Not since the Presidency of Jimmy Carter has participation in the U.S. labor force been as low as it is today. The difference between the Carter Administration and that of President Barack Obama, though, is that job growth under Carter was outpacing the rate at which people were entering, or re-entering, the labor force.
Rob Ford, the scandal-plagued Toronto mayor who’s been outed on video smoking what appears to be crack cocaine and who admitted this week that he recently purchased illegal drugs, has a higher approval rating among his constituency than President Barack Obama has among Americans.
The Washington Post ran a timeline graph today superimposing the approval rating trends of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush through their second terms. The graph, supplied […]
If you started a company with a fully subsidized startup cost and were granted free publicity months ahead of your product launch that got your product in front of every eligible buyer in the United States, would you be disappointed when your product achieved a 3 percent market share in its first month?
A recent report shows the total debt load borne by borrowers of Federal student loans has increased 463 percent since President Barack Obama began his first term. And it grew at a rate that outpaced student borrowing in the George W. Bush era by more than 500 percent.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is breaking rank with the Obama Administration by throwing her support behind a bill that would require insurers to continue offering coverage to current customers who […]
A Pew survey released Friday shows Americans are increasingly frustrated not only by President Barack Obama’s overall performance, but by his handling of almost every matter of policy that has confronted his Administration throughout his ineffectual, scandal-plagued fifth year in office. Surprisingly, Obama’s approval on immigration reform has plummeted.
A new report from The Tax Foundation shows that the Federal government redistributed more than $2 trillion in income from the Nation’s highest earners in 2012 to the bottom 60 percent of income earners. The upshot? A more government-dependent middle class.
Grandpa’s funeral isn’t the best time for someone to point out his secret drinking problem to family and friends. Similarly, Veterans Day isn’t the best time to publish a screed […]
Gallup reported Friday that only 18 percent of all Americans without insurance have even visited websites that sell Obamacare coverage. And even among those uninsured who express interest in buying health insurance soon, only 22 percent report they’ve yet taken a peek at an Obamacare insurance exchange website.
The student government at the University of California at Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant,” citing its implicit racism and negative cultural associations. Berkeley’s student government will not officially countenance use of “the I-word” in academic writing or in communications between faculty, students and staff.
If President Barack Obama were “sorry” for lying to everybody about his healthcare law’s destructive effect on existing insurance policies – the policies he pledged everyone could keep if they […]
Guns & Ammo magazine has fired contributing editor Dick Metcalf following a controversial column in its December issue in which he attempts a comparison between government regulation of firearms to other “Constitutional” limitations like licensing drivers and arresting people who kill in the name of religion.
The Sanford, Fla., police department has ditched its plan to disarm neighborhood watch volunteers. Coming in the aftermath of the now-infamous show trial of Sanford resident George Zimmerman over the stand-your-ground shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the plan appeared to be a police effort to rehabilitate the city’s maligned public image.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly doesn’t agree with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney that there’s “no daylight between Israel and the United States” on presenting a united front […]
A New Mexico man has filed a Federal lawsuit following an encounter with police that resulted in several anal probes and a colonoscopy in an attempt to find narcotics — narcotics that weren’t there — because the cops thought he had clinched his rear suspiciously when they saw him get out of a car near a Wal-Mart.
The Administration of President Barack Obama is likely to grant exemptions to some labor unions that will open the way for Obamacare subsidies for members’ health plans, following ongoing complaints from union leadership that, in the early spotlight of the Obamacare rollout, the White House had temporarily ignored.
William Binney, a codebreaking specialist whom the National Security Agency enlisted to help decipher electronic data to foil post-Sept. 11 terror plots, recently told CBS Baltimore his attempt several years […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
As Congress naps between fights over whether (or, rather, when and by how much) to raise the Federal debt limit, we’re technically without a legal cap on how much money the government can owe. And it shows.
Oregon, a State that spent $3.2 million on ads to ensure its State-run Obamacare exchange would take off with willing customers, has yet to enroll a single living soul in any of its new coverage plans.
Remember Jay Carney on NBC’s “Morning Joe” last week, telling a former Bush appointee that “only a sliver or cut” of the American population was getting policy cancelation notices thanks […]
Is it possible that Hillary Clinton’s star among her most ardent political supporters is on the wane? A poll released last week suggests she has lost major clout with the very demographic groups that progressives commonly take for granted: declared Democrats and young people.