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Older generations in the U.S., including baby boomers, are twice as likely to describe their political views as conservative rather than liberal. Gen Xers show a smaller conservative tilt, while millennials divide evenly.
As Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reported early Saturday, embattled Yankees star Alex Rodriguez took his "rehabilitation tour" directly to MLB headquarters on Wednesday for a "clear the air" meeting with new baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. Details of how that meeting played out were scarce at the time, but it immediately led to speculation about when a similar meeting might take place with New York Yankees executives.
Well, according to a New York Daily News report late Saturday night, A-Rod had taken that step with some urging from Manfred, but apparently that ship has already sailed. The Yankees not only rejected Rodriguez's request according to the report, they essentially slammed the door in his face, telling him it can wait until spring training.
Police released surveillance video of a brazen ATM robbery and kidnapping in Arlington, Texas, in hopes of identifying the suspect.
The video shows the victim pulling up to a drive-in ATM at a Wells Fargo bank early in the morning on Jan. 14 and being approached by a man brandishing a gun. He can be seen ordering the woman into the trunk of her car then driving off with her.
Missouri Sheriff David Clarke had strong words for MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends.”
“I don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of the mouth of Al Sharpton,” Clarke said in response to news that the Department of Justice won’t press civil rights charges against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Steve Doocy had just played a clip of Sharpton’s Dec. 3 comments following the Eric Garner grand jury decision.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of people who sought new U.S. unemployment benefits in mid-January fell by 10,000, but the level of applicants remained above 300,000 for the third straight week for the first time since July in what’s likely a reflection of post-holiday layoffs.
Initial jobless claims declined to 307,000 in the seven days ended Jan. 10 from a revised 317,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Two weeks ago, claims hit their highest level since June.
President Obama in his State of the Union address last night proposed $320 billion in tax increases on the wealthiest Americans including raising capital gains and inheritance taxes in an effort to pay for initiatives he says will benefit lower- and middle-class taxpayers. Democrats overwhelmingly support the president’s plan, but most voters suspect it will lead to more taxes on the middle class as well.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of all Likely U.S. Voters favor the tax increases the president is proposing, while 41% are opposed. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An almost unrecognizable James Holmes appeared in court on Tuesday in the death penalty case in which he is accused of a murderous rampage at a Colorado movie theater.
Holmes — who since his July 2012 arrest has sported wild orange hair and later, mutton-chop sideburns — is now clean-cut, and he appeared in civilian clothes during an introductory hearing before jury selection, which was to begin Tuesday afternoon.
Several courtroom observers did a double take before they realized it was Holmes sitting at the defense table. His dark hair was neatly trimmed and was wearing pleated khaki pants, a striped button-down blue shirt, a charcoal sports jacket and tortoiseshell glasses. It was the first time Holmes has appeared in court in something other than a jail jumpsuit. He wore no cuffs on his wrists, but a hidden cable kept him tethered to the floor.
Voters have a message of their own for President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight: Don’t spend any more money. But fewer than ever plan to follow the speech.
Just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters think the president should focus on new spending programs in his latest State of the Union speech. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% believe the president should focus instead on programs that can be accomplished within current spending levels. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.
Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged +2 for the week ending Jan. 18, the fourth consecutive weekly average in positive territory. The latest score is a two-point dip from the previous week.
The teenage western Kentucky couple that captured the attention of the nation as suspects in a two-week crime spree that spread across the South were found Sunday in Florida sleeping in a vehicle reported stolen.
Cheyenne Phillips, 13, and Dalton Hayes, 18, are suspects in three vehicle thefts, and Mr. Hayes could face charges for taking Cheyenne from her home. Authorities plan to extradite the couple back to Kentucky, where they will face felony charges.