Israel Cancels DC Delegation in Protest - The Tuesday AM Quickie 3/26/24

Happy holidays to all observing the start of baseball season this week. -Jacob


3/26: It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day.


Thanks again paid subscribers!

Today you'll read about Israel turning on its most important political sponsor (that'd be us), Donald Trump's possibly, suddenly being richer than ever, and the continued forward march of the United Auto Workers union.

Tell your friends to sign up for this M-F newsletter at!


Israeli Government Cancels Diplomatic Trip to DC

After the United States chose to abstain from a UN resolution calling for an "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza, Israel responded by a canceling a planned trip of high-level officials to Washington, D.C. According to the Washington Post, the Israelis had been warned that the US would abstain from the resolution, rather than veto it, but were incensed all the same. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly accused the Biden administration of "a clear departure from the U.S. position."

The Biden administration responded with claims of disappointment and confusion. The UN resolution's language had been vigorously negotiated over the weekend – that is to say, sanded down.

"We're kind of perplexed by this," said National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, as if he were trying to fix a leaky faucet and not stop a genocide.

With little substantive change in administration policy, this is what passes for a "rift" between Israel and the US. Some Democrats are encouraging Israeli officials to come to DC, make nice, and kiss the ring, but does Biden, a longtime sop for Israel, have the fortitude to play the part of king?

Trump Has Doubled His Net Worth On Paper

Former President Donald Trump's media company successfully merged with a publicly traded shell company and is now available on public markets. Shares were priced at $49.95 at the end of Monday – a hefty premium for a company that generated seven figures of revenue last year and has attracted four lawsuits and SEC attention (the wrong kind). But at least notionally, Trump Media is now worth more than $6 billion, according to the New York Times, meaning that Trump's own stake is worth more than $3 billion. Just as his finances seemed to be circling the drain, Trump has become far richer than he perhaps ever was – again, at least on paper – and he's unlocked hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for his newly retrofitted Truth Social platform. Let the insane posts flow.

Trump's Mega-Bond Slashed to a More Manageable Size

A New York appeals court cut the bond in the former president's civil fraud case from more than $454 million to $175 million. Trump now has 10 days to post the new, smaller bond. While he was apparently turned down by dozens of insurers, Reuters reports that Trump allies were passing the collection plate around over the weekend, gathering millions on his behalf. The effort was led by hedge fund billionaire John Paulson, a Trump fundraiser who is a potential Treasury Secretary in a new Trump administration, and it was successful, according to Reuters. "I'll post either the $175 million in cash or bonds or securities or whatever is necessary, very quickly," said Trump yesterday.


  • Volkswagen Workers Set to Vote on Union Volkswagen factory workers in Tennessee got the thumbs up from the National Labor Relations Board to hold an election starting April 17. The unionization effort is part of a major organizing drive by the UAW at auto factories around the country. via ABC News.
  • Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Abortion Medication Case Today the Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments in a case challenging FDA actions concerning mifepristone, sometimes called the "abortion pill." Having failed to stop the medication from being approved, abortion opponents are now using the courts to try to make mifepristone more difficult to prescribe and obtain. via CBS News and NPR.
  • Putin Pins Terrorist Attack on Islamist Militants But Implicates Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin said that "radical Islamists" had killed more than 137 people at the Crocus concert venue. But he insinuated, without evidence, that Ukraine may have had a hand in the attacks and that the gunmen were attempting to flee there. via Axios and New York Times.
  • BU Grad Students Go On Strike Some 3,000 members of the Boston University Graduate Workers Union began a strike yesterday. Working with SEIU 509, BU's grad students have attempted to negotiate with the school for nine months over wages, healthcare, and other benefits. via NBC Boston.



That's how many homes owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs were raided Monday by agents with the Department of Homeland Security. Federal law enforcement searched a 17,000-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles and another house on Miami's Star Island. Combs has recently been the subject of at least four lawsuits accusing him of horrific acts of sexual abuse, assault, sex trafficking, and other forms of violence and manipulation. One of those suits, filed by the singer Cassie, was settled in a day. Others are ongoing.


Netanyahu Cancels DC Trip After US Refuses Veto on UN Resolution Against Israel

As Bill Clinton might have said, who's the superpower here?

Union Leader Schools Reporter On Class Warfare and Billionaires

UAW leader Shawn Fain has managed to attract support from far beyond the auto industry because he speaks the truth about class warfare.


"Sometimes it is unclear what is driving a litigation, and only by reading between the lines of a complaint can one attempt to surmise a plaintiff's true purpose. Other times, a complaint is so unabashedly and vociferously about one thing that there can be no mistaking that purpose. This case represents the latter circumstance. This case is about punishing the Defendants for their speech."

-- United States District Judge Charles R. Breyer, writing in an order to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Elon Musk's X Corp. against the Center for Countering Digital Hate. Musk had accused the group of violating the site's terms of service for how it gathered data on alleged extremists. Judge Breyer dismissed the suit under anti-SLAPP laws protecting against frivolous lawsuits. X will have to pay the Center's legal fees.

Quickie Discount Code Corner

Hey check it out! Stuff on sale!

Seder's Seeds: It's growing season, so it's time to get your very own Seder's Seeds! Go to and get 15% off your entire order when you enter the discount code Majority 

ExpressVPN: Stop handing over your personal data to the Big Tech monopoly that mines your activity and sells your information. Protect yourself with the VPN I trust to keep me safe online. Visit That’s to get three extra months free.

Ritual: Essential for Men is a quality multivitamin from a company you can actually trust. Get 40% off your first month for a limited time at MAJORITY. This offer is only available through January 31st. Start Ritual or add Essential For Men to your subscription today.

ZBiotics: Go to to get 15% off your first order when you use MAJORITY at checkout. You can also sign up for a subscription using my code - so you can stay prepared no matter the time or occasion. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked.

Henson Shaving: Henson Shaving is giving my audience a 2-year supply of blades for FREE. Just go to, That’s Add a razor and 100-pack of blades to your cart, then enter code MAJORITY to get the blades for free.

Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at Go to now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.

LiquidIV: Revive yourself for the New Year. Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or get 20% off your first order when you go to at checkout. That’s 20% off your first order when you shop better hydration today using promo code MAJORITYREP at

Nutrafol: Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners ten dollars off your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to and enter the promo code TMR. Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair.

Sunset Lake CBD: Sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at

CozyEarth: IF you’ve never tried Cozy Earth, I've got awesome news!  You can SAVE up to 35%  off Cozy Earth right now!  But hurry... this offer won't last.  Go to and enter mypromo code MAJORITY REPORT at checkout for up to 35% off on your first order!  That's promo code MAJORITY REPORT.