November 2010 Headlines

Senate Rejects GOP Bid to Ban Earmarks

The Senate has rejected a Republican bid to ban earmarks, but the issue of lawmakers promoting so-called "pet projects" is not over yet.

Senate Passes Bill to Boost Food Safety

The Senate has passed legislation to make food safer in the wake of deadly E. coli and salmonella outbreaks.

Study: Most Soldiers See No Harm in Gay Troops

Most U.S. troops feel lifting the military's ban on homosexuals will have little negative impact on morale and national security, according to a new Pentagon study.

Obama: Meeting 'Productive' with GOP on Tax Cuts

Obama said he reached a "broad" agreement with Republicans on extending the Bush tax cuts and working toward bipartisanship on the budget and national security.

 

Pentagon's Security Tightened After Docs Leaked

The Pentagon has announced new security safeguards have been put into place to protect classified documents.

Lawmakers Return to Congress for Final Session

Congress returns for the final stretch of the lame duck session on Monday and they have a lot of work left to do before they go home for the holidays.

Fmr. WH Advisor: Obama Must Shift Political Strategy

Former White House advisor David Gergen told CBN News that the U.S. is in danger of taking a nose dive, if it's politics as usual.

'Patriots Resource' Gives Essential U.S. History

In 'The Essential American' author Jackie Gingrich Cushman shares dozens of documents and speeches she feels every American should own.

Brody File Show: New House on the Block

What is the GOP's plan when they take over the House in January? This week: Former Sen. George Allen and Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity. 

President Obama Spares Turkeys 'Shellacking'

Two California turkeys flew to Washington, D.C. this week to receive the greatest gift two big, juicy birds can receive -  a presidential pardon from the Thanksgiving table.

Al Gore: Ethanol Was Not a Good Policy

Gore said tax breaks for first-generation alternative fuels like corn ethanol didn't work because they didn't produce much energy.

Gov. Bobby Jindal: Leading through Crisis

Some have said conflict builds character. Crisis, however, defines it. La. Gov. Bobby Jindal is an example of this - an unlikely leader who is not typical politician. 

Adm. Mullen Supports Ending Gay Military Ban

Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said he supports Congress using its lame-duck session to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Obama Presses for Vote on Russia Arms Treaty

President Barack Obama lobbied, Thursday, for votes to ratify a nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, during the Senate's lame-duck session now in progress.

Senate Dems Push for Gay Troops Debate

Senate Democrats are pushing for an extended debate with the GOP on a defense bill that includes a repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

New House Leaders Strategize on Boosting Economy

The new leaders in the House of Representatives gathered to strategize Thursday on how to get the country moving in a new and healthy direction.

Bush Tax Cuts Top Priority in Lame-Duck Session

As the lame duck session wraps up the first week, there's still no agreement on whether to extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans or just the middle class.

Alaska's Miller Seeks to Stop Election Certification

GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller  he said he wants to examine the results and election procedures before deciding on his next move.

Bernanke Hits Back at Critics

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is seeking to defuse criticism of the Fed's $600 billion bond-purchase plan.

Ethics Panel Leader Wants Censure for Rangel

The head of the House ethics committee determining the fate of Rep. Charles Rangel has recommended that the New York lawmaker be censured by the House for financial and fundraising misconduct.

Palin Says She Could Beat Obama in 2012

Sarah Palin is hitting the road for a new book tour, but is it also the road that could lead to the White House?

TSA Chief: Body Scans, Pat Downs Necessary

John Pistole, the chief of the Transportation Security Administration, went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to answer questions about the new procedures.

Uneasy House Democrats Keep Pelosi

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., prevailed over her critics to remain the leader of House Democrats.

Murkowski First Write-in Senator since '54

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski became the first Senate candidate in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign.

Calls Rise to Probe Capitol Hill Muslim Prayer Sessions

Calls are increasing for the Justice Department to investigate a weekly Muslim prayer session on Capitol Hill attended by congressional staffers.

Rep. Charlie Rangel Walks Out on Ethics Trial

There was a little bit of drama on Capitol Hill on Monday in the ethics trial for Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y.  Rangel, 80, simply walked out of the proceedings, saying he wasn't being treated fairly.

Rep. Rangel Found Guilty of Ethics Violations

Rep. Charles Rangel was convicted on 11 counts of ethics violations by a panel of his peers, Tuesday, and will now face penalties.

About Face: Sen. McConnell Supports Earmark Ban

Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, R-Ky., announced on Monday he would support a ban on earmarks - a move he opposed just a week ago.

Congress Starts Lame-Duck Session with Taxes

The top issue facing lawmakers is what to do about extending former President George W. Bush's tax cuts.

Sen. Murkowski Confident in Re-Election Victory

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski is claming victory in the still undecided Alaska Senate race.

Emanuel Announces Run for Chicago Mayor

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel officially announced his candidacy for mayor of Chicago Saturday, promising to fight any tax increase for city residents

GOP Transition Team Preps to Honor Promises

The new House Republican majority is working on a plan to honor their campaign promises after voters sent a message wanting smaller government and less spending.

Govt. Handling of Science on Oil Spill Questioned

The Obama administration has been criticized for its handling of a scientific report regarding oil drilling safety.

Survey: Americans Mixed on GOP, Health Plans

A new poll shows Americans like Republican plans to extend those Bush-era tax cuts, but they don't want the GOP killing President Obama's health care overhaul.

Obama Gets No Trade Deal, Defends U.S. Decisions

President Barack Obama has found himself on the defensive as some countries accuse the U.S. of making bad economic decisions.

Dems Pressing Pelosi to Step Aside

Many Democrats say they won't support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January.

Lawmakers Uneasy With Plan to Cut Deficit

A plan to cut the nation's deficit through a combination of shrinking the federal government and raising taxes is being met with mixed reviews on Capitol Hill.

Brody File Show: The Tea Party Movement - What’s Next?

CBN News takes a look at the future of the Tea Party movement, where conservative evangelicals fit in, and why it matters to Washington.

Fmr President Bush Outlines His 'Decision Points'

Former President George W. Bush launched a book tour for his new memoir 'Decision Points,' Tuesday, with a signing near his home in Dallas.

Obama's Blank Check? GOP Discusses Earmarks

Tea Party-backed Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., is leading a charge to ban earmarks, but other members of the GOP are not enthusiastic about the proposed ban.

Fate of Alaska Race Hinges on Write-in Count

Election workers will begin scrutinizing tens of thousands of ballots in the Alaska Senate race on Wednesday.

GOP Strategizes Transition to Power

House Republicans are starting to map out their upcoming transition to power in January.

Republicans Take Aim at Health Care Overhaul

Resurgent Republicans rallied Sunday behind an agenda until their 2012 goal: a new president, a "better Senate" and ridding the country of that demonized health care law.

Can President, New Congress Really Compromise?

The incoming Congress won't be sworn in until January, but newly-elected conservatives have already set their agenda.

GOP's Big Gains Could Favor Pro-Life Movement

With Republicans gaining control of six state legislatures and 20 pro-life governorships, the pro-life movement is hoping to take the initiative.

Obama Backs India's Place on U.N. Security Council

President Obama called for India to be given a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council and pushed for stronger cooperation on the economy and terrorism.

GOP's Pence to Decide on 2012 Bid after New Year

With the midterm elections now over, some political analysts are already looking ahead to the 2012 presidential election.  One possible contender is Indiana Republican Congressman Mike Pence.

Obama Promises 'Midcourse Corrections'

President Barack Obama promised from India on Sunday to make "midcourse corrections" to reinvigorate his embattled domestic agenda in the face of a testier American public and more combative Congress.

Obama Heads to Asia for U.S. Economic Efforts

President Barack Obama will focus on trade, jobs, and national security during a 10-day trip to Asia, Oct. 6-16.

Nancy Pelosi to Run for House Minority Leader

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday she will try to retain her spot as leader of the House Democrats.

Iowa Vote to Oust Judges Makes History

The results of the vote in Iowa to oust three state Supreme Court justices surprised many people, not just in the Hawkeye State, but across the country.

Obama 'Open' to Extending Bush Tax Cuts

President Barack Obama says he is open to extending the Bush tax cuts for another year or two, even for families making $250,000 or more a year.

Does Polling Data Reveal 'Teavangelicals?'

The latest polling data shows that Tea Party members and conservative evangelicals came out in force at the ballot box.

Sen. Patty Murray Wins Fourth Term

Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray won a fourth term Thursday, surviving voters' backlash against Democrats nationally.

Convincing GOP Win, But No Avalanche

Republicans missed a golden opportunity to win an electoral avalanche, because they failed to balance their negative campaign against President Barack Obama.

Iowa Voters Say 'No' Laws from the Bench

Iowa voters directed their anger on Tuesday against three state Supreme Court justices who were part of the decision to make gay marriage legal in the Hawkeye State.

Obama, GOP Signal Willingness to Work Together

Voters sent a strong message to Washington on election day, and Republicans and Democrats are now trying to define that message.

New GOP Congress Sets Sights on 'Obamacare'

On Wednesday, the expected new House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other Republicans began laying out their plans to derail Obamacare.

Election Doesn't End GOP, Obama Discord

President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats differ with Republicans on many key issues.

Three-term Sen. Feingold Loses Wisc. Seat

Powerful three-term Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold was defeated by Republican challenger Ron Johnson in his re-election bid Tuesday night.

Reid Defeats Angle, Wins 5th Senate Term

Majority Leader Harry Reid will head back to Washington after securing a fifth term in the Senate over Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle.

Republicans Win House Control; Dems Keep Senate

Latest projections show Republicans have won enough seats to take control of the House, while the Democrats will keep enough seats to hold onto the Senate. 

Calif. Votes 'No' to Pot, Okla. Says 'No' to Sharia

Voters in three states made their voices heard in a string of key ballot initiatives on Tuesday.

GOP Captures Governorships in at Least 10 States

With 37 governors seats in play in this election, Republicans made big gains on Tuesday and hoped for even more statehouse gains.

With Historic Victory, GOP Intends to 'Change Course'

It was a huge win for Republicans Tuesday as they captured more House seats than either party has in 70-plus years.

Tea Party Celebrates, Warns GOP 'We're Watching'

While Tea Party members celebrated their winners, they also issued a warning to the incoming GOP leadership -- "We'll be watching you."

Brown, Boxer Projected Winners in California

Democrat Jerry Brown is projected to win California's governor race, while Sen. Barbara Boxer is expected to hold on to her job.

Nikki Haley Becomes S.C.'s First Female Governor

Republican Nikki Haley is projected to win in South Carolina to become the state's next top leader, and the first female governor in the state's history.

Denver Mayor Wins Colorado Governor's Race

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has won the Colorado governor's race after a campaign in which the GOP nominee imploded and a third-party candidate made a late surge.

Rep. Fallin Elected Okla.'s First Female Governor

U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin has made history in Oklahoma, where voters elected the Republican to become the state's first female governor.

Dem Cuomo Wins NY Governor's Seat His Father Held

Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past Tea Party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election Tuesday as governor of New York.

Republican Defeats 14-term Democrat in Va.

Republican Morgan Griffith has unseated 14-term Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher, a major victory for the GOP in an election that's been cast as a referendum on President Barack Obama.

W. Va. Win Dims GOP Hopes for Senate Control

Democrat Gov. Joe Manchin defeated Republican challenger John Raese for, making it tough for Republicans to win enough seats to control the Senate.

Conservative Women Make Waves in Midterm Elections

Conservative women have made their mark in this year's midterm election season -- appropriately nicknamed the year of the "mama grizzly."

Coons Beats Tea Party's O'Donnell for Senate

Delaware Democrat Chris Coons beat out Republican Christine O'Donnell for the open Senate seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden.

Rubio Easily Wins Florida U.S. Senate Seat

Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio will be the next U.S. Senator from the Sunshine State.

Winners and Losers: What Will Be the Final Count?

CBN News Senior Editor gives his predictions of who will come away with what in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.

Election a Referendum on Obama's Agenda?

The vice president of Americans for Prosperity is calling Tuesday's midterm election a referendum on what he has termed the "Obama-Pelosi-Reid" agenda. 

Pundits: Get Ready for Gridlock in Washington

Pundits say no matter what the outcome on Tuesday's election, one thing is certain: Gridlock in Washington is virtually inevitable. 

GOP Looking For Big Gubernatorial Gain

Thirty-seven states will hold elections for their individual governors on Tuesday.

Tea Party's Leaderless Movement, 'Beautiful Chaos'?

The Tea Party has made a significant impact on this year's election. Who should get the credit for the movement's successes?

Washington's Balance of Power in Voters' Hands

Recent polls indicate a dissatisfied electorate could toss out the Democratic majority in the House and possibly the Senate.

Key Ballot Measures Weigh Traditional Values

Voters in several states will have the chance Tuesday to reign in their state courts and could provide a check to the judicial system in the process.

Tea Party Express Tour Boosts Voter Enthusiasm

The Tea Party Express Tour rolled into cities featuring all-American speeches, patriotic speeches and a word or two for incumbent Washington.

Left and Right 'Clash' at Va.'s Regent University

Political pundits are predicting the 2010 midterm election will create a historic realignment which will shape the country's political future for decades.

Midterm Predictions: Will the GOP Take Back Congress?

Democrats are doing everything in their power to prevent a Republican sweep in Tuesday's midterm elections. But the polling numbers aren't in their favor.