December 2013 Headlines

Midterm 2014: GOP, Dems Their Own Worst Enemy?

Problems with Obamacare could help them keep the House of Representatives and win control of the Senate, but internal bickering could be their downfall.

Congress, President's Approval Rating Plummeting

An AP-Times Square New Year's Eve poll shows that only 34 percent of Americans think the nation is headed in the right direction.

Millennials Turn Sour on President Obama

Young people are abandoning President Barack Obama in big numbers, according to a new poll by the Harvard University Institute of Politics.

Obamacare 'Fix' Could Cause More Problems

Last month President Barack Obama offered a "fix" to people who have lost their insurance coverage because of Obamacare.

White House Bid? Huckabee's Openness to Run Again

At a private event with pastors recently, former Gov. Mike Huckabee's speech sounded like a GOP primary rally. Will he throw his hat in the ring again for the White House?

Religious Persecution Bill Step Closer to Being Law

A measure that would help protect persecuted Christians is one step closer to becoming a law.

Gitmo Detainees' Freedom Near Under Bipartisan Deal

Half of the terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay could be closer to heading home under a new congressional deal.

Obama Foreign Affairs Ratings Top Domestic Ones

Americans think President Obama does a little better abroad than here at home, according to a new Associated Press--GfK poll.

Senate Passes Budget, Bill Goes to President

Congress passes bill easing across-the-board spending cuts and threat of future shutdowns.

Whites House Clamping Down on NSA Surveillance

What most Americans consider a huge invasion of privacy may soon disappear if an Obama Administration panel suggestions are carried out.

Senate Dems Defeat GOP to Confirm Jeh Johnson

The U.S. Senate confirm Jeh Johnson as the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, handily bypassing any Republican opposition.

Wastebook Highlights $30 Billion of 'Stupid Spending'

A modest budget deal that has created a lot of buzz about bipartisanship in Washington is set to go before the full Senate today.

Bill Threatens Christian Television Stations

A bill recently re-introduced in Congress may do away with Christian and local TV programming.

NSA Spy Program Hurting American Tech Companies

Leaders of the country's largest technology firms have warned the president the NSA spying programs damage their reputations and could hurt the economy.

Federal Reserve Bank Celebrates 100 Years

The Federal Reserve Bank commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act Monday.

Judge: NSA Spying on Americans 'Orwellian'

Rebuking the Obama administration's spy program, a federal judge ruled the NSA's collection of American phone records is unconstitutional.

Noem: Ministering My 'Biggest Job' in Washington

She has been called the "Sarah Palin of the Prairie." But Rep. Kristi Noem is blazing her own trail, making her mark not just within the GOP but in the kingdom of God.

Budget Deal Drop in the Bucket of Problems

Members of the Republican-controlled House gave approval to the budget plan, but supporters of the deal may need a "hail Mary" pass to win in the Senate.

Obamacare Signups Fall Short of Expectations

Far fewer people are signing up for Obamacare than the White House anticipated.

Bipartisan Budget Deal Averts Gov't Shutdown

In a rare act of bipartisanship, House Republicans and Democrats voted overwhelmingly in favor of a budget deal.

Kerry to Lawmakers: Stop New Sanctions on Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry is asking lawmakers to refrain from imposing new sanctions on Iran.

James Dobson Files Suit against Obamacare

"Family Talk" founder and radio host James Dobson is suing the federal government over the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate.

President Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low

President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped to a new low, and his negative ratings are dragging down other Democrats, too.

Skeptics Say 'Hold Applause' on Bipartisan Budget

The president lauding a bipartisan budget deal aimed at avoiding another government shutdown. But some wonder whether it's good for taxpayers or will mean more spending.

Military Sexual Assault Reforms Dropped from Bill

Lawmakers have reached an agreement on the 2014 National Defense Bill, but it doesn't include a key proposal to help crack down on sexual assault in the military.

Dems Use 'Nuclear Option' to Tilt Appeals Court

Senate Democrats are starting to use the new power they granted themselves to stack America's top appeals court with President Barack Obama's nominees.

Fmr Advisor: Obamacare Debacle 'Misunderstanding'

The chief architect of Obamacare said Americans misunderstood what the President meant when he vowed Americans could keep their doctors.

Harry Reid Exempts His Staffers from Obamacare

Democratic Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid has exempted his staffers from buying insurance through Obamacare.

White House Admits Obama Briefly Lived with Uncle

The White House has changed its story after claiming last year that the president never met his Kenyan uncle, a man who violated U.S. immigration laws for five decades.

Social Security Fraud at All Time High

A man fakes dementia in order to claim social security disability. Another man illegally enters the United States then poses as a disabled veteran in order to do the same.

GOP: Obamacare Financially Unsustainable

Republicans on Capitol Hill are continuing their investigation into the failed debut of the president's health care law.

Chamber Fights Unprecedented Red Tape under Obama

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it's going to use every resource at its disposal to fight the growing number of federal regulations.

Democrats Want Tighter Restrictions on Gun Parts

Democrats want to mandate that metal components become a permanent part of any gun, as opposed to a removable part of a gun.

Issa Accuses FBI of Blocking IRS Scandal Inquiry

The congressman leading the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service is accusing the FBI of blocking the inquiry.

 

Supreme Court Rejects Liberty's Obamacare Appeal

The Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit from Liberty University fighting the birth control coverage mandate in Obamacare.