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  • Poll: Ronald Reagan Named Best President Since World War II

    Poll: Ronald Reagan Named Best President Since World War II

    (NEW YORK) — In advance of Presidents’ Day, Ronald Reagan gets America’s vote as the best chief executive since World War II, according to a new poll, while George W. Bush finds himself being ranked as the worst. Twenty-five percent of Americans rank Reagan as the best president in a survey conducted by The Harris Poll. Franklin Roosevelt was ranked second-best with 19 percent of the vote. On the flip-side, George W. Bush and Barack Obama were neck-and-neck for the “Worst president since World War II” title. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said Bush was at the bottom of the pack, […]

  • ICE Agent Shot Dead at California Federal Building

    ICE Agent Shot Dead at California Federal Building

    (LONG BEACH, Calif.) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent is dead after a workplace dispute erupted into gunfire at the agency’s offices in a California federal building, officials said. In the incident at the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building in Long Beach, Calif., an ICE agent allegedly opened fire on a colleague Thursday evening, leaving that colleague hospitalized in stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds, ICE officials told ABC News. “This situation began with what we can characterize as an incident of workplace violence,” Steven Martinez, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, told reporters […]

  • Fighters Intercept Cessna Approaching Air Force One

    Fighters Intercept Cessna Approaching Air Force One

    (SAN FRANCISCO) — As Air Force One sat on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday morning, the North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to intercept a small private plane that had invaded the airspace. The disturbance occurred just minutes before President Obama was scheduled to depart for San Francisco. His plane ultimately took off at 11:40 a.m. PT without incident. The jets intercepted the general aviation plane – a Cessna 182 – just before 11:30 a.m. PT, according to a statement from NORAD.  It was soon forced to land at Long Beach Airport in […]

  • New Jersey Legislators Say ‘Yes’ to Gay Marriage Bill

    New Jersey Legislators Say ‘Yes’ to Gay Marriage Bill

    (TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that will legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Governor Chris Christie has promised to veto the bill, which passed in the Democratic-controlled state assembly by a 42-33 vote. Republican legislators in New Jersey would like to see the state’s voters decide the issue. But with the likely possibility of Christie’s veto and a November referendum, it seems this is just the beginning for the battle over gay marriage in the state. Christie has 45 days to veto the bill. Democrats will then have just under two years to override the […]