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Many Americans are unsure on whether fracking is safe or not, while Democrats and Republicans are at loggerheads over whether it should be used more widely.  President Obama is planning to visit upstate New York this week and while he hopes to talk about education, it is likely that he ...
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Unless both of your parents are US citizens, Americans tend to think you have to be born in the United States to count as “natural born” On Sunday, and amid speculation that having been born in Canada might disqualify him from the American presidency, Texas Senator Ted Cruz shared a ...
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(Week of August 19, 2013) Americans are certainly reevaluating U.S. relations with Egypt in the wake of the military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the government crackdown on protestors supporting his return. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, Americans are critical of President Obama’s handling of the situation and are ...
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Nearly half of Americans disapprove of how military commanders have handled the military's sex assault problem, with similar numbers saying the problem is very serious. Sexual assault in the US military has become a controversial issue in Washington, as lawmakers - and many servicemembers - have spoken out against longstanding ...
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Americans are generally more tolerant of people attacking the President than celebrities, though on the whole most Americans still reject acts which are disrespectful. At the Missouri State Fair last week, a rodeo clown donned a mask of President Obama while an announcer asked the crowd whether they wanted to ...
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People generally support mandatory minimum sentences, but there are doubts about their effectiveness.  Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced an overhaul of how the federal government approaches the prosecution of certain crimes. Currently, people who are convicted of dealing even small amounts of illegal drugs can face lengthy prison sentences. ...
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(Week of 8/12/2013) Americans seem smarter when it comes to recognizing problems than seeing the good side: in the last few years they have been slow in recognizing the slow national economic improvement. The latest Economist/YouGov Poll suggests that is also true about federal budget deficits. Americans clearly know when ...
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(Week of 8/12/2013) The President receives limited support for one of his latest foreign policy decisions. Although Americans in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll clearly disapprove of Russia’s decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency analyst who leaked information about U.S. electronic surveillance, they also think ...
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