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'Pro-choice' Americans at record low, poll finds
2012-05-24 01:35:00
The percent of Americans who identify as ?pro-choice? regarding legalized abortion is at a new low of 41 percent, according to a newly released Gallup poll. The figure is one percent lower than the previous all-time low registered by Gallup, which was in May 2009....
Obama: Americans can?t wait for Afghanistan to be 'perfect'
2012-05-22 01:40:00
President Barack Obama on Monday acknowledged "risks" in his decision to withdraw U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 but said war-weary Americans can't wait for that strife-torn country to be "perfect." "I don't think that there is ever going to be an optimal point where we say, this is all done, ...
U.S. commander: Americans in Afghanistan to fight through 2014
2012-05-21 00:16:00
The commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan bluntly warned Sunday that American soldiers will face combat in that war-torn country right up to the time they leave, December 31, 2014. General John Allen told reporters not to buy into a "narrative" that the handover of security responsibilities to Afghan forces next year means US troops ...
Over 55 and jobless, Americans face tough hunt
2012-05-15 15:23:00
Jean Coyle, 67, has a new kind of ministry. The former professor had just begun a career as a Presbyterian minister in Virginia when the economic downturn forced her church to let her go in 2007.
Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad
2012-05-15 09:19:00
Is Facebook a flash in the pan? Nearly half of Americans think so, according to a new AP/CNBC poll. Forty-six percent of those polled say the social networking giant is likely to "fade away as new things come along," while 43 percent predict it will be "successful over the long term." And with its long-awaited ...
Obama: ?Americans are on our side? on same-sex marriage
2012-05-15 00:15:00
Click image to see more photos. (Reuters/Larry Downing) Scooping up dollars for his campaign at a New York fundraiser, President Barack Obama told supporters on Monday that "the American people are on our side" when it comes to issues like same-sex marriage. The president spoke at an event hosted by openly gay singer Ricky Martin, ...
Will Americans tire of the Democrats? shiny objects?
2012-05-14 09:48:00
In recent days, the president’s strategy for reelection has become pretty clear; he means to distract voters from the anemic recovery as well as his unpopular health care overall, the nation’s debt and the impending insolvency of entitlements (not to mention his absence of solutions for the last two) by dangling bright shiny articles in ...
Jobless Americans to lose unemployment benefits
2012-05-11 23:30:00
More than 200,000 long-term jobless Americans will lose their unemployment checks this week, when eight states roll off the federal extended benefits program. Nearly half of them live in California, and the rest reside in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Texas. The federal extended benefits program has provided the jobless with up to 20 weeks of unemployment checks after they've run through their state and their federal emergency benefits, which together last up to 79 weeks. But the extended benefits program is expiring throughout the country as the economy improves. To be eligible for these benefits, a state must show that its unemployment rate is at least 10% higher than it was in at least one of the past three years. State unemployment rates have been falling as the jobless find new positions or exit the workforce. For instance, Nevada has the highest state unemployment rate at 12%, but it's still below the 14% it logged in October 2010...
65% of Americans want action on Climate Change.
2012-05-11 03:01:00
Sustainable Business is reporting that a large majority of Americans want to take action to combat Climate Change: 62% of Americans now believe that man-made climate change is occurring, according to the biannual National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change, commissioned by the Brookings Institute. That's up from the low of 50% in spring 2010, but it's still far down from the 75% who believed it in 2008. A majority of Americans (65%) also want mandatory controls on greenhouse gas emissions, but there's still a partisan divide. 82% of Democrats favor it, but only 50% of Republicans do, according to the latest Gallup poll. The conclusion: The GOP is not representing the public in its outright denial of climate change and related action. GOP lawmakers oppose carbon emissions controls much more than their constituents. Indeed, the GOP (aka Republican) representatives are not properly representing the 50% of their constituents who want to take action to combat ...
Poll shows Americans' pessimism on economy growing
2012-05-11 02:32:00
Americans are growing more pessimistic about the economy and handling it remains President Barack Obama's weak spot and biggest challenge in his bid for a second term, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Free OpenDNS, Young Americans for Obama, and Colorado Threads stickers
2012-05-09 18:31:00
Free OpenDNS, Young Americans for Obama, and Colorado Threads stickers
2012-05-09 01:33:00
UN: US Should Return Lands to Native Americans
2012-05-06 03:57:00
by G.A. Stewart III A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination. James Anaya is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and plans to present a report on his findings to the UN in September: Anaya said he would reserve detailed recommendations on a plan for land restoration until he presents his final report to the UN human rights council in September. "I'm talking about restoring to indigenous peoples what obviously they're entitled to and they have a legitimate claim to in a way that is not devisive but restorative. That's the idea behind reconciliation," he said. This is a classic example of the victimization mentality where instead of someone taking responsibility for their actions and actually worki...
Americans favor limited U.S. role in Afghanistan
2012-05-05 02:39:00
Most Americans want U.S. troops out of Afghanistan and oppose a significant long-term commitment to support that nation's economy and security, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday. But the poll also indicated that most Americans favor keeping some U.S. forces in Afghanistan to help train that nation's troops, and to continue missions targeting al-Qaeda. Taken together, the findings suggest "Americans essentially want to be done with Afghanistan," said Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson. ...
Video: Most Americans can't answer history questions
2012-05-04 16:49:00
Most American citizens can't answer history questions about their own country.
African-Americans face roadblocks to HIV therapy, untreated depression make
2012-05-02 18:33:00
African-Americans with HIV are much less likely to adhere to drug therapy than others with the disease, according to a University of Michigan study. Moreover, untreated depression may greatly hinder adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all low-income, HIV-infected patients, regardless of race. The study is the first known to indicate a true racial disparity in antiretroviral therapy adherence, says Rajesh Balkrishnan, associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the College of Pharmacy. Less than 30 percent of African-American HIV patients in the one-year study sustained optimal adherence to ART, compared to 40 percent of other HIV patients. ?Our results show an alarming disparity in the quality of pharmaceutical care provided to African-American Medicaid enrollees with HIV,? Balkrishnan said. ?These enrollees have much lower adherence rates to ARTs and a 10 percent higher incidence of depression.?
Officials: 4 Americans died in Afghan chopper crash
2012-04-20 15:10:00
A U.S. Army helicopter crashed in bad weather during a night flight in Afghanistan, and all four American crew members were killed, U.S. and Afghan officials said Friday.
Taxes push some Americans to take a hike
2012-04-18 01:15:00
Last year, almost 1,800 people renounced their U.S. citizenship or handed in their Green Cards.
Domestic Oil Production Is Bullish for Americans: Evan Calio
2012-04-17 22:31:00
The Energy Report: Oil and gas controversies are all over the news these days. Evan, what is your take on the space? Evan Calio: Energy is a challenging space currently. The biggest story right now is the widening West Texas Intermediate (WTI) discount to water-borne, global crudes like Brent, largely as a result of unconventional oil production growth in the U.S. Our five-year forecast for U.S. oil liquids production growth is 2 million barrels per day (MMb/d). You could add some of the Canadian barrels that ultimately should travel into the U.S. refining system of almost 700 thousand barrels per day (Mb/d). That is a pretty material amount of production growth on a relative basis and could result in . . . → Read More: Domestic Oil Production Is Bullish for Americans: Evan Calio
Americans prefer budget cuts as means to cutting deficits;media prefer Obam
2012-04-17 19:36:00
Take a gander at Yahoo!’s headlines in this screenshot I took at 10:24 PST (1:24 GayPatriot blog time): Note the last one. By clicking on that headline, we don’t get a news story, but an opinion piece by a former official in the Carter administration. Just took one google search to determine Mr. Shapiro’s politics. ...
Taxes Prompt More Americans to Renounce Citizenship
2012-04-17 13:39:00
“‘Truth, justice, and the American way’ ? it’s not enough anymore,” the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran. Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman’s lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That’s a record number ...
Why do Americans Drive Front First into Their Driveways?
2012-04-16 23:05:00
I was surprised when I came to the States to see that almost everybody drove front first into their driveways and subsequently had to reverse out onto the street. The established practice in the UK was to back into the driveway and leave it front first. It makes so much more sense to reverse into th
Not Just About Americans...!
2012-04-10 06:59:00
This video presents a pretty accurate picture of relationships the world over. Ahem, slight variations depending on your region. What surprised me was the cheerful way in which the author delivers not-so-happy truths.________________________-_______________________________-____________________________ Want targeted articles for your blog or online publication? You can find my contact details here: About meGain inspiration from people who led exemplary lives. Half the battle is won when you think you can. Trust the power of Inspiration.
Americans brace for next foreclosure wave
2012-04-05 01:09:00
Half a decade into the deepest U.S. housing crisis since the 1930s, many Americans are hoping the crisis is finally nearing its end.
Mitt sweeps up a hat trick, saying that Americans may have given up on this
2012-04-04 10:05:00
Last night, in winning last night’s big prize, Amy Walter of ABC OTUS News reported [Mitt] Romneydidn’t simply get more votes than Santorum did in the“must-win” state of Wisconsin, he won over the kinds of voters who have been skeptical of his candidacy for much of thisprimary season: very conservative Republicans, middle income earners, strong ...
Clueless and Confused Americans, Treat The "Rest of the World" and NOW Thei
2012-03-23 14:32:00
The comediennes of Decline of the American Empireon the CBC's Just for LaughsEver get the feeling, a collective consciousness feeling, that America & Americans are out to prove to "The Rest of the World" that they are so right and you are so wrong.  The YOU in this statement is a collective pronoun, meant to encompass both the individual person, and whole countries.So I went on a search to find out what "The Rest of the World" thinks.  This is was sparked by a recent Canadian Broadcasting Comedy Show which aired on March 20th 2012, Just for Laughs, that was titled: The Decline of the American EmpireWhat's so funny about that I thought.That's not funny, but apparently some comediennes think so. So I watched.  And I watched some more. I watched the mockingly familar self deprecating jokes that the comics made about America and Americans.  I was hooked.  I watched the whole show. I came away with a larger consciousness about my c...
SXSW Interactive Goes Political: Americans Elect Wins 2012 People?s Choice
2012-03-15 16:12:00
?This award confirms that Americans Elect is not just a growing political movement, but also a groundbreaking and innovative tech startup,? said Joshua Levine, the organization?s chief technology officer. ?We?re honored to be recognized alongside so many other companies at SXSW using technology to empower people and improve the world around us.? Click here to ...
Americans Are NEVER Alone
2012-03-08 20:19:00
I have a greatfriend that blogs under the nom de plume J. D. Longstreet at INSIGHT on Freedom, I have linked to his blog for a very long time, and once again I am compelled to present one of his … Continue reading →
Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans
2012-03-03 22:54:00
Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans NEW YORK (AP) – Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar industry enriching the schemers, anguishing the victims and vexing law enforcement officials who … Continue reading →
Obama Campaign Slams Koch Brothers: Americans For Prosperity Should Reveal
2012-03-03 00:24:00
The Huffington Post | By Leigh Owens Posted: 03/02/12 02:56 PM ET The Obama campaign has started a petition aimed at forcing Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, to release its donor lists to the public, proving the group’s claim of running a grassroots-supported organization. This latest move ...
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Supermajority of Americans prefers spending cuts to tax hikes
2012-02-24 19:18:00
Got an e-mail alert earlier today to a most interesting tidbit that the AP (yes, the AP!) caught in their recent poll. They found that Americans’ fondness for limited government is significant in this election year because it shows voters prefer the Republican approach in the core partisan dispute over resolving the nation?s fiscal problems. ...
Feb. 24, 1938: Americans Can Now Stop Chewing on Pig Hair
2012-02-24 14:52:00
From Wired Top Stories: The first nylon-bristled toothbrushes go on sale, a welcome alternative to chewing on sticks or scrubbing the teeth with ground-up oyster shells. Read the whole article
Conservative policies good for all Americans, including gays
2012-02-10 03:50:00
In talking to pjmedia, GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia focused on the group’s efforts to communicate “why conservative principles are good for different constituencies.” Nice to see this movie away from the identity politics practiced by other gay groups. The issue is not legislation specifying sexual orientation, but adopting policies which don’t single out any ...
Americans frustrated that Obama can?t force Congress to do his will?
2012-02-07 08:00:00
Wonder how Matt Lauer and his colleagues in the legacy media would have reacted had George W. Bush expressed a similar frustration: I think this is the nature of being President. What’s frustrated people is that I have not been able to force Congress to implement every aspect of what I said in 2008. Well, ...
Acts Against Americans
2012-01-20 00:53:00
Worth watching: Acts Against Americans I’ve seen that roped, gagged, blindfolded, handcuffed, hooded video segment before. But there is absolutely no reason that such treatment should have been used, or still being used. Just an example of what this country is willing to do to “suspects” (remember, none were convicted of anything when this was filmed). But ...
GOProud Congratulates Romney for Standing up For Gay Americans
2012-01-08 21:27:00
Our friends at GOProud were enthusiastic about Mitt Romney’s remarks on gay people in this morning’s debate. In a release, they cited something the presidential candidate said beyond the commentary he offered on marriage last night: After pointing out that while Massachusetts?s governor, a member of his cabinet was gay and he appointed judges regardless ...
Americans frustrated by congressional stalemates
2011-12-23 02:49:00
Americans frustrated by congressional stalemates CHICAGO (AP) – As Americans watch yet another political drama play out on Capitol Hill – this time over whether to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits – they have a question for … Continue reading →
2011-12-17 01:02:00
CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS? That is certainly ‘food-for-thought’.- This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish, and send it on to everyone. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet … Continue reading →
Why do Americans need engage in soul-searching for misdeeds at Penn State?
2011-11-14 19:47:00
President Obama thinks the bad actions of a few individuals in Penn State’s football program is some kind of national crisis requiring the “entire country to do some soul-searching“: President Obama called for the nation to do some “soul searching” in the wake of a scandal at Penn State University that led to the firing ...
For fixing economy, Americans prefer Gipper to FDR
2011-11-02 18:44:00
Wonder if the White House has seen this poll: Ronald Reaganbeat outFranklin Delano Rooseveltas the former president Americans would like to see in theWhite Houseduring these trying economic times, a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fairpoll finds. Thirty-six percent of those polled said they wanted the Gipper to lead America out of the economic crisis, while 29 ...
Americans, we always had two great political parties
2011-09-18 03:45:00
Americans, we always had two great political parties, the Republican and the Democratic Party, but in the year 2008 the words, ?change America? gave my European immigrant heart a horrific, frightening jolt. On Sept. 8, 2011, in Pres. Obama?s speech I could not ?read? anything new except the overly repeated pleading words, ?Don?t? wait.?America, please ...
46.2 million Americans now live below the poverty line.
2011-09-15 07:25:00
The U.S. Census Bureau released data on various parts of the economy, and it shows that the percentage of Americans who live in poverty is as high as it was back in 1993: ** The poverty rate in 2010 was the highest since 1993 but was 7.3 percentage points lower than the poverty rate in 1959, the first year for which poverty estimates are available. Since 2007, the poverty rate has increased by 2.6 percentage points. ** In 2010, the family poverty rate and the number of families in poverty were 11.7 percent and 9.2 million, respectively, up from 11.1 percent and 8.8 million in 2009. ** The poverty rate and the number in poverty increased for both married-couple families (6.2 percent and 3.6 million in 2010 from 5.8 percent and 3.4 million in 2009) and female-householder-with-no-husb-and-present families (31.6 percent and 4.7 million in 2010 from 29.9 percent and 4.4 million in 2009). At what does it take to be classified as living in poverty? As defined by the Office of Managemen...
Libertarian for President Lee Wrights joins Americans from across the polit
2011-07-06 16:57:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wrights joins Americans from across the political spectrum calling for an end to U.S. militarismBURNET, Texas (July 6) - Lee Wrights has joined with a group of eminent Americans from across the political spectrum who have put aside political differences on other issues to send a letter to President Obama and Congress urging an end to U.S. militarism. The letter, spearheaded by Come Home America, cites a combination of events that present a “historic opportunity to redirect U.S. foreign policy down the pathways of peace, liberty, justice, respect for community, obedience to the rule of law and fiscal responsibility.” “I'm proud to join such distinguish company as Daniel Ellsberg, David Cobb and Michael Badnarik and add my voice to theirs in calling President Obama and Congress to stop all wars,” Wrights said. “That is exactly what my campaign for the Libertarian presidential nomination is all about.” The letter urges a “fundamental shift in U....
GAO Report Shows Criminal Aliens' Burden On Americans Increasing
2011-04-25 17:47:00
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on the impacts of criminal aliens in our country on the American populace. While the US Median household income hovers around the mid $40,000 per year level, the GAO report shows...
TaxMasters: Over 16 Percent Of Americans Will Contribute To The Tax Gap For
2011-04-21 06:35:00
Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 On Monday at 11:50 pm EST, the U.S. tax filing deadline passed and estimates show that over 16 percent of Americans will fail to file their 2010 federal tax returns, report their full income or pay their full 2010 tax liability, costing the federal government upwards of $490 billion ...
Yeah, That?ll Solve Everything
2011-04-20 22:52:00
The one and only solution to the crushing national debt, as discovered by 72% of Americans... and why it won't work. Plus: Chinese credit agency, central bank, Treasury all dump on D.C.'s management of the dollar
If 23% of Americans Do NO Activity, What?s to Be Done?
2011-03-30 18:07:00
Most agree, exercise (or call it movement activities) is essential to your health. Today, there’s no argument about that – it is a fact. We all need to do something – mow our lawns, walk the dog, jog, something. But accordingto a recent study by the Physical Activity Council (PAC), more than 60 million people ...
WalMart Partners With Homeland Security - Increase Spying On Americans
2010-12-06 20:37:00
I found this on Drudge, but there is no permanent link. This should get picked up by the other news services pretty soon. Press Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dec. 6, 2010 BIG SIS INVADES WAL-MART: ‘IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING’ WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of ...
Congress Has No Authority To Tell Americans When And How They Should Pray
2010-10-08 20:25:00
PRESS RELEASEAmericans United for Separation of Church and StateOctober 8, 2010Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked a federal appeals court to find the congressionally mandated National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.In a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Americans United urged the panel of judges to affirm a lower court decision that held the National Day of Prayer statute unconstitutional.In April, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb of the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the federal law violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The Obama administration has appealed Crabb's decision to the 7th Circuit."Congress needs to get out of the prayer business," said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director. "Prayer is an inherently religious practice, and our Constitution makes it clear that promoting it is not part of the government's job.Read the full press release at
The Different Types of Swimming Pools and Why Americans Love Them So Much
2010-08-28 15:33:00
Most people enjoy using swimming pools to either cool off on a hot day or to swim laps for a great workout. Simi Valley swimming pools have been around, above ground swimming pools, for many decades and the kinds of pools that are out there now are a lot more, above ground swimming pools, ... Further information to read:So, You Want to Swim Laps at Home Whether you grew up on a swim team or came to lap swimming later in life, you know what great... Different Types of Indoor Swimming Pools Most people know how to swim and in fact it is one of the most favorite hobbies enjoyed worldwide. It... Check Out the Latest Trend – The Swim Spa If you are considering installing a swimming pool, take a look at the new trend in this outdoor leisure and...
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