The latest Pew Research Center poll shows Mitt Romney ahead of President Barack Obama among likely voters, 49% to 45%. But the latest Gallup poll shows the President Obama leading Romney among likely voters, 50% to 45%.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amtrak announced record ridership on the Northeast Corridor during fiscal year 2012, increasing 4.8 percent to 11.4 million passengers. Overall, Amtrak carried more that 31.2 million passengers, the highest annual total since the rail service began operations in 1971. Amtrak’s overall ticket revenue rose 6.8 percent to $2.02 billion.
NATIONAL — The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated, the highest percentages ever…
STATE – A recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says an estimated 16,290 persons died in traffic crashes from January to June of 2012, a 9 percent increase from just a year ago when there were an estimated 14,950 fatalities during the same period.
Following a recent Texas Supreme Court decision that limited the ability of pipeline owners to condemn property under certain circumstances, a group of property owners in Texas lost their fight to keep a Canadian oil company, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, from taking their property as part of a 4,000 mile pipeline project.
Mitt Romney isn’t just out of touch; he’s also out of sync with the movement to shrink government. In an interview clarifying his now-infamous speech to donors, captured on clandestine video, Romney said, “I think people would like to be paying taxes.”