30% Consumers, 35% Investors Say U.S. is in a Recession

The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, gained two points on Saturday to reach 108.5. Consumer confidence is up seven points from a week ago, five points from a month ago, and is up 14 points from three months ago. The Rasmussen Investor Index is up two points on Saturday […]

Obama signs defense bill but rips Gitmo provisions

President Obama on Friday signed the 2015 Defense authorization bill into law but suggested provisions that bar him from closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, infringe on his powers as commander in chief.The $585 billion legislation authorizes… More >

Obama’s Bold Sony Statement: Canceling The Interview Was a ‘Mistake’

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In his end-of-year press conference today, President Barack Obama called the decision by Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the release of its film The Interview a “mistake.” “I am sympathetic to the threats they face,” Obama said. “Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake…. “We cannot have a society in which […]

Debt's Up at Year's End

Americans are ending the year more in debt than they were at the beginning of 2014. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 29% of American Adults say they owe more money than they did a year ago. That’s consistent with findings since the summer but up six points from 23% in mid-January. […]

Satisfaction With Direction of U.S. Continues to Languish

Twenty-three percent of Americans, on average, were satisfied with the way things were going in the U.S. in 2014. That is similar to the averages in the past three years, but well below the historical norm of 38%. More >

Harvard Removes Labels From Israeli-Built SodaStream Machines Because It Could Offend Palestinian Students…

God forbid something upset those special little Palestinian snowflakes. Via Daily Caller: Harvard University’s dining service has removed labels from soda machines in its facilities over concerns that merely reading them could damage the fragile psyches of university students. The root of the problem, like so many other campus food fights, is Israel. Until last spring, […]

CIA hails Obama national security pick

CIA Director John Brennan hailed the selection of Avril Haines as the president’s deputy national security adviser on Thursday, noting she was the first female to serve as the Agency’s No. 2.  “As the first woman to serve as Deputy Director,… More >

DIA: North Korea Planned Attacks on US Nuclear Plants

North Korea dispatched covert commando teams to the United States in the 1990s to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in a conflict, according to a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report. The DIA report, dated Sept. 13, 2004, reveals that five units of covert commandos were trained for the attacks inside the country. According […]

Half of Adults Trust America's Banks

With confidence in U.S. banks remaining below levels measure before the 2008 financial meltdown, one-third of Americans fear they will lose their money due to bank failure. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned they will lose their money due to a bank failure, […]

Americans Rate Nurses Highest on Honesty, Ethical Standards

Nurses again top Americans’ list of professions with the highest honesty and ethical standards while members of Congress and car salespeople are rated worst. Ratings of bankers and business executives declined this year. More >