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Liberal American Jewish groups are already working to prevent confirmation of Donald Trump's choice of David Friedman to be America's Ambassador to Israel. Not only does Trump's advisor and former bankruptcy lawyer have no diplomatic experience, he represents a complete departure from decades of US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.
Ron Kampeas, Washington Bureau Chief for JTA, an international wire service covering issues of Jewish concern, says doves have pledged to fight Friedman's confirmation.
Many American workers are panicked about automation, for good reason. Computers and robots are replacing more and more men and women. The upside is that technological change creates new jobs at the same time it takes old ones away -- but there's a kicker. The new jobs are very different. That means re-education, re-location and other adjustments that can sometimes be painful. It's also a fundamental challenge to Donald Trump, who promised to bring back the old manufacturing jobs for blue-collar workers. They aren't going to be there. When Donald Trump met the heads of Amazon, Apple and other titans of tech this week, he celebrated their contributions to the new economy. He embraced them and promised help from his administration.
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Yesterday, the voices of protesters yesterday rang out outside the legislative chambers in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. Inside today, the Republican legislature is preparing to strip powers from the newly elected Democratic Governor — who barely defeated a stalwart of the GOP. David Graham, who is covering developments for The Atlantic, calls it a case of raw political partisanship.
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Does universal health care have a future? Despite controlling the White House and Congress, Republicans have failed to repeal Obamacare. But they are chipping away. Some Democrats advocate universal coverage. So, what’s in store for this year’s midterm elections? Has either side come up with a way to cut costs? To achieve that goal, is it time for doctors to change their focus--away from health care to health itself?
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