Jason D. Greenblatt is a former assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations in the Trump administration. Follow him on Twitter at @GreenblattJD. The views expressed in this commentary are his alone. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)On December 6, 2017, President Donald Trump made history. In a bold and courageous decision, he proclaimed what many knew in their hearts: that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel. Trump has long understood that Jerusalem was, is and will always remain the capital of Israel. Jason Greenblatt I was not surprised by his proclamation, because he campaigned on it. I was confident that what I wrote in a 2016 piece, "Trump Gets it Right on Jerusalem," would come to pass. Because the Trump that I know always tries his best to follow through on his promises. Trump was clear that it was still up to the parties to negotiate the final status issues and that the status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites was to … [Read more...] about Trump got it right on Jerusalem
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Members of Congress on both sides of the political aisle on Thursday reacted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) call to move forward with impeachment, spurring celebration for congressional Democrats and words of warning from the GOP.Pelosi announced she has instructed House Democrats to advance the impeachment of President Trump, stating the facts are “uncontested.” She made the announcement one day after the first public impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, which featured far-left legal scholars and no fact-witnesses: BREAKING: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces she has instructed House Democrats to draw up articles of impeachment of Pres. Donald Trump. Watch her full remarks: https://t.co/VJApYr9Gs8 pic.twitter.com/xgzE8bCqdD — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 5, 2019 The GOP issued quick reactions on social media. “To quote Speaker Pelosi: ‘Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless … [Read more...] about GOP Reacts to Pelosi Moving Forward with Impeachment: ‘Trump 2020 Election Guaranteed’
The best anecdote I ever heard about a First Lady involved Laura Bush. Early in her relationship with George W. Bush, she was taken to his family’s compound in Maine, where Bush kin busied themselves with preppie jock activities like boating or tennis or touch football. “And what do you do, Laura?” asked Bush’s grandmother. “I read, I smoke, and I watch,” replied the retiring Laura. Laura Bush seems never to have cared much for the spotlight she was forced to share with her husband, but as the wife of a governor and then president, she gritted her teeth and did her best impersonation of a political wife. I interviewed her once, on the eve of the first national book fair, of which she was a sponsor (she had been one of the founders of the highly successful Texas book fair, and reading was truly a passion). In the few minutes I was allotted, I tried with no success whatsoever to get her off-script, to say anything spontaneous, but she had her talking … [Read more...] about Is Melania Secretly the Smartest Trump?
close Video Nancy Pelosi on impeachment: Members will make up their own minds House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are proceeding with their impeachment inquiry in a manner worthy of the Constitution. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for House Democrats to "proceed with articles of impeachment" against President Trump, but questions remain over whether she has secured enough Democrats to vote for impeachment as the effort barrels forward at breakneck speed. Pelosi, during her televised remarks about impeachment on Thursday, did not suggest any particular timeline for a vote, saying only, "We will proceed in a manner worthy of our oath of office." The timing of such a vote could be indicative of whether Pelosi has enough Democrats to vote to impeach: Pelosi is a master at reading her caucus. If she has the votes, she’ll likely give the green light to impeach on the floor. If she doesn’t have the votes, … [Read more...] about Does Pelosi have the votes for impeachment?
Photo: Courtesy Of SHOWTIME Photo: Courtesy Of SHOWTIME Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of SHOWTIME ‘Work in Progress’s’ Abby McEnany on Representation Through Comedy, Mental Health and Almonds 1 / 1 Back to Gallery As a first-time full-time series star, writer and creator, Abby McEnany and her real-life story have threads reminiscent of “Alice in Wonderland.” Or perhaps even “Cinderella.” But as the belle of Showtime’s ball who is digging deep down the rabbit hole of TV production for the very first time with “Work in Progress,” she also brings to mind “The Princess and the Pea.” If that pea were an almond. More from Variety TV News Roundup: Quibi Orders … [Read more...] about ‘Work in Progress’s’ Abby McEnany on Representation Through Comedy, Mental Health and Almonds