Without the slightest hint of irony, President Obama said last week, "If people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust Congress, and don't trust federal judges, to make sure that we're abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we're going to have some problems here."
WASHINGTON - George W. Bush has pulled even with Al Gore in women's support, helping the Republican edge ahead in a broader survey of likely presidential voters. Americans say they also feel Bush is more charismatic, has a better sense of humor and is more inspiring.
WASHINGTON - The presidential candidate significantly ahead in the polls around Labor Day has won every election for the last 50 years - which offers little insight into what will happen this year.
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats who criticized President Bush for disavowing a global warming treaty now say they would support administration efforts to radically alter the document, including a possible shift from mandatory to voluntary compliance for reducing emissions of gases that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere.
WASHINGTON - After more than three weeks of inconclusive bombing in Afghanistan, the Bush administration is facing the same question that reverberated through the last two major U.S. military engagements: Can air power do the job by itself?
WASHINGTON - Carrying anti-corporate fervor to a new legislative front, Senate Democrats on Tuesday kicked off debate on how to help consumers meet the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs - and accused pharmaceutical companies of padding their profits at the expense of consumers.
The conventional wisdom is that "everything has changed" after the Sept. 11 coordinated, simultaneous sneak attack of three suicide planes in New York City and Washington, D.C., and a fourth which fell in a Pennsylvania field, its mission thwarted.
TOKYO - Nine percent of Americans think Japan is the world's top economic power, and that raises an obvious question: Huh?If we knew exactly who that current-events-challenged minority was, we could make a bundle sending them e-mails on how to redeem unclaimed fortunes in Nigerian banks. Thankfully, most Americans got it right in a Jan. 5-9 survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. It's that China, not the United States, is on top, reflecting a marked shift in attitudes after the global financial crisis.
WASHINGTON - Like many Americans, Gerry Watson is uneasy with trade deals like the one being considered by Congress to grant China normal trade relations.
WASHINGTON - Key segments of the nation's news audience, particularly younger and better-educated Americans, and those seeking financial information, are turning increasingly to the Internet, says a new poll on media trends.
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