A plurality of voters in each of 32 states agree that the political system in the U.S. is “badly broken.” Percentages range from a high of 63% in Vermont to 47% in Nebraska, but all point in the same direction. The Rasmussen Reports surveys were conducted as part of a series of Election 2006 polls on Senate and Governor’s races across the nation.
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, sometimes known as the mouth that roared, now says he’s sorry he used the term "hole in the ground" to describe the World Trade Center site.
It isn’t the first time the New Orleans mayor has let his mouth run before his brain nor is it the first time he has insulted others who suffered tragedy as bad or worse than this city.
A passenger’s stick of dynamite on a flight from Argentina to Houston exposed a weak link in aviation security: International airports are not always as secure as those in the United States.
In the latest example of widespread corruption among the millions of dollars wasted by the U.S. government in Iraq, a former U.S. Army Reserve officer admitted Friday that he steered millions of dollars in Iraq-reconstruction contracts in exchange for jewelry, computers, cigars and sexual favors.
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is “a lie” and God and the nation’s founding fathers did not intend the country be “a nation of secular laws.” The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will “legislate sin,” including abortion and gay marriage.