August 2011 Headlines

House Chaplain Hopes to Mend Party Bickering

As the new chaplain of the House, Father Patrick Conroy hopes to give Capitol Hill a makeover not by focusing on policy, but on matters of the heart and soul.

Ann Coulter: Liberal 'Mob' Endangering America

In her new book, Coulter argues liberal thought in America exemplifies mob mentality through many avenues.

Support of Obama Dwindling, Studies Show

A recent poll shows President Obama is continuing to lose ground with voters, while a separate survey reveals most Americans don't support his health care law.

How Will America Remember Dick Cheney?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's memoir created quite a stir when it came out in book stores Tuesday.

Obama Jobs Plan to Include Tax Cuts, Benefits

President Barack Obama is still preparing a plan to spur employment. The White House says he will announce the plan after Labor Day.

GOP Polls: Voters Favor Rick Perry's Ideals

Recent polls show Texas Gov. Rick Perry with a significant lead over other GOP presidential candidates. But how long can he stay on top?

The Brody File: Rick Perry's Chances

On this week's edition of The Brody File show, CBN News takes a look at Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his chances at the White House.

Bachmann's Untitled Memoir Comes Out in Nov.

Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachman has landed a book deal.

Powell: Cheney's New Book Akin to Gossip Rag

In a recent interview, Cheney said his memoir, titled In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, would cause "heads to explode" in Washington.

White House Taps Krueger as Top Economic Aide

Labor economist Alan Krueger is set to take a top role in the Obama administration. If confirmed, Kruger will head the White House Council of Economic Advisors. 

Rick Perry Vows to Back Marriage Amendment

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a pledge to support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman.

States Prep for Irene, Obama Urges Precaution

Up north, residents are beginning to evacuate hurricane zones. Several city officials are already beginning to implement their emergency plans in advance.

Pentagon: China's Military Growing Rapidly

The Pentagon says China is on pace to achieve a modern, regionally focused military by 2020.

GOP May OK Tax Increase Obama Hopes to Block

Many of the same Republicans who fought to keep the Bush-era income tax cuts from expiring are now saying the temporary payroll tax cut should end.

Obama to Congress: Work Together to Aid Jobless

President Barack Obama says members of Congress should put country before politics, set aside their differences and find ways to get people back to work.

O'Donnell: 'Troublemakers' Shake Up Status Quo

Former Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell reveals how a story on the "The 700 Club" helped her recover after a tough campaign.

White House Orders Agencies to Make Budget Cuts

Budget chief Jacob Lew has asked agency heads to trim next year's spending by at least 5 percent. He's also charged them to find ways to cut at least 10 percent of total spending.

Bad Timing? Obama Leaves for 10-Day Vacation

Critics say his choice of such an upscale destination is inappropriate with so many Americans out of work.

Perry Expresses Doubts on Global Warming

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry believes manmade global warming is an unproven scientific theory.

Perry Passes Bachmann, Romney in Polls

A recent voter poll has named Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the frontrunner in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Tea Party Members Confront Obama in Iowa

Two members of the Tea Party challenged President Obama this week on comments attributed to the Vice President Joe Biden.

Two Wis. Dems Remain, GOP Holds Senate Majority

Two Wisconsin Democratic state senators survived pushes for their recall and held on to their seats in Tuesday's recall election.

Race 2012 Heats Up as Obama, Perry Trade Barbs

The president is using his trip to the heartland to outline modest economic proposals.  He's also trying to grab some of the spotlight from the GOP candidates.

The Brody File: Getting Iowa's Vote

On this week's edition of The Brody File show, CBN News takes a look at the all-important Iowa straw poll.

Obama Sells Jobs, Takes Jabs at GOP in Iowa

With his poll numbers sinking and Americans clearly worried about the economy, Obama is promising to present a new plan to Congress next month.

Bachmann, Perry Shake Up GOP 2012 Field

A big weekend caused some major shuffling in the Republican Presidential race. 

Gallup: Obama's Approval Rating at Record Low

Gallup's daily tracking poll showed President Barack Obama's approval at 39 percent, the lowest level to date.

The Brody File's Sarah Palin Interview

The Brody File had an exclusive interview with Sarah Palin at the Iowa State Fair.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty Ends White House Bid

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday.

Bachmann, Perry at Same Event in Iowa Sunday

Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign schedules put them at the same event Sunday.

Gloves Come Off at Republican Iowa Debate

The GOP presidential debate in Ames, Iowa turned heated Thursday night as candidates took repeated shots at one another and a few at the president.

GOP: New Deportation Plan 'Backdoor Amnesty'

The Obama administration has announced it will only focus on deporting illegal immigrants who are criminals or pose a threat to national security.

WH Under Fire for Troop Ceremony Photo

The White House is being criticized for a photograph of President Obama saluting the return of the remains of 30 U.S. troops recently killed in Afghanistan.

Rep. King Calls for Federal Probe of bin Laden Film

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.,  says too much information has already leaked out about the raid that killed the 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

GOP Likely to Use Market Turmoil as 2012 Ammo

Many analysts believe that with the economy in a slowdown and markets whipsawing daily the GOP has a good shot at unseating President Obama in 2012.

White House Troubled by Anti-Americanism in Egypt

The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern about a "creeping" trend of anti-American sentiment in Egypt.

White House Hosts Ramadan Dinner

The White House held a traditional break-the-fast Iftar dinner in celebration of Ramadan Wednesday night.

Reid Names Staunch Dems to Debt Super Panel

Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., John Kerry, D-Mass., and Max Baucus, D-Mont. to the panel tasked with cutting more than $1.5 trillion from the deficit.

Wis. GOP Retains Control of State Senate

Democrats took away two Republican seats in the Wisconsin Senate in a recall election that could have national implications.

Wisconsin GOP's Stand Could Reverberate

A stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country.

Newsweek's Bachmann Cover Causes Stir

Newsweek's latest cover featuring a wide-eyed Michele Bachmann is raising eyebrows.

Wisconsin Republicans Face Recall Vote

Wisconsin Democrats are trying to remove six Republicans from the state Senate as a result of Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to limit union workers' collective bargaining rights.

House Ends 200-Year-Old Page Program

After nearly 200 years, the House page program that allowed high school students to serve as messengers and learn about Congress is ending.

The Brody File: The Presidential 'Faith Factor'

On this week's edition of The Brody File, CBN News analyzes the "faith factor" among presidential candidates and how voters respond.

Poll: Perry Leading Most GOP 2012 Contenders

According to the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll, Perry is the second most popular choice to get the GOP nomination.

Senate Approves Measure Ending FAA Shut Down

Approximately 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees will be heading back to work Monday after the Senate passed legislation to end a two-week shut-down.

Juan Williams Exposes Assault on Honest Debate

Freedom of speech is an inalienable right bestowed upon every American -- except in politics and journalism. It's a fact journalist Juan Williams knows too well.

GOP Candidates Agree to New Marriage Pledge

Three GOP candidates say they'll support a narrowly written pledge against gay marriage developed by the National Organization for Marriage.

Perry: Free Private Sector Key to Economy

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) talks about what the federal government can learn from Texas.

Obama Turns 50, Tackles Job Creation

With the debt crisis behind him for now, the president is planning a three-day bus tour this month to talk about his ideas for job creation.

Despite Debt Deal, Tough Times Ahead

With the debt ceiling crisis behind them, lawmakers in Washington are now looking at new problems in the U.S. economy.  The picture isn't pretty.

Debt Deal Clears Senate with Bipartisan Vote

The Senate managed to pass an emergency bill to raise the nation's debt limit Tuesday, ensuring the government will not default on its loans.

School Voucher Bills 'Flood' State Houses

More states than ever before have considered school vouchers this year.

Birth Control Covered as Preventative

A half-century after the advent of the pill, the Obama administration on Monday ushered in a change in women's health care.

Giffords' Return to House Met with Bipartisan Cheers

Slowly, with a sense of purpose, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords entered the House chamber Monday night to cast her first vote since she was shot in January.

Huckabee Works to Teach Kids 9/11 History

For those who were children at the time, there's no real understanding of the 9/11 attacks.  But, Mike Huckabee hopes to change that through an animated series.