Americans almost always view what presidents can and can’t do through a partisan lens.  Presidential Executive Orders are no exception. Although there is no direct reference to them in the U.S. Constitution, Executive Orders have been used by Presidents to outlaw slavery in the Confederacy, desegregate the Armed Forces, relocate ...
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Most Americans back a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but Republicans buck the trend and tend to oppose immigration reform Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress say they will try to pass some sort of immigration reform this year, but the American public, in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, comes ...
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Negative feelings about the New Jersey Governor's have grown among Republicans and Democrats alike since December New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie has paid a toll in American public opinion for his aides‘ order to close several lanes of traffic on the George Washington Bridge between New York City and ...
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Americans tend to support taking a tough line towards the Iranians, but few trust Congress to act in the best interests of the United States when it comes to Iran Americans would like to see an international agreement which would freeze Iran’s nuclear development, but would rather use a stick ...
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Most Americans think Edward Snowden did a service to our country by bringing NSA activities to light, but the public tends to doubt that the President has made any major changes since. Americans continue to dislike the National Security Agency’s data collection and categorize it as intrusive and unjustified.  The ...
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Americans may disagree on whether race relations today are generally good or bad, but most of the country think that things have improved significantly since the 1960s. In the last year, Americans saw a renewed focus on race relations:  in Florida, George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing an African-American teenager, ...
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