News Digest: Schumer's One-Sided Criticism of Israel,NY Judge’s Decision on Trump’s Case,Hunter Biden Revelations

“Foraging or eating.” Sensible birds!

In Case You Might Have Missed It: (1) Boeing horror continues (2) Bogus paper assaults Long Covid (3) Berlin TechnoPolitics

“So many of the social reactions that strike us as psychological are in fact a rational management of symbolic capital.” –Pierre Bourdieu, Classification Struggles

Biden Administration: “The White House knew Schumer𔁣s Israel speech was coming. Israel will notice that” [Semafor]

“The White House reviewed, but didn𔁣t block, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer𔁣s sharp attack on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday. While the administration has not embraced his explosive call for new elections, the lack of apparent pushback signaled a growing split between the two countries𔁣 leadership.”

Both Netanyahu𔁣s political allies and opponents pushed back hard against the comments coming out of Washington, charging they were designed to tip the political scales in Israel. –former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wrote on X: ‘We are an independent nation, not a banana republic —. Lol, ‘external political intervention.” What we really ought to do is set up an IAPAC (Israeli America Public Affairs Committee) in Israel, and lavishly pump campaign contributions to Israeli politicians through it, including especially the real estate speculators goat sacrificers.

Schumer stabs Israel in the back—with disgraceful remarks [Norm Coleman, The Hill]

Ah, the dolchstosslegende takes on new life… 2024Less than a year to go!

Here are Fridays𔁣 RealClearPolitics polling numbers. I have highlighted the two aspects I think are most important: (1) Five-way polling. The Trump-Biden binary is not informative, given Kennedy𔁣s strength (and, who knows, West and Stein). Unfortunately, most of the maps and charts reflect that binary. (2) Swing ( battleground ) states numbers, since those drive the electoral college, not the popular vote (which, again, most of the maps and charts reflect).

Trump (R):  Fulton County judge says district attorney Fani Willis can continue to prosecute the 2020 election interference case  [CNN]

 Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis can stay on and prosecute the Georgia 2020 election interference racketeering case against former President Donald Trump and 14 of his co-defendants, Judge Scott McAfee ruled Friday, but only if she removes the special prosecutor with whom she engaged in a romantic relationship. 

I would imagine this will create calendar issues, as a new prosecutor must be selected and brought up to speed (although of course Willis and her BFF could run away together).

Trump (R):  

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