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US finally honours the Native American ‘code talkers’ of the Second World War
www.independent.co.uk
The role of Native American “code talkers” in transmitting secrets during the Second World War has been finally recognised in the US. [...]
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Obama’s approval rating hits all-time low in Colorado
www.washingtontimes.com
President Obama’s approval rating has plunged to an all-time low in the Rocky Mountains, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. [...]
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After JFK: How the Secret Service Has Changed
www.usnews.com
Kennedy's assassination in 1963 served as the crucible for presidential protection. [...]
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Poll: Nearly half of Colorado voters don’t want Hickenlooper reelected
dailycaller.com
Nearly half of Colorado doesn't want Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper reelected in 2014, but voters still prefer him over his Republican challengers by small margins, according to a new poll from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. [...]
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Why Stronger Summer GDP Is Horrible News
blogs.wsj.com
Horrible news: gross domestic product growth over the summer may have been even stronger than we first thought. [...]
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Forget the Koch brothers: Labor unions took advantage of easier campaign finance laws
www.washingtontimes.com
Despite predictions that right-wing money would flood the political system after the Supreme Court threw out key campaign finance laws, a survey finds that left-leaning groups, led by labor unions, outspent conservative donors like the billionaire Koch brothers in state political advertising wars last year. [...]
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GOP erases 9-point deficit in generic congressional ballot
www.washingtontimes.com
In just six weeks, Republicans have completely erased a 9-point deficit in a generic congressional ballot question and are now running even with Democrats. [...]
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Poll: Health-Care Woes Wipe Out Democrats’ Lead
blogs.wsj.com
The controversy surrounding the rollout of the health-care law appears to have wiped out the ratings boost Democrats received from last month’s shutdown, with a new poll showing voters are now split on whether they would vote for a Democrat or a Republican in midterm elections. [...]
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Voter turnout in Texas nearly doubles under new ID law
dailycaller.com
The first Texas elections under a contentious new photo ID law drew interesting conclusions for an off-year election that normally draws a low amount of voters. There were nine proposed amendments [...]
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Job Gap Widens in Uneven Recovery
online.wsj.com
America's jobs recovery is proceeding on two separate tracks—a pattern that is persisting far longer than after past economic rebounds and lately has been growing worse. [...]
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Record high 91.5 million people not included in labor force
dailycaller.com
A record high 91,541,000 Americans did not participate in the labor force this October. [...]
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US loses Unesco voting rights after stopping funds over Palestine decision
www.theguardian.com
Some Americans warn of loss of influence over world culture and education after US misses deadline to pay debt [...]
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US job creation stronger in October
www.bbc.co.uk
The US economy added a better-than-expected 204,000 jobs in October, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department. [...]
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At least 15.3 million Americans lived within a mile of a well that has been drilled since 2000. That is more people than live in Michigan or New York City.
online.wsj.com
(If you are in North America, you'll need an account at WSJ to read this) Across the U.S., new oil and gas wells have turned millions of people into the petroleum industry's neighbors. For many, the oil and gas companies are welcome newcomers bearing checks. Others consider the new arrivals loud, smelly and disruptive. [...]
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Inside the hidden world of thefts, scams and phantom purchases at the nation’€™s nonprofits
www.washingtonpost.com
For 14 years, the American Legacy Foundation has managed hundreds of millions of dollars drawn from a government settlement with big tobacco companies, priding itself on funding vital health research and telling the unadorned truth about the deadly effects of smoking. [...]
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