“We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel. But as the president said, the specific boundaries of sovereignty of Israel are going to be part of the final status agreement,” a senior administration official said. Another official later added by email, “We note that we cannot imagine Israel would sign a peace agreement that didn’t include the Western Wall.” The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the vice president’s upcoming trip.
“It’s a shame what’s happened with the FBI,” the president said. “We’re going to rebuild the FBI, it’ll be bigger and better than ever, but it is very sad when you look at those documents, and how they’ve done that is really, really disgraceful and you have a lot of very angry people that are seeing it.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., had been holding out for a bigger child tax credit for low-income families. After he got it, Rubio tweeted that the change is “a solid step toward broader reforms which are both Pro-Growth and Pro-Worker.”
GOP lawmakers have been working to win the support of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential holdout, and they say they don’t see an obstacle for passage
As 2017 comes to a close, the majority of Americans painted a broadly pessimistic view of Trump’s presidency, the nation’s politics and the overall direction of the country. Just three in 10 Americans said the United States is heading in the right direction, and 52 percent said the country is worse off since Trump became president — worrisome signs both for the White House and Republicans heading into a midterm election year where control of Congress will be at stake.
“Happy with the addition of the 529 piece in the bill,” DeVos said on the sidelines of a summit devoted to university innovation on Thursday. “But beyond that I know that this is like sausage making, so I am looking forward to the results and to a successful outcome.”
Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said the airline wants to ease customers’ concerns “that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week.”
“John, take a little time, rest up. It’s OK to take a day or two off,” Graham said.
“At times it was very difficult,” she said, recalling sitting in morning senior staff meetings, with 30 other assistants to the president, where nobody looked like her.