August 2008 Headlines

Dems Update Platform on Abortion

DENVER - The Democratic Party has high hopes this year of reaching some pro-life voters. Their selling point: an updated platform that pushes the need to reduce abortions.

McCain Announces Strong Pro-Life VP Pick

Sen. John McCain made a surprise pick for a running mate, choosing a self-described hockey-mom from Alaska, known for her staunch conservative credentials.

Touchdown! Obama Tackles Policy, Image

DENVER - In a speech that many are calling historic, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama spoke to more than 80,000 people at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado.

Obama Accepts Nomination on Historic Day - Standing before a crowd of more than 80,000 people gathered in the home of the Denver Broncos, Sen. Barack Obama secured his place in history Thursday night by accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president.

Al Gore Urges Dems to Vote for Change

Former Vice President Al Gore urged Democrats to seize the opportunity for change by electing their candidate for president.

GOP Remains Critical of Obama

Republicans have been in Denver all week, and remained quick to attack Sen. Barack Obama and his party.

Obama Set to Give Historic Speech

DENVER - Tonight, history will be made when Barack Obama accepts the Democratic presidential nomination in front of 80,000 people at the home of the Denver Broncos.

Obama Nomination: MLK's Dream Fulfilled?

DENVER - It comes as no surprise that blacks comprise some of Barack Obama's strongest supporters. But many African Americans say their support isn't just about race.

Biden Confident in Obama's Experience

Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden said he is confident he and Barack Obama can provide the leadership and foreign policy experience the White House needs.

Bill Clinton: Obama is Ready to Lead

Former President Bill Clinton delivered a firm endorsement of Barack Obama for president Wednesday night, saying in no uncertain terms that Obama "is ready to be President of the United States."

Giuliani Warns Voters of Obama's Experience

Rudy Giuliani is among the Republicans in Denver making their case against Barack Obama.

So. Baptist to Hold Election Prayer Drive

Southern Baptists, the largest Christian denomination in the U.S., are putting together a massive pre-election prayer vigil.

Pro-Life Dem Stumps for Obama

Abortion has been a big issue outside of the Democratic National Convention this week. There have been protests and arrests.

Pelosi Criticized on Abortion Comments

Catholic church leaders are speaking out against the Democrats' support for abortion.

Clinton Does Her Part to Unify Dems

DENVER - The key goal this week at the Democratic National Convention has been to unify the party -- and Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton tried to do her part.

Republicans Stump for McCain in Denver

Some high-profile Republicans are in Denver this week to defend Sen. John McCain.

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Makes Appearance at Dem's Party

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama made his first live appearance at his party's convention Wednesday night, one day before he is scheduled ot make his acceptance speech.

Clinton Speech Still Not Enough for Some

The Democrat's party in Denver this week may be for presidential candidate Barack Obama, but Tuesday night it was all about his former political opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Clinton: 'I Support Barack Obama'

DENVER - Hillary Rodham Clinton declared in a Democratic National Convention speech that the man who defeated her in a bitter, drawn-out primary battle "is my candidate and he must be our president."

Records Linking Obama to Radical Released

The University of Chicago-Illinois has opened records that link Senator Barack Obama to 1960s-era radical Bill Ayers.

Thousands Protest Dems' Abortion Stance

Thousands of people gathered outside the Democratic National Convention in Denver Monday for a vigil against abortion.

Gay Activist Packs Message for Denver

DENVER - One of the country's wealthiest gay activists is in Denver unveiling his national strategy.

Will Hillary Supporters Back Obama?

DENVER - The Democratic National Convention's first act is over and today, for a short time, the spotlight moves from Barack Obama to his former opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

WEB EXTRA: Carter Featured at DNC, Makes Appearance

Several videos were played Monday night at the Democratic National Convention including one featuring the devestation of Hurricane Katrina with former President Jimmy Carter featured in the video.

Pro-Life Senator Stumps for Obama

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Jr., a Democrat, is known for being strongly pro-life and has publicly stated his support for overturning Roe v. Wade.

Dems Prepare for Invesco Field

After tonight, the Democratic National Convention heads to Denver's Invesco Field for Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

Michelle Obama Speaks Day One of DNC

Michelle Obama was greated by thousands of cheering Democrats who' waited all evening to hear her speak. Before taking the stage, she was featured in a video narrated by her mother and then introduced by her brother who gave a brief speech about his little sister.

GOP Opens 'War Room' at Dem Convention

Although the spotlight will shine brightly on the Democratic National Convention, Republicans are not taking the week off.

Behind-the-Scenes at the Dem Convention -- DENVER -- CBN News political team is currently in Denver covering the Democratic National Convention. Most of the major speeches will be held in the Pepsi Center.

Democrats Ready to Party in Denver

WASHINGTON - The party for the Democratic Party is on after weeks of preparations.

WEB EXTRA: Speaker Nancy Pelosi at DNC

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was among the keynote speakers at the first night of the Democratic National Convention.

Catholic Vote Larger than Evangelical?

The evangelical Christian vote has been getting a lot of attention in this year's presidential race.

McCain, Obama Bare Souls at Saddleback

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama shaking hands, in public, as the presumptive presidential nominees of their respective parties.

Poll Shows McCain Gaining Momentum

New polls show John McCain has gained momentum in the presidential race.

McCain's Prospect VP List Gains Critcism

Sen. John McCain has been floating around a list of vice presidential candidates, but his choices are drawing criticism from some conservatives.

McCain, Obama Talk Values at Forum

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Senators Barack Obama and John McCain sat in the hot seat Saturday night as they each answered some tough questions from Pastor Rick Warren.

Candidates to Talk on Jesus, Abortion

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Christian voters across the country are anxiously waiting to see what will happen at Saturday's Civil Forum at Saddleback Church.

McCain Has Best Fundraising Month Ever

Both presidential candidates have been spending huge amounts of cash on television commercials during the broadcasts of the Olympic games.

McCain: Abortion Rights Veep Possible

Republican presidential candidate John McCain is floating the idea of picking a running mate who supports abortion rights.

Dem Platform Calls for DOMA Repeal

The proposed Democratic Party platform is calling for a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and the removal of the current military policy banning gays from serving openly.

Dem Platform Endorses Abortion?

A Democratic panel has issued a strong endorsement of abortion in the party's platform for this election year.

Bill Clinton to Address Dems at Convention

Former President Clinton will deliver a speech on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, just before the as-yet-to-be-named running mate for Barack Obama gives their address, Party officials have said.

Obama Fatigue? Poll Shows Voters Tired

With three months to go before Election Day, nearly half of voters say they're tired of hearing about Sen. Barack Obama.

Sen. Clinton Wants Her Delegates Heard

Sen. Hillary Clinton wants her delegates to be heard at the upcoming Democratic convention.

Obama a Threat to Marriage Defense Act?

If Barack Obama becomes President, he could join with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to try and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

Candidates Slam Each Other's Energy Plans

All this week, McCain and Barack Obama have been driving home the same message: America needs to overhaul its energy policy. And in the past several days, they've been just as busy criticizing each other's plans.

New McCain Ad Highlights Independence

GOP candidate John McCain is highlighting his independence and his "maverick" credentials in a new TV commercial Tuesday, along with issues that show he is different from President Bush.

Lawmakers Battle over the Fairness Doctrine

Monday marked the 21st anniversary of the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine.

GOP Stands Firm on Offshore Drilling

Gas prices may be inching back, but the battle over offshore drilling is getting hotter than ever.

Bush Criticizes Congress on Energy Crisis

Read below for this week's radio address from the president, verbatim.

McCain, Obama Battle over Energy Solutions

WASHINGTON - As tapped-out consumers cut back on expenses to pay rising fuel tabs, the energy debate dominates the campaign trail.  Democrat Barack Obama is chastising oil companies for raking in profits, as Americans fork over $4.00 per gallon for gas at the pump. Click play to hear Gordon Robertson's comments following this CBN News report.

Lead Banned from Toys and Kids' Goods

A bill aimed at improving toy safety appears headed for the President's desk.