The Daily Bellwether -> Warnings Intensify As President Trump prepares to recognize the legal fact that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel

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The Daily Bellwether -> Warnings Intensify As President Trump prepares to recognize the legal fact that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel

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Warnings Intensify as Trump Readies Jerusalem
Declaration

Warnings Intensify as Trump Readies Jerusalem Declaration

America’s friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. While Israel welcomed the news, Palestinian officials declared the Mideast peace process “finished” and Turkey announced it would host a meeting of Islamic nations next week to give Muslim countries’ leaders an opportunity to coordinate a response. The harsh global reaction cast questions about the feasibility of a brewing U.S. peace plan that is expected to be presented by the White House in the near future. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state and fear that … Read More

Team Obama Attempted ‘Stealth Coup’ by
Undermining Trump

Team Obama Attempted ‘Stealth Coup’ by Undermining Trump

From the moment Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination and then the presidency, national security officials under President Obama have shown themselves to be intense adversaries in public and behind the scenes. In the latest development, special counsel Robert Mueller’s top-gun prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann, praised acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a Trump nemesis, for refusing a White House order to defend the president’s travel ban on Muslim-majority countries, according to internal emails. Mr. Weissmann made it clear whose side he was on. “I am so proud,” Mr. Weissmann wrote to Ms. Yates when he was … Read More

Trump Suggests Openness to Negotiations on GOP Tax
Plan

Trump Suggests Openness to Negotiations on GOP Tax Plan

President Donald Trump suggested Saturday he may be willing to negotiate changes to a significant portion of the tax overhaul, the corporate tax rate, injecting an element of uncertainty into the tax plan only hours after it cleared the Senate. Trump told reporters at the White House before a trip to New York City that he would consider setting the corporate tax rate at 22 percent, compared to a 20 percent rate that he has pushed for with House and Senate Republicans during the fall. Pointing to expected talks between House and Senate negotiators this month, Trump predicted … Read More

Republicans Allege DOJ 'Double Standard' as Mueller
Probe Takes Heat

Republicans Allege DOJ ‘Double Standard’ as Mueller Probe Takes Heat

Allegations of anti-Trump bias inside Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team are reviving Republican claims of a “double standard” at the Justice Department, with GOP critics saying Hillary Clinton enjoyed comparatively “special” treatment when she was investigated over her personal email use as secretary of state. “Hillary Clinton gets special justice, and at the same time we’re siccing people who hate the president … on him and that’s deeply unfair,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning. Gaetz and other House Republicans have asked FBI Director Christopher Wray for an investigation into the FBI’s treatment of Clinton and … Read More

House to Vote on Controversial Concealed Carry
Reciprocity Act

House to Vote on Controversial Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

House lawmakers are set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would force states to recognize concealed carry permits issued in other states, effectively undercutting restrictive local laws that require gun owners to prove a good reason in order to carry a firearm in public. Supporters say the proposal would give law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves when they travel, but critics say it eviscerates states’ rights to require firearms training and safety standards for carriers because it would allow those permitted by states with no safety requirements to carry guns across state lines. Complicating matters, Republican lawmakers merged the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act … Read More

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