January 2009 Headlines
Newly-elected Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, told those against the GOP to "get ready to get knocked over" as the party goes full speed ahead in a new direction.
To help fight the recession's effect on some of those hit hardest, President Obama announced Thursday that he is forming a task force to concentrate on the problems of the middle class.
CBNNews.com - Democrats in Congress are making progress with their plans to increase government-funded health care.
President Barack Obama has chosen a Pentecostal pastor to head the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, according to The New York Times. Obama has not yet made an official announcement.
CBNNews.com - With a stroke of his pen, Thursday, President Obama made it easier for women to fight for equal pay for equal work.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill is headed to the Senate today. The measure passed the House, but without a single Republican vote.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama faces his first big test in Congress today -- the House's approval of his $825 billion stimulus package.
An attempt to use funds in President Obama's economic stimulus bill for family planning services will likely be dropped by Democrats, officials said late Monday.
WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said he expects GOP leaders to rally behind President Obama's plan for the economy after their meetings with him, Tuesday.
President Obama is calling for swift action on the multi-billion dollar economic stimulus package, but should that plan involve reducing the number of babies born in our country?
One U.S. Senator wants Senate vacancies to be filled by the people of the respective state and not by the governor.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said the nation can't afford "distractions" or "delays" when it comes to his economic stimulus plan now in front of both houses of Congress.
Consumer spending is a key part of what made the economy strong.
The Democrats now control the presidency and the Congress, leaving many Republicans wondering what's next for their party.
WASHINGTON - An Alabama woman who has spent a decade fighting for fair pay standards for women is praying 2009 is the year that will put an end to pay discrimination.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday ending any restrictions on federally funding international groups that promote or perform abortions.
The Obama administration's decision to close Guantanamo Bay prison is coming under new scrutiny.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders Friday in an effort to garner bipartisan support for an $825 billion stimulus package.
Thursday's annual March of Life in Washington is drumming up heated debate about the potential passage of a bill meant to protect a woman's right to choose to have an abortion.
In only his second full day in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama on Thursday began redefining the way the U.S. treats and prosecutes its terror detainees.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - Caroline Kennedy is not opening up about her decision to drop her bid for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. But there are reports it had nothing to do with her uncle Ted Kennedy's health.
Following presidential tradition that dates back more than 200 years, President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama attended a national prayer service Wednesday at Washington's National Cathedral.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has no time to waste as he begins his presidency.
Keeping his campaign promise, President Barack Obama and his new administration are making plans to shut down the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
After a day of ceremony, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, two-stepped their way into Wednesday, dashing in and out of 10 inaugural balls scheduled until after 2 a.m.
From breath mints to T-shirts, to coffee and pasta, President Barack Obama's likeness is on everything.
Sen. Edward Kennedy was awake and talking with friends, Tuesday afternoon, but will remain in the hospital overnight for observation, officials said.
Pastor Rick Warren delivered the inaugural invocation at the swearing in of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th President, acknowledging the event as a "hinge point" in history.
WASHINGTON -- More than 1 million people crammed onto the National Mall and along the Pennsylvania Avenue inauguration parade route Tuesday to witness the swearing-in of the nation's first black president.
In the midst of enormous challenges facing the country, Barack Hussein Obama took the reins of power as the nation's first black president, today, calling on Americans to "dust themselves off" and begin a "new era of responsibility."
WASHINGTON - It started with promise, ended in jubilation and now, the hard part- welcome to the new reality show called White House: The Obama Years.
The Obama transition team is considering setting up a government run bank.
On the eve of his inauguration as the nation's first black President, Barack Obama spent the day in service, honoring the very man who helped pave the way for such a historical event.
Twenty-four of Kenya's best choir boys left the capital of Nairobi on Saturday on a trip to Washington, D.C. They will perform traditional Kenyan songs for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
The leader of a controversial Muslim group has been selected to offer a prayer at one post-inaugural event this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Any elementary student can tell you that Washington is the seat of power in American politics. It is the city where lawmakers and statesmen set out to do the people's work.
The first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church will give the opening prayer at Sunday's kickoff inaugural event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, according to the Obama inaugural committee.
In his farewell address to the nation Thursday night, President Bush harkened back to the days following the Sept. 11 attacks, declaring once again that this country will "never tire, never falter, and never fail."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice proudly talked about the progress the nation has made over the past eight years as she bid farewell to her colleagues at the State Department, Friday.
CBNNews.com - Newly released documents show that Barack Obama has taken a more conservative position on same-sex marriage since he first ran for the Illinois Senate in 1996.
WASHINGTON - Some thought Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general might have the toughest time getting confirmed.
The Obama and Bush teams have been working together throughout the President-elect's transition to power.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - In her bid to become America's top diplomat, Sen. Hillary Clinton won bi-partisan praise by several members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama says he wants to be ready for any economic emergency. So he's asking Congress to approve the rest of the $700 billion bailout package.
WASHINGTON - For the last eight years, he's received national security briefings every day except Sundays. He's lead the nation through some of her most traumatic moments and has drawn harsh words from critics.
WASHINGTON - The Bush White House is working with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team to request the second half of the bailout money. The plan is to move quickly so the money would be available shortly after Obama takes office.
CBNNews.com - Gov. Rod Blagojevich fired back at Illinois House members Friday, just hours after they voted to impeach him by an overwhelming margin.
Gov. Sarah Palin is speaking out against the media and negative coverage of her during the election -- this time in comparison to recent stories on Caroline Kennedy.
First Lady Laura Bush has signed a deal to release a book that will include accounts of her eight-year experience in the White House.
WASHINGTON - A new report this morning confirms America's economic crisis could deepen before it gets better.
Congressional Republicans have introduced new legislation to stop any attempt by the Federal Communications Commission to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine.
WASHINGTON - The latest government figures show the economy is still in recession. And that makes the economy the top issue for President-elect Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama named Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine the next Democratic National Committee chairman on Thursday, pledging that the party would reflect their shared "pragmatic, progressive philosophy."
President-elect Barack Obama had quite a fascinating lunch, Wednesday. He gathered with all four living presidents at the White House.
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama is warning of huge deficits for the next several years. But he also says Washington needs to exercise discipline in spending.
The Republican Party is looking for a new direction after the losses it experienced in the last election.
WASHINGTON - President- elect Barack Obama and his family are preparing to move to Washington this weekend. Obama is looking to get a head start on the difficult decisions he'll face early on.