Barack Obama

The Morning Buzz | Utah Judge Issues Victory for Polygamous Family

[08.29.2014]

In today’s Buzz, expansion of mental health care stalls, a Utah judge issues a victory for a polygamous family, the U.S. government sues a Minneapolis suburb for blocking an Islamic center, a leaked poll shows that women are skeptical of the GOP, measuring abortion rates is challenging, and both parties worry that White House action on immigration could tip the 2014 midterm elections.

The Morning Buzz | LA Mayor Plans to Raise the Minimum Wage

[08.28.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the federal government raises the amount of pot that can be grown for research, nearly one-quarter of American children live in poverty, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the witness stand in his corruption trial, Los Angeles’s mayor plans to raise the minimum wage, and the Obama administration takes on a sweeping climate change treaty.

The Morning Buzz | Did Immigration Officials Discourage Migrants from Seeking Asylum?

[08.26.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Mark Driscoll takes a six-week leave, civil rights groups sue immigration officials, voting rights cases begin, a “drafting error” could doom Obamacare, and no Democratic politician has given voice to the anger in Ferguson.

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Adjusts the Contraception Mandate Exemption

[08.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the Obama administration announced changes to the contraception mandate exemption, budget cuts threaten a unique Alabama prison education program, working mothers are penalized in hourly jobs, gun groups appeal to women, medical marijuana entrepreneurs try to expand, and a Jewish woman explains why she stopped going to synagogue.

The Morning Buzz | Young Ministers Struggle to Find Work

[08.20.2014]

In today’s Buzz, where a $100 bill goes furthest, college might not be turning students into atheists, the economic landscape is bleak for young ministers, Ebola spreads across west Africa, Rhode Island is the country’s least politically polarized state, and a Texas Democrat fights Ted Cruz and Obama on the immigration crisis.

The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

[07.31.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial.

The Morning Buzz | New PRRI Survey Reveals Americans’ Views on Unaccompanied Children at the Border

[07.29.2014]

In today’s Buzz, PRRI releases a new survey on unaccompanied children at the border, more women start to embrace firearms, some CEOs may not be worth their pay, the Chinese government cracks down on Christian churches, women with higher education than their husband are no longer at higher risk for divorce, and Americans are increasingly likely to say that Barack Obama is the worst president in recent memory.

The Morning Buzz | What Do We Owe Iraq’s Christian Minority?

[07.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a botched execution in Arizona, a new book on fanaticism within big-time sports, Iraq’s Christian minority is in trouble, Republican governors stand to benefit from climate change regulations, and prices rise on Israeli carriers flying into Tel Aviv.

The Morning Buzz |Missouri Governor Says No to Concealed Guns in Schools

[07.17.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Missouri’s governor vetoes a law that would allow concealed guns in schools, the White House unveils plans to tackle global warming, a federal court rules that the University of Texas can keep using race as a factor in admissions, and more.

The Morning Buzz | Are Obama and the Democrats to Blame for the Immigration Crisis?

[07.14.2014]

In today’s Buzz, PRRI Research Director Daniel Cox explains why Millennials won’t venture back into the culture wars, Colorado’s attorney general says the state is in “legal chaos” over same-sex marriage, some blame Obama and the Democrats for the immigration crisis at the Southwest border, and an Alabama man fights for the right to carry his gun to the polls.