October 2011 Headlines

Cain Tries to Move Past Sexual Harassment Claims

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain was on the defensive Monday after allegations surfaced of improper behavior at one of his former jobs.

Obama Directs FDA Help Ease Drug Shortages

Monday's directive is the latest move by the White House to push through initiatives without having to get congressional approval.

House to Vote to Reaffirm 'In God We Trust' Motto

House lawmakers are expected to vote, Tuesday, on a measure that would reaffirm America's national motto as "In God We Trust."

Group Wants Entire Health Care Law Thrown Out

The Family Research Council has joined 30 members of Congress in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn President Barack Obama's health care law.

Net Neutrality Socialism for the Internet?

It's called "net neutrality," and its supporters say the government needs to make sure Internet companies don't interfere in Web traffic.

Mitt Romney: Simplify Current Tax Code

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is weighing in on Gov. Rick Perry's flat tax plan.

Congress: Cut Egypt Aid over Christian Persecution

Members of Congress are urging President Obama to cut off aid to Egypt because of the growing persecution of Christians there.

Congressional Prayer Caucus Has 100 Members

Washington may be broken politically, but it also may be on the cusp of a spiritual awakening.

Senate Dems Want to Repeal Defense of Marriage

Senate Democrats are looking to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

Unconventional Herman Cain Ad Raises Eyebrows

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is making headlines again -- this time not for his 999 tax reform plan, but his choice of campaign ads.

School Loan Plan Regulation without Representation?

The president says his plan will give faster relief to debt-laden college graduates. But critics say the plan is "regulation without representation."

Rick Perry Unveils 'Cut, Balance, Grow' Plan

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry rolled out his "bold" economic plan Tuesday aimed at creating jobs and fixing the struggling economy.

The Brody File: Candidates Go All In at Vegas Debate

This week on The Brody File, CBN News headed to the Wild West, where the GOP presidential candidates recently duked it out.

Critics Slam Obama Housing Plan as 'Power Grab'

The president says his new plan will help homeowners qualify for re-financing. But some are crying foul over his decision to bypass Congress.

'Joe the Plumber' Plans Bid for Congress

It looks like Joe the Plumber is about to become Joe the Candidate.

Obama Starts 'We Can't Wait,' Touts Housing Plan

The president laid out changes Monday to the 2-year-old Home Affordable Refinance Program that he says will make it easier for homeowners to refinance.

GOP Rivals Pummel Cain on Abortion Stance

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told evangelicals gathered at Iowa's  Faith And Freedom Coalition he wants to make abortion illegal in America.

GOP Primary Now a Contest of Character

The Republican presidential race has become a no-holds-barred contest over character.

Nevada Moves Caucus to Feb. 4 after Backlash

Nevada Republicans have shifted their presidential caucuses to early February, a move that ends an increasingly bitter standoff among rival states.

Gov't. Ok's New Loans to Company with Pelosi Ties

The Energy Department recently a loan of more than $700 million for a company called SolarReserve.

Dems, GOP Look to Energize Young Voters

Democrats won the White House in 2008 with the help of voters, aged 30 and under.  However, it may not be as easy to energize them this time around.

New Cracks Appear in Obama Jobs Bill Support

The president's supporters in the Senate are promising to push ahead with votes on his jobs plan. But there are new signs those votes could still fail.

Rick Perry: Time to Implement a Flat Tax

The Texas governor is expected to provide the details next week as part of his overall economic plan.

Obamas Tout Vets Jobs Plan as Bus Tour Ends

President Obama is wrapping up another bus tour designed to push Congress to pass his jobs plan -- and win votes for 2012.

GOP Candidates go for Jugular in Las Vegas Debate

The GOP presidential candidates lit up Las Vegas Tuesday with their most intense debate yet, with Romney and Perry taking many shots at one another.

Fight to Be First: Iowa GOP Caucus Set for Jan. 3

The state's GOP chairman said a Jan. 3 caucus "provides certainty to the voters, to our presidential candidates, and to the thousands of statewide volunteers" in Iowa.

Obama Campaign-Style Jobs Tour Continues in NC, VA

Critics say President Obama's bus tour this week is more about keeping his job than helping create American jobs.

Debate Shines National Spotlight on Herman Cain

Cain is expected to face more intense scrutiny from his rivals during the GOP debate Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Nev.

Obama Works to Pass Jobs Bill in Pieces

President Barack Obama is keeping the pressure on Congress to pass at least part of his jobs plan that recently failed in the Senate.

Cain Scrutiny Intensifies as Popularity Soars

The former Godfather Pizza CEO said he's not just "a flavor of the week" and that his recent climb in the polls will last because of the substance of his ideas.

Political Pollster Frank Luntz Gives 2012 Predictions

Pollster and political consultant Frank Luntz has been closely watching the race for the White House.

Ron Paul Releases Pro-Life Campaign Ad

While other GOP candidates continue to focus on jobs and the economy, Ron Paul released an anti-abortion campaign ad in four key states.

Romney or Cain? Divided GOP Looks to Other Options

Uncertainty reigns in the Republican presidential picture as the candidates head into another weekend of campaigning.

House Passes Restrictions on Health Care Abortions

On Thursday, the House revisited the abortion issue in President Obama's health care law by passing tougher restrictions for the law.

Evangelicals Commend Obama on Religious Freedom

Members of the National Association of Evangelicals met with the president this week to discuss, among other things, the case of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani.

Obama Campaign Raises More Than $70M

Obama's re-election campaign raised more than $70 million over the summer, surpassing the $55 million goal set by his campaign. 

New Poll Shows Cain Leading GOP Field

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC survey shows Cain leading the field of GOP candidates with 27 percent of Republican voters naming him as their first pick.

Jobs Bill Rejected: Obama, Congress Regroup

The White House and Congress are struggling to regroup after the Senate rejected President Obama's proposal to jump start the country's job creation.

GOP Candidates Question Economic Plans

The economy ruled Tuesday night's debate as each Republican candidate questioned each other and tried to sell their plans to get America back to work.

The Brody File: One-On-One with GOP Candidates

This week on The Brody File, CBN News sits down one-on-one with a few of the GOP presidential candidates.

Christie to Back Romney for President

Mitt Romney's campaign says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is endorsing him for the GOP presidential nomination.

'Pile on Romney,' Dance Expected at NH Debate

Mitt Romney may have to go on the defensive Tuesday night when the GOP candidates come together on what has been called Romney's home turf in New Hampshire to debate the economy.

Obama's Jobs Bill Likely to Fail Senate Vote

President Obama's jobs bill appears likely to fail in a vote in the Senate Tuesday because Republicans oppose its spending components and its tax surcharge on millionaires.

Senate GOP Poised to Scuttle Obama's Jobs Plan

President Barack Obama's jobs bill appears likely to fail because Republicans oppose its spending components and its tax surcharge on millionaires.

Congress Set to Subpoena Holder over Gun Scandal

Congress is turning up the heat on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about his knowledge of the "Fast and Furious" guns scandal.

Paul, Cain, Romney Draw Buzz at Value Summit

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, grabbed headlines by winning the Values Voters straw poll, while businessman Herman Cain grabbed hearts, gaining fresh support.

SPIN METER: Obama Disconnects Rhetoric, Reality

In President Barack Obama's sales pitch for his jobs bill, there are two versions of reality.

House Committee Hopes to Cut NPR Funding

Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee have proposed a budget that would end funding for National Public Radio.

Holder Denies Link to 'Fast and Furious' Scandal

Attorney General Eric Holder is sticking to the story that his testimony about the "Fast and Furious" guns probe was truthful and accurate.

Obama Fundraiser Pushed Solyndra Loan

An Energy Department adviser pushed for Solyndra to receive a half-billion federal loan, despite pledging to recuse himself because his wife's law firm represented the company.

GOP Candidates Woo Conservatives at Value Summit

The candidates for the Republican nomination for president were in Washington, D.C. on Friday to woo an influential group of voters -- evangelical Christians.

Rob Portman: 'Can Do' Lawmaker a Pivotal Player

For an institution steeped in tradition, it's unusual for a freshman in the Senate to be as influential as Portman. Then again, he's not your typical senator.

Cain to Wall Street Protesters: 'Blame Yourselves'

While the president expressed support for Occupy Wall Street movement, GOP 2012 hopeful Herman Cain says the protesters are blaming the wrong people.

Obama's Job Facts Not Exactly Right

President Obama's ideas for job creation are not as bipartisan as he claims.

Mending Fences: Obama Targets 2008 Supporters

With his reelection campaign just months away, President Obama is working to win back supporters upset about some of his first term decisions.

Frustrated Obama Challenges GOP on Jobs Bill

Defiant and frustrated, President Barack Obama aggressively challenged Republicans Thursday to get behind his jobs plan.

GOP Demands Health Repeal with 1.6M Signatures

With rising health care costs and fewer insurance providers, the GOP says the law doesn't live up to its promises and is keeping the economy from creating jobs.

Sarah Palin Says She Won't Run for President

Palin's announcement late Wednesday left little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders.

Tomblin Wins W. Va. Special Election for Gov

Earl Ray Tomblin was elected the governor of West Virginia in a special election Tuesday after weeks of a campaign filled with negative attack ads.

What Christie's Absence Means for the GOP Field

With New Jersey's Chris Christie officially not in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, many are wondering who'll be the candidate to beat.

Senate Dems Scramble to Rewrite Jobs Bill

Senate Democrats are scrambling to rewrite portions of President Barack Obama's jobs bill.

Gov. Christie: 'Now is Not My Time' to Run

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it's not the right time for him to run for president, ending months of speculation that he may step in to stir up the GOP race.

Cain Emerges Victorious in Two GOP Straw Polls

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain is putting pressure on the rest of the GOP field, beating Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney.

Obama: Commander-in-Chief Must Support Gay Troops

President Barack Obama says anyone running for president must support the entire U.S. military, including gay service members.