The Occupy Wall Street movement has often been labeled as the left’s answer to the conservative grassroots movement, the Tea Party, that sprung up in 2009. However, both the Tea Party and Occupiers largely detest being compared with one another. Is this a fair perception? Is it really red versus blue, Republican versus Democrat, the preppie kid versus the hipster?
In a recent CNN poll, President Obama’s approval rating remains steady overall. But there has been some decrease among Democrats when asked if they would support Obama for re-election.
With the Occupy movement taking over more of the American dialogue, many onlookers are beginning to ask the question: what political thought drives these protests? There has been a lot of discussion by political pundits describing the movement as either Marxist or libertarian.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the abolishment of the death penalty for the remainder of his term in office. Kitzhaber announced on Tuesday that he is morally opposed to capital punishment
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has introduced a couple pieces of legislation that would attempt to make airline travel less of a headache for passengers and lighter on their wallets, just in time for the holiday season.
Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are speaking out about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's attitude toward women, asserting that Romney has changed over decades from open skepticism about the role of women in the LDS Church to a kind of modest support.
After two months of occupying Wall Street, protesters across the country have begun to occupy the conversation that Americans are having regarding the current economic state of the country. However, many people are still unsure as to who the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters are, and what exactly it is they want. As the protests spread across the country, it is important for the general population to have a full understanding of this grassroots movement.
Michigan Democratic Congressman Dale Kildee is denying charges that he sexually abused his cousin more than 50 years ago.Tags Homosexuality
Many southern states have joined Arizona in passing anti-immigration legislation. Alabama’s HB56, which was passed in June, went into effect on Sept. 1 of this year. However, the bill is being met with stark conflict as a delegation of 10 U.S. House members paid a visit to the state’s capital in order to push for the bill’s repeal.
It was announced Thursday that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will be the first Republican contender this election cycle to receive such a high level of protection from the U.S. Secret Service. He is only the 12th presidential candidate overall to receive such protection during the campaign process.Tags 2012 Race
President Obama is “hostile” and “disdainful” of Christianity. That’s according to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. Perkins told Dr. James Dobson, president of Focus on the Family, in a broadcast last week that he believes Obama has used his position as a bully pulpit that has “created an atmosphere that is hostile toward Christianity.”
A group of millionaires arrived in Washington on Wednesday to lobby Capitol Hill into mandating higher taxes for the upper class. The group of about two dozen, titled Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength (PMFS), is urging that Congress make the wealthy one percent of the country pay their “fair share” in taxes.
Society thrives when families stick together, according to several speakers at the second annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection news conference held Thursday. The event was hosted by the Family Research Council in Washington, DC.Tags Family issues
President Obama’s approval rating ranks low compared to those of recent incumbents, a new CNN poll reveals. The poll was released Tuesday and found that Obama’s overall approval rating remains in the mid-40s. As of right now, 46 percent of registered voters approve of the president’s job performance while 52 percent disapprove. Obama has been polling these numbers since mid-summer.Tags 2012 Race
Only one day after the high court decided to hear the case, there is political pressure from both sides of the aisle calling for both Justice Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas to recuse themselves from a Supreme Court decision on the Obama administration’s health reform law.