{FD} Dem frosh turn tables on anti-Semitism rebuke, shift spotlight to Islamophobia and AIPAC power

The passage Thursday of a broad anti-bigotry resolution that exposed chasms in the Democratic caucus regarding Israel marked a coup of sorts for a tight-knit band of House freshmen who Ãâ‚— in a matter of hours Ãâ‚— were able to shift the spotlight away from embattled Rep. Ilhan OmarÃâ‚â„s allegedly anti-Semitic remarks and refocus on issues like Islamophobia and pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

{FD} Trump backs call to nuke filibuster in drive to pass border wall $$, as shutdown looms

President Trump on Friday publicly urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deploy the so-called “nuclear option to jam through a controversial spending package that includes billions in border-wall funds, as Washington’s warring parties remain on a collision course toward a government shutdown at midnight.

{FD} Trump threatens to have military build border wall if Pelosi, Schumer won’t budge

President Trump threatened Tuesday to have the military “build the remaining sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, appearing to revive a call to use Pentagon money to finish the project as he braces for a tense meeting with congressional Democratic leaders opposed to the president’s funding request.

{FD} Comey transcript: Bureau brass called Clinton interview ‘unusual,’ email use ‘appalling’

The lengthy transcript released Saturday of James Comey’s closed-door interview with congressional lawmakers showed the former FBI director called certain aspects of the Hillary Clinton email case “unusual and revealed a former bureau lawyer called her handling of classified information “appalling.