27% of Consumers, 32% of Investors Rate U.S. Economy Positively

The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, is down slightly on Saturday reaching 103.9. Consumer confidence is down three points from a week ago, is unchanged from a month ago and is down five points from three months ago. The Rasmussen Investor Index is down four points on Friday to […]

America Has Been Warned: Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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What can a chronicler of barbarian invasions, writing in the 18th century, explain to Americans in the 21st century?What lessons can we learn today from the fall of an ancient empire? Plenty. Many. Indeed, as immigration is a hot issue today, we might look to long-ago scholarship to remind us that the basic patriotic loyalty […]

Report: Obama expands combat operation in Afghanistan

President Obama decided to expand the U.S. military role in Afghanistan in a classified order, the New York Times reported late Friday.Obama signed the order in recent weeks, according to the Times, giving troops a broader mandate in 2015 than… More >

38% Rate Obama’s Leadership Positively

For the second time this year, the number of voters who rate President Obama’s leadership positively has reached a three-year low. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the president is doing a good or excellent job. This ties the low first reached in August. Obama’s positives […]

Most Americans Still See Crime Up Over Last Year

A majority of Americans (63%) say there is more crime in the U.S. than there was a year ago, but this one of the lowest percentages since 2004. A smaller 44% say there is more crime in their local area than a year ago. More >

Blue State Blues: My Immigrant Father's Warning—'When Illegality Becomes the Law'

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I am a legal immigrant. I did not choose to come to the United States—I was carried here, by my parents, who arrived with one suitcase and nothing else. They were not fleeing political oppression, religious persecution, or economic collapse. In fact, as white South Africans in the 1970s, they were born into a life […]

BREAKING: Dearborn Michigan Woman With Gun Arrested At White House Fence

THIS JUST IN: Secret Service agents have arrested a 23-year-old Michigan woman carrying 9MM handgun in holster near White House. — ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 21, 2014 Via KABC: WASHINGTON, D.C. (KABC) — A 23-year-old Michigan woman who was carrying a 9MM handgun in a holster was arrested by Secret Service agents outside the […]

OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Pentagon won't wait to deploy Iraq troops

THE TOPLINE: The Pentagon reversed a decision to delay deploying 1,500 troops to Iraq until Congress approved $5.6 billion in funding to pay for their missions. “We can deploy troops to the theater, but — so that — that process can and… More >

Report: China nuclear forces significantly expanding

China’s nuclear forces are expanding and details about the nation’s strategic weapons programs remain hidden by Beijing’s secrecy, according to the annual report of the congressional U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission. New missiles, missile submarines and multiple-warhead systems will be deployed in the coming years, the report said. “Despite the uncertainty surrounding China’s […]

Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

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In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving amateur and professional cryptographers mad ever since. To honor the 25th anniversary of the Wall’s […]