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(Week of 5/25/2013)  Since its establishment soon after the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have supported keeping the detainee center for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay open. President Obama said he would shut it down during his first campaign, and last week he made another attempt to rally ...
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(Week of 5/25/2013)  Sen. Rand Paul spent nearly 13 hours in March speaking out on the Senate floor against the nomination of the CIA director, by arguing against the use of drone strikes against U.S. citizens. But most of the time, filibusters aren’t actually “talking” filibusters. And just the threat ...
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(Week of 5/25/2013)  Last week, the President talked about the merits and the weaknesses of drone strikes against high-level terrorism suspects - especially the potential for civilian deaths caused by drones. Americans in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll favor the use  of drones - though many aren’t sure. But support drops ...
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38% of Americans think that most people receiving federal disability benefits don't deserve the money.  Currently 10.9 million Americans receive disability benefits from Social Security, with around $128 billion being paid out in disability payments every year. This has increased from 7.2 million in 2002.  The latest YouGov research shows ...
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(Week of 5/18/2013)  Congressional investigations of the attacks and killings in Benghazi, the accusations that the Internal Revenue Service scrutinized the tax-exempt status of groups that opposed the Administration, and the revelation that the Department of Justice had acquired phone records of the Associated Press as part of an investigation ...
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(Week of 5/18/2013)  Americans continue to be dismayed at the Administration’s handling of the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya but nearly two in three see politics in the continuing Congressional investigations of the event, according to the latest Economist/YouGov Poll. A third thinks the investigations are ...
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Who you vote for largely determines who you think contributes the most to the federal budget. In recent years politics has been dominated by questions of how to control federal spending, with Republican leaders calling for significant cuts to federal spending - cuts which Democrats have largely opposed. States that ...
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