National Journal Online

Back to Square One: Obama's Ratings Settle Near 2008 Levels

Among favorable and unfavorable groups alike, President Obama’s approval ratings in the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll are returning to the levels of support he attracted in his 2008 election, though the headwinds of economic slowdown will challenge his ability to hold those gains.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:40am

Should EPA Delay Its Air-Pollution Rules?

In light of the Obama administration's ongoing review of federal regulations, should the Environmental Protection Agency delay the various clean-air regulations that it's rolling out now?

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:40am

Sizing Up the Electorate: What Polling Says About Voters' Attitudes Going into 2012

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 12:40am

Sarah Palin's Muddled Defense of Her Paul Revere Gaffe

Last week, as her "One Nation" tour went through Boston, Sarah Palin stopped by the Freedom Trail, which winds past historic landmarks including Paul Revere's house. Palin breathlessly described on her blog that "there's so much history here. It's amazing..." Unfortunately for Palin, much of it was lost on her. She offered, let's say, an alternative version of the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere. Her rambling take soon went viral on the internet (video below):

Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 6:40pm

What Herman Cain Really Thinks of the Other GOP Candidates

When we first met Herman Cain, he presented himself as the lovable GOP candidate. He showed party solidarity by calling himself proof that the Tea Party wasn't racist. But Cain has lately been positioning himself as, to use the much-overused word for politicians, something of a maverick.

Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 4:40pm

Apple Gets Onto The Cloud

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will unveil his company’s newest direction Monday, taking iPods and iPads straight into the ether with the new iCloud service.

Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 2:40pm

Yemenis Cheer With Saleh out of Country

Crowds in Yemen took to the streets on Sunday to cheer President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s flight from the country to Saudi Arabia, where Yemeni officials said the embattled president was seeking medical treatment.

Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 12:40pm

Palin Criticizes Burdensome Regulations, Debt

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday that she would not vote to raise the federal debt ceiling if she were in Congress, and warned that the Republicans and Democrats who do raise the limit “had better get something out of it” in terms of spending cuts.

Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Palin: The Movie

A maverick politician who successfully challenged big oil companies and a corrupt Republican political establishment: That’s the Sarah Palin portrayed in a documentary debuting this month in three states that hold early and critical votes in the presidential nominating process.

Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 9:40am

Social Conservatives Don't Mind Economy Taking Precedence

Easing the shift in focus at this weekend's Faith and Freedom Conference was the way speakers addressed fiscal issues: The country’s debt was discussed not as a bottom-line issue, but as a moral one.

Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 9:40am