January 2009 Headlines
A pro-life ad depicting President Obama as an unborn child will not run during Sunday's Super Bowl game.
CBNNews.com - Mississippi is being called "the most religious state" in the country.
WASHINGTON - New numbers released this morning more clearly reveal the extent of the economic crisis. One economist calls it a "bloodbath."
Same-sex marriage opponents harassed for supporting Proposition 8 will not be allowed to keep records of their donations to the ballot measure anonymous.
While the upcoming stimulus package has dominated domestic headlines, much of the rest of the world is focused on Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum. Though President Obama is not personally attending, the U.S. has been a convenient scapegoat for many global leaders, including China's Premier Wen Jiabao. During today's talks, Wen blasted the U.S. indirectly by references to "inappropriate macroeconomic policies of some countries" coupled with "prolonged low savings and high consumption." A lack of banking regulations was also on Wen's list of grievances. It doesn't take a political genius to catch the blatant reference to the U.S. despite discussing it specifically. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was far more specific in his criticism of China's currency valuation last week. Despite these disagreements, the trade relationship between the U.S. and China remains far too significant to the respective economies, not to mention the global financial system, to let these remarks cause much friction between the two countries. The Beijing government has a staggering $2 trillion dollars in U.S. debt, so a failing U.S. economy or weakened dollar would not bode well for China. Similarly, a strong protectionist stance from either country could have detrimental results for both. With so many joint interests, Chinese and U.S. leaders should mutually benefit from increased cooperation.
Oral Roberts University officials have finally chosen a new president, since the founder's son resigned from that role last year amid allegations of misspending.
Former Evangelical pastor Ted Haggard has a new job these days, making the media publicity rounds to promote a new HBO documentary about him scheduled to air Thursday night.
CBNNews.com - TEHERAN, Iran - An aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran rejects the new US administration's call to halt its nuclear program.
More than a million people found themselves without electrical power, Thursday, after an icy winter storm blasted its way across the country from the Southern Plains to the East Coast.
Economic trouble has forced Crystal Cathedral, the church founded by Rev. Robert A. Schuller, to lay off members of its pastoral staff and put two properties up for sale.
Every day thousands of students skip school in the U.S., but some are making it more difficult for kids to fail.
CBNNews.com - Imagine something as routine as going to church and being caught in the middle of a shooting spree.
DENVER - Just more than a year ago, shootings rocked two Colorado Christian communities killing four and injuring several more.
CBNNews.com- A legislation that is making it easier for women and others to sue for pay discrimination, is awaiting President Obama's signature.
A Kernersville, North Carolina woman has chosen to forgive the abductors, who kidnapped her at gunpoint.
CBNNews.com - A Christian school that disciplined students for their homosexual behavior won a legal victory Monday.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's home church is reopening for services this Sunday.
CBNNews.com - More than a million people are without power as a massive winter storm covered the Northeast, Wednesday.
It has become a winter ritual. For 35 years, Americans opposed to abortion have been marching on Washington on January 22 -- the day the United States Supreme Court ruled that abortion was legal.
Popular retailer Target Corp. is the latest company to join in recent layoffs and closings.
CBNNews.com - U.S. based non-profit organizations now have an easier way to direct their resources to those in need around the world.
CBNNews.com - It may be a few months longer until America makes the full switch-over to digital television.
On the al-Aribiya news channel Tuesday, the President said he wants to repair relations between the U.S. and Muslims, calling for a new partnership between the two. "My job," Obama told the Dubai-based network, "is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled w
CBNNews.com - While Hollywood is the center of the movie industry, there's an East Coast phenomenon quickly becoming the 'Christian' movie capital. And it's all happening at a church in Albany, Georgia.
A new HBO documentary has stirred up more allegations against former Evangelical pastor Ted Haggard for sexual misconduct and New Life Church in Colorado Springs where he served.
CBNNews.com - The Christian blockbuster hit "Fireproof" will be released on DVD Tuesday.
The daughter of the late gospel singer-songwriter Joyce "Dottie" Rambo is suing the bus driver and owner of the tour bus Rambo was leasing when she was killed in an accident last May.
Millions of babies have been aborted in this country since abortion was legalized in 1973. And the battle has been raging ever since.
Several big companies are announcing massive layoffs in the coming months, hoping to "align production with market demand" in the country.
An Episcopalian priest who openly accepts the homosexual community in his congregation shocked millions of Oprah Winfrey Show viewers, this month, when he proclaimed "being gay is a gift from God."
The pilot who landed a US Airways jet in the Hudson River Jan. 15 has finally broken his silence.
In his first week of office, President Obama set a disappointing tone for pro-life advocates by overturning the Mexico City Policy, which bans federal funding of abortion around the world.
CBNNews.com - Public school students in Illinois will no longer be allowed to take a moment of silence at the start of classes, a judge has ruled.
CBNNews.com - A new survey shows most Protestant church-goers are open to a variety of denominations other than the one they currently attend.
More parents are deciding to have their children taught at home as opposed to in a traditional school environment, a new report revealed.
CBNNews.com - CBN News sat down with one of the musicians performing at this weekend's Inaugural Prayer brunch.
A recent study reveals just how important a sound family environment and regular worship activities can be to a child's upbringing.
A Texas high school girl's basketball team that won a game 100-0 now has "blowout remorse."
An American biotech company is about to start the world's first study using human embryonic stem cells.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - If you walk through any big city in America these days, there's a good chance you're being watched.
The Brody File has learned that President Obama WILL NOT issue an executive order today that would have reversed a Bush administration policy which bans federal money by non-governmental agencies that provide abortions overseas. It’s called the Mexico City Policy. Go to the end of this blog to read more from White House Producer Laura Robertson on this policy. A source with knowledge of the situation says the fact that Obama will not issue this executive order today (on the same day of the huge March for Life rally in DC) sends a strong signal to religious leaders across the political spectrum that President Obama wants to set a different tone in Washington.
Sadly, no matter what approach the new U.S. administration takes, the Iranian regime simply will not give up its quest for a nuclear bomb. Period. For Ahmadenijad, Khameini and co., it is a religous obligation. Nevertheless, here's more on potential new approaches, from AP:
President Bush's daughters, Jenna and Barbara, wrote Sasha and Malia Obama a friendly letter in the Wall Street Journal with some heartfelt hints on how to enjoy their time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON, DC - Israel expects to receive confirmation soon on the appointment of former Democratic Senator George Mitchell as the US Middle East envoy.
The inauguration of President Barack Obama, Tuesday, was both a historical and ceremonial event for America.
More than a million people crammed onto the National Mall, Tuesday, to witness the swearing-in of the nation's first black president.
WASHINGTON - More than one million people jammed into the National Mall Tuesday to welcome the new president.
President Barack Obama's inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue was a chilly one, but for the thousands who braved the cold, it was a celebration to remember.
CBNNews.com - Barack Obama's campaign promoted change but today he opts for something historic.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama may be the one taking the oath to become leader of the free world, but millions of eyes will be on his wife, Michelle.
CBNNews.com - On Sunday, President-Elect Barack Obama and his family attended church at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Northwest Washington D.C.
Officials are expecting more than a million people to come to Washington D.C. to withness the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, Tuesday, Jan. 20.
A new nationwide study says a majority of Americans pick and choose their religious beliefs, effectively customizing their religion rather than adopting beliefs taught by a church.
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge will allow President-elect Barack Obama to continue using the words "so help me God" when he takes the oath of office Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni left for Washington Thursday evening to seek a commitment by the US on an agreement meant to prevent Hamas from rearming.
WASHINGTON - Investigators are now trying to locate both engines of the US Airways plane that crashed into the Hudson River, Thursday.
Lawmakers supporting the constitutional amendment that ended same-sex marriage in California are urging the state's Supreme Court to uphold the ban.
Many are calling the recent emergency landing by US Airways Flight 1549, "the miracle on the Hudson."
Officials say it's a miracle all 155 passengers on a US Airways flight from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, N.C. survived, Thursday.
Can common ground be found on ending the culture war in America? A group called Third Way believes it can make a difference.
WASHINGTON - From 27 below zero in Iowa to 40 below in Maine the brutal cold that hit the Midwest earlier this week is now heading east.
Well-known prophetic minister and founder of Master Potter Ministries Jill Austin died Friday, Jan. 9., from surgery complications. She was 60.
CBNNews.com - Incoming White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says Barack Obama will get rid of the controversial "Don't ask, Don't tell" policy on gays in the military.
With two embattled money managers fighting to stay out of prison, many are questioning the security of their investments.
Pro-life supporters say a new healthcare bill introduced last week in the Senate could provide millions more dollars to the abortion industry.
WASHINGTON - The forecasters call it "dangerously cold weather." That's what's already blasting the Midwest, and now it's the East Coast's turn.
Organizers of the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast are calling out to the body of Christ to join together with them as they pray for the new President and the nation's revival.
WASHINGTON - A collection of atheists, non-theists and secularists are trying to get God knocked out of the upcoming inauguration.
About four million more children would receive government-provided health care under a bill passed by the House today.
CBNNews.com - Marriage Amendments have become one of the most effective tools to protect traditional marriage in our country.
CBNNews.com - Gas prices have continued to rise in the past six weeks, jumping an average of 10 cents in the last week alone to $1.78 for a gallon of regular.
Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, one of America's most influential voices in unifying conservative Catholics and Protestant evangelicals, died Wednesday. He was 72.
Supporters of the ballot measure that ended same-sex marriage in California are fighting to put an end to harrassment against them since the ban was passed last November.
Roughly 2 million people make New Year's resolutions each year, but how many actually stick to them?
Several recent studies have shown that American students are alarmingly ignorant about U.S. history and world events.
You have to check out this video. It was sent exclusively to The Brody File.
CBNNews.com - Americans looking to buy a home or refinance their mortgage are getting some good news. Mortgage rates have fallen to a record low for the fourth straight week.
More court arguments were heard, Wednesday, in a case that could affect the rights of Christian school officials to discipline students based on Christian beliefs.
New York State is now a little closer to a vote on gay marriage.
More than 1,000 people gathered in Washington, Wednesday, to show their solidarity with Israel.
With the economy in recession, the Internal Revenue Service is offering a new leniency program for taxpayers who are in a financial struggle.
The new Democratic controlled Congress opened for business with a bang, Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama wants an economic stimulus package worth nearly as much as $800 billion. That hefty price tag means he'll have to sell both Congress and the public on his plan. Click play to hear Pat Robertson's comments following this CBN News report.
It's a new year, and many Americans are glad to put last year's bad economic news behind them.
The atheist known for trying to remove the phrase "one nation under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance also wants to ban references to God during the Presidential inauguration.
CBNNews.com - A history making election season. An economy on the skids. Political rock stars and a Christian music star's unimaginable grief.
The Gideons are celebrating a 100-year milestone.