National Headlines 12-28-16

Republicans pan Kerry’s Israel speech (The Hill)

ISIS-linked group calls for New Year’s Eve attacks using horrific images (Foreign Desk)

Trump Said to Discuss Veterans’ Care Overhaul With Hospital CEOs (Bloomberg)

France Poised for Pro-Russia Pivot (Wall Street Journal)

Russia threatens response to Obama ‘provocation’ as White House readies ‘sanctions that will hit Putin personally’ over country’s alleged election meddling (Daily Mail)

Kerry’s speech biased against Israel: Netanyahu (Reuters)

Trump tells visitors he’s drafting his inaugural speech with Reagan and Kennedy in mind (Washington Post)

2016 Ratings: Fox News Channel is Cable TV’s Most-Watched Network (TVNewser)

Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million (McClatchy)

A Downside To The Trump Rally? Pending Home Sales Plunge After Surge In Mortgage Rates (Forbes)

Trump Takes Credit for Sprint Plan to Add 5000 Jobs in US (New York Times)