Political Debates Spurred After Trump’s Comments about NFL America’s political divisions are beginning to shroud an otherwise-apolitical sports industry after President Donald Trump picked an unprovoked fight with certain National Football League (NFL) players and team owners. Trump targeted NFL players who “took a knee” while the U.S. national anthem was playing before football games. (more…)
Right-Leaning News Sites Enjoyed Their Best Week on Social Media While North Korea-United States tensions grew and Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, the American alt-right media remained busy over the weekend reporting trivial matters and supposedly making a lot of money from it.
Republicans may have promised to kill the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, affectionately referred to as “Obamacare.” Yet despite being in control of the House and Senate, their efforts have failed. While many Americans like the idea of Obamacare, the majority don’t want to pay higher taxes to keep it going.
Connecticut Towns Running Out of Money in the Absence of a Budget The state of Connecticut has been running its operations without a budget since July, and this is starting to weigh down heavily on its small towns.
Americans are virtually evenly split on whether or not they trust the government to handle international problems. A slight majority, 52%, say they trust the federal government to handle foreign problems. This is the first time the figure has been in the majority in five years.
In the run-up to the November 2017 election, Donald Trump said he was going to “drain the swamp” in Washington if elected President. It’s been eight months since Trump’s ascension and the American public is still not happy with the way the country is being governed.
Survey: Political Gulf in the U.S. Continues to Grow Both Democrats and Republicans have an increasingly negative view of the other party, a survey by Pew Research Center shows.
Mayor of Houston Proposes Temporarily Increasing Property Taxes The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, is proposing a temporary property tax hike in order to generate funds to pay for recovery operations related to the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey caused billions of dollars of damages in the city.
Those in Congress probably believe they’re doing a good job, but American voters aren’t so sure. According to a recent Gallup poll, congressional approval remains subdued in September at a dismal 16%. The last time Congress approval was lower was in July 2016, when it was at just 13%.
The U.S. Continues to Be Plagued by Violent Political Protests Antifa demonstrators were seen launching projectiles at police officers during rallies in downtown Portland on the weekend, injuring at least two people and leading to several arrests, according to police.