- ISIL creates all-female brigade to terrorize women into following Sharia law
- ISTOOK: Obama wants to be impeached
- Obama to Latin leaders: Help with border
- Military bans troops from Baptist church event honoring ‘God’s Rescue Squad’
- ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
- Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out
- Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is ‘torture’
- House GOP ready to move border bill
- Bomb squad called after live WWII artillery washes on Cape Cod beach
Inside the Beltway
Question of the Day
Meanwhile, the principal players are in dogged campaign mode.
The hopefuls will be in six states in the next 72 hours. Mitt Romney visits Utah and Idaho, Rick Santorum goes to Michigan and Ohio — attending not one but three Lincoln Day dinners, Rep. Ron Paul travels to Washington and Idaho, while Newt Gingrich spends the weekend in Georgia, concentrating on fundraising and local Republican rallies.
FOR THE LEXICON
(A new form of political attack that manipulates Internet search engines and other online tools to produce unfavorable public impressions of candidates that can go viral among voters. Candidates are often powerless to control them.)
“It is a distraction, and the more attention such sideshow distractions receive only takes away from politicians’ ability to get their message out,” says Kenneth Wisnefski, the New Jersey-based reputation-management expert who coined the term.
POLL DU JOUR
• 81 percent of Americans do not think “using artificial means of birth control is wrong.”
• 79 percent of Republicans, 78 percent of tea partyers, 78 percent of conservatives, 78 percent of Democrats and 88 percent of liberals agree.
• 17 percent overall say birth control is wrong.
• 20 percent of Republicans, 20 precent of tea partyers, 20 percent of conservatives, 19 percent of Democrats and 12 percent of liberals agree.
• 50 percent of Americans overall disapprove of President Obama’s policy requiring employers, including religious organizations, to pay for birth control.
• 85 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of tea partyers, 75 percent of conservatives, 26 percent of Democrats and 20 percent of liberals also disapprove.
• 44 percent overall approve of Mr. Obama’s new policy.
• 12 percent of Republicans, 15 percent of tea partyers, 21 percent of conservatives, 70 percent of Democrats and 74 percent of liberals also disapprove.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
- The border crisis could prove a 'big boost' for Republicans as the midterms approach
- Inside the Beltway: Just a little media protection for the White House
- Some federal help for old American battlefields: $1.3 million to spruce them up
- Inside the Beltway: Frugal-phobic Congress offers 828 spending bills
- It's grim: 911 Commission warns terrorism has entered 'a new and dangerous phase'
Latest Blog Entries
- A startling 20 percent of Democratic lawmakers already endorse Hillary Clinton for president
- Hey food police: calling obesity a 'disease' is actually a health risk
- Cheese and an 'enhanced experience': White House goes showbiz on the State of the Union address
- Cruz calls it a 'circus': the State of the Union spectacle begins
- Half of American fans say God and 'supernatural' forces are in play during sports events
TWT Video Picks
By Drew Johnson
Inept government shouldn't be entrusted with the power to kill its citizens
- Rahm Emanuel: Send illegal immigrant shelter kids to Chicago
- 'Pocket drones': U.S. Army developing tiny spies for the next big war
- U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid violent clashes between militias
- ISTOOK: Obama wants to be impeached
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- Obama: U.S. should 'embrace an economic patriotism that says we rise or fall together'
- CANNON: With Russia, different airline crash, same results
- Joan Rivers: CNN should be 'ashamed' of its Israel, Gaza reporting
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq