February 2011 Headlines

Huckabee: 12 Things America Needs from Washington

In his new book A Simple Government, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lays out 12 fundamentals he says will put America back on track.

Election 2012: Searching for the 'Next Ronald Reagan'

You can definitely tell when a Republican is running for president. At some point, each candidate will inevitably invoke the name of President Ronald Reagan.

Boehner: Cutting Spending is 'Moral Responsibility'

Lawmakers have just five days to reach an agreement on spending before the budget expires Friday.

GOP Governors Oppose Obama's Agenda

Republican governors appear to be opposed to much of President Barack Obama's agenda for state governments.

Psst. No Shutdown During a 'Government Shutdown'

That's the little-known truth about a government shutdown. The government doesn't shut down.

DOMA Loses Obama Administration Support

Some critics of President Barack Obama's decision to no longer defend the federal law that defines marriage have compared it to tyranny.

Rising Star Sen. Thune Won't Run for President

Republican Sen. John Thune will not pursue a spot on the 2012 presidential ticket, despite nudges from GOP leaders who saw him as a possible candidate.

Emanuel Faces Money Woes as Chicago Mayor

Rahm Emanuel can expect to face big budget deficits and city pension problems as the new mayor of Chicago.

Reagan Tops Gallup Poll as Greatest President

A newly released Gallup poll shows most Americans view Ronald Reagan as the nation's greatest president.

Pawlenty Unofficially Starting Presidential Race?

The former Republican Minnesota governor will meet with a small group of state's GOP operatives in a private Las Vegas home to talk about his new book.

House Spending Bill May Lead to Gov't Shutdown

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill over the weekend that includes deep cuts to this year's federal budget.

Reagan's Legacy: Blueprint for an Ailing Nation?

Michael Reagan suggests the principals by which his father President Ronald Reagan governed may hold the key to restoring America to its former greatness.

Is Prayer Washington's only Hope for Civility?

The Arizona rampage that took six lives and injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shocked the political world, prompting calls for civility. But some wonder if that's possible.

Will Michele Bachmann Run for President in 2012?

Rep. Michelle Bachman, R-Minn., is a rising star in Tea Party ranks. Many hope she will run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Congress Proposes 'Kill Switch' for the Internet

Some members of the government have considered taking control of parts of the Internet. Others fear that such control can limit free speech.

Freshmen Spur GOP-Run House on Big Spending Cuts

The Republican-controlled House agreed early Saturday to cut $61 billion from hundreds of federal programs and shelter coal companies, oil refiners and farmers from new government regulations.

Brody File Show: In Search of the Next Reagan

With the 2012 presidential race approaching, some may be wondering if there's a Ronald Reagan type candidate out there.

Can Pence Abortion Bill Gain Traction in Congress?

Indiana Rep. Mike Pence (R) has introduced legislation that would deny Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, public funding.

Poll: Small Bus. Owners Dislike Obama's Policies

According to the latest Zogby poll, 64 percent of small business owners are unhappy with the way President Obama has handled the economy. 

Carney Takes Stage for First Press Briefing

On his first day as White House press secretary, Jay Carney  promised to build a strong relationship with the press, but also work on behalf of the president's agenda.

N.J. Gov. Christie Next GOP Superstar?

Many GOP leaders feel New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is quickly becoming a hero in the Republican Party.

Thune: GOP Must Stand Ground on Social Issues

Thune's comments, made at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, received a rousing reception by those in attendance.

Obama Blasts Iran Over Protest Crackdown

President Barack Obama condemned the Iranian government, Tuesday, for its harsh treatment of anti-government protestors.

Intel Chief Warns of Radicalization in U.S.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned of the continuing menace from terrorists, both outside and inside the U.S.

GOP Says Obama's Budget Not Good Enough

Jacob Lew, the White House's point man on its 2012 budget, faced doubting Republicans on the House Budget Committee on Tuesday.

Obama on Budget: We All Have to Give a Little

President Obama defended his proposed 2012 budget plan Tuesday, saying it put the country on a path to pay for what it spends by the middle of the decade. 

Calif Freezes Hiring, Drops Minimum Wage Suit

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a hiring freeze hours after he dropped a lawsuit over whether the governor has the authority to pay state workers minimum wage.

New Budget Calls for Deep Spending Cuts

Two-thirds of the president's proposed budget savings come from spending cuts that will affect nearly every American.

Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll for 2nd Year

The fierce libertarian garnered 30 percent of the vote at the annual gathering of conservatives.

Report: Giffords Mouths along to Song Lyrics

Rep. Gabrille Giffords, D-Ariz., continues to make good progress relearning how to speak.

Palin Hires Chief of Staff for PAC

Sarah Palin has hired longtime political strategist Michael Glassner as chief of staff of her political action committee.

Budget Chairman Decries Obama's Budget

President Obama's budget submission will take a surgical approach to a deficit problem that Republicans say warrants a meat ax.

Gay Rights Group Causes Rift at CPAC

Some prominent social conservatives chose not to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference because of the presence of one gay group.

Ariz. Gov. Counter-Sues Over Immigration Laws

Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday for failing to control Arizona's border with Mexico.

Spokesman Says Rep. Giffords is Now Speaking

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been speaking for several days after sustaining a shot to the head during an assassination attempt against her last month, her spokesman said Wednesday.

Republicans: Halt Taxpayer Aid for Fannie, Freddie

House Republicans said Wednesday that federal taxpayers should stop propping up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Obama, GOP Vow Cooperation on Budget, Trade

President Obama and congressional House Republicans took steps Wednesday towards working together on matters ranging from trade to spending cuts.

Va. Sen. Jim Webb Announces Retirement Plans

First-term Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia says he will retire when his term is up next year.

Rep. Cantor: 'Stop Radical Islam in Egypt'

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. says America's top priority in Egypt should be stopping the spread of radical Islam.

House GOP Debates Taxpayer Funded Abortions

Republicans have made pro-life issues a top priority now that they are in charge of the U.S. House of Representatives.

House Rejects Extensions of Patriot Act Provisions

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a short-term extension of the Patriot Act on Tuesday.

Bernanke to Face House Republicans

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's first appearance before the House since Republicans took control is likely to be a tough one.

Obama: 'Businesses Must Hire to Boost Economy'

President Obama wants American businesses to hire and invest more to help the fragile economy.  But critics say his new message doesn't quite square up with his record. 

Mideast Unrest Straining U.S. Fight Against Terror

The unrest engulfing Arab streets and threatening authoritarian governments in the Mideast is complicating U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

Celebrities, Family Honor Reagan on 100th Birthday

Former President Ronald Reagan was honored on his 100th birthday Sunday with tributes in California and across America.

Palin Grades Obama, Mainstream Media

President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis in Egypt received a failing grade from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in an exclusive interview with CBN News.

Caucus Unites Lawmakers Through Prayer

Two congressmen on opposite sides of the aisle lead the Congressional Prayer Caucus, which strives to keep America's religious heritage alive.

GOP: Islamists Could Rise to Power in Egypt

Republican lawmakers are united in concern that an Islamic regime could rise to power in Egypt, a nation that is an important U.S. ally.

Big Obama Donor Quits Envoy Job

As America's ambassador to Luxembourg, Cynthia Stroum, the wealthy Seattle-based businesswoman, was a disaster.

WH Condemns Situation in Egypt, Urges Change

The White House says Mubarak needs to prepare for an orderly transition from power immediately, and that it should include voices from the opposition.

GOP: Health Law Repeal Defeat Helps 2012 Victory

By a vote of 51-47, the Senate defeated a bill to repeal year-old health care law.

Huckabee: Stakes High for Israel with Egypt Revolt

Former U.S. presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told CBN News that Israel has a lot at stake in the outcome of the Egyptian revolt.

Brody File Show: Is Civility in Washington Possible?

On this week's edition of The Brody File Show, CBN News takes a closer look at whether civility is possible among Democrats and Republicans in Washington.

Ambassador Huntsman to Leave China Post

U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman submitted a letter of resignation to the White House on Monday.