A new Gallup poll shows that American's approval rating of Congress has tied an all-time low at 10 percent.
What caused this new era of dysfunction and division and what can we do to improve it? We sat down with Mickey Edwards, former Republican congressman from Oklahoma and author of the new book 'The Parties Versus the People: Can We Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans?'
Broadway’s hit musical “The Book of Mormon” starts its national tour this week- stopping in the swing state Colorado before the election. The show has already grossed $102 million since its opening night in February 2011.
Could its wild popularity affect the race by helping or hurting Mormon presidential candidate Mitt Romney? FULL POST
Was it suicide or a police cover up? 21-year-old Chavis Carter was found dead, handcuffed in the back of a police car on July 29th in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Authorities say Carter shot himself after being arrested for marijuana possession. His family says the police killed him and are trying to cover it up.
Now, Arkansas police have released a reenactment video showing how they believe Carter killed himself. In the video, you can see a handcuffed police officer pull out a fake gun and demonstrate how it could happen.
But does the video tell the whole story? FULL POST
The Syrian regime has a plan to use Russian banks. The Wall Street Journal obtained Syrian government documents and reported that they “offer an inside look at how a sh rinking group of regime loyalists is working to prop up Bashar al-Assad's government.”
Syria’s main use for Russian banks would be an “emergency effort” to avoid American and European “sanctions on oil and financial transactions.” FULL POST