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As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say New Congress Won’t Accomplish More

As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress.

01/06/2015

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gallup: Trust In US Federal Government To Handle International Issues Hits Record-Low

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.

09/10/2014

White House correspondent Chuck Todd said Monday that a recent poll showing that President Barack Obama would lose to Mitt Romney if the election was held today is indicative of a country that is “fatigued” by the president himself. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Chuck Todd: ‘This Is A Country That Is Fatigued From This President’

White House correspondent Chuck Todd said Monday that a recent poll showing that President Barack Obama would lose to Mitt Romney if the election was held today is indicative of a country that is “fatigued” by the president himself.

07/28/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that any negative fallout from the faulty rollout of federal health care will be reversed by next year’s mid-term elections, and that once implemented, will be a “glorious thing.”  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pelosi: Obamacare Will Be A ‘Glorious Thing’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that any negative fallout from the faulty rollout of federal health care will be reversed by next year’s mid-term elections, and that once implemented, will be a “glorious thing.”

12/23/2013

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