Pentagon defends plan to train Syrian rebels

The Pentagon is committed to a program to train and equip moderate opposition Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, despite its anemic turnout so far.  The program, which was approved by Congress last September for $500… More >

Obama’s Full-Month Approval Remains At 2015 Low

When tracking President Obama’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results can be seen in the graphics below. (Want a free daily […]

U.S. Job Creation Index Holds in June at Record High of +32

Gallup’s U.S. Job Creation Index measured +32 in June, tying the record high set the month before. The index increased to +36 in the Midwestern region of the U.S., but dropped slightly in the East to +27. More >

State releases more than 1,900 Clinton emails

 The State Department on Tuesday released 3,000 pages of emails from the private server former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used while in office. The correspondence, released online, covers March through December 2009. The 1,925… More >

A third of iThings open to VPN-hijacking, app-wrecking attacks

Masques off: Researchers detail five ways to wreck Apple stuff A trio of FireEye researchers have reported twin ‘app-demolishing’ iOS vulnerabilities Apple has partially fixed in its latest update that could wreck core apps such as the App Store and Settings.… More >

Young Voters Are Far Bigger Fans of Gay Marriage Ruling

A closer look at public attitudes about the recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court suggest that it’s largely an age thing. Especially when it comes to gay marriage. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the Supreme Court’s decision to allow gay marriage in all 50 […]

Trust Differs Most by Ideology for Church, Police, Presidency

Conservatives are far more likely than liberals to have confidence in the church and in the police, while liberals are more likely to trust the presidency, organized labor and newspapers. More >

McCain: Pentagon shouldn't rely on Russian rocket engines despite SpaceX explosion

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) defended SpaceX on Monday after its Falcon 9 rocket exploded two minutes after a launch over the weekend. “I am confident that the that this minor setback will in no way impede the… More >

Twins meet their World War II hero

It’s often the most innocuous things in life that result in monumental memories. A few years ago, twins brothers from North Carolina fell in love with the board game Battle Ship. Battle Ship sparked their curiosity in naval warfare. And the rest is, as they say, history. A family vacation to see the retired USS […]

A Third of Investors Worry About Financial Abuse of Elderly

Fewer U.S. investors (32%) worry about the financial abuse of older family members or friends than worry about four other financial risks. However, a majority of investors who know a victim of elder financial abuse worry about it. More >