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Average Man With Full-Time Job in U.S. Earned Less in 2014 than 1973

The average man with a full-time job in 2014 earned less than the average man in 1973, according to the Brookings Institution. The think tank’s economy-focused Twitter account revived a striking statistic over the weekend, shedding additional light on the

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Majority Of Americans Favor Israel Over Palestinians

TEL AVIV – Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor Israel over the Palestinians, according to a Gallup poll published on Monday. The poll also found that more Americans are for a Palestinian state than against, and religious Republicans over 50 are

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Netanyahu Rejects Kerry’s Warning Of Israel Becoming Binational State

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister insists his country is not heading toward becoming a binational state, rejecting a warning to that effect by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. At his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu says “Israel


Vast Majority of Public Comments Oppose New Federal Regulation That ‘Redefines’ the Term ‘Fiduciary’

The Department of Labor, headed by Thomas E. Perez, a “liberal hero” to CNN and “a hardcore left-wing activist,” to Judicial Watch, continues to expand the Obama administration’s relentless assault on individual liberties and the rule of law with its latest proposed regulation, Definition of the Term `Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest Rule–Retirement Investment Advice.

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Obama’s National Security Strategy Already Obsolete

National Security Advisor Susan Rice formally released President Barack Obama’s new National Security Strategy at the Brookings Institution on Friday, to mixed reviews. The document repeated many of the president’s controversial claims from recent days, such as that talks have “stopped the progress of Iran’s nuclear program.” One element of the strategy is already obsolete: it commits to “seek a stable Yemen” on the day Iranian-backed rebels have taken control of the country.

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