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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton at first presidential debate in New York September 26, 2016

Campaign 2016: Debates, polls, and the candidates

As  the vice-presidential candidates, Democrat, Tim Kaine, and Republican, Mike Pence, prepare for their first and only debate tonight, there is still plenty of fallout from the debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton last month. The presidential debate or rumble at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York back on September 26, was a much-anticipated face off between two candidates carrying their own bag of negatives and positives. When it was over, many — not including Trump, felt Clinton managed to downplay her negatives and come out the winner of the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Donald Trump at Fox News Republican debate Detroit, Michigan March 3, 2016

Latest poll shows Trump a turn-off for many women

While billionaire/reality TV star, Donald Trump, has won support from female voters in most of the GOP primaries and caucuses so far, apparently there are a lot of women out there not feeling the love for the irreverent presidential candidate. This month in a Reuters/Ipsos Poll, half of the women surveyed said they had a “very unfavorable” opinion of Trump — that is up from 40 percent in a similar poll taken last October. This survey was conducted from March 1-15 and involved 5,400 respondents. The poll may... Read More →

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Watching television most popular leisure activity for Americans

Despite all the options Americans have they still spend most of their leisure time watching television.  If you’re 15 years or older, you were eyeballing the small tube 2.8 hours per day in 2013. That’s what the latest stats from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  discovered. The data appears in the latest  American Time Use Survey. The second most popular leisure time activity — socializing with friends or attending social events. That accounted for 43 minutes of the average American’s day. The fitness... Read More →

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Conventional TV pretty much dead for majority of teenagers

That old argument between parents and their teenagers over the TV remote is not happening a lot these days, according to a new study out by professional services and consulting firm, Deloitte.  Surveying the 14-24 group, the so-called “training millennials,” found 56 percent of them catch their “… favorite shows on computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming devices rather than a television,” according to Engadget. In the millennials group, 25-30 year olds, 53 percent are still into TV watching. The biggest TV audience is in the... Read More →

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Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banks

Who’s America’s favorite movie star?

Tom Hanks name was not called during the People’s Choice Awards ceremony last Wednesday night. However, in the latest Harris Poll Tom Hanks won the title of America’s Favorite Movie Star.  A position he held in 2002, 2004, and 2005 in similar Harris Polls. Despite being skipped over by the People’s Choice Awards, Hanks is getting a lot of award buzz for his performance in two major films in 2013: “Captain Phillips” and “Saving Mr. Banks.” Last December, 23 hundred adults were quizzed online... Read More →

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Who are the most desirable and undesirable celebrity neighbors?

Future “Tonight Show” host, Jimmy Fallon, is getting some kudos today from an unlikely source. The “Late Night” host topped the list of most desirable celebrity neighbors for 2014. In the seventh annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor survey, for the online real estate data company Zillow, Fallon got 11 percent of the favorite vote — mostly from young adults. For the Ipsos poll, a national sampling of 1,023 people over the age of 18 were quizzed earlier this month. “It’s been a landmark year for Jimmy Fallon. He had his first... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Vice-President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan squared off in the only vice-presidential debate of 2012 at Centre College in Kentucky October 11, 2012

Campaign 2012: Debates and polls

  The 2012 presidential race is now a neck and neck horse race according to most polls — with some showing President Barack Obama with a slim lead. A Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll yesterday suggested 47 per cent of likely voters would cast their ballots for Obama for president and 45 per cent of those voters would pick GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Romney got a bump in the polls for his aggressive and glib performance at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado, earlier this... Read More →

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The Help movie poster

Americans think “The Help” should win Best Picture Oscar

The Best Picture Oscar is the most-coveted prize at this Sunday’s 84th Academy Awards ceremony. The odds-on favorite to win best picture is “The Artist,”  the homage to Hollywood ‘s silent film era. However,  most Americans believe “The Help,” the story of two African-American maids living in Mississippi during the civil rights movement,  should walk away with that honor, according to a survey by The Harris Poll. Last week, 2,239 adults were surveyed online by Harris and 21 per cent said “The Help” should... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank City Hall at 275 East Olive Avenue.

City Buzz

It’s your right. Vote! The candidates have had their say, now it’s time for the voters to speak. The polls opened for the November 2 General Election at 7 a.m. this morning and close at 8 p.m. tonight. If you still have your mail-in ballot, don’t worry. You can drop it off at any polling place or surrender that ballot and step into a voting booth and make your choices. If you can’t find your polling place or will not be able to get there before the polls close, remember, registered... Read More →

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Photo: http://gov.ca.gov website -- California Governor Schwarzenegger holds news conference to discuss the passing of the budget in Sacramento 10/08/10

News, Politics & Issues

Governor signs new budget with deep cuts for the needy Finally, following weeks no months of haggling, the state has a new budget. My relief  over the passage of the budget is tempered by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last minute act of cruelty and elitism. After a hard fought compromise in the legislature, the governor used his line veto to slash more than $960 million from the budget before signing it yesterday. All of the governor’s cuts were directed at social programs including aid to families moving off of welfare and mental health services for children with... Read More →

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