Tag: Jared Kushner

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The pressures have been increasing on Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority and Gaza for a couple of years to come to the peace negotiation table, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, has added fuel to the fire. And the Palestinians are feeling the heat. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians became especially intense […]

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Richard Epstein examines the recent violence in Gaza and explains the hopelessness of current Middle East peace initiatives.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the retirement of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and give him credit for the things he’s done well, and while they like Mitt Romney, they wonder if Utah is missing out on a younger and more conservative replacement for Hatch. They also slam President Trump for his childish tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong-Un. And they react to Steve Bannon unloading on his former White House rivals and accusing Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort of treason.

Update: Since this recording, Trump has responded to Bannon. “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.” Trump also accuses Bannon of leaking extensively during his time in office.

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In a story as old as monarchy itself, Saudi King Salman is clearing the way for his chosen successor. The king’s favorite son and closest advisor, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been given more and more royal duties through which he has advanced many economic and policy reforms. He’s trying to modernize the nation’s nearly medieval mindset, opening it to freer markets, religious tolerance, and even to the state of Israel.

On Saturday, the king sacked the powerful head of the Saudi national guard, who had opposed Crown Prince Mohammed. Salman then created a powerful new anticorruption committee and placed the crown prince in charge. Within hours, the committee arrested a slew of his opponents, some of the wealthiest men in Saudi Arabia.

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Have you all heard about Trump, Jr. and Kushner meeting with a Russian lawyer to get information on Clinton? It doesn’t seem all that incriminating to me. It just looks like they were trying to find dirt on her to fight against her in the election. Maybe I am wrong. Preview Open

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate the liberation of Mosul from ISIS control and the tightening of the noose around ISIS in Syria as well. They also discuss reports that former FBI Director James Comey’s memos on conversations with President Trump contain classified information. And they lightheartedly critique Donald Trump Jr.’s account of a fruitless meeting between top Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton but really wanted to talk about adoption policy.

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White House watchers have spent a lot of time criticizing President Trump’s top staffing choices. Some want former GOP Chairman Reince Priebus booted off the team for being a swamp-enabling RINO squish. Others think former Breitbart boss Steve Bannon will tie the administration to kooky alt-right nationalism. And some think Ivanka’s hubby Jared Kushner is just a Wall Street globalist.

The President is already sick of each team leaking and counterleaking, and Beltway types are wondering when he will decide that enough is enough. What do you think? If Trump had to say “you’re fired” to one of these three, who do you want to be the first to get the boot?

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National Review‘s John Fund (Wall Street Journal Editorial Board and frequent Fox News Contributor) joins us at Whiskey Politics to discuss the White House ‘shakeup’ with Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and KT McFarland. John also shares his perspective on the future of SCOTUS and “overwhelming evidence” of voter fraud.

Richard Epstein looks at the legal and policy controversies emanating from the office of the president-elect.