moore Resident: 'We Are Going to Survive This'

While it will take time for residents of the tornado-battered town of Moore, Okla., to heas, there are already signs of recovery.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Spared Death Penalty

Late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three infants born alive, but he was spared the death penalty.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Price of Security: Boston Renews Privacy Debate

The Boston Marathon bombings are sparking questions about privacy as America slips closer to a surveillance society.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Nation Sets Aside Differences to 'Pray for America'

From near and far, people packed the halls of the United States Capitol to "Pray for America," the motto for this year's annual observance.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Who's to Blame for Abortion Doc's 'House of Horrors'?

Despite the gruesome nature of the Kermit Gosnell trial, it still isn't getting much coverage from the major media.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Warrens Flooded with Prayers after Son's Suicide

Pastor Rick Warren gave thanks for the outpouring of support his family is receiving following the suicide of his youngest son Matthew.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

DOMA Plaintiff: Marriage Is a 'Magic' Word

After her day in court, DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor told supporters it's important for the court to recognize gay unions, adding the word "marriage" is key.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gay Marriage Hearings Show a Nation Deeply Divided

Emotions flew high at the Supreme Court, where the justices took up California's voter-approved measure defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

World Pressure Mounting, Saeed, Family Allowed Visit

Pastor Saeed Abedini met with his family in Iran for an extended two-hour visitation Monday. The visit was allowed in commemoration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Children of Pastor Saeed: 'Can We See Daddy?'

The young son of a U.S. pastor jailed in Iran celebrated his fifth birthday this weekend. But the one wish he wanted didn't come true: his father's freedom.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dems Call House Republican Budget Plan a Hoax

An all-out budget battle is brewing on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers on both sides saying it's not just about numbers, but priorities.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

House GOP Proposes Healthcare Conscience Act

The Republican measure called the Health Care Conscience Rights Act is designed to protect the rights of pro-life employers, insurers and medical workers.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

'Snowquester' Descends on Nation's Capital

The heaviest snowfall in three years is overtaking the nation's capital, bringing at least a foot of snow.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Cure for Washington's Dysfunction? No Budget, No Pay!

How do you make politics more accountable and cure Washington's dysfunction? Former U.S. Comptroller David Walker's group, No Labels, is making that happen.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Obama Lays Out Bold Vision for Second Term

President Barack Obama laid out his second-term vision, touching on everything from the economy to education to America's role on the world stage and here at home.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DC Church a Model for Breaking Political Gridlock?

America seems more divided than united. Now, some are bonding - not in spite of their political differences but because of them.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Cruz's Conservatism Designed to Cross Party Lines

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a rising star among conservatives. While he's still getting used to the title, the Lone Star State's new senator is already making waves.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Could String of Lawsuits Unravel Obamacare?

After the Supreme Court ruled Obamacare constitutional, most thought the case against the law was settled. But a growing number of lawsuits may mean its undoing.

 

Thursday, January 03, 2013

New Congress Starts under Shadow of Old Problems

On a bright and sunny day inside the Washington Beltway, lawmakers old and new alike took the oath of office Thursday as the the first day of the new 113th Congress began.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sen. DeMint Departure Leaves Void in Senate

Staunch conservative Sen. Jim DeMint is leaving Congress to take over as the president of the policy think tank The Heritage Foundation.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Payback Time? GOP Strips Tea Party Reps. of Posts

Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been an outspoken critic of House leadership for not pushing to cut more spending. Now it appears he's paying the price.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Entitlement Reform Gums Up Fiscal Cliff Talks

Lawmakers are no closer to a deal on avoiding the fiscal cliff than they were before Thanksgiving when both parties strongly hinted a deal was in reach.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lawmakers Blast Administration During Benghazi Hearing

More questions than answers are still being raised about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Virginia Loss Dashes GOP Senate Hopes

Republicans are reeling after former Republican senator and Virginia Gov. George Allen lost to another former governor, Democrat Tim Kaine.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Show-Me State Vote a Showdown over Obamacare

While some religious institutions challenge part of the president's healthcare law in court some states, like Missouri, are going directly to the voters. 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Anyone's Race? Akin Hangs Tough in Mo. Senate Contest

Republican Todd Akin's comments on rape sent the GOP into a tailspin. Party leaders and the media all but gave the win to Democrats. But it's still anyone's race.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Retired Dutch Official Facing Child Rape Allegations

A retired high-ranking Dutch official is being honored for his work. But human rights advocates say he doesn't deserve praise; he deserves prison.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Pastors Take Politics to the Pulpit, Defy IRS

Many pastors participated in "Pulpit Freedom Sunday." The aim is to prompt a court challenge to overturn federal tax laws they say deprive them of their right to free speech.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Twin Brothers Boost Business through 'Missioneering'

David and Jason Benham have gained success through "missioneering," a business model they say mixes engineering and pioneering ideas with missions and biblical principles.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Orchid Kingpin? Mistake Lands Elderly Gardener in Prison

In the latest installment of our Nation of Criminals series, CBN News explains how one man's passion for plants ultimately landed him in prison.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Free World? Convention Security Resembles Police State

When the leader of the free world comes to town, one thing's for sure, it feels a little less free to move about. Among the largest expenses and headaches: security.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

DNC Platform Puts Some Blacks, Latinos on the Fence

There's a growing divide in the Democratic Party among some key minority voters like Hispanics and African Americans.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Charlotte 714: Fix the Church First, Then White House

Charlotte Christians joined together ahead of the Democratic National Convention with one goal in mind: to repent and ask God to raise up the Church.

Friday, August 24, 2012

'Young Gun' Mia Love: Freedom Makes America Great

If you haven't heard of Utah Mayor Mia Love by now, you will. Should this black, conservative mom win Utah's 4th Congressional District seat, she'll be a trailblazer.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Akin Defies GOP, Won't Drop Out of Senate Race

GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin issued an apology video for remarks he made about rape and reaffirmed that fact he has no plans to drop out.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rick Warren: Churches Must Join the AIDS Fight

Christian leaders gathered at a special summit of the International AIDS Conference this week to discuss the role of the church in fighting this deadly disease.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Egypt's Coptic Women Abducted in the Name of Islam

As Egypt moves toward "democratic reforms," the situation is deteriorating for the Coptic church, especially Christian women.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Immigration Ruling: What's the Ripple Effect?

The Supreme Court issued a mixed bag of opinions on Arizona's controversial immigration law, striking down three of the four key provisions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Emotions High at Fifth Hearing on Radical Islam

In a packed room on Capitol Hill Wednesday, sparks flew as the House Homeland Security Committee held its fifth hearing on radical Islam.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

House Resolution Would Permit School Board Prayer

Michigan Rep. Tim Walberg, a former pastor, is pushing a House resolution supporting school boards that start their meetings with prayer.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Federal Marriage Definition on the Ropes

While polls show shifting public perceptions on same-sex marriage, they don't show the widening cultural divide between opposing sides.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

War on Women? Lawmakers Target Fetal Gendercide

House lawmakers are pushing a bill that would make it a crime for doctors to perform abortions simply on the basis of gender.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Conscience Clause at Issue in Defense Bill Vote

Republican lawmakers are pushing for a measure that would protect the conscience of all armed services personnel who disagree with homosexuality.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Keeping Faith: 'God's Not Through with America'

With less than six months left before Election Day, some people are looking to the past, honoring the faith and leadership of one of the nation's founding fathers.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Dr. Jeremiah: 'When We Pray, God Goes into Action'

Christians across the country gathered at churches, city halls, community buildings and even on street corners in recognition of the annual National Day of Prayer.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Osteen's 'Night of Hope' Overshadows Mormon Remarks

Pastor Joel Osteen isn't backing away from recent remarks about Christianity and Mormonism, even as he held a huge 'Night of Hope' celebration in the nation's capitol.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Gibson’s Blues: Endless Laws Criminalizing Business

Thanks to an overcriminalization, anyone could be convicted of a federal crime. It's not only bad for individuals, it's bad for business like Gibson Guitars.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Arizona Votes on Rep. Giffords' Replacement

Arizonans head to the polls Tuesday to vote on who will temporarily replace former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Web of Laws Creating Hosts of 'Accidental Criminals'

Imagine you've lived an honest life, and then without warning, you're arrested for a federal crime. That's what happened to racing legend Bobby Unser.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

'Overcriminalization' Making Us a Nation of Felons?

Experts say anyone can fall prey to "overcriminalization." CBN News investigated the growing phenomenon and how it's making America a nation of criminals.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Romney Emerges Triumphant in Illinois Primary

Mitt Romney said he's "almost there" in his six-year pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Clooney, Congressmen Arrested at Protest for Sudan

Actor George Clooney is calling on the global community, and Washington in particular, to act now to save potentially thousands of lives in South Sudan.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Clooney: Christian Ministries Key to Helping in Sudan

Actor George Clooney is using his star power to shine the light on human rights abuses in Sudan. He credits Christians for providing healing and relief.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

No Super Tuesday KO for Romney -- Now What?

The Republican battle for the White House is far from over as Super Tuesday allowed both GOP front-runners to put key states in their win column.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Close-Knit Illinois City Looks to Heal after Twister

Across the tight-knit community of Harrisburg are the scars of last week's deadly tornado. Also visible is the determination of a city trying to move forward.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Blunt on Birth Control Defeat: 'Fight's Not Over'

The bill would allow employers and insurers to opt out of requirements in the president's health care law if they object on moral or religious grounds.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Will Cuts Cripple Military or Help in Broader Mission?

Washington's spending problem has the White House eyeing the military for massive cuts. Critics worry those cuts could seriously hurt America's national defense.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Buffalo Soldiers a Picture of America's 'Army Strong'

Buffalo soldiers. They're sometimes called America's "forgotten" military heroes. Their history may not be well known, but their legacy has left a lasting imprint.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Look at the Tea Party's Influence on Congress

Among the most vocal critics of  President Obama's $4 trillion budget are Tea Party lawmakers. But do they have enough support to turn their priorities into law?

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Diplomatic Crisis Deepens over Charged Americans

The long-time U.S. ally now appears to be playing a hostile game of chicken, with American pro-democracy workers caught in the middle.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Obama Links Economic Policies to Jesus' Teachings

President Obama suggested that his politics of 'shared responsibility' and higher taxes for the rich are shaped by the teachings of Jesus.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Occupy Protesters Lose Steam as More Arrested

Oakland, Calif., residents are cleaning up after a weekend of violent clashes between police and Occupy Wall Street protesters, leading to more than 400 arrests.

Monday, January 23, 2012

On Their Knees: Family Intercedes for the Unborn

For 39 years the abortion battle has been waged in the courts and the streets. Now one Maryland family is fighting for the unborn on the local level.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Debt Limit Vote Symbolizes Washington Gridlock

Wednesday's vote is only symbolic and won't stop the increase, nor will it help break the gridlock in Washington to push legislation through.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Obama Makes Plans to Shrink Gov't Size

President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for the authority to reorganize the government in an effort save money and shrink its size.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Privacy Advocates Alarmed by DC Surveillance Cams

More police departments in the nation's capital are using cameras that scan residents' license plates, a new trend that has privacy advocates up in arms.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Game of Chicken? Payroll Tax Fight Could Cost GOP

The payroll tax standoff is particularly damaging to the GOP, who rejected the Senate's two-month extension in favor of a deal that will last through 2012.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

'Muslim Mafia' Targeting Religious Freedom?

Religious liberty is one of America's most cherished protections. But if one group has its way, that could change not only in the U.S., but around the world.

Friday, December 16, 2011

GOP Freshmen: Budget Deals Weakening Pro-Life Bills

Freshmen GOP congressmen are angry over budget compromises that they say are weakening pro-life legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Critics Slam Congress as Legislative ‘Do Nothings’

Some believe there won't be any Congressional agreement on key issues without a clear mandate from American voters.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Gingrich Makes Gains as Cain Bows Out

Cain's departure from the presidential race set off a mad scramble for his supporters and staff. However, it's Newt Gingrich who has emerged as the front-runner.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What Washington Really Means by 'Spending Cuts'

Republicans pledged to make spending cuts a top priority. But some are beginning to question what spending cuts really mean in Washington-speak.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Skeptics Abound as Supercommittee Deadline Nears

There's growing concern whether Washington's "supercommittee" will meet its goal of cutting $1.5 trillion from the deficit.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Prisoner of Conscience: Wolf's Human Rights Crusade

Rep. Frank Wolf's dream of serving in Congress dates back to childhood. But soon he discovered his real cause was global.

Friday, October 07, 2011

'Lost Boy' Begs US to Help End Sudan Slave Trade

More slaves exist today than at any other point in history.  As one North African teen knows all too well, one of the worst offenders is Sudan.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Pro-Life Women Take 'Babies to Congress'

Since Heartbeat International started its "Babies Go to Congress" campaign, the group of moms and pregnancy center workers have met with dozens of lawmakers.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Rob Portman: 'Can Do' Lawmaker a Pivotal Player

For an institution steeped in tradition, it's unusual for a freshman in the Senate to be as influential as Portman. Then again, he's not your typical senator.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Obama Highlights Ohio Bridge to Sell Jobs Plan

The nation's commander-in-chief is once again playing "salesman-in-chief" in his second trip to Ohio in two weeks.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Post 9/11, DC Residents Show Resilience

Like New York, many residents of Washington, D.C. believe the tragic events of 9/11 made them stronger.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Congress Kicks Off Fall Agenda; Blame Game

Congress is back in session in Washington after a month-long recess, and lawmakers have a lot on their plate.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Economists: Time to Return to the Gold Standard

The dollar, by some estimates, has lost about 80 percent of its purchasing  since 1970. Now some believe the time has come to return to gold standard.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

House Chaplain Hopes to Mend Party Bickering

As the new chaplain of the House, Father Patrick Conroy hopes to give Capitol Hill a makeover not by focusing on policy, but on matters of the heart and soul.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

'Obamacare's' Fate Uncertain after Latest Ruling

Many legal analysts believe among the cases the high court will consider this term will be recent rulings on President Obama's health care reform law.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Debt Deal Clears Senate with Bipartisan Vote

The Senate managed to pass an emergency bill to raise the nation's debt limit Tuesday, ensuring the government will not default on its loans.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Obama, Congress Work to Sell $2 Trillion Debt Deal

Washington leaders are corralling their members to line up in support of a debt agreement that would avert a default which could cripple the U.S. and global economies.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

No Clear Path Forward in Debt Debate Gridlock

Republicans have been forced to reconsider their opposition to the plan put forward by House Speaker John Boehner, a proposal that had to be reworked.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reid Says His Debt Plan will Please GOP

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said his plan is "everything the Republicans have demanded wrapped up in a bow and delivered to their door."

Monday, July 25, 2011

Debt Deadlock: U.S. Gov't Could Default in 8 Days

The potential of a historic government default has many worried about panicking the markets.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Senate Rejects Tea Party-Backed Debt Plan

The Senate voted against the Tea Party-back "cut, cap and balance" plan produced by the House.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Does Congress Need a Budget Amendment?

The balanced budget fight hasn't faded since the Founding Fathers. Some say the way to hold Congress accountable is to make the law part of the Constitution.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Democrats Rally Against 'Cut, Cap, Balance' Debt Plan

As the clock keeps ticking, multiple last-minute plans are being hashed out on Capitol Hill to prevent the country from defaulting on its debt.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Will Debt Stalemate Mean Economic Armageddon?

Many are prophesying catastrophe if politicians don't reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling by August. But some suggest such fears are overblown.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Will Party Bickering Keep Debt Talks at a Standstill?

Republicans want spending cuts, while Democrats want tax increases. And there's even growing dissension among lawmakers within party lines.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sen. DeMint's Crusade for a 'Great American Awakening'

The South Carolina senator says America is in “a fight to preserve its freedoms.” He’s looking for those who'll join in what he calls "the freedom agenda" to save and protect the country’s future.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Rep. Mack: 'Penny Plan' Could Save Trillions

As lawmakers scramble to cut a bipartisan deficit-reduction deal, one congressman says he has a plan everyone can agree on - and it's based on a penny.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Feds Support Planned Parenthood in Defunding Case

The Justice Department has entered a legal battle on behalf of Planned Parenthood over a new Indiana law that bans taxpayer funding for abortions.
    

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

House Examines Islamization in U.S. Prisons

Congress will hold its second hearing on violent Islamic radicalization, a topic so controversial the first hearing drew days of protests from religious and civil rights groups.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Critics Accuse U.N. of Funding China 'Gendercide'

By the year 2020, between 40 to 50 million Chinese men won't be able to find wives. Human rights groups blame the situation on a modern-day "gendercide."

Friday, June 03, 2011

GOP Warns Entitlements Eating the U.S. Alive

More than half the White House budget calls for spending on entitlement programs, causing some to worry the U.S. is heading down the same path as Europe.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Obama Consoles Tornado-Ravaged Joplin

After a week of grieving and seeing devastation at every turn Joplin residents are pausing this Memorial Day to honor those who have suffered so much loss.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Terror Experts Warn of Post Bin Laden Attacks

Although the death of Osama bin Laden delivered a crushing blow to al Qaeda, experts warn his goal to strike the American heartland is alive and well.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dems Grill Oil Execs Over Industry Tax Breaks

With gas prices continuing to rise, there isn't much love in the U.S. for major oil company executives -- especially on Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Lawmakers Question Pakistani Aid After Bin Laden

One of the many questions surrounding Osama bin Laden's killing is whether the United States should consider Pakistan a friend or foe.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Questions Abound After Bin Laden's Death

As administration officials decide to release photo showing bin Laden's corpse, questions remain about Pakistan's knowledge or lack of it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sen. Paul's Budget Cut Plan: Nothing's 'Off Limits'

Conservatives say they won't consider raising the federal debt limit without major spending cuts. One freshman lawmaker has bold ideas on where to start trimming.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

As Clock Ticks, Can Gov't Shutdown be Avoided?

Top negotiators on Capitol Hill worked all Wednesday night and through Thursday to close a deal on a federal budget and avoid a government shutdown.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Critics Blame 'Empire' Mentality for Gov't Waste

Critics fault Congress and the power grab created by multiple federal agencies for wasteful government spending.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DOJ Criticized for 'Watered Down' Prison Rape Rules

The rules go into effect April 4, but several groups feel the standards are too weak to effectively prevent sexual assault among inmates.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Freshmen D.C. Lawmakers Hold Major Clout

When it comes to spending, these lawmakers are showing their true allegiance is principle, not a political party.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nuclear Fears Increase as Japan's Death Toll Rises

Japanese officials are keeping their attention on the threat of a nuclear disaster after a fire and explosion at a power plant caused a spike in radiation levels.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan's Recovery Could Take Years

Even though the country was prepared for a major quake, it has been clearly overwhelmed by the scale of this disaster.

 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

King: Homegrown Terror Hearings Will Continue

The congressional hearing investigating radicalization of American Muslims is on track to be the most controversial of the year.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pro-Life Activists Embark on Anti-Abortion Tour

A group of women have started on a cross-country campaign to stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Presidential Contenders Pitch to Iowa Evangelicals

Five Republican hopefuls made their political pitches to swoon voters in Iowa -- a state renowned for launching presidential campaigns.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Congress Shows No Signs of Budget Compromise

Congress appears to be heading toward another showdown over the budget in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

High Court Rules in Favor of Funeral Protests

The Supreme Court ruled that a Kansas church known for its insensitive protests outside military funerals has the constitutional right to plan such demonstrations.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Gov't Spends $200 Billion on Duplicate Programs

A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that the government is wasting taxpayers' money every day.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Jefferson Descendants Reconcile Family History

One historic family has worked together to advance the work of racial harmony.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pirates Kill Christian Couple Devoted to Missions

Before they were killed, Scott and Jean Adam had been sailing the seas distributing Bibles and "seeking fertile ground for the Word."

Monday, February 21, 2011

House Spending Bill May Lead to Gov't Shutdown

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill over the weekend that includes deep cuts to this year's federal budget.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Obama on Budget: We All Have to Give a Little

President Obama defended his proposed 2012 budget plan Tuesday, saying it put the country on a path to pay for what it spends by the middle of the decade. 

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Obama: 'Businesses Must Hire to Boost Economy'

President Obama wants American businesses to hire and invest more to help the fragile economy.  But critics say his new message doesn't quite square up with his record. 

Monday, February 07, 2011

Celebrities, Family Honor Reagan on 100th Birthday

Former President Ronald Reagan was honored on his 100th birthday Sunday with tributes in California and across America.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Study: Red Light Cameras Save Lives

While many drivers may consider red light traffic cameras a money-making gimmick by local municipalities, a new study has found that they save lives.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Fla. Judge Rules Healthcare Law Unconstitutional

A Federal judge has ruled that President Obama's health care law is unconstitutional, marking the second ruling against the controversial legislation.

Monday, January 31, 2011

GOP to Obama: 'Step Up to the Plate' on Nat'l Debt

Some fear the political fight about getting the nation's fiscal house in order could lead to a government shutdown.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Record Snowstorms Continue to Batter Northeast

Wintery weather has continued to wallop the Northeast this year. Cities from Washington, D.C. to New York and beyond were buried again in heavy snow Thursday.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Republicans: Obama's 'Investments' Means Spending

Republicans said the investments the president spoke about in his State of the Union address Tuesday night is "Obama-speak" for spending.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Advocates: Pro Life Issue Gaining Momentum

With a newly elected pro-life speaker and the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, pro-life advocates say that their prospects are looking brighter.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lawmakers Want Tax-Funded Abortions Outlawed

Pro-life lawmakers in Washington are introducing legislation that would make it illegal to use taxpayer money to perform abortions.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Giffords' Husband Willing to Meet Suspect's Parents

The husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has expressed his willingness to meet with the parents of the man suspected of shooting his wife.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Storm Strikes the Northeast

A fast-moving winter storm, or a "weather bomb" as some forecasters have called it, has brought heavy snow and winds along the East Coast.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

'Climate of Hate' to Blame for Ariz Shooting?

Liberals quickly blamed conservatives for creating the climate that led to the attack -- and that has sparked a fiery debate about political rhetoric.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Congress Stands in Solidarity for Rep. Giffords

Members of Congress are still in shock over the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., this weekend. For some, the emotions were hard to restrain.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Rep. Giffords Showing 'Encouraging' Progress

Doctors say they are "very, very encouraged" by the progress Rep. Gabrielle Giffords one day after she was shot in the head at a public event in Tucson, Ariz.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

House Speaker Boehner Vows to Lead for 'the People'

The crack of a gavel marked the official start of the 112th session of Congress Wednesday, with 242 Republican members and 193 Democrats.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Fresh-Faced GOP Ready for Capitol Showdown

There will be plenty of fresh, new faces on Capitol Hill Wednesday, and most of them are Republicans ready to present President Obama with plenty of fresh, new challenges.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Australia Flooding Creates Global Ripple Effect

Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser has called the recent flooding in Australia a "disaster of biblical proportion."

Monday, January 03, 2011

Republicans Poised to Undo 'Obamacare'

With a new session for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the GOP says it's ready to take on the White House, tackle the deficit and challenge big government.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pint-Sized Sensation Honors God through Song

Despite having boundless opportunities, 8-year-old Rhema Marvanne is focused on what she wants to do -- bring others to God through her music.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

First Day of Winter Roars from West to East

Tuesday marks the first day of winter and in some places across the U.S., it roared in with a vengeance.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lame-Duck Congress Caps Final Week

The current Congress has shown no signs of slowing down -- taking up controversial votes during their final days.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Obama Health Law Ruled Unconstitutional

The legal challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law -- ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge -- will eventually go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Extreme Weather Evidence of Coming Ice Age?

Residents of the Upper Midwest were digging out Monday after a powerful snowstorm blanketed the region over the weekend.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Frigid Weather Moves into U.S., Europe

Colder weather has moved into the country from the Midwest to the South, where farmers are working to save their crops.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Obama, GOP Reach Deal on Bush Tax Cuts

President Barack Obama has agreed to extend the Bush tax cuts for two years.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Obama, GOP Reach Tax Cut Deal

Late Monday that Democrats and Republicans had finally reached common ground on year-end legislation to extend expiring tax cuts and renew jobless benefits.

Friday, December 03, 2010

'Sacrilegious' Display Questions Faith vs. Art

The Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., was forced to remove part of an exhibit that was deemed sacrilegious.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Obama: Meeting 'Productive' with GOP on Tax Cuts

Obama said he reached a "broad" agreement with Republicans on extending the Bush tax cuts and working toward bipartisanship on the budget and national security.

 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leaked U.S. Cables Reveal Sensitive Diplomacy

Hundreds of thousands of State Department documents leaked Sunday revealed a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Actor Jeff Bridges Wants 'No Kids Hungry'

Bridges new role as the national spokesperson for the childhood anti-hunger campaign No Kids Hungry is the one he calls the most important, one in which all Americans can get involved.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

All Eyes on Spain, Portugal after Ireland Bailout

After a debt-crippled Ireland finally swallowed its pride and asked the EU for a bailout, it now appears Spain, the fourth-largest economy in Europe, may follow suit.

Monday, November 22, 2010

TSA Mulls Revising Screening Methods amid Outcry

The Transportation Security Administration officials indicated they may revise the ramped up security screening techniques being used at the nation's airports.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Volcano Shortens Obama's Indonesian Visit

Obama's welcome was watered down by news that his Indonesia trip would end early, because the volcano known as Mount Merapi, is still spewing dangerous ash.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Can President, New Congress Really Compromise?

The incoming Congress won't be sworn in until January, but newly-elected conservatives have already set their agenda.

Friday, November 05, 2010

One Year After Shooting, Fort Hood Still Healing

The base community has planned several weekend events to remember the victims who lost their lives.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Pint-Sized Prodigy Becomes Gospel Sensation

Rhema Marvanne recently turned 8 years old but sings with a voice well beyond her years.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Pundits: Get Ready for Gridlock in Washington

Pundits say no matter what the outcome on Tuesday's election, one thing is certain: Gridlock in Washington is virtually inevitable. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Will Tea Party's Angle Topple Senate's Leader?

Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle has mounted a fight to unseat incumbent Harry Reid, the Senate's most powerful player. Polls show she just may pull it off.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Big Gov't, Spending Main Concern Among Voters

While many analysts are focusing on the weak economy as the big issue, many voters say their number one concern is the big spending in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Calif. Candidate Fiorina to be Released from Hosptial

California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, and resume campaigning Thursday.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Conservatives Come to Juan Williams' Defense

Some conservatives have called for a cut in NPR funding after officials fired Williams for a politically incorrect comment about Muslims.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

French Protests Take Violent Turn

Tuesday marked the sixth day of national protests involving teachers, nurses, air traffic controllers, and workers at oil refineries.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Obama Tries to Recapture 2008 Spirit for Dems

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have hit the campaign trail hard. Yet, it may not be enough to prevent a major Republican victory.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nevada Senate Race Highlights Economic Woes

One of the closest-watched races this cycle is in Nevada, a state with not only the highest unemployment, but the highest rate of foreclosures.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Controversial D.C. Schools Chancellor Resigns

For three years, Michelle Rhee has been the public face of education in D.C., serving as the top administrator and education crusader in the district's public schools.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

George Clooney: An Ambassador for Saving Sudan

Actor George Clooney spoke to CBN News about why he fears Sudan could return to a civil war if a peace agreement is not reached soon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Strikes Over French Pension Reform Begin

French workers have hit the picket line, refusing to go to work and have shut down many services across the country.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dems, GOP Play Blame Game Over Weak Economy

The weak economy and high unemployment remain the dominant issues with voters, which is bad news for the Democrats.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

'Walking Examples' Shed Light on Depression

In any give year, clinical depression affects one in four American adults -- nearly 20 million people annually.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Fed Boss: 'Deficits a Real and Growing Threat'

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned about American's massive government deficits on Monday. He called them a "real and growing" threat.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Terror Alert Issued for Europe, Travelers Unfazed

Japan issued a travel alert on Monday, joining the United States and Britain in warning of a possible terrorist attack by al Qaeda in Europe.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Congress Flees D.C. for the Campaign Trail

Congress has recessed until after the midterm elections and have left some Americans wondering why they even came back.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Obama Tries to Re-Energize Democratic Voters

President Barack Obama is back in campaign mode, trying to energize his base to help Democrats keep their control of power in Washington, D.C.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bishop Long: 'I'll Fight like David Battled Goliath'

Bishop Eddie Long told his church family Sunday that he will fight allegations that he lured young men into sexual relationships.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Senate Strikes Down 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

A bill including a provision to repeal "Don't ask, Don't tell" was struck down Tuesday, slimming the possibility of Democrats overturning the military's ban on homosexuals before year's end.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe to Eat?

Most people know salmon is a very healthy food. But instead of eating the salmon God made, would you eat salmon that humans have tinkered with a bit?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Igor Brushes Bermuda as a Cat. 1 Hurricane

Igor weakened to a category one hurricane just before it hit Bermuda.  It was strong enough to knock out power to two-thirds of the island.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Calif. Blast Reveals Aging Pipelines

Even before they can pinpoint a cause, experts said the risks associated with aging gas pipelines are far more common than most people would think.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

White House, GOP Clash on Tax Cutting Ideas

A clash of ideas between Democrats and Republicans mean there are no guarantees they will reach an agreement before the elections in November.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Dems Losing Faith in Obama's Economic Plan?

President Barack Obama is still offering more plans to help the economy, but not everyone thinks he has the right answers.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Earl Threatens U.S. Coast after Hitting Caribbean

Forecasters have predicted Hurricane Earl is on track to possibly make landfall in North Carolina on Thursday.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Five Years Later: Katrina Survivors Still Rebuilding

The anniversary of the country's worst natural disaster was an opportunity to look back and learn some important lessons.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Global Economy -- Time for a Second Recession?

There are growing concerns that the global economy may soon dip back into recession.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Experts: Salmonella Outbreak Preventable

More than 500 million eggs have been recalled in the latest salmonella outbreak, but some health experts believe it could have been prevented.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

White House Insists Obama is a Christian

The president has repeatedly said he's Christian, yet only 34 percent of respondents in a recent Pew poll agreed with him.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Federal Court Puts Brakes on Calif. Gay Marriages

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has said that for now, there will be no same-sex marriages in California.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Obama's Mosque Support Puts Dems in Hot Seat

Some of President Barack Obama's comments about religious freedom seem to be creating more problems for his party.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WH Economic Recovery Efforts Met with Skepticism

President Barack Obama is trying to reach out to corporate America and look for ways to jumpstart the economy, but business leaders are skeptical.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Colorado Key Battleground in Tuesday's Primaries

Voters in four states head to the polls Tuesday, to determine who will run for their parties in this Fall's mid-term elections.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Med Team in Afghanistan Remembered as Heroes

Mourners recently gathered in Kabul for a small memorial ceremony in honor of 10 aid workers murdered in Afghanistan this week.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Heat Wave Proves Deadly Down South

The weather has been hot, muggy and humid for parts of the country. In some places, temperatures have soared above 100 degrees for a stretch of days.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Future of Marriage Headed to the Supreme Court?

The legal battle for the future of marriage in America is certain to go all the way to the Supreme Court after a federal judge struck down Proposition 8, Wednesday.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ethics Charges Cloud Dems' Election Hopes

As Congress wraps up work for summer break, brewing ethics charges against prominent House leader Rep. Charlie Rangel could spell more trouble for Democrats come November.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Judge Blocks Parts of AZ Law, Battle Not Over

The legal battle is just beginning over Arizona's controversial immigration law after a federal judge blocked the key provisions of the measure.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ag. Secretary Apologizes, Offers Sherrod New Job

Less than 48 hours after being called a racist and forced to resign from her job at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Shirley Sherrod may be headed back to work.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Forecasters: Sweltering Temps Expected to Linger

In one of the hottest summers on record, 43 of the 50 states have had temperatures soaring to 90 degrees or higher. And forecasters warn it'll get worse.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tea Party Decries Allegations of Racism

Charges of racism have the Tea Party defending itself against allegations from the country's oldest civil rights organization.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bad Sign? New Poll Paints Grim Picture for Dems

Results of a recent poll revealed that the American public's confidence in President Obama has reached a new low.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Elections Looming, Dems Face Packed Schedule

Lawmakers have just four weeks to complete their work before packing their bags and returning to their home districts for August recess.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Democrats Prepare for Midterm Shakeup

With the U.S. facing a tough economy and the expansion of government, it seems voters are gearing up to make major changes in Washington.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Will the Supreme Court Decide Same-Sex Marriage?

A Boston judge has ruled the federal law defining marriage as between one man and one woman is unconstitutional, a decision that could reach beyond Massachussetts.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

East Coast Gets Relief from Heat, Not Humidity

After four days of steamy, 100 degree heat, the East Coast is starting to cool down - but not much.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

East Coast's Scorching Heat Wave Continues

Temperatures have risen so high on the East Coast that it has become dangerous to be outdoors.

Monday, July 05, 2010

GOP Chair Takes Flak as Petreaus Takes Command

The president's new general is now on the ground in Afghanistan but there are still plenty of doubts for the war, some of which are causing a fallout within the GOP.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Military Vet Tries to Win over GOP District

While Republicans work to win enough seats to regain control of the House this November, many Democrats are on a mission to defeat opponents in red districts.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

McChrystal Relieved of Duties, Replaced by Petraeus

President Obama has relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his command in Afghanistan and appointed Gen. David Petraeus to replace him.

Monday, June 21, 2010

No Trial for Times Square Car Bomb Suspect

Calling himself a Muslim soldier, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing.

Monday, June 21, 2010

As Spill's Cost Top's $2B, BP Takes PR Beating

The cost of responding to the Gulf oil spill has now reached $2 billion. But BP may be paying an even heavier price in the court of public opinion.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

BP Chief 'Devastated' over Gulf Oil Spill

British Petroleum Chief Executive Tony Hayward said he was "devastated" and "deeply sorry" when testifying about the oil spill in the Gulf on Capitol Hill Thursday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Damaging New E-Mails Put BP on Hot Seat

As the president prepares to brief Americans on the Gulf oil spill, new information shows BP had been cutting corners to save time and money.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Games Give Wounded Warriors Hope, Confidence

The healing power of sports is helping to rebuild the lives of many of America's wounded veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. 

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Video Tour of Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

CBN News presents a short video tour with Len Roster of Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun near Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Fed Chief: Gov't Budget on 'Unsustainable Path'

In testimony on Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. has to do something to get its deficits under control.

Monday, June 07, 2010

French Mark D-Day's 66th Anniversary

The French showed their gratitude last weekend for the D-Day invasion 66 years ago that began the liberation of Europe from the Germans during World War II.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Gulf Oil Cap Working, Obama Meets on Progress

British Petroleum has reported it has made some progress in its efforts to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Effort to Contain Spill Stalls as Oil Nears Fla.

The latest attempt to contain the oil gusher in the Gulf has stalled after a saw became stuck as it was cutting through a pipe on a busted well.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Will Governments' Debt Jeopardize Global Economy?

Europe's ballooning debt puts the world economic recovery in jeopardy, with the risk of slipping into a double dip recession.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Mullen: Congress Should've Waited on Gay Ban Vote

Democrats are in a rush to repeal the policy and it's drawing more attention to the debate over gays serving openly in the armed forces.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fight over Gay Military Ban Not a Done Deal

Critics say repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell will have a negative impact on the men and women serving in the armed forces and on the country.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama Admin. Catching Heat Over Gulf Oil Spill

The Gulf oil spill has already developed into a major environmental problem. Now it's becoming a political issue for the White House as well.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Finger Pointing Begins in Gulf Oil Clean Up

Anger is growing as millions of gallons of oil pour into the Gulf of Mexico. Now the spill has entered a new phase: The blame game.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Angry Voters Back 'Anti-Establishment' Candidates

Across the U.S., the wave of dissatisfaction with the D.C. establishment doesn't seem to be slowing between now and the midterm elections.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ripple Effect: Meltdown Ahead for Europe, U.S.?

Analysts worry the problems with Greece and other countries could drag down the European economy - and that could hurt the U.S. as well.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Failed Bomb Plot Returns Nat'l Security to Spotlight

Officials say the man suspected of trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square has been providing "useful information" about his failed attack.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Bomb Suspect Admits Role, Faces Terror Charges

The man suspected of attempting to blow up a car bomb in the middle of Times Square has admitted to his role in the foiled attack.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Authorities Hunt NYC Bomb Suspect

The hunt is on for the suspect behind the failed bombing that could have set off a deadly fireball in New York City's Times Square.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Oil Spill Reaches La. Coast, Threatens Ecosystem

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is making landfall in Louisiana, with thousands of barrels of oil seeping into the water, threatening wildlife.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Height Remembered

In the beauty and majesty of Washington's National Cathedral, hundreds came to celebrate her life and pay their final respects.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sea to Shining Sea: Navy Lt. Tackles Cross-Country Run

One Navy lieutenant is running across the "Land of Opportunity" with a mission to break a world record and, he says, to give God glory.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Obama Pushes Economic Plan, Skepticism Abounds

The president is trying to convince voters his economic policies are working. But with unemployment near 10 percent, many still have their doubts.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

South's Tornado Survivors Count Their Blessings

Despite a round of deadly storms that left hundreds homeless and knocked out power grids, some southern residents have miraculous stories of survival.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Resolution Seeks Appeal on Day of Prayer Ruling

The members of Congress say they are willing to take the legal fight all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Monday, April 19, 2010

UK Sends Warships to Rescue Stranded Travelers

It's the longest delay in air traffic since World War II and matters could get worse as there are reports a second volcano may erupt.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lawmakers Losing Their Taste for 'Pork'

Pork-barrel spending is a long-standing custom that a growing number of lawmakers now say amounts to a culture of corruption.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dow's 11,000 a Big Deal? Maybe Not

For the first time in a year and a half, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is over 11,000. But does this really mean good news for the economy?

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Powerful Quake Strikes Off Indonesian Island

Wednesday's quake is the latest in a series of significant global tremors since the beginning of 2010.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Deadly W.Va. Coal Mine Blast Worst Since 1984

Family in a West Virginia community are in mourning Tuesday after a blast at a local coal mine claimed the lives of 25 people.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Calif. Braces for Aftershocks after 7.2 Baja Quake

Experts are warning millions in the Baja California area to brace for aftershocks following a powerful 7.2 earthquake.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Effects of the Health Care Law: Should You Worry?

As Americans prepare to file their income tax returns, some analysts are warning about the taxes people will be paying for the reforms in the new law.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Health Overhaul Likely to Strain Doctor Shortage

If you don't have a doctor, you better find one fast. The new health care law is expected to bring in millions of new patients, making it harder to find a physician.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Obama Admin. Shores up Troubled Homeowners

The Obama administration announced efforts to rescue millions of struggling Americans burned by defaulting on their mortgages and on the brink of losing their homes.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

After Meeting, U.S.-Israel Relations Still Thorny

The president met privately with Israel's prime minister Tuesday to smooth relations between the U.S. and Israel over construction in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pres. Obama Signs Health Care Reform into Law

Less than two days after Congress passed President Barack Obama's sweeping health care bill, the measure already faces challenges in court.

Monday, March 22, 2010

House Clears Landmark Health Bill -- Now What?

President Barack Obama got his top domestic priority passed this weekend after House Democrats narrowly approved major health care legislation.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Abortion Funding Still a HC Bill Concern

Strengthening abortion funding language could buy Democrats more health care votes, but opponents still have doubts and are fighting to have their voices heard.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

U.S. at Risk of Losing Top AAA Credit Rating

With mounting debt and deficit spending, the U.S. is at risk of losing its AAA rating, which could affect the economic recovery.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dems: Time for Final Health Care Showdown

It's crunch-time for Democrats trying to pass health care reform. House leaders admit they don't have the votes yet, but are certain the bill will pass.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Will Abortion Bring Down Health Care Reform?

A group of pro-life lawmakers from within his own party are threatening to vote "no" unless abortion funding is banned in the bill.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Chilean Government Cracks Down on Looting

The government is cracking down in Chile, imposing a curfew to stop looting in the ravaged South American country.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Earthquake Recovery Continues in Chile

More than a million Chilean homes have been damaged or destroyed after Saturday's 8.8 earthquake. Now thousands of people are living on the street.

Friday, February 26, 2010

White House Gives Ear to Secularist Group

The United States may be a country founded on religious freedoms, but today members of the Obama administration met with a group who'd rather America be free from religion.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mild Expectations for WH Health Care Summit

Republicans and Democrats can agree on one thing about Thursday's White House health care summit-- don't expect any big breakthroughs.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NYC Terror Suspect Takes Deal, Probe Continues

Prosecutors say the investigation of terror suspect Najibullah Zazi is ongoing and could lead to more arrests.

Monday, February 22, 2010

'Obamacare 2.0' to Limit Insurance Rate Hikes

The president is unveiling his own health care program on Monday since Congress has failed to pass a measure after months of debate and backroom deals.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Big Budget, Big Debt Could Mean Big Trouble

With proposed increases in deficit spending, many analysts are warning that the President's new budget plan will further burden American families.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What Democratic Exodus Means for 2010 Elections

Sen. Evan Bayh's exit could mean the U.S. Senate is in for a big change this fall.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

'Snowmageddon II' Headed to Buried Mid-Atlantic

A few days after the East Coast was hit by 'Snowmageddon,' the region is expected to get buried by still more snow.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Tea Party Seeks Momentum for Nov. Elections

In the latest sign of growing political rebellion, Tea Party activists held their first convention this weekend. They're hoping to building momentum for the November elections.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

CIA Accused of Cover Up in U.S. Civilian Deaths

The CIA has cleared up the mystery surrounding the death of an American missionary and her infant daughter who were shot out of the sky over Peru nine years ago.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Obama's Prayer for Washington: 'Civility'

President Obama headlined the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, but parts of his message did not sit well with some of those who came to pray.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Obama Budget: Record Spending, Record Deficit

Whether or not Congress approves the new White House budget one thing is certain -- the government will continue to operate in the red for years.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Obama's $3.8 Trillion Budget Heads to Congress

The proposed budget is likely to give more ammunition to those who say the government is just spending too much money.

Friday, January 29, 2010

White House Seeks New Location for Terror Trials

After growing opposition of the decision, the Justice Department is now drafting plan B at the request of the White house to hold the trials elsewhere.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Speech Reignites Don't Ask, Don't Tell Debate

The Pentagon is preparing to end a ban on homesexuals serving openly in the military.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obama Proposes Spending Freeze - Will He Get It?

In the middle of a slow economic recovery, Americans families have learned to cut back spending. Now the president wants the government to follow suit.

Monday, January 25, 2010

White House to Focus on Economy After Mass. Upset

The president dispatched his top advisors to tell Americans he got the message. From this point on, the White House will focus on the economy.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jokes Aside, Cosby Joins Doing Good Campaign

A faith-based group in Washington, D.C., has partnered with comedian Bill Cosby toCosby recorded a public service announcement for the campaign.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

GOP Wins Mass. Senate Seat, Could Derail HC Bill

The outcome of Tuesday's U.S. Senate race could change the game for not only the President Obama's health care bill, but also for the Obama agenda.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mass. Senate Race Affected by HC Debate

Brown has erased Coakley's lead and some polls show him pulling off an upset win-- a sign that his promise to vote against the Senate's health care bill has drawn appeal.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thousands Feared Dead in Haiti After Quake

Thousands of Haitians were begging for help Wednesday after a massive earthquake devastated their island nation.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

McGwire Admits, Apologizes for Steroid Use

Ten years after breaking the single season home run record in Major League Baseball, Mark McGwire has admitted he used steroids.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Reid, Others Take Heat in 'Game Change' Book

A tell-all polticial account about the 2008 presidential campaign could pose problems for Democrats and Republicans this election year.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Dodd, Dorgan Retirements Shake Up Senate

The recent retirement announcements by Sens. Dorgan and Dodd are sparking talk about Democratic losses in this year's congressional elections.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Much of U.S. Faces Record Cold Winter

This week the United States is facing what could be its worst winter in 25 years.

Monday, January 04, 2010

New Security Rules on U.S. In-Bound Flights

The changes come in the wake of the botched bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Protests, Scandal Derail Climate Talks

A new report shows the Copenhagen summit itself will leave a bigger carbon footprint than any previous climate summit - and the trouble doesn't end there.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Health Care Overhaul Faces Major Roadblocks

Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., says he will join oppose the health care bill if it allows uninsured people starting at the age of 55 to buy in to Medicare.

Friday, December 11, 2009

'Ark' Builders Seek to Save U.S. from Global Warming

Organizers say the ark is supposed to represent the potential flood of issues that could arise if world governments don't address climate change.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Obama's Job Creation Plan a Second Stimulus?

The president says he has a plan to put Americans back to work. But could his plan could come too, little too late?

Monday, December 07, 2009

Senate Confronts Abortion in HC Debate

As President Obama leans on Senate Democrats to pass healthcare reform, Republicans are still fighting the bill saying the public wants no part of the legislation.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Senate Sees First Successful Health Care Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has scheduled key votes Thursday on elements of the healthcare overhaul.

 

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Bachmann: Strength from Faith, American Values

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is seen as a lightning rod within the GOP.  She's fueled by the belief that the federal government needs real reform. 

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Obama Faces Tough Sell Job on Afghan Policy

Having finally settled on a strategy for fighting the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama now has to sell the plan to the American public.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Shoppers Click Aside Recession Worries

Retailers are hopeful for what appears to be an encouraging start to season. The question is, are recession-weary Americans in the shopping spirit?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Congress Draws Battle Lines on Senate HC Bill

Battle lines have been drawn over the Senate's new 2,074-page health care bill which critics say will cost far more than its $849 billion price tag.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Reid Scrambles for Health Care Bill Support

After weeks of putting the finishing touches on the Senate's health care bill, majority leader Sen. Harry Reid is now playing the role of chief mathematician.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gov't Tells Women Wait 10 Years for Breast Screening

A government panel is telling women they can wait an extra 10 years before they start getting regular tests for breast cancer.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Heated Debate Over Terrorist's NYC Trial Continues

The decision to try the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 attacks, in New York City has sparked fierce debate.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nation Honors Fort Hood's Fallen

Families, friends and the nation honored the fallen at Fort Hood, Texas, Tuesday, in an emotional memorial service.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Health Care Baton Passed to Senate

Democrats now look to the Senate for the next peg in reforming health care.  But two words appear to spell disaster: public option.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Climate Change Bill: Enough Gas to Pass?

Democrats advanced the controversial 'cap and trade' bill, Wednesday, but many wonder if it will have enough support to pass.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Tuesday's Races Reveal America's Political Climate

This election may provide a clues on how voters feel about President Barack Obama and may be an indicator for next year's midterm elections.

Monday, November 02, 2009

All Eyes on Va., NJ Gubernatorial Races

Two governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey are being closely watched as an indicator of things to come during next year's mid-term elections.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Shortages Raise Questions

Health officials promise there will be enough vaccines to go around soon, but many-- including lawmakers-- are wondering why it's taking so long.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Afghan Election Leaves Obama in Difficult Position

Afghanistan is gearing up for round-two of its disputed presidential elections, but a run-off will likely delay any White House decision on the U.S. military strategy there.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Early Wintery Weather: Part of Global Warming?

Unseasonably early snow blanketed parts of the Northeast and North Carolina as the early winter weather is fueling questions about global warming.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Frist Crosses Lines for Universal Health Care

In the Senate, he was seen as a reliable Republican and a champion of conservative causes, but now he's crossed party lines on the issue of health care.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Senate Committee Approves Health Care Reform Bill

The Senate Finance Committee has approved the $829 billion health care reform bill that requires all U.S. citizens to have medical coverage.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gay Rights Activists Rally, Obama Promises Action

Thousands of gay and lesbian activists converged on the White House and Capitol demanding civil rights protections in all 50 states.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Recent Terror Case Sheds Light on Prevention

The recent terror case is ongoing, but is shedding light on how law enforcement are on the offensive to prevent another attack on the American homeland.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Philippine Death Toll Rises as New Storms Brew

The country is trying to clean up after the worst flooding in decades and the government says it needs help before things get worse.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Iran Test Fires Most Advanced Missiles

Iran completed its missile tests Monday and they were hailed a success, according to the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Air Force.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Terror Plots Foiled, Danger May Not Be Over

At least four terror plots being planned by people living inside the U.S. have been averted. But the danger may not be over.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Humana's Claims Bring New Chapter to HC Debate

The government claims that one of America's major insurance companies gave 'misleading and confusing' information to customers on health care.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Obama Urges Israeli, Palestinian Sides to Do More

President Barack Obama increased the pressure on Israeli and Palestinian leaders Tuesday to work harder to make Mideast peace talks possible.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Obama Continues PR Blitz on Health Care

No matter how much he talks about it on the road or on the airwaves, President Obama is having a hard time gaining traction on health care.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Obama, Bernanke Agree Economy Rebounding

Obama says the economy is on the rebound and claims the stimulus package helped.  Meanwhile, Bernanke says the recession is "very likely" over.

Monday, September 14, 2009

National Mall Hosts 'Black Family Reunion'

This past weekend, thousands of black families met on the Washington Mall to show their strength, and it all started with prayer.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Three Found Guilty of 2006 Airline Bomb Plot

Three terror suspects in the United Kingdom were convicted Monday of a 2006 plot to blow up jetliners flying over the Atlantic.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Jones' Resignation Raises Questions on 'Czar' Role

The White House hopes it dodged another political bullet with the resignation of Van Jones, President Barack Obama's adviser for green jobs.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A Coach's Legacy: Faith, Family and Football

For 34 years, Coach Ed Thomas was the heart and soul of his football team.  His family and his community have set out to continue teaching his life lessons to young men.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Blaze Scorches Calif., Threatens Comm. Towers

Wildfires have already turned parts of Southern California into a lunar landscape, even as a major hurricane is bearing down on Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Will Town Halls Influence Health Care Debate?

Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is spending a lot of time talking about health care and trying to calm the outpouring of anger at his town hall meetings.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

White House Loses Control of Health Care Debate

With liberals furious about dropping the public health insurance option and conservatives virtually unmoved, Obama's top domestic priority - for the moment at least - appears to be dead in the water.

Monday, August 17, 2009

White House Backs Away from Public Option

The White House is signalling a shift in the health care debate, one that could bring Republicans on board.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Americans Working Longer to Pay Taxes

If time is money, Americans are working a lot longer to pay their taxes.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Obama Tries to Ease Concern Over Health Reforms

President Barack Obama continued to try to calm fears Tuesday concerning his health care reforms at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Swine Flu Prevention on Top of Back-to-School List

Government officials are getting ready in case there's a swine flu epidemic this fall and that has schools and workplaces on high alert.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Senate Makes History with Sotomayor Vote

The vote was 68-31 for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

White House Fights Back on Health Care

Polls show support for President Barack Obama's health care plan appears to be losing steam - and the White House is trying to fight back.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

'Clunkers' Program Likely on Through Labor Day

Every once in a while, Washington comes up with a brilliant idea and the Senate agreed, Tuesday, to keep one of them going for at least another month.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Clinton Asks Iran to Help Find Missing Americans

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is appealing to Iran for information about the U.S. citizens.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Healthcare Reform Push Gets Second Wind

House committee leaders are on track to vote on the health care bill before they break for summer recess Friday.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pro-lifers Work to Prevent Tax-funded Abortions

Pro-lifers are praying against the House version of health care, which they believe would use taxpayer money to fund abortions.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Race Debate Continues on Professor's Arrest

Two days after wading into the racially-charged arrest of his self-proclaimed friend, Obama took the podium again, Friday, to comment on the controversy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Health Care Reform Faces More Opposition

President Barack Obama is using the full political weight of the White House to push for health care reform.

Monday, July 20, 2009

GOP Accuses Dems of Muzzling Debate

Democrats in Washington have been pushing their agenda through Congress at a feverish pace and now Republicans are accusing them of squelching any debate.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Republicans Call Democrats on Unfair Legislating

Republicans are accusing House Democrats of clamping down on debate to keep the Democratic agenda moving forward on Capitol Hill.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Churches Make Tough Decisions in Bad Economy

The Metropolitan Baptist Church is a popular church in the heart of the nation's capital. Now, this body of believers faces its own challenge: moving.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Time Winding Down on Health Care Deadline

Time is dwindling for President Barack Obama to meet his self-imposed August deadline for lawmakers to deliver on health care reform.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Is Judge Sotomayor Growing on Republicans?

Senators are expected to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court before their August recess.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Questions Intensify in Sotomayor Hearings

Judge Sonia Sotomayor walked a fine line Tuesday between revealing too much and too little about how she would decide cases in the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tough Questions Roll in for Sotomayor on Day Two

Day two of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court confirmation hearing may not be nearly as easy as the first.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sotomayor Takes the Hot Seat for Confirmation

Judge Sonia Sotomayor took the hot seat for the beginning of her Senate confirmation hearing -- a pivotal point on her road to the nation's highest court.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Obama, Pope Meet, Find Common Ground

The Holy See arranged an unorthodox late afternoon gathering and live televised coverage to accommodate Mr. Obama's schedule in Italy.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Groups Unite Nationally Against Hate Crimes Bill

Thursday marked national "Stop S. 909 Day"-- named after the Senate bill that aims to protect homosexuals against discrimination.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

School Bullying Statistics Prompt Action in D.C.

Congress is taking up the issue of schoolyard bullies-- a problem that can lead to emotional scars, and in some cases even death.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Obama, Putin Mend Fences, Cut Nuclear Arsenals

President Barack Obama used a touch of charm and humor in his efforts to warm up strained U.S.-Russian relations.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Franken Victory Gives Senate Dems Super Majority

Al Franken's victory officially gives Democrats a "super majority" to overcome any filibuster by the GOP.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Holder to Congress: New Hate Crimes Law Needed

Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress to pass a new hate crimes law which would allow prosecution in cases of violence based on sexual orientation.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Iran's Top Electoral Body Rules Out Do-Over

Despite the protests and the charges of fraud, the results of Iran's presidential election will stand.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Iran Protests: Dying in Vain or Making an Impact?

Iran's Revolutionary Guard is threatening to crush any further opposition protests, saying they will confront demonstrators if they take to the streets again.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Election Protests Continue in Streets of Iran

For the fourth day in a row, Iranians flooded their streets demanding another election of the country's president.

Monday, June 15, 2009

AMA Leary of Obama's Health Care Reform

Doctors attending the 158th annual meeting of the American Medical Association are skeptical of a government insurance program.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Anti-Smoking Bill Brings Historic Changes

One in every five adults in America smokes cigarettes, but there are major changes in store for big tobacco and how the industry is regulated.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Supreme Court Won't Block Chrysler Sale

Chrysler's got the okay, Tuesday, to close nearly 800 of its dealerships and hand its assets over to Italian automaker Fiat.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Obama Wades into Heated Health Care Debate

The debate over health care reform is stepping into high gear with President Barack Obama now taking an active role.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Obama Pushes for Action on Health Care

President Obama is now wading into the universal health care debate front and center-- pusing for an optional government-run health plan.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sotomayor Nomination Heats Political Debate

After Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, Republican Senators plot their next move in an uphill battle.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

N. Korea Test-Fires Two More Missiles

Less than 36 hours after announcing a successful underground nuclear test, North Korea fired off two more short-range missiles.

Monday, May 25, 2009

N. Korea Provokes World with Nuclear Test

North Korea has carried out a nuclear test with an explosion similar to the of the bombs that flattened Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Opponents Counter D.C. Gay Marriage Bill

A new bill on Capitol Hill aims to limit marriage in D.C. between one man and one woman, setting up a possible challenge to a recent gay rights victory.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Both Parties Press Obama for Gitmo Plan

Democrats are now joining Republicans and questioning President Obama's strategy for shutting down Guantanamo Bay.

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Auto Industry to Get Major Tune-Up

To drive farther on a gallon of gas and cause less damage to the environment - would you be willing to pick up the tab?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Obama, Netanyahu Talk Middle East Conflict

The leaders of the United States and Israel sit down Monday to discuss an array of Mideast issues on which they disagree.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Opinions Mixed Over Interrogation Photos


President Barack Obama's about face on prisoner photos is making waves in Washington.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Is The Government Spending Your Money Wisely?

With economists forecasting growth in the horizon, some are asking did we need a stimulus at all?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Will Deal With Med Providers Slow Health Costs?

The agreement could set the stage for President Obama's plan to provide health care for all Americans.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Americans Unite in Prayer for Country

On the heels of a global health scare, the economy in recession, and two wars overseas -- if there ever was a time to pray, it's now.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Americans Seek God During Day of Prayer

From our nation's capital to the heartland, Americans are gathering to seek God for this country.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Angola Prison: Land of New Beginnings

At the end of a lonely stretch of Louisiana State Highway 66 sits Angola prison, once known as the bloodiest prison in America.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bernanke Says Economy Should Grow in '09

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake says the economy will see improvements by the end of the year.