Topic: The Gallup Organization
The number of Americans who doubt that Obama was born in the US is declining, tracking the rise in his approval rating, recent polls show. Still, the number of 'birthers' is significant.
05/13/2011 05:25 pm
Senate Democrats on Tuesday began enumerating ways to cut the US budget deficit. Tax breaks for oil and gas companies topped their list, as they challenged Republicans to whittle 'subsidies.'
05/10/2011 09:38 pm
“Yes We Can” was so 2008. Now President Obama is the incumbent, with a record to defend. More than whom the Republicans nominate to run against him in 2012, how voters perceive Mr. Obama’s accomplishments and liabilities – two highly subjective categories, at times overlapping – will determine whether he gets four more years. Here are his top six liabilities, including still-high gas prices:
05/09/2011 05:16 pm
In life, Osama bin Laden made a huge impact on the US, all in the name of preventing another 9/11. If he and Al Qaeda fueled antagonism between the US and the Muslim world, they also pushed America toward a better understanding of the Middle East.
05/07/2011 09:43 am
At his first major public appearance since making the Osama bin Laden announcement, President Obama will lay a wreath at ground zero and meet with first responders and relatives of 9/11 victims.
05/04/2011 08:23 pm
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced Tuesday that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when shot by Navy SEALs. But under the law of war, the Al Qaeda leader was a legitimate military target, say legal experts.
05/03/2011 08:38 pm
As the incumbent, Obama is burdened by three wars and the economy. He's taking nothing for granted for the 2012 presidential election, and is planning victory scenarios that don’t involve taking every state he won last time.
04/26/2011 01:58 pm
Gas prices hit a national average of $3.83 a gallon on Monday, according to AAA. Six states now have prices above $4 a gallon.
04/18/2011 06:55 pm
Looming debt-ceiling talks may be a bigger hurdle for the three negotiators than the hard-fought deal on the 2011 budget. As for a deficit-cutting plan? Obama and Boehner are starting far apart.
04/18/2011 02:18 pm
Rep. Michele Bachmann raised more money in the first quarter of 2011 than presumptive GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney. If she runs for president, she'll have cash, experts say.
04/01/2011 08:28 pm