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Bush Memos OK’d CIA Torture

Two recently disclosed memos from 2003 and 2004 show the Bush administration giving CIA torture techniques, most famously waterboarding, an explicit executive nod after worries arose in the intelligence community about the legality of the treatment of detainees.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008 READ MORE


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The New York Times / Doug Mills

The Bailout: Take Two

On Friday the House approved, after initially rejecting, the $700-billion bailout package for the financial industry in what is likely to be the most expensive government intervention in the nation’s history. This, of course, only slightly surpasses another notable “government intervention”—the nearly $600 billion spent in the war in Iraq.

Posted on Oct 3, 2008 READ MORE



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Americans Prefer Michelle Obama to Cindy McCain

Michelle Obama has a nine-point edge over Cindy McCain in the race for America’s hearts and minds, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll. But neither of the aspiring first ladies has a majority of America’s approval. Really, America, whatever one thinks of their husbands, it’s time to cut the wives some slack.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008 READ MORE


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White House / Eric Draper

On the Wrong Track

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 82 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. The same survey recorded a record-low approval rating for President Bush. Sixty-two percent of Republicans, a group that still favors the president, take a negative view of the country’s direction.

Posted on May 12, 2008 READ MORE


What a Difference a Scandal Makes

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Posted on Feb 22, 2008 READ MORE


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Bush Approval Rating Plummets to 25%

As more members of Congress from both sides of the aisle register their dissatisfaction with President Bush’s leadership, their sentiments appear to be shared by the public—as evidenced by the results of a new survey by the American Research Group, which found that 71 percent of Americans “disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president.”

Posted on Jul 23, 2007 READ MORE


America’s Approval Rating Takes a Hit

Much of the world still likes our movies, and what used to be called American ingenuity—the scientific and technological genius that cures disease and connected the world through the Internet. But there’s not much else to admire about the United States.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


Congress Beats Bush in Approval Ratings

Forty percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to the latest AP poll. That may not seem like much, but it’s up from 25 percent just before the last election and higher than Bush’s mid-30s. A word of warning to candidates who are still fleshing out their Iraq positions: The same poll suggests voters, especially those coveted independents, are really sick of this war.

Posted on Apr 10, 2007 READ MORE


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softvote.com

Bush Plumbs New Depths

According to the latest Newsweek poll, President Bush’s approval rating has sunk so low he’s in Dick Cheney territory at 31 percent, a record for the president.  The same data confirms the suggestion that Bush’s unpopularity did more to win Congress for the Democrats than did their own candidates.

Posted on Nov 12, 2006 READ MORE


Dems Leaving GOP Bloodied at Polls

Four national surveys on Oct. 9 confirmed that Democrats enjoy huge 20-point leads over GOP’ers in the upcoming elections. Also:

  • NYT: Dems pull even to GOP’ers for first time in terrorism-handling ratings
  • USA Today: 54% say GOP’ers acted for “political reasons” in Foleygate
  • Wash Po: Bush is at 39%
  • CNN: 52% think Hastert should resign

  • Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


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    From superfrenchie.com

    America to Bush: Drop Dead!

    Bush’s approval rating stands at 36%, according to a new Time poll (scroll down); that’s down from 38% in August.

  • Also: Two-thirds believe the GOP tried to cover up Foleygate—i.e.,  two-thirds believe Hastert is lying.

  • Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


    One Measly Point—Is That Too Much to Ask?

    The satirist tells us that Bush, feeling low as he contemplates his public approval rating, has turned to a man who knows a thing or two about numbers.

    Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


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    Reporter Spars With Bush Over Ratings

    Bush, laughing, says that his ratings are in the toilet because people are “unsettled” during war, but NBC’s David Gregory fires back: “They?re not just unsettled, sir. They disapprove of the job you?re doing.”

    Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Sinks to 29%

    Only 29% think the president is doing an “excellent or pretty good job,” according to a new Harris Interactive poll.

    Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush’s Approval Rating Hits Record Low

    The 31% mark is the lowest of his presidency.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


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    Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    Mike Luckovich

    Bush’s Approval Ratings Slide to Record Low

    CNN has the president at 32%, the lowest number ever recorded for him.

    Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Normon Solomon: Changing a Face While Keeping Policies in Place

    The departure of White House press secretary Scott McClellan is a classic instance of ditching the pitchman in an effort to improve the image of the product.

    Posted on Apr 22, 2006 READ MORE


    The Nation: Red & Blue Are Worthless Categories

    Despite recent polling showing red states turning blue, true color-blending will require “electoral reform that changes the way votes are counted, districts are proportioned and views are represented,” argues the editor of The Nation.

    Posted on Apr 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush’s Job Approval Rating Hits New Low

    Sixty percent disapprove of the president’s performance—47% “strongly” disapprove, according to the Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    Posted on Apr 10, 2006 READ MORE


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