(CNN) – It appears the website WikiLeaks has few fans in the United States.
A just-released CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll finds 77 percent of Americans disapprove of the online organization's release of thousands of confidential U.S. government documents concerning U.S. diplomatic and military policies. Only 20 percent approved of the action.
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The poll included interviews with 1,008 adult Americans conducted by telephone on December 17-19. It carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Washington (CNN) - More than six in ten Americans oppose the U.S. war in Afghanistan, according to a new national poll. And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Thursday also indicates that 56 percent of the public believes that things are going badly for the U.S. in Afghanistan.
Sixty-three percent of people questioned in the poll say they oppose the war, with 35 percent saying they support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.
(CNN) – Sarah Palin's hit reality show has come to an end, but the TLC network has announced the former Alaska governor's adventurous excursions will live on forever in a special DVD release.
At a cost of $19.98, fans of the nature-themed program featuring Palin will receive a two-disc set that includes all seven episodes of the popular show – constituting 387 minutes of Palin and her family amidst the Alaska backdrop.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Christine O'Donnell, who lost her Delaware Senate bid, is scoffing at reports the Justice Department and FBI have launched a criminal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds, telling CNN Thursday she only learned of the apparent probe from media inquiries.
"I find it awfully suspicious, that if there is an investigation that the [Associated Press] was tipped off before we were tipped off or our lawyer or any other officials," O'Donnell said during an interview on American Morning. "And as we've looked into it, this is simply the same CREW complaint that is obviously politically motivated that's been circulating for the past couple of months."
(CNN) –Former President Ronald Reagan will be honored in the 2011 Rose Parade with a specially designed float - the first time that the Rose Parade has ever included a presidential-themed float.
The Rose Parade feature is designed to kick off a celebration events to commemorate the centennial of Reagan's birth. He would have been 100 years old on February 6, 2011.
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CNN: In Hawaii this year, White House better prepared for possible crisis
Every day before 8 a.m. Hawaiian time, President Barack Obama gets an extensive briefing about all of the national security threats that have been bubbling around the world overnight while he's been vacationing.
CNN: Obama makes 6 recess appointments
Taking time out from his Hawaiian vacation to assert some executive authority, President Barack Obama on Wednesday used a series of recess appointments to override Republican objections to several nominees. Obama used his constitutional power to appoint six people who have had their nominations pending for an average of 147 days, according to White House officials.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Christine O'Donnell, who lost her bid for U.S. Senate from Delaware, is lashing out at reports the Justice Department and FBI have launched a criminal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds for personal expenses, calling any such probe "thug tactics."
Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents have started the investigation, a source with knowledge of the probe confirmed to CNN. The source could not speak on the record because of the investigation is deemed sensitive. The source would not provide any further details and the FBI and Justice Department had no comment.FULL STORY