November 2012 Headlines

Blame Game Begins as Fiscal Cliff Draws Near

As the clock ticks towards America's potential fall off the fiscal cliff, lawmakers and the president are blaming each other for the delay in reaching a deal.

More Green Cards for Advanced Degree Foreigners?

House Republicans voted Friday to pass a bill that would make it easier for foreign-born students with advanced degrees from U.S. universities to stay in the country.

Senate Passes More Iran Sanctions

The Senate voted to impose tough new sanctions against Iran on Friday.

Big Victory for Small Business Against HHS Mandate

A federal appeals court issued an injunction on Wednesday halting the implementing the Obamacare contraception mandate on a St. Louis, Mo. Company.

Congress Nowhere Near a Fiscal Cliff Solution

Members of Congress met with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Capitol Hill today as Republicans and Democrats fight over solutions to the fiscal cliff.

Petraeus Calls Affair 'Royal Screw Up'

Former CIA Director David Petraeus is admitting to close friends that he "screwed up royally," calling his affair with his biographer a big mistake.

Obama Lunches with Former Rival Mitt Romney

President Obama is fulfilling a promise he made in his election night victory speech to have lunch with Mitt Romney at the White House.

Sen. Graham: Obama Misleading Public on Benghazi

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has accused the Obama administration of misleading Americans over the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Rick Warren: Obamacare Mandate 'Dead Wrong'

Pastor Rick Warren told CBN News that President Obama is "dead wrong" on enforcing his healthcare mandate.

Entitlement Reform Gums Up Fiscal Cliff Talks

Lawmakers are no closer to a deal on avoiding the fiscal cliff than they were before Thanksgiving when both parties strongly hinted a deal was in reach.

GOP Pushes Plan for Undocumented Youth

Two retiring Republican senators filed a bill to "get the ball rolling" on the thorny issue of immigration reform.

Rice Faces Second Round of Grilling on Benghazi

For the second time in two days U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is testifying before the Senate about her response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Once Sacred Tax Deductions Could Be Chopped

As lawmakers try to work out a deal to reduce the budget deficit, two tax deductions once thought sacred could be trimmed or cut. It could hit square in the pocketbook.

Top Republicans More Troubled after Rice Testimony

The woman who could be President Obama's pick for secretary of state defended herself on Capitol Hill Tuesday for comments she made days after the deadly Sept.11 attack in Libya.

Beef over Senate Rule Could Hinder Fiscal Cliff Talks

The road to an agreement on the "fiscal cliff' in Washington may be blocked by an unexpected issue - a change in the Senate rule on filibusters.

Republicans Weigh Tax Hikes to Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'

Some Congressional Republicans are talking about raising taxes to avoid the so-called 'fiscal cliff' next year.

Some Republicans Open to Rice as Sec'y of State

Some key Republicans say they may not stand in the way of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice becoming the next secretary of state if President Obama nominates her.

Lawmakers on Cliff: We Need More Than a Band-Aid

Leading U.S. lawmakers say they're confident they can come together to prevent America from driving over the "fiscal cliff."

Congressman Allen West Concedes Florida Race

After two weeks of re-counting ballots in court, Rep. Allen West has given up his fight to remain in Congress.

Critics: GOP Needs to Step Up on Immigration Reform

Political experts say former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may have lost the election because he was weak on immigration reform.

GOP Demands Answers on Altered CIA Libya Account

Members of Congress want to know who helped create the Obama administration's "talking points" on the deadly attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

White House, Lawmakers: Fiscal Talks 'Constructive'

The White House and congressional leaders emerged from the first round of talks on the "fiscal cliff" with at least the sketches of a compromise.

Petreaus Knew Benhazi Attack Was Terrorism

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told House lawmakers he'd believed from the beginning the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was terrorism.

Lawmakers Blast Administration During Benghazi Hearing

More questions than answers are still being raised about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Romney: 'Gifts' to Minorities Led to Obama's Victory

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama won his re-election bid because of "gifts" he gave to blacks, Hispanics, and young voters.

Obama Tackles Economy amid Libya Controversy

Despite the Petraeus sex scandal and the 9/11 Benghazi attack probe, the president spent most of his first post-re-election presser talking about the economy.

FBI, CIA Face Congress over Petraeus Scandal

The initial investigation into the Petraeus affair began six months ago. Many lawmakers feel they should've been informed and that politics may've been at play.

Nancy Pelosi to Stay on as House Minority Leader

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced her plans Wednesday to stay on in her current role for the next session of Congress.

Several Democrats Propose Driving Off Fiscal Cliff

Some Democrats say if the tax hikes and spending cuts are allowed to take effect Jan. 1, Republicans would have a weaker hand at the bargaining table.

Election Defeat a Wake-Up Call to GOP on Immigration

President Barack Obama's re-election has become a wake-up call that has the Republican party at attention. Topping the list: a lack of outreach to Hispanic voters.

Top General Being Investigated in Petraeus Scandal

The scandal over ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is expanding. A top general is being probed for sending inappropriate emails to a woman at the center of the case.

Lawmakers Question Timing of Petraeus Resignation

Lawmakers want to know more about the FBI probe that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer.

Dems, GOP Optimistic 'Fiscal Cliff' Can be Avoided

Members from both parties in Congress say they believe a deal is possible to prevent Washington from going off the so-called "fiscal cliff" on Jan 1.

Did Romney's Mormonism Keep Him from Connecting?

Most voters said that Mitt Romney's Mormon faith didn't matter to them. But did it prevent him from really connecting with voters?

Battle Lines Being Drawn over 'Fiscal Cliff' Solution

President Barack Obama said he is committed to working with Congress to solve the country's fiscal challenges, during a brief statement to the American people Friday.

Activists May Push for Gay Marriage in More States

Gay rights activists say they're energized by Tuesday's election and may push to legalize same-sex marriage in at least five more states next year.

Obama on Re-Election: 'The Best is Yet to Come'

President Obama's victory over Republian challenger Mitt Romney comes despite a weak economy and criticism of his policies at home and abroad.

Americans Elect a Divided Congress

The same voters who gave President Obama another four years also elected a divided Congress as Democrats retained control of the Senate and Republicans the House.

President Obama Wins Four More Years in Office

President Barack Obama muscled his way to four more years as the nation's chief executive after a drawn out fight to the finish from Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Virginia Loss Dashes GOP Senate Hopes

Republicans are reeling after former Republican senator and Virginia Gov. George Allen lost to another former governor, Democrat Tim Kaine.

Pot Initiative Passes, Assisted Suicide Failing

Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

Exit Poll Shows Economy Still the Top Concern

The survey of voters as they left polling places showed 6 in 10 ranked the economy the top issue, far ahead of health care, the federal budget deficit or foreign policy.

High Voter Turnout Indication of Election's Importance

Voter turnout was high in many parts of the country, including in the battleground states where campaigns invested heavily in the fight for votes.

Campaign-Weary Voters Eager to Cast Ballots

Many voters they feel their vote is especially significant this year. Many also said they're ready for the non-stop TV ads, mailers and phone calls to be over.

Legalized Pot, Assisted Suicide on States' Ballots

There are a total of 176 measures on the ballots in 38 states, including measures to legalize recreational use of marijuana and physician-assisted suicide.

Storm-Battered NJ, NY Set Up Alternate Polling Sites

Officials in New York and New Jersey are scrambling to set up voting locations for areas hard hit by the storm.

Waiting Game Begins after Candidates' Closing Cases

Republican challenger Mitt Romney will cast his ballot with the rest of the nation Tuesday as President Obama heads to Chicago on the last night of the election.

Anyone's Race? Akin Hangs Tough in Mo. Senate Contest

Republican Todd Akin's comments on rape sent the GOP into a tailspin. Party leaders and the media all but gave the win to Democrats. But it's still anyone's race.

Analysis: Election Predictions for 2012

CBN News offers its predictions for the 2012 races for the White House and Congress.

Down to the Wire: Obama, Romney Sprint for Finale

President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney are sprinting to the finale, making the toughest battleground states their top priority.

Some States Reveal Early Voters' Party Affiliation

For about 30 million Americans, Election Day is already over. That's because they took advantage of early voting options in 34 states, and Washington, D.C.

Senate Control a Top Prize on Election Day

Most election coverage has been focused on the race for the White House. But control of the U.S. Senate is also a top prize tomorrow.

Show-Me State Vote a Showdown over Obamacare

While some religious institutions challenge part of the president's healthcare law in court some states, like Missouri, are going directly to the voters. 

Four States Holding Key to Marriage Future?

Voters in four deep blue states are weighing in on marriage and how it should be defined. Not only do these votes matter for each state, they could affect the nation.

Will Hurricane Sandy Change Voters' Minds?

With just four days until the election both presidential candidates are back in campaign mode focusing on the battleground states.

Election 2012: What Happens If It's a Tie?

Polls show the presidential race is a dead heat. CBN News spoke with election expert Brian Darling about some of the unusual possibilities for this year's race.

Candidates Renew Attacks in Battleground States

With the election now just days away, both candidates are criss-crossing battleground states in an effort to win votes in a race that remains tight.

Baptist Leader Richard Land Endorses Mitt Romney

Richard Land has never publicly supported a presidential candidate, but he said this is the most crucial election since Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860.

Most Americans Trust Romney to Break Gridlock

A new Associated Press-GFK poll shows 47 percent think the Republican challenger will be able to work with Democrats to move the country forward.