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Poll: Most Americans don’t want bin Laden photos released

By | 05.09.11 | 2:04 pm

A new NBC poll indicates that a large majority of Americans agree with the Obama Administration’s decision not to release photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse.

Poll: Opposition to health care reform falling

By | 05.04.11 | 8:45 am

Opposition to federal health care reform has sharply declined in recent weeks, according to a new survey from polling company Rasmussen Reports.

Studies debunk myth that the rich flee states with higher tax rates

By | 05.02.11 | 3:17 pm

Fiscal conservatives have long cited anecdotal and inconclusive evidence that state tax hikes send the rich running to states whose tax policies are more sympathetic to their pocketbooks. Two new academic studies, however, poke holes in such theories.

Obama on birth certificate questions: ‘We do not have time for this kind of silliness’

By | 04.27.11 | 11:02 am

The White House today issued on its website a certified copy of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate. It confirms, as is well documented, that Obama was born in Honolulu’s Kapiolani Maternity Hospital in 1961.

Allen West: Liberal women ‘neutering American men,’ to blame for debt

By | 04.26.11 | 1:40 pm

At an event in Boca Raton last week for conservative Christian women’s group Women Impacting the Nation, tea party favorite Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, said that liberal women are “neutering American men” and implied that they are the cause of America’s dire financial straits.

IMF: China will be world’s top economic superpower in five years

By | 04.25.11 | 11:51 am

China will overtake the U.S. economically in just five years, according to the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts. On MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal’s Brett Arend reports that new IMF data indicate that the rise of China as the world’s No. 1 economic superpower will take place in 2016, far earlier than traditionally predicted.

Even the KKK deplores Terry Jones

By | 04.22.11 | 4:42 pm

As the fight over Florida pastor Terry Jones’s crusade against Islam carries on in court, at least one barometer has surfaced that provides a sign of just how objectionable Jones is to people across the political spectrum. Earlier this week, Reddit users discovered a series of press releases from the Ku Klux Klan denouncing Florida pastor Terry Jones for his “ignorant,” “despicable” and “un-American” burning of the Koran.

IMF chief expresses gloomy outlook on America’s economy, endorses Obama approach

By | 04.20.11 | 11:54 am

This week’s report that the S&P index has cut its outlook on America’s credit future from “stable” to “negative” was clouded by questions of the index’s credibility. But a more objective voice has entered the fray to underscore the S&P’s analysis.

Sugar industry, Fanjuls cash in while taxpayers foot bill (Updated)

By | 04.14.11 | 11:43 am

The Fanjul family sugar empire benefits from environmental efforts that give them a green image — as taxpayers foot the bill — and from federal subsidies that American consumers pay for both at the grocery store and on tax day.

South Florida ICE chief under investigation for child porn

By | 04.13.11 | 11:21 am

The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (aka ICE) for South Florida has been placed on administrative leave pending a child pornography investigation, according to the Orlando Sentinel and The Miami Herald.

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