January 2009 Entries
After six rounds of voting, Michael Steele has been elected as the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). This mildly surprising victory of the more moderate Steele puts a new face on the party, which has been criticized for failing to appeal to minority voters.
A bi-partisan duo in the House of Representatives is asking their colleagues to sign on to a letter designed to block attempts to erase the "Hyde Amendment." The amendment, named for Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde, bars the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions.
"A trillion dollars is a terrible thing to waste," said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi, at a packed press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday.
After suffering pretty intensive electoral losses, Republicans are dealing with the issue of how to repair their image. Stereotypes of Republicans aren't really doing the party any favors, since the caricature of a group of old, out-of-touch, white men doesn't necessarily resonate with the bulk of the U.S. population, so the question remains: where do they go from here? It’s easy to point out various problems plaguing the problem, like the relatively low numbers of minorities or you
President Obama met with key business leaders to address an issue that's on the minds of most Americans: the economy. While there's no quick fix to our current economic situation, the President left the meeting "confident that we can still turn our economy around." He advocates a bipartisan solution, where it doesn't matter whether an idea is "Democratic or Republican, but whether it makes good economic sense." He says that all Americans should work together to h
President Obama has issued an executive order ending a policy that prevented federally funded NGOs from performing abortions or promoting abortions.
Pro-life activists were heartened by yesterday's decision of President Obama not to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which prevents all federally funded NGOs from performing or promoting abortion overseas. But today is a new day.
Contrast those reports with today’s headlines: “Michelle Obama’s Style: Change You Can Wear” “The World Finds a Michelle O” “Michelle Obama is the perfect wife: President Barack’s sexy new first lady” “Over 40 and fab, Michelle is a role model for women” And these are just the tip of the iceberg! The ability of Michelle Obama and her handlers to transform her image from a potential political liability to one of
Hearings, hearings, and wouldn't you know it, more hearings!
It's been less than 24 hours since the inauguration of President Obama, and the post-inaugural glow is quickly fading from the city.
President Obama has proposed multiple changes, but among the most noticeable thus far has been the shift in the use of technology.
I don't think that the television crews were able to capture the deafening roar of the crowd after our President Barack Obama uttered those three words, "so help me God," solidifying his place in history as the first African-American president.
Thousands of tour buses have replaced the masses of cars that usually flood DC streets.
Washington is abuzz with excitement as the hours count down to President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. Well wishers hoping to witness history traveled in and out of Washington today planning their routes for Tuesday (The thousands of port-a-potties set up near the National Mall are already being put to good use).
We're still just days away from the inauguration, and DC is already a changed place.
If President-elect Barack Obama had any thought of sailing smoothly into his new digs at 1600 Pennsylvania, drama in the U.S. Senate has practically dashed any semblance of that as wishful thinking.
Change is the buzzword in Washington right now, and CBN News is experiencing its own set of smaller transformations, like Beltway Buzz, the latest member of the CBN News blogosphere.