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POLL: Should the federal minimum wage be raised?

With many states going well above the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour, is it time the U.S. government raised its own minimum? Weigh in on the subject via this poll and in comments.

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What’s your business outlook for 2014?

Always a hot topic this time of year, share your thoughts on 2014 predictions for your own business under this poll probing the coming year. Will you be able to negotiate rate increases/acquire new freight? Or will regulatory and other cost pressures push profit down?

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Hot buttons poll: What’s your view on the filibuster rule change?

On November 21, 2013, reacting to Republicans' continued blocking of votes on federal appeals court nominations, Senate Democrats exercised the "nuclear option" on filibuster rules; what's your view of the move?

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Hot buttons: Should Iran be allowed to pursue nuclear power?

Give Iranian overtures to the United States hoping to mend relations, this poll asks a simple question relating to your views on how the U.S. and community of nations should approach Iran's nuclear efforts.

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Will you participate in the ‘Truckers Ride for the Consitution?’

The "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" Facebook page has been calling drivers to participate in an Oct. 11 Washington, D.C., area convoy, demonstrations around the country through the 13th and more, likewise a buy-nothing solidarity gesture from the general public. Will you take part? Or not hardly...

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Hot Button: What would be the No. 1 effect of a wide owner-operator shutdown?

Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.

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Drones: How do you view their use in combat operations?

As pundits debate the growing use of drones in countries that are at least ostensible U.S. allies -- Yemen, Pakistan -- this poll ask for your view of drone use all told by the United States military and/or CIA.

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Hot buttons: Should the U.S. military intervene in Syria?

With evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in the civil war there fairly clear, the drums beating for military intervention have gotten louder. This poll asks for your view on any U.S. role.

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Should U.S. taxpayers bail out Detroit?

Weigh in on the much-debated topic of late, part of our Hot Buttons series -- should municipal bankruptcy protections be routine for the federal government?

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How do you feel about the NSA’s broad collecting of U.S. citizens’ phone/internet records?

In the wake of revelations that the NSA's PRISM program has collected a broad swath of U.S. citizens' telephone and internet-activity records, this poll probes operator opinion on the the program's future.

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