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‘Politically explosive’ study suggests immigrants taking jobs from Americans

A new Pew study is being widely touted as demonstrating that as the nation struggles to recover economically, immigrants are gaining jobs at the expense of native-born workers. According to the Immigration Policy Center (IPC), however, the Pew report “omits important details” and creates a false impression. “In the year…

AP analysis: ‘Birth tourism’ a tiny portion of immigrant babies

Republicans are pushing for congressional hearings to consider changing the nation’s 14th Amendment to deny children of illegal immigrants the automatic citizenship the Constitution guarantees. They say foreign-born women are taking advantage of a constitutional amendment meant to guarantee the rights of freed slaves, and paint a picture of pregnant…

Poll: Growing number incorrectly call Obama Muslim

Poll: 1 in 5 incorrectly say Obama is a Muslim as president’s religion remains mystery to many Americans increasingly are convinced — incorrectly — that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion. Nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said…

Pew poll: Lebanese have more favorable view of suicide bombings than Obama

In Europe, Obama favorables crush Bush’s; Confidence in Obama generally high around world A new Pew global survey released Thursday finds fraying favorable ratings for President Barack Obama in the Muslim world, even as he remains more popular in many European and Asian countries than at home. In perhaps Pew…

Americans prefer ‘progressive,’ ‘state’s rights’ to ‘capitalism,’ poll finds

Americans have a more positive response to the word “progressive” than they do “capitalism,” according to a new Pew research poll. The poll, conducted Apr. 21-26 attempted to gauge Americans’ honest responses to various concepts. Strikingly — perhaps due to the recent financial crisis, repeated bank bailouts and ire at…

Gun-toting marchers: US ‘faces civil war’ over health reform

GRAVELLY POINT PARK, Virginia — Several dozen gun-toting activists rallied Monday in a small national park near Washington DC to issue dire warnings that the United States could face civil war unless big government stops eating away at their rights. “This isn’t about gun laws — this is about liberty,…

One-third of Americans say own government a threat: Poll

Nearly one out of three Americans view the US government as a “major threat” to their freedoms, and four out of five say they don’t trust Washington to solve their problems, according to a new poll out Monday. Just 19 percent say they are “basically content” with the federal government,…

Poll: Americans pretty clueless about politics, world

Only one in four Americans know how many votes a Senate filibuster requires. One in three know the name of the chairman of the Republican Party. One in two know the Democratic leader of the US Senate. Health care? Fewer than one in three Americans even know that no Republicans…

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