February 2009 Headlines
WASHINGTON - Each month economists search for signs the economy is stabilizing and each month come up empty handed.
Parts of President Obama's newly released budget outline is raising controversy among wealthier Americans.
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd is warning President Obama to limit the power he has given to his newly appointed White House "czars."
CBNNews.com - Three trillion plus. That's the price tag of President Obama's first budget.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before Congress Wednesday for the first time.
Today the Senate voted to ban the FCC from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.
CBNNews.com - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal led the Republican countercharge to President Barack Obama's plans for the economy Tuesday night, telling a television audience that the President's measures were "irresponsible."
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - In a position to command the attention of Congress, President Barack Obama used his first address to talk directly to the American people.
CBNNews.com - President Obama will pitch his agenda to the country tonight in a joint session of Congress amid growing job losses, home foreclosures, and businesses shutting down.
President Obama is vowing to cut the trillion dollar federal deficit in half by the end of his first term.
THE WHITE HOUSE - President Barack Obama told the nation's governors today that his administration will quickly release $15 billion from the stimulus package to help them cover the rising costs of Medicaid.
CBNNews.com - The government will examine 20 of America's biggest banks this week to see just how strong their financial situation is.
Eric Holder, the nation's first black attorney general, has some harsh words about race relations in America.
President Obama does not want to bring back the "fairness doctrine."
CBNNews.com - President Obama vowed, Wednesday, to help homeowners who "played by the rules and acted responsibly," yet still fell victim to America's mortgage crisis.
CBNNews.com - With the stroke of his pen, President Obama sealed, Tuesday, what could become the hallmark of his administration.
CBNNews.com - Washington is discussing one option for helping the financial system: nationalizing at least some major banks.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON -- Loaded with all the bells and whistles, automakers at a car show in Chicago put their best and newest toys on display. But underneath the shiny surface, they are sounding the alarm.
Congress is hoping to send the $790 billion stimulus package to President Obama's desk as soon as this weekend.
Even as Congress reached a deal over President Obama's now $790 billion stimulus plan, Wednesday, opponents continued to rally against the bill and its hefty price tag.
While Congress debated over the stimulus package, Wednesday, eight of the nation's top bankers faced grilling on Capitol Hill for how they've handled their bailout billions.
CBNNews.com - In his prime-time news conference Monday, President Barack Obama said he was looking forward to "constructive dialogue" with Iran and other countries.
Even with President Obama's vows for more bi-partisan policies, only three Republicans between the House and Senate approved of his stimulus bill that passed, Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - One of the Republicans who voted against the stimulus plan is South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.
CBNNews.com - The $838 billion economic recovery plan is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations.
President Barack Obama continued to take the case for his economic stimulus plan directly to Americans, Monday, bypassing the debate in Congress surrounding the bill to hold his first prime-time news conference less than one month into his presidency.
The debate over President Barack Obama's recent Department of Justice picks continued, Monday, as a law group claimed the confirmation process involving the nominees was being "rushed" to avoid opposition.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama faces a tough week in getting a divided Congress on board with his plan to boost the troubled economy.
First lady Michelle Obama continued her visits to government agencies, Monday, stopping at the Department of the Interior to thank workers for their "service to this nation."
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was near the top of President Barack Obama's list of candidates to head the Health and Human Services Department, a senior administration official said Saturday.
WASHINGTON -- Unemployment is rising and the economy is getting weaker, so President Obama is pushing harder than ever for his economic stimulus plan.
Several conservative leaders are voicing concern over three of President Obama's Justice Department picks, claiming their backgrounds show a history of support for pornography, abortion, and assisted suicide.
President Barack Obama, trying to get the nation's distressed economy back on track, appointed an outside group of advisors Friday to help him.
The Senate has rejected an attempt to strip language out of the economic stimulus bill that would prevent colleges and universities from using the federal funding for religious purposes.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - Both Republican and Democrat Senate moderates are working to cut as much as $100 billion from economic stimulus legislation and clear the way for the bill's passage.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is warning that terrorists are likely to launch a nuclear or biological attack in the near future.
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Wednesday night to give a tax break of up to $15,000 to homebuyers in hopes of revitalizing the housing industry, a victory for Republicans eager to leave their mark on a mammoth economic stimulus bill at the heart of President Barack Obama's recovery plan.
First lady Michelle Obama said, Wednesday, that stopping foreclosure and keeping people in their homes is critical to her and the President.
CBNNews.com - A group of mayors from around the country met in Washington today with a strong message for lawmakers still at odds over the stimulus bill, cities are hurting and people need to get back to work.
President Obama's stimulus bill contains a little-noticed provision that would prevent Christian colleges and universities from using stimulus money for religious purposes, like upgrading facilities for religious instruction or worship.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - The White House is announcing a plan to cap pay for executives at half-a-million dollars in some of the firms receiving government rescue money.
CBNNews.com - Former Senator Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination to be secretary of Health and Human Services, Tuesday, after problems with back taxes weakened his chance for confirmation.
WASHINGTON - At $885 billion few would disagree that the stimulus legislation before the Senate is a whopper of a bill.
CBNNews.com - First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Department of Education today, urging staff members to roll up their sleeves, and get to work.
WASHINGTON - Despite virtually non-existant support from Republicans, President Barack Obama remains confident about his economic stimulus package saying that "very modest differences'" shouldn't impede swift passage. In his quest to push the bill through, the President joined forces Monday with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, the Republican vice chairman of the National Governors Association. "If I were writing it, it might look at little different," said Douglas. "But the essence of a recovery package is essential to get the nation's economy moving." More Than GOP Raising Eybrows