Vote on Israel could spur further action — or trouble for UN

The U.S. green light that allowed the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem could spur moves toward new terms to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But it also poses dangers for the United Nations with the incoming Trump administration and may harden Israel’s attitude toward concessions. The Obama administration’s decision to abstain and […]

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Obama’s trade deal is in trouble

President Obama’s trade deal with 11 other Pacific Rim countries is in deep trouble with Congress. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) haven’t decided whether they’re going to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — even after they helped the president win fast-track authority in a bruising interparty fight that was meant to ease its […]

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More Trouble for GM and Mary Barra

Documents released by the House Oversight Committee show the engineer who designed the faulty ignition switch at the heart of the GM recall of 2.6 million cars in February had approved fixes to the system eight years ago without changing the part number The engineer who designed the faulty ignition switch at the heart of the February GM recall of […]

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Poll: Congressional Dems in Trouble

In the latest CNN/ORC International generic congressional poll Republicans have a 49%-47% advantage, a dramatic reversal from just a month ago. In wake of the recent government shutdown, Democrats held a strong 50%-42% advantage among registered voters asked to choose between a Democrat and Republican for Congress without identifying candidates. The generic congressional ballot is a crude measure, but the […]

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