Senate confirms first nominees of Trump era

The Senate voted to confirm President Trump’s first Cabinet nominees on Friday hours after he was sworn into office.In a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Gen. James Mattis to be Defense secretary.Immediately after that vote, the Senate… More >

Obama Averages 47.9% Job Approval as President

Barack Obama’s average job approval rating during his eight years in office, 47.9%, ranks among the lowest in Gallup history. But he finished strong with 59% approval in Gallup’s final measurement. More >

Overnight Open Thread: Lee Greenwood Sings “God Bless The USA” At Inauguration

WATCH: Lee Greenwood Performs ‘God Bless the USA’ at Welcome Celebration #Trump45 https://t.co/PYGp05nIdt pic.twitter.com/ejHImGs3Pr — Fox News (@FoxNews) January 19, 2017 More >

Anti-Trump Protesters Cause Chaos Outside of Deploraball

Anti-Donald Trump protesters caused chaos Thursday night outside of Deploraball, a party thrown by supporters of the president-elect in Washington, D.C. on the eve of his inauguration. The Deploraball took place downtown inside the National Press Club, while protesters tried to disrupt the proceedings from the streets outside. A fire was set on the street, reportedly […]

Should Time Between Election and Inauguration Be Shorter?

President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration is still one day away, even though he officially won the presidency more than two months ago. But voters don’t seem to mind the wait. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also […]

Gallup Vault: Supermajority Approved of President-elect Ike

Seventy-eight percent of Americans approved of Dwight Eisenhower’s “interregnum” in 1953, similar to approval of the way several recent presidents-elect handled this transition period. More >

Overnight Open Thread: Police Officer Creates Portraits Of Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty

What a great way to honor and remember those fallen officers. Great work, Jonny! Here’s a link to his Facebook page. Via Fox29 (WTXF): PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTXF) – A police officer who sketches the images of suspects found a way to use his talents in another way. Faced with the alarming number of line-of-duty deaths, […]

McConnell breaks with Trump on NATO

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) broke with President-elect Donald Trump’s position on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Wednesday, calling Russia “a big problem” in an interview with McClatchy.McConnell’s comments come… More >

Americans Warm to Police, Commercial Drone Use

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has announced that it will use unmanned drones in certain criminal situations, as support for both police and commercial drone use continues to rise. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of American Adults now favor the use of unmanned drones by police agencies in […]

Americans' Satisfaction Steady or Up, Except on Race Matters

Americans’ satisfaction with 28 aspects of U.S. society improved or held steady this year. Race relations and the position of minorities in society were the only exceptions. More >