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Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

 As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation’s culture and economy. Seventy percent of Americans – including 86 percent of Republicans – believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs, according to the poll. The […] Continue reading →

Libertarians could cause problems for Republicans in key Senate races

 Libertarians a factor in key Senate races but downplay GOP spoiler theory. Libertarian voters, advocating everything from less government to legalized pot, seem the perfect wildcard in any November election, peeling off Democratic or Republican votes. However, their stronger allegiance to the Republican Party and frequent opposition to establishment candidates continue to create more problems […] Continue reading →

Chicago gun violence may cost ‘Rahmbo’ his job

 A particularly violent July in Chicago – following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city – has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015. Polls out this month show “Rahmbo,” the famously audacious former congressman and chief of staff for President Obama, significantly […] Continue reading →

Over A Third Of Americans Want Obama Impeached

Even one in five Democrats favors impeaching President  A new CNN/ORC International poll released Friday indicates that over a third of Americans wish to see President Obama impeached and thrown out of office for consistently acting beyond his authority. Overall, 33 percent say they want Obama impeached, with 57 percent of Republicans backing the move. Over a […] Continue reading →

Battleground Poll: Obama Disapproval Climbs to 57 Percent

Guy Benson  Politico’s latest public opinion survey of competitive 2014 states and districts is reminiscent of NPR’s similarly-designed poll released a month ago. President Obama’s job approval rating is underwater by double digits (43/57), while the GOP owns a two-point edge on the generic Congressional ballot (which typically favors Democrats), and a seven-point lead on […] Continue reading →

Libertarianism and the Proper Meaning of Patriotism

Daniel J. Mitchell  Since we’re enjoying a long holiday weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, let’s take a moment to ponder patriotism. I’ve always been inspired (in more ways than one) by this t-shirt. My patriotism is for American principles, not the federal government. Indeed, I’m very proud that a Clinton Administration official once […] Continue reading →