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  • President Obama strains to straddle fundraising, foreign policy

    Over the last few days President Obama awkwardly tried to sprinkle foreign-policy references into his fundraising speeches but got more laughs and applause with jokes complaining about "phony scandals" back in Washington at a glitzy dinner at the home of the producer of TV drama "Scandal." 

  • Fire burns Los Angeles-area charter school

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say more than 30 firefighters battled a blaze that significantly damaged a single-story charter high school in the Los Angeles area. LA County Fire inspector Scott Miller said two firefighters were hospitalized Tuesday after fighting the fire at Animo High School...

  • Cha-ching: Cough up another $2.85m to fuel Obama's 3-day fundraising trip

    President Obama's three-day, West Coast fundraiser, will cost nearly $3 million just to fly Air Force One.

  • Ex-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a history of bending the rules

    Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a long history of playing fast and loose with federal rules. A possible violation of campaign fundraising rules is only the latest example.

  • First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The difficulties that military veterans face securing jobs are "unacceptable" and the notion of a veteran mired in homelessness should "horrify all of us," Michelle Obama said Wednesday in Los Angeles. The first lady spoke to the crowd of 900 business, government and...

  • Los Angeles skyscraper to get observation deck

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building in the West is getting a makeover that will include a sky-high observation deck and restaurant offering 360-degree views of metropolitan Los Angeles, from the mountains to offshore islands. The 72-story U.S. Bank Tower will see about $50 million worth...

  • Labor dispute briefly shuts LA, Long Beach ports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 1,000 dockworkers briefly walked off their jobs Tuesday at the massive ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting the movement of international cargo before a mediator ordered them back. The action came as the union representing dockworkers at 29 West Coast...

  • Los Angeles becomes newest locality to stop doing federal government's job

    In an announcement Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the LAPD would no longer detain inmates when Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests that they do so. To rounds of applause from immigration advocates, Garcetti scolded the federal government for shifting its duties...



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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  • The Underground War on Israel

    During the first two weeks of the Gaza conflict, Hamas landed at least two significant punches. In firing missiles at Ben Gurion Airport, Hamas convinced the Federal Aviation Authority and...

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  • A New Disorder

    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

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