Outstanding household debt increased $241 billion during last October-December, the biggest quarterly jump since 2007.
President Obama meets with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts at a time when the U.S. public has a positive view of Canada, but more lukewarm feelings toward Mexico.
About half of Americans say the U.S. has mostly failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.
There’s been at least one constant in how the public views the Obama administration — the large number of Americans who have a favorable view of First Lady Michelle Obama.
About six-in-ten Americans have an unfavorable view of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a Washington Post/ABC News survey.
The share of Americans without insurance who have an unfavorable view of the health care law outnumber those with positive views by almost two-to-one.
The public sees Democrats as more willing than Republicans to work with leaders from the other party by a 25-point margin.
President Obama’s job approval rating stands at 43% as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address.
In his six years in office, Barack Obama has made 32 recess appointments to federal positions.
About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.