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Poll: 61% Express Confidence in Govt Efforts to Fight Spread of Ebola


Percentage of Americans polled by right-leaning who expressed “a lot of confidence” or “some confidence” in the U.S. government’s handling of the spread of Ebola. Just 33 percent said they had “not much confidence” or “no confidence at all” that the government could stop the virus from spreading. Despite the positive result for the Obama administration, the headline on Politico’s story about the poll reads, “Democrats in Danger over Ebola.”

You Think Ebola Is Scary? Check Out How Many People Die from Plain Old Flu Every Year

Five cases of Ebola have been treated in the United States so far this year. Three were contracted in Africa. Two of these victims were Americans who were flown home for treatment. The other was the Liberian national, Thomas Duncan, who developed symptoms after he arrived in Texas from Africa. The last two were healthcare […]

GOP Does Double 180 Flip-Flops on Czars
Railed against czars in 2009, demanded an Ebola czar last week, now opposes the appointment as soon as it's made

The GOP and Fox News spent 2009 railing against so-called “czars” — actually senior level Executive Branch officials — appointed by Pres. Obama. Of course, presidents have been appointing czars for decades. See the chart below. Recently, one of their leaders, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the GOP candidate for president in 2008, demanded that […]

Deficit Drops to Lowest Level Since Before the 2008 Financial Crash

Bloomberg: The budget deficit in the U.S. shrank in the last fiscal year to the lowest level as a share of the economy since 2007 as faster growth and falling unemployment boosted tax receipts, the Treasury Department said. The shortfall was $483.4 billion in the 12 months to Sept. 30, compared with $680.2 billion a […]

Initial Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since Clinton Left Office
More evidence that Republicans are terrible economic stewards for working people and the middle class

“The number of people who applied for U.S. jobless benefits fell 23,000 to 264,000 in the week that ended Oct. 11, hitting the lowest level since April 2000, showing that employers are laying off few workers, according to government data released Thursday,” Marketwatch reports. April 2000 was three months after Pres. Clinton left office. The […]

Billionaire Behaving Badly – Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott Delays Debate in Fit of Pique

In case you missed it, check out the remarkable first start of the debate in the Florida governor’s race last night. Incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott, a billionaire, refused to take his place on the stage with his opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, a former Republican now turned Democrat, because Crist decided to have a […]

Voters Appear Set to Hand Control of Congress to the Party They Like Least
Chances are even better that voters will be suffering from buyers' remorse by 2016

With the midterm elections less than a month away, polling suggests that voters will give the Republican Party majorities in both houses of Congress for the first time since 2006, when they booted GOP out of power after its disastrous six year run as George W. Bush’s “Rubberstamp Congress.” The NBC poll found that while […]

Obama’s Favorability at 49%, According to Daily Tracking Poll from GOP’s Rasmussen


Pres. Obama’s approval rating according to the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for October 15, 2014, from Rasmussen Reports, a Republican polling group. His disapproval rating is also 49%. That’s significantly better than his 42/52% rating in an NBC poll released this week.

It’s True – History Will Likely View Obama As a Great President
Despite Republican obstruction, the country is better off today - on healthcare, financial reform, the economy, the environment and national security - than it was when Obama took office

Paul Krugman’s article, “In Defense of Obama,” in Rolling Stone has caused a minor stir. In it he counters the anti-Obama currents swirling on both the left and the right by suggesting that Obama “has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.” “Obama was indeed naive: He faced […]

On Fox: Republican v Republican on Marriage Equality
Ted Olson debates gay marriage with hate group leader

Watch the latest video at On Fox News Sunday, Ted Olson, the Republican on the legal team that argued for marriage equality in California’s Prop 8 case — but who led the witness-bribing, anti-Clinton “Arkansas Project” in the 1990s, and who represented Bush/Cheney in the 2000 Bush v. Gore case in which Republicans on […]