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Gallup Poll Examines Most Hospitable Regions For Gays And Lesbians Around The World 28.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Gay and lesbian residents in the Netherlands have a reason to celebrate, as their nation topped a new Gallup poll ranking the world's most hospitable areas for the community . When asked if their region was a good place to live, 83 percent of gay and lesbian respondents residing in the Netherlands said yes, the survey found. Coming in at second and third place were Iceland and Canada, at 82 and 80 percent, respectively. On the flip side, Africa seemed like the least welcoming continent for gays and lesbians, with Senegal coming at the very bottom, with 98 percents of respondents agreeing that their nation was not hospitable. According to organizers, the survey's results were based on telephone and face-to-face interviews with approximately 1,000 adults in each nation, conducted between 2009 and 2013. The results are generally in line with Pew Research Center's Global Views on Morality poll, which ranked Spain as the most accepting country when it came to homosexuality. The new poll comes on the heels of ...
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HUFFPOLLSTER: Polls Show Close Races In Iowa, Wisconsin 28.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Two new polls confirm highly competitive races for governor in Wisconsin and U.S. Senate in Iowa. Republicans say they are paying more attention to the midterms than Democrats. And not everyone is downbeat on the polling industry's future. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, August 27, 2014. WISCONSIN GUBERNATORIAL RACE REMAINS CLOSE - HuffPollster: "A new poll from Marquette Law School finds Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) narrowly trailing his Democratic opponent, Mary Burke. Forty-nine percent of individuals considered likely to vote in November said they would support Burke, compared to 47 percent who plan to vote for Walker. These results are virtually unchanged from the results of Marquette Law School's July poll, when Burke led Walker among likely voters by a margin of 47 percent to 46 percent. Burke's name recognition has gone up markedly since July, when 49 percent of respondents said they had no opinion of her. In the new poll, only 35 percent said they have no opinion of Burke. Another 33 ...
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HUFFPOLLSTER: Does Hating Congress Lead To Higher Turnout? 26.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Gallup finds that turnout correlates with congressional approval, based on just six elections. Daily Kos launches another poll based Senate forecast. And Nate Silver highlights the continuing accuracy of statewide Senate and Governor election polls despite the major challenges roiling the polling world. This is HuffPollster for Monday, August 25, 2014. DISAPPROVAL OF CONGRESS LINKED TO HIGHER TURNOUT - Jeffrey M. Jones: "Americans' disenchantment with Congress may lead to higher voter turnout on Election Day this year. In the last five midterm elections, voter turnout has exceeded 40% when Congress' approval rating was low, but turnout was below 40% when Americans were more approving….The disapproval-turnout link is a fairly recent phenomenon. From 1974 -- the first year Gallup measured congressional job approval -- until 1990, there was only a weak relationship between turnout and approval, with turnout higher when approval was higher, the opposite of the current pattern. But that weak relationship was ...
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Rural cops get militarized 26.8.2014 High Country News Most Recent
Pentagon gives guns, armored vehicles and battlefield gear to rural Western counties.
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LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being Compared To Straight Counterparts, Gallup-Healthways Index Finds 25.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A new Gallup poll is shedding insight into the well-being of America's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community , and the results are anything but inspiring. Americans who identified as LGBT had an average Well-Being Index score of 58, compared with 62 for non-LGBT people. As Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index researchers also pointed out, that difference held true even after gender, age, race, educational attainment and other factors were taken into account. Among the report's other findings: 35 percent of LGBT adults are thriving socially, compared with 41 percent of non-LGBT adults, while LGBT Americans are also 10 percentage points less likely to be thriving financially than their non-LGBT counterparts. Also, LGBT women had a Well-Being Index score of 57, compared with 63 for non-LGBT women, while men who identified as LGBT had an average of 59, while those who did not identify as LGBT had an average of 61. You can read more about the poll here . Earlier this year, Gallup's annual ...
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2 Tesla owners take full-page ad to ask for new features, Elon Musk says he'll do it 25.8.2014 TreeHugger
Safety features that should be on all vehicles to save countless lives for just a few extra dollars per vehicle...
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Obamacare Still 'Red Meat' For GOP Candidates But Focus Of Attacks Shift 25.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
JUPITER, Fla. – Beverly Hires, a former nurse running for Congress here in one of the nation’s rare competitive House races, ticks off her problems with the federal health care law: higher premiums, cancelled policies and employers cutting full-time jobs. “The Affordable Care Act is not making insurance more affordable,” she said in an interview, citing many of the same criticisms as her five GOP opponents in the Aug. 26 primary, who are vying for the chance to oust first-term Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy.  Hires’ messaging on Obamacare in this South Florida district targeted by the GOP tracks a pattern around the country as Republican candidates follow a focus-group tested script recommended by pollsters. “The messages that work best are succinct, clear statements about the effects of Obamacare on consumers directly,” by increasing costs, taxes and taking away jobs, said Whit Ayres, president of North Star Opinion Research, a Republican polling group that’s surveyed likely voters to determine the best ...
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Darren Wilson Supporters Rally To Bash Media, Ferguson Protesters 24.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
ST. LOUIS -- Wearing a Bushnell camo hat, Jeremy Arnold held up a black poster with a single blue line taped across it to show his support for Darren Wilson and other police officers. As for the man he shot to death? Michael Brown, Arnold said, "got exactly what he deserved." Arnold said he traveled from Fairview Heights, Illinois, for the Wilson event at Barney's Sports Pub here on Saturday. It was a public unveiling of sorts for the Support Darren Wilson Facebook page, which has garnered thousands of online followers and helped raise more than $200,000 for the Ferguson police officer. Not all of the dozens gathered at the pub shared sentiments as blunt as Arnold's. But they did seem united in the sense that Wilson, not Brown, is the real victim. Wilson's supporters also agreed that the media is a perpetrator. Between chowing on free hot dogs and drinking beers -- with a DJ playing Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" adding to the party atmosphere -- few seemed to stop talking about the ways Wilson has ...
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St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page Suspended Following Inflammatory Video 23.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A police officer who pushed a CNN journalist on live television in Ferguson, Missouri, this week has been relieved of duty following the discovery of a videotaped speech in which he criticized President Barack Obama, Muslims and gays in the military. St. Louis County cop Dan Page, a 35-year police veteran, also denounced hate crime laws and boasted of killings he claimed to have committed in the remarks delivered to a group called the Oath Keepers of St. Louis and St. Charles. Its members vow to uphold the Constitution and are drawn from the military, law enforcement and emergency responders. "Policemen are very cynical. I know I am," Page says from a podium on the video. "I hate everybody. I'm into diversity. I kill everybody." CNN's Don Lemon , who was was pushed by Page on Monday at demonstrations triggered by the police killing of Michael Brown, obtained the video. It was uploaded to YouTube in April, but it was unclear when the recording was made. County Police Chief Jon Belmar suspended Page after ...
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Watch A Beluga Whale 'Play Peekaboo' With Kids -- Or Is He? 22.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Video of a beluga whale interacting with kids at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut has become quite the talker -- not all of it positive. The wildly popular clip above shows the whale, named Juno, engaging the children with a series of head darts and open-mouth gestures. At one point he turns away from them and quickly turns back in a "gotcha!' move that makes them squeal. "He's really just playing with them," Dr. Tracy Romano, the aquarium's chief marine biologist, told CBS. " He's playing peekaboo . Boo! ... The kids getting his reaction is really what's spurring him on to keep doing it." While many have reacted to the sequence with delight, some said the whale appeared in distress and others expressed dismay at its captivity. "Whales belong in an ocean, not a bathtub for our amusement," one viewer commented on YouTube. According to the aquarium's website, Mystic received Juno from SeaWorld Orlando in January 2010. "He is usually the one watching the people at the underwater viewing area," his bio ...
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Rocket The Rescue Chihuahua Gets Forever Home With Built-In Canine BFF, Can't Stop Grinning 21.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Crystal Coleman was an easy mark for the little 2-year-old Chihuahua mix at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington in Northern Virginia. "We had visited four shelters last weekend, and this was the third. Rocket was all snuggled up in his little bed, recovering from being neutered," she says. "He looked so sweet." But before she, her husband Paul Murray and their 13-year-old son Kobe Anderson could make it official, there was one more family member who had to give the okay. "Our little dog Oliver is quite old and grouchy," she says. Oliver had been lonely since the death of his companion, Texas, an 11-year-old toy fox terrier with diabetes. But he'd also been bullied by another dog recently, and Coleman wanted to be sure he'd get along well with any new pet. "So, we went home to think it over. We talked about Rocket non-stop for the next 12 hours and brought Oliver to meet him first thing Sunday morning," she says. The meeting went well. Really, really well. Rocket had a family. And from the looks of his ...
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HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive 21.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The North Carolina Senate race is close. Gallup finds a racial gap in views of the police. And four political scientists argue that presidential poll swings are largely the artifacts of who chooses to respond to surveys. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, August 20, 2014. FIRST SUFFOLK/USA TODAY MIDTERM POLL FINDS CLOSE RACE IN NORTH CAROLINA - Susan Page: "North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan is all but tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis in a midterm showdown likely to help determine control of the Senate, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll finds. The Tar Heel State survey, which launches a series looking at key Senate and gubernatorial contests across the country this fall, shows an electorate that is feeling a bit better about the economy but decidedly negative toward politics. Voters are inclined to have an unfavorable view of each candidate and overwhelmingly disapprove of the legislative bodies in which they serve. Hagan leads Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina General Assembly, by ...
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Mom Asked For Pics Of Horses For Daughter With Disabilities. Bet She Didn't Expect This Surprise 20.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
One little girl's love of horse drawings led her family on an incredible journey of human generosity. Alexus Lasiter, who goes by Lex, has cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, heart trouble and kidney problems , according to Today.com. A few weeks ago, frequent trips to the hospital had the 7-year-old feeling down. To cheer her up, her mother, Wathena Sievert, decided to combine two of Lex's favorite things -- horses and getting mail. Sievert contacted an art student who participated in a Facebook group that her husband runs. Sievert asked Travis Barker of Lakeland, Florida, if she could pay him to draw a picture of a horse and send it to her daughter, Barker told The Huffington Post via email. Barker offered to do the picture for free, and then recruited about 30 of his friends to do the same, creating the Horses for Lex Facebook page. Over the next few weeks, the Facebook page grew to more than 2,000 likes and people from all over the world decided to join in. Lex's mailbox has been flooded by ...
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How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire 18.8.2014 Current Issue
A community news source rallies during Washington's biggest fire in history.
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A Taxonomy of Landscape 18.8.2014 Current Issue
Interstate and backroad photography with a Barry Lopez essay.
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HUFPOLLSTER: Introducing Pollster's New Homepage 14.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Pollster has a new home page. The Fox News poll finds support for the air strikes in Iraq. And we have a handy way to summarize the latest "SHOCK POLL" from the Drudge Report. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, August 13, 2014. HUFFPOLLSTER'S NEW DASHBOARD AND HOME PAGE IS LIVE - The site formerly known as Pollster.com joined the Huffington Post a little over four years ago. Over the years, we have upgraded much of what we do, including the statistical models and interactive graphics that render the charts. Today, we've launched a new easier-to-search dashboard and home page for our charts and all things Pollster . It puts the charts front and center, with a search box that lets you find any of the 1,128 poll charts our historical archive, plus buttons that let you browse through categories including the 2014 races for Senate and governor. The new page also includes a listing of HuffPost Pollster's stories, and the listing of the most recent polls entered into our database (linked to source documents ...
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It's Kitten Season, And These 127 Totally Cool Cats Need Homes 13.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The 2,845 cats that have wound up at the Austin Animal Center in Texas since May 1 are incredibly lucky. "We have either found fosters, rescue groups or adopted out all of these cats and kittens," AAC representative Kasey Spain says. But summer isn't usually so good for homeless cats. Sure, " kitten season ," the months in late spring through early fall when cats are giving birth, sounds adorable -- like, really, really adorable -- but it means shelters and rescue groups are flooded with felines. And a lot of them won't make it out alive. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that 41 percent of cats that enter the shelter system are euthanized . To try to bring that number down, cat adoption specials are being offered all across the country. For example, the Washington Humane Society, in the nation's capital, has lowered feline adoption fees to $5 for Saturday , and PAWS Chicago -- Chi-town's largest no-kill shelter -- is running a summer-long kitten challenge to get ...
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Student Loan and Mortgage Loan Debt: A Public Health Crisis? 12.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Recent research about student loans and mortgages raises the question of whether having too much debt can make you sick. A recent Gallup survey of more than 11,000 college graduates finds that graduates with a substantial amount (i.e., more than $50,000) of student loan debt are worse off emotionally and physically than other college graduates. These survey results are particularly troubling because the results suggest that it is the debt itself - not the burden of repaying the debt - that seems to make people sick. The Gallup survey sample included people who graduated from college over a 25-year period. The results indicate that even graduates who had long ago repaid their debts have lingering negative health effects from those debts. Good Debt, Bad Debt, Ugly Debt Of course, not all consumer debt is bad. Because of the potential for high future rewards, student loans - like mortgages - typically are viewed as "good" debts because they help the borrower obtain valuable assets. College graduates ...
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Judge Rules Ten Commandments Monument Must Go 9.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lawn in front of Bloomfield City Hall. Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker said in his ruling in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that the monument amounts to government speech and has the "principal effect of endorsing religion." Because of the context and history surrounding the granite monument, Parker said Bloomfield clearly violated the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. He gave a Sept. 10 deadline for its removal. The suit was filed in 2012 on behalf of two Bloomfield residents who practice the Wiccan religion. Peter Simonson, ACLU of New Mexico executive director, called the decision a victory for protection against government-supported religion. "We firmly support the right of individuals, religious groups, and community associations to publicly display religious monuments, but the government should not be in the ...
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This Veteran Has Returned More Than 100 Lost Or Stolen Purple Heart Medals To Families 9.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
DENVER (AP) — His labor of love began with an effort to find the owner of a Purple Heart that was given to him as a gift. Since then, Zachariah Fike (FYKE), a captain in the Vermont National Guard, has returned more than 100 Purple Heart medals, sometimes lost, sometimes stolen, to relatives of the original recipients. Most of those recipients were awarded the medal after being killed in combat. "It's my mission. It's my ministry if you will," Fike said this week at a Denver national convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization of veterans wounded in combat. "I can't keep up." Fike, who created Purple Hearts Reunited in 2012, has accumulated another 300 Purple Heart medals to deliver to families. The service members' medals and other property often are lost in estate sales, found in basements and attics, or sometimes in pawn shops, antique stores or thrift stores if they are stolen. The medals keep coming at a rate of three to five per week. Fike, 33, of Georgia, Vermont, is a ...
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