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Obama raises possibility of allowing U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood

President Obama took a step toward a tougher line with Israel in an interview released Tuesday, raising the possibility that the U.S. will allow a United Nations vote on issues related to the Palestinians if the two sides make no meaningful movement toward peace.

By News on the Net Los Angeles Times- Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - Full Story

New Report on Export-Import Bank Finds Problems With Transparency, Cronyism

A new report that takes a deep dive into the Export-Import Bank’s transactions found that in addition to heavily subsidizing large corporations, the government agency benefited some small businesses while pushing others out of the market. It also rewarded a former employee who pleaded guilty for bribery with a six-figure salary and bonuses.

By Heritage Foundation Melissa Quinn- Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - Full Story

China’s Military Isn’t Worried About Obama

Chinese military officials attending a major security conference in Singapore over the weekend made clear that they have no intention of halting their aggressive activities in the South China Sea, and they are confident that U.S. President Barack Obama is not going to be able to stop them.

By News on the Net Bloomberg- Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - Full Story

Who’s Hurt Most by Los Angeles’ $15 Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, a move that will help some workers at the expense of others and lead to higher prices for consumers as businesses pass along the new expense.

By Heritage Foundation Salim Firth- Monday, June 1, 2015 - Full Story

Surveillance powers set to lapse with no deal in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP)—The National Security Agency is losing its authority to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.

By News on the Net Associated Press- Sunday, May 31, 2015 - Full Story

Welfare Jihad in Europe

More than 30 Danish jihadists have collected unemployment benefits totaling 379,000 Danish krone (€51,000; $55,000) while fighting with the Islamic State in Syria, according to leaked intelligence documents.

By News on the Net - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - Full Story

Vice President Biden’s family announces death of his son Beau Biden

Vice President Biden late Saturday announced the death of his son Beau Biden. Here is his statement:

  It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.

By News on the Net --Washington Post- Sunday, May 31, 2015 - Full Story