July 2010 Headlines

Ethics Charges Cloud Dems' Election Hopes

As Congress wraps up work for summer break, brewing ethics charges against prominent House leader Rep. Charlie Rangel could spell more trouble for Democrats come November.

Newt Gingrich Already Campaigning for Presidency?

Gingrich recently delivered a speech on national security to about 200 people at the American Enterprise Institute..

Higher Calling? Tea Party's Angle Takes on Reid

GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle is living the classic underdog story: a Tea Party Christian trying to defeat the powerful Senate Majority Leader Reid.

Obama Tackles Important Issues on 'The View'

President Obama spent the entire hour of 'The View' fielding questions from the hosts. But it wasn't all about the economy, Afghanistan and the oil spill.

Republicans: No Deal on Rangel's Ethics Charges

Lawyers for House Democrat Charles Rangel say a deal has been reached over a series of ethics charges against him, yet panel members say it might be too late.

Obama Hails Auto Industry Bailout a Success

President Obama says automakers are 'proving the naysayers wrong' after making good use of the controversial government bailout he says allowed them to turn around.

Senator: Pentagon Will Prepare Chaplains for Gays

One Michigan senator said she has little doubt the Pentagon will prepare military chaplains to minister to gays in the armed forces.

Obama: Education Key to Economic Growth

President Barack Obama said Thursday that America's economic success is tied to the success of our nation's schools.

President Makes Pitch for Small Business Bill

President Obama traveled to New Jersey to make another pitch for his economic plan to create more jobs and small business loans.

Senate Falls Short on Obama's 'Disclose Act'

Senate Democrats fell three votes shy of avoiding a GOP filibuster on a campaign finance bill, effectively halting the president's push to rewrite fundraising rules.

House Approves Afghan War Spending Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation to fund the build-up of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan.

U.S. Braces for Fallout from Afghan War Leak

The intelligence leak has threatened raise questions around the world about Washington's ability to protect military secrets.

House Dems Allocate $49M for TV Ads

Democrats reserved another wave of television ad time to air during final weeks before November's elections.

Obama, Congress Set Year-End Priorities

President Obama welcomed congressional leaders from both parties to the White House Tuesday to discuss legislative priorities for the rest of the year.

Rangel, Lawyers Talk Settlement in Ethics Case

Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., is doing some last-minute bargaining in attempts to settle his ethics case.

Poll: Obama's Hispanic Support Shows Cracks

President Barack Obama's once solid support among Hispanics is showing a few cracks, a troubling sign for Democrats.

Should Bush Tax Cuts be Allowed to Expire?

Washington is gearing up for another major political battle and this time it's over former President Bush's tax cuts.

Obama Urges 'Liberals' to 'Keep up the Fight'

President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders sought to soothe relations with the party's disgruntled left wing Saturday.

Leaked Intel Reveals Grim Afghan War Details

The White House is struggling to stem the damage from one of the biggest leaks of military documents in U.S. history.

Obama, GOP Spar Over Reviving Ailing Economy

President Barack Obama says an economic plan by the House Republican leader just repeats job-killing policies of the past.

The Brody File Show from CBN News

On this week's edition of The Brody File, CBN News goes one-on-one with GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle at her home in Reno, Nev.

Rangel Denies Charges, Welcomes Ethics Trial

Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., said he's ready to fight the series of ethical allegations against him.

Obama Signs Bill to Curtail Wasteful Gov't Spending

President Obama signed a new bill into law on Thursday that's supposed to cut down on wasteful government spending.

Tea Party Caucus Offers 'Voice' for the People

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announced she has founded a Tea Party Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

GOP Lawmaker: WH Illegally Funding Kenya Abortion

A GOP congressman has accused the Obama administration of spending U.S. tax dollars on an initiative that would make abortion legal in Kenya.

Examining Obama's Lowest Approval Rating

A new Gallup poll shows President Obama's job approval rating is at its lowest level yet.

Website Lets You Vote to Cut Gov't Programs

Now you can cast your vote on what government programs you think should be cut from the budget. 

Handel Wins GOP Runoff for Ga. Governor

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel came from behind to finish first in Tuesday's primary race for state governor.

Blog Causes Schism Within Tea Party Ranks

A satirical letter by Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams has caused a rift in the Tea Party movement and added fuel to recent charges of racism.

Senate Dems Bust GOP Jobs Bill Filibuster

Senate Democrats have cleared the Republican filibuster against extending jobless benefits, clearing the way for an up or down vote.

Dems Poised to Extend Jobless Benefits

With a 60th vote for breaking a Republican filibuster, Senate Democrats are preparing to restore jobless checks for 2.5 million people.

Obama Criticizes GOP Over Jobless Benefits

The president had harsh words for the GOP Monday, saying it's wrong for them to deny benefits to those out of work while calling for tax cuts for the wealthy.

Election 2010: GOP, Dems Predict Victory

Politicians were in full campaign mode over the weekend, blasting the opposing parties with less than four months remaining until Election Day.

Biden Says Tea Party Not a Racist Movement

The tea party is not a racist group, says Vice President Joe Biden, though he believes that some of those involved in the movement have expressed racist views.

Bank Bill Passes, Yet Skepticism Still Remains

A sweeping crackdown on Wall Street cleared the Senate Thursday, but many are still skepical of what the legislation will actually do.

Officials: Ex-Manchin Aide Tapped for Byrd Seat

Dem officials: W.Va. gov. picks former aide Carte Goodwin to fill Byrd's US Senate seat.

Congress Acts, but Bank Bill Has Work Ahead

The far-reaching new banking and consumer protection bill awaiting President Barack Obama's signature now shifts from the politicians to the technocrats.

House Divided: Gibbs' Remarks Spark Dem Civil War

The in-party squabbling is surely a symptom of the high stakes for both Democrats and Republicans in this November's elections.

U.S. Chamber: White House Stifling Economic Growth

Analysts said the main problem facing businesses is uncertainty about tax policies coming out of Washington, saying uncertainty is the enemy of growth.

Will Elective Abortion Be Covered Under HC Law?

Pro-life groups are concerned that the president's healthcare law will allow elective abortion as a covered benefit.

Reid vs. Angle: A 'David and Goliath' Scenario?

GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle says running against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in the fall is her calling.

New Budget Chief Wading into Financial Mess

With the deficit having already topped $1 trillion, the president's new budget chief, Jacob Lew, has found himself wading into a financial mess.

Banking Bill Faces Final Vote this Week

President Obama on Tuesday secured the 60 votes he needs in the Senate to pass a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations.

Prosecution Rests in Blagojevich Trial

Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich, after presenting more than five weeks of testimony.

Gingrich Considers Presidential Run

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he is considering a run for president in 2012.

Bad Sign? New Poll Paints Grim Picture for Dems

Results of a recent poll revealed that the American public's confidence in President Obama has reached a new low.

Elections Looming, Dems Face Packed Schedule

Lawmakers have just four weeks to complete their work before packing their bags and returning to their home districts for August recess.

Democrats Prepare for Midterm Shakeup

With the U.S. facing a tough economy and the expansion of government, it seems voters are gearing up to make major changes in Washington.

Governors Concerned Over Ariz. Immigration Law

Democratic governors are worried about the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law.

Holder: U.S. to Watch Arizona for Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder isn't ruling out another federal lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration law - if there's evidence of racial profiling.

Gov't Orders Studies, But Then Must Crack Down

As Congress wrestled with contentious decisions on how to re-regulate the nation's financial industry, it opted for what often is the classic Washington punt: further study.

Plea Deal at Guantanamo Military Trial

One of the first terrorism suspects taken to Guantanamo Bay reached a plea deal Wednesday with military prosecutors.

Report: Justice Kennedy to Retire in 2012

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy will stay on the bench for at least another three years, according to a report in a New York City newspaper.

Obama Bypassing Senate for New Medicare Chief

Sidestepping Senate hearings, the president is planning to appoint Dr. Donald Berwick to oversee Medicare and Medicaid, a the White House said Tuesday.

Military Vet Tries to Win over GOP District

While Republicans work to win enough seats to regain control of the House this November, many Democrats are on a mission to defeat opponents in red districts.

The Brody File Show

CBN News Washington Correspondent Jennifer Wishon fills in for David Brody this week interviewing speaker, author and now candidate Star Parker.

Feingold Faces Unexpectedly Tough Race

Add Russ Feingold to the list of Senate Democrats who find themselves in unexpectedly tough races.

McCain: Kandahar Key to Afghan War

Sen. John McCain said securing and bolstering governance in Kandahar is the key to success in the Afghan war.

GOP Chair Takes Flak as Petreaus Takes Command

The president's new general is now on the ground in Afghanistan but there are still plenty of doubts for the war, some of which are causing a fallout within the GOP.

Obama Hands Out $2B for Solar Power Jobs

The government is handing out nearly $2 billion for new solar plants that President Barack Obama says will create thousands of jobs and increase the use of renewable energy sources.

Kagan Opponents: 'She will be an Activist Justice'

During the final day, senators heard from opponents who say Elena Kagan will become an activist judge.

House Approves Sweeping Financial Reform Bill

Democrats are declaring partial victory with their financial reform bill after the House approved the sweeping bank overhaul Wednesday night.

Sen. Byrd Lies in Repose in His Beloved Senate

Sen. Robert Byrd made his last appearance on the the floor of the U.S. Senate, which for 51 years echoed with his impassioned speeches and came to be the place he called home.

Immigration Reform in Senate's Hands

Reform advocates say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calf., will wait for the Senate to act first on the proposed measure.

Kagan Confirmation Reaches Homestretch

Elena Kagan is speeding towards confirmation as the newest Supreme Court justice.

Obama Defends Record as Elections Draw Near

As the mid-term elections draw near, the president is attempting to draw a sharp contrast with Republicans on government spending and the economy.

Obama Blames Politics for Immigration Reform Delay

President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed immigration policy delays on "political posturing and special interest wrangling" as he tried to jump start the issue in the court of American public opinion.

Va. Health Care Lawsuit Goes Before Federal Judge

The state of Virginia has sued the federal government over healthcare legislation passed earlier this year by the Obama administration.