The liberal prowess of Tinseltown should never be underestimated. Their reach extends into the Blue Grass State. DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg now says his "top priority" is to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014.
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Do allies and enemies alike "spy" on U.S. leaders? Voters themselves appear to agree that clandestine activities are a reality of life these days for those at the highest echelons of power, according to a wide ranging new survey. And it's complicated: some say the anger of those leaders whose cell phones were monitored by the National Security Agency was simply "posturing for the media."
The man who could be considered a founding father of tenable public healthcare programs is still shaking his head. "In the years since the Massachusetts health care law went into effect nothing has changed my view that a plan crafted to fit the unique circumstances of a single state should not be grafted onto the entire country," Mitt Romney says of ObamaCare.
The public's common sense appears to trump White House political posturing: a national poll of 661 registered voters find that seven-out-of-10 say that a one-year delay for Obamacare is a good idea. The numbers: 55 percent of the voters "strongly favor" a delay in enforcing the health care law's individual mandate, while 15 percent "somewhat favor" it.
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Voter fatigue with Congress has reached a critical stage. How critical? Among many other things, a new Fox News survey finds that 62 percent of American voters would "fire every lawmaker on Capitol Hill right now" if they could.
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A few weeks ago, one promotional outreach for Obamacare involved attractive young women parading around in their underwear or athletic shorty-shorts, bearing signs that read "Are you covered?" Now comes another version:"Brosurance".
House Speaker John A. Boehner already has said that the Grand Old Party will launch a series of "smart, targeted strikes" against the health care law. And here they come. Like many baffled observers, party officials are eager to see the actual enrollment numbers, the factual revelations that the White House is keeping in house.
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The agreement on the shutdown and the debt ceiling is no guarantee that lawmakers and the White House will behave. They seem addicted to spectacle and the kind of hand-wringing political theater that garners press coverage, while masking inactivity or indecision.
More Americans dream of a third political party than ever before: "60 percent of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed," says Gallup analyst Jeffrey Jones, who reports that these findings set a record.