- Obama fantasizes about more executive power, signs new order on federal contractors
- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
- 3 African leaders cancel trip to U.S. over Ebola outbreak; Obama still plans summit
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Inside the Beltway
Question of the Day
POLL DU JOUR
• 84 percent of U.S. voters say the situation in Afghanistan is important to national security.
• 47 percent believe the U.S. can win in Afghanistan.
• 30 percent say victory is not possible; 23 percent are not sure.
• 42 percent approve of President Obama’s handling of the war in Afghanistan.
• 79 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of Republicans agree.
• 63 percent of Republicans say “winning the war” is the most important goal.
• 64 percent of Democrats say “ending the war as soon as possible” is more important.
Source: A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted Feb. 19 and 20.
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A graduate of Syracuse University, Jennifer Harper writes the daily Inside the Beltway column and provides additional coverage of breaking national news, plus long-term trends in politics, media issues, public opinion, popular culture, Hollywood foibles and “eureka” moments in health and science.
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