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New poll shows strongest disapproval to date

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.

Report: Susan Powell Planned Divorce, Feared Kidnapping

A year before her disappearance, Susan Powell thought about divorcing her husband and even put together a plan in case he tried to kidnap her sons or strip her of her finances, friends told The Salt Lake Tribune.

White House Warns Defiant Iran

Obama Administration says international community is ready to take 'next steps' if Iran rejects U.N. nuclear deal

'Barry From D.C.' Is on the Line

Mystery caller to Gov. Tim Kaine's radio show has a lot to say about Virginia traffic — for a guy from Illinois

San Jose police test head-mounted cameras

SAN JOSE - San Jose police, under fire for interactions with the public that have turned violent, on Friday launched a pilot project equipping officers with head-mounted cameras to record contacts with civilians.

'Sweethearts' Line Up

Nebraska's Ben Nelson, who has drawn fire from critics over his 'Cornhusker Kickback,' says more colleagues are now seeking special treatment

Democrat Parker Griffith switches to GOP

POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican.

Pets: bigger environmental threat than an SUV?

PARIS (AFP) – Man's best friend could be one of the environment's worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle

Senate health care bill filled with perks

The most intriguing mystery of the Senate's health bill was on page 328 of the final package of amendments assembled by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., under a subject heading innocuously titled "infrastructure

Runaway Christian Convert Getting Christmas Cards

Try as they might, but the parents of an Ohio teen who says she ran away to Florida because she feared her father would kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity aren't keeping the girl from receiving her first Christmas cards.