Most Popular 2009 CBN News Stories

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A new presidency. A faltering economy. A contentious health care debate. Swine Flu fears. Religious freedoms. How to improve your health.

These are just a few of the stories that grabbed your attention this year.

While the following list is in no way exhaustive, here are this year's top 10 most important topics to you, our viewers. CBN News reported on each of these in-depth throughout 2009.

Click each title to go into the section for links to the full stories.


1. Christian Rights/Freedoms
Topping the list of most important subjects to our viewers were stories concerning the freedom to exercise and talk about faith, a freedom many Christians fear is under attack.

2. Your Health
CBN News health stories have always been widely popular with you. This year was no exception. The health stories we brought you dominated in popularity throughout the year.

3. The Economy & Money Tips
For many struggling Americans, this year is one we can't wait to bid farewell. Throughout this year, CBN News has offered economic insight expert and advice on your money to help you in these financially challenging times.

4. National Health Care Debate
Health care reform has been at the top of President Obama's agenda, even as many across the nation have expressed doubts over its effectiveness or necessity in a time of economic downturn.

5. President Obama's first year
As a presidential candidate, the junior senator from Illinois was a political rock star. But after nearly a full year in the White House, Obama the President faced sagging opinion polls as he initiated a contentious, drawn-out debate on a major health care overhaul, deliberated on a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, and confronted more job losses on the home front.

6. Rifqa Bary & Islam's Influence
During the summer, a young Ohio girl fled to Florida from her Muslim parents, claiming she feared for her life because she converted to Christianity. CBN News followed her story, in addition to bringing you other hard-hitting reports on Islam around the world, how it is spreading, its impact, and where the light of the Gospel is breaking through.

7. Gay Rights
Pivotal battles over marriage and the homosexual agenda took shape across the nation, with gay activists claiming the tide has turned in their favor. Check out these key highlights CBN News reported on this year on the advancement of the gay rights agenda, the fight within the Church, various custody battles involving ex-gays, and more.

8. Sarah Palin Goes 'Rogue'
While Sarah Palin may have resigned as Alaska's governor -- she has no less from the national spotlight. Her new book, Going Rogue, continues to top the charts. CBN News spoke with the former vice presidential candidate as she began her tour on a range of topics, most importantly, her faith.

9. Climate Change
Many fear global warming is the greatest threat to mankind. But recent scandal and the inability of world leaders to come to significant agreements have left many Americans cooling to the idea altogether.

10. H1N1 Swine Flu Scare
CBN News followed the world-wide outbreak of H1N1, also known as the "swine flu." We reported extensively on what health experts said you should do to protect yourself and your family from infection.

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