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CNN Poll: 57% of Americans say Israeli attacks in Gaza are justified
A majority of Americans say that Israel's current military strikes against Gaza are justified, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday indicates that 57% of the public says Israel is justified in taking military action in Gaza against Hamas, with one in four saying the attacks are unjustified.
CNN: Video: Sen. Snowe says Americans 'fed up' with Washington gridlock
Retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe said Americans are "fed up with the posturing in Washington." A moderate Republican from Maine, Snowe shocked the political world in February when she announced that she would not seek a fourth term in the Senate because of its "debilitating partisanship, polarization and the overall dysfunction."