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This Government Office Has Long Needed Reform. Now, Congress Is Acting.

U.S. industries that depend heavily on copyright—which protects books, movies, films, photos, music, as well as software from unauthorized reproduction by third parties—are an important key to American economic growth and innovation. These industries yield hundreds of billions of dollars in sales and licensing revenues each year. In 2015 alone, American copyright-related industries generated $1.2 trillion of gross domestic product, according to a 2016 study. What’s more, a 2016 Commerce Department report found that the copyright sector generated 5.6 million high-paying jobs in 2015, up from 5.5 million jobs the year before. The importance of copyrights is enshrined in our Constitution, which authorizes Congress to enact legislation providing copyright protections. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of our copyright system is clouded by serious problems at the U.S. government agency that registers copyrights—the Copyright Office, an appendage … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

54% Think There Are Too Many Lawyers in the U.S.

Americans still think the United States would be better off with fewer attorneys, though that view has been on the decline. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 3-4, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Most Voters Not Happy With Current U.S.-China Trade Situation

As President Donald Trump prepares for his first meeting with the Chinese president, most voters believe the current trade situation with the two nations benefits Beijing more than Washington. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters say the current trade situation between the United States and China is better for China. Only six percent (6%) say the United States benefits more from its trade situation with China, while 30% say both nations benefit about the same. Another 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 3-4, 2017, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Shocker: Politifact retracts ‘mostly true’ ruling on Syria claim because ‘subsequent events have proved Kerry wrong’

Shocker: Politifact retracts ‘mostly true’ ruling on Syria claim because ‘subsequent events have proved Kerry wrong’

**Written by Doug Powers Just three years ago, the Obama administration super genius in charge of the State Department was engaged in another attempt to pat himself on the back: Politifact, apparently ignoring the red flag word “declared,” found the “chemical weapons have been removed from Syria” claim to be “mostly true.” Recent horrors, however, have convinced them to retract that: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We don’t know key details about the reported chemical attack in Syria on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Bipartisanship! Here’s Harry Reid encouraging GOP to use nuclear option for SCOTUS nominees

Bipartisanship! Here’s Harry Reid encouraging GOP to use nuclear option for SCOTUS nominees

**Written by Doug Powers Harry Reid’s set to make history today as first ex-senator to still manage to cast the deciding vote on a SCOTUS nominee. Back in 2013, when Dems were pretty sure they’d be in control of the Senate forever, Reid actually encouraged the Republicans to carry on with his precedent (via @ARsquared): The GOP should have Reid’s brag put on a t-shirt to wear around this week: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bonus: Dances With … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

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