Headlines of the day: More TrumpLandia™ Turmoil
We begin with the New York Times:
Republican Congress, Stuck at Starting Line, Jogs in Place
- Republican lawmakers and President Trump have yet to deliver on any of the sweeping legislation they promised.
- Disagreements, a lack of clarity from the White House and a slow confirmation process have stymied their plans.
Two from the Washington Post, starting with this:
Flynn saga shifts balance of power between president, Congress
- In the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, Republican senators are vowing more aggressive oversight of the new administration, and Democrats are seizing an opportunity to ask pointed questions about President Trump’s ties to Russia.
And then this:
Trump looking at billionaire to lead review of U.S. spy agencies
- Stephen A. Feinberg has been a major donor to Republican candidates and has served on Trump’s economic advisory council.
Next up, this from the Guardian:
- Bank looked for evidence of whether loans to president were underpinned by guarantees from Moscow, Guardian learns
Finally this inevitable TrumpTweetstorm™ subject-to-be from BBC News:
Israel-Palestinian conflict: UN warns Trump over two-state reversal
- The UN chief has warned Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is “no alternative”.
- It comes after Mr Trump went against decades of US policy, saying he would back whatever formula led to peace.
- Palestinians reacted with alarm to the possibility that the US could drop support for Palestinian statehood.