North Korea launches long-range rocket

North Korea reportedly launched a long-range rocket that many believe is an illegal test of a ballistic missile on Saturday.The U.S. military said shortly after that it detected a missile launch.”U.S. Strategic Command systems detected and tracked… More >

GOP senator: Key VA program a 'systemic failure'

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) wants to know how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will fix a key health program, calling its implementation a “systemic failure.”  “I consistently hear reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs is… More >

My Critique of Hillary Clinton's Campaign By Ted Rall

Last week, I handicapped the Bernie Sanders campaign. He since pulled off an upset in the Iowa Caucus, where he overcame a 40-point lead by Hillary Clinton to a virtual tie so even that coin tosses and bureaucratic incompetence may have made a difference. More >

Solid Data Drive President's Computer Science Initiative

President Barack Obama’s new $4 billion Computer Science for All initiative addresses a significant problem uncovered in a recent study Google and Gallup conducted. More >

Chelsea Clinton Accidentally Calls Bernie, ‘President Sanders’

When you have no idea what you are saying, those mistakes sometimes pop out. Via The Hill: Chelsea Clinton made an attention-grabbing verbal slip Wednesday when she accidentally referred to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as “President Sanders” while speaking with her mother’s supporters in Minnesota. Speaking at a campaign event in Eden Prairie, the […]

Pentagon chief announces $1B for Air Force training in budget

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced that the Pentagon’s budget next year would increase spending on Air Force readiness by $1 billion more over five years. The increase will include funds for… More >

Podesta’s Voice Gets Really High When Defending Clinton’s Dodge on Releasing Paid Speech Transcripts

Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s voice went up several octaves Thursday night while defending Hillary Clinton’s debate dodge about releasing transcripts of her six-figure speeches to the financial industry, repeating her answer that she’d “look into it.” When asked by MSNBC moderator Chuck Todd at Thursday’s debate if she would release the transcripts of […]

Smaller Government Wins Out With Voters

Voters remain pessimistic about America’s future and continue to believe cutting the size of the federal government may help. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The national telephone survey […]

New Hampshire Now Least Religious State in U.S.

New Hampshire is the least religious state in the U.S., edging out Vermont in Gallup’s 2015 state-by-state analysis. Mississippi has extended its eight-year streak as the most religious state, followed by neighboring Alabama. More >

#BlackLivesMatter Race Hustler DeRay McKesson Running For Mayor Of Baltimore…

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is not re-running, so it is possible to always get someone even worse. So in walks De Ray Ray… Via NY Times: DeRay Mckesson, whose activism over the last year and a half has vaulted him from obscure Twitter sage to a political force in the national Black Lives Matter movement, announced Wednesday […]