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18-Year-Old Mayor Is Now Running Iowa Town

If you want to find the mayor of Aredale, Iowa, the best place to look is probably the local high school.

That’s because 18-year-old Jeremy Minnier, who was elected to the town’s highest seat on Tuesday, is still a senior.

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Do You Live in One of the Nation’s Fattest Cities?

A survey of more than 350,000 Americans for the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has revealed the nation’s fattest and skinniest cities — and it also proves our country’s battle of the bulge is far from over.

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Should Members of Congress Have Term Limits? — Survey of the Day

The re-election rates for members of Congress hovers between 85 and 95 percent.

Yet, according to a new survey from Poll Position, the majority of American people would like new rules which would prevent them from sending the same represenatives to Washington, DC year after year.

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Ron Paul: No Federal Money for Tornado Victims [VIDEO]

If you were affected by the deadly tornadoes that swept across several southern and midwestern states last week but don’t have insurance to cover the damage, don’t look to Ron Paul for sympathy.

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Sen. John McCain Slams Rush Limbaugh For Comments About Law Student + Birth Control [VIDEO]

Unless you've been under a rock, I'm sure your familiar with the comments that Rush Limbaugh made about a Georgetown University Law Student, Sandra Fluke. The talk show host has since apologized, but was it enough?

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Do You Think the Media Is Politically Biased? – Survey of the Day

While most media organizations strive to be fair in their reporting (you know, that whole objectivity thing), the majority of Americans think that their bias still shows through in their political coverage.

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Should Obama’s 2010 Heath Care Law Be Repealed? – Survey of the Day

The health care law of 2010 was the signature legislation of Barack Obama’s first term as President. However, according to a new poll from Gallup, the public is still very divided on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches

Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency.

Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, hurling nine different times (eight opening days and an All-Star Game). Here’s a look back at some of the more memorable performances of presidents over the past century:

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Did President Eisenhower Meet with Aliens?

According to a former Pentagon consultant and prominent author and lecturer, President Eisenhower met with aliens on at least one occasion during his presidency. Timothy Good, who worked with the Eisenhower administration, made this claim on a recent BBC program.

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New Documentary ‘Clinton’ Reveals How Much Bill Clinton Struggled After Monica Lewinsky Scandal [VIDEO]

As part of its ‘American Experience’ series, PBS is airing ‘Clinton,’ a new documentary about former President Bill Clinton that reveals in part just how much he struggled under the weight of his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.

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