The booming stock market is of little solace to middle-class Americans, who continue to express concern about their financial security and the overall condition of the U.S. economy. The poor are even more bearish, surveys show.
U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner ’s admission that he had inappropriate online exchanges with several women adds his name to a list of politicians who endured embarrassment to stay in office or saw their careers ruined over sexual scandals.
With polls showing approval of Congress at an historic low, lawmakers returned to Washington today to start the legislative year and resume the very battles that opinion surveys show have turned off voters.
Within a day, three national polls asked Americans who they preferred in the contest between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, and one of them produced a result that only the White House could love.
With a growing proportion of Americans eschewing party labels, President Barack Obama and his would-be Republican rivals face challenges in assembling a winning coalition in next year’s election, according to a study of public attitudes.