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Congress moving to cut US funding to UN in wake of anti-Israel vote

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 8:50am
Congress is already setting the stage to cut off U.S. funding to the United Nations in the wake of a contested vote last week in which the Obama administration permitted an anti-Israel resolution to win overwhelming approval, according to congressional leaders, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the current administration is already plotting to take further action against the Jewish state before vacating office.
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Japan's Abe offers 'everlasting condolences' at Pearl Harbor

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 7:45pm
Under a warm Oahu sun, with the tranquil, teal waters of Pearl Harbor behind them, former enemies came together Tuesday to acknowledge the tremendous loss caused by the Japanese attack on U.S. military installations in Hawaii 75 years ago.
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'You cannot eat here': Hawaii café riles residents with ban on Trump voters

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 4:50pm
Honolulu’s Café 8 ½ gets rave reviews on Yelp for its “Radiatore Verde” and “Italian stir fry,” among other popular dishes at the eclectic mom-and-pop restaurant – but the response to its new 'policy' barring pro-Trump patrons has been decidedly more mixed.
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Trump names Bush-era veteran and policy newcomer to posts

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:23pm
President-elect Donald Trump appointed an experienced hand from the George W. Bush era to his national security circle Tuesday and a figure from the Trump Organization to make international deals.
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San Francisco grapples with growing crime, blight after years of liberal policies

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:20pm
San Francisco is earning a growing reputation for more than just its unmatched tech sector – for critics, the city stands as a profound example of the damage ultra-liberal policies can do.
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Weed, guns and catfish: 2017 brings new laws, big changes

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 2:00pm
Just because Congress ground to a virtual halt in 2016 doesn’t mean the country stopped making new laws. From taxes to marijuana policy to gun control, a broad range of changes is coming at the state level as Americans ring in 2017.
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Trump taps Bossert as homeland security aide

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:10am
President-elect Donald Trump is tapping an experienced national security adviser to serve as assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.
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Israel braces for more tensions with US as Kerry plans major speech

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:09am
Israel is bracing for yet another potential clash with the Obama administration in the final weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, as Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to follow up last week’s anti-settlement U.N. censure with a major address on the U.S. vision for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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NY AG: Trump can't dissolve foundation during investigation

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:01am
Donald Trump cannot move ahead with his plan to dismantle his charitable foundation because state prosecutors are probing whether the president-elect personally benefited from its spending, the New York attorney general's office said Tuesday.
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Democrats lost over 1,000 seats under Obama

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 9:50am
President Obama claims he could have won a third term if he had been allowed to run – but even if he's right, his coattails haven’t done much for the rest of his party.
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Trump calls UN club for people to 'have a good time'

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 4:43am
President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at the United Nations on Monday days after the Security Council voted to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
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GOP proposal would trigger fines for unapproved video in House chamber in wake of sit-in

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 1:15am
House members could be fined and referred to the Ethics Committee if they break rules governing electronic video and pictures in the House chamber under a new rule proposed by House Republicans more than six months after the Democrats' guerrilla sit-in over gun control.
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New Party of No? Dems prepare for battle with Trump on Cabinet picks, agenda

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 1:15am
After blasting Republican colleagues for years over their blockade of President Obama’s agenda, Democrats are gearing up for their turn as the opposition party – planning to throw up early roadblocks for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks and proposals.
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GOP proposal would trigger fines for unapproved video in House chamber in wake of sit-in

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 8:00pm
House members could be fined and referred to the Ethics Committee if they break rules governing electronic video and pictures in the House chamber under a new rule proposed by House Republicans more than six months after the Democrats' guerrilla sit-in over gun control.
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Obama: I could have won third term

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 5:45pm
President Obama suggested in an exit interview with his former top adviser that, had he been able to run, he could have won a third term in the White House.
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New Party of No? Dems prepare for battle with Trump on Cabinet picks, agenda

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 3:45pm
After blasting Republican colleagues for years over their blockade of President Obama’s agenda, Democrats are gearing up for their turn as the opposition party – planning to throw up early roadblocks for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks and proposals.
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Trump poised for cost-cutting battle with defense contractors

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 12:15pm
President-elect Donald Trump’s preemptive strike on the price tag of two major projects with leading defense contractors has fiscal hawks hopeful the incoming administration can rein in Pentagon contract costs even as Trump vows to invest in rebuilding the U.S. military.
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Report: Trump aide Miller to write inaugural address

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 10:32am
Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller reportedly has been tapped to write President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural address next month.
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Netanyahu summons US ambassador to protest UN vote

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 9:42am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned the American ambassador Sunday to protest the Obama administration’s role in allowing an anti-settlement resolution to pass the U.N. Security Council, as his government accused the U.S. of helping orchestrate the vote.
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Rabbi uses National Menorah lighting to trash Obama UN move

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am
The rabbi in charge of the National Hanukkah Menorah lighting used the ceremony, held Sunday just steps from the White House, to criticize the Obama administration's decision to allow the United Nations to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and portions of Jerusalem as illegal.
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