January 2010 Headlines

Anger at Big Gov't Fueling New Revolution?

Some say if the economy doesn't turn around, the big government cry of socialism against President Obama could get even louder.

Exploding Deficit Becomes Sore Issue in Washington

The constant overspending by the U.S. government has become one of the biggest concerns for American voters.

Mass. Senator-Elect Pro-Choice on Abortion

Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts says he opposes federal funding for abortions, but thinks women should have the right to choose whether to have one.

Many Obstacles to Choosing a Site for 9/11 Trials

Now that the Obama administration is considering moving the Sept. 11 trial away from a courthouse in Manhattan, the question is: Where to?

Obama Holds Q&A with GOP Lawmakers

President Obama met with some of his biggest critics, Friday, taking questions on the budget, health care and taxes.

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.

Bernanke to Remain Fed Chief After Close Vote

Ben Bernanke has won confirmation for his second term as Federal Reserve chairman.

Checking the Facts of Obama's State of the Union

With President Obama's first State of the Union address, most expected him to get some points for style. But what about substance?

White House Advisor: Parties Must Work Together

The Obama administration says it's serious about working with Republicans to get America's issues resolved.

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

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

Poll: Californians Say State is on Wrong Course

Three-quarters of adults in California believe the state is on the wrong course, according to a recent poll released on Wednesday.

Play-by-Play: State of the Union, GOP Response

CBN News provided play-by-play coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address and Gov. Bob McDonnell's GOP response.

State of the Union: 'We Do Not Give Up'

President Obama challenged Congress to pass legislation targeting jobs, financial regulatory reform, clean energy, health care and education.

Lawmakers Cross Party Lines for Haiti's Orphans

It can be tough to get Republicans and Democrats to agree in Washington, but when it comes to helping Haiti's orphans it seems the spirit of bipartisanship is alive.

The Brody File: Weekly Show

On this week's edition of The Brody File, we sit down with the authors of one of the country's hottest books Game Change.

Obama to Focus on Economy in State of the Union

After months of promoting an unpopular health care plan,  the president is expected to focus on the economy and jobs in his State of the Union address.

Hispanic Outreach: Key Point for Obama's Speech?

President Obama may not specifically mention them by name in his State of the Union speech, but Latinos will no doubt be listening and evaluating.

Dems: 'No Rush' on Health Bill

Democrats retreated Tuesday from a quick push to pass President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Tea Partiers Shaking Up Races Countrywide

Tea Party activists opposed to big government, bailouts and higher taxes are causing heartburn for candidates across the country.

Panel: U.S. Unprepared for Bio-Attack

A new report released Tuesday gives President Barack Obama a failing grade for not doing enough to prepare the U.S. for a biological terror attack.

Obama to Help a Middle Class 'Under Assault'

As President Obama proposes a spending freeze on the federal budget, he is also laying out plans he says will help out America's middle class.

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.

One Year Later: President Obama Since Inauguration

Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of President Obama's inauguration, but has he measured up to his campaign promises since January 20, 2009?

Dem Leaders Unite on Health Care Strategy

Democratic congressional leaders are coalescing around their last, best hope for salvaging President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul.

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.

The Brody File Show

The Brody File combines politics, faith, newsmakers and captures the mood of the country heading into the 2010 midterm elections.

McCain Says Campaign Finance Reform Dead

McCain says the Supreme Court has spoken on the constitutionality of political contributions by corporations.

TSA Nominee Withdraws Amid 'Political Agenda'

Erroll Southers said he is pulling out to keep President Obama's enemies from using him as a political lightning rod.

Court Ruling Reverses Campaign Spending Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations and unions can spend money supporting and opposing candidates.

Dems Mum on How to Keep Pushing HC Overhaul

President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with efforts to overhaul health care. They just aren't explaining how.

New 'Secret' Executive Order Raises Questions

Obama critics are upset over a new executive order that grants certain immunities to the International Criminal Police Commission, or Interpol.

Congress Could Put Health Care Reform on Hold

Congress may be taking a break from health care reform.

Obama Pushes for Tough Bank Limits

On top of the financial regulatory overhaul he already seeks, the president is proposing to Congress tough new restrictions on big banks.

HC Plan Uncertain as Dems Reject Fast Fix

Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest fix to their health care dilemma Thursday.

Obama Urges Senate to Hold Off on Health Care

President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to hold off on healthcare reform until Senator-elect Scott Scott Brown, R-Mass., is seated.

After Mass. Defeat, Dems Mull Scaled-Back HC

Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown is the new face of change in Washington that's shaking up the Democrats' aggressive healthcare agenda.

House Okays Tax Breaks for Haiti Gifts

Taxpayers will be able to write off donations to Haiti on 2009 tax returns.

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.

What Mass. Senate Loss Means for Dem HC Bill

Republican Scott Brown has won the open Senate seat in the heavily Democratic state of Massachusetts.

San Diego Mayor: Gay Marriage Stand Hurt Campaign

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders opposed gay marriage learning his daughter was a lesbian in a committed relationship.

Michele Bachmann: GOP's New Front-runner?

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is gaining ground as one of the drivers of the tea party movement and a defender of conservative values dear to the GOP.

Obama to Seek $1.35 Billion More for Education

President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Tuesday for $1.35 billion to extend an education grant program for states, senior administration officials said.

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.

Liberty Counsel Will Sue if Current HC Bill Passed

The attorneys say the proposed reform is clearly unconstitutional, especially the absolute mandate that everyone in America must buy health insurance.

Bob McDonnell on VA Governorship: 'It's a Ministry'

On Saturday, Republican Bob McDonnell became governor of the Old Dominion after an eight-year rein by Democrats.

President Puts Prestige On Line for Senate Candidate

President Barack Obama will join Democrat Martha Coakley at a Sunday afternoon campaign rally at Northeastern University.

Bush, Clinton Tapped for Haiti Relief Role

President Obama is asking former Presidents Bush and Clinton to coordinate efforts in the recovery and rebuilding effort in Haiti.

Coakley Counts on Union Muscle to Win Race

Democrat Martha Coakley is counting on union muscle to help her win Tuesday's U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts.

Obama Pitches Bank Tax to Recover Bailout Costs

President Obama pitched his proposed tax on banks to recover the cost of bailing them out during the financial crisis.

Dems Try for Final Deal on Health Care Bill

President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders said they could have a compromise bill on the health care bill as early as Friday.

Geithner to Defend 'Backdoor' AIG Bailouts

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended decisions that funneled billions to Wall Street banks on Thursday.

House Dems: Senate Has 'Gun to Our Head' on HC Bill

House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., says his party faces serious problems in getting a health care bill to President Barack Obama.

House Probes Geithner's AIG Correspondence

A House committee is looking into Tim Giethner's role in sending billions of dollars in bailout money to big banks while he was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Obama to Visit Capitol Hill to Support HC Bill

President Obama will visit Capitol Hill Thursday to urge Democrats to fall in line and support health care reform.

Perry: Texas Won't Seek Federal Education Funding

Federal stimulus funds for education "smacks of a federal takeover of our public schools," Gov. Rick Perry says.

Top IRS Official Admits He Doesn't Prepare His Taxes

IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman admits the tax code is too complex, so he gets someone else to prepare his returns.

White House: Stimulus Helped 2 Million Jobs

The White House now says its stimulus spending bill has created or saved up to two million jobs.

Labor Leaders Say HC Tax Would Hurt Unions

The 40 percent tax would fall on employer health plans worth more than $8,500 for individuals or $23,000 for a family.

Sen. Reid's Position Could be in Jeopardy

Sen. Harry Reid's position as Majority Leader may be up for discussion at next week's Democratic caucus meeting.

Obama Wants $33 Billion More for War

The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

RNC Chairman Credits God for His Position

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told CBN News God put him in his current position.

Obamas to Attend Jean Biden Funeral

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Delaware Tuesday to attend funeral services for Vice President Joe Biden's mother.

Could the GOP Win Kennedy's Senate Seat?

In Massachusetts, where Democrats almost always win elections, voters could be planning a big upset in the race to fill Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat.

Dems Continue to Work for Compromise on HC Bill

Talks between the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate concerning health care reform continue.

Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has a new job under her belt as a Fox News commentator.

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.

Health Care Negotiations Continue

House and Senate negotiators are working to hammer out the differences between their two bills.

Clinton: Iran Could Face New Sanctions

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is putting pressure on Iranian leaders over their country's nuclear program.

Obama: 'No intention' to Send Troops to Yemen

President Barack Obama says he has no intention of sending American troops to Yemen or Somalia.

Health Costs Up Slightly Under Senate Bill

Government economic experts give the Senate's health care bill a mixed grade on controlling runaway health costs.

Fake Zip Codes Found on Stimulus Web Site

Up to $9.5 million in federal stimulus money went to 13 zip codes in Virginia that do not exist or are in other states.

Obama: Anti-Terror 'Buck Stops with Me'

President Obama is taking blame for the intelligence breakdown that allowed the botched bombing attempt Christmas Day.

Obama Backs 'High-end' Health Plan Tax

President Barack Obama is signaling he is in favor of taxing high-end health insurance plans.

State Sec. Gates to Remain at Pentagon

Defense Secretary Robert Gates will stay at his cabinet post for at least another year.

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.

WH: Report Reveals 'Shocking' Intel Failures

President Obama took full responsibility, Thursday, for the security downfalls that almost led to a disastrous airliner attack on Christmas.

Americans Waiting on Televised Health Care Talks

President Barack Obama is pushing House and Senate Democrats to get him a final health care bill ASAP.

More Dems Call it Quits: Will it Harm the Party?

Democratic Senators Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota won't seek re-election this fall.

Obama Appoints Transgender to Administration

Amanda Simpson will be the Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commerce.

GOP Chairman: Republicans Have Failed

Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele feels the party has failed to reach typical Americans and uphold its values since the Ronald Reagan era.

Security Review Reveals Failure to 'Connect the Dots'

President Obama said accountability issues will be addressed and changes will be made.

Loophole Ends Estate Tax for 2010

The repeal of the controversial estate tax that took effect for the new year is raising new questions about life -- and death.

IRS Role Could Expand Under Health Care Bill

Under the proposed health care bill, Internal Revenue Service agents would be responsible for making sure Americans have health insurance.

Congress to Work on Health Care Compromise

The U.S. Congress is back in session Tuesday and expected to start the process of merging two very expensive health care plans.

State Budgets Bleak as Lawmakers Return

If you thought state budgets were in bad shape last year, just wait: 2010 promises to be brutal for lawmakers.

Adviser Says Cheney is Wrong in Criticism

Dick Cheney's withering criticism of the Obama White House's terrorism-fighting policies came under an equally harsh response Sunday.

Obama: al Qaeda Link to Christmas Terror Suspect

In his most direct public language to date, the president described the path through Yemen of the Nigerian accused of trying to destroy Northwest Flight 253.

Obama Starts 2010 Under Fire for Security Failures

The president began the New Year under fire for the intelligence community's failure to stop the man suspected of trying to blow up an airliner.