“A record-low 41 percent now identify as ‘pro-choice,’ down from 47 percent last July and one percentage point down from the previous record low of 42 percent, set in May 2009,” a Gallup poll finds.
The Congressional Budget Office released a report on Tuesday warning that the “fiscal cliff,” the combination of the expiring Bush tax cuts and the automatic budget cuts, could trigger an economic recession in 2013 if lawmakers fail to act.
The doctor who helped the US catch Osama Bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison by the Pakistani government. Dr Shakil Afridi set up a fake vaccination program as a way to spy on the Bin Laden compound in order to help the US figure out if the terror leader was inside. But the Pakistani government sent him to jail on treason charges.
President Obama’s re-election prospects are seeing a boast as key swing-state economies improve at a faster pace than the rest of the nation.
A new Rasmussen poll indicates that 56 percent of Americans are now in favor of legalizing marijuana and regulating its use and sale in a similar fashion to the way states control alcohol and tobacco sales. Just 36 percent of respondents voiced opposition to the proposal, a new low.
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) have introduced a bill that would prohibit financial industry executives from taking positions at the Federal Reserve. The measure seeks to curb the kind of self-regulation that has enabled big banks to avoid strict oversight and regulation.
The state of Hawaii has provided verification of the president’s birth to Arizona’s secretary of state, who claimed he needed proof of President Obama’s U.S. citizenship in order to include Obama on the state’s November ballot.
London is gearing up for the summer Olympics, and the city that is already known for its heavy surveillance is using a new tool to monitor crime and terror threats: Helicopter-mounted cameras that can see a suspect’s eye color from the air.