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RNC chair: ‘Of course the party doesn’t favor the rich’

The chairman of the Republican National Committee says that it is simply “not true” that his party takes the side of the wealthiest Americans over the poor and middle class. CNN’s Candy Crowley asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Sunday about a recent New York Times poll (PDF) which found that…

House Democrats introduce bill to eliminate the debt ceiling

Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Jim Moran (D-VA) have introduced legislation to completely eliminate the federal debt ceiling, but the bill has little chance of survival with Republicans in control of the House. “The debt ceiling is truly arbitrary and has nothing to do with the deficit,”…

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…

Poll: Most Americans think their member of Congress doesn’t deserve re-election

Americans are more upset with their government than ever after lawmakers and the president reached an agreement to raise the debt ceiling until 2013 and cut the federal deficit by about $2.1 trillion over a 10-year period. The majority of Americans don’t believe their own member of Congress deserves to…

Poll: Tea party support shrinks by half since 2010 elections

A CBS/New York Times poll released Friday (PDF) shows that support for the tea party, the arch-conservative wing of the Republican party, has been cut virtually in half since the 2010 elections, even as their elected representatives seem to be growing in clout. The survey’s historical data shows that tea…

Poll: Large majority disapprove of Congress but Americans split on Obama

Americans have a more positive view of President Barack Obama than Members of Congress after the contentious federal debt ceiling debate, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday. Although Americans remain divided over Obama’s handling of the debt ceiling debate, he fared much better than Republicans and…

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