September 2009 Headlines
A climate change bill to fight global warming has many Americans concerned about their jobs and energy prices.
A Senate committee on Tuesday night restored federal funds for abstinence education that President Barack Obama wanted cut.
Amendments designed to strengthen anti-abortion provisions in the health care were rejected, Wednesday, but supporters say it's not over.
President Barack Obama met, Wednesday, with his national security team to discuss strategies for the war in Afghanistan.
One of the first cases the high court will hear involves the removal of an eight-foot cross in California's Mojave National Preserve. It is a closely-watched case that could effect religious symbols on government property.
The Senate Finance Committee is expected to consider abortion-related amendments to its health care bill Wednesday.
Lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday against creating a public option in health care reform similar to Medicaid and Medicare.
For most states, this is an off election year, but voters in Virginia and New Jersey are preparing to elect a new governor.
Republicans are criticizing President Barack Obama's plan to make a personal pitch overseas for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid.
Public support for the Democrat's health care plan has hit a new low in the polls.
Politicians in New York and other states hoped to bring in more money by raising taxes on the rich - but so far, that plan isn't working.
Whether more troops are taken out or placed in Afghanistan, increasing critics now say the war on terror is unwinnable.
President Obama's new "diversity czar" at the Federal Communicaions Commission is coming under fire for saying that white executives should step down to make room for minorities.
House Democrats say any health care bill should give illegal immigrants some access to medical care.
Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., both openly gay, are pushing a bill in Congress that will give gays and transsexuals federal protections from bias in the workplace.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said it was a mistake to set a deadline to end American military action in Afghanistan.
The White House has heard the chatter that the president is pulling an "all around power grab" by appointing policy czars that don't require Senate confirmation, thus not being held accountable by Congress.
A Massachusetts attorney general has moved to throw out a case where the state Republican Party is attempting to block the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's interim replacement from being sworn in.
Two leading Senate Democrats are looking to get government-run options into the Senate Finance Committee's bill.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from a Washington hospital after spending the night there as a precaution.
The Obama administration is receiving flack for another instance many of his opponents consider an example of "big government" control.
The governor of Massachusetts has named a former Democratic Party chairman to temporarily fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat.
Forty senators, all but one Republican, want the Obama administration to end the $700 billion financial rescue program.
Democrats are closer to getting the filibuster-proof majority they need to get President Barack Obama's health care reform measure passed in the U.S. Senate.
Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, was admitted to a Washington-area hospital Tuesday after a fall at his home in northern Virginia.
The House approved a bill on Tuesday extending unemployment benefits by 13 weeks.
The Senate Finance Committee will consider a 10-year, nearly $900 billion plan Tuesday by Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, has been taken to a hospital after a fall at home in the Washington suburbs.
President Obama said his administration has made the "largest-ever" American investment in renewable energy, at the U.N. Climate Change Summit in New York, Tuesday.
Vice President Joe Biden says that if Republicans win 35 House seats next year it would be "the end of the road" for President Barack Obama's agenda.
President Barack Obama hasn't been shy about choosing sides to prevent Democratic Party primaries.
A recent report shows the nearly half the nation's doctors are unhappy with President Barack Obama's proposed public health care option.
San Francisco may be the first city in the country to tax soft drinks. The idea is to discourage people from buying the sugary drinks, which have been linked to obesity.
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.
Organizers say religious conservatives showed up in record numbers at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. this weekend.
Some in the mainstream media are asking if all of President Obama's media exposure is overkill and analysts say viewers may start to tune him out, because they see him all the time.
Democrats are disappointed with the bill from Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. Republicans see a chance to deliver a stunning blow to President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.
President Barack Obama says there should be an investigation into the hidden-camera video involving employees at the activist group ACORN.
But Obama tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he's going to leave it up to the Fed chairman to say whether it's officially over or not.
President Barack Obama says he has no plans to ask the Justice Department to end its criminal investigation into the harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists during the Bush administration.
It's a big weekend in Washington for Christian conservatives who are gathering for the annual Value Voter Summit -- and it's all about promoting family values by taking back the culture.
The three men will meet Tuesday in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
Pro-life groups are warning that the new health care legislation presented by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., would fund, and sometimes mandate, abortion coverage.
The head of the FCC plans to propose new rules that would prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information and certain applications over their networks.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives has approved a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to name an interim appointment to the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
ACORN is under a national spotlight now, and some of those who have had a closeup look at the group say there are reasons Americans should be concerned.
Some say when it comes to protesting President Barack Obama, America is showing its racist side.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent elective back surgery Thursday, a procedure his office said "went well."
Health care reform took a step forward in Washington on Wednesday, but lost the support of several lawmakers in the process.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia is defending recent rulings that allow religious expressions in the public square.
President Barack Obama wants to extend parts of the Bush administration's Patriot Act, which was put in place after 9/11.
Liberal-leaning religious groups say they're praying that the political bickering won't jeopardize efforts to get coverage to the uninsured.
If approved, the changes would bump up the cost of new vehicles, but the government says drivers would recover the costs in fuel savings.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told the National Automobile Dealers Association Wednesday that 478,000 of the nearly 700,00 car vouchers for the Cash for Clunkers program have been paid.
The Senate voted on Tuesday to stop giving housing grants to the controversial community organizing group ACORN.
Parents are worried about what the proposed changes in the health care plan could mean for their children.
The House of Representatives returned to work Wednesday divided over an outburst by one of its own.
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, made it official that he's moving ahead without Republican support.
The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing trend directed at the president.
President Obama visited union halls, Tuesday, as he spends this week focusing on the economy.
The House voted Tuesday to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina for his outburst during the President's health care speech to Congress.
The president tells Men's Health
magazine that a proposed "sin tax" would help lower America's high rates of obesity.
The Senate has voted to block federal funding to the controversial community organizing group, ACORN.
Obama says the economy is on the rebound and claims the stimulus package helped. Meanwhile, Bernanke says the recession is "very likely" over.
A bi-partisan group of senators plans to unveil their health care reform bill this week.
President Barack Obama goes on the road again Tuesday with his message of the economy's recovery.
Former Carter White House press secretary Jody Powell, 65, dies of a heart attack.
The Senate will be holding a hearing Monday investigating a link between cell phones and cancer.
Some privacy advocates are alarmed about a Senate bill that appears to give the president emergency control of the Internet in a cyber-security emergency.
President Barack Obama told Wall Street Monday he wants strict rules to prevent another collapse in the future.
The White House and Congress are playing down the public option on health insurance in an effort to get as much bi-partisan support as possible.
The U.S. Census Bureau is dropping its ties with the controversial voter registration group ACORN.
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., says he will not apologize to the House for yelling, "You lie," during President Barack Obama's health care speech to a joint session of Congress last week.
Could an executive order from President Obama basically force contractors and builders to form unions?
Bishop Harry Jackson, who has battled cancer and his insurance company, says his experiences show how a government-run health care plan could jeopardize lives.
The White House and members of Congress on Sunday played down an immediate role for a government health insurance option and turned attention to regulating insurers.
The fierce national debate over health care is entering a new phase, with advocates on all sides focused on a handful of legislative bottlenecks.
Obama assailed critics of his health care initiative Saturday, seeking to grab the megaphone from his opponents and boost momentum in his drive for congressional passage of his chief domestic priority.
First lady Michelle Obama will carry the torch of U.S. lobbying for Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, traveling to Denmark next month to make the case to Olympic officials.
Pro-life leaders have been sounding the alarm: taxes will pay for abortions under a health care overhaul.
Sarah Palin says she's concerned about the contents of President Obama's health care plan, while Obama says comments like hers are mere scare tactics.
A key bill on climate change may not make it through Congress this year.
With falling approval ratings on his handling of health care, President Obama insisted he's in this fight until the end.
A Democratic congressman says he has enough votes to block a health care bill in the House, if the leadership doesn't allow a vote on abortion.
President Barack Obama called lawmakers to take action on health care reform Wednesday evening during his prime-time speech.
In a speech remnant of a State of the Union address, President Obama declared he is "determined to be the last" of several presidents to address health care reform in the U.S.
As Obama seeks to jump start an ambitious health care overhaul despite sliding poll numbers, Republicans countered with a call for a slimmed-down measure.
A dispute over "Hillary: The Movie" continued in the Supreme Court Wednesday as justices heard arguments about whether the film should be regulated as a "campaign ad."
Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., said he would move ahead with legislation the week of Sept. 21 whether he has Republican backing or not.
An oversight panel says most of the $23 billion initially provided to General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC late last year is unlikely to be repaid.
As President Barack Obama tries to rally Congress to reform health care, there's real doubt a big overhaul can even pass. Both Democrats and Republicans agree.
Supporters of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., will press Massachusetts lawmakers to allow the governor to name an interim replacement to his vacant U.S. Senate seat.
President Barack Obama will deliver a high-stakes message on health care reform to a special joint session of Congress Wednesday evening.
Americans would be fined up to $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a plan that circulated in Congress on Tuesday.
Parents are upset over Obama's decision to end D.C.'s school voucher program-- a decision opponents claim has endangered the education of hundreds of students.
On Tuesday, Obama delivered an address to many of the nation's school kids to encourage them to take pride and ownership in their education.
As Congress returned from its summer break, Tuesday, health care resumed its position as the key topic in Washington.
Phil Kerpen with Americans for Prosperity joined CBN News to discuss Van Jones' resignation as Green Jobs Czar.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has taken her seat at the Supreme Court in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
The eldest son of Robert F. Kennedy announced he would not run for the Senate seat held by his late uncle, Edward M. Kennedy.
People around the country are speaking out against the cap-and-trade bill recently passed by the House of Representatives.
The Obama Administration isn't giving up on a health care reform bill that includes a government option.
The White House hopes it dodged another political bullet with the resignation of Van Jones, President Barack Obama's adviser for green jobs.
Some parents fear the president will try to indoctrinate their children. They point to the original wording of the speech which called on students to "Help the president."
The Obama administration's bottom line on government health insurance blurred on Sunday.
Obama asserted that "our recovery plan is working," but repeated that he won't be satisfied until jobs are much more plentiful.
Lawmakers are gearing up for a contentious public hearing over a bill that would temporarily fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward Kennedy.
Angry parents are flooding schools with phone calls about President Obama's upcomming address to students.
Van Jones is the Obama administration's "green jobs czar," but his background is causing concern among some.
The government is trying to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement, Obama said Saturday, as he noted the toll the recession has taken on extra income and savings accounts.
The move is part of the president's effort to make good on a campaign pledge to create transparency in government.
The true poverty rate for Americans 65 years and older could be nearly twice as high as it is recorded now, according to a revision of an old, poverty-determining formula.
President Obama is set to deliver a back to school speech, but some say the lesson plan attached to the speech goes too far.
With his popularity falling and public opposition to massive health care reform slipping, President Barack Obama is preparing to take the bully-pulpit in an effort to seal the deal.
President Obama praised American Muslims Tuesday for their contribution to society at a Ramadan dinner at the White House.
The government's Cash for Clunkers program is still leaving car dealers in the red.
President Barack Obama has scheduled a high-stakes speech before Congress next week.
President Obama's approval ratings have taken a nose dive recently. What are Americans concerned about?
President Barack Obama has set a major address on health care for Sept. 9 before Congress.
Court observers note that Justice John Paul Stevens has hired fewer law clerks than usual, which is often a sign.
President Barack Obama may drop the public option from the health care bill.
Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley took out nomination papers to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.
Two GOP senators have hit the road to press for a slower approach to President Barack Obama's push to revamp health care.
Republicans lawmakers in South Carolina are considering the impeachment of Gov. Mark Sanford following the admission of his extramarital affair.
The flu season is approaching and on Tuesday President Obama recommended that all Americans get vaccinated for the swine flu.
A bill proposal in Congress could change the way people use or are "allowed" to use the Internet in the future.
Conservative media are speaking out against the Federal Communications Commission's new chief diversity officer Mark Lloyd.
The United States and NATO need a new strategy to defeat the Taliban.