36% Say Personal Finances Are Improving

The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, rose another point on Saturday to 117.5. Consumer confidence is up a point from a week ago, 10 points from a month ago and 19 points from three months ago. The Rasmussen Investor Index, on the other hand, slipped a point on Saturday […]

Armed Services chair: Obama 'hellbent' on closing Guantanamo

A top GOP lawmaker said President Obama is “hellbent” on closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and vowed that Congress will block him from releasing more detainees.“It just seems like the president is hellbent on getting as many people out… More >

Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht


As the saga of the Silk Road has unfolded over the last four years, everyone has had an opinion about the unprecedented, billion-dollar online narcotics bazaar, from press to politicians to prosecutors. Even the pseudonymous mastermind of the site, the Dread Pirate Roberts, gave an interview and posted many thousands of words to the Silk […]

Are Critics of 'American Sniper' Anti-Violence or Anti-Military?

The new film “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, has been breaking box office records despite criticism from some that it glorifies a killer. Half of Americans have now seen the film or plan to go, while most dismiss the critics as politically motivated. A new Rasmussen […]

Americans' Views on 10 Key State of the Union Proposals

From raising the minimum wage to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, Gallup reviews where Americans stand on 10 policy issues and statements President Barack Obama made in his 2015 State of the Union address. More >

#BlackLivesMatter Invades BART Board Meeting, Urges Them To Drop Charges Against Protesters For Disruptions

Members of Black Lives Matter invaded the Bay Area Rapid Transit (“BART”) meeting tonight in California.  Their demand was for members of the board to drop legal charges against protesters arrested on November 28th 2014.   On that day, members of Black Lives Matter chained themselves to a West Oakland bound BART train stopping all traffic to and from […]

Thornberry: ISIS war leaves fewer resources for Yemen

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said Thursday the U.S. has shifted military assets away from Yemen and towards the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), leaving the U.S. more vulnerable to terrorist threats from Yemen.  The… More >

McConnell Notes Reid Obstruction: Already More Amendments Voted On Than All Of 2014

The Senate reached a milestone this week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took the time to point out that in three short weeks there have been more votes done this year than in all of 2014 when Senator Harry Reid and the Democrats had control. The lucky bill to receive the fifteenth vote? The Keystone XL Pipeline bill. […]

Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack


Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced today in Texas to five years and three months in prison. The post Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor […]

To Sell or Not To Sell: Americans Are Unsure

While homeowner confidence in home values has reached new highs, Americans as a whole still aren’t convinced that it’s a good time to put a house on the market. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% of American Adults think now is a good time for someone in their area to be […]