October 2010 Headlines

Voter Frustration Evident in NY Governor's Race

Andrew Cuomo is ahead in the latest polls, but there's a lot of enthusiasm behind a brash Buffalo, N.Y., businessman with no political experience.

Will Tea Party's Angle Topple Senate's Leader?

Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle has mounted a fight to unseat incumbent Harry Reid, the Senate's most powerful player. Polls show she just may pull it off.

Sunshine State's Economy Main Issue in Gov.'s Race

A previously unknown Tea Party favorite is giving the state's chief financial officer a real run for the top spot.

Big Gov't, Spending Main Concern Among Voters

While many analysts are focusing on the weak economy as the big issue, many voters say their number one concern is the big spending in Washington, D.C.

Brody File Show: Midterm Election Special

On this week's edition of The Brody File, CBN News sits down with candidates in key races for the upcoming midterm elections.

Last-Place Fla. Democrat Nudged to Bow Out Race?

The Senate race in Florida took an odd turn after rumors surfaced that last-place Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek was asked to drop out of the race.

W.V. Voters Consider Change in U.S. Senate Race

Big spending in Washington, D.C. and new programs on top of a recession have many in the Mountaineer State considering a change.

Florida: A Political Microcosm of the U.S.?

The Sunshine State is seen by many political analysts as becoming more important in national politics.

Midterm Election Spending at Record High

This midterm election season has marked a record year for campaign spending.

For Obama, Voters, Election is No Laughing Matter

President Barack Obama appeared on Jon Stewart's Daily Show Wednesday night to rally the youth vote.

 

Obama Has Hired Estimated 100+ Gay Officials

Only halfway through his first term, President Barack Obama has already appointed more openly gay officials than any other U.S. president.

Americans' Faith in Government Hits 36-Year Low

A recent poll shows that it's not the political system that most Americans blame for current problems facing the U.S., but politicians themselves.

GOP on Pace to Win House, Gain in Senate

The latest poll numbers show Democrats in a losing race to keep control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Calif. Candidate Fiorina to be Released from Hosptial

California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, and resume campaigning Thursday.

Soros Gives $1M to Calif. Pot Legalization

Billionaire George Soros donated $1 million to California's marijuana legalization measure a week before the vote.

Razor's Edge: Can Va.'s Perriello Stage a Comeback?

Two years after Obama's message of change ushered in a new Congress, many Democratic lawmakers are fighting for their survival. Rep. Perriello is one of them.

Tempers Flare in Final Countdown to Election Day

Election Day is just one week from Tuesday and across the country tempers are flaring, voices are rising and charges are flying.

Delaware's O'Donnell Prays for Political Miracle

Even though Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is way behind in the polls, she is getting a lot of national attention -- most of it negative.

Delay's Trial Begins Five years after Indictment

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, one of the most polarizing politicians of the Bush years, is finally getting his day in court.

Obama: Deficit Will be the Focus

Obama said starting next year there will be more serious talks on how to balance the budget.

Final Push: Candidates Hit Hard Before Nov. Elections

Political analysts - even Newsweek magazine - suggest that the GOP is poised to make historic gains and take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Arab Lobby's Chokehold on U.S. Mideast Policy

Author Mitchell Bard says this invisible alliance undermines America's interests in the Middle East.

Obama's Approval Numbers Continue to Decline

President Barack Obama's job approval numbers are at a record low.

Tightening Senate Races Give Pause to Upbeat GOP

To understand Republicans' nagging fear that the Nov. 2 elections might not be quite the massive triumph that many have predicted, check out Pennsylvania's perplexing Senate race.

Obama Out West to Shore Up Voter Base

Obama is trying to turn out the vote for Democrats like Patty Murray, whose defeat in Washington state could help Republicans take the majority in the Senate.

Rand Paul May Skip Debate Over Campaign Ad

Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul says he'll decide Friday whether to take part in a final political debate next week following a campaign ad by his opponent that questions his religious beliefs.

Ralph Reed on Midterms Elections, Tea Party

Conservative grassroots organizer Ralph Reed predicted the America would see the largest turnout of evangelical Christians in the nation's history.

Familiar Foes Battle for Penn. Rep. Seat

Polls show Republicans are on track to win the 39 seats they need to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. One of those seats may be in Bucks County, Pa., where two familiar foes are facing off again.

 

U.S. Halts Some Aid to Pakistan Military

The Obama administration is withholding assistance to some Pakistani military units.

Obama Campaigns in Seattle as Election Nears

President Obama continues his campaign tour to Seattle on Thursday. It's one of several stops where he's stumping for candidates in danger of losing to Republicans on November 2.

Fla.'s Marco Rubio: Potential Political Superstar?

Gov. Charlie Crist's fight for survival doesn't sit well with many Democrats who wanted Kendrick Meek to go one-on-one with the staunchly conservative Marco Rubio.

Appeals Court Stays Military Gay Policy for Now

A federal appeals court granted a freeze on a judge's order requiring the military to allow openly gay troops.

'Jobs Here, Jobs Now Tour' Hits the Road

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., is joining other grassroots conservatives with a nationwide tour bringing attention to job creation candidates.

O'Donnell Questions Separation of Church, State

Christine O'Donnell asked her opponent during their debate Tuesday to prove that the separation of church and state is in the U.S. Constitution.

Can GOP Take Colo. Senate Seat? Battle Still Wages

GOP's Ken Buck and Sen. Michael Bennet's, (D), race in Colorado is a true test of how President Barack Obama's agenda may play out in the Rockies.

Obama's Campaign Tour Enters Final Stretch

Over the next four days, President Obama will visit five states where Democratic candidates are in danger of losing their respective elections.

Taxes, Spending Dominate Fla. Senate Debate

Taxes and spending took center stage in Tuesday's debate between Florida's Senate candidates. It is one of the marquee races in this year's midterm election. 

Obama Seeks to Boost Hispanic Achievement

President Obama wants the government to focus more on helping Hispanic students excel in education.

The Latino Vote: The Wild Card of the Elections?

If Hispanics do turn out for the election it will only reinforce what both parties know -- their political power is on the rise.

Judge May Deny Gov't Gay Troops Order

A federal judge may deny a government request to delay her order halting the military from enforcing its ban on openly gay troops.

Nevada Senate Race Highlights Economic Woes

One of the closest-watched races this cycle is in Nevada, a state with not only the highest unemployment, but the highest rate of foreclosures.

Palin Kicks Off Final 'Tea Party Express' Tour

The Tea Party Express launched its final cross-country bus tour before the midterm elections in Reno, Nev., Monday.

Obama Tries to Recapture 2008 Spirit for Dems

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have hit the campaign trail hard. Yet, it may not be enough to prevent a major Republican victory.

Can the Tea Party Pull Off a November Upset?

The Tea Party has become a force in U.S. politics. This November, Americans will discover if the movement's enthusiasm translates to success at the ballot box.

'Frederick Douglass' Republicans Woo Black Voters

Douglass escaped from slavery to become an advisor to President Abraham Lincoln.  Today, he's inspiring a new movement among conservative African Americans.

Brody File: Obama, Christians - a Missed Opportunity?

CBN News talks with Tim Scott, who could become the first African-American Republican from South Carolina to be elected to the U.S. House in more than 100 years.

Obama: End Tax Breaks to Stop Overseas Hiring

President Barack Obama is renewing his call for Congress to close tax breaks that reward some U.S. companies with overseas subsidiaries.

Gov't.: Deficit More than $1 Trillion

The Obama administration is set to report Friday that the federal budget deficit exceeded $1 trillion for the second straight year.

Judge: Health Care Suit Can Go to Trial

Crucial pieces of a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's health care overhaul can go to trial.

Michelle 'The Closer' Obama Hits Campaign Trail

First Lady Michelle Obama is back on the campaign trail for the first time in two years, as Democrats seek to gain momentum ahead of the November elections.

Reid and Angle to Meet in Only Senate Debate

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. and Republican challenger Sharron Angle will finally face off in a much anticipated debate Thursday after weeks of campaign commercials taking political swipes at each other.

Airlines Oppose Law Increasing Pilot Flight Hours

A key safety measure recently passed by Congress is facing opposition over concern it could lead to higher salaries for airline pilots.

Poll Shows Sen. Reid Losing Voters in Nevada Race

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is now trailing his Republican challenger Sharron Angle, according to a new Fox News/Rasmussen poll released Tuesday.

Michael Gerson: Obama 'Abusing' Faith-Based Office

On this week's Brody File show, Michael Gerson, a top aide to former President George W. Bush, says that the White House has "abused" the office of Faith Based Initiatives.

If Tax Cuts Expire, What About U.S. Economy?

Before leaving Capitol Hill to campaign, congressional incumbents chose not to vote to extend former President George W. Bush's tax cuts, which expire in January.

Billionaire Can't Stop Republican 'Avalanche'

One of the leading financial supporters of liberal causes has decided not to help out the Democrats this election year.

Dems, GOP Play Blame Game Over Weak Economy

The weak economy and high unemployment remain the dominant issues with voters, which is bad news for the Democrats.

NY GOP Gov Hopeful Paladino Makes Anti-Gay Remarks

Controversial Carl Paladino has stirred up fiery reaction once again in his bid to become New York's next governor.

GOP's Paladino Labeled 'Homophobic' for Comments

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is in hot water after telling a group of Jewish leaders that he doesn't want children brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is acceptable.

Black Republican: Musings from Uncle Tom's Porch

Ron Miller is a black conservative who's encouraging more African Americans to give Republicans a chance.

Tea Party, Christian Conservatives Have Strong Ties

A new study shows the strong relationships between Tea Party members and Christian conservatives.

Chief Security Adviser to Leave White House

President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Gen. James Jones, will step down in two weeks, the White House announced Friday.

Election 2010: The Year of the 'Mama Grizzly'

With candidates like Carly Fiorina, Sharron Angle, and Christine O'Donnell running for office, 2010 could go down as the year of the conservative woman.

Congress Considers Sex Trafficking Law

Last month, congressional lawmakers looked at creating new legislation aimed at helping victims in the U.S. and stopping the criminals who buy and sell them.

Uncertainty Prevails in U.S. Economic Outlook

Economists are worried about the longer-term economic outlook. Judging by the way business owners are holding on to their cash, they're worried too.

White House Defends Waivers from New Health Law

The White House on Thursday defended granting waivers to some employers from a key provision of the new health care law.

Obama Warns Dems 'Not to Sit Back and Sulk'

President Obama will be hitting the campaign trail in Maryland and Illinois Thursday, warning his party that one month before the election is not the time to sulk.

Dems, GOP Battle for Midterm Voter Enthusiasm

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is urging Republicans to sell the GOP as "the party of paychecks" and label Democrats as "the party of food stamps."

Fla. Senate Candidates Face Off in First Debate

Three candidates seeking the Sunshine State's U.S. Senate seat faced off Wednesday night in their first televised debate.

Oops! Presidential Seal Falls Off Podium

President Barack Obama showed his comedic side when the presidential seal fell off the podium during a speech he was giving Tuesday night.

Absent an 'October Surprise,' Are the Stars Aligned?

Daily headlines proclaim the potential for a sweeping Republican victory on Election Day. But are the stars aligned for a GOP takeover?

Poll: GOP Still Has Advantage Month Before Election

The Washington Post - ABC News poll found that 49 percent of likely voters polled favor Republicans. That's compared to 43 percent for Democrats, closing the gap after a huge 13 point gap last month.

Could Secret Tape Hurt Angle's Nev. Senate Bid?

In secretly taped recording, Sharron Angle is caught trying to cajole Scott Ashjian into dropping his bid for Senate Majority Leader Reid's Senate seat.

D.C. Rally Shows Support for Struggling Democrats

Tapping into anger as the Tea Party movement has done, progressive and civil rights groups marched by the thousands Saturday to support struggling Democrats.

Obama: Jesus Christ Died for My Sins

President Barack Obama spoke out about his Christian faith Tuesday, telling a crowd that "we're sinful and we're flawed," but have salvation through Christ.

Controversial TV Ad Backfires on Fla. Congressman

A controversial television commercial by a liberal Florida congressman seems to be backfiring -- on him.