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McCarthy or Scalise, Mahmoud Abbas, Michelle Wolf: 3 News Stories You Should Read Today-4/30/2018

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Palestinian National Council to discuss ending ties with Israel

In first meeting in nine years, Palestinian National Council is set to discuss suspending recognition of Israel.

The legislative body of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is set to discuss suspending the recognition of Israel, in addition to several other critical issues of Palestinian politics.

For the first time in nine years, the Palestinian National Council (PNC) is scheduled to convene in Ramallah on Monday, in a meeting that has Palestinians split between supporters and opponents of the gathering.

Critics of President Mahmoud Abbas have rejected the PNC meeting as a shrewd political maneuver, while others see it as a potential turning point in Palestinian politics.




Journalists distance themselves from Correspondents’ Dinner after Wolf routine

The comedian’s scorching routine generates some discomfort.

Comedian Michelle Wolf’s biting routine at Saturday’s 2018 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner has triggered one of Washington’s most recurring conversations: Is one night of pomp and politics worth the headaches that usually follow?

Almost immediately after Wolf, best known as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” left the stage at the Washington Hilton, those who pack into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on a daily basis began to distance themselves from her performance. A number of journalists deemed her act too caustic.

“The spirit of the event had always been jokes that singe but don’t burn. Reporters who work with her daily appreciate that @presssec was there,” NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell wrote on Twitter.



The next Speaker might become president

The mid-term electorate might want to consider the possibility of a President Kevin McCarthy or Steve Scalise. If Republicans retain their majority, one is likely to ascend to second in presidential succession.

The last time this was an urgent matter, former Kennedy administration adviser, Theodore Sorensen, sent House Speaker Carl Albert (D-Okla.) a nineteen-page personal and confidential memorandum “for your use in the event that you are suddenly elevated to the Office of President of the United States.” This long-forgotten document sheds light on what would be an unprecedented succession.



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