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The federal government is one of the least trusted institutions in the country, trusted even less than banks and financial firms. The federal government is currently preparing to implement a new rule, the so-called 'Volcker Rule', named after former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker who has been its main proponent. The ...
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Most Americans agree that parents should be allowed to homeschool their children, but also believe that homeschool students should be tested and monitored by states. Homeschooling has entered the news in recent weeks as now grown-up homeschoolers begin to talk about their experiences and call for closer regulation of homeschooling. Over the ...
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While Americans are split on the appropriateness of Obama's 'selfie' during Mandela's memorial, most agree there is a time and place for the self photo shoots. Last week, the nation of South Africa held a memorial ceremony honoring the late Nelson Mandela. The event was attended by nearly 100 heads ...
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Most people think that the founding fathers were justified in their violent rebellion against the British government, but few apart from the French Resistance enjoy such widespread support.  The struggle against apartheid in South Africa, the fight against the British in colonial America, and the civil war in Libya to ...
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People are unsure about whether or not unemployment has fallen since President Obama took office, but people are sharply divided on how involved the federal government should be in encouraging employment. Although the unemployment rate is lower now than it was at the time President Barack Obama assumed the presidency, ...
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Most Americans don't think the Congress will actually be able to pass a budget, while the Congressional GOP has lower favorability ratings than their Democratic counterparts.  As the House of Representatives prepares to finish up its 2013 session on Friday, Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican Representative Paul Ryan have ...
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Nearly half of Americans say that Nelson Mandela was 'great', though Democrats were much more likely than Republicans to say that he was 'great'.  On Tuesday, President Obama hailed Nelson Mandela as the “great liberator” of the twentieth century. Nearly half of America in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll would also ...
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Nearly half of Americans oppose tying teacher pay to standardized test results, with many blaming our poor educational performance on parents, schools and the kids themselves. The results of a recent international study comparing the education systems of various wealthy countries around the world contains little comfort for the United ...
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