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  • Poll: Vladimir Putin is stronger than President Obama

    Maybe it is the photos of him posing shirtless on horseback, or his military push into Ukraine, but Americans in a new poll believe Russian President Vladimir Putin is a much stronger leader than President Obama. A YouGov/Economist survey of 1,000 adults interviewed March 8-10 found that 78...

  • Godless: 85% of French say faith in God not necessary for morals

    A whopping 85 percent of those living in France do not believe that it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and good, putting the country at the bottom of a worldwide poll on religion and morals.

  • Worried Obama begs donors, 'Do you still have my back?'

    Once carried like a conquering hero, President Obama is now pleading with donors for help to push his agenda, having to convince them that his record is something that should wow them. "Do you still have my back?" Obama asks in a new letter to donors and contributors. "You should be proud of...

  • Bitter study: Soda taxes don't cut obesity, drive people to other sugars

    A new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation casts "serious doubt" on effort by nanny state legislators to curb obesity through tax increases on sweet sodas and energy drinks, finding in some cases that people simply shift to other sweets--and gain weight.

  • Sen. Tom Harkin says hearing witnesses can ignore GOP questions

    The Democratic chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee declared Wednesday that cabinet secretaries do not have to answer questions at hearings if they don’t feel like it, the latest breakdown in collegiality. In a politically-charged atmosphere during a...

  • Report: Obamacare subsidies to double tax credits to more than $200 billion a year

    Refundable tax credits, which already cost the federal government more than it spends to fund the Department of Education, are set to double to more than $200 billion a year once all of the Obamacare subsidies kick in, according to a new report from the independent Tax Foundation. The report...

  • Poll: Mary Burke ties Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating

    Her first ad against Gov. Scott Walker was dubbed “pants on fire” by PolitiFact Wisconsin, but Democratic challenger Mary Burke has caught up to the Republican in a new statewide poll. Rasmussen Reports found that each holds 45 percent support, though Walker has an edge in his favorable...

  • More than 500 economists slam minimum wage hike as a jobs killer

    Five hundred economists, including three Nobel laureates, on Wednesday urged Congress to junk President Obama’s proposal to boost the minimum wage to $10.10, claiming it will cut jobs and raises prices.

  • John McCain attacks Obama for 'incredible misreading of Vladimir Putin'

    He's not exactly saying “I told you so,” but Sen. John McCain, who lost to then-Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 election, is blasting the president for misreading Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression and for generally “leading from behind” on the world stage. In a fundraising...

  • Obama at Gap: No V-necks for daughters, fears they will 'slip'

    President Obama, on a fundraising field trip to New York City on Tuesday, stopped in at a Gap on 42nd Street to shop for his wife and daughters, confidently telling those around him, "I think the ladies will be impressed by my style sense.” But given a choice to be stylish or prudish, he...



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