August 2010 Headlines

Faith Groups Want Hiring Bill Restrictions Changed

More than 100 faith-based organizations are urging Congress to reject a bill that would prohibit them from hiring only fellow believers if they accept federal funds.

The Brody File Show

On this week's edition of The Brody File, CBN News goes on the road to San Francisco for an interview with U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina.

Network Employees Helped Dems More in 2008

Employees of the three major American broadcast networks overwhelmingly gave more contributions to Democrats during the 2008 election year.

Obama Blames Media for 'Misinformation' on his Faith

President Barack Obama says a 'network of misinformation' and rumors are to blame for confusion about his faith.

Does the Economy Still Have a Pulse?

The U.S. Commerce Department  released a report on Friday that shows the economy grew much slower than expected in the second quarter.

Former GOP Chairman Mehlman Says He's Gay

Ken Mehlman, former Republican Party Chairman and campaign manager to President George W. Bush, says he's gay.

Senate Elections: Signs of Anti-Incumbent Fever?

Incumbents and their record of service in Washington isn't playing well with voters.

GOP's Boehner Criticizes Handling of the Economy

John Boehner says President Obama should fire members of his economic team and work with the GOP to change the "ongoing economic uncertainty" in the U.S.

White House Will Fight Stem Cell Funding Ruling

The White House says it will fight a federal judge's order to temporarily halt government funding of research using embryonic stem cells.

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.

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.

Ousted Worker Sherrod Rejects Return to Ag Agency

Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official ousted during a racial firestorm last month, declined Tuesday to accept an offer to return full-time to the agency.

Poll Shows GOP Fares Well Among People of Faith

More people of faith are likely to vote Republican this year than they were in 2008, according to a new poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

Democrats Hold Financial Advantage over GOP

Campaign reports show that Democratic Party committees maintained a solid cash on hand advantage over their Republican counterparts ahead of Nov. elections.

Gov't May Require Cell Phones Receive Radio

The change could be the long-sought solution to an ongoing battle between broadcasters and musicians over royalty fees.

White House Insists Obama is a Christian

The president has repeatedly said he's Christian, yet only 34 percent of respondents in a recent Pew poll agreed with him.

Pelosi Calls for Probe of NYC Mosque Foes, Backers

House Speaker Pelosi called for transparency from those on both sides of the debate on the proposed mosque to be built near New York City's Ground Zero.

Obama: Economic Recovery Will Take Time

President Barack Obama has been working to convince voters directly that his policies to get the economy moving are working.

CIA Opens New Center to Combat WMDs, Nukes

The CIA is opening a counter-proliferation center to combat the spread of dangerous weapons and technology.

Poll Surveys Public on Obama's Religion

A recent poll showed a growing number of Americans are thoroughly confused about President Obama's religion.

Blagojevich Found Guilty 1 Count, Feds Vow Retrial

Prosecutors in Illinois have said they're preparing to re-try former Governor Rod Blagojevich. This revelation comes after a federal jury found him guilty of just one out of 24 counts against him.

Is Oregon Politics Ready for the Pirate Party?

A new group is trying to break into Oregon politics, but it has no connection to the more familiar Republican or Democratic parties.

Dems Planning a 'Post-Election' Surprise?

Even if the balance of power shifts in November, Democrats will still have one last chance to advance their legislative agenda after the elections.

 

Political Candidates Chime In on NYC Mosque Debate

After President Barack Obama gave his opinion on the Ground Zero mosque plans, candidates in election races from North Carolina to California are staking out their positions.

No Criminal Charges Filed Against Fmr. House Leader

The U.S. Department of Justice is ending its criminal investigation into Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, R-Texas, with no charges.

Obama Sending Mixed Message on NYC Mosque?

President Barack Obama's remarks supporting the proposed Ground Zero mosque in New York have opened the door to nationwide debate on the issue.

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against ACORN

Last Friday, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lower court's ruling that barred Congress from withholding funds from the group.

New Immigration Law Not Enough, Critics Say

The president is putting more money and muscle into battling illegal immigration along the border, but it is not enough to silence critics who say more security is needed.

Dems to Use Soc. Sec. as a Campaign Weapon?

President Obama used the anniversary of Social Security to trumpet Democrats' support for the popular program and accuse Republicans of trying to destroy it.

Poll: Independents Sour on Democrats

Independents who embraced President Barack Obama's call for change in 2008 are ready for a shift again, and that's worrisome news for Democrats.

Obama's Mosque Support Puts Dems in Hot Seat

Some of President Barack Obama's comments about religious freedom seem to be creating more problems for his party.

Obama Makes Support for Ground Zero Mosque

President Obama is weighing in forcefully on the mosque near ground zero, saying a nation built on religious freedom must allow it.

Ethics Violations? Three Democrats in Hot Water

A grand jury indicted Democratic Senate candidate Alvin Greene Friday, for showing pornography to a student at the University of South Carolina.

Petraeus Hedges on July 2011 Afghan Pullback Goal

The new U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the goal of starting an American pullback by July 2011 will depend on conditions at the time.

Texas AG Sues Over Gulf Oil Drilling Ban

The Texas attorney general has sued Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to lift the Obama administration's ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Obama Signs $26 Billion Jobs Bill

President Barack Obama signed a $26 billion jobs bill Tuesday hours after the House passed the measure during a rare August session.

Rangel Refuses to Resign Over Ethics Violations

New York Democrat Congressman Charlie Rangel said he's not resigning despite several charges of ethic violations.

Dan Rostenkowski, Congressman Sent to Prison, Dies

Rostenkowski, the Democrat who became the leading architect of congressional tax policy in the Reagan era but later went to federal prison for corruption, died Wednesday.

Outsiders Gain Upper Hand in Key Primaries

Tuesday's key primaries proved yet again that political outsiders may indeed have the upper hand in this fall's midterm elections.

Colorado Key Battleground in Tuesday's Primaries

Voters in four states head to the polls Tuesday, to determine who will run for their parties in this Fall's mid-term elections.

Ethics Panel Outlines Charges against Rep. Waters

The House ethics committee formally charged Rep. Maxine Waters with three counts of ethics violations including charges she accepted special favors for a family member.

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.

WH Economic Recovery Efforts Met with Skepticism

President Barack Obama is trying to reach out to corporate America and look for ways to jumpstart the economy, but business leaders are skeptical.

GOP's Angle Expresses Views on Clergy, Gays

Sharron Angle, Republican candidate for Nevada's U.S. Senate seat, believes clergy should be allowed to endorse candidates from the pulpit.

Guantanamo Gears Up for First Trial under Obama

Guantanamo tribunal system geared up for one of its busiest weeks under President Barack Obama.

Kagan Sworn In as 4th Woman on Supreme Court

Kagan has been sworn in as the 112th justice and fourth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.

Fla. Congressman: Investigate Aid to Lebanese Army

Rep. Ron Klein, D-Fla., has called for a reassessment of U.S. aid to Lebanon's military.

Kagan Prepares to Be Sworn in as New Justice

Solicitor General Elena Kagan was at the White House today, where the president held a reception for his second Supreme Court appointee.

Majority Leader Reid Seeks Senate Race TKO

Sen. Harry Reid faces Tea Party candidate Sharon Angle in November and their battle for the Nevada Senate seat hinges largely on the issue of the economy.

States Respond in Health Care Overhaul Lawsuit

Twenty states plan Friday to file their response to the government's attempt to dismiss their health care overhaul lawsuit.

Kagan Confirmed as Next Supreme Court Justice

The Senate has given final confirmation for Elena Kagan to become the 112th Supreme Court justice.

GOP Request Questions Automatic Citizenship

Prominent Republicans want to review part of the Constitution that grants automatic citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants on American soil.

Romer, Key Obama Economic Aide, Resigning

Christina Romer, one of President Barack Obama's most pivotal economic advisers, is resigning.

Senate Measure to Cut Job Layoffs Advances

Congress is getting ready to send $26 billion to help states and school districts hurting for cash.

Angle: Dems Want to Make Govt. Our God

Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle told a Christian radio network that's why Democrats are expanding entitlement programs.

Majority of Senate Favors Kagan for High Court

At least 51 senators have announced they will back Kagan, who's expected to be confirmed by the end of the week.

Senate Panel: Reinstate Abortion Funding Overseas

Senate Democrats recently approved a measure that would permanently open the door for abortion funding overseas. 

Washington Politics Cooling on Climate Change?

Cap and Trade should've been a slam-dunk for the White House. But it's collapse may be another sign that the climate change movement is continuing to decline.

GOP: Stimulus Money Brings 'Summertime Blues'

A new report by two prominent Republicans argue that the stimulus money has wasted taxpayer dollars.

Justice Ginsburg: No Plans to Retire

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is looking forward to being one of three women on the high court for the foreseeable future.

Kilpatrick Loses House Re-election Bid

Michigan voters fired seven-term Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and chose political newcomer Rick Snyder as the Republican nominee.

Double Trouble? Waters, Rangel Face Ethics Trial

The possibility of two high-profile trials comes at a tough time for Democrats, who are already gearing up for difficult mid-term elections.

Geithner: Quick Implementation of Financial Overhaul

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pledged on Monday to move quickly to implement the overhaul of the financial system.

The Brody File Show

This week on The Brody File, CBN News heads to Las Vegas, Nev., for a one-on-one interview with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Mullen: U.S. Has Iran Strike Plan, just in case

The U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday, prompting a quick response.

High Death Toll in Iraq Belies U.S. Stability Talk

Iraqi government figures show civilian casualties hitting highest level in more than two years.

GOP Aims to Erase Dems' House Majority

As members of Congress head home for their August recess, many will be working hard to defend their records to angry voters.