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Poll: 79 percent of Americans dissatisfied with U.S. political system

Poll after poll has found that Americans are extremely disillusioned with the federal government, regardless of their political affiliation, after the president signed an agreement over the federal debt ceiling and budget deficit. According to a Washington Post poll released on Wednesday, just 21 percent of Americans are satisfied with…

U.S. budget gap shrinks for fourth month running

WASHINGTON — The United States notched up a fourth straight month of declining deficits in July compared with a year ago, according to official data released Wednesday. The US government’s budget shortfall for the month was $129.4 billion, a decline of 22 percent from July 2010, the Treasury Department said.…

Bank of America ‘much better’ now: CEO

NEW YORK — Bank of America is in a better position now than during the financial crisis, chief executive Brian Moynihan said Wednesday, trying to reassure investors after sharp losses in the share price. “The fundamentals are so much better in our country and in our company and in our…

Obama meets Fed chief Bernanke

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama met Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday to discuss the stuttering US economy and fears of contagion from Europe’s debt crisis. “The president and the chairman discussed the outlook for the recovery and for jobs as well as fiscal issues, including the need to…

Wisconsin Democrats vow to recall Gov. Scott Walker

After defeating two Republican state senators in recall elections on Tuesday, Wisconsin Democrats promised to launch a recall campaign against Republican Governor Scott Walker. “We will not stand down — and next year, we will recall Scott Walker from office,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said in a…

Rep. Peter King: Obama giving sensitive info to Osama Bin Laden filmmakers

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) Wednesday on CNN accused the Obama administration of providing classified information to Sony Pictures and filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow for a film on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. “I’ve been contacted by so many people in the intelligence community over the last 90 days, outraged…

Top 5 suggested attractions for the Ark Encounters Theme Park

Between a 30-year property tax break, a county development grant and a 10-year package of state tax incentives, the Ark Encounters theme park seems set to open on time and under budget in 2014. The project, which is partially owned by the same people that brought us the Creation Museum,…

U.S. questions China over new aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON — The United States said Wednesday it would like China to explain why it needs an aircraft carrier amid broader US concerns about Beijing’s lack of transparency over its military aims. “We would welcome any kind of explanation that China would like to give for needing this kind of…

Tattoos linked to rare skin infection

WASHINGTON — At least two men may have come down with a rare bacterial skin infection that is hard to treat with antibiotics after getting tattoos at a store in Seattle, US health authorities said Wednesday. One 44-year-old man was confirmed to have a case of Mycobacterium haemophilum after getting…

Obama will not cancel vacation over economic woes

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has no plans to cancel his summer vacation to deal with the US debt crisis and market turmoil sparked by fears over Europe’s finances, the White House said Wednesday. The president is due to head to his normal summer vacation spot on Martha’s Vineyard, an…

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