September 2010 Headlines

Tea Party's Scott: I'm Not 'The Black Republican'

Tim Scott says he's Republican who happens to be black. But more than anything, he's a conservative who loves to talk discipline - fiscal and otherwise.

Emanuel Out, Rouse In as WH Chief of Staff

Rahm Emanuel will resign as White House chief of staff on Friday and will begin his campaign for Chicago mayor.

U.S. Construction Aid for Haiti Tied Up in D.C.

Haiti has still not seen any of the financial support for rebuilding that the U.S. promised back in March.

Campaign Ad Labels Christian Senator an Extremist

Florida state Sen. Dan Webster is being compared to a Taliban member as his opponent seeks to paint him as a religious extremist.

Congress Flees D.C. for the Campaign Trail

Congress has recessed until after the midterm elections and have left some Americans wondering why they even came back.

O'Donnell: 'God's Keeping Me in the Race'

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said God is keeping her in the race.

Could Exposé Impact Obama Presidency?

A new book is giving a behind the scenes look into the White House's decisions regarding America's military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Obama Wraps Up Four-State Tour

President Barack Obama wraps up a four-state tour Wednesday with stops in Des Moines, Iowa and Richmond, Va.

The Brody File Show

Bestselling author David Limbaugh joins CBN News to talk about his book, Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama.

Obama Tries to Re-Energize Democratic Voters

President Barack Obama is back in campaign mode, trying to energize his base to help Democrats keep their control of power in Washington, D.C.

Emanuel Decision Near; Likely to Leave White House

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel may resign his position at the end of this week as he considers a run for the mayor of Chicago.

White House, Dems See Tax Cut Vote After Election

The White House and Democratic leaders in Congress said Sunday they would find a way to extend middle-class tax cuts after the November elections.

As Polls Slip, Democrats Hit Campaign Trail Hard

Voter enthusiasm remains on the side of Republicans, putting Democrats on defense with their starting line up.

Pelosi: Tax Cut Vote Possible Before Elections

Democrats have abandoned plans to vote on extending middle class tax cuts until after the midterm elections, but Pelosi said she's not ruling out the idea.

Palin Targets Health Overhaul

Sarah Palin is urging her supporters to oust lawmakers who come from districts she and Sen. John McCain won in 2008 and who voted for the health care overhaul.

Author: Obama's Aides Divided Over Afghan War

The author of 'Obama's Wars' claims the president and his aides are deeply divided over the Afghan war, and that the exit strategy was rooted in politics. 

Could Movement Stop Voters From Electing Judges?

There's a movement organized to take away the right of electing judges from the voting public.

GOP 'Pledge' Makes Closing Arguments to Voters

The Republicans' new "Pledge to America" outlines the direction they will take the country if elected as the majority in Congress.

Poll: Independents as Upset as Republicans

The results of a new poll shows there is more potential backlash against the Democrats in charge of Washington in this election year.

Top Advisor Leaves Obama's Economic Team

Lawrence Summers, director of the National Economic Council, said he's returning to Harvard University, after working two years in the White House.

Key Elements in Healthcare Law Begin Thursday

The unpopular law has become a burden for Democrats seeking reelection -- and Republicans want to repeal it.

Senate GOP Moves to Strip Murkowski of Energy Post

Senate Republicans on Tuesday moved to strip Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski of her post as top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Michelle Obama to Hit Campaign Trail

Michelle Obama will headline at least nine fundraisers in six states next month for endangered Democrats.

Senate Strikes Down 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

A bill including a provision to repeal "Don't ask, Don't tell" was struck down Tuesday, slimming the possibility of Democrats overturning the military's ban on homosexuals before year's end.

Obama Defends Actions on Economy

On the campaign trail Monday, President Barack Obama encountered deep frustration from voters over the economy.

U.S. Hails Iran Sanctions, but Experts Doubt Results

The Obama administration says the latest round of sanctions have succeeded, but experts question whether Tehran will abandon nuclear ambitions.

Obama Rallies Black Caucus for Dem Support

With all the polls showing a possible Republican comeback this fall, President Barack Obama is trying to rally Democrat support.

Values Voters - Changing the Direction of Politics?

Republicans are looking ahead to the 2012 elections, but they are not waiting until then to change the direction of politics in Washington, D.C.

Democrats Waging 'Military Campaigns' for Congress

U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is waging a military campaign to retain his congressional seat.

Values Voters Rally Troops Before Midterm Elections

Thousands are gathering in the nation's capital for the Values Voter Summit. Top conservative leaders are getting the crowds ready for the midterm elections.

Wall Street Critic to Launch New Consumer Agency

President Barack Obama tapped Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren, Friday, to start up a new government agency.

Will the Economy Dominate Values Voters Summit?

FRC's Ken Blackwell talks about how the economy could overshadow social issues at this year's Values Voter Summit being held in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

Can the GOP Harness Tea Party Power?

Tea Party candidates have stunned the establishment, setting up a GOP realignment that Democrats hope they will be able to use to their advantage.

WH Report: Stimulus Growing Economy

A report being released Friday says the $814 billion stimulus program is benefitting the country.

Senate Passes $30B Small Business Credit Measure

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would open up credit to small businesses.

Poll: Nearly Half Oppose Tax Hikes for Rich

The latest Associated Press-GFK poll shows 45 percent of the country opposes increasing taxes for the wealthy.

Once a Slacker, Obama Tells Story of Success

Obama told a group of Philadelphia high school students that he didn't always have the drive to succeed, until his mother drove him to do better.

Analyst Expects Pendulum Swing in November

The November elections are seven weeks from Tuesday, and the latest predictions are not pretty for the party in power.

Dick Armey: The Tea Party and Future of the GOP

Dick Armey, one of the influential leaders of the movement, suggests the group will play a major role in shaping the future of the GOP.

Tuesday Primaries Yield Victories for Tea Party

The Tea Party gained more victories in the Republican primaries Tuesday -- this time in Delaware and New York.

Will Dems, GOP Compromise on Tax Cuts?

Obama is going head-to-head with Republicans over the tax cuts initiated by President George W. Bush, but Democrats are also fighting among themselves about which course to follow.

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.

The Brody File Show

CBN News goes one-on-one with popular radio talk show host Michael Savage. When Savage talks, it seems no one is safe -- whether Democrat or Republican.

White House, GOP Clash on Tax Cutting Ideas

A clash of ideas between Democrats and Republicans mean there are no guarantees they will reach an agreement before the elections in November.

GOP Tries to Take Out Tea Party-Backed Candidate

Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell and her conservative backers kick up their heels and clap to the strains of an original song with lyrics befitting a Tea Party.

Obama Remembers Sept. 11, Calls for Unity

Amid an atmosphere of unease, President Barack Obama wants Americans to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by recapturing a sense of common purpose.

Obama Takes Questions, Pitches Economic Plans

With 53 days until midterm elections, President Barack Obama made the case for his economic plan during a rare press conference Friday.

Calif. Judge Stops 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

A California judge says the military's ban on openly gay service members is unconstitutional and she will issue a court order to stop it.

Gov't: Health Law to Cause Modest Spending Increase

America's health care bill will go up, not down as a result of President Obama's recent massive overhaul of the medical system, according to a new government report.

Dems Losing Faith in Obama's Economic Plan?

President Barack Obama is still offering more plans to help the economy, but not everyone thinks he has the right answers.

Poll Shows Voters Frustrated with Dems on Economy

The midterm elections are just eight weeks away and the latest polls do not paint a pretty political picture for Democrats.

Obama Economic Plan: Too Little, Too Late?

New polls show many Americans are not buying into President Obama's latest plan for the economy.

Economists Question Obama's $200 Billion Tax Cut

Obama's $200 billion tax cut would allow businesses to write off new investments in plants and equipment from now to the end of next year.

Perfect Storm: Has Barbara Boxer Met Her Match?

In November, Sen. Boxer faces GOP candidate Carly Fiorina, one of the top female executives in the U.S. She could put an end to Boxer's long political career.

Obama Seeks $100 Billion Research Tax Credit

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to increase and permanently extend research tax credits for businesses.

Nation's Economic Woes Jeopardize Dems' Prospects

Frustrated, discouraged and just plain mad, a lot of people who have lost jobs - or know someone who has - now want to see the names of Democrats on pink slips.

Voter Backlash Against Washington Continues

The latest evidence of voter backlash against Washington came this week.

Economy Tops Boxer, Fiorina Calif. Sen. Debate

In their first debate, Sen. Boxer, D-Calif., and her challenger, GOP rival Carly Fiorina, sparred over who would best represent the economic interest of the country.

Bernanke Testifying to Crisis Inquiry Panel

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to appear before a panel investigating the financial crisis.

WH Switches Gears From Iraq to the Economy

President Obama says now that the war in Iraq is winding down, Americans must take on the problems of unemployment and a sagging economy in the U.S.

Sen. Murkowski Concedes Alaska Primary

Sen. Lisa Murkowski was booted from office in the Republican primary Tuesday in arguably the biggest political upset of the year.