Numbers down: Americans are increasingly unhappy with the President’s handling of ISIS, and a growing share of the nation believes that fight is going badly, a new CNN/ORC survey says. The CNN/ORC poll found 57% of Americans disapprove of how Barack Obama is handling the threat posed by ISIS, a significant decline in support for the President over the past few months. In late September, that number was 49%. A full 58% of Americans feel U.S. military action against ISIS is going badly.
Caught in the storm: Parts of the East Coast and the South are getting an ugly mix of ice and snow. The heaviest snow will hit from Kentucky to southern New Jersey where 6-12 inches are possible. To the South, ice is the main threat from Tennessee through North Carolina. Bitter cold is the rule in New England, where overnight lows plunged into single digits and below zero.
Backpedaling: A Texas arbitration panel says Lance Armstrong needs to cough up $10 million to SCA Promotions for Tour de France bonuses the company paid the disgraced cyclist. This case has been going on for more than a decade. Initially, SCA refused to pay Armstrong the bonuses alleging performance-enhancing drug use. Armstrong sued and they paid. When Armstrong later admitted to drug use, SCA counter sued, winning the panel vote 2-1. A judge must now give final approval.
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