September 2012 Headlines

Analysts: Don't Believe the Political Polls

Recent polls show President Obama with a sizeable lead over Republican contender Mitt Romney in key swing states  But some say, "Not so fast."

John Kerry Presses Obama Admin. on Libya Attack

Democrats are now joining the chorus of skeptics questioning the Obama administration on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

Romney Hits Pa., Obama Pushes Voter Registration in NC

President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are hitting battleground states hard as the first presidential debate draws near.

Presidential Candidates Prep for First Debate

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are preparing for their first crucial debate set for Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Presidential Candidates Talk Jobs in Battleground Va.

President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will continue talking jobs and the economy in the battleground state of Virginia Thursday.

Make or Break: Romney, Obama Vie for Must-Win Ohio

Losing Ohio would force both candidates to pick up all the other battleground states to secure the 270 votes necessary to win the White House.

Obama Draws Heat over Foreign Policy, 'The View'

President Obama is drawing fire from Republicansfor his handling of Middle East riots and his recent appearance on ABC's "The View."

Deadly Distraction? Election Eclipsing Muslim Crisis

The presidential race garnered the most headlines this weekend. What didn't get as much attention is the growing anti-U.S. sentiment in the Muslim world.

Romney's Release of Tax Info Doesn't Silence Critics

Mitt and Ann Romney released their 2011 income tax return. But the release did little to satisfy critics.

Hispanic Population Grows, Gains Clout in Texas

Latinos make up nearly 70 percent of the 23rd district's constituents in south Texas. It's a demographic that both parties say is becoming increasingly important.

Ryan: Birth Control Mandate 'Assault on Liberty'

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is condemning President Obama's contraceptive mandate for employers.

Obama, Romney Sharpen Attacks ahead of Debates

This is the last full week of campaigning before the presidential debates begin, and both candidates are stepping up their attacks.

Obama, Romney Pressed on Immigration at Fla. Forum

President Obama and Mitt Romney appealed directly to Hispanic audiences at a Univision forum in Miami. Immigration reform was front and center.

White House on Hot Seat over Libya Consulate Attack

For the first time the White House called the Libya consulate assault a "terrorist attack" with possible links to al Qaeda. The admission has raised new questions.

King: Obama Admin. Mulling Release of Blind Sheik

Rep. Peter King says the White House is considering the release of the Blind Sheik, the man convicted of planning the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Health Care Mandate Could Penalize 6 Million

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is expected to hit nearly 6 million Americans with a tax penalty, most in the middle class.

Fast, Furious: 'Serious Failures' by Justice Dept.

Republicans and Democrats are praising the long-awaited report investigating the botched 2009 "gun-walking" operation known as Fast and Furious, but not for the same reasons.

Obama Approval Ratings Up; Race Still Close

President Obama's approval rating is back above 50 percent for the first time since May.

Obama Files Trade Complaint Against China

President Barack Obama has filed a trade complaint against China in hopes that the World Trade Organization will sanction the communist regime.

Romney Makes No Apologies for 'Victims' Remarks

A video has surfaced showing Mitt Romney saying he's not likely to win voters who believe they are victims and that the government has to care for them.

Obama's Position on Israel 'Borders on Contempt'

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says the Obama administration's actions toward Israel border on "contempt."

Black Christian Voters Torn over Election 2012

African-American Christians are torn over who to vote for in this year's presidential election.

Obama, Clinton Honor Memory of Libya Attack Victims

President Barack Obama has paid tribute to Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others killed in the assault on the U.S. compound in Libya.

Ryan Faults Unsteady US Leadership for Mideast Crisis

Paul Ryan charged that unsteady U.S. leadership is partly to blame for the crisis across the Middle East and North Africa.

Raging Mideast Protests Spark Foreign Policy Spat

The presidential candidates are shifting their focus to foreign policy in the wake of violent attacks and outrage from Muslims across the Middle East.

Lawmakers to Pass New Temporary Spending Bill

Congress is passing a new six-month spending bill necessary to avert a government shutdown.

Pro-Gay Candidates Lose Key Rhode Island Primaries

Pro-gay marriage candidates in Rhode Island lost big in five key Democratic primaries on Wednesday.

FRC President: Social Issues Crucial in 2012

FRC President Tony Perkins said despite the general belief the economy is all that matters this election, social issues will still be important to voters.

War on Women? Depends on Who You Talk To

The Democratic Party is promoting the idea that Republicans are waging a war on women. But skeptics say it depends on which women you talk to.

Romney Strategist: Obama Poll Bounce a 'Sugar High'

President Obama may not be enjoying the post-convention bounce many polls indicate.

Romney Pledges to Keep America 'Under God'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is pledging to keep America "under God."

Obama, Romney Halt Negative Ads in Honor of 9/11

Americans are getting a break from presidential politics on this eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Obama Pulls Ahead of Romney in Fundraising

For the first time in four months, President Obama has pulled ahead of Mitt Romney in fundraising. Obama brought in $114 million in August to Romney's $111 million.

Congress Ends Recess, Ready to Tackle Debt Limit

Congress in back from a five-week vacation. One major task that will be tackled is raising the debt limit to avoid a government shutdown.

Obama Makes His Case for More Time as President

Obama sought to draw a clear contrast between the kind of future he envisions for America and what was spelled out by his opponent Mitt Romney last week.

Romney: Jobs Numbers Evidence of Obama's Failure

New numbers from the Department of Labor could force the Federal Reserve to stimulate the sluggish economy with more money.

Free World? Convention Security Resembles Police State

When the leader of the free world comes to town, one thing's for sure, it feels a little less free to move about. Among the largest expenses and headaches: security.

Cardinal Closes DNC with Prayer for Unborn

Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan closed out the Democratic National Convention with prayer last night, stressing the right to life for the unborn.

DNC Platform Puts Some Blacks, Latinos on the Fence

There's a growing divide in the Democratic Party among some key minority voters like Hispanics and African Americans.

Christians Denied Chance to Welcome DNC Delegates

The Democratic Nation Convention denied a Charlotte-based Christian group the chance to welcome delegates to the Queen City.

Chaotic Vote: Platform Change Sparks Rancor at DNC

Democrats amended their platform to reinstate language acknowledging God. Delegates' reaction on the DNC floor suggested many weren't happy.

Allen West Ad: Dems Denied God 'Three Times'

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West is making sure voters don't forget the debate over the Democratic National Convention removing God from its party platform.

Paul Ryan Supports Public School Prayer

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said he supports prayer in public schools, if states approve.

Dems Scramble to Combat GOP Financial Edge

Democratic Party leaders are scrambling to close a widening Republican financial advantage, according to the Washington Post.

Bill Clinton Defends Obama's Economic Record

President Barack Obama appears before the DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight to make his case for four more years. Bill Clinton defended him last night, including the president's handling of the economy.

CAIR: Muslim Delegates at DNC Hits Record High

More than a hundred Muslim delegates are taking part in this week's Democratic National Convention.

Dems: 'God Not Excised from Our Work'

Democrats took to the DNC floor to hear speeches and a approve the party's platform. But this year something's different: All references to God have been dropped.

DNC Kicks Off with Obama Praise, Romney Attacks

The Democrats are going on the attack. The Democratic National Convention kicked off officially last night in Charlotte, N.C.

Romney Making Inroads with Latino Voters

New polling shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney making inroads with Hispanic voters.

Dems Hope N.C. Success will Help Win the South

Democratic Party officials said their choice to hold their convention in Charlotte showed that they are fighting for the South this November.

Voters No Longer Enthusiastic about Obama?

President Oobama's deputy campaign manager told CBN News she's not convinced that there is a lack of enthusiasm to re-elect the president.

DNC Zeros in on Obama's Economic Record

The Democratic National Convention kicks off tonight in Charlotte, N.C., with first lady Michelle Obama headlining the night.

DNC Imam: Muslims, Christians Have Much in Common

Prior to the DNC, Muslims gathered to pray at a North Carolina park. Their message: Muslims have much in common with Christians and Jews.

Obama Campaign Stumbles on 'Are You Better Off?'

Once again, the GOP is asking, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" And once again, Democrats have had a hard time coming up with an answer.

Michelle Obama to Address Democratic Convention

First Lady Michelle Obama is set to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention to make the case for why her husband deserves another four years.

DNC Chair Talks Gay Marriage, 'Obama's America'

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz talked about her party's new plank supporting gay marriage as well as the new documentary "Obama's America."