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  • Poll: 9 years old is the 'appropriate age' to begin shooting guns

    By a margin of slightly more than two-to-one, Americans overall would feel safer with a gun in their house than not, but less than a quarter of Democrats agree, according to a new survey. Pollster YouGov found that 42 percent would feel safer with a gun in the home. Just 20 percent would feel...

  • Trial lawyers helped FDA with rule opening generic drug firms to lawsuits

    The association that represents America's trial lawyers played a special role in the Food and Drug Administration's process of developing a new rule that opens the door to suits against generic drug makers, a potential financial bonanza to lawyers -- and a $4 billion hit to consumers and the...

  • Confusing Obamacare regs define 30-hour week as 40 hours

    The administration is confusing and frustrating businesses and lawmakers with new Obamacare regulations that define full-time as working just 30 hours, but sometimes rely on the traditional 40-hour week and even a new and unheard of standard of 35 hours in guidance to employers facing a maze of...

  • Poll: Sarah Palin tops list of women Americans want to run for president

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party movement, tops a new list of women other than Hillary Clinton who Americans want to run for president. A series of Economist/YouGov polls, wrapped up in an article released this week, found overwhelming support for women candidates...

  • Top GOP pollster: Door 'opens' for Jeb Bush in 2016

    It may not be conventional thinking, but Hillary Clinton is good for Jeb Bush, according to an influential GOP political pollster. Ed Goeas, the go-to pollster for top Republican candidates around the nation, said that Clinton's dominance among likely 2016 Democratic contenders will inspire...

  • 'Shocked' Anti-Defamation League slaps FBI 'diss on hate crimes

    The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has labeled several Washington, D.C.-based family organizations as "hate groups" for favoring traditional marriage, has been dumped as a "resource" on the FBI's Hate Crime Web page, a significant rejection of the influential legal group. The Web page...

  • Biden pushes $10.10 minimum wage at D.C. restaurant that pays $3.77 an hour

    Vice President Joe Biden, the point man for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10, on Wednesday took his campaign to a Washington, D.C., landmark, the Florida Avenue Grill, which pays its workers a minimum wage to tipped employees of $3.77. That is above the federally required $2.13 hourly wage...

  • Mele Kalikimaka: $11.8m for just two Obama Christmas vacations

    Hawaiian vacations are getting pricy. Just ask the First Family — and the American taxpayer. With inflation jumping the cost of flying Air Force One, the price of President Obama's 17-day family vacation to Hawaii last Christmas was $7,781,361.30 -- and that doesn't even include rent, rooms...

  • Top Dem pollster: 'Don't defend' Obamacare, call it 'flawed from the beginning'

    One of the nation's leading Democratic pollsters and strategists is urging embattled House and Senate incumbents to abandon their defense of Obamacare and instead pledge to “fix it.” Celinda Lake, whose firm Lake Research Partners provided the Democratic analysis of the new George...

  • 24/7 coverage of Malaysian jet doesn't help CNN beat Fox

    CNN’s nonstop coverage of the missing Malaysian jet, which has helped the cable channel’s ratings, wasn’t nearly enough to help it catch Fox News, according to the latest Nielsen Media Research ratings. For the second straight week, Fox dominated the ratings at a time when some expected...

  • Study: ABC/CBS/NBC give Obamacare less than 1 percent of network news airtime

    It's the biggest issue in the midterm elections, and problems with Obamacare are driving Democrats to abandon it to save themselves, but the nation's Big 3 TV networks have devoted less than 1 percent of their airtime to the flawed health care system since Jan. 1, according to a new study. The...

  • Pew: White majority over, next generation more than 50% non-white

    For the first time in American history, non-whites will make up half or more of the next generation, likely pushing Washington toward a bigger government — and the GOP better tone down their anti-government rhetoric if they want to win them, according to a top polling outfit. At a briefing...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: NBC 'surprised' Obama not on list of greatest leaders

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features NBC's Today show hosts expressing surprise that Fortune Magazine's new list of the 50 greatest leaders didn't include President Obama.

  • Press covering Michelle Obama shoved, screamed at, blocked from events in China

    First lady Michelle Obama's Spring Break trip to China with her daughters and mom has received some glowing news reports, but not because her press corps has had an easy time covering the event-filled trip.

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama no worse than Ronald Reagan

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama doesn't have many options in Crimea, and is following a pattern set by former President Ronald Reagan, who talked tough but then left Lebanon. "In 1987, Yale University historian Paul Kennedy wrote about the...



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