Obama, Canadian PM talk NATO

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke on the phone Saturday about the upcoming summit for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).The conference is scheduled for next week in Wales among leaders of NATO countries.“… More >

22% Consumers Give Economy Positive Ratings

The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, jumped four point on Saturday to 108.0. Consumer confidence is up one point from a week ago, three points from a month ago and up five points from three months ago. The Rasmussen Investor Index gains five points to bring it to 127.5 […]

St. Louis Mayor Courts More Immigrants to Compete with Native-Born Workers

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay believes that attracting more immigrants, even low-skilled and possibly illegal immigrants, is the key to an economic turnaround even though there are plenty American-born workers who are struggling to find jobs. According to National Journal, Slay has volunteered to provide temporary shelter” to 60 illegal immigrant juveniles from Central America […]

Dem: Obama's ‘strategy' remark 'inartfully said'

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Friday said President Obama’s remarks that the U.S. did not have a strategy against Islamic militants were “inartfully said,” and defended the administration’s approach.“I think it’s unfair to go after him for… More >

42% of Americans Took A Summer Vacation This Year

More Americans said they would take a vacation this summer, and it looks like they did. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of American Adults have taken a summer vacation this year. This finding is up six points from last year and is the highest finding at summer’s end in ‘five years. (To see […]

The "40-Hour" Workweek Is Actually Longer — by Seven Hours

Adults employed full time in the U.S. report working an average of 47 hours a week, almost a full workday longer than what a standard five-day, 9-to-5 schedule entails. Workers paid a salary log a few more hours each week than those paid hourly. More >

Obama: 'We're Just Noticing' World Is 'Messy… Because of Social Media'

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A day after President Barack Obama revealed to the world that he had no strategy to combat ISIS, he said that people are only noticing that the world is complicated, dangerous, and “messy” because of social media.  “I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” Obama reportedly said at a Friday Democratic National […]

Prosecutors: Chicago Police Commander Shoved Service Weapon ‘Deep Down’ Man’s Throat

DOJ refuses to investigate, it is a local matter. Via Chicago Tribune A Chicago police commander on patrol in a South Side neighborhood last year chased a man he thought was holding a handgun into an abandoned building, then shoved the barrel of his service gun “deep down” the man’s throat, held a Taser to […]

Farenthold: Veterans not 'cartoon characters'

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) on Thursday condemned an internal Department of Veterans Affairs training guide that compared dissatisfied veterans with Oscar the Grouch.Reports emerged this week that a VA training slideshow included depictions of… More >

Iran Begins Arming Palestinian Terrorists

Iranian military leaders say that they have begun weapons deliveries to Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank and elsewhere in the region after months of promising increased military support for Israel’s enemies, according to regional reports. A top Iranian military commander confirmed that weapon shipments to the West Bank have already begun and that more […]