July 2011 Headlines
It's no secret that the media leans left. But new scientific analysis suggests that when people are exposed to news with a liberal slant, they adopt more liberal views.
Washington leaders are corralling their members to line up in support of a debt agreement that would avert a default which could cripple the U.S. and global economies.
The balanced budget fight hasn't faded since the Founding Fathers. Some say the way to hold Congress accountable is to make the law part of the Constitution.
The debate over whether to allow Israeli-Americans to list "Israel" as their locality of birth on a passport will now send the Obama administration to the U.S. Supreme Court.
As promised, Democrats in the Senate quickly struck down the GOP legislation approved by the House Friday to raise the nation's debt limit.
The North Carolina Senate voted 29 to 19 to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a mandatory ultrasound bill on Thursday, marking a shift in state policy.
Republican leaders postponed a vote on legislation to avert a threatened government default.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is expected to call a vote Thursday on his bill to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling.
Federal officials say the health care law tab would account for about 20 percent of spending in the U.S. economy by 2020.
Republicans have been forced to reconsider their opposition to the plan put forward by House Speaker John Boehner, a proposal that had to be reworked.
On Tuesday, the Capitol Hill switchboard was near capacity with a high volume of calls from angry citizens demanding a solution to America's debt crisis.
Lawmakers say Congress should start trimming the deficit by putting an end to waste.
The House endorsed a Nov. 1 deadline for the Obama administration to decide whether or not it will approve a 1,900-mile oil pipeline that would stretch from Canada to Texas.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said his plan is "everything the Republicans have demanded wrapped up in a bow and delivered to their door."
Democratic Rep. David Wu is resigning amid claims from an 18-year-old woman that he sexually assaulted her.
President Obama criticized a newly minted Republican plan to avert an unprecedented government default and said congressional leaders must produce a compromise.
The potential of a historic government default has many worried about panicking the markets.
Speaking at a town hall meeting in Maryland, President Barack Obama said a deal to increase the nation's borrowing power will take some tough decisions.
House Speaker John Boehner says Congress will decide on "a responsible path forward" even though talks seem to be making little headway.
The White House is supporting new legislation to overturn the federal law that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The Obama administration deported a record number of criminal immigrants last year,
Rep. Allen West has called on the House Armed Services Committee not to sell military equipment to the Egyptian government.
The Senate voted against the Tea Party-back "cut, cap and balance" plan produced by the House.
As Washington continues to grapple for a way out of its debt dilemma, a separate bipartisan budget plan by the Senate's "Gang of Six" appears to be losing momentum.
President Barack Obama signaled Wednesday he would back a short-term deal to prevent a disastrous financial default.
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Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Gov. Rick Perry, and House Speaker John Boehner all share some of their not-so political opinions with The Brody File.
An aide to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is downplaying reports that the Minnesota congresswoman suffers from debilitating migraine headaches.
There's a glimmer of hope in Washington Wednesday morning as signs emerge that deficit talks may be progressing.
Opponents point out that nursing homes, lavish restaurants and even night clubs have been exempt from parts of President Obama's massive health care law.
There's speculation that Bachmann left her Lutheran church for political reasons as the denomination came under fire for calling the pope the Antichrist.
As the clock keeps ticking, multiple last-minute plans are being hashed out on Capitol Hill to prevent the country from defaulting on its debt.
House Republicans shrugged off President Barack Obama's threat to veto legislation to cut federal spending by trillions of dollars.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton held security and counterterrorism talks with Indian officials Tuesday.
All else has temporarily fallen by the wayside as Washington lawmakers scramble to negotiate a deal to race the nation's debt ceiling before the Aug. 2 deadline.
Should Rick Perry enter the presidential race, the long-time Texas governor would be among the GOP field's most conservative candidates.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that communities have a right to ban Islamic mosques.
Congress and the Obama administration are weighing options as time closes in for raising the nation's debt ceiling. The White House may call another meeting Sunday.
President Obama has suspended debt talks for one day, asking congressional leaders to use the time to consider three deficit reduction options with their members.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain opposes a planned Tennessee mosque that has been the subject of protests and legal challenges.
Several Republican presidential candidates have refused to sign a marriage pledge introduced by The Family Leader, a conservative Iowa pro-family group.
Republicans want spending cuts, while Democrats want tax increases. And there's even growing dissension among lawmakers within party lines.
Rudy Giuliani isn't convinced that any of the declared Republican presidential contenders can defeat President Barack Obama.
The volatile situation in Libya will be the first item on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham latest around-the-world diplomatic tour.
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is under attack after claims that a clinic she co-owns promotes religion as a "cure" for homosexuality.
The South Carolina senator says America is in “a fight to preserve its freedoms.” He’s looking for those who'll join in what he calls "the freedom agenda" to save and protect the country’s future.
President Obama and the Democratic National Committee have raised more than $86 million for his 2012 re-election campaign.
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Tuesday he will not sign an Iowa Christian group's pledge opposing gay marriage.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul says he will retire from Congress when his term runs out in 2012 and will focus on his campaign for president.
GOP lawmakers wanted to overturn a 2007 act that requires the use of energy-efficient light bulbs. But the move failed in a 233-193 vote, Tuesday.
House lawmakers have voted to prohibit military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages on base.
Obama urged both parties to give ground, saying if an agreement isn't reached millions of hardworking Americans would be at jeopardy.
'The Marriage Vow' includes 14 points on everything from defending traditional marriage to staying faithful to one's spouse.
America's debt ceiling deadline is growing nearer, but the White House and congressional leaders remain far apart on any budget deal.
Less than four weeks remain until the Aug. 2 deadline to increase the government's power to borrow money, as lawmakers continue to hammer out a deal
The White House will start sending condolence letters to families of service members who commit suicide on the battlefield.
Minnesota lawmakers will meet again Wednesday to try an settle disputes over the state budget and avoid a long-term government shutdown.
President Obama has invited leaders of both parties back to the White House for budget talks with one request -- "leave ultimatums at the door."
Republicans seemed entirely unimpressed by Obama's prodding to reach a long-term deal to raise the debt ceiling and increase taxes.
For this week's edition of The Brody File, CBN News takes the show on the road to Iowa and talks with GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.
Minnesota lawmakers got an earful from constituents at Monday's Fourth of July celebrations, day four of the state government's shutdown.
Some political insiders believe Democrats and Republicans are being driven farther apart as the deadline for a deal on the government's debt cap draws closer.
The Fourth of July was no holiday for Republican presidential candidates.
A new Harvard study has found that Republicans benefit more from Fourth of July parades than Democrats.
The Senate is just taking one day off for Independence Day, cancelling their usual extended recess due to the quickly approaching August deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling.
The accelerating GOP presidential campaigns in Iowa probably will define front-runner Mitt Romney's chief challengers over the next six weeks.
President Barack Obama said Saturday that "nothing can be off-limits" in the budget debate - even though Republicans have said tax increases are.
A popular comedian has been granted the power to wield greater influence over the upcoming elections.
Minnesota's state government shut down Friday after bipartisan budget talks collapsed, putting thousands of employees temporarily out of work.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday he'll stay in his job for the "foreseeable future," addressing speculation he might leave following the current round of budget negotiations.
As lawmakers scramble to cut a bipartisan deficit-reduction deal, one congressman says he has a plan everyone can agree on - and it's based on a penny.
The Senate canceled its planned July Fourth recess on Thursday to try to avoid a government default and trim huge federal deficits.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was disheartened by reports that security forces attacked protesters in Aleppo.
Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann says suffering a miscarriage helped to shape her pro-life viewpoint.