Earth Day 2013 poll finds Americans far less eco-conscious than they were in 1971, a year after Earth Day was founded. Only 39 percent now say it's 'very important' to restore the environment.
Why the country's conservative drift, on a wide range of issues, has accelerated.
Predictions of 'Obama's Katrina,' millions of fish belly up on beaches, and an end to deep-water drilling all came to naught. High gasoline prices now seem more pressing to Americans than the Deepwater Horizon disaster that led to Gulf oil spill.
Donald Trump continues to fan the flames of the blogosphere rumor mill, even as GOP leaders (other than Sarah Palin) distance themselves from his 'birther' claims.
Tea party activists are also calling for the defunding of Obama's health-care reform. Without a new budget compromise, the government shuts down April 8.
Almost half of all Americans – 47 percent – have an unfavorable view of the tea party movement, almost twice as many as 15 months ago.
Democrats are likely to lose big in the US House of Representatives, and they'll be lucky to keep slim control of the US Senate. Will Obama do better with a resurgent GOP to push against?