On Friday, a CNN paneled clashed over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks about President Donald Trump’s being sent from God to save Israel.
“Is there any motive here?” CNN host Brianna Keilar asked.
“Trump, unfortunately has taken what would be a reasonable thing for a US Government to do after deliberation in consultation with allies and made it look like a cheap political gimmick to help his friend who has an election coming up,” Conservative contributor Bill Kristol said.
Columnist Mehdi Hasan called it “madness.”
“I think it’s madness,”Hasan said. “I think it’s another reminder that it is a Trump phenomenon cult movement. It is amazing to see long-standing politicians saying this kind of stuff. For an American politician to talk about the president being sent by God is absurd.”
Conservative contributor, Amanda Carpenter, tried to call out Democratic presidential candidates for not attending AIPAC, and Kristol interrupted her and said that Trump labeling the entire Democratic Party as anti-Jewish is truly unbelievable.
“What you can’t debate is Trump saying the Democratic Party is anti-Jewish. That is an unbelievable thing for the president to say,” he said. “It’s way beyond any normal standard. We need to denounce it.”
“We are going to a terrible place in our politics,” he concluded.
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How Teach for America evolved into an arm of the charter school movement
When the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2013 that it was donating $20 million to Teach For America to recruit and train nearly 4,000 teachers for low-income schools, its press release did not reveal the unusual terms for the grant.
Documents obtained by ProPublica show that the foundation, a staunch supporter of school choice and Teach For America’s largest private funder, was paying $4,000 for every teacher placed in a traditional public school — and $6,000 for every one placed in a charter school. The two-year grant was directed at nine cities where charter schools were sprouting up, including New Orleans; Memphis, Tennessee; and Los Angeles.
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Here are 5 reasons why 2020’s down-ballot races could reshape America’s future
The political press always tends to focus mostly on the marquee race for the White House but that's especially true this cycle, as Donald Trump runs for a second term. He demands attention and his antics enrage his opponents and delight his supporters in equal measure.
But national reporters risk missing the big picture by centering so much of their reporting at the top when many of the most important political battles in 2020 will take place further down the ballot.
Trump is catnip for reporters and their editors, but the dearth of coverage of downballot races didn't begin with his election. As the news media in general faces structural changes—with print circulation declining and much of their work moving into digital spaces that are more difficult to monetize--publishers have cut back on reporters assigned to the state and local government beat. Nevertheless, Trump has arguably worsened the trend by getting so much airtime— one estimate suggested that over the past four years, Trump has taken up, on average, 15 percent of the entire daily news cycle on the three leading cable networks, nearly three times what Obama did.