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Friday, April 27, 2018

James Jeffords, Vermont Senator Who Left The GOP, Dies At 80

By Rebecca Bratek, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate into Democratic hands. The GOP, […]

August 19, 2014

Poll: Americans Say Unemployment Is The Top Problem Facing The Nation

A Gallup poll released Monday finds that a 23 percent plurality of Americans say unemployment is the most important problem facing the nation today. Another 20 percent say it’s the “economy in general.” “Dissatisfaction” with the government, Congress and politicians, or with “poor leadership,” “corruption,” and “abuse of power” comes in third; 19 percent of Americans consider […]

February 18, 2014

POLL: Republican Party More Unpopular Than It Has Been In Decades

  Not since 1983, when Gallup conducted all of its polling in person, has the Republican Party been as unpopular as it is today. Only 25 percent of those surveyed identified with the GOP throughout the course of 2013. Independents are the fastest-growing group that Americans identify with, at 42 percent. The number of people […]

January 8, 2014