In South Carolina, PPP finds Rick Perry leaving the field in the dust and more than doubling up his nearest competitor, Mitt Romney:
When PPP last polled there in early June, Mitt Romney led everyone in the field by at least 15 points. But now with Rick Perry’s entry Romney has lost almost half of his [...]
Thanks to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s insistence that people on welfare use drugs at a higher rate than the general population, the state’s Legislature implemented a policy earlier this year requiring all applicants for temporary cash assistance to pass a drug test before getting any help.
The results: Ninety-eight percent passed. And the process will [...]
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Irene turned placid rivers and streams into raging torrents across parts of Vermont and upstate New York on Monday, closing hundreds of roads, destroying dozens of bridges and cutting off entire communities in the worst flooding some areas have seen in a century.
Irene dumped up to 11 [...]
(Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday blocked Alabama’s tough new immigration law from taking effect this week, making it the latest U.S. state to have a measure on illegal immigration halted in court.
Chief U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn cited the need for more time to consider the legal challenges [...]
Hurricane Irene leads to at least 27 deaths
By The Associated Press – 5 hours ago
Hurricane Irene led to the deaths of at least 27 people in eight states:
— In Prospect, 89-year-old Charlotte Levine was killed early Sunday when a falling tree limb pulled power lines onto her house and [...]
Security forces in the Syrian capital intensified checkpoints, troops and helicopter patrols Saturday in a bid to keep an overnight surge of anti-government protests in the suburbs from spreading to the heart of Damascus, a crucial stronghold for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The beefed-up deployments came [...]