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January 2009 Entries

Notes on Gibbs First Briefing

I just came from Robert Gibb's first White House briefing. Gibbs was really pushed by reporters here on how on earth does closing Guantanamo Bay really keep America safer? Expect the pushback to get deeper and louder.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Brody File Out of Office

The Brody File will be out of the office and out of pocket starting Friday January 23rd. I will return Monday February 2nd. Click here to submit story ideas and tips and I will follow up when I’m back. <

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

President Obama Makes Statement on Abortion

This just came into the Brody File: President Obama released a statement on this anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Read it below.

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Republicans: Withdraw Abortion Pledge

President Obama may have a problem on his hands. Pro-life groups have been concerned for months because Obama has promised that he would sign the Freedom of Choice Act.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

National Prayer Service

The Brody File is providing you a few places to go to read more about today's National Prayer Service. Read the sermon by Sharon Watkins here.

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Flubbed Oath

For all of you watching at home, it first appears that President Obama flubbed the presidential oath of office. Not exactly. Justice Roberts appears to get a little nervous or get ahead of himself and threw the whole thing off.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren Prays in Jesus' Name

Rick Warren delivered an emphatic invocation at President Barack Obama's inauguration today. The Brody File has the video above. Have a look.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The First 100 Days

This morning I was live on The 700 Club from the National Mall talking about this historic inauguration and what President Barack Obama's administration will look like during the first 100 days.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Hearts McCain

Barack Obama is giving some love to John McCain tonight as part of a bi-partisan dinner in his honor.

posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Gay Bishop Pastor Prayer Left Off TV

Gay and Lesbian Activists aren't having a good couple of weeks. First Rick Warren is chosen to give the Inaugural Invocation prayer and then Gay Bishop's Gene Robinson's prayer at the Inaugural event yesterday was not broadcast on television.

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Jill Biden Has a Whoops Moment

We know Joe Biden has 'foot in mouth disease.' But it's not supposed to spread to family members right? Well, guess what? Jill Biden, his wife, had quite a moment today that is making headlines. Read below from The Associated Press:

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Richard Land With Kind Words for Obama

The Brody File just spoke with Richard Land, the President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Since the Election, Land has been contacted by the Obama team. It seems like the lines of communication are open. Below is what Dr. Land told me: <

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Younger Evangelicals and Obama

Hey Brody File readers. Take a moment to read this article from Newsweek. A portion of it is below but you can read the whole piece here. <

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Barack Obama Goes to Church

 Can I get an Amen? Barack Obama and his family went to Church Sunday. Video is here and more below from The Washington Post: <

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video: Bush Blow-up Doll Beat Up in DC with Flying Shoes

While hundreds of thousands of people gather on the mall for the joyous and festive occasion of the Barack Obama's inauguration, hundreds of people are lining up a couple miles away throwing shoes at a big President Bush blow up doll. The Brody File crew shot this video a few hours ago. This is in the Dupont Circle area. Click play above.

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Speaker Pelosi's Office to Brody File: Ted Haggard Account " Simply Not True"

Stop the presses! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office is denying pastor Ted Haggard’s claim that the Speaker offered encouraging words to the fallen pastor. <

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Nancy Pelosi Offered Comforting Words to Pastor Ted Haggard

Talk about reaching across the aisle! Now here’s an odd pair. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reached out to fallen pastor Ted Haggard through her daughter. Confused? Read below as reported first by Brody File friend Dan Gilgoff over at U.S. News and World report: <

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Prayer List Announced

The Obama Inauguration team has come out with their list of who will be speaking at next week’s National Prayer Service.Read below: <

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Barack Obama 1996 Questionnaire: "I favor legalizing same sex marriages"

Barack Obama says he is against same sex marriage but in 1996 he is quoted in a questionnaire saying, “I favor legalizing same sex marriages” <

posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

A New Faith Plan to End the Culture Wars in America

Here’s the question I have for you: Can conservative, moderate and liberal people of faith join together and convince the Obama administration to support their agenda aimed at ending the culture war in America? Moreover, can it be implemented in some form or fashion? <

posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Gibbs Says Obama Will Get Rid of Don’t Ask, Don’t tell Policy

Here’s a little video nugget that will get quite a bit of attention. It's already a big hit on the gay and lesbian blogs. <

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Get Your Obama Love Tote Bag

The Obama team thinks of everything don’t they? Now you can have your very own Obama Love Tote Bag! Or how about a “Change” scarf?  This is all part of their “Runway to Change”. View all of these items here. <

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Benediction Pastor Gives God the Glory

Reverend Joseph Lowery will be giving the benediction at Barack Obama’s inauguration event. Here’s what he told The Washington Post about Obama’s victory. <

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson will not invoke Jesus in Inaugural Event Prayer

Maybe this shouldn’t come as a shock but controversial gay Bishop Gene Robinson says the name of Jesus will NOT be in his prayer this Sunday at the kickoff Inaugural prayer. Instead he’s going to pray to the “god of our understandings.” Huh? <

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Chooses Gay Bishop for Big Inaugural Event

And now the latest installment in “As Obama’s Faith World Turns” <

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Undecided on New DC Church

President-Elect Barack Obama hasn't decided yet on which church to attend in DC. Watch here and read the ABC This Week transcript below:   STEPHANOPOULOS: You've been without a worship community now for about a year. Do you miss it?   OBAMA: I do and it's been a difficult time. Now, I've got a wonderful community of people who are praying for me every day, and they call me up and -- you know, but it's not the same as going to church and the choir's going and you get a good sermon.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama's Pastor Choice for Inauguration Prayer Service

Remember the name Sharon Watkins. Reverend Sharon E. Watkins to be exact. She's the woman President-Elect Barack Obama has chosen to give the sermon at the big national prayer service the day after the Inauguration. The nation will be watching.

posted @ Monday, January 12, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon Praying for Obama

The World famous Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon is coming to DC on Inauguration day to take part in a prayer breakfast devoted to praying for President-Elect Barack Obama. He is now an ordained minister living in Arizona. <

posted @ Friday, January 09, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama and Hamas: A Powder Keg waiting to Explode

According to the Guardian newspaper, it looks like Barack Obama may be willing to have some folks on his team have discussions with Hamas. Oy-vey. <

posted @ Friday, January 09, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hamas Supporter to Jews: "Go Back to the Oven"

We hear plenty from the mainstream media about the plight of the suffering Palestinian people during this war between Hamas and Israel. We also hear plenty of news about pro-Palestinian rallies around the World. Yet the mainstream press rarely reports what is actually said at those rallies. <

posted @ Friday, January 09, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin Blasts McCain Campaign for Series of Katie Couric Interviews

Sarah Palin is talking…again. <

posted @ Thursday, January 08, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Ultimate Photo-Op

How many Presidents does it take to screw in a light bulb? I have no idea. What I do know is that if you get four presidents and one soon to be President in the same room you have history.

posted @ Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren in October on Prop 8: "This is not even just a Christian issue. It’s a humanitarian and human issue.”

Some of you may have seen portions of the following videos but The Brody File has gone through them and found them to be pretty interesting. <

posted @ Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Burris, Franken, Panetta Oh My!

So much controversy, so much to say!  My  CBN collegue Jennifer Wishon reports on Burris and then get my take after her report. Watch above from our CBN Newswatch show.

posted @ Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

My Strange Subway Ride with Barack Obama

Barack Obama was staring at me on my metro ride into DC today. <

posted @ Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Mr. Burris Goes to Washington

What a mess. <

posted @ Monday, January 05, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

New Congress Religious Breakdown

The folks over at the respected Pew Forum look at the religious makeup of the incoming 111th Congress. Bottom line: Protestants are the largest religious group but the numbers continue to dwindle. Congress is more religiously diverse than ever. Read below from the Pew Forum <

posted @ Monday, January 05, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Malia and Sasha Head to School: Pictures and Prayers!

Malia and Sasha Obama are off to school. God bless them! Seriously! <

posted @ Monday, January 05, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama's Silence on Gaza War

Should President-Elect Barack Obama stay silent on the Israel/Hamas war? So far he hasn’t said a word and he’s taking some hits for it around the World. Read below from London’s The Guardian newspaper and then get my take: <

posted @ Monday, January 05, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Brody File is Back

2009 has arrived and so has The Brody File. I’m back from vacation. I didn’t go to Hawaii like the Obamas. I didn’t go to Africa like Rahm Emanuel and his family. No. I stayed home and cleaned out the dining room closet. Yes ladies and gentlemen. That was the highlight. <

posted @ Sunday, January 04, 2009 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)