Americans are frustrated with Congress

The American public is frustrated that Congress hasn’t gotten much done and Republicans split on whether their party is getting in the way of President Trump’s agenda. Meanwhile, by two to one Americans think Congressional Democrats are doing more to get in the way of Mr. Trump’s agenda, but not offering their own agenda for the country. Congress has left […]

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Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump

Just six months after his inauguration, Americans already are split down the middle, 42%-42%, over whether President Trump should be removed from office, a new USA TODAY/iMediaEthics Poll finds. While no serious effort is now underway in Congress to impeach Trump, the results underscore how quickly political passions have become inflamed both for and against the outsider candidate who won […]

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A Majority of Americans Endorse Net Neutrality Protections

The Federal Communications Commission last week took the first steps toward dismantling the regulatory framework created in 2015 to protect net neutrality. But a new Consumer Reports survey found that a majority of Americans value those protections. The 2015 rules were designed by the FCC under former chairman Tom Wheeler to safeguard consumers from practices that could restrict their choice of online content or […]

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Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation’s top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations. The request by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky adds to a chorus of calls for more transparency about how intelligence agencies use and […]

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Why Americans Vote ‘Against Their Interest’: Partisanship

Working-class Americans who voted for Donald J. Trump continue to approve of him as president, even though he supported a health care bill that would disproportionately hurt them. Highly educated professionals tend to lean Democratic, even though Republican tax policies would probably leave more money in their pockets. Why do people vote against their economic interests? The answer, experts say, […]

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Many Americans Disapprove of Trump but Are Open to His Agenda

President Donald Trump remains a historically divisive figure after one month on the job, despite growing optimism about the economy and support from a cross-section of Americans who either opposed his candidacy or backed it reluctantly, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. The poll found that 44% of Americans approve of Mr. Trump’s job performance, while 48% disapprove, making him […]

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Majority of Americans trust the media more than Trump

When it boils down to matters of trust, a majority of Americans say they trust the media more than President Trump, according to a new poll. The Quinnipiac University poll, released on Wednesday, asked participants if the media or Trump “tell you the truth about important issues.” The survey said that 52% of voters trust the media, with only 37% saying they trusted Trump more. […]

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Americans Are Having Doubts About Trump’s Agenda

President Trump and his aides frequently invoke the will of the voters in advancing his hard-edged conservative agenda, from dismantling the Affordable Care Act and stripping away onerous government regulations to retreating on climate change and banning immigrants from seven terrorism prone countries. But a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday tells a different story. Just a few tumultuous […]

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Americans voted for change. Will they get it?

Nothing about the 2016 presidential election was predictable — not the purloined emails, vulgar videotaped bragging, the insults flung every which way, or the riotous, raucous ascent of a reality television star as he defeated the first woman nominated for the presidency. Debates over precisely what led to Donald Trump’s victory may continue for decades. Undeniable even now is that […]

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Trump could quickly doom ACA cost-sharing subsidies for millions of Americans

Even without Congress repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration could undermine the law by unilaterally ending billions of dollars the government pays insurers to subsidize the health coverage of nearly 6 million Americans. Given that insurers would still be required to provide consumers that financial help, such a move could create upheaval in the ACA’s marketplaces — prompting health […]

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