June 2012 Headlines

House Resolution Would Permit School Board Prayer

Michigan Rep. Tim Walberg, a former pastor, is pushing a House resolution supporting school boards that start their meetings with prayer.

Obamacare Ruling Awakening a Sleeping Giant?

Professor and author Charles Dunn says Republicans should wait for voters who are 'fired up' to oppose the health care law with their ballot in November.

Justice Dept. Won't Prosecute Holder for Contempt

Although the House found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the Justice Department announced Friday he would not be prosecuted.

Why the Healthcare Battle is Far from Over

The day after Supreme Court's decision to uphold 'Obamacare,' conservatives say the court's decision will awaken a sleeping giant once again -- the American voter.

High Court Upholds 'Obamacare' Mandate as a Tax

The requirement that Americans purchase health insurance cannot be upheld under the Commerce Clause but can stand as a tax, the majority ruled.

American Son: The Rising Star of Marco Rubio

Sen. Rubio's story is uniquely American. Born to Cuban exiles that fled to the U.S. for a better life, their dreams became his, a story he shares in his new memoir.

Lawmakers Close to Deal on Student Loan Rates

Washington lawmakers are expected to agree soon on a deal that would prevent college loan interest rates from doubling for millions of students.

GOP Vows to Continue Obamacare Fight

Republican leaders are preparing to take action against President Barack Obama's health care law, regardless of how the Supreme Court rules.

Brody: 'Teavangelicals' Care about Social, Fiscal Issues

Speaking in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody stressed the significance of the 'teavangelical' vote.

Author Shares How to 'Cure Healthcare Crisis'

Dr. John C. Goodman talks more about the possible effect of "Obamacare" on America's health care system and why health savings accounts are the answer.

Sen. Hatch Defeats Tea Party Challenger

Longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch is a step closer to winning re-election as he easily defeated his first primary challenger since being elected to the Senate in 1976.

Issa Questions Obama's Executive Privilege Claim

Rep. Darrell Issa questioned whether President Obama was using executive privilege to further obstruct the House's Fast and Furious probe.

Judicial Smackdown: Obama Losing to the Supreme Court?

Although the court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law is a partial Obama win, the High Court has clearly smacked down the executive branch in a string of cases.

Senators Push Holder to Investigate Security Leaks

A group of 31 Republican senators are demanding a special counsel to investigate whether the White House is responsible for recent national security leaks.

High Court Supports Fewer Campaign Money Limits

The Supreme Court reaffirmed its Citizens United ruling Tuesday, allowing businesses and labor unions to spend unlimited funds on election campaigns.

King Wants Answers on White House Terrorist Invite

Rep. Peter King  is asking the Obama administration why a member of an Egyptian terrorist group was invited to take part in high-level meetings at the White House.

Bizarre NY Primary Involves Black Panthers, KKK

Put this on the list of strangest political endorsements ever: A former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan is supporting a former Black Panther.

Obama Campaign: Donation the Perfect Wedding Gift

The campaign has launched an "Obama event registry," which would allow wedding guests to donate to the president's campaign in place of gifts to the bride and groom.

House Poised to Hold Atty. Gen. Contempt Vote

The full House could vote this week on a resolution to hold Attorney Gen. Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding documents on the Fast and Furious probe.

Tea Party Candidate Targets Utah's Orrin Hatch

Longtime Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch usually breezes through election challenges, but this time around the Tea Party has the Republican lawmaker in its sights.

Obama Speech Targets Swing Latino Voters

Obama shared his vision for the future of America's economy with state and local Latino leaders at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference.

Obama Gay Marriage Shift Doesn't Dent Public Views

President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage has not changed the minds of Americans, but it did fire up his supporters and opponents.

White House: Contempt Vote a 'Fishing Expedition'

White House Spokesman Jay Carney dismissed the House's threat to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress, calling it a "political fishing expedition."

Romney Softens Tough Talk on Immigration

Mitt Romney got more specific about his immigration reform plan, asking Hispanics to think about whether or not their lives have improved under President Obama.

After Seizure, Commerce Sec. Bryson Resigns

Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned from the Obama administration, Thursday, in light of his seizure that caused a series of car accidents.

Stagnant Economy Costs Obama Lead over Romney

A new poll shows President Obama has lost the slim lead he once held over Republican challenger Mitt Romney because of voter concern on the economy.

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.

Report: US, Others Must Do More to Fight Trafficking

The State Department says that up to 27 million people worldwide are trapped in some form of human trafficking and slavery.

Emotions High at Fifth Hearing on Radical Islam

In a packed room on Capitol Hill Wednesday, sparks flew as the House Homeland Security Committee held its fifth hearing on radical Islam.

Holy Toledo! Joe the Plumber's Longshot House Bid

He's known as Joe the Plumber who confronted Obama four years ago about his economic policies. Now, Samuel Wurzelbacher is running for Congress -- but it's an uphill climb.

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.

Bloomberg Neutral on Obama, Romney

Independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hinted in an off camera conversation that he favors Romney but disagrees with him on certain issues.

Senate Dems Oppose Ending Bush Tax Cuts

A growing group of Senate Democrats are opposing President Obama's plan to let taxes go up on high income Americans.

Obama Admin. to Implement Parts of Health Law

The Obama administration said will implement parts of its health care law, even if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down major portions of the legislation.

Questions Surround Obama Immigration Change

Obama announced plans to allow thousands of young illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. for now. Many Hispanic students like the move, but some are skeptical.

Romney Woos Christians at Faith & Freedom Summit

Conservative evangelicals didn't show much interest in Mitt Romney during the GOP primaries. But some say now is the time for him to reach out to them.

'Teavangelicals' Ushering in a New Great Awakening?

When the Tea Party started, the focus was economic. But that didn't stop Christians from joining the new movement, resulting in the "Teavangelical."

GOP Senators Seek Ban on Sex-Selective Abortions

Senate Republicans are floaing their version of a bill that would ban abortions based on the sex of the child.

Romney Starts Bus Tour after Ohio Showdown

President Obama and GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney are campaigning hard Friday, fresh off their economic showdown in Ohio.

Senator: Religious Rights 'Second Class' for Obama

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman told the Faith and Freedom Coalition that conscience rights were "treated as a mere afterthought or inconvenience."

Military First: Pentagon Salutes Gay Pride Month

The Pentagon is set to salute gay and lesbian troops by marking June as Gay Pride Month.

Obama, Romney Toss Insults in Back-to-Back Speeches

President Barack Obama and White House hopeful Mitt Romney went tit for tat in Ohio Thursday, as they tried to win over voters in the key battleground state.

Book Calls Out Obama's Faith, Labels Him 'Amateur'

New York Times bestselling author Ed Klein is making waves with his new book about Barack Obama's presidency, highlighting his background in Islam.

 

Tyrrell: Take Heart! Liberalism Is On Its Way Out

Journalist Emmett Tyrrell says it's time for an engaged citizenry to hammer the nails in to a dying political movement and affirm timeless Republican values.

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.

Prosecutors Drop Case Against John Edwards

Federal prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against John Edwards after his corruption trial ended last month in a deadlocked jury.

Giffords' Aide, George Allen Win in Ariz., Va. Races

Democrats retained Arizona's House seat, while George Allen won another shot at Va.'s Senate seat. Each race gives both parties momentum as they look to November.

Florida Sues Feds over Voter Registration Flap

Amid rising concerns of voter fraud, Florida leaders are embroiled in a government lawsuit over the names of registered voters.

GOP Seeks to Make Ariz. Election Obama Referendum

Arizonans are hitting the polls for a special election to fill Rep. Gabrielle Giffords seat. The GOP is hoping to make the election a referendum on the president. 

Accusations Fly as Gov't Probes Security Leaks

Officials have launched a criminal investigation to determine who's behind a series of leaks that revealed some of America's sensitive national security secrets.

Romney Attacks Obama over Economy Remarks

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent the weekend attacking President Obama for erroneously saying the private sector is creating enough jobs.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent the weekend attacking President Obama for erroneously saying the private sector is creating enough jobs.

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?

Santorum Forms New Organization to Defeat Obama

Former presidential contender Rick Santorum is starting a new organization called Patriot Voices in hopes of defeating President Obama this November.

Key US Security Leaks Prompt Legislative Action

Accusations are flying in Washington following recent news of damaging national security leaks, including details of a covert cyber attack on Iran.

Obama 'Proud' of Admin.'s Gay Rights Record

President Obama told members of the LGBT community Wednesday said he "could not be prouder" of his administration's work to advance gay rights in America.

Senators Recite FDR's Famous D-Day Prayer

The U.S. Senate is marking the 68th anniversary of D-Day, with lawmakers reciting President Franklin Roosevelt's famous prayer.

Minority Pastors: Gay Marriage Not a 'Civil Right'

Minority pastors recently gathered at the Defense of Marriage Summit in Washington to confront the president over his decision to support gay marriage.

Unions Dealt Major Blow in Wis. Recall Election

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat a recall challenge, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending.

Wisconsin Voters Decide Walker's Future in Office

Wisconsin voters are deciding whether to boot Republican Gov. Scott Walker and replace him with Milwaukee's Democrat Mayor Tom Barrett.

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.

Fight Brewing over New Medical Equipment Tax

Republicans are trying to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on medical equipment makers. They plan to push the measure through the House this week.

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.

Obama Working on Backup Health Care Plan

President Barack Obama has promised another take at health care reform if the Supreme Court deems his current law unconstitutional.

House Rejects Bill Banning Sex-Selective Abortion

The GOP-controlled House failed Thursday to pass a measure that would have banned abortions based on a baby's gender.