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Trump vows to succeed where everyone else has failed - Mideast peace
President Trump touched down in Israel on Monday during his first overseas trip in office with one goal in mind: kick-starting the peace process. It's an achievement that has proved elusive for many U.S. presidents, yet continues to be a key objective. Aaron David Miller, a veteran peace negotiator
The Note: The Trump Administration's New Immigration Rules
Trump’s First 100 Days with ABC’s RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 34 THE BIG STORY: “We’re going to bring this country together,” President Trump declared Tuesday, just hours before fresh immigration guidance was issued that stokes fears of tearing families apart. “We have to fight
Trump to host Netanyahu in meeting focused on Iran, Middle East talks
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet face-to-face with President Trump on Wednesday, setting the tone for what both leaders hope to be the dawn of a new era for the U.S.- Israel relationship. Analysts say that the meeting will hope to project a public theme of unity between the two
Obama: 'The Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay'
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘ARMAGEDDON HAS NOT ARRIVED’: President Obama yesterday heralded more than 7 million sign-ups for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — bringing to a close a politically bruising six-month enrollment period and a first major test for his ...
Veteran Mideast Negotiators Advise Against Releasing Pollard
The Obama administration’s decision to put the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard back on the Middle East negotiating table is not without precedent. President Bill Clinton – the third of five presidents under whom Pollard has been imprisoned – floated the commutation of his...
Secy Clinton Says Gingrich’s Comments on Palestinians Are Unhelpful
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rejected comments by GOP presidential hopeful New Gingrich that the Palestinians are an unhelpful people. When asked by PBS Newshour’s Jim Lehrer today if she thought the comments were helpful, Clinton replied: “No.” “I think he recognized that from what...
Dennis Ross Leaving White House
Seasoned diplomat Dennis Ross is leaving the White House. Ross is currently on the National Security Staff, serving as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the “Central Region” — defined as Afghanistan, Middle East, Pakistan, Persian Gulf, and South Asia. In...
The Global Note: Rogue Trader…Cruise Ship Fire…Palestinian “Train Wreck?”…Queen & “The Fonz”
ROGUE TRADER – $2 BILLION LOSS UBS says a rogue trader has caused the Swiss bank an estimated loss of $2 billion and warned it could report a loss for the entire third quarter as a result, but said no customer money was affected. A...
U.S. Mounts Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Palestinian Statehood Bid
Two top Obama administration envoys are meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today in a last-ditch effort to stop him from going to the United Nations next week to get recognition for a Palestinian state , a move that would almost certainly lead to an American veto. A top European Union
The Global Note: Hikers’ Snag?…Saudi Prince Rape Charge…North Korea Tourism?
AMERICAN HIKERS IN IRAN: NOW WHAT? -A SNAG? A DELAY? ABC News has confirmed that Iran’s judiciary is still reviewing the bail offer for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. “Two American citizens charged with espionage have not been released. Request from lawyers of these two...