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Mossad’s Belly Dance

Mossad’s Belly Dance

SubscribeIn mid-August, Yossi Cohen, the chief of Mossad, flew into the United Arab Emirates. That alone would not be news to those who follow the convoluted, often clandestine, machinations of Middle East politics: As Marc Polymeropoulos, a former senior CIA operations officer who spent years in the region put it, “the intelligence relationships between Israel and select Arab countries has been the worst kept secret in the region”—for decades, he and other veteran experts on Israel intelligence say.What was startling was that the UAE not only acknowledged Cohen’s visit, it hailed it. None...

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White House budget office gives political appointees more power in spending, alarming career officials

White House budget office gives political appointees more power in spending, alarming career officials

The White House budget office has upended a decades-old practice on how federal agencies spend money, giving more power to political appointees to move money around, two senior administration officials confirmed.Previously, career staffers at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the kind of employees who work at agencies despite changes in administrations, were charged with signing off on approving the “apportionment” of funds, deciding how to shift or restrict the disbursement of money already approved by Congress.Under a new system unilaterally put in place last week, those...

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Aug 20
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White House acknowledges new unemployment assistance less than what President Trump originally touted

White House acknowledges new unemployment assistance less than what President Trump originally touted

, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.President Trump’s senior aides acknowledged on Tuesday that they are providing less financial assistance for the unemployed than the president initially advertised amid mounting blowback from state officials of both parties.On Saturday, Trump that he claimed would provide an additional $400 per week in expanded unemployment benefits for Americans who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.By Tuesday, senior White House officials were saying publicly that the maneuver only guarantees an extra $300 per...

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Aug 11
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Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials

Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials

President Trump on Monday said he is considering scaling back steps to constrain the spread of the coronavirus in the next week or two because of concerns that the impact on the economy has become too severe. But loosening restrictions on social distancing and similar measures soon probably would require him to override the internal warnings of senior U.S. health officials, including Anthony S. Fauci, who have said that the United States has not yet felt the worst of the pandemic, according to several people with knowledge of the internal deliberations. Trump said at a news conference...

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg pushes back against Bernie Sanders’s call to abolish billionaires

Facebook’s Zuckerberg pushes back against Bernie Sanders’s call to abolish billionaires

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to defend the existence of billionaires on Friday, pushing back against Sen. Bernie Sanders’s assertion that nobody in America deserves to be a billionaire. Zuckerberg, who is worth more than $70 billion, seemed to express concern in an interview on Fox News that eliminating billionaires in America would stifle competition between private and public actors in funding scientific research and philanthropy. Zuckerberg did express uneasiness about levels of wealth inequality in the U.S. and said he doubted whether vast fortunes were deserved in a “cosmic...

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Oct 25
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The Radical Plan For Taming Capitalism: Give Everyone a Share of Wall Street

The Radical Plan For Taming Capitalism: Give Everyone a Share of Wall Street

The economist Giacomo Corneo is a self-proclaimed socialist. A professor at the Free University of Berlin, Corneo is steeped in the writings of Karl Marx and, in conversation, rattles off the beliefs of the founder of communism. The professor works with Germany’s Greens party. But on perhaps one of the most important economic policy debates of the day — higher taxes on the rich and corporations — Corneo voices the types of concerns not typically raised by economists on the left. “We have to recognize that the traditional instruments of taming capitalism — taxes and transfers to equalize...

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Barack Obama just blasted the Senate health bill as a “massive transfer of wealth” to the rich

Barack Obama just blasted the Senate health bill as a “massive transfer of wealth” to the rich

Former President Barack Obama came to the defense of his health care legacy, the Affordable Care Act, on Thursday a few hours after Senate Republicans released their bill to repeal it. In a Facebook post, he criticized Senate Republicans’ health care bill as “a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.” “It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else,” Obama said. He added that it would cost millions their health insurance: “Discrimination based on...

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Jun 22
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