John Waage


John Waage has covered politics and analyzed elections for CBN New since 1980, including primaries, conventions, and general elections. 

He also analyzes the convulsive politics of the Middle East.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Israeli Film Festival Hopes for More Faith Films

For three weeks, Israeli filmmakers have showcased their works in Los Angeles as part of this week's 29th Israeli Film Festival. In the future the organizers hope to include more films about faith.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hollywood, Church Honor Late Actor Dean Jones

Friends and family members gathered Saturday at Church on the Way in Van Nuys to honor the life of Dean Jones.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Jeb Bush on Faith, Government, and His Campaign Shake-up

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush headlined a Presidential Forum at Regent University where talked about how his proposals for turning the country around are deeply rooted in his faith.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Opinion: Palestinian Terrorists Aiming to Replace ISIS as 'Chief Butchers'?

Both Arab and Israeli observers of the daily stabbing attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities say the terrorists seem to be modeling their attacks after the beheadings conducted by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Why Christians Should Care about Joseph's Tomb Attack

Palestinian youths torched Joseph's Tomb near the city of Nablus Thursday. This is just the latest in a series attacks against one of the most revered sites in the Jewish faith, and it should also mean a great deal to Christians as well.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Nancy Spielberg Films Soar ‘Above & Beyond’

Steven Spielberg's latest, "Bridge of Spies," is drawing rave reviews and his sister, Nancy, has also received acclaim for a documentary she produced called "Above and Beyond."

Monday, September 21, 2015

King Abdullah: Muslim-Only Prayers on Temple Mount

Jordan's King Abdullah told a visiting group of Arab Israeli Knesset members there should be no right to pray for all non-Muslims on Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Abbas to Drop 'Bombshell' During UN Speech

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas said he plans to drop a "bombshell" at the end of his speech to the U.N. General Assembly later this month.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Abbas to Step Down? More Rumors Swirl in PA

Not all Palestinian officials are denying a report from earlier this week that Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will resign his post in the next two months because of fatigue.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Vatican Signs Treaty with 'State of Palestine'

For the first time, the Vatican on Friday signed a treaty with the Palestinians, naming the entity the "State of Palestine" rather than the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Israel strongly criticized the action.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Palestinians Push 'War Crimes' Charges Against Israel

The Palestinian Authority's foreign minister is visiting the Netherlands to present the International Criminal Court at The Hague with a file documenting alleged war crimes against Israel.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Assad Uses Chem Weapons as Syria Battles Spread

Syrian President Bashar Assad's army has used chemical weapons at least 29 times in the past year, according to testimony delivered Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Friday, May 29, 2015

ALS Claims Christian Filmmaker Russell Wolfe

Christian filmmaker Russell Wolfe, who was a driving force behind the highly successful independent film, "God's Not Dead," passed away Wednesday.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Americans Expect Media Bias in 2016 Coverage

By a large majority, Americans believe media coverage of the 2016 presidential race will be biased.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Scott Walker Meets Netanyahu, Herzog in Israel

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker met met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders, including opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog, in Jerusalem Tuesday.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

In the Heartland, Concerned Prayers for America

For the people gathered Thursday for the National Day of Prayer at McPherson's First Christian Church, concern for America's future and a plea for the Lord's forgiveness were high on the agenda.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Children of the Holocaust: Stars without a Heaven

This is Holocaust Remembrance week, 70 years after the Allies opened the Nazi death camps and found the vortex of 6 million Jewish dead.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Netanyahu: Iran Deal 'Dangerous to All Humanity'

The world's powers are pushing hard to meet Tuesday's deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, but Netanyahu warns Tehran is buiding an axis that is "dangerous to all humanity."

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Netanyahu Apologizes to Israeli Arabs, Not Leftists

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized Monday to members of Israel's minority communities, including Israeli Arabs, who were offended by remarks he made on election day.

Friday, March 20, 2015

White House Blasted for Playing Hardball with Israel

Since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's solid victory in the election, the Obama administration has threatened to pull U.S. support from Israel at the United Nations.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Do Israelis Really Want 'Anyone But Bibi?'

The polls say voters in Israel want "change." Sounds like America in 2008 when hundreds of millions went into a campaign mantra of "change" that would erase the "nightmare" created by eight years of George W. Bush.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Israeli Voters Divided, Christians Urged to Pray

The question of which parties and which leader Israel will choose to lead their next government in Tuesday's election is still very much up in the air.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

After Speech, Netanyahu Appears to Gain at Home

The first Israeli poll conducted after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress shows he may have gained slightly in the tight race to lead the next government.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Thank You, Israel, for Lending Us Bibi

Jews will soon celebrate Purim, a festival commemorating the deliverance of the Jews from an evil anti-Semite in Persia, ancient Iran, sought to annihilate them as a people.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As Anti-Semitism Rages, Christians Stand with Israel

At a Washington conference on extremism last week, President Obama claimed the world's terror threats were not rooted in Islam.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

World War III? ISIS Atrocities and Biblical Prophecy

As the Islamic State murders more Christians and other "infidels" and vows to take its holy war to Rome, what is their ultimate goal and how does this fit in with biblical prophecy?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Holocaust Survivor Wiesel Urges Obama to Hear Netanyahu

Elie Wiesel, an American Nobel Peace Prize winner and survivor of the Holocaust, is featured in a new full-page ad supporting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Iran to Congress.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Israel Summit Ends with Praise, Pledge to Prayer

Participants in the first gathering of FIRM, the Fellowship of Israel-Related Ministries, closed their three-day summit Friday evening.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Christians, Jews Urged to Unite as Ominous Era Dawns

A group of Christians and Messianic Jews is concerned about the growing hatred of Jews around the world.

Friday, January 30, 2015

US Taxpayers Funding Anti-Netanyahu Campaign?

Two U.S. lawmakers are investigating whether the president has "launched a political campaign" against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and whether U.S. taxpayers are helping to fund it.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pastor Saeed Letter Thanks President Obama

American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is imprisoned in Iran, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama thanking him for visiting his family last week.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pal. Authority Wages Diplomatic War against Israel

Despite a recent flare-up on the northern border, Israel has been relatively quiet since the Gaza war ended last summer.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Israel Blasts ICC War Crimes Probe

Israel has reacted strongly against a decision by the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes committed by Israel and the Palestinians during the fighting last summer in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Islamic Attacks Having Chilling Effect on Journalists

The terrorist attack in Paris is a bleak reminder that Western values are under assault, with journalists being front and center in that battle.

Friday, January 02, 2015

What's at Stake for Israel's Future this Year?

Palestinians are putting more diplomatic pressure on Israel, including attempts to forge ahead with war crimes charges against the Jewish state. What could all this mean for Israel's future?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kerry Won't Say if US to Veto Palestinian UN Resolution

Secretary John Kerry will not publicly address whether America will use its veto power in the U.N. Security Council to thwart unilateral Palestinian actions.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Netanyahu in Europe to Resist Palestinian Statehood Plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Rome Monday to meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Big Win for Netanyahu: Party Primaries Now Dec. 31

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at least partially silenced critics by winning a secret Likud vote Thursday to move the party's primaries up to December 31.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Israel, Palestinians Dispute PA Minister Autopsy

Israeli battalions and border police were in extra force one day after the death of Ziad Abu Ain. Witnesses say Israeli soldiers beat Palestinian cabinet member. But in a video, he appears to be having a heart incident.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Report: US Quietly Accuses Iran of Nuclear Violations

The U.S. has quietly accused Iran of shopping for some components of a plutonium bomb.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Film Honors U.S. Pilot Defenders of Israel

The remarkable story of the Machal pilots is the subject of a new Spielberg documentary--not Steven Spielberg, but his sister, Nancy.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Justice Dept. Emails Target Reporter Attkisson

When former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson delved into Fast and Furious, reported on the Obamacare rollout, and then tried to uncover the truth about Benghazi, something began to happen.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Palestinians Celebrate Jerusalem Synagogue Murders

As Israelis mourned the latest murders of four rabbis praying in their synagogue and buried the dead, some Palestinians took to the streets to celebrate the killings.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Senate Votes 'No' to Keystone Pipeline

The Democrat-controlled Senate defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Friday, November 14, 2014

FCC Sued over 'Questionable' Newsroom Study

Judicial Watch says it has filed suit against the FCC for access to "any and all records" pertaining to an FCC pilot study of how the news media make editorial decisions concerning story coverage.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Senators: Give Congress Role in US-Iran Deal

Two leading U.S. senators have called for the Obama administration not to ignore Congress in its pursuit of a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Senate Scoreboard: GOP Picks Up One More Seat

More than a week after Election Day, the Associated Press has declared Republican Dan Sullivan the winner in a closely contested U.S. Senate race over incumbent Democrat Mark Begich.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Israel's Hope: 'Hatikva' Turns 10

'Hatikva,' a poem set to an old Romanian folk tune, has echoed in the places where Jews gathered and shared the longing for a return to their covenant land.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Midterm Predictions: Obama Presidency On the Ballot

In a deeply divided nation, both Democrats and Republicans surprisingly agree on the central issue: the Obama presidency is on the ballot, even if he is not.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

White House Playing a Dangerous Game with Israel

If the White House isn't held to account for benign neglect of the world's most dangerous regimes at the expense of Israel, this nation and all its allies can expect to pay a much steeper price in chaos and disruption.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Not to Be Ignored: How Governor Races Could Shape US

The intense battle for the U.S. Senate has understandably dominated the country's attention for the 2014 midterm elections.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Control of the Senate Coming Down to the Wire

In just a little more than a week, all of the ballots counted in the 2014 Midterm Elections and a number of polls show the battle for control of the U.S. Senate is still very closely contested.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

PA Adviser Calls American Infant's Killer 'Heroic'

An adviser to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas has praised the terrorist who killed an American-Israeli baby and wounded seven others Wednesday in Jerusalem as a "heroic martyr."

Friday, October 03, 2014

House Presses Kerry on Iran Nuke Inspections

More than 80 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter to Secretary John Kerry raising concern about Iran's refusal to cooperate with nuclear inspectors.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Poll: Israelis Don't Trust Obama Foreign Policy

Nearly three in four Israelis do not trust President Obama to conduct U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Palestinians to UN: Set Israeli Pullout Deadline

P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas wants the U.N. Security Council to set a November 2016 deadline for a complete Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Report: Palestinian 'Death Boats' a Scandal

Hundreds of Palestinians are missing and may have drowned as boats carrying them away from the Gaza Strip sank in the Mediterranean.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dershowitz: US Attack Mirrors Israel Gaza Attack

The U.S. air attacks in Syria against ISIS have some strong similarities to Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip this summer, according to noted constitutional attorney and author Alan Dershowitz.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Senate Bill Makes Israel "Major Strategic Partner"

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill designating Israel as a "major strategic partner." 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Benghazi Committee Probes Lax Diplomatic Security

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing Wednesday to learn more about the lax security conditions in Libya that led to four Americans being killed.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Netanyahu: Fight ISIS, But Don't Neglect Iran

As the Obama administration gears up to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a warning on the anniversary of 9/11: Don't neglect the nuclear threat posed by Iran.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Ft. Hood Shooter Wants Islamic State Citizenship

Former army psychologist Nidal Hasan, convicted of the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting massacre, is asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Airstrikes Target Hamas, 'the Enemies of Peace'

Israel killed two top Hamas military leaders in its Gaza campaign, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated the terrorist group are "enemies of all civilized countries."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Airstrikes Resume as Hamas Rockets Pummel Israel

Hamas rocket fire forced Israelis to take shelter again on Wednesday after the terrorist group broke a ceasefire, triggering more Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Global Attacks on Jews Rise in Wake of Gaza Op

Incidents of hatred against Jews have jumped "dramatically" since Israel's Operation Protective Shield military campaign in the Gaza Strip, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Senators Call for Investigation of UN Agency

A bi-partisan group of U.S. senators has called for an investigation of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Israel Unmoved by UN Probe, Stands Ground on Hamas

Israel and Hamas are approaching the final hours of a three-day ceasefire, and Israeli leaders are warning the world they won't tolerate a terrorist enclave in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Syrian War Spillover Threatens Lebanese Territory

Sunni jihadist groups in Syria are waging war against Shiites and the national army in Lebanon, signaling that the Syrian civil war is spreading across the border.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Will Middle East Crisis Push Kerry Reset Button?

Despite the White House's bravado in the face of criticism, Obama advisers might at least consider pushing the re-set button on the current secretary of state.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Obama's Incomplete Message to Israel

The same day Palestinian terrorists launched rockets on Israeli civilian areas, Ha'aretz published an article by President Obama titled, "Peace is the Only Path to True Security for Israel." 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Group Files for Federal Hearing on 'Lost' IRS Emails

The group Judicial Watch filed a motion for a hearing on the "lost" emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS employees concerning the targeting of conservative groups.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Iraqi Christian Refugee: 'Our Future Is Unknown'

Thousands of Iraqi Christians are fleeing for their lives before the brutal onslaught of the ISIS jihadist army. Many refugees fear they'll never return.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kershaw's No-Hitter Makes Dodger Baseball History

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw set off celebrations in Dodger Stadium Wednesday after throwing the first no-hitter of his career.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Longest Day: WWII Vets Mark D-Day Anniversary

Friday marks 70 years since the landmark D-Day invasion that lead to the end of the Nazi regime during World War II.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Soldier: Bergdahl 'Deserted Us' to Find the Taliban

Political fallout is growing over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal in exchange for five Taliban leaders. The circumstances surrounding his capture are murky at best.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Embattled VA Chief Shinseki Resigns after Scandal

Despite Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki's promises that he can fix the broken VA health system, the president has accepted his resignation.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Israeli Warns Iran Could Get Nukes 'Quickly'

A top Israeli defense official warned this week that Iran could move "very quickly" to the breakout stage of nuclear weapons development.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jordan's Quiet Spring in the Land of the Bible

For a country planted in the center of the tumultuous Middle East, life seems surprisingly tranquil in the Kingdom of Jordan.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For Many, Common Core Standards Don't Add Up

The Oregon Education Association has asked that the state drop the tests for math and reading, saying they will harm students. But the state's education chief has refused.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Search for Nigerian Girls Generates Global Support

Governments around the world are offering to aid Nigeria in its efforts to locate the hundreds of school girls kidnapped the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Nigerian Leader Under Global Pressure to Find Girls

Nigeria's government says it's responding to a worldwide demand to free 276 Nigerian girls.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

General: Leaders Knew Benghazi Attack Wasn't over Video

Military leaders knew almost immediately the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, was a terror attack, not a response to an anti-Islamic video.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Round of Twisters Menace Southern States

Overnight, more deadly tornadoes swept through the South, with the hardest hit states being Mississippi and Arkansas.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NATO War Games Send Warning to Moscow

U.S. troops and NATO allies conducted separate military maneuvers in Europe as part of the strongest Western response so far to Russia's threat to Ukraine.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston Strong: Marathon a Race with Purpose

Thousands took to the streets Monday for one of the most famous races in the world, the Boston Marathon.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ukraine Danger Grows after Putin, Obama Talk

The White House expressed "grave concern" over Putin's support for pro-Russian militia in eastern Ukraine, after Obama and the Russian leader spoke Monday.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Deducting Some Misery from Tax Time

For many, one of the most stressful days of the year is just ahead. If you're one of the millions still scrambling to file, the IRS has a few suggestions that could help.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Russia to Ukraine: Crackdown Could Mean Civil War

Ukraine officials are seeking to regain control Tuesday after pro-Russia demonstrator seized control of government buildings in several cities in the country.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Palestinian UN Statehood Push Threatens Talks

Talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority appear to be hanging by thread again after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled his visit there. 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Midterm Elections a Steeper Hill for Democrats

With midterm elections just seven months away, polls show Republicans have a good chance to hold the House and take back the Senate.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Satellite Image May Hold Clues about Malaysia Jet

Officials call the sighting of debris off the coast of Australia, "The best lead so far" in the search for Malaysian airline flight 370.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Three Years: Syria's War the 'Worst Humanitarian Crisis'

What began as isolated protests against the Assad government has become what some have called the worst humanitarian crisis in modern times.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Critics: Obama Overtime Pay Mandate a 'Job Killer'

President Barack Obama will direct the Department of Labor to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Do Palestinians Really Want to Live Next to Israel?

For more than two decades, the United States has pushed for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Author Caroline Glick explains why that will never work.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Rand Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

Sen. Rand Paul came out on top, beating more than a dozen potential Republican candidates in the presidential straw poll at the CPAC conference.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sekulow: IRS Won't Come Clean on Scandal

Claims that the Internal Revenue Service has continued to target conservative and Tea Party groups aren't dying down.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Obamacare an Election 'Tsunami' Threat for Dems?

With elections coming up, Democrats face a tough battle: how to convince the country Obamacare isn't a disaster for millions of people who were happy with their old insurance.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CBO Warns Obamacare Will Cost Millions of Jobs

Obamacare will cost the nation 2.5 million workers over the next 10 years, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Christie Traffic Investigation a Media Diversion?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has begun turning over documents in the probe of a recent plot to block traffic near the George Washington Bridge.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rare Storm Buries Southern States, Freezes Traffic

Residents from the Gulf Coast to New Jersey are still digging out from a winter storm that paralyzed traffic, stranded drivers, and left at least three people dead.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Half of U.S. Frozen Again by Arctic Front

Another arctic blast is freezing residents in almost half of the United States.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Prospects for Syria Peace Talks Look Dim

World diplomats are in Switzerland trying to find a solution to Syria's deadly civil war.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snow, Arctic Cold Sweep Midwest, Eastern US

A massive winter storm is hammering the eastern part of the country Tuesday.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Winter Games a Danger Zone for Americans?

There are growing concerns about terror attacks at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, which are scheduled to begin Feb. 6.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NSA Monitoring Thousands of Computers Worldwide

The National Security Agency has bugged about 100,000 computers around the world, according to a new report by The New York Times.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Kerry Stresses US-Israel Bond amid Mideast Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry says if an Israeli-Palestinian agreement doesn't improve Israel's security, there shouldn't be a deal.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Drug Courts Helping Troubled Vets Off Streets

Drug problems and mental health issues haunt thousands of U.S. veterans, which sometimes leads to trouble with the law and landing them in jail.

Monday, October 28, 2013

White House Tries to Calm NSA Spying Furor

Revelations that the National Security Agency tapped the phones of world leaders has created an international headache for the president.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Obama: 'No Sugarcoating' Affordable Care Debacle

President Barack Obama is prescribing a major intervention on behalf of the government's failing Affordable Care signup system.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Americans' Patience Wears Thin as US Nears Default

President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders as a deeply divided capital looks for a way to end the partial federal government shutdown.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Brutish Park Service Treatment Outrages Americans

From coast to coast, stories of brutish behavior by members of the National Park Service during the government shutdown are cropping up and stirring grassroots anger.

Monday, October 07, 2013

US Raids in Africa Highlight al Qaeda Threat

Two anti-terrorist raids by U.S. Special Forces in very different regions of Africa produced mixed results this weekend.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Washington Would Feel Shutdown More than America

The Washington media elites and politicians are about as preoccupied with a potential government shutdown as they would be if Armaggedon were on the way.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kenya Claims Terrorist Standoff at Mall Nearing End

Kenya's interior minister said authorities are "very certain" that few, if any hostages remain in the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi.

Friday, September 20, 2013

House Dumps Obamacare, Keeps Gov't Running

There are no signs of a compromise in Washington as a fiscal showdown over Obamacare, the nation's budget, and the debt limit edges closer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What's Next after Obama Brakes on Syria Strike?

Leaders around the world are planning their next moves after President Barack Obama put temporary brakes on an military strike against Syria.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Diplomatic Solution Proposed for Syria to Avoid Strike

Secretary of State Kerry said Monday that Syria could avoid a U.S. strike if it turned its chemical weapons over to the international community within a week.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Obama Warns G-20 'Credibility at Stake' on Syria

President Barack Obama arrived in Europe Wednesday for the G-20 Summit, where he'll try to build international support for a military strike on Syria.

Monday, August 26, 2013

West Mulls Action on Syria; UN Inspectors Fired On

U.N. inspectors in Syria said they were fired upon "deliberately and multiple times" as they tried to investigate the scene of a chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Republicans Divided on Defunding Obamacare

As Obamacare comes closer to taking effect, some leading Republicans are refusing to back the defunding of the president's health insurance law.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Major League Baseball Suspends A-Rod for PED Use

Major League Baseball has officially banned Yankee's third baseman Alex Rodriguez, better known as "A-Rod," for an unprecedented 200 games, through the 2014 season.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Senators Put Surveillance Programs Under Microscope

National intelligence experts addressed concerns over the government's collection of Americans' phone records and other electronic data.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Graham Audit Prompts House to Widen IRS Probe

House Republicans say they may look into the use of audits against groups like the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Family Research Council.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

UK Healthcare Report Shocks, Angers Britain

Politicians and health officials in Britain are reacting to a blistering new report that suggests thousands may have died needlessly in British hospitals.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Immigration Bill Divides GOP Lawmakers

Immigration reform is one of the issues topping the list for Congress as it heads back to work after the Fourth of July holiday.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Republicans: IRS Official Waived 'Right to Be Silent'

House lawmakers say IRS official Lois Lerner violated her right to remain silent about the agency's targeting of conservative groups over their tax exemption status.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Will Immigration Reform Kill the Republican Party?

Senate Democrats say they'll get the votes this week to pass an immigration bill, but at least one senator admitted that bill will be "dead on arrival" in the House.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NSA Chief: Spying Program Foiled Terror Plots

The head of the National Security Agency led a parade of witnesses who described how the programs have helped foil at least 50 terrorist plots.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Turkish Crackdown Angers Protestors, Worries US

An angry quiet has settled in Taksim Square after protestors were attacked by police with water cannons Tuesday night.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

NSA Seizure of Verizon Phone Records 'Alarming'

The government is secretly collecting the phone records of millions of Americans who use Verizon service -- a move some call "alarming."

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Deadly Storms, Fire Menace Much of US

Damage assessments are underway again Monday across the Midwest after another round of devastating twisters left at least 13 people dead.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Pastor Youssef Shares Gospel in Muslim Indonesia

For three days, with music and prayer, Pastor Michael Youssef brought a message of God's love to Indonesians in the city of Jakarta.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Task Force Declares War on Over-Criminalization

Congress is beginning work to slash the federal criminal code, saying it's so large that every American over age 18 may've broken the law and not know it.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Syrian Chemical Threat Spurs Talk of US Action

A powerful blast rocked the Syria's capital city of Damascus, killing 13 people. It's the latest violence in a civil war that has killed more than 70,000 people.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Obama P. Parenthood Appearance Riles Pro-Lifers

President Obama will no longer deliver the keynote address at a huge Planned Parenthood fundraiser Friday but he's still speaking at the event.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Boston Suspect Charged, Grieving City Pays Respects

As federal prosecutors charged the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings, the city paid respects at the first funeral of a victim, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Army Officer Labels Conservatives 'Hate Groups'

An email sent by a United States Army officer identifies two conservative pro-family groups as "hate groups," and some members of the groups are demanding an apology.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Iranian Christians Face Captivity, Persecution

This week in Washington, DC, two Iranian Christian women told their own story of persecution at the hands of the Iranian authorities.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Conn., NRA Propose Different Gun Violence Solutions

In the wake of the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, state lawmakers have agreed on some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gay Marriage Part 2: High Court Takes Up DOMA

The big question before the Supreme Court Wednesday is whether or not the federal government should recognize gay unions and give benefits to gay couples.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Marriage on Trial: High Court Preps for Historic Cases

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in two major cases involving the same-sex marriage debate, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Calif. Bill Would Require Warrant for Email Searches

The federal plan to invade email privacy is sparking action at the state level. One California lawmaker has introduced a bill to protect electronic communications.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Most Don't Want US Involved in Israel-Palestinian Deal

Israel's new government was sworn in Monday, just two days before President Obama arrives on his first visit as president.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Obama Launches Sequester Charm Offensive

President Obama abandoned last week's take-no-prisoners strategy against Republicans on the sequester. By mid-week he was wining and dining GOP lawmakers.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Elliott Abrams: The Elusive Dream of Mideast Peace

As the president heads to Israel, many wonder why has there's been so little progress toward peace in the last 20 years. Former Bush adviser Elliott Abrams explains.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Cardinals Begin Process of Choosing New Pope

The Roman Catholic cardinals who will elect a new pope to succeed Benedict XVI have held their first meeting since the pope officially left office, Feb. 28.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Newly Minted Hagel Vows to Build US Foreign Ties

After squeaking through a brutal confirmation process, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is vowing to strengthen America's ties around the globe.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Death Toll in Syria Climbs with No End in Sight

The death toll from two years of fighting in Syria is approaching 70,000. That number jumped by dozens Thursday after a bombing in the heart of Damascus.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Leaked Immigration Plan Sparks More Conflict

White House officials are downplaying an immigration plan that was leaked to the media even as Republicans accuse the president of using the issue to gain political advantage.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Horse Meat Scandal Unsettles Europe

If you've ordered beef in Europe recently, there is a chance you have been eating horse or even donkey meat.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Baker Investigated for Refusing Gay Wedding Cake

An Oregon baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple is now the target of an investigation by the state attorney general.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Clinton Grilled on US Consulate Attack in Benghazi

More than four months after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced tough questions from lawmakers.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Clinton to Face More Questions in Algeria Aftermath

Algerian forces continue to scour the Sahara Desert in search of five missing foreigners from last week's natural gas plant attack by Islamist terrorists.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Death Toll in Algeria Siege Continues to Climb

The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in Algeria has climbed past 80.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Hagel Nomination Faces Tough Fight over Israel Record

The president is expected to nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Hagel faces stiff opposition from former colleagues for his views on Israel and Iran.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Family in Limbo after Russia Bans US Adoptions

Russia's president signed into law a ban on US adoption of  Russian orphans. That's creating heartbreak for some would-be parents who are now waiting for their child.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Election Predictions for 2012

CBN News offers its predictions for the 2012 races for the White House and Congress.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Gas Prices Dropping after Record Highs

Energy analysts say consumers could be looking at a drop in gasoline prices over the coming weeks.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pakistan Girl Shot by Taliban Treated in the UK

A 14-year-old Pakistani girl remains in critical condition and her skull and neck wounds are serious enough that authorities decided on a prolonged stay out of the country.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Congress Demands Answers on Libya Security Failures

Lawmakers are demanding answers on whether requests for more security in Libya were ignored and why the White House claimed the attack was sparked by an anti-Islam film.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Weak Economy Remains Top Issue for Voters

The jobless rate for September dropped 7.8 percent. For most Americans, the economy is easily the number one issue in the presidential election.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Possible 'Taxmageddon' Headed to the Middle Class

Families making between $40,000 and $60,000 a year may see taxes go up by $2,000 if numerous tax cuts are not renewed by Congress.

Monday, October 01, 2012

High Court Rejects Two Conservative Values Cases

On the first day of its new term, the Supreme Court has already dealt a blow to traditional marriage supporters.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

US Embassy Warns Women Missionaries in Egypt

Embassy urges caution after report of credible threat as House subcommittee holds up Obama Administation aid request for Egypt.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mideast Hackers Suspected of Hitting Top US Banks

Authorities are trying to find the source of a series of cyber attacks that have shut down online banking for thousands of Americans.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ahmadinejad to UN: 'Uncivilized Zionists' Threaten Iran

With U.S. and Israeli representatives boycotting the speech, Ahmadenijad said his country is threatened by "uncivilized Zionists."

Monday, September 24, 2012

Deadly Distraction? Election Eclipsing Muslim Crisis

The presidential race garnered the most headlines this weekend. What didn't get as much attention is the growing anti-U.S. sentiment in the Muslim world.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

King: Obama Admin. Mulling Release of Blind Sheik

Rep. Peter King says the White House is considering the release of the Blind Sheik, the man convicted of planning the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Gulf Residents Brace for Isaac with Katrina in Mind

Gulf residents are bracing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to be a hurricane by the time it makes landfall around the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dems on Defense as Ryan Flips Script on Medicare

Republicans are used to losing arguments with Democrats over Medicare, but the tables appear to have turned.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Church Comforts Sikh Temple Shooting Survivors

Christians are extending a hand to their Sikh neighbors in Oak Creek, Wis., following Sunday's massacre at their temple.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Memorials Continue for Colo. Shooting Victims

Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes heard the 12 counts of murder charges against him a day after grieving family members began burying their loved ones.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Munich Massacre Families Irate over IOC's Decision

Family members of those killed in the 1972 Munich Massacre are outraged over the International Olympic Committee's rejection of a moment of silence honoring their slain loved ones.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Syria Says It Has Chemical Weapons Ready to Use

Syria admitted for the first time that it has chemical weapons. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said his country is willing to use them against a foreign invader.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Olympic Games Starting to Resemble War Setup

Lockdown has begun in Britain's capital, meaning anti-terrorist surface-to-air missiles now hover over some London dwellings.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Panel Votes to Hold Eric Holder in Contempt

President Obama is refusing to turn over documents requested by a House panel on the Fast and Furious gun smuggling probe, citing executive privilege.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Romney: Rubio Being Vetted as Possible VP Pick

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Sen. Marco Rubio is being vetted as a possible vice presidential pick.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Voters Not Tracking with Obama's Economy Claims

Democratic strategist James Carville is warning President Barack Obama that his economic message is not getting through to voters.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Little Action Taken as Syria Massacres Its People

Thousands have been killed in Syria over the last 16 months but little has been done to stop the massacre, as world leaders bank on calls to stop the violence.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Leftist Scam? How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas

Leftists see "ideologues" as extremists with a rigid world views. But critics ask -- Don't liberals have their own ideology on issues like climate change and abortion?

Monday, June 04, 2012

Wis. Governor Recall Election Closely Watched

Wisconsin voters will send a message to the nation on Tuesday when they go to the polls to vote in the gubernatorial recall election.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Wisconsin Recall Election Becomes Nat'l Fight

Voters in Wisconsin have already begun casting ballots in the recall race that some are calling the nation's second biggest election this year.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Massacre Pushes Syria Closer to Civil War

The killing of innocent children in Syria is forcing world leaders to take a hard line against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Lugar Defeat Gives Tea Party New Momentum

Although Richard Mourdock doesn't claim Tea Party membership, his ousting of Richard Lugar was the biggest win this year by a candidate the group supports.

Monday, May 07, 2012

American Hostage Pleas for Help in al Qaeda Tape

The former aid worker was kidnapped last year, and his forced plea to President Obama is the latest reminder that al Qaeda is still a threat.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Activist's Escape Puts Pressure on US-China Talks

Days before leaders are set to have strategic talks, the U.S. and China are trying to work out terms for the release of a top Chinese human rights activist.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fast and Furious: Botched Gun Probe or Criminal Scandal?

Investigative reporter and author Katie Pavlich says the 'Fast and Furious' case involving Attorney General Eric Holder is a criminal ordeal that can't be ignored.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Obama Vows to 'Always Be There' for Israel

During a visit to the Holocaust Museum Monday, President Obama restated his commitment to Israel saying he'll "always be there" for the Jewish state.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Privacy Hawks Skeptical of Anti Cyber-Crime Crusade

The federal government is hoping to recruit young people in the war on cyber-crime. But some are concerned about the expanded government efforts.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Senators Urge Action for 'Fair Fight' in Syria

Lawmakers are concerned it may take more than talks to end the battle between Syrian forces and the opposition.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bishops Protest 'Unjust' Laws against Religious Freedom

U.S. bishops have issued a document warning all Americans to be watchful of government attempts to take away religious liberties.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ann Romney Attack Puts Dems on Defense

A verbal attack on Romney's wife by Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen has now put the White House on the defensive with women.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Rick Warren: Bad Economic Times a Result of Sin

Despite the finger-pointing, Pastor Rick Warren said the debt is a direct result of sin, telling ABC's "This Week" that "we have over-spent."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jewish Community Unites After School Shooting

Thousands gathered in Jerusalem to remember a rabbi, his two sons, and another young girl killed in a shooting at a Jewish school in France.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Santorum Stumps for Illinois Win over Romney

Rick Santorum is hard-charging ahead in Illinois and Louisiana, trying to tally as many delegates in his column and out of Mitt Romney's.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rep. Wolf: Time to Bring Sudan 'War Criminal' to Justice

The North Sudan continues its assault on the Nuba Mountains, home to one of its largest Christian communities. Now one lawmaker is seeking U.S. intervention.

Monday, March 12, 2012

GOP Candidates Duke it Out for Southern Delegates

The Republican presidential candidates are now focused on the south, as Alabama and Mississippi prepare to hold primaries Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ohio Community Processing Together after Shooting

The community of Chardon, Ohio is still trying to recover from Monday's multiple shooting at the local high school that left three students dead.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fallout Continues over Burned Korans, US Apology

Apologies from Obama and military leaders for accidentally burning Korans has not helped temper Muslim outrage, while U.S. troops remain in jeopardy.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Syrian Army Continues Massacre of Civilians

Leaders from the United States, Europe, and the Arab world were in London, Thursday, looking for ways to stop the bloodshed.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Iran Oil Embargo Sends US Gas Prices Soaring

Gas prices shot up 2 cents overnight after Iran announced Sunday it would stop selling oil to Britain and France.

Friday, February 17, 2012

RI School Board Votes to End Prayer Banner Battle

A prayer banner that has hung in a Rhode Island high school auditorium since 1963 is coming down.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Syrian Army Kill Hundreds as Rebels Wait for Help

President Bashar al-Assad's regime has earned worldwide outrage for months of violence against its own citizens. Yet, military assistance is slow in coming.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America's Freedoms

In Mark Levin's new book Ameritopia, the best-selling author examines what he views as a post-constitutional America caught between two warring world views.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

UN: Iran Must Prove Nuke Program Is Peaceful

Officials in both Jerusalem and Washington sounded new warnings Wednesday about Iran's nuclear program and the possibility of an attack.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Special Ops 'Mothership' Heads to Persian Gulf

Recent U.S. and European sanctions against Iran have gotten tougher, but that hasn't stopped the Islamic regime's quest for nuclear weapons.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book Reveals Clashes between First Lady, Aides

First lady Michelle Obama has had her share of run-ins with White House aides.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Obama Skirts Senate to Appoint Consumer Chief

President Barack Obama recently made a recess appointment, naming Richard Cordray as head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ron Paul Leading as Iowa Caucus Approaches

GOP voters in Iowa have just two weeks to decide who they'll choose to be the Republican nominee for president, and so far, they're impressed with Ron Paul.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Denver and NFL Fans Living for 'Tebow Time'

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's heroics on and off the field are creating fans among those who don't even care about football.

Monday, December 12, 2011

US Teen Escapes Muslim Militants in Philippines

Kevin Lunsmann had been staying at an island resort with his mother and cousin when they were kidnapped five months ago by the Abu Sayyaf, an al Qaeda affiliate.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Virginia Tech Community Mourns Slain Officer

Students and faculty at the Virginia Tech are trying to make sense of another deadly tragedy on their campus.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Candidates Lambast Obama over Israel Policy

Newt Gingrich promised a gathering of Jewish Republicans that as president he would honor a congressional law to move the U.S. embassy in Israel.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Icy Weather Pummels West, Eyes East Coast

Forecasters have issued a winter storm warning for much of the East Coast. The move comes after some residents of the West were blasted by snow and ice storms.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Trump Endorsement a Blessing or Curse?

Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he wants business mogul Donald Trump's endorsement. But some warn of the downside to playing politics with "the Don."

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Skeptics Say Cain Campaign in its Death Throes

Some political experts say Herman Cain's trouble could shake up the GOP race one more time.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gingrich Wins Key 'Union Leader' Endorsement

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich received a major endorsement over the weekend from New Hampshire's biggest newspaper.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Republican Majority Could Pass VA 'Personhood' Bill

A Virginia legislator introduced a bill this week that would define the term "person" and in turn limit abortion.

Monday, November 21, 2011

NYC Terror Suspect Was Building a Bomb

New York police have arrested a man they say is the fourteenth person to attempt an attack on the city since 9/11.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Your Lawmaker Getting Rich off of Insider Trading?

Today it seems that lawmakers from both parties are making money from a kind of legal insider trading that - for the ordinary Americans -- would mean jail time. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Syrian Opposition Mounts as Violence Continues

The protests against Syrian President Bashar Assad keep springing up, and government-led tanks keep coming to crush them.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Poll Shows Cain Still in Lead as Allegations Mount

After three days of a media circus over sexual harassment charges, Herman Cain still leads the GOP presidential field.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Greece Scraps Debt Referendum as G20 Convenes

Two officials close to Greece's prime minister say he has scrapped his plan to hold a national referendum on the latest European rescue plan for Greece.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Experts Warn Debit Card Fee 'Victory' a Job Killer

Financial experts say new congressional regulations have had a big role in the cost of banking, forcing the institutions to pass the higher costs on to consumers.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Romney or Cain? Divided GOP Looks to Other Options

Uncertainty reigns in the Republican presidential picture as the candidates head into another weekend of campaigning.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

White House Calling for Global Support against Iran

Iran claims the U.S. has made up the story, even as the U.S. explores more sanctions on Tehran.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

US: Foiled Plot a 'Dangerous Escalation' for Iran

The White House is seeking sanctions against Iran after the FBI foiled an alleged terror plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador to the U.S.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Protestors Display Bizarre Side During Rallies

Anti-Wall Street protestors are digging in despite more arrests, while some politicians say they're protesting against the wrong people.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Deadly Attack on Coptic Church Sparks Cairo Riots

The so-called "Arab Spring" took a deadly turn in Cairo, as an attack on a Coptic Christian church sparked riots, killing 24 people and wounding at least 200 others.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Libyan Rebels Surround Gadhafi's Hometown

Gunfire erupted around Sirte Monday. It's one of the last refuges of Gadhafi loyalists.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Taliban Fighters Attack US Embassy in Kabul

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan fired on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul on Tuesday.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Calif. Group Wants 'Anti-Family' Bills Vetoed

Several days after the end of the California legislative session, the pro-famliy group Save California says there are several bills they hope voters can convince the governor not to sign.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

GOP Candidates Target Obama at Economic Forum

While President Obama prepared to sell his jobs program, the Republican candidates were at a South Carolina economic forum taking aim at the president's policies.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Libyan Rebels: 'Gadhafi's Foreign Minister in Custody'

The news comes amid an intense manhunt by opposition forces to capture Gadhafi along with other top officials in his regime.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lockerbie Bomber an Issue for Libyan Rebels

Family members of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi say he's in a coma and "between life and death" at home in Libya.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Beach Residents Soak Up Sunshine Before Irene

Sandbridge is between the Virginia and North Carolina line, and a mandatory evacuation is underway. But some residents stopped to enjoy the sun just a little longer.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Turkey, Jordan Call on Syria's Assad to Stop Attacks

Leaders of Turkey and Jordan are calling on Syrian leader Bashar Assad to stop military attacks on civilian protesters.

Friday, August 12, 2011

London Riots Evidence of Moral Decay?

Some media reports are putting the blame on social and economic inequality, while political and religious leaders say it reflects a moral crisis.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

U.S. in Tough Diplomatic Spot with Syria

The West is tightening sanctions on Assad but the quest for democracy in Syria could be long and deadly.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Concerns Raised over Al Qaeda Ties in Somalia

U.S. security officials are concerned that al Qaeda may be rebuilding in Somalia and that some of its members have American passports.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Petraeus Welcomes Allen as New Afghan War Lead

Gen. David Petraeus relinquished command of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan on Monday. Gen. John Allen will now oversee the nearly 10-year war.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Clinton: Syria's Assad Has Lost Legitimacy

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns the Syrian regime after an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Damascus Monday.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Casey Anthony Verdict a Miscarriage of Justice?

Many have expressed shock over Casey Anthony's acquittal of murdering her daughter. However, others say the verdict was simply based on the evidence.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Taliban Attack Doesn't Stop Afghan Transition

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a rare nighttime attack on a Western-style hotel in Kabul that left 19 dead, including eight suicide bombers.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Arrest Warrant Issued for Libya's Gadhafi

An international judge has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Mommar Gadhafi, charging the dictator with crimes against humanity.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Will the West Weigh in on Syria's Unrest?

Human rights groups say Syrian security forces have killed more than 1,400 people and detained more than 10,000 since the protests began in March.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fire Crews Battle Wildfires in 10 States

The rash of wildfires blazing throughout the western U.S. show no sign of dying out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Amtrak Steps Up Security After Rail Scare

Authorities are on high alert after an apparent sabotage of train tracks in Iowa.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Boy's Death Symbolizes Syria's Oppression

Some Middle East dictators have turned to violence to keep their leadership, but few have been more brutal than Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

GOP's 2012 Presidential Field Starts to Take Shape

After a slow start, the GOP field seems to be coming together for the 2012 presidential race.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tornado Rescue Teams Don't Give Up Hope

Some have lost homes. Others have lost loved ones. But most of those affected by the recent tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest haven't lost hope.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Missouri Tornado Death Toll Rises

Dozens of people were killed over the weekend after some 70 twisters swept across seven states from the Canadian border to Oklahoma.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

France, Others Vow More Help to Libyan Rebels

France said Wednesday it will bomb more targets in Libya to help rebels fight the forces of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Parents Livid over Airport Pat Down of 6-Year-Old

A Kentucky couple is pushing for the TSA to change how it screens children after their 6-year-old daughter was frisked at a New Orleans airport.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Taken into Custody

After weeks of refusing to to cede power, Ivory Coast incumbent Laurent Gbagbo was arrested by forces loyal to the nation's internationally recognized leader.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Toward the Rise of an Islamic Caliphate?

The upheaval in the Arab world could create a climate to restore an Islamic Caliphate -- a political union of Muslims under one ruler, a Caliph.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Radical Islam on Rise in Egypt, Christians Afraid

The Muslim Brotherhood is active throughout the Islamic world and there's concern that the group is taking over the revolution that swept Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Doctors Try to Ease Radiation Exposure Fears

Researchers have developed several of treatments for radiation illness - products that can help cleanse radiation from the blood, or boost the immune system.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Opposition Forces Close in on Libya's Gadhafi

Opposition forces in Libya are closing in on dictator Muammar Gadhafi as the move to take control of the country is just one city away from the capital city, Tripoli.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Libya's Dictator Vows to Fight Protestors to the End

Libya's Muammar Gadhafi refuses to step down amid protests, even as President Obama said he is preparing a 'full range' of options in response to violence.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

American's Jailing Threatens Pakistan Relations

Sen. John Kerry was in Pakistan this week in hopes of settling a dispute over an American Embassy worker detained in the country.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Egypt's Christians Concerned About Aftermath

The Egyptian street revolution has created uncertainty around the world, and especially for the Arab country's 10 million Christians.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Israel's Precarious Position Beyond Mubarak

The possibility that President Hosni Mubarak could be deposed in Egypt is being hailed by the Islamist regime in Iran and studied with solemnity in Washington and Jerusalem.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tea Party Lawmakers: Can They Deliver?

Dozens of members in the new House and Senate were elected with strong Tea Party support, but do they have what it takes to make a difference in Washington?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

About Face: Sen. McConnell Supports Earmark Ban

Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, R-Ky., announced on Monday he would support a ban on earmarks - a move he opposed just a week ago.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Obama, GOP Signal Willingness to Work Together

Voters sent a strong message to Washington on election day, and Republicans and Democrats are now trying to define that message.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Winners and Losers: What Will Be the Final Count?

CBN News Senior Editor gives his predictions of who will come away with what in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Death Toll Rises in Double Disasters in Indonesia

Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for the dead and injured after two devastating natural disasters in the country.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Obama Out West to Shore Up Voter Base

Obama is trying to turn out the vote for Democrats like Patty Murray, whose defeat in Washington state could help Republicans take the majority in the Senate.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One by One, Chilean Miners Reunited with Family

The nation of Chile began celebrating Wednesday with families sharing hugs, cheers, and tears as rescuers began pulling the 33 trapped miners to freedom.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Dems, GOP Battle for Midterm Voter Enthusiasm

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is urging Republicans to sell the GOP as "the party of paychecks" and label Democrats as "the party of food stamps."

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Funeral Protest Case Sparks ‘Supreme’ Anger

Protestors gathered in Washington, D.C., as the Supreme Court took up a controversial case involving a religious group's offensive demonstration outside the funeral of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Census: Americans Suffering a 'Crisis of Confidence'

Some economists say the recession is over, but according to new data by the US Census Bureau, Americans aren't living like it's over.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tea Party Puts Up Fight Ahead of Last Primaries

Voters in seven states and Washington, D.C., will cast ballots Tuesday in the final primary day before midterm elections -- and the Tea Party is putting up a good fight.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Skeptics: Prospects Dim for Mideast Peace Talks

President Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas at the White House Thursday for their first face-to-face talks in 20 months.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Upset in Alaska? Primary Results Too Close to Call

The latest round of primaries leading up to the midterm elections went mostly as expected, although a surprise could come from Alaska.

Monday, August 23, 2010

All Eyes on Florida for Tuesday Primaries

Florida will likely be the most closely-watched contest among the primary and runoff races set for Tuessay.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pakistan Flooding Worse than Tsunami, Haiti Quake

More have been affected by Pakistan's flooding than the combined impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 2005 Kashmir earthquake and this year's Haiti earthquake.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Primaries Gauge Direction of Nov. Election

Primaries across the country Tuesday will provide the latest gauge on attitudes and unrest before November's mid-term elections.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Army, Operation Blessing Send Pakistani Flood Aid

The U.S. Army and CBN's Operation Blessing International are among several groups giving aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Arizona Immigration Law Meets More Protests

Arizona's illegal immigration law took effect without the provisions that would have made it the toughest in the nation. Yet the law was still prompted protests.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Coming Storm Throws Loop in Oil Cap Progress

A tropical depression now churning over the Bahamas has its sights set on the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Palin, Bloomberg Spar over NYC Mosque Plans

Plans to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City have caused a heated debate between two prominent political figures.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Testing on Oil Cap Will Continue as Seep Detected

Government officials will allow testing of the newly capped oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to continue, even as a new leak has been discovered.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bank Bill Passes, Yet Skepticism Still Remains

A sweeping crackdown on Wall Street cleared the Senate Thursday, but many are still skepical of what the legislation will actually do.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

S.C. Politics: Haley Wins, GOP Congressman Ousted

Six-term Republican Rep. Bob Inglis was crushed in a runoff by challenger Trey Gowdy.

Monday, June 21, 2010

All Eyes on South Carolina for Tuesday's Runoffs

Voters in four states will head to the polls Tuesday to decide a series of runoff elections and the race in South Carolina is getting a lot of the attention.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Israel Faces New Demands Over Blockade

Israel may soon have to confront more ships trying to break its naval blockade of Gaza.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kagan Memos on Abortion, Religious Rights Released

Thousands of pages of memos written by Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan shows she has taken positions in the past that lean both left and right.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Taliban Steps Up Attacks in Afghanistan

A deadly bombing at a wedding party is the latest act of Taliban violence in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Afghans Protest Christian Aid Groups

Two Christian aid groups were recently suspended from Afghanistan over claims that workers were proselytizing. Now, proterstors want more to be punished.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Tuesday Primary Races Too Close to Call

Tuesday is the biggest primary day of this year's elections as voters in 11 states are going to the polls, and Tea Party candidates may have even more surprises in store.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

White House Takes Heat for Reported Deals

The White House is taking more heat for reports of backroom deals in two U.S. Senate races. The latest questions come from Colorado.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Frustration Spewing Forth over Gulf Oil Spill

More than five weeks since the ongoing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico began, the price tag continues to climb as the frustation level rises over an apparent inability to fix the problem.

Monday, May 24, 2010

S. Korea Halts Trade with N. Korea after Attack

South Korea is threatening that North Korea will pay a price for an apparent torpedo attack against one of its warships.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Four States Head to Polls on 'Super Tuesday'

Tuesday will be one of the busiest political days so far this year because it's a "Super Tuesday" of midterm primary elections.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Sen. Bob Bennett Ousted at Utah GOP Convention

Republican Sen. Bob Bennett was thrown out of office Saturday by delegates at the Utah GOP convention in a stunning defeat for a once-popular three-term incumbent.

Monday, May 03, 2010

'May Day 2010' Calls for Repentance of Nation

Christians from all 50 states gathered to pray in Washington, D.C. for May Day 2010 with a focus on repentance.

Friday, April 30, 2010

British PM Brown Third in Election Poll

Polls show Brown running third after Thursday's final debate. With the country's sky-high deficits, the electorate is not in a good mood.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chaplains Oppose 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

A group of former U.S. military chaplains say the Obama administration's plan to repeal "Don't ask, Don't tell" could have a major impact on spiritual life in the armed forces.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Arizona Cracks Down on Illegal Immigration

Arizona lawmakers have passed the nation's toughest immigration law and sent it to the governor.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Obama, Medvedev Sign Treaty to Cut Nuclear Arms

President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a landmark treaty to reduce both countries' nuclear arsenals.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Health Care Law Sparks Threats on Lawmakers

The House and Senate battled both over amendments to the health care law and the outrage caused by its passage.

Friday, March 19, 2010

CBN News: Covering the Times and Seasons

As CBN celebrates Pat Robertson's 80th birthday, we're also celebrating more than 30 years of coverage from the news department he founded.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Son of Hamas: Journey from Terror to Freedom

As a boy, Mosab Yousef was groomed to be a Hamas "prince." He tells CBN News about his journey out of a culture of terror to total freedom in Christ.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Shake-up in Texas Governor's Race

Tuesday's Texas primary features one of the most high profile races for governor this election year.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lots of Talk, Few Results at Health Care Summit

Six hours of talks at the president's bipartisan health care summit included television cameras, talking points, a lot of disagreements, and few results.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiger Woods Apologizes, Unsure of Return

At a controlled setting in the Professional Golf Association's Florida headquarters on Friday, Tiger Woods essentially apologized to the world, admitting again that he had cheated on his wife.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dubai Police Hunt Killers of Hamas Terrorist

Officials want to track down a hit squad suspected of killing a Hamas terrorist leader in January, while he was staying in a Dubai hotel.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Iran Threatens Western Powers with 'Punch'

Iran's top ruler has promised to "punch" the western powers this week in a way that will "leave them stunned."

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Could Jailed Missionaries in Haiti be Charged?

Instead of making the trip to America, 33 Haitian children--many of them orphans-- remain on their island, fearful and uncertain about their future.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lawmakers Cross Party Lines for Haiti's Orphans

It can be tough to get Republicans and Democrats to agree in Washington, but when it comes to helping Haiti's orphans it seems the spirit of bipartisanship is alive.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Could the GOP Win Kennedy's Senate Seat?

In Massachusetts, where Democrats almost always win elections, voters could be planning a big upset in the race to fill Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat.

Friday, January 08, 2010

CBN Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

A half century ago, Dr. Pat Robertson took a leap of faith to follow God’s call to spread His Word like never before. 

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Egypt Moves to End Hamas Smuggling

Egypt is building an underground wall that could stop weapons smuggling by Hamas from the country.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Israeli Leaders Condemn Mosque Attack

Israeli leaders are denouncing what appears to be a Jewish attack on a West Bank mosque. The incident could further raise already high tensions in the area.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Concerns Surround U.N. Climate Summit

The Copenhagen, Denmark, meeting is the largest climate change conference ever assembled, but some are skeptical of the two-week gathering.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Controversy Lingers as Settlements Go Up in Israel

Israel has started construction on a new set of housing units in a Jerusalem suburb, and it is causing an uproar from Ramallah to Washington.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Abbas May Seek UN Approval of Palestinian State

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is losing political ground to the terrorist group Hamas, and now striking a "no compromise" attitude with Israel.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Struggling Veterans Fill Unemployment Lines

Many veterans will be lined up, Thursday, looking for work as unemployment hits the group hard.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Exposing the 'Mirage of Peace' in the Mideast

Palestinian President Abbas threatened to resign last week in the latest in a series of setbacks for Middle East peace going back almost 50 years.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Star Watch? New York's 23rd District Race

The governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey have received most of the nation's attention. But New York's 23rd Congressional District is also making news.

Friday, October 30, 2009

LA Pastor Counts Blessings after Deadly Twister

Tornadoes ripped through Louisiana and Arkansas, killing one man and causing some strange damage. Still, many residents there are counting their blessings.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vienna Seeks Nuke Agreement with Iran

Diplomats in Vienna say they are on the verge of a deal that could reduce fears about Iran's nuclear weapons by shipping uranium to Russia.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Armed Robber Talks about Praying with Victim

An armed robbery in Indianapolis, Ind. took an unexpected turn recently when the robber stopped to pray with his victim.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Is the White House Getting the Job Done?

When it comes to domestic issues like the deficit and health care many Americans are asking the same question: Where is the White House leadership? 

Friday, October 09, 2009

The World's Response to Obama's Peace Prize

The announcement of the award not only shocked the White House, but also the rest of the world.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Rio Upsets Chicago With Olympic Win

Chicago spent millions on its bid and had the backing of President Obama, but the International Olympic Committee was not won over.

Friday, September 18, 2009

KY Coach Acquitted in Football Player's Death

A Louisville, Ky., high school coach was found innocent of murder in the heat exhaustion death of one of his players.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

House Votes to End ACORN Funding

ACORN is under a national spotlight now, and some of those who have had a closeup look at the group say there are reasons Americans should be concerned.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hubble Photos Open New Window on Creation

"Stunning" is the word many are using to describe the latest photos from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Facebook Helps Keep Student in College

A North Carolina college student has social networking to thank for helping put him through school.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Unemployment Gets Real for More Americans

The nation's unemployment rate shot up in August, with employers cutting more than 216,000 jobs.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Settlements to Iran: A Look at Israel's Challenges

In just five months, Israel's government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seen its share of challenges.

Monday, August 31, 2009

U.S. General: Taliban Fight Needs New Strategy

In a report sent to the Pentagon and NATO headquarters on Monday, Gen. Stanley McChrystal described the situation in Afghanistan as serious.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Are Democrats Politicizing Kennedy's Death?

In the midst of all the memorials for Sen. Ted Kennedy, some critics say his death is being politicized.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Netanyahu to Europeans: Get Tough With Iran

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Berlin Thursday, urging German Chancellor An-Gela Merkel to get tough with Iran. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Look at Ted Kennedy's Catholic Faith

Though Sen. Ted Kennedy did not talk much about his religion openly, the Kennedy's are known for their Catholic faith.

Friday, August 21, 2009

MI Residents Wary Over Obama Gitmo Plan

Some Michigan leaders want to move terrorist suspects to a prison in Standish, Michigan. That has some residents nervous.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Obama Strikes Nerve in Abortion Funding Debate

From town halls to conference calls, health care reform continues to dominate President Obama's daily agenda. Now, the debate is turning religious.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pro-Life Ad Warns Against Health Care Reform

A coalition of pro-life groups has launched an ad campaign to warn Americans that the White House health care plan will lead to taxpayer funded abortion.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Operation Launched Against Taliban Amid Election

The move is part of a joint effort by NATO and Afghan forces hoping to protect voters in advance of Thursday's elections in the country.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hamas Leaders Enforce Sharia Law in Gaza Strip

After two years in control of the government, Hamas leaders there are enforcing stricter Sharia laws on Gaza residents.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Netanyahu Downplays Talk of Hezbollah War

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is downplaying talk of war between Israel and the terrorist group Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pelosi, Hoyer: Healthcare Protests 'Un-American'

People at the town hall meetings have repeatedly said they are turning out on their own, because of their concerns about the healthcare plan.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Gaza Strip Surfers Free from Turmoil

The Gaza Strip is famous for being one of the world's most troubled areas, but some young people there have found a way to relax thanks to a friend they have never met.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Iran Still a Concern Amid U.S., Israel Meetings

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said all options to deal with Iran's nuclear program remain viable.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Political, Military Pressure on Israel Increase

From Iran to the United Nations to Washington D.C., the military and political pressure on Israel has grown to unprecedented levels.