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The Hill… Obama: New sanctions against Russia will 'have an even bigger bite', By Rebecca Shabad - 07/29/14 - The United States and Europe imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its assistance to rebels in eastern Ukraine who have been blamed for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. “Because we’re closely coordinating our actions with Europe, the sanctions we’re announcing today will have an even bigger bite,” Obama said in a statement from the White House. European leaders had long resisted stronger sanctions against... read more.
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MSN News… Obamacare on Path Back to High Court After Ruling Split, By Andrew Harris and Andrew Zajac - July 23, 2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court may not be done with Obamacare yet. With appellate courts reaching opposite conclusions on the same day about a crucial financing provision of the 2010 law, a third showdown before the justices is probable. Splits among the federal circuits have preceded previous high court rulings on the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, the law was narrowly... read more.
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County faces serious public safety communications decisions
DARKE COUNTY – “In the next five years we have some very serious public safety communications decisions to make,” Darke County Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker said. Cost? Possibly up to a million dollars. In 2010 Darke County’s CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) failed over Easter weekend. Dispatchers had to do everything by hand; this led to the purchase and installation of the current Spillman CAD system. The cost of the system was $302,008
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Some of America’s attention has shifted overseas in recent days, but major problems persist on the homefront. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters now think the United States is a more divided nation than it was four years ago, and Republicans are the most eager to do something about it at the ballot box. Voters continue to trust the GOP more than Democrats on the majority of issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports including the economy, government spending and
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Greenville Police Department… Two suspects now charged with multiple offenses
Two suspects  have been named and charges  will be filed regarding  the recent  vehicle fires and thefts from vehicles which occurred  on July 22,  2014:   Joshua C. Willis, 18 years of age, from Greenville, Ohio and Lowell "Bill" Bowers, 34, also from Greenville. Charges include multiple arsons, thefts, and felony theft and will be filed at the Darke County Prosecutor's  Office next week
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MSN News… Drought-stricken California agencies seek 'water cops'
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22 (Reuters) - Hosing down a driveway in drought-stricken California could soon mean a visit from the "water cops," as agencies throughout the state begin beefing up staff to enforce strict new conservation rules set to take effect next month. The water district serving the state's Silicon Valley tech hub unanimously approved spending half a million dollars on enforcement, including agents, at a board meeting Tuesday night. Los Angeles' water
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Today.com… Vietnam vet gets new wheelchair after Lowe's employees help him, by Jeffrey Donovan
July 16, 2014 - Michael Sulsona had no idea a trip to Lowe’s would end up changing his life.  The Marine Corps veteran, who lost both legs after stepping on a landmine in Vietnam in 1971, says he’d waited two years for the Department of Veterans Affairs to send him a new wheelchair. It finally arrived at his New York City home yesterday after the 62-year-old’s story went viral following a random act of kindness. Sulsona was shopping at a Lowe’s on Staten Island when a bolt snapped on his old
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Dayton Business Journal… Pizza chain to hire 100 employees in Dayton region
Donatos Pizza will hold a job fair on July 30 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Beavercreek Courtyard by Marriott. Donatos Pizza, with 18 area locations, needs to hire an additional 100 employees to handle increased business at all of its locations. The company is hiring in anticipation of even more demand. “As the Miami Valley’s economy continues to rebound we want to position ourselves to handle the projected positive sales from businesses and residential customers,” said Terry Ryan, vice president of
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Ohio Senator Bill Beagle… PSA Airline Expansion at Dayton International
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) today attended the groundbreaking for the over $1.6 million expansion of PSA Airlines Inc. at the Dayton International Airport. “Expansions like PSA Airlines continue to show our economy is improving and that the Miami Valley is a great location for businesses to expand and grow,” said Beagle. PSA’s expansion plans include the construction of a 7,500-square-foot addition to its existing training
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Secretary of State Jon Husted… Mandatory Training for All 2014 General Election Poll Workers
Awards $760,000 in grants to help defray training and development costs -- COLUMBUS – Recognizing the importance of having properly trained elections officials in place, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today issued Directive 2014-21, requiring all poll workers for the upcoming general election to undergo mandatory training. To help offset the cost for county boards of elections, Secretary Husted also announced $760,000 in grants for the state’s
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Adams Announces Recognition of William M. McCulloch by CSRAB
COLUMBUS, Ohio—State Representative Richard Adams (R-Troy) today announced that the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) has approved the placement of a bust of former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, William Moore McCulloch,  in the great hall outside the House Chamber in the Ohio Statehouse. Rep. Adams now holds the seat of the district that was held by McCulloch
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Greenville Police Department makes one arrest in vehicle fires/thefts
On July 22, 2014, the Greenville Police Department, with the assistance of the Darke County Sheriff's  Office,  has  taken  one  person  into  custody  regarding  a rash  (current  count  is 7) of vehicle fires and at least 12 thefts from vehicles which occurred in the early morning  hours of July 22, 2014.  The person arrested is being transported to the Mercer County Jail
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 19, 2014 -- These are not happy times for President Obama and his party, although it’s far from clear if Republicans can capitalize on that. One-in-three voters (32%) think the president should be impeached and removed from office. But most voters think electing an opposition Congress is the better way to halt or change his policies. However, as Kyle Kondik points out in his commentary this week, that may be easier said than done, requiring Republicans to do something they haven’t done
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Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in June 2014, unchanged from May 2014. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 12,700 over the month, from a revised 5,292,700 in May to 5,305,400 in June. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 316,000, down 1,000 from 317,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 114,000 in the past 12 months from 430,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was
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Net Top 20… Top News sites on the net
The News Net Top 20 brings you the pick of the most popular and highest-rating sites for news on the Net today, from a single page. That way you get quick one-stop access to the best of the Net for news sites. CNN.com is a substantial and extremely popular news site. It is frequently updated with the latest news thanks to CNN's staff of thousands both from the US and around the globe. The day's feature stories are constantly refreshed and updated, some featuring live streaming video streaming and audio
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Attorney General DeWine… DeWine Adds New Technology to Document Complex Crime Scenes
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that crime scene agents with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have a new tool to assist in documenting complex crime scenes. Agents are now using a 3D laser scanner, which sits on a tripod and rotates 360 degrees, to take millions of precise laser measurements and hundreds of digital photographs.  The end result produced with this latest crime
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Crime Stoppers... New Most Wanted Posting
Roy Richard Spurling - Wanted for 2 counts of Trafficking in Heroin - MOST WANTED ARCHIVE - Below is current list of featured Most Wanted fugitives and what they are wanted for. Click on name for profile or click here for complete archive listing. KAISHAN HUDSON - BUSTED JULY 17, 2014, DENZEL MASSEY - Weapons Under Disability, RUZBEL MENDEZ – Rape
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Secretary of State Husted… Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for June 2014
COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,660 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in June 2014. These numbers are up compared to June 2013, in which 7,185 new entities filed with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 49,254 new business filings to date in 2014 (January-June). This is an increase from the
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FBI… A Byte Out of History: 50th Anniversary of the FBI’s Jackson Field Office
07/15/14 - Fifty years ago this summer, Mississippi was at the front and center of our country’s civil rights struggles, with cases such as the June 21, 1964 disappearance of three civil rights workers becoming issues of national concern. Less than two weeks later—and in response to that tragic event—the FBI opened its Jackson Field Office. On June 10, 2014, FBI employees joined
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Columbus Dispatch… Kasich, Portman to get spotlight at Cleveland GOP convention, Buckeye Forum Podcast
WASHINGTON — Regardless of whether Sen. Rob Portman or Gov. John Kasich runs for president in 2016, the Republican convention in Cleveland will give both a chance to enhance their national profile as they try to highlight what they believe is their pragmatic brand of conservatism. At a time when Republicans are hoping to temper the image of a party in the grips of social conservatives and tea party activists, analysts say Portman and Kasich can help Republicans present Americans with
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The Hill… House GOP group to recommend changes to immigration law, By Cristina Marcos and Peter Schroeder
07/14/14 - Fresh off a trip to Guatemala and Honduras, a House GOP working group on immigration will recommend Tuesday that the conference change a 2008 trafficking law to stop the thousands of immigrant children flooding across the border. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), the working group’s leader, will argue that child immigrants from Central America should be subject to the same rules as those from Mexico. A source close to Granger said the group will also advise that National Guard troops be
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Darke County Crime Stoppers… New Most Wanted Postings
Denzel Massey - Wanted for Having Weapons Under Disability; Kaishan Hudson - Wanted for 2 counts of Trafficking Heroin. MOST WANTED ARCHIVE: Below is current list of featured Most Wanted fugitives and what they are wanted for RUZBEL MENDEZ – Rape; LUIS FLORES - Trafficking Cocaine; BRIAN O'CONNOR - Non-Support; LARRY WESTFALL - Probation Violation; JOYCE COX - Probation Violation; PAUL GORMAN - Theft of
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Buy/Bust in Darke County Yields Two Arrests
On July 16, 2014, Michelle Middaugh (46) of Union City, Ohio and James Spencer (37) of Union City, Indiana were taken into custody without incident following a buy/bust operation conducted by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Deputies and Union City (Ohio) Police, in the 100 Block of E. Spearmint Street in Union City, Ohio.   Both Middaugh and Spencer were transported to the Darke County Jail, where they
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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel… Mandel Receives AGA Award for "Excellence in Financial Management" - ORLANDO, FL - The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) today awarded Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel with an award for "Excellence in Financial Management" on behalf of the Ohio Treasurer's office. Treasurer Mandel was the only State Treasurer in the country to win this award. "In just over three years we've taken Ohio's financial ranking from 43rd in the country to 7th in the country. I'm proud of this progress... read more.
Ballot Board Decides Clean Energy Amendment is Single Issue
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today certified that a proposed constitutional amendment concerning clean energy consists of one issue. Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election. As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners must also
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Blue Bag Media… Banner year for The Early Bird benefits Darke Co. residents
GREENVILLE – For over 45 years, residents of Darke County have been relying on The Early Bird for local news and features about the people and events in the community. In addition to providing timely news, The Early Bird has partnered with local businesses promoting their products and services, which gives residents an opportunity to save money and, of course, a chance to support locally owned businesses in Darke and surrounding
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FBI… Dog Fighting Ringleader Pleads Guilty; Multi-State Criminal Enterprise Shut Down
07/11/14 - In 2011, our Mobile Field Office had received some disturbing reports about a possible high-stakes dog fighting and gambling enterprise based in Alabama with activities spanning several nearby states. So in April of that year, the Bureau—in conjunction with our law enforcement partners in those states—opened an investigation. By August 2013, this broad and coordinated investigative effort—which involved sophisticated techniques
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MSN Money… Is the new American dream way out of reach?
The definition of the term is changing as people begin to want more than just a home and a decent salary. A new study shows that a majority of Americans are living the American Dream -- even if they largely don't realize it. The poll, conducted by marketing firm DDB as part of its 2014 Life Style Study, found that only 40 percent of American adults over the age of 18 believe they are "living the American Dream." The same 7,015-person study also found that sizable majorities reported owning a home
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Fatal accident on Hollansburg-Richmond Road
On July 13, 2013 at approximately 7:28 A.M. Darke County Deputies, Darke County Coroner’s Office, Darke County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Team, Tri Village Rescue, Hollansburg Fire were dispatched to the 600 block Hollansburg-Richmond Road in reference to a motorcycle accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Honda CBR 600 RR driven by Lance G. Powell, 47, of Richmond, Indiana was travelling north bound on
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Federal News Radio… Race to finish fiscal 2015 agency budgets hits snag, By Jack Moore
Monday - 7/7/2014 - The budget process on Capitol Hill appears to have hit a summer slump. Congress needs to pass 12 annual spending bills, which set agency funding levels, before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. So far, the House has only passed five of those bills and the Senate hasn't passed any. While the deadline is still more than two months away, fewer than 30 working days are left for Congress to hammer out a deal on spending levels before
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Drugs Epidemic… Two arrested for heroin possession
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports the Sheriff’s Office arrested two female subjects on Wednesday 7-9-2014 in Celina for possession of suspected heroin.  Sheriff Grey stated a tip was received by the Sheriff’s Office Detectives indicating heroin was being transported to Mercer County from the Dayton area, with a possible delivery in Celina.  The tip provided a
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The Hill… Senate Democrats unveil legislation to reverse high court's Hobby Lobby ruling
By Alexander Bolton and Elise Viebeck -- 07/09/14 - Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday to effectively reverse the Supreme Court’s decision last week exempting some employers from having to provide insurance coverage for contraception. The law would bar for-profit corporations from seeking exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that their health plans cover contraception costs. Religious institutions would still be able to opt out
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Drugs Epidemic… Woman in Darke County Jail Following Drug Bust
On July 10, 2014 the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, along with Darke County Deputies, conducted a buy/bust operation at 851 Martin Street in Greenville, Ohio.   Brandy Young (20) of Englewood was taken into custody without incident and is currently being housed at the Darke County Jail where she awaits the formal charge of Trafficking in Drugs.  Young was also cited for Attempted Prostitution.  Also taken into custody during
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Mercer Sheriff patrols to monitor parks
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey issued a warning today that the Sheriff’s Office is increasing patrols in the public parks.  This increase will include both marked patrol cars and plain clothes deputies and extends to parks within the City of Celina and all villages as well as parks in unincorporated areas, to include, but not limited to the State Park on West Bank Road, Bunge Park on State Route 29, and Eden Haven Park on Hellwarth Road
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Ohio Turnpike Commission… More night-time work zones coming to turnpike   
Chris Matta, Maintenance Engineer -- Note: Completion of all construction projects is weather dependent. Beginning the week of July 14, 2014, Ohio Turnpike customers traveling after dark will notice an increase in the number of active work zones at night. The Ohio Turnpike, for the first time ever, will be staffing night-time work zones with Turnpike maintenance workers. Typically, maintenance operations such as full and partial depth
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Blue Bag Media… Citizens react to Council’s planned sidewalk project
GREENVILLE – Nearly two dozen residents – many of them clearly expressing frustration and anger – attended the Greenville City Council meeting July 1. They are residents of the Gardenwood-Rhoades Avenue area. They had attended the meeting due to Greenville’s Law Committee submitting (and Council accepting) a recommendation requiring a planned sidewalk construction project be partially funded by a grant
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Breitbart… WH: Obama Won't Visit Border While Attending Three TX Fundraisers Next Week, by Tony Lee - 3 Jul 2014 - President Barack Obama will attend three fundraisers in Texas next week but will not travel to the border to see the crisis that many say he has exacerbated by not enforcing the country's immigration laws and vowing to enact unilaterally more executive actions to ease deportations. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at Thursday's White House press briefing that Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for the Democratic... read more.
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ORP Chairman Matt Borges… Republican convention to come to Cleveland
Greetings! Ohio received huge news today.  The 2016 Republican National Convention is coming to our state. Just before noon this morning the Site Selection Committee recommended Cleveland as the host city to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.  Today's announcement is the culmination of months of hard work by the Cleveland
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Blue Bag Media… McGreevey new CT director following Peltz resignation
GREENVILLE – The Greenville City School District is re-aligning its administrative staff to move Administrative Director Jon McGreevey to Career Technology and Business Operations Director. The restructured position was accepted by McGreevey following the resignation of former CT Director David Peltz. He begins his new duties Aug. 1. “Jon will do an excellent
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The Hill… Obama to GOP: Bring it on, By Justin Sink
07/04/14 - President Obama is embracing Republican criticism of his aggressive use of executive actions as he shifts his focus to the midterm elections. The president is openly daring the GOP to challenge him, hoping he can parlay their complaints into ammunition for congressional Democrats who argue Republicans should be blamed for Washington’s dysfunction. Democratic aides and strategists say the White House sees Speaker John Boehner’s promised lawsuit against his executive actions
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Blue Bag Media… GHS remodeling work on schedule for 2015
GREENVILLE – The last day of school didn’t lead to a quiet high school campus like it did on the other campuses in the Greenville City School District. Action started immediately after the last official session of the year, a required teacher work day. Workers began the remodeling of Greenville High School. The framework for the cafeteria shell is starting to take shape, asbestos removal operations are underway, work has begun on the new roof
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Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, July 05, 2014 - The separation of powers between Congress, the courts and the president is key to the Founding Fathers’ constitutional blueprint for America, but President Obama is chafing at the restraints this separation is putting on his agenda. Most voters continue to believe, as they have for years, that gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in this country.      But if Congress passes a comprehensive immigration reform
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Attorney General Mike DeWine… Sham Charity Ordered to Pay $320,000
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Franklin County judge has granted a default judgment against TEEN USA and Darien E. Smith of Cleveland for violating the terms of an agreement the organization made with the Attorney General’s Office in November 2013. Smith had agreed to dissolve TEEN USA, to not hold any position in or participate in soliciting donations for any charitable organization in Ohio, and
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Blue Bag Media… Judge Hein rules in favor of The Early Bird, again!
GREENVILLE – The Early Bird and Brothers Publishing Company, LLC has once again earned a victory in the Darke County Court of Common Pleas. For a third time, The Early Bird has been ruled a Newspaper of General Circulation. The ruling was necessary for the newspaper to continue to run and seek legal advertising. For each argument presented by Civitas Media, Judge Jonathan P. Hein, Darke County Court of Common
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Federal News Radio… GPO to offer buyouts in first quarter of FY 2015, By Michael O'Connell
Tuesday - 7/1/2014 - U.S. Government Printing Office employees will have the opportunity to request early outs or buyouts in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2015, according to a GPO release. GPO told its employees Tuesday that it planned to request authority from Congress and the Office of Personnel Management to offer buyouts and early outs to 1,850 of its employees. The agency aims to reduce its workforce by 100 positions or 5 percent. Employees who wish to
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DeWine, Sheriffs’ Assn unveil Sex Offender reverse lookup feature
 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association today unveiled a new reverse lookup feature accessible through the Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN) Database, which is maintained by the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Starting today, the new feature allows anyone to input unfamiliar phone numbers
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MSN News… U.S. poll: more voters see Obama as worst president in modern times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two years into President Barack Obama's second term, more voters say they are dissatisfied with his administration's handling of everything from the economy to foreign policy, giving him the worst marks of any modern U.S. president, a poll on Wednesday said. In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by
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