September 2014 Headlines

Senate Green Lights Rebel Aid as Doubts Remain

The Senate followed the House in giving President Barack Obama the green light to help Syrian rebels fight ISIS. However, there are still questions and skepticism about how, or if, the president's plan will work.

Prelude to a Ground War? House OK's Arming Rebels

Speaking before a Senate panel, Secretary of State John Kerry repeated the president's assertion that U.S. ground forces will not go into combat against the Islamic State. His words were met with skepticism.

Pro-Lifers Irate over Obamacare Abortion Funds

Outraged lawmakers and pro-life leaders gathered outside the U.S. Capitol building Thursday to demand Congress put an end to Obamacare's massive funding of health care plans that pay for abortions

Watchdog: Obamacare Site Still Puts Users at Risk

The Obamacare website still has major security flaws that put users' private information at risk, according to a new nonpartisan report.

Benghazi Select Panel Makes Its First Public Debut

A special congressional investigation into the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, begins Wednesday.

Obama Overreaching: A Constitutional Crisis?

The president has often threatened that if Congress won't pass laws he wants, he'll act on his own. He's made good on that threat so often, protests are rising that he's throwing the U.S. constitutional system off-balance. 

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Back 20-Week Abortion Ban

CBN News has obtained letters from several potential GOP presidential candidates backing a controversial bill that would ban abortions in America after 20 weeks.

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.

Hillary Clinton Stumps in Iowa, Sparks More 2016 Talk

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to be once again ramping up for a race for the White House.

Arab Christians Boo Ted Cruz for Pro-Israel Remarks

A group of Middle Eastern Christians booed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, off the stage after speaking in support of Israel at an event in Washington, D.C.

House Panel Weighs ISIS Threat: 'Time's of Essence'

A House Homeland Security subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday to determine the threat posed by ISIS to the United States.

Obama Unveils Strategy, Says ISIS 'Not Islamic'

President Barack Obama addressed Americans Wednesday night increasingly concerned about the threat Islamic State militants are posing in the Middle East and about their commander in chief's ability to face it.

States Look to High Court to Decide on Gay Marriage

Indiana and Wisconsin have both asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide on whether gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states.

Obama to Implement ISIS Plan With, Without Congress

President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday night, making his case to take agressive measures to "degrade and defeat" ISIS.

Court Weighs Impact of Gay Marriage on Children

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals court in San Francisco is hearing arguments this week over whether gay marriage will harm children.

Lawmaker Fights for Exemption from HHS Mandate

Catholic Missouri lawmaker Paul Wieland is continuing the fight against Obamacare's birth control mandate.

Faith Groups Want High Court to Settle Gay Marriage

Churches and groups of different denominations in Utah are asking the Supreme Court to settle whether states can outlaw gay marriage.

Emails of Five More IRS Employees Go Missing

The Internal Revenue Service says it has lost more emails, this time from five more employees who are also part of the congressional investigations into the Tea Party targeting scandal.

Friends, Foes: Immigration Delay Purely Political

President Barack Obama is facing harsh criticism from liberals and conservatives over his decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections.

McCarthy's 'Happy Conservative' Smile a Uniting Force

As Congress gets back to work, the House welcomes new Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The self-described 'happy conservative' is determined to change Washington with grit and a smile.

Hackers Breached Obamacare Website in July

The Wall Street Journal reports someone hacked into part of Obamacare's HealthCare.gov website and uploaded malicious software.

Fmr Gov. McDonnell, Wife Found Guilty of Corruption

It's the worst case scenario for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. A jury found the couple guilty Thursday of corruption, fraud and bribery -- basically selling their authority for personal gain.

Sales Tax Plan the Death of Many Online Shops?

Many small companies that do business online are worried a plan working its way through Congress could force them to shut down. Supporters of the plan say it "levels the playing field."

Cruz, Perry: Change Is Coming in 2016

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was among the keynote speakers at a Texas-Americans for Prosperity Summit over the holiday weekend.