January 2009 Entries
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.
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. <
This just came into the Brody File: President Obama released a statement on this anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Read it below.
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.
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.
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.
Rick Warren delivered an emphatic invocation at President Barack Obama's inauguration today. The Brody File has the video above. Have a look.
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.
Barack Obama is giving some love to John McCain tonight as part of a bi-partisan dinner in his honor.
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.
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:
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: <
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. <
Can I get an Amen? Barack Obama and his family went to Church Sunday. Video is here and more below from The Washington Post: <
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.
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. <
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: <
The Obama Inauguration team has come out with their list of who will be speaking at next week’s National Prayer Service.Read below: <
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” <
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? <
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. <
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. <
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. <
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? <
And now the latest installment in “As Obama’s Faith World Turns” <
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.
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.
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. <
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. <
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. <
Sarah Palin is talking…again. <
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.
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. <
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.
Barack Obama was staring at me on my metro ride into DC today. <
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 <
Malia and Sasha Obama are off to school. God bless them! Seriously! <
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: <
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. <