Mail.com: Political approval ratings https://www.mail.com/subjects/8194-political-approval-ratings.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Political approval ratings https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/8194-political-approval-ratings.html 'SNL' alum Joe Piscopo won't run for New Jersey governor https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5163618-snl-alum-joe-piscopo-wont-jersey-governor.html PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" comedian and Donald Trump backer Joe Piscopo said Wednesday that he will not launch an independent campaign to succeed Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Piscopo announced the decision during his radio show, telling a live audience at an event in Paramus that he doesn't want to be a divider. He the... Wed, 03 May 2017 19:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5163618-snl-alum-joe-piscopo-wont-jersey-governor.html 2017-05-03T19:11:00Z GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5105616-gop-owns-health-care-dilemma-now-voter-skepticism.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, "Obamacare." The health care debate has shifted to ideas from President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers in Congress, and most people don't like what they see. With Republicans in command, their health care proposals as currently formulated have generated far more concern than enthusiasm. Even among rank-and-f... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5105616-gop-owns-health-care-dilemma-now-voter-skepticism.html 2017-04-10T15:44:00Z AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5077978-ap-norc-poll-disapprove-trump-economy.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction, accordin... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5077978-ap-norc-poll-disapprove-trump-economy.html 2017-03-31T07:29:00Z Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986 https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5070176-tax-overhaul-effort-lacks-advantages-reagan-enjoye.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. A popular president, Republican Ronald Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful and experienced congressional leaders shepherded the legislation with bipartisan support. Key players had established, trusting relationships. The situation facing Pr... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5070176-tax-overhaul-effort-lacks-advantages-reagan-enjoye.html 2017-03-28T07:50:00Z Schwarzenegger on Trump approval ratings: 'You got swamped' https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5053938-schwarzenegger-trump-approval-ratings-you-swamped.html LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning the table on Donald Trump by taking to social media to criticize the president's own approval ratings. Schwarzenegger posted a video on Twitter referencing a new Gallup poll that showed Trump's approval rating at 39 percent, down 6 points from a week earlier. Schwarzenegger tells Trump, "The ratings are in and you got swamp... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:45:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5053938-schwarzenegger-trump-approval-ratings-you-swamped.html 2017-03-21T16:45:00Z Argentine clean-up president Macri finds scandals of his own https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5010444-argentine-clean-up-president-macri-finds-scandals.html BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mauricio Macri, who arrived to Argentina's presidency vowing to clean up corruption, now finds himself ensnared in scandals of his own. Federal prosecutors are investigating at least six cases involving Macri, some of them the outgrowth of his family's extensive business holdings. Allegations range from influence trafficking to money laundering... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5010444-argentine-clean-up-president-macri-finds-scandals.html 2017-03-04T05:02:00Z Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4996906-trump-to-refocus-presidency-address-to-congress.html WASHINGTON (AP) — With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far. Trump's advisers say he will use his prime-time speech... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:38:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4996906-trump-to-refocus-presidency-address-to-congress.html 2017-02-28T12:38:00Z Best tactic for some governors is to avoid mention of Trump https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4990708-best-tactic-governors-to-avoid-mention-trump.html WASHINGTON (AP) — These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation's governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Republicans hold 33 governorships, compared with just 16 for Democrats, and the GOP has full control of the legislatures in two-thirds of the states. But there is a sense of unease for Republican governors in D... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4990708-best-tactic-governors-to-avoid-mention-trump.html 2017-02-24T20:11:00Z Trump praises his 'fine-tuned machine,' says media dishonest https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4975280-trump-praises-fine-tuned-machine-media-dishonest.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaks are real. But the news about them is fake. The White House is a fine-tuned machine. Russia is a ruse. For its stunning moments and memorable one-liners, Donald Trump's first solo news conference as president has no rivals in recent memory. For all the trappings of the White House and traditions of the forum, his performance was one of a swaggering... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4975280-trump-praises-fine-tuned-machine-media-dishonest.html 2017-02-17T08:33:00Z Trump, in unprecedented fashion for a president, rips press https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4974752-trump-unprecedented-fashion-president-rips-press.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaks are real. But the news about them is fake. The White House is a fine-tuned machine. Russia is a ruse. For its stunning moments and memorable one-liners, Donald Trump's first solo news conference as president has no rivals in recent memory. For all the trappings of the White House and traditions of the forum, his performance was one of a swaggering... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4974752-trump-unprecedented-fashion-president-rips-press.html 2017-02-17T01:54:00Z Trump raps 'criminal' leaks, 'dishonest' media, 'bad' judges https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4973892-trump-raps-criminal-leaks-dishonest-media-bad-judg.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Aggrieved and spoiling for a fight, Donald Trump used a marathon encounter with reporters Thursday to denounce the "criminal" leaks that took down his top national security adviser and revived questions about his own ties to Russia. But he offered only a lawyerly denial that his campaign aides had been in touch with Russian officials before last fall's elec... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4973892-trump-raps-criminal-leaks-dishonest-media-bad-judg.html 2017-02-17T00:33:00Z Georgia special election shapes up as referendum on Trump https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4968096-georgia-special-election-shapes-up-referendum-trum.html ATLANTA (AP) — The scramble to succeed Health Secretary Tom Price as Georgia congressman may quickly become a referendum on the popularity and agenda of Price's new boss, President Donald Trump, while offering a preview of 2018's midterm elections. Democrats are looking for an upset in the GOP-leaning district where Trump underperformed among the affluent... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4968096-georgia-special-election-shapes-up-referendum-trum.html 2017-02-14T23:03:00Z House GOP advises members on handling anti-Trump protests https://www.mail.com/news/world/4954316-house-gop-advises-members-handling-anti-trump-prot.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dismisses polls showing low approval ratings as "fake news." But House leaders are actively discussing how to handle the protesters swamping their town halls, district offices and phone lines, urging their Republican members to be polite and — if necessary — offer "milk and cookies." From corporate boardrooms to th... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4954316-house-gop-advises-members-handling-anti-trump-prot.html 2017-02-07T17:09:00Z Anti-Trump protests complicate start of his presidency https://www.mail.com/news/world/4952504-anti-trump-protests-complicate-start-presidency.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump dismisses polls showing low approval ratings as "fake news." But whatever his opinion, active opposition to his go-it-alone presidency appears to be widening. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of Congress, Trump is facing an unprecedented effort to disrupt even the most basic of his presidential functio... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:24:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4952504-anti-trump-protests-complicate-start-presidency.html 2017-02-07T08:24:00Z Former UN chief Ban won't run for South Korea presidency https://www.mail.com/business/finance/4939336-un-chief-ban-wont-south-korea-presidency.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that he won't run for South Korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a key figure from the scramble to replace impeached President Park Geun-hye and further stirs the country's already tumultuous politics. The withdrawal of Ban, who had been considered the o... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:56:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/4939336-un-chief-ban-wont-south-korea-presidency.html 2017-02-01T12:56:00Z Obama not slipping away quietly from presidency https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4890876-obama-slipping-quietly-presidency.html PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Barack Obama is not leaving his presidency quietly. Besides his farewell address to the nation Tuesday night, Obama has been on a media blitz during his final weeks in office. The biggest broadcast networks have all been granted interviews, culminating in a full-circle talk Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes." The History network airs a two-hour interview spe... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4890876-obama-slipping-quietly-presidency.html 2017-01-11T20:13:00Z Christie emerges empty-handed, his ratings at home dismal https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4885316-christie-emerges-empty-handed-ratings-dismal.html TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — As the last of the top jobs in the Trump administration are handed out in Washington, Gov. Chris Christie is looking increasingly like the guy in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" who is told: "You get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!" With his own failed presidential campaign behind him and his support of Donald Trump unrewarded... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:24:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4885316-christie-emerges-empty-handed-ratings-dismal.html 2017-01-09T21:24:00Z Trump's idea of 'presidential' diverges from past presidents https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4794976-trumps-idea-presidential-diverges-presidents.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, that most unconventional of presidential candidates, last spring pledged that he would act perfectly presidential when the time was right. "I will be so presidential that you'll call me and you'll say, 'Donald, you have to stop that, it's too much,'" he promised during a March television interview. Less t... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4794976-trumps-idea-presidential-diverges-presidents.html 2016-11-30T15:10:00Z S. Korean opposition parties agree to impeach President Park https://www.mail.com/news/world/4791654-s-korean-opposition-parties-agree-to-impeach-presi.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's three main opposition parties agreed Wednesday to stick to their plans to impeach President Park Geun-hye, dismissing as a stalling tactic her offer to resign if parliament arranges a safe transfer of power. Park's conditional resignation offer Tuesday came as she faces nosediving approval ratings and massive street... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4791654-s-korean-opposition-parties-agree-to-impeach-presi.html 2016-11-30T03:46:00Z