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Poll: Obama Approval Among Hispanics Plunges

Gallup's latest numbers measuring Obama's approval rating show he is losing substantial support among Hispanic adults.  Obama's Job approval numbers in December 2012 found 75% of Hispanics approved of the President's job perfomance. Fast-forward one year and that figure has dropped to 52%, a loss of almost one-quarter.  Dec 6, 2013 4:19 AM PT

Poll: White Women Souring on Obamacare

According to the National Journal, the latest Kaiser Family Foundation survey shows white women are quickly souring on the Obama's healthcare program.  The survey finds that 40% of college-educated women hold a very unfavorable opinion of the law, an increase of 10% from last month. Ten percent view the law "somewhat unfavorably." Dec 5, 2013 7:08 AM PT

NSA Collects 5 Billion Cellphone Records a Day

According to the latest leak from Edward Snowden, the NSA is collecting a staggering 5 billion cell phone location records a day.  The tracking allows the agency to "track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been previously unimaginable." Dec 5, 2013 2:02 AM PT

Hacker Develops Super-Drone to Hack, Hijack Other Drones

From the What Could Go Wrong file, "serial hacker" Samy Kamkar has developed the hardware and software instructions to build a drone that "seeks out other drones in the air, hacks them, and turns them into conscripted army of unmanned vehicles under the attacker's control." Dec 4, 2013 2:38 AM PT

California Politicians to Receive 5.3% Pay Raise

California's lawmakers will receive a 5.3% pay raise today. The raise was approved by a citizen panel that makes determinations about state officials' salaries. "The base salary for most legislators will go from $90,526 to $95,291 — still below the $116,208 that lawmakers received in 2007, before their pay was cut during California's budget crises." Dec 2, 2013 8:07 AM PT

Oconomy: Shoppers Spend Less on Holiday Purchases

New numbers released by the National Retail Federation shows that holiday shoppers spent less money during the holiday weekend. While the number of shoppers increased by two million the average amount of money they spent dropped. Dec 2, 2013 5:47 AM PT

Gallup: 69% Pleased with Current Health Care Coverage

Gallup has released a new poll reporting American's opinions about their health care and health care costs. Four out of five adults rate the quality of their health care as good or excellent and 69% say their health care coverage is good (39%) or excellent (39%). Nov 25, 2013 4:12 AM PT

Hospitals Suing over Exclusion from Obamacare Exchanges

In order to contain the costs of providing health care services to higher risk consumers, insurance companies have been forced to exclude certain health care providers from the Obamacare exchanges. In particular, "pricey" academic hospitals are left out of the new health care program and some are retaliating.   Nov 21, 2013 2:49 AM PT

San Diego Will Vote to Replace Filthy Filner Today

San Diego will head to the polls today for a special mayoral election to determine a replacement for disgraced Democrat Bob "Filthy" Filner. Filner left office amid a sexual harassment scandal garnering nationwide attention and ridicule.  Nov 19, 2013 6:05 AM PT


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