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Israel’s Latest Culture War Plays Out Under the Wedding Canopy

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Rejecting the strictly Orthodox monopoly over marriage and divorce, Israeli Jews increasingly opt for alternative weddings. Source: NYT > World
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In Italy Bridge Collapse, Both Design and Upkeep Are Under Suspicion

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The engineering and maintenance of Riccardo Morandi’s 1967 cable-stayed bridge are under scrutiny, days after it collapsed in Genoa. Source: NYT > World
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Dems under the gun with Supreme Court and Senate in the balance

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Three of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) most vulnerable incumbents backed Justice Neil Gorsuch last year. The dynamics are different for Trump’s [...]
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GOP campaign consultant John Weaver on John McCain & the GOP Stockholm Syndrome under Trump

3 months ago | 0 comment
John Weaver is a longtime GOP presidential campaign manager (McCain 2000 & 2008 (for part of the campaign), Huntsman 2012, Kasich 2016) who, rare among campaign operatives, also nearly worked for the Democrats in the 2000s. A vocal Never-Trumper, [...]
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‘Scam PACs’ rake in millions under guise of charity

4 months ago | 0 comment
A web of new political action committees raised nearly $ 6 million in recent months under the guise of supporting police, veterans and cancer research. But nearly all the money has gone to their own vendors and staff, as opposed [...]
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The one woman in Republican leadership is under siege

4 months ago | 0 comment
If 2018 is the year of the woman, don’t tell Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The lone female member of House Republican leadership is under siege in D.C. and back home in Washington state. In Congress, several fellow GOP members are [...]
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Trump White House Gotta Throw Nikki Haley Under This Bus Real Fast, BRB

4 months ago | 0 comment
Maybe she’ll primary Trump in 2020. Don’t laugh, could happen. A strange thing is happening with Russian sanctions, because there is always a strange thing happening with Russian sanctions in Trump’s America. This weekend, UN Ambassador [...]
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Hannity’s ethics under fire

4 months ago | 0 comment
Sean Hannity, the top-rated Fox News host and an especially influential voice in the Trump era, appears to have few constraints at the network. | Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images [...]
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Markets Holding up under Tariff Tantrum Conditions

4 months ago | 0 comment
Last Friday’s negative trading session for stocks, which all but erased any gains for the week, left a burn mark on the ever-resilient bullish sentiment that has characterized the primary trend. Global trade matters greatly, and the prospect [...]
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Trump bemoans how Pruitt is ‘TOTALLY under siege’

5 months ago | 0 comment
White House officials said this week President Donald Trump is pleased with EPA head Scott Pruitt’s (right) efforts to roll back environmental regulations at the [...]