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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Streamlined Edition
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

"Once more a remnant of the kingdom of Judah
will take root below and bear fruit above.
For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant,
and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this."
(Isaiah 37:31,32)

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500 Days: Trump Keeps His Promises

President Donald J. Trump's 500 Days of American Greatness

"Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free."

President Donald J. Trump

500 DAYS: In his first 500 days in office, President Donald J. Trump has achieved results domestically and internationally for the American people.

- Since taking office, President Trump has strengthened American leadership, security, prosperity, and accountability.

- After 500 days, the results are clear: the American economy is stronger, American workers are experiencing more opportunities, confidence is soaring, and business is booming.

- President Trump has re-asserted American leadership on the world stage, secured vital investments in our military, and stood up against threats to our national security.

- President Trump has put the American people first and made government more accountable.

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Focus on Israel

1. Netanyahu: 'We Are Not Surprised' By Inflammatory Khamenei Remarks - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "isn't surprised" about Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's threat to destroy Israel and continue to enrich uranium, he said Tuesday in a video statement from Paris. "Yesterday Ayatollah Khamenei, the ruler of Iran, declared that his intention was to destroy the State of Israel, and yesterday he explained how he would do it - with an unlimited enrichment of uranium to produce an arsenal of nuclear bombs. We are not surprised," he said.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman also slammed Khamenei's declaration that he had ordered preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity Monday, according Hebrew media. "Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's declaration is a sign of hysteria and mass panic in the Iranian leadership." Liberman said Tuesday at a conference of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Eilat.

Iran also announced Tuesday that it has begun work on infrastructure to build advanced centrifuges at its Natanz facility, but will adhere to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, the director of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said.

(Read more)

2. Shin Bet says it thwarted plot to assassinate prime minister, Jerusalem mayor - Times of Israel

Israeli forces arrested an East Jerusalem man suspected of planning to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat earlier this year, on orders from a Syria-based terrorist group, the Shin Bet security service revealed on Tuesday.

The main suspect, 30-year-old Arab Israeli Muhammad Jamal Rashdeh, was arrested on April 24. Two more suspects were arrested in the following weeks, the Shin Bet said. The security service refused to identify the two suspected accomplices. Indictments were filed against the three on May 27, but the case was kept under a court-issued gag order until Tuesday.

(Read more)

3. Swedish Minister to PA Arabs: We will fight with you and for you - Israel National News

Sweden's foreign minister told Palestinian Arabs that her country will "fight with you and for you," prompting pro-Israel activists to accuse her of encouraging violence against Israelis. Margot Wallstrom, whom Israel has accused of pursuing hostile policies against the Jewish state, made the pledge last month during a visit to an exhibition at the Palestinian Authority representative's office in Stockholm.

"You know how much we care about Palestine, you know that we will continue to hopefully fight with you and for you," Wallstrom said, adding: "And we will fight for a two-state solution, we will remain a close friend."

(Read more)

4. Knesset Committee Warns of Palestinian 'Strategic Takeover' of Israeli Land - United with Israel

The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Subcommittee for Judea and Samaria convened on Sunday to discuss what it referred to as the Palestinian Authority's (PA) "strategic takeover of land in Area C."

Area C comprises approximately 60 percent of the Judea and Samaria region that remained under full Israeli control as part of Oslo interim peace accords. Israel seeks to keep large chunks of the area, which is home to close to 500,000 Israelis, under any final agreement. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and other Israeli leaders have called to annex the area.

(Read more)

5. Infiltrators riot at old Tel Aviv central bus station - Israel National News

A violent confrontation between infiltrators from Eritrea broke out this afternoon in the south Tel Aviv old bus station compound. A bus window was smashed during the confrontation as a result of stone-throwing. Massive police forces from the Tel Aviv District who are in the area are handling the incident to restore order. Police arrested two people involved in the violent clashes.

In the past few days, videos of brutal fights have been circulated on social networks as part of a civil war between supporters of the regime in Eritrea and its opponents.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. McConnell cancels Senate's August recess - The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he will cancel the August recess, citing "historic obstruction" by Democrats. He added that senators would stay in session "to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president's nominees."

The Senate had been expected to leave town on Aug. 3 for a four-week break and not return to Washington until early September, after Labor Day. But under McConnell's new plan, senators are expected to be out of town for the week of Aug. 6. In addition to appropriations and nominees, a spokesman for McConnell noted that the Senate still needs to approve the National Defense Authorization Act, water infrastructure legislation, the farm bill, reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and renewal of the flood insurance program.

GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) have also been circulating a survey amongst their colleagues as they look for additional agenda items that would have enough support to pass during a midterm election year. The move pays obvious political dividends for Republicans by forcing a slate of vulnerable red-state Democrats to remain in Washington and off the campaign trail. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the confirmations and legislation our nation needs will move through the Senate quickly. Help Majority Leader McConnell and his leadership team develop a strategy for success.

- The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack hand will be put to forced labor. (Proverbs 12:24)

2. Lawmakers Warn IG Being Pressured to Slow Roll Clinton FBI Report
- Sara Carter

The Department of Justice and the FBI are deliberately attempting to slow roll and redact significant portions of DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz's report on the bureau's handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, according to numerous congressional officials and investigators. The 400-page report, which was completed several weeks ago and addresses Clinton's use of her private server for government business, is currently being reviewed by the DOJ and FBI. According to sources, individuals mentioned in the reports are also allowed to review the document. It is expected to be "long and thorough" and will criticize the handling of the investigation by former FBI Director James Comey.

"It's been almost a year and a half and it is time that Congress receives the IG report," said Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who has been on the front lines of the battle against the DOJ and FBI's stonewalling of lawmakers requesting documentation. "This has gone on long enough and the American people's patience is wearing thin. We need accountability," said DeSantis. Another congressional official, who's been fighting to obtain documents from the DOJ and FBI, said it is no surprise that they are putting pressure on Horowitz.

According to the official, "They continue to slow roll documents, fail to adhere to congressional oversight and concern is growing that they will wait until summer and then turn over documents that are heavily redacted." (Read more)

- Father God, we have waited for justice for a very long time. We pray Inspector General Horowitz and his staff will not succumb to partisan political maneuvering to water down or change his report. We pray it will be released in its entirety, unredacted, and bring wrongdoing into the light.

- And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. (Luke 18:7-8a)

3. Why the Supreme Court's Colorado Christian Baker Ruling Doesn't Put an End to This Issue - CBN News

The justices may have ruled 7-2 in favor of a Christian baker who nearly lost his business after refusing to bake a cake to celebrate a gay wedding, but this big win for Jack Phillips doesn't necessarily clear the way for similar cases. "The court said 7-2 that the states can't show hostility towards religious believers, including traditional religious believers like Jack Phillips," he said. Phillips, who had previously served gays without incident, refused to bake and decorate one special cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage. The couple who wanted the cake sued and Colorado came down on Phillips like a ton of bricks, even attacking him personally.

The justices suggested that's its own kind of intolerance and that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission made the mistake of not protecting the rights of Phillips. "They (the justices) said the state of Colorado repeatedly disparaged his beliefs, disparaged his religious convictions, used analogies to racists and Nazis in order to show hostility towards Mr. Phillips, and the Constitution does not allow that," Anderson said.

Farris noted that this was a day to celebrate what's been won. "The court said 'religious people, religious business owners have their rights as well, and tolerance is a two-way street,' "he said. "The activists on the Left want to say that when you enter the marketplace, you have to leave behind your faith," Anderson explained. "But as Justice (Neil) Gorsuch points out in his concurrence, as Justice (Clarence) Thomas points out in his concurrence, the Supreme Court has never said that." "The Supreme Court has said that our free speech rights and our free exercise religious rights - they apply at home, in a church or a synagogue or a mosque and in the workplace," he said (Read more)

- Father, we pray for our "enemies", those who believe tolerance should be enforced through government coercion. We thank You for making their efforts futile, but ultimately we pray each one will seek salvation and the true freedom that comes through You.

- My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion. (Psalm 71:24)

4. Gay adoption fight looms after Supreme Court's cake ruling - Reuters

A major legal fight similar to the blockbuster Christian baker case decided by the Supreme Court on Monday is already brewing in several U.S. states over laws allowing private agencies to block gay couples from adoptions or taking in foster children. Nine states have laws allowing state-funded, religiously affiliated adoption agencies to refuse to place children with gay people based on religious beliefs. Republican-governed Kansas and Oklahoma passed such laws this year. Alabama, Mississippi, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia all have similar laws.

Legal challenges to those laws, some pending in lower courts, eventually could come to the Supreme Court. The high court's ruling on narrow grounds in favor of baker Jack Phillips did not spell out the circumstances under which religious objections to discrimination claims would have legal merit. In the adoption context, the baker's victory provided legal ammunition for religious groups facing litigation, according to Matt Sharp, a lawyer with the conservative Christian group Alliance Defending Freedom, which supports religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws and represented Phillips.

"In my experience, a lot of the rhetoric being tossed around to justify why (private) agencies shouldn't be given (government) contracts has been that they are 'religious bigots,' a lot of the same language directed against Jack," Sharp said, referring to Phillips. Nine states - California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin - have laws that specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in adoption or foster care or both. (Read more)

- Father, more than anything, our public policy should protect the most vulnerable members of our society, babies and children. We pray for a realignment to what is best for the child - placement into a home with a mother and a father.

- For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. (Proverbs 4:3-4)

5. Trump's war on the Washington bureaucracy - Washington Examiner

Bill Valdez fired two people during his 20 years as a manager in the federal workforce. One went quietly after an instance of undisputed misconduct. The other, accused of doing almost no work, refused to leave and used entrenched civil service protections to stay on the federal payroll for another eight years, claiming discrimination, disability, and unfair treatment. Such long goodbyes have proved so arduous and frustrating that many managers just give up, essentially resigning their ability to manage their staff. But they are about to become much less common, as President Trump signed three executive orders last month gutting rules that allow bad workers to prevent legitimate firings, and ending lucrative perks for the labor unions that helped put them in place.

Trump's sweeping reforms target union power. He is curbing subsidized work hours and free office space. Trump's recent orders alone save an estimated $100 million a year in reduced union subsidies. They are described by officials as among the most aggressive civil service changes possible without Congress passing new laws. At OMB, officials are putting the finishing touches on a reorganization plan that would consolidate agencies and offices. The plan goes hand in hand with civil service changes, and together they form a comprehensive modernization blueprint that would include such things as cross-agency sharing of workers. Although the administration announcement came out late on the Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend, members of the 700,000-member American Federation of Government Employees weren't going home early.

"We will see him in court, we will see him in the street, we will see him wherever we can be," declared AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. on a hastily organized call with reporters. His union primarily represents federal workers, and Cox called the reforms in Trump's executive orders "a classic example of this administration's attack and assault on women, attack and assault on minorities" and said they "clearly" were "modeled after the VA Accountability Act" that recently became law to expedite firings after scandals at the veterans agency. The AFGE is a powerful organization and its influence, particularly among Democratic politicians to whom it gives money, is expected to be a major force resisting Trump's wishes. (Read more)

- Father, we pray these efforts to reorganize the federal workforce will be extremely successful and help our nation achieve fiscal discipline.

- Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. (Proverbs 19:20)

6. Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses: U.S. special counsel - Reuters

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing on Monday. Mueller has indicted Manafort in federal courts in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with an array of allegations from money-laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent, to bank and tax fraud. Manafort has pleaded not guilty.

FBI Special Agent Brock Domin, in a declaration filed with Mueller's motion, said Manafort had attempted to call, text and send encrypted messages in February to two people from "The Hapsburg Group," a firm he worked with to promote the interests of Ukraine. The FBI has documents and statements from the two people, as well as telephone records and documents recovered through a search of Manafort's iCloud account showing that Trump's former campaign manager attempted communication while he was out on bail, according to Domin. The communications were "in an effort to influence their testimony and to otherwise conceal evidence," Domin wrote. "The investigation into this matter is ongoing."

Manafort is the most senior member of Trump's campaign to be indicted, though the charges do not relate to campaign activities. Mueller urged Judge Amy Berman Jackson to "promptly" schedule a hearing on the whether to change Manafort's conditions of release, which could result in Manafort going to jail. The Washington trial is set to start on Sept. 17. (Read more)

- Father, the only reason Mr. Manafort is in court today is his relationship with President Trump, not Ukrainians or Russians. The accusations against him were considered unworthy of prosecution until he joined the campaign. We pray for an end to this politically motivated case.

- The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death; but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial. (Psalm 37:32-33)

7. DACA fix will spur new wave of illegal immigration: ICE chief - Washington Times

Passing a "clean" Dream Act to legalize illegal immigrant "Dreamers" will spur a new wave of illegal immigration and create a new population that will need an amnesty 10 or 20 years in the future, the government's chief deportation official said Tuesday. Tom Homan, who has been acting as the chief at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since the beginning of the Trump administration, said even the talk of a renewed immigration debate on Capitol Hill will entice people to make the perilous journey to try to jump the border, saying during his nearly 35 years in immigration enforcement he's seen it happen "every time you talk about some sort of benefit" such as legal status for illegal immigrants.

The House is poised to begin such a DACA debate later this month, under pressure from Democrats and Republicans rebelling against President Trump. They back a bill that would grant full citizenship rights to illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of future border security needs. He said cracking down on sanctuary cities and approving mandatory E-Verify checks for all businesses to validate their employees' work status should be included if Congress is serious about tackling illegal immigration. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for the comprehensive immigration bill our nation needs. Do not allow lawlessness to be rewarded.

- When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people's hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong. (Ecclesiastes 8:11)

8. Analysis: There Is a Meth Crisis in America - FreeBeacon

Methamphetamine overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the past decade, hitting numbers unheard of during the mid-2000s meth epidemic as tens of thousands of pounds of the drug flow across the southwest border. An analysis conducted by the Free Beacon, based on publicly available data, shows that meth-associated overdose deaths rose more than 450 percent between 2008-the trough of the last meth crisis-and 2016. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Free Beacon's analysis, that spike was instigated not by domestically produced meth, but by a surge of amphetamines trafficked by Mexican cartels into the United States.

The meth crisis has not attracted much attention, receiving only a little coverage from the mainstream media. Most professionals to whom the Free Beacon spoke said there was an obvious reason: the opioid epidemic. Focus on opioids is warranted: of the 64,000 overdose deaths in 2016, opioids were involved in more than 80 percent, while meth was involved in just 12 percent.

Reducing demand, providing medical and social support to meth users, and educating potential users as to the threats of consumption are also key components of getting this crisis under control. At the same time, law enforcement has a role to play. Williamson, the Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso Field Division, said that his office has focused its investigations on the Sinaloa cartel, which produces much of the Mexican meth. They've also partnered with the border patrol and state police to amp up interdiction. "Basically, it's just aggressive investigation, aggressive enforcement," Williamson said. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for the real solution to addiction in our nation - Jesus residing in the heart and minds of the lost. Help us, Lord, pray, evangelize and lift our brothers and sisters out of the pit.

- Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2)

9. Congress looks to horn in on Trump's North Korea deal - Politico

Top senators in both parties signaled on Monday that Congress will not simply sit back and watch as President Donald Trump prepares for next week's landmark summit with North Korea. Democrats drew their own lines early, rolling out a set of tough demands for any prospective nuclear pact. But Republicans also indicated that they would want to vet any deal with Pyongyang - if the talks get that far.

What both sides of the aisle can agree on is that lawmakers should - and will - weigh in as the president edges closer toward a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "I think it's important for Congress to be engaged, at least," South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the GOP's third-ranked leader, told reporters. "It's a pretty important national security issue, and obviously the stakes are pretty high in terms of this discussion, so hopefully they'll be reporting back to us on a regular basis."

Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) are slated to conduct their own bipartisan North Korea oversight on Tuesday at a Foreign Relations Committee subpanel hearing featuring Victor Cha, once a front-runner to serve as Trump's ambassador to South Korea. Republicans continue to offer support to the president, but many remain leery of assuming that a workable agreement is achievable before the June 12 summit takes place. Meanwhile, Democrats are eager to hold Trump to rigorous standards weeks after he pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal and rattled U.S. allies. (Read more)

- Father God, we declare and decree Your Supremacy over these talks between the United States and North Korea. We pray no man will be able to interrupt, change or supersede Your perfect plan.

- The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:15-16)

10. Haley: US Will Veto 'Morally Bankrupt' UN Resolution That Slams Israel, Fails to Name Hamas -

Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Thursday the United States will veto an Arab-sponsored Security Council resolution seeking "an international protection mechanism" for Palestinian civilians, pointing out that it fails to mention by name the Hamas terrorist group at the center of current tensions in Gaza.

"It is a grossly one-sided approach that is morally bankrupt and would only serve to undermine ongoing efforts toward peace between the Israelis and Palestinians," Haley said in a statement, referring to the Kuwait-drafted text. "There is not one single mention of Hamas in the resolution, when Hamas is chiefly responsible for the recent violence in Gaza."

Haley said the U.S. would "unquestionably" veto the resolution, and any Security Council member that votes in favor of the resolution "will clarify their own lack of fitness to take part in any credible negotiations between the two parties." (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for the boldness demonstrated by U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in confronting the lies of this Palestinian agenda. We thank You that her words have cut through this deception, to reveal the truth of who is, indeed, responsible for the recent violence in Gaza: Hamas. Thank You, Lord, amen.

- "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

The Daily Jot

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Too much bad news can make you sick

I'm sure you have heard someone, maybe even yourself, say, "All this bad news just makes me sick." CNN, of all networks, is reporting that every news alert indicating the world is "pushed further and further into crisis" takes an increasing toll on "our mental health." CNN reports, "The world has always been stressful, but experiencing acute events occurring thousands of miles away is a new and challenging phenomenon. On any given day, it feels like the world is falling apart." Susanne Babbel, a trauma recovery psychotherapist, says constant exposure to bad news can "derail our ability to cope healthily; we might go numb or have an overactive fear response to the perceived threat."

CNN says the 24 hour news cycle opens us up to hearing about problems all around the world, all day every day. CNN reports that news, indeed, is getting worse: "According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, the United States experienced 16 weather and climate disasters last year, with losses exceeding $1 billion and total costs of approximately $306 billion - a national record. The United Nations' disaster-monitoring system says that since 1970, the number of disasters worldwide has more than quadrupled, rising to about 400 per year." CNN then poses the questions: "How can we brace for disaster and find the strength to withstand it? How will we adapt to our greater exposure to trauma? And will our mental health be sacrificed in the process?"

The answers are really two-fold: First, people can stop listening and watching so much news. I had to do that because it's just depressing. Think of the impact it has on the mental state of those poor godless liberals who are covering and reporting the news? CNN is talking about its own staff when it is quoting a psychotherapist about overactive fear responses and being able to mentally cope with the news. Think of the frenzy in just covering the White House. These reporters have worked themselves up to the point of a near blood lust. Their mental health is clearly compromised. It's visible by virtue of the nonsensical things they say. This translates to the public. My advice: Turn it off. Take it in small doses.

The second answer is really what the world needs. Jesus Christ told us what would happen in the latter days. He said in Matthew 24 that there would be wars and rumors of wars, nation rising against nation, kingdom against kingdom, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes. He said in verse 6, "see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet." In answer to CNN's questions, we brace for disaster and withstand it by embracing the Lord. Psalm 46:1 says, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble." We combat the bad news by accepting the good news of the gift of salvation. While the bad news can make us sick, the good news of Christ heals. As is written in Romans 10:15, "How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

The Trump Miracle

The Trump Miracle

1. The economy is booming thanks to President Donald J. Trump's tax cuts and his reversal of job-killing regulations. "The Trump Miracle produces the exact opposite of Obama. With Trump's economy, it's all about full-time, high-wage jobs," writes Wayne Allyn Root in Townhall. "It's a new day under President Trump." Read more here. (

2. "President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for their historic June 12 summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore," Melissa Quinn reports for the Washington Examiner. "The president and Kim are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. local time, and in anticipation of the summit, Trump has started receiving daily briefings on Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile program." Read more here (Washington Examiner)

3. In The Hill, financial expert Liz Peek writes that China's rising emissions shows how President Trump made the right decision in withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. "Beijing embraces a 'China First' view of the world. Thank heavens the U.S. finally has a president who puts his country's interests first as well," Peek says. Read more here. (The Hill)

4. "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday cracked down on the black-market opioid trade, issuing warnings to websites illegally selling unapproved knock-off versions of opioid medication," Mairead McArdle reports in National Review. "The Trump administration has made fighting the opioid crisis a top priority." Read more here. Read more here. (National Review)

5. "Boeing is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to invest $6 million in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)," Adedamola Agboola writes in Black Enterprise. Agboola notes that Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg "made a $300 million commitment to invest in additional employee-related and charitable investments" as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that President Trump signed in December. Read more here. (Black Enterprise)

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