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  • Hillary Clinton Trustworthiness At Husband’s Lewinsky-era Levels

    07/14/2016 1:44:51 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jul 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    Two of out three Americans say Hillary Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, according to a recent poll by CBS News/The New York Times. Taken in the wake of FBI director James Comey’s criticism of her conduct over the handling of her emails, the poll numbers represent a new high (or low) for the former Secretary of State. The survey reveals that a strong majority of Americans say she did something wrong as it relates to the emails and her private server. Fully 69 percent of the American people think that her use of a private email server was either...
  • Can Hillary Clinton overcome her trust problem? (WaPo puff piece combo LOL/barf alert)

    07/04/2016 1:29:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3, 2016 | Anne Gearan
    Hillary Clinton's weekend interview with the FBI stands as a perfect symbol of what is probably her biggest liability heading into the fall election: A lot of people say they don't trust her. [Snip] "Trust is the glue that holds our democracy together," Clinton said last week as part of a direct effort to address the issue in this small lull between the end of primary voting and the start of full-on campaigning for the fall vote. "I take this seriously, as someone who is asking for your votes, and I personally know I have work to do on this...
  • Sorry, Hillary. New poll shows voters view the NRA more favorably than you

    06/28/2016 10:56:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/16 | Robert Laurie
    But....but...but....guns are bad! The NRA is pure evil. It’s a monstrously disgusting, vile, xenophobic organization that hates - let’s go through the list - gays, Jews, blacks, Muslims, “the children,” women, Mexicans, Rastafarians, transgenders, 7th Day Adventists, Democrats, dogs, Mormons, old folks, Nordic peoples, Native Americans, and most likely Pacific Islanders. That’s what Hillary Clinton, her DNC allies, and her media cronies want you to believe. The NRA is the end-all-and-be-all of evil empires and, if there is something good for which a person can stand, the NRA stands against it. ....Oh, and a new poll reveals that it has...
  • Latino radio host tells Hillary — his family’s voting for Trump!

    06/21/2016 8:51:19 AM PDT · by Arcy · 29 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 21, 2016 | OLAF EKBERG
    While Latino syndicated radio host Enrique Santos gushed over Hillary Clinton during his interview with her this morning, he confessed his family doesn’t feel the same. Speaking to Clinton on the phone, Santos told her, “My father’s voting for Trump because he says he can’t trust you. My mother says you’re a crook and my brother says you should go to jail. (video of interview at link)
  • In Clinton, Americans Don't Trust

    06/02/2016 4:36:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    One year ago this month, a Quinnipiac University poll of voters in three swing states highlighted a looming problem for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign: More than half the respondents in each state regarded her as dishonest. A nationwide CNN poll the same month yielded similar findings: Fifty-seven percent of voters said Clinton was not trustworthy. Democratic sages brushed the matter aside. "Does Hillary Clinton's Trustworthiness Matter?" asked Time magazine in a story at the time. The consensus of the experts it quoted: Nah, not really. "People are looking first and foremost for someone who will . . . get things...
  • State Dept. warns Israel not to ‘betray’ US (Marie Harf warns Israel not to reveal details of deal)

    03/02/2015 12:42:55 PM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2015, 10:29 pm
    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says leaks on the Iran nuke talks by Israel would “betray” the US’s trust. “We’ve continuously provided detailed classified briefings to Israeli officials to keep them updated and to provide context for how we are approaching getting to a good deal,” she told reporters in Washington. “Any release of any kind of information like that would, of course, betray that trust.”
  • Only 6% Trust Media, But It Should Be Less

    04/19/2016 7:02:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    First Amendment: More information travels faster to more consumers than ever before. So why does a new survey show trust in media at rock bottom? Because so much more accurate information is available elsewhere. When Matt Drudge in early 1998 broke the story of President Bill Clinton’s indiscretions in the Oval Office study with Monica Lewinsky, it was the dawn of a new era in news reporting. Woodward and Bernstein seemed like the hip, new faces of journalism when they came along in the early 1970s and helped bring down a president. But although no one ever made a movie...
  • Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

    04/17/2016 7:01:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/17/2016 | CAROLE FELDMAN and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents. But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. Faced with ever-increasing sources of...
  • Stunning Video Reveals Why You Shouldn't Trust Anything You See On Television

    04/10/2016 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/9/16 | tyler durden
    In recent years, many have voiced increasing concerns with their ability to place trust in official data, and have faith in conventional narratives. And for good reason: just yesterday a University of Chicago finance professor, while being interviewed at the Ambrosetti Forum, said that it is all about preserving confidence and trust in a "rigged game": "if people are told enough by smart people on television that the economy has been fixed, and the market is a reflection of the fundamentals, then they’ll blindly support anything the Fed does." But while the saying "don't believe everything [or anything] you read"...
  • Granholm: Fox News, Right Wing to Blame for Hillary Trust Issues

    03/09/2016 3:12:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Brietbart ^ | March 8, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday's "New Day" on CNN, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), a supporter of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, was asked about issues related to Clinton's untrustworthiness when matched up head to head with her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Granholm downplayed the claims and said they were tied a "myth" put out by Fox News.
  • My Interesting Day Volunteering for Ted Cruz

    02/18/2016 3:23:11 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 30 replies
    Redstate ^ | sassiegeorgiegirl
    Today was a big beautiful day. Today was the day I started phone calling for Ted Cruz at home. In the comfort of my cozy abode, I called about 95 residences in the Texas area likely to come out and vote for Ted Cruz. Many were not home, or did not answer. I contacted around 55 total people, a few in the same household. Did I take perfect notes? No. These numbers are based on crude tally-marking on a sheet of note paper. It was actually kind of fun; most of all, I felt like I was making a difference....
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 37 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • The Donald Dilemma

    01/29/2016 4:27:27 PM PST · by John Valentine · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/28/16 | Rick Manning
    Lastly, the sudden embrace of Trump by GOP establishment members in an attempt to knock out their real nemesis, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has got to force Trump voters to take pause. The GOP gambit is to knock off Cruz in Iowa because his voters go disproportionately to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Trump's voters, on the other hand, tend to go to Cruz. So, beating Cruz would boost the establishment's favored alternative, and in classic "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" fashion, they are pumping up Trump.
  • A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

    01/16/2016 5:45:35 PM PST · by Mariner · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 16th, 2016 | By Jenna Goudreau
    People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you: Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? Psychologists refer to these dimensions as warmth and competence respectively, and ideally you want to be perceived as having both. Interestingly, Cuddy says that most people, especially in a professional...
  • Cruz super PAC tweaks Rubio in new ad

    12/21/2015 7:28:32 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    A super PAC backing Ted Cruz is going up with a new, six-figure digital ad buy targeting voters in the four early-voting primary states, as well as in Mississippi, Georgia and in Alabama, where Cruz just finished a weekend campaign swing.The minute-long spot, called "Trust," was produced by Keep the Promise I, in collaboration with Keep the Promise PAC, part of a cluster of super PACs supporting the Texas senator's presidential bid. The ad, which features voter testimonials, also takes an oblique swipe at Marco Rubio, a rival Republican presidential candidate with whom Cruz has been increasingly sparring over immigration...
  • The trust machine

    10/29/2015 9:16:43 PM PDT · by Another Post-American · 8 replies
    The Economist ^ | 10/31/2015 edition | Jon Berkeley
    BITCOIN has a bad reputation. The decentralised digital cryptocurrency, powered by a vast computer network, is notorious for the wild fluctuations in its value, the zeal of its supporters and its degenerate uses, such as extortion, buying drugs and hiring hitmen in the online bazaars of the “dark net”. This is unfair. The value of a bitcoin has been pretty stable, at around $250, for most of this year. Among regulators and financial institutions, scepticism has given way to enthusiasm (the European Union recently recognised it as a currency). But most unfair of all is that bitcoin’s shady image causes...
  • Why Ben Carson Is Flying High

    10/28/2015 12:39:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Star Parker
    Americans are now in a historically long period of distrust and dissatisfaction regarding their government and their country. This goes a long way in explaining why political outsiders are dominating the polls in the Republican presidential race. Even quality conservative candidates such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz lag far behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson. They are tainted by the mere fact that they are politicians. The Pew Research Center reported data last year covering a period of 56 years, showing the percentage of Americans saying they trust the federal government to do what is right "always/most of the...
  • Bill Clinton Rallies Iowa for Hillary Clinton as ‘Honest and Trustworthy’

    10/24/2015 7:32:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/24/15 | Maggie Haberman
    DES MOINES — Appearing at his first rally of the campaign on behalf of his wife, Bill Clinton exhorted the crowd to rise above the deeply partisan tone of this election cycle and said that Hillary Rodham Clinton had shown voters her truest self in recent weeks. “She’s still got the best friends that she had in grade school,” said Mr. Clinton, whose wife has seen a decrease in the number of voters who view her as “honest and trustworthy” in polls after a summer spent fending off questions about her use of a private email server while she was...
  • Benghazi and 'Untrustable' Hillary

    10/21/2015 6:23:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Kevin McCarthy was factually right -- if grammatically and politically wrong -- when he told Sean Hannity that the House's Benghazi committee demonstrated Hillary Clinton was "untrustable." The Clinton-pleasers in the media like NBC's Andrea Mitchell almost glowed as they proclaimed McCarthy had offered a "political lifeline" to Clinton by admitting to a political agenda to get at her, using that tragedy. The Democrats have pushed heavily on the narrative that the House probe is transparently political -- as if everything they say about Clinton is transparently ... nonpartisan? So much of the Clinton spin from the media-Democrat complex simply...
  • Media Trust Hits All-Time Low

    09/30/2015 6:15:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. His latest article was titled "Trust in the media is at an all-time low. That's a terrible thing for all of us." It is? Automobile manufacturers can claim we need a car to get anywhere. The farmers and food companies will impress on the world its need to eat. But for the news media -- especially this news media -- to suggest civilization as we know it will cease to exist without their profound wisdom and...
  • Iranian Experts Test Parchin Site Without Presence of UN Nuclear Inspectors (not satire)

    09/21/2015 8:52:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 21, 2015 5:14 PM
    Environmental samples have been taken at a sensitive military site in Iran, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday, citing "significant progress" in its investigation of Tehran's past activities. Such sampling is usually done by experts of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin. The transfer appeared to be part of a confidential draft agreement with the agency that allows Iran to gather its own samples. Inspecting the Parchin military site is a crucial part of the International Atomic Energy Agency's...
  • The Clintons Continue To Clinton

    08/30/2015 7:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    What a mess. Every week, seemingly every other day, there is a new shady revelation about Bill and Hillary Clinton that manages to top the last one. For them there seems to be no bottom; for their supporters, there seems to be no self-respect. The hundreds of millions of dollars from corrupt governments, billionaires with agendas and God knows who else. The server wiped so thoroughly – and no, not with a cloth – you can tell someone learned the importance of cleanliness from the blue dress. And now we learn Bill, the former president, with more money than he...
  • Website dedicated to: Things I Trust More Than Hillary

    Some of the better ones... Things I Trust More Than Hillary * Duggar birth control plan * A blind date with a woman named Caitlyn * Joe Biden with his arm around me. * Michael Moore with the doughnuts!
  • Clinton: "I did NOT........."

    08/12/2015 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    August 12, 2015 | Vanity
    Clinton: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman... Clinton: " I did not email any classified material"
  • 15 Things More Trustworthy Than Hillary Clinton

    08/11/2015 11:42:29 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 46 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-11-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I received this list in an email and thought it was pretty good, but I don't think the list is nearly long enough... Mexican tap waterA rattlesnake with a "pet me" signOJ Simpson showing me his knife collectionA fart when I have diarrheaAn elevator ride with Ray RiceTaking pills offered by Bill CosbyMichael Jackson's DoctorAn Obama Nuclear deal with IranA Palestinian on a motorcycleGas station SushiA Jimmy Carter economic planBrian Williams news reportsLoch Ness monster sightingsPrayers for peace from Al Sharpton 15. The authenticity of this photo of Hillary Clinton If anyone wants to help complete the list... :-) The...
  • Be Still And Trust

    07/25/2015 8:25:00 AM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 2 replies
    “What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider’s web. They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold.” — Job 8:14-15 (NIV) When life seems unpredictable and our future doesn’t feel secure, we naturally want to scramble, doing everything we can to resolve whatever it is that has brought on our anxieties, fears, and discomforts. When we try to take control of an uneasy situation, we start to assume that we had control of the situation to begin with. In these times, God says: “Be still...
  • Hillary: Ignore those evil Republicans. ‘People should, and do, trust me’

    07/08/2015 12:36:39 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/15 | Robert Laurie
    Vast right wing conspiracy. Hillary has been wrongly maligned by her conservative enemies for years. That’s the only explanation she can offer for why people might not trust her. Horrible, unjust, troglodytes have built entire careers leveling unsubstantiated attacks against her and her husband. It’s all part of a coordinated effort to portray the presidential hopeful as a liar, and erode voter support. ...It’s the return of the ‘vast right-wing conspiracy.’ Special: 74 Year Old Looks 35 Again, You Will Not Believe Her Simple Trick That’s the message from Hillary Clinton, who says that she believes the voters will see...
  • New polling shows Clinton vulnerable in swing states - and CNN recognizes just how bad it is

    06/18/2015 8:56:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/18/15 | Robert Laurie
    The "inevitable" meltdown Despite the fact that team Clinton seems to be sticking with their “no polls show voters find Hillary untrustworthy” line, virtually every single poll reveals exactly the opposite. Mrs. Clinton’s trust numbers are in the dumper, and they’re consistently getting worse. The latest research to confirm this comes from Quinnipiac which, as CNN reports, holds an awful lot of bad news for Hillary’s swing state hopes. A majority of voters in three key presidential swing states view Hillary Clinton as not honest and trustworthy, according to a new poll out Wednesday. The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll...
  • (Quinnipiac Poll) Majority in three swing states (FL, OH, PA) don't view Clinton as trustworthy

    06/17/2015 1:08:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    The majority of voters in three critical swing states do not view Hillary Clinton as trustworthy, according to a new poll released on Wednesday. The Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll found that voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania are skeptical of the Democratic presidential front-runner’s integrity by margins ranging from 8 percentage points to 14 percentage points. Fifty-one percent of Florida respondents said they find Clinton untrustworthy; 43 percent said the opposite. In Ohio, 53 percent of voters said they believe Clinton is dishonest, and 40 percent did not. And in Pennsylvania, 54 percent said they do not see her...
  • Hillary’s campaign manager: There’s ‘no poll’ suggesting voters don’t trust Mrs. Clinton

    06/15/2015 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Robert Laurie
    Nothing to see here - move along Maybe you think you saw an April Quinnipiac poll which found 54% of voters believe Hillary is not trustworthy. “Only 38 percent said they trust the Democratic frontrunner.” Perhaps you’re laboring under the delusion that a June 2nd CNN/ORC poll found that 57% of voters said she couldn’t be trusted. “A growing number of people say she is not honest and trustworthy (57%, up from 49% in March), less than half feel she cares about people like them (47%, down from 53% last July) and more now feel she does not inspire confidence...
  • Untrustworthy

    06/13/2015 4:34:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Gena Lovett
    Untrustworthy. That’s how the majority of Americans view Hillary Clinton according to a recent CNN ORC poll. To anyone following the news this is not a surprise. Clinton has been immersed in scandals, whether it is her secret email server, her tenure at the State Department or the Clinton Foundation donors making financial contributions when they had matters before the State Department that includes arms deals. These are serious questions that voters deserve to have answers to, but Clinton and her aides have been dodging the press and voters. Her campaign has been one of the least accessible during this...
  • China: We Didn't Hack You, America, Why Don't You Trust Us?

    06/05/2015 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, there was a massive hack possibly exposing the personal information of at least 4 million U.S. federal government employees. This morning reports show the hack came from the Chinese government, which has been engaged in a series of adversarial behaviors with its military toward the U.S. throughout the past two weeks. They're denying it and ironically asking for more trust. China responded Friday to allegations it was involved in a hacking attack on U.S. government computers by saying such claims are unproven and irresponsible, and that it wishes the United States would trust it...
  • As Congress betrays promises, let it break the one that matters

    03/31/2015 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Like Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, amnesty for illegal immigrants as well as negotiating the non-negotiable, the list of unsolved, unconstitutional actions conducted through the executive branch grows longer each day. Congress now hovers in the president’s shadow as the second greatest perpetrator of broken promises to their constituents. Why then, shouldn’t they renege on the one promise that would actually have impact against the wholesale destruction of our economy and defense? The fact that the president and his administration are consorting with the enemy (how many reports confirmed the supreme ayatollah’s chanting “death to America” last week?) and,...
  • U.S. 'Paid a Price' on Egypt

    10/05/2011 10:42:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/5/2011 | Eli Lake
    In a blunt assessment, President Obama’s first national security adviser told a private audience this week that there is a “chasm” between the United States and its Gulf Arab allies that has yet to heal since the White House very publicly ushered Egypt’s president out of power in February. Retired Marine Gen. James Jones, who served as national security adviser in 2009-10, told a private meeting at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that the United States’ Persian Gulf allies interpret the president’s handling of the Egyptian revolution as a sign that Washington will dump their monarchies or governments if enough...
  • US Admonishes Israel not to 'Betray' its Trust

    03/02/2015 1:00:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 3/2/15 | Ari Yashar
    Top spokespeople for US President Barack Obama's administration on Monday night echoed warnings that a release of classified information on Iran talks would be a "betrayal," after an unnamed official was quoted saying Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will detail the deal being formed with Iran in his US Congress address Tuesday. Earlier on Monday an Israeli official said Israel is familiar with the emerging agreement with Iran and that Netanyahu will elaborate on it in his congressional address, sparking US Secretary of State John Kerry to warn against revealing details - despite his having claimed a week ago that Israel...
  • The Brian Williams Blunder - Another Chapter In American Journalism's Fall From Grace

    02/10/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Summer Ratcliff
    Brian Williams’ inability to recall and truthfully report the events concerning his helicopter coming under fire in Iraq single-handedly calls into question the lack of journalistic integrity among today’s American journalists and taints the entire field of journalism. While numerous instances of reporting fallacies, including the unraveling of the Rolling Stones UVA rape story, have recently flooded social media timelines and dominated newscasts, none delivers a stronger punch to the gut than when the poster boy of American journalism is found to be no more than a highly paid liar. In 2014, a Gallup poll showed Americans’ trust in mass...
  • Trust

    01/07/2015 4:44:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | John Stossel
    Trust -- society depends on it. For most of history, our ancestors lived in clans with other family members, or in small villages. Everyone pretty much knew who was trustworthy. People behaved better because they wanted good relationships with family members and neighbors. It's one reason that today we trust friends and family more than strangers. Only recently have humans interacted with lots of people. Today, "50 percent of the population lives in cities," points out entrepreneur Julien Smith. "We're surrounded by strangers, and you end up with these systems in place that progressively get built (to determine:) 'should I...
  • Journalists Appalled, Shocked Obama White House Would Lie to Them

    10/09/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last night the Washington Post broke a story about a connection between White House aides and the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal. When the scandal broke two years ago, the White House denied involvement or knowing about the details of what happened. The Post story proves otherwise and provides evidence a White House volunteer officially checked a prostitute into his hotel room in Cartagena, Colombia. The report also details threats made against the Inspector General, who was asked to delay the release of embarrassing and damaging information about the connection between the White House and the scandal until after...
  • Trust in Government is Pathological

    10/07/2014 11:14:47 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    This last weekend the Sunday shows had a “trust in government” theme. Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" asked Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer why the government of the email-losing IRS, of no strategy on ISIS, of border mayhem could be trusted on Ebola. On Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace threw a slow hanging pitch to George Will so he could hit it out of the ball park. Said Wallace: [W]ith growing concerns over Ebola, the Secret Service and the VA and IRS scandals, can we trust the federal government to do its job?
  • Among Asians, Filipinos trust USA the most - survey

    09/24/2014 7:02:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 09/24/2014 | By Camille Diola
    MANILA, Philippines — The United States has an ally in the Philippines, where an overwhelming majority sees it favorably at 92 percent—the highest among surveyed Asian countries.Bruce Stokes, stated in a presentation delivered last weekend and posted online, cited a survey by US-based think tank Pew Research Center and noted that only 6 percent of Filipinos were found to have an "unfavorable" view of the US within the survey period.The survey was conducted from March 17 to June 5 across 44 countries totaling 48,643 respondents through "nationally represented" telephone and face-to-face interviews with adults of 18 years and older.Across...
  • CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

    08/08/2014 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 7 replies
    Drudge Report/CNN ^ | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) – Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born. The CNN/ORC International poll's release comes one day before the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. With the Watergate scandal escalating, the second-term Republican president had lost much of his political backing, and he faced almost certain impeachment and the prospects of being removed from office by a Democratic-dominated House and Senate. There's a big generational divide over the significance of...
  • Hagel Admits Obama Ignored Law in Taliban Release ‘The trust has been broken’ between Congress

    06/11/2014 9:56:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/14 | Adam Kredo
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted that “the trust has been broken” between the White House and Congress following the Obama administration’s decision to skirt U.S. law and release five top Taliban leaders without first consulting with lawmakers. Hagel admitted to lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday that the administration unilaterally inked a deal with the Taliban to release five top prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp without first notifying Congress, as is legally mandated. The deal was signed “without providing 30 days notice to Congress,” as is required by law, Hagel told lawmakers before attempting to justify...
  • Trust in government declines among young adults

    04/29/2014 9:58:58 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-29-14 | Mario Trujillo
    Trust in nearly every federal government institution has fallen in the last year among young adults, according to a new poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics. The survey of 18-to-29-year-old adults released Tuesday found overall trust in the federal government stands at 20 percent, a 2-point drop since last year....
  • Money Can't Buy Trustworthiness

    04/25/2014 7:33:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 25, 2014 | David Destend
    What defines low socioeconomic status? Objectively, it means fewer economic resources and educational opportunities, less access to elite schools and clubs, more subordinate positions in the workplace, and increased levels of stress. For the upper-class, it’s just the inverse: more resources, more leisure, less stress. ......................................................... From the realities facing each group, you might assume that members of the lower-class would be more focused on meeting their own survival needs and, thereby, prioritize their needs over those of others. As a result, you might also expect them to be less trustworthy as compared to members of the upper-class who, given...
  • Faith in Obamacare, or Government, is Misplaced

    04/22/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay. It is as if there is nothing the past can teach us; no wisdom that might be culled from those who have gone before. We buy guidebooks, or go online for information about countries or cities we plan to visit, trusting those who have been there to tell us the best places to stay, see and eat. When it comes to more...
  • Proof that conservatives don't hate government (like libs say) and NOBODY trusts liberals to run it

    04/08/2014 4:03:17 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    True story... I actually took the liberty of color coding this chart to illustrate just how crappy the blue states are when it comes to trust. The top ranked blue state is 17th place New Jersey, AND it's governor is a Republican (Chris Christie) embroiled in a trust-violating scandal (Bridgegate).Liberals will look at this and see contradiction, because they're not very smart. In reality the red state governments receive more trust probably because they are LESS intrusive instead of MORE in the lives of the people in those states.A government that governs less governs best.
  • North Dakota Is Most-Trusted State; Illinois Is Least

    04/05/2014 1:36:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 5:06 PM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    The people of North Dakota put more trust and confidence in their state government than people in any other state, while the people of Illinois put the least. In polling done in June through September 2013, Gallup asked at least 600 people in each state this question: “How much trust and confidence do you have in the government of the state where you live when it comes to handling state problems—a great deal, a fair amount, not very much or none at all?” …
  • Crime Stoppers Chief Eats the Evidence

    03/15/2014 4:35:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/14/14
    The executive director of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers is facing up to two weeks in jail on a contempt of court charge for stuffing an anonymous tip in his mouth instead of handing it over to a judge Friday.
  • A Trust Deficit

    02/11/2014 8:56:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Most people accept the notion that politicians don't always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential. Lyndon Johnson skirted the truth when he promised during the 1964 presidential campaign not to send any more American troops to fight a land war in Southeast Asia. He knew then that American intervention would eventually be necessary, but the lie helped him win the election. After the election, Johnson sent additional troops, more American lives were lost and the war escalated. Richard Nixon claimed he knew nothing about Watergate. "I am not a crook," he said. Lies. In 1976,...
  • NBC, MSNBC Sink To Bottom Of Who The Public Trusts

    01/30/2014 5:54:25 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-30-2014 | Paul Bedard
    NBC, MSNBC Sink To Bottom Of Who The Public Trusts By Paul Bedard JANUARY 30, 2014 AT 4:20 PM NBC News and sister cable network MSNBC rank at the bottom of media outlets Americans trust most for news, with Fox News leading the way, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. In its fifth trust poll, 35 percent said they trusted Fox news more than any other outlet, followed by PBS at 14 percent, ABC at 11 percent, CNN at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, 6 percent for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just...