Larry O’Connor’s Daily Radar Report 05.14.18

Curious about today’s topics on The Larry O’Connor Show? Below are a few stories on the radar. Be sure to listen to The Larry O’Connor Show Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm on WMAL.

US opens embassy in Jerusalem, recognizing city as ‘true capital’ of Israel (Fox News)

The Trump administration officially opened the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, in a historic move cheered by Israelis but met with mass protests from Palestinians that turned deadly in the lead-up to the ceremony.

Clashes at the border had left dozens of Palestinians dead and hundreds wounded by the time the ceremony ended. But Israel’s prime minister praised the Israeli security forces for protecting the Gaza-Israel border, as U.S. officials held out hope that the prospect of peace is still in reach. [Read More]

Supreme Court allows sports betting across the country (NBC News)

The U.S. Supreme Court acted Monday to bust Nevada’s monopoly on legal sports betting, allowing more states to get in on the action and reap the tax benefits.

The court, in a 6-3 ruling, struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was highly unusual: It did not ban sports gambling nationwide as a matter of federal law, but it said the states were not allowed to permit it. (Nevada was grandfathered in when the law was passed in 1992.) [Read More]

How Obama loyalists conspired to undermine the Trump transition (The Washington Times)

Republican-driven investigative reports on Russia have provided an unanticipated view into secret anti-Trump maneuvers by Obama loyalists during the span of the presidential transition.

Congress set out in early 2017 to investigate Moscow election interference and any coordination with the Donald Trump campaign.

As the collusion avenues led to dead ends, Republican investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Judiciary Committee traveled on a new lane. They discovered a number of behind-the-scenes moves that they said transformed a traditionally acrimony-free transition into a partisan transfer of presidential power. [Read More]

Sarah Sanders Says Her Own Whining Kids Prepped Her For Dealing With CNN’s Jim Acosta (Daily Wire)

Think White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has a tough job dealing with the dozens of spoiled “journalists” who cover President Trump each day? Think again. She’s got a much harder daily task — one for which she doesn’t even get a paycheck.

Sanders is the mother of three children — six years old or younger. But dealing with her little ones, she says, was the perfect preparation for handling the grown-up toddlers who inhabit the White House press room — especially CNN’s nonstop whiner Jim Acosta. [Read More]

When Will the Palestinians Start Holding Hamas Accountable? (National Review)

What do you think will happen if you try to cross an Israeli border? Israeli border agents will try to stop you.

Making the click-through worthwhile: This morning brings bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, with a predictable provocation generating a predictable response; the U.S. embassy in Israel moves from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thrilling the host country; and a progressive group in Minnesota makes a sudden and surprising change, offering an ominous look at progressives’ level of interest in winning back blue-collar whites who voted for Donald Trump. [Read More]

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