April 2010 Headlines

Black Conservatives: The New Face of the GOP

Republican lawmakers are promising a strong effort to take back the majority and they're attracting candidates who are already making history.

Dems Immigration Plan Includes Controversial ID Card

A new immigration plan unveiled by Democrats would require all Americans to obtain national identification cards.

Crist Ditches GOP to Run as Independent

The governor's chances of winning as an independent seem slim and many Republicans fear his switch will lead to a split vote that will benefit Democrats.

Obama Steps Up Supreme Court Nominee Search

President Obama is stepping up his search for a nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

GOP Gov. Hints He May Run as Independent

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will announce on Thursday whether he'll drop out of the Republican Senate race or run as an Independent.

Senate Grilling Puts Goldman Execs on the Defense

Lawmakers have not been able to agree yet on a financial overhaul plan. But they have agreed to grill executives from one of Wall Street's biggest firms.

Ariz. Immigration Law Debate Heats Up

The Obama administration is continuing to pressure Arizona officials over a new law designed to crack down on illegal immigrants.

GOP Abandons Blockade of Banking Regulation Bill

Congress is beginning a debate on an overhaul of the financial industry Thursday after Senate Republicans gave up efforts to block debate on the measure.

The Brody File Weekly Show

Watch this week's The Brody File for Sen. Jim DeMint's comments on "spritual renewal" and the Tea Party movement.

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.

Goldman CEO, 'Fabulous Fab' facing Congress

The CEO of Goldman Sachs and other executives from the Wall Street powerhouse are coming before Congress 10 days after the government accused the firm of fraud.

Democrats Keep Focus on Wall Street

Senate Democrats vowed to continue their push for financial reform even after failing to get the 60 votes they needed to begin debate on their plan to regulate Wall Street.

Democrats to Test GOP in Wall Street Showdown

Democratic lawmakers are one vote shy of being able to kill a filibuster in the Senate.

Climate Bill Placed on Hold over Senate Dispute

Climate change legislation was put on hold when a dispute over immigration politics and priorities threatened to unravel a bipartisan effort.

Report: Healthcare Overhaul Will Increase Costs

President Barack Obama's recently passed healthcare reform won't reduce costs, according to a report from experts at the Health and Human Services Department.

Blagojevich Attorneys Seek to Subpoena Obama

Attorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a motion in federal court to subpoena President Barack Obama to testify for the defense.

GOP Warns against Partisan Supreme Court Pick

Two Republican senators are warning President Barack Obama not to choose a Supreme Court nominee with a political agenda.

Obama Urges Wall Street to Join Reform Effort

President Barack Obama was in New York City on Thursday to argue for greater government control of Wall Street.

Tea Party’s First Victim? Crist May Leave GOP

Gov. Crist has seen better days. The once popular Florida governor may be wondering what Mack truck hit him.

Government to Redesign $100 Bills

The folks who print America's money have designed a high-tech makeover of the $100 bill.

Palin Draws Heat over 'Christian Nation' Remarks

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Secular Coalition of America are criticizing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for her belief that America has a Christian history.

Dems Eye Goldman Suit to Spur Financial Reform

Critics say the government is playing politics with a new measure to regulate Wall Street.

Tea Party Favorite Makes Waves in FL Senate Race

Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., has now joined former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., and others in supporting state House Speaker Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Blagojevich Calls Feds 'Cowards and Liars'

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich called federal prosecutors 'cowards and liars' before reporters on Tuesday.

Arizona Cracks Down on Illegal Immigration

Arizona lawmakers have passed the nation's toughest immigration law and sent it to the governor.

Gay Rights Activists Urge Obama to do More

The most recent demand from activists is that the president do more to get rid of the military policy that prevents gays from serving openly.

The Brody File Weekly Show

On this week's Brody File show CBN News goes one-on-one with a major Tea Party figure -- Matt Kibbe, president of Freedom Works, stops by.

Senate Gives Value-Added Tax Thumbs Down

The Senate has voted against creating a value-added tax, or VAT, in the U.S.

Juan Williams: The Truth about the Tea Party

Journalist and political commentator Juan Williams warns Democrats not to marginalize the Tea Party as a group of "right-wing kooks."

GOP Senate Race in Florida Heats Up

The Tea Parties are just one sign of the heated political climate heading into November's elections.

Obama: Gay Partners Should Have Hospital Access

President Barack Obama has issued a directive that will make it easier for gay hospital patients to receive visitors.

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.

Dems Seek to Pass Financial Overhaul Bill

Democratic lawmakers say they want to overhaul Wall Street to protect taxpayers against "too big to fail" financial institutions.

Huckabee Speaks Out on Gay Marriage

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke out against the push to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Brody File Weekly Show

On this week's Brody File show, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins discusses his concern about President Obama as well as the RNC.

Boehner: 'Health Care Law Repeal No.1 Priority'

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, says repealing the new healthcare law will be the Republican Party's top priority if they retake the House.

Obama Approval Rating Drops to Record Low

A new Gallup Poll shows President Barack Obama's approval rating has reached a new low, dropping to 45 percent over the weekend.

Nuclear Summit Yields Early Dividends

The president's nuclear summit has paid early dividends: China's agreement to work with the U.S. on Iran sanctions and Ukraine's decision to rid itself of nukes.

Obama Hosts Global Leaders at Nuclear Summit

While summit leaders are hoping to stop nuclear terrorism, groups like al Qaeda have other ideas.

GOP Senators Push for `Mainstream' Court Nominee

Republican leaders are already making it clear they'll put up a fight if President Obama nominates a left-leaning judicial activist to succeed Justice Stevens.

Obama Admin. Affirms Afghan President

The Obama administration signaled its support for Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday.

RNC: Serious Leadership or Trouble for GOP?

Recent controversy surrounding the Republican National Committee has some supporters wondering if leaders are serious about re-branding the GOP.

President's Jobs Agenda Stalls in Congress

The election-year jobs agenda promised by President Obama and Democrats has stalled seven months before voters determine control of Congress.

Obama Advertises Tax Breaks Ahead of Tax Day

Just ahead of Tax Day, President Barack Obama is urging Americans to take advantage of tax credits for first-time homebuyers, college students and others.

Obama Seeks Better Relationship with Muslim World

President Barack Obama wants to change America's relationship with the Muslim world, beginning with dropping language like "Islamic radicalism."

Embattled Rep. Stupak to Retire from House

Rep. Bart Stupak D-Mich., under fire from pro-lifers for his vote on health care reform, announced Friday that he'll retire instead of seeking a tenth term.

RNC Chief of Staff Resigns Amid Criticism

The Republican National Committee has lost another top official amid accusations of misspending donor funds, including nearly $2,000 at a strip club.

U.S., Russia to Sign Landmark Nuclear Treaty

The treaty commits the two former Cold War adversaries to new arms reductions, slashing arsenals by nearly a third if it is ratified.

WH Advisor Suggests Tax Hike to Control Deficit

White House economic adviser Paul Volcker said the U.S should consider raising taxes as a way to pay for the huge government deficits in the years ahead.

President Welcomes Pastors to Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama hosted an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House on Tuesday morning. 

Republicans Rip RNC Chair Michael Steele

Congressmen took to the Sunday talk shows to rip away at the Republican National Committee and its chairman, Michael Steele.

Senator: Stevens' Retirement Could Cause 'Gridlock'

Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is warning that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' retirement this year could lead to a Republican filibuster.

White House: Job Growth Will Be Slow

The Obama administration is warning Americans that job growth will be slow during the economic recovery.

Are Liberals Religious Identity Thieves?

Some say that lately the news media has been tricked into getting their information from the wrong groups when dealing with big stories with a faith component. 

Obama Facing Tough Sell on Health Care Law

As the president hits the road again Friday to push the new health care overhaul, polls show he has a lot of convincing to do.

Rift Divides Social Conservatives and the RNC

A growing rift between social conservatives and the Republican National Committee has some leaders urging donors to stop giving money to the GOP.

Obama Takes Care in Sizing Up the Tea Party

For the first time the president publicly criticized the Tea Party movement. Still, he acknowledged the group raised some legitimate concerns.