Public opinion

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's shadow is shown on an American flag as he speaks before signing an executive order at the CPCC Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C. A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. foreign policy and about half think the country’s global standing will deteriorate during the next year, according to new poll about the state of the nation’s affairs with the world. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 28, 2019 - 6:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. foreign policy and about half think the country's global standing will deteriorate during the next year, according to new poll that highlighted the nation's partisan divide on foreign issues. The...
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FILE---In this Jan.6, 2019 file photo water vapour rises from the cooling towers of the Joenschwalde lignite-fired power plant of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG) in Brandenburg, Germany. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 8:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — In a pioneering move, a German government-appointed panel has recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the latest, as part of efforts to curb climate change. The Coal Commission reached a deal early Saturday following months of wrangling that were...
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German Economy Minster Peter Altmaier, front center, is surrounded by students during a 'School Strike 4 Climate' protest in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 10:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — As experts held crunch talks Friday on Germany's plans to wean itself off coal in the coming years, thousands of young people marched through the capital calling for a swift end to fossil fuel use. Many of those protesting were students who had skipped school to rally against climate...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., responds to reporters after officially postponing President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The California Democrat told Trump in a letter Wednesday the Democratic-controlled House won't pass the required measure for him to give the nationally televised speech from the House floor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 24, 2019 - 8:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has done something remarkable in the government shutdown: He's unified the diverse new House Democratic majority firmly behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It's not even about the wall at this point. Democrats are sticking together with an unusual amount of unity...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a healthcare roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 24, 2019 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the record-long government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall, according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval rating to its lowest level in more than a...
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In this Jan. 23, 2019, photo, a view of the White House in Washington. As President Donald Trump’s approval rating falls, the Republican Party is grasping him ever tighter. Gathering in New Mexico, the Republican National Committee’s governing body will take the unusual step Friday of voting to declare the party’s “undivided support” for Trump and his “effective presidency.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 24, 2019 - 12:40 am
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — As President Donald Trump's approval rating falls, the Republican Party is grasping him ever tighter. Gathering in New Mexico, the Republican National Committee's governing body will take the unusual step Friday of voting to declare the party's "undivided support" for...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Georgia quarterback Justin Fields (1) tries to escape from Georgia Tech linebacker Victor Alexander (9) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. The NCAA quietly made a big change last year that helped quarterback Shea Patterson play for Michigan and will determine whether Justin Fields is eligible this fall at Ohio State. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 23, 2019 - 5:24 pm
Last year, a high-profile overhaul of NCAA transfer rules stopped short of creating free agency in college sports. A much quieter change, however, helped quarterback Shea Patterson play for Michigan and will determine whether Justin Fields is eligible this fall at Ohio State. The modification to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. “Medicare-for-all” makes a good first impression, but support plunges when people are asked if they’d pay higher taxes or put up with treatment delays to get it. The survey, released Wednesday, Jan. 23, by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, comes as Democratic presidential hopefuls embrace the idea of a government-run health care system, considered outside the mainstream of their party until Sanders made it the cornerstone of his 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 23, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like the idea of "Medicare-for-all," but support flips to disapproval if it would result in higher taxes or longer waits for care. That's a key insight from a national poll released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. It comes as Democratic...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 8:39 am
Tyler Luker of Plano, Texas, is a high school junior who already knows which college he wants to attend (University of Missouri), how much it costs ($43,300 for out-of-state residents) and how much he can expect his single mother to contribute: nothing. "That's protecting my retirement," says...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, enter a hall for their joint news conference following the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The Kremlin talks focused on a decades-long territorial dispute between the two nations. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 1:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Japan acknowledged Tuesday that settling a decades-long territorial dispute poses a daunting challenge but vowed to continue negotiations. The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final days of World War II. Japan asserts...
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