May 2010 Headlines

Mullen: Congress Should've Waited on Gay Ban Vote

Democrats are in a rush to repeal the policy and it's drawing more attention to the debate over gays serving openly in the armed forces.

New National Security Strategy Limits Armed Forces

A new national security strategy has been unveiled by the Obama administration and it differs greatly from the plan developed under former President George W. Bush.

White House Admits Luring Sestak with Job

The White House faces questioning and even accusations of bribery after revealing a job was offered to get Democrat Joe Sestak to drop out of a key political race.

Fight over Gay Military Ban Not a Done Deal

Critics say repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell will have a negative impact on the men and women serving in the armed forces and on the country.

Obama Calls on Congress to Pass Jobs Bill

At a White House gathering honoring small businesses, the president urged Congress to pass a $30 billion jobs package for small businesses.

House Votes to Lift Military's Ban on Homosexuals

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a proposal by a 16-12 vote, Thursday evening, to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

Repub. Rossi Announces Challenge to Sen. Murray

After months of pressure from national Republicans, two-time gubernatorial runner-up Dino Rossi announced Wednesday he would take on Washington state's powerful senior senator, Democrat Patty Murray.

GOP Seeks Public Input with New Website

Republicans are drafting a new plan to win back the House of Representatives.

'Dont Ask, Don't Tell' Vote Expected Soon

Congress could vote on repealing the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy as early as this week.

Obama Admin. Catching Heat Over Gulf Oil Spill

The Gulf oil spill has already developed into a major environmental problem. Now it's becoming a political issue for the White House as well.

Oil Tax Increase to Help Pay for Cleanup

Congress is getting ready to quadruple - to 32 cents a barrel - a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups.

GOP Wins House Seat in Obama's Home District

A Republican has won a House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Barack Obama grew up.

Republicans Await Kagan Files Before Hearing

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has wrapped up a week of meetings with senators.

Nat'l Intel Director Dennis Blair Resigns

National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair has resigned, reportedly at President Barack Obama's request.

Senate Ok's Largest Finance Bill Since 1930s

The measure includes the most changes in the rules governing big banks to ever pass a congressional body since the Great Depression.

Primaries: Specter Loses in Penn., Paul Wins in Ky.

Democrats Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas struggled uncertainly for nomination to new Senate terms Tuesday.

The Brody File Weekly Show

Watch as GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina talks about her pro-life credentials and why she's best suited to beat the current Democrat in California.

Ariz. Immigration Law a U.S. Human Rights Issue?

Recent meetings between the U.S. State Department and China led to questions of human rights violations.

Indiana Congressman Resigns after Affair

A longtime Republican congressman from Indiana said he's resigning over an affair with a staffer.

Immigration Key in Obama-Calderon Meetings

Immigration is at the top of President Barack Obama's agenda as he meets with Mexico President Felipe Calderon in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.

High Court Nominee's Hearings Set for June

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman moved Wednesday to advance Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan down a so-far smooth road to confirmation, setting hearings for June 28.

Angry Voters Back 'Anti-Establishment' Candidates

Across the U.S., the wave of dissatisfaction with the D.C. establishment doesn't seem to be slowing between now and the midterm elections.

Tea Party's Rand Paul Wins Kentucky Primary

Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul easily defeated GOP establishment favorite Trey Grayson in the Kentucky primary.

Four States Head to Polls on 'Super Tuesday'

Tuesday will be one of the busiest political days so far this year because it's a "Super Tuesday" of midterm primary elections.

Senate Candidate Downplays Vietnam Comments

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is accused of repeatedly claiming he served in Vietnam -- although he never did.

Obama to Meet With Jewish Members of Congress

For the first time, President Barack Obama will meet with Jewish Democratic lawmakers to discuss U.S.- Israeli relations.

Interior Secretary Faces Oil Spill Questions

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is facing questions from two Senate committees about what the government did and did not do to prevent the Gulf Coast oil spill.

Court Rules on Life Sentences for Juveniles

By a 5-4 vote on Monday, the court ruled that young people serving life sentencess must have 'a meaningful opportunity to obtain release.'

GOP Senator: Kagan's Testimony will be `Big Deal'

Senate Republicans have said a filibuster over Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is unlikely, but they have promised tough questions.

Obama Wants $205M for Israel Rocket Defense

The Obama administration has asked Congress to help fund Israel's new short-range rocket defense system.

Small Business Lobby Joins HC Lawsuit

A big voice for small businesses is speaking out against the new health care law.

U.S. Facing Iran Anti-Sanctions Push

The United States moved to head off a joint Turkish-Brazilian effort to help Iran avoid new United Nations sanctions.

Republicans Choose Tampa for 2012 Convention

Republicans chose Tampa as the site of their 2012 presidential convention.

Former Astronauts Bemoan Obama's Space Plan

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong said Obama's plans to revamp the space program would cede America's leadership in space.

Oil Spill Affecting Details of Global Warming Bill

The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is influencing long-promised legislation to curb global warming.

Supreme Court Nominee Meets with Lawmakers

Kagan's first stop was with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who said he'd make her confirmation process as "smooth as possible."

Is the U.S. Doomed to Mimic Greece?

With government spending on the rise, some Republicans have warned that the growing expenses could leave America in a similar predicament to Greece.

Senators Grill Top Execs Involved in Oil Spill

Three companies involved in the disaster played the blame game on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Lawmakers Want Group Added to Terror List

The Obama administration has been urged to add the Pakistani Taliban to a terrorism blacklist.

West Va. Democrats Say No to Mollohan

West Virginia Democrats held their state primary on Tuesday.  Their ballots toppled longtime 14-term Democratic Representative Alan Mollohan.

The Brody File Weekly Show

This week, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine talks 2010 midterm election politics with The Brody File.

Kagan Opposed Late-Term Abortions in '97

While working as a White House adviser in 1997, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan urged former President Bill Clinton to support a bill that banned late-term abortions.

Biden Says Kagen a Shoo-In - But is She?

There are few clues on how Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan would rule on important issues - and that has GOP lawmakers worried.

Gulf Oil Spill Senate Hearings Prompt Blame Game

Executives of the three companies involved in the drilling activities that unleashed the environmental crisis are trying to shift responsibility to each other.

Sen. Bob Bennett Ousted at Utah GOP Convention

Republican Sen. Bob Bennett was thrown out of office Saturday by delegates at the Utah GOP convention in a stunning defeat for a once-popular three-term incumbent.

Obama Nominates Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

Should Kagan be confirmed, the court will have three female justices, the largest number of women to sit on the bench during the court's history.

Obama: Health Care Law Effects Being Felt

The new health care law already is helping millions through tax breaks for small businesses and assistance for families with young adults, President Obama said Saturday.

Obama: Immigration Reform to Start This Year

At a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House Wednesday, President Obama has said he wants to begin working on immigration reform this year.

Powerful House Chairman Obey to Retire

A top Democrat in Congress announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of his term.

Obama Interviews Diane Wood for Supreme Court

President Obama interviewed federal judge Diane Wood of Chicago on Tuesday for an opening on the Supreme Court.

The Brody File Weekly Show

On The Brody File this week, CBN News heads to Los Angeles for a one-on-one interview with conservative Andrew Breitbart.

Fmr Indiana Senator Wins Republican Primary

Former Sen. Dan Coats has won Indiana's Republican primary race for U.S. Senate.