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Justifiably or not, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has apparently not been hurt by a trio of scandals making headlines in the past week.
A new poll from CNN and ORC International found that 53 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing, while 45 percent disapprove.
This number remains virtually unchanged from polls taken before the AP and IRS scandals hit and the Benghazi scandal reemerged due to hearings.
A CNN poll taken in early April showed Obama’s approval rating at 51 percent. A Gallup poll taken in early May showed him hovering at 50 percent.
You’ve done it now, Democrats. You’ve made Rush Limbaugh officially “ashamed” to be an American.
That’s how the conservative radio host described himself yesterday when ranting about the budget sequestration, an issue President Obama says could cripple the economy if Congress can’t strike a deal before next month.
Limbaugh believes that argument from Obama – who said yesterday that love of rich people binds the GOP together – is an “insult” to his “common sense and intelligence.”Rush Limbaugh: Ashamed of His Country
“Here they come… sucking us in, roping us in,” LimbaughMore >
Forget whether or not he can ever be a successful starting quarterback in the NFL.
Tim Tebow is now stirring up debate of a different kind.
The signal caller and devout Christian is scheduled to speak at First Baptist Dallas on April 28, a giant establishment in Texas whose pastor – Robert Jeffress – has received a lot of attention for anti-gay and anti-Semitic comments.
In October 2011, Jeffress said Islam and Mormonism are heretical religions “from the pit of hell,” and added that “you can’t be saved being a Jew.”
He also warned his 11,000-member Dallas congregation inMore >
President Barack Obama outlined an ambitious agenda in his 2013 State of the Union address, focusing on the economy as well as many other issues.
Obama called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, curbing climate change and passing new gun control legislation.Obama State of the Union 2013
In what felt like a campaign speech, he repeated earlier calls for reducing the budget deficit through a mix of revenue increases, tax reform and spending cuts.
He also said he would support “modest reforms” in government programs including Medicare, as long asMore >
Kim Kardashian stepped Instagram first into the ongoing controversy surrounding gun control this week, posting a photo to that social network of a diamond-encrusted handgun.
It was quickly deleted, with a source telling E! News the publishing was some kind of “mistake” and “Kim hates guns.”
And yet… she has one? A diamond-encrusted one that likely cost well into the five figures? Here’s a look at the weapon/image in question:
On January 14, in response to the horrific Newton, Connecticut shooting, Kardashian Tweeted:
“Today, people in Newtown are making the #sandyhookpromiseMore >
Take this, haters.
With talk somehow still circulating around the Beyonce lip sync scandal at last week’s Presidential Inauguration, the singer took to the podium today at a Super Bowl press conference and first address the issue.
“I am a perfectionist,” she said. “I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show and a very important moment for me.”
And in case that wasn’t satisfactory enough, the Sasha Fierce one that SANG live for reporters. Watch her new Star Spangled-Banner performance now:Beyonce Sings National Anthem at Press More >
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the popular TLC series 19 Kids and Counting are forming a coalition of pro-life groups to help fight against abortion.
The idea stems from their recent trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; to the Duggars, abortion is itself a holocaust.
“A couple of weeks after we went to the Holocaust Museum it dawned on us that there is a holocaust taking place right here in America!” the Duggars wrote.
“More than 56 million lives have been destroyed in our country! That is over 4,000 babies being killed and 4,000 women beingMore >
Vice President Joe Biden really needs a reality show, as a recent White House petition called for. He gave Americans a glimpse of why Friday in a Google+ Hangout.
The always-outspoken Veep (and possible 2016 election candidate) went off on a tangent on shotguns, assault rifles, and protecting yourself during an earthquake.
Take a look:Joe Biden Shotgun
Senate Democrats introduced their 2013 assault weapons ban earlier in the week, a controversial measure that faces an uncertain future in Congress.
Among many fair questions about such a bill: How can you ban assault weaponsMore >
Sarah Palin and Fox News have agreed to part ways.
The former Vice Presidential nominee signed a three-year contract with the network in January 2010, reportedly for $1 million per year, and has offered up her analysis of current events ever since.
Most recently, she blasted President Obama for winning Time Person of the Year and slammed his handling of the Fiscal Cliff situation.
It was the one issue on which Palin and Obama disagreed. Just kidding.
Executive Bill Shine says the network wishes Palin all the “best in her future endeavors,” but there were signs that tensionMore >
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama wore a gorgeous gown to the Inaugural Ball on Monday night, one designed by none other than Jason Wu.
Wu also dressed Michelle for her first Inaugural Ball four years ago!
A far cry from the one-shouldered white gown Michelle wore in 2009, the high halter neck and the rich red color really helped this one stand out.
The high-waisted belt is also one of the FLOTUS’ trademark looks.
Her new bangs, Jimmy Choo shoes and a Kimberly McDonald ring made her a vision on the evening of President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
What do youMore >
This just in: Kelly Clarkson can SERIOUSLY sing.
The first-ever American Idol champion once again showed off her vocal chops today, this time with a rather important audience surrounding her at Barack Obama’s second Inauguration in Washington, D.C.
We elect her one of the best artists on the planet. Watch this rendition now for visual and audio proof:Kelly Clarkson “My Country Tis of Thee”
Yesterday, meanwhile, Katy Perry performed at the 2013 Kids’ Inaugural Concert. Compared to Clarkson, hers is a slightly more energetic, less harmonized show.
Here is the originalMore >
It’s official: we have four more years of Barack Obama as Commander-in-Chief.
The President was sworn in for the second time today, as Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath of office in the White House Blue Room a little before noon.
It will take place again in public tomorrow on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Following the mishap in 2009, when Roberts misplaced the word “faithfully,” the judge read the oath this time around from a piece of paper.
And all went smoothly, at least according to Sasha Obama, who reportedly turned to her father soon after his promise toMore >
Gene Rosen, a Connecticut good Samaritan who harbored six survivors of the Sandy Hook shooting, has become a target for “Truthers” accusing him of being a liar and/or actor.
Yet another element of the Sandy Hook conspiracy, if you believe that sort of thing. How it come to be that an innocent bystander – some say hero – is now being harassed for it?
On the morning of the infamous shooting, the Newtown, Conn., resident was feeding his cats when he discovered four terrified children hiding out in his driveway.
They told Rosen their teacher was dead, and he listened to theirMore >
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a notorious Afghan warlord, has issued a torrent of nasty insults at Prince Harry, labeling him a “jackal” among other things.
Why? Because a drunken Harry supposedly kills innocent Afghan civilians in the decade-long conflict between insurgents and the U.S.-British coalition.
“The British Prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk,” Hekmatyar told the Daily Telegraph in an interview from his mountain hideout.
“He wants to hunt down Mujaheddin with his helicopter rockets without any shame.”
One thing he does without shame isMore >
President Barack Obama squared off with an unexpected adversary this week.
A White House photo released for Time magazine – which named Obama Person of the Year 2012 this week – shows the president goofing around with the son of a staff member.
This little Spider-Man gave him all he could handle on October 26:
Fortunately for Obama, he was able to escape the superhero’s wrath, and went on to defeat Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election just two weeks later.
The little kid should take solace, though. He may have a shot to supplant Andrew Garfield when the reboot theMore >