April 2011 Headlines

Trump Uses Bad Language in Foreign Policy Speech

What happens in Vegas stay in Vegas, right? Not for possible presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Sen. Rand Paul Vows Blueprint for a New America

From bank bailouts to bankrupt entitlements, Sen. Rand Paul has set out to take these problems head on and put an end to politics as usual.

Report Touts Progress in Afghanistan War

A new Pentagon report says the U.S. and its allies have made "tangible progress" in the Afghanistan war.

Heller Tapped by Nevada Gov. to Fill Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev. has been selected to fill the U.S. Senate seat left open by the resignation of Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev

Obama Puts New National Security Team in Place

President Obama was to announce Thursday that CIA Director Leon Panetta will replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

The Brody File: Elephant in the Room - Part 2

On this week's edition of The Brody File, CBN News takes an in-depth look at the presidential possibilities of Rick Santorum.

Obama Releases Birth Form, Decries 'Silliness'

In an attempt to erase lingering doubts over the authenticity of his citizenship, President Obama released the long-form of his birth certificate Wednesday.

Sen. Paul's Budget Cut Plan: Nothing's 'Off Limits'

Conservatives say they won't consider raising the federal debt limit without major spending cuts. One freshman lawmaker has bold ideas on where to start trimming.

Obama Asks Congress to Repeal Oil Tax Breaks

There's a fierce debate being held among lawmakers in Washington, D.C. this week over tax breaks for the oil industry.

Gov. Barbour Out, GOP Ponders 2012 Field

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced he will not run for president in 2012, admitting that he lacked the, "absolute fire in the belly" that is necessary for a presidential run.

Costly Gas Clouds Obama Re-election Prospects

High oil prices have continued to drive gas prices higher, presenting a potential obstacle to President Obama's bid for re-election.

Nevada's Ensign to Resign amid Ethics Probe

Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada will turn in his official resignation letter on Friday amid allegations of misconduct.

McCain Meets with Rebel Forces in Benghazi

Sen. John McCain says Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi's troops are his heroes.

Nevada Sen. John Ensign to Resign

Embattled Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada announced Thursday that he will resign amid an ongoing ethics investigation.

Geithner: U.S. Will Not Lose Top Credit Rating

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is trying to reassure Wall Street the U.S. will not lose it triple-A credit rating.

Obama Compares Passover to Muslim Uprisings

Some supporters of Israel are not happy with President Barack Obama's recent Passover proclamation.

Major Immigration Overhall Unlikely

President Obama invited elected officials and experts on immigration to the White House to revisit a key campaign promise.

White House Optimistic Despite Dour S&P Report

The White House is downplaying Standard & Poor's warning that it may downgrade its outlook on U.S. government debt. 

Tea Party Holds Tax Day Rallies

Tea Party members held rallies across the nation on Sunday to protest high taxes and big government.

Obama's Remarks Show Fiery Abortion Debate

An "open mic" incident with President Obama revealed the intensity of the political debate surrounding efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

Clinton Makes Solidarity Visit to Tokyo

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that America would stand by Japan.

House Passes $6T Budget Cut Plan

The House has passed along party lines a GOP plan to cut $6 trillion from the federal budget. 

Budget Deficit: Will Obama's Plan Work?

As Congress battles out a deficit reducing plan, many Americans are wondering which party's plan will put the U.S. back on the road to financial health.

U.S. Senate to U.N.: Cancel Goldstone Report

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday calling on the United Nations to cancel the Goldstone Report.

Obama, GOP Square Off over Deficit Plan

If the president gets his way, upper-income Americans can say goodbye to Bush-era tax cuts and some tax deductions.

Obama Deficit Plan Eyes Tax Hikes, Medicare

The president will lay out his vision on how to reduce the nation's spending deficit and the national debt during a major speech Wednesday night.

Poll: Health Law Support Dips on Budget Woes

The American people's concern over the federal budget deficits is driving down support for President Obama's healthcare overhaul.

Clinton Presses for Reform across Arab World

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Arab leaders must make good on demands for greater democracy and economic opportunity in their countries.

The Brody File Show: Elephant in the Room

On this week's edition of The Brody File, CBN News tackles the "elephant in the room" during an exclusive interview with Donald Trump.

Mitt Romney Announces Presidential Bid

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally announced his presidential bid, Monday, saying it's time to restore America's greatness.

Trump for President? Evangelicals Paying Attention

The outspoken billionaire is attracting attention from Evangelicals. He talks exclusively to CBN News about his faith, gay marriage, and radical Islam, and more. 

Obama's Deficit Cutting Plan Starts with Tax Increases

President Obama is going back to where he started from in the debate over cutting the deficit. He's going to start talking about raising taxes.

Court Won't Lift Stay on Ariz. Immigration Law

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a decision by a district court judge to block major parts of Arizona's immigration law.

John Thune: Fighting for 'America's Future'

Sen. John Thune recently decided to shun a presidential run to make a greater impact in the Senate. In an exclusive interview with CBN News, he explained why.

Political Victory? More Budget Battles Loom

While Friday's $38.5 million budget deal has resolved the immediate threat of a government shutdown, bigger battles still loom ahead.

Donald Trump to CBN News: 'I'm Pro-Life'

While some Christians might not see the bombastic billionaire as their kind of candidate, he actually shares some of their views on social issues.

Budget Deal Reached Hours before Shutdown

The White House and congressional leaders have reached a last-minute deal to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending, avoiding a federal shutdown.

Breaking it Down: What a Shutdown Means to You

Read a breakdown of what will happen should the government shut down Friday.

Abortion Funding Fight Could Sink Budget Deal

Planned Parenthood gets more than $360 million a year in federal funds and many pro-life lawmakers want to cut that off. But pro-choice leaders in Congress say no way.

As Clock Ticks, Can Gov't Shutdown be Avoided?

Top negotiators on Capitol Hill worked all Wednesday night and through Thursday to close a deal on a federal budget and avoid a government shutdown.

Trump Weighs in on Obama Citizenship Debate

Some Republicans think billionaire and reality star Donald Trump would make a good presidential candidate.

Senate Dems Reject Attacks on EPA Climate Efforts

A bill to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from controlling greenhouse gases has died in the U.S. Senate.

Late Night Budget Talks Fail to Break Stalemate

Washington power brokers are still trying to hammer out a last-minute budget deal and avoid a government shutdown.    

White House Dismisses Gadhafi's Personal Plea

The White House issued an official response to a three-page personal letter to the president from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

House Committee Approves 2012 Budget

The Republican-led House Budget Committee approved a $3.5 trillion budget for 2012 on Wednesday.

House Republicans Unveil ‘Path to Prosperity’

House Republicans released a budget proposal Tuesday they say reduces will puts America back on the path to prosperity.

No Budget Deal Yet as Shutdown Looms

Congress has less than 72 hours to reach a budget deal. If they don't, the country faces a government shutdown at midnight Friday - the first in 15 years.

Critics Blame 'Empire' Mentality for Gov't Waste

Critics fault Congress and the power grab created by multiple federal agencies for wasteful government spending.

DNC Chair Tim Kaine Announces Senate Bid

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said he is running for the U.S. Senate, leaving an opening at the central committee before Obama's re-election bid.

Senate to Repeal Health Law Tax Requirement

The U.S. Senate is set to repeal a tax provision of the new health care law, rescinding a burdensome tax requirement that's unpopular with businesses.

Without Budget Deal, Gov't Faces Shutdown Friday

This Friday, the current federal budget will expire and the government will shut down if House and Senate negotiators can't reach an agreement.

U.S. Extends Libya Airstrike Role through Monday

The U.S. agreed to NATO's request for a 48-hour extension of American participation in coalition airstrikes against targets in Libya.

'Power Grab' Concerns Heat Up over Climate Change

Some argue that White House bureaucrats are using global warming fears to start regulating greenhouse gases in what they call "unconstitutional power grab."


Obama's Re-election Launches with E-Mail

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is officially underway after an e-mailed announcement was sent to supporters Monday morning.

Rep. Ryan Rolls out 2012 Budget Proposal

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has announced plans for blockbuster legislation for fiscal year 2012.