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  • AP-GfK Poll: Doubts about Clinton's honesty after emails (another Wellstone moment ahead for Hil?)

    05/01/2015 4:16:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/1/15 | LISA LERER and EMILY SWANSON - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear to be suspicious of Hillary Rodham Clinton's honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Is she strong and decisive? Yes, say a majority of people. But inspiring and likable? Only a minority think so.
  • U.S. military officers have deep doubts about impact, wisdom of a U.S. strike on Syria

    08/30/2013 6:25:28 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 29 | Ernesto Londońo
    “There’s a broad naivete in the political class about America’s obligations in foreign policy issues, and scary simplicity about the effects that employing American military power can achieve,” said retired Lt. Gen. Gregory S. Newbold, who served as director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the run-up to the Iraq war, noting that many of his contemporaries are alarmed by the plan. New cycle of attacks? Marine Lt. Col. Gordon Miller, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, warned this week of “potentially devastating consequences, including a fresh round of chemical weapons attacks and...
  • The Obama Ballot Challenges: A Crisis of Confidence

    02/09/2012 6:19:54 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-9-12 | Monte Kuligowski
    Just a few months ago, FOX News reported on polling data which suggested that "[i]f Americans could cast a 'confidence' vote in the style of European parliaments, President Barack Obama would not fare well. A 56-percent majority would give his administration a vote of 'no confidence.'" Ample evidence abounds for Americans to have no confidence that the economic justice activist-turned-politician is working out for the good of the country. Even at the most fundamental level, doubt remains as to whether the man occupying the White House is constitutionally eligible for the job.
  • UN chief doubts comprehensive climate deal likely ("may be beyond our reach for now" .. WHEW!!)

    12/06/2011 9:26:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/11 | Arthur Max - AP
    DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions. The European "road map" toward a new accord that would take effect after 2020 is a centerpiece of negotiations among 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in the South African coastal city of Durban. It has been presented as a condition for Europe to renew and expand its emissions reduction targets...
  • Trump’s rise proves doubts about Obama’s birth can no longer be dismissed -

    04/15/2011 3:15:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/15/11 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Donald Trump’s potential candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has forced the issue of whether Barack Obama was born in America into the mainstream, a question the establishment media has been frantically avoiding. Mr. Trump is demanding the president reveal his long-form birth certificate. The real estate mogul believes Mr. Obama is deliberately withholding embarrassing or damaging information. He has ridden the birth controversy to the top of the GOP field.
  • Donald Trump Doubts Obama’s Citizenship: ‘The Whole Thing Is Very Strange’

    03/17/2011 9:27:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 17th, 2011 | Mark Joyella
    Donald Trump, in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, has expressed some doubt about President Obama’s citizenship, telling ABC’s Ashleigh Banfield that unlike the president, if people tried to learn more about his life, they’d have no problem finding people who remembered him from his childhood. By comparison, Trump suggests Obama is a man of mystery who only emerged later in life. “It’s very strange,” Trump said.
  • US official doubts N.Korea role in warship sinking

    03/29/2010 6:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 383+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/29/10 | afp
    A senior US official on Monday doubted that North Korea was involved in the recent sinking of a South Korean warship, in which dozens of crewmen are missing. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said that while South Korea was leading the investigation into Friday night's maritime explosion, he had heard nothing to implicate any other country. "Obviously the full investigation needs to go forward. But to my knowledge, there's no reason to believe or to be concerned that that may have been the cause," Steinberg told reporters.
  • Dem poll: Doubts in Obama policies

    12/01/2009 8:46:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 957+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/1/09 | Ian Swanson
    A new survey from Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville finds voters are “pretty uncertain” that President Barack Obama’s policies will work and believe by a narrow margin that Republicans would do a better job on the economy. Carville and Greenberg do not foresee a wave election in 2010 that would return Republicans to congressional majorities, partly because the GOP itself remains damaged from public ill will toward the last Republican Congress and former President George W. Bush. More respondents hold Bush than Obama responsible for the economy and the budget deficit, according to the survey. Still, the findings...
  • Watchdog doubts goals of Obama loan relief plan

    10/09/2009 9:29:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 163+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/9/09 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Alan Zibel - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration's effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure may not achieve its goal of helping 3 million to 4 million borrowers and may simply delay mortgage defaults for many, a government watchdog group says. The Congressional Oversight Panel, charged with making regular assessments of the $700 billion financial rescue fund enacted last year, said the Treasury Department should consider whether to improve the current $50 billion program or adopt new programs to meet an expected rise in foreclosures fed by increased unemployment. The panel's report is scheduled to be made public Friday. It comes a day after...
  • Russia's Moves Raise Doubts About Obama's 'Reset'

    08/23/2009 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 450+ views
    Time ^ | 8/23/09 | James Marson / Kiev
    The much-trumpeted "reset" of relations between Russia and the U.S. was dealt a slap in the face last week as Moscow went on the offensive against Ukraine and Georgia. After Russian President Dmitri Medvedev waded into Ukrainian politics with barbed criticism of his Ukrainian counterpart's "anti-Russian" policies, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin embarked on a provocative trip to reaffirm support for Abkhazia, the Moscow-backed territory that enjoys de facto independence from Georgia.
  • Castro says he doubts he'll be lucid in 4 years

    01/22/2009 6:12:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 684+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/22/09 | AP
    HAVANA – Fidel Castro suggested Thursday that his health is failing, saying that four years from now he doesn't expect to be following current events. In an online column titled "Reflections of Comrade Fidel," the 82-year-old Cuban leader appeared to be pondering his own mortality, saying Cuban officials "shouldn't feel bound by my occasional Reflections, my state of health or my death." "I have had the rare privilege of observing events over such a long time. I receive information and meditate calmly on those events," he wrote. "I expect I won't enjoy that privilege in four years, when Obama's first...
  • In Denver, Deep Doubts About Obama

    08/25/2008 7:23:14 AM PDT · by library user · 41 replies · 129+ views
    NRO ^ | August 25, 2008 | by Byron York
    Denver — On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, in a downtown high-rise conference room lined with two-way mirrors, 21 undecided Colorado voters sit trying to decide whether they have more doubts and reservations about Barack Obama or John McCain. It’s not easy. The group has been convened by the pollster Frank Luntz, who usually does this sort of thing on live television but has instead organized the session at the behest of the American Association of Retired Persons and the related activist group Divided We Fail. As the voters answer Luntz’s rapid-fire questions, a small group of reporters...
  • Why Obama is in Trouble

    08/11/2008 4:48:23 PM PDT · by DeusExMachina05 · 24 replies · 140+ views
    American Thinker/real Clear Politics ^ | August 11, 2008 | Steven Warshawsky
    There is palpable anxiety, even despair, among many Republicans and conservatives over the possibility that Barack Obama will be elected president this November. This anxiety is being fueled by the mainstream media's fawning coverage of Obama's every word, while shamelessly downplaying John McCain's campaign; by public opinion polls that purport to show Obama "leading" the race over McCain; and by political commentators, on both sides of the aisle, who believe this is the Democrats' "election to lose," based on historical cycles, an uneven economy, high gas prices, continuing opposition to the Iraq War, and President Bush's dismal approval ratings. I...
  • Rove: Obama should be ‘way ahead’ [there are “grave doubts” about the Illinois senator......]

    08/10/2008 10:06:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 141+ views
    Rove: Obama should be ‘way ahead’ By Klaus Marre and Walter Alarkon Posted: 08/10/08 12:40 PM [ET] Republican strategist Karl Rove said Sunday the fact that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama does not have a large lead in the race shows that there are “grave doubts” about the Illinois senator. “With a restive electorate, with an economy that's sort of chugging around, with a war in the background, at the end of eight years of Republican rule in the White House, Obama should be way ahead,” Rove, who engineered President Bush’s two election victories and whose name is synonymous with...
  • Andrew Sullivan: The doubts starting to rein back Obama

    08/10/2008 9:33:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 911+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 10, 2008 | Andrew Sullivan
    Why is it so close? That’s been the chatter after these past two weeks in the three-month run of the Obama-McCain smackdown. The Obamaphiles are nervous that their man has stalled in the polls after what, objectively, was a successful trip overseas. The McCainites, terrified of a Democratic wave, are taking solace in the failure of Barack Obama to break away. The straggling Clintonites are busy preparing their told-you-sos. There are any number of theories offered for the tightness. One is that Obama is too temperamentally aloof for most Americans. According to the columnist Maureen Dowd, he is the Mr...
  • McCain faces doubts among Republican conservatives

    05/11/2008 4:13:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 156 replies · 344+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/08 | Charlotte Raab
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - While John McCain is practically assured the Republican presidential nomination, many party members are having a hard time accepting him -- and showing it with symbolic votes against him in primary contests. The Republican nomination battle has been all but decided for over two months. Still, some Republicans used the April 22 Pennsylvania primary and last week's votes in Indiana and North Carolina to register their unhappiness with the de facto victor. Some vote for libertarian Texan Ron Paul, who has refused to quit the race and has racked up more than one million votes, according to...
  • Greenspan doubts Fed's ability to prevent recession

    01/30/2008 9:18:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 604+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/08 | AFP
    BERLIN (AFP) - Former Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan cast doubt on the ability of the central bank to prevent a US recession in an interview to appear on Thursday. Greenspan told the German weekly Die Zeit that the Fed or political policies could "probably not" keep the world's biggest economy from sliding into recession, as financial markets widely expected the US central bank to cut its main lending rate. "The influences of the global economy today are stronger than almost any monetary or budgetary response," the German-language weekly quoted Greenspan as saying. Although he left the post of Fed...
  • Huckabee sows doubts in GOP

    01/02/2008 2:56:52 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 24 replies · 334+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | January 2, 2008 | Ron Fournier
    VAN METER, Iowa - Cradling a cup of coffee on his knee, the Rev. Paul Porter welcomes five neighbors to his home, leads them in a brief prayer and gets down to business. "We're here to help elect Mike Huckabee the next president of the United States," he says. "He's a decent, moral man." His neighbors nod their heads "When you go to the caucuses," Porter continues, "are there any questions about Mike Huckabee that you're nervous about answering?" Again, the heads nod. "Is it the attacks?" he says "Are you worried that he can't withstand the attacks?" Nan Cooley,...
  • U.N. raises doubts on biofuels (and the potential negative impact of biofuels)

    05/08/2007 8:41:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 472+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/07 | Nicole Winfield - ap
    ROME - Biofuels like ethanol can help reduce global warming and create jobs for the rural poor, but the benefits may be offset by serious environmental problems and increased food prices for the hungry, the U.N. said Tuesday in its first major report on bioenergy. In an agency-wide assessment, the U.N. raised alarms about the potential negative impact of biofuels, just days after a climate conference in Bangkok said the world had both the money and technology to prevent global warming blamed in part on greenhouse gas emissions. Biofuels, which are made from corn, palm oil, sugar cane and other...
  • CA: Doubts about Schwarzenegger's budget grow

    03/13/2007 6:40:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 316+ views
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 3/12/07 | Editorial
    GOV. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ambitious plans for his second term may crumble if the state's nonpartisan legislative analyst is correct with her numbers. While the governor pitched a $2.1 billion surplus when he unveiled his budget in January, Elizabeth Hill estimated that due to slower-than-expected revenue projections, Schwarzenegger's plan would actually leave the state with a $726 million shortfall for fiscal 2007-08. If we assume Hill to be correct — and she often has been — this a warning that must be heeded. Economists have said that a slugglish housing market has hurt economic growth, and state revenues in January were...