Obama Joins World Leaders to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Life

Today's Buzz covers the history of Easter Island, Obama's tribute to Mandela and the auto industry's first woman CEO! … [Read more...]

Apple CEO Pushes for Law to Ban Workplace Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation

Today's Buzz covers income inequality, climate change and a congressional Diwali celebration! … [Read more...]

Libertarians, Liberals and Conservatives, Oh My!

One of many notable findings from the recently released American Values Survey is the extent to which libertarians – who comprise seven percent of the American public – exhibit a unique political profile that on some issues is closer to self-identified liberals (20 percent of the public) and on others is more aligned with self-identified conservatives (32 percent of the public). … [Read more...]

Lawmakers Prepare for Immigration Reform Battle

Today's Morning Buzz covers lawmakers' renewed efforts to reform America's immigration system, along with evangelical environmental protection efforts and the classification of a 1.8 million-year-old human(?) skull! … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Lawmaker Gives a Secular Invocation

An Arizona lawmaker took an unorthodox approach to the state House's daily invocation: he acknowledged that he is an atheist, and gave a secular invocation. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Researchers Predict a Spike in Heat-Related Deaths for NYC

A new Columbia University study predicts that heat-related deaths in New York City could increase by one-third in the coming decades, thanks to climate change. More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that over the last few years, the weather has gotten more extreme … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Doomsday Prophet’s Radio Network May Fold

It's curtains for the radio network founded by doomsday prophet Harold Camping, who predicted that the end of the world would happen two years ago. Although more than one-third (36%) of Americans believe that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in what the Bible calls the end times, they appear to be leery of putting a date and time on the apocalypse; last December, only 2% of Americans said the end of the world, as predicted by the ancient Mayans, would happen by … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Evangelical Leaders to Meet in Washington to Lobby on Immigration

The Republican National Committee reaffirmed its opposition to gay marriage late last week, a move that will likely endear the party to its base, but threatens to alienate younger supporters. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Most Americans Support Minimum Wage Hike

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for a minimum wage increase. Republicans immediately rejected the proposal, but it's actually quite popular. Two-thirds of Americans - and a majority of Republicans - favor raising the minimum wage to $10/hr. … [Read more...]

Gaps Between Hispanics, Republicans on Issues Addressed in the State of the Union

Despite the GOP's recent efforts to reach out to Hispanic Americans, public opinion data shows that Republicans and Hispanic Americans tend to disagree on the issues mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union address and Senator Marco Rubio’s response. … [Read more...]


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