Tim VanZeben

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Some People Say Someone Is Likely Doing Some Stuff With Anthony Weiner, Who Might Do Some Stuff

There is news Monday concerning the mayoral run that Anthony Weiner might be making in New York City, unless he doesn't make that run, in which case carry on with your lives. Per Maggie Haberman, the former U.S. representative is "staffing up," according to people:<p>Sources did not identify the name …

Congress Put Pressure on the IRS to Investigate Conservative Tax-Exempt Groups

Over and over, members of Congress asked the IRS to scrutinize 501(c)4 groups for their political activity—and also to scrutinize the agency's scrutiny of those groups.<p>Reuters<p>A report in <i>Roll Call</i> in March 2012 revealed that leading members of Congress not only were aware that the Internal Revenue …

China, Vietnam Clash Over Disputed Islands

China is once again at odds with a maritime neighbor over disputed islands, this time — as often — leading to a little shooting and a lot of posturing.<p>The latest confrontation is with Vietnam over the mostly uninhabited Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Hanoi has accused Beijing's forces of …

Qatar urges $1bn Arab fund for East Jerusalem

Qatar has proposed the creation of a $1bn Arab fund for occupied East Jerusalem, which Palestinians say should be the capital of an independent state under any peace deal with Israel.<p>Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar's emir, offered on Tuesday to contribute $250m to the fund, and …