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The majority of Americans believe President Obama is too weak on foreign policy and national security issues, and they fear that U.S. global power and prestige are in decline, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.
It's complicated: The public is weary of the U.S. role as the world's policeman, but it also frets about the nation's declining prestige on the global stage and disapproves of both President Obama's foreign policy practices and any attempts at nation building overseas. Yet Americans approve of aggressive participation in the world economy and favor drones in the military arsenal.
"President Obama needs to fire himself. Not literally, of course, but practically: He needs to shake up his team so thoroughly that the new blood imposes change on how he manages the federal bureaucracy and leads," says Ron Fournier, a veteran national news correspondent and editorial director for National Journal.
Americans are donating less after the disaster in the Philippines compared to other disasters like the earthquake in Haiti or the tsunami in Japan.
The dream meeting between President Obama and the glittering kingpins of Hollywood on Tuesday has been billed as "the entertainment summit." It's more like the star-studded finale to a fundraising extravaganza, with the word "Obamacare" stricken from the script. It will mark the seventh moneymaking event in a mere 48 hours for the seemingly tireless president.
For all the good press new Pope Francis has gotten since his election, the first extensive survey of American Catholics finds his impact on church attendance and membership has been less than overwhelming.
Despite heavy approval for the pope, U.S. Catholics aren't attending church any more than they did last year.
Though Facebook first took the Web by storm barely eight years ago, new studies show that more and more young people are viewing the groundbreaking social media platform as an increasingly old-fashioned way to learn what's up.
Most Americans believe there are situations in which patients should be allowed to die, but the number who believe medical professionals should do everything possible to keep patients alive is growing, according to a Pew Research Center survey.