New poll numbers show that President Obama has suffered massive erosion in enthusiasm among voters under 30, dropping from 81 percent in November 2008 to 48 percent this month. Young voters, who were crucial to Obama’s election and are even more crucial to his re-election, have unemployment rates sharply higher than the national average.
Most people understand that insider trading is illegal. However, what most people probably aren’t aware of is that Congress is exempt from that law. Senators and congressmen are legally able to trade stock based on the private information they have received from their official positions. According to CBS News’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, Congress utilizes this power to the best of their ability.
CBS News conspired to marginalize GOP candidate Michele Bachmann during the Republican primary debate Saturday, Bachmann claims. According to Talking Points Memo (TPM), Bachmann announced to reporters in the spin room after the debate that her campaign has proof that the debate sponsor, CBS, had “preplanned to attempt to limit the number of questions [she] was asked on stage.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain have one thing in common: they both shot to the top of the GOP presidential polls at lightning fast speed. However, political missteps may hamper both men’s bid for the presidency. While Perry has chosen to try and correct his mistakes with humor, Cain has chosen to go down the road of defiance.
The GOP presidential nomination has come down to three candidates vying for the party’s approval: Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. While Mitt Romney has been a long-time front-runner candidate, Cain and Gingrich have just recently risen to the top after initially being thought of as long-shot candidates.
Jefferson County of Alabama filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, making it the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
The Air Force acknowledged on Tuesday that between 2003 and 2008 the Dover Air Force Base mortuary had practiced a burial procedure for some of America’s war dead that many find to be unjust. Portions of troops’ bodies were cremated and then disposed of in a landfill in Virginia, unknown to the surviving family members.
On the eve of the latest GOP debate round Wednesday night, a lawyer for one of Herman Cain’s accusers is trying to organize a joint press conference for this week on Cain’s alleged sexual improprieties.
Tuesday’s voting day revealed that for all the anxiety surrounding the economy and current state of affairs in the country, voters declined to throw state and local incumbents out of power. They did, however, have one overarching statement to make to the government: Get out of the way.
In a technical gaffe, President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were overheard by journalists at last week’s G20 summit in Cannes slamming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The conversation was meant to be private but their microphones were left on and Sarkozy was noted to have called Netanyahu a “liar.”
After the recent allegations of sexual harassment bubbled up, Cain’s beginning to see a slip in poll numbers. What has yet to be determined though is how much the sexual harassment allegations will affect conservative women’s support for Cain.
GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, the only conservative black man running for 2012, built his campaign on the idea that race doesn’t matter in the Republican Party. Seemingly, however, liberal pundits argue that when the media reports on allegations not in Cain’s favor, race is very important.
President Obama’s announcement last month that all U.S. troops in Iraq would be brought home by December was met with enthusiasm by war weary Americans – and the Iranian government. Upon the announcement of a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been flexing Iranian muscle in the vulnerable Middle East region, causing the West great concern of how an Iranian influenced Iraq will shape the future dynamics of the Middle East.
GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain has had a busy week responding to allegations of sexual misconduct. Despite the controversy, Cain’s support among the GOP base remains fairly strong.
The Michigan Senate passed a bill Wednesday that requires schools to develop anti-bullying policies and programs. However, the state Democrats are fired up about the bill’s “religious exception” clause, saying that bullies now have an excuse to get away with tormenting their fellow classmates.
Christian health care providers were given the opportunity to express their concerns to Congress on Wednesday regarding a mandate that forces them to provide their insurers with contraception coverage.
As Iran continues to demonstrate a desire and capability to attain nuclear weapons, Israel is determined to make sure that does not happen. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has implied that Israel’s patience with the Islamic Republic is growing thin and that diplomacy may soon come to an end.
Every four years, Americans typically get reminded of the limitations of a two-party political system. Candidates running for either party typically campaign toward the more extreme ideologies, jousting for the title of “most conservative” or “most liberal” candidate of the pact. Americans Elect is hoping to change that.
The longer Mitt Romney stays in the GOP presidential race, the more Republicans seem to doubt his ideology as a true conservative. Romney has been accused of changing his mind on many political issues and most recently his views concerning global climate change have come under scrutiny.
South Carolina’s strict new immigration law is being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice under the claim that it undermines federal authority.
The world has seen a wave of civil unrest sweep across nations this year and as a result the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking measures to prevent any sign of social disturbance from happening within America. One of the measures include monitoring social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, for clues on growing civil disobedience.
Earlier this month President Obama made headlines when he announced the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of this year. As a result of this drawdown, the Department of Defense has announced its plan to increase military presence in the Persian Gulf region, The New York Times reports.
In an effort to revitalize his declining presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tried to appeal to the Republican base Friday night. He appeared at a conservative event in Manchester, N.H., in front of a crowd of 450, and advocated for the state to take a more conservative agenda.
The anti-bullying project called “It Gets Better” is routinely endorsed by celebrities and democratic politicians. This year, however, three New Jersey Republicans have joined in.
The Republican nominee has yet to be formally announced, however, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has already chosen its enemy: Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.