Netanyahu has failed to form a government, sending Israelis back to the voting booth

Netanyahu has failed to form a government, sending Israelis back to the voting booth

Netanyahu’s attempts at a coalition fell apart, so Israel will host elections again in September to try to break the stalemate. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to form a government by a midnight deadline, forcing a brand-new round of elections in September. The development comes barely two months after Netanyahu declared victory in the April 9 elections, where he appeared to have secured a record fifth term. The Knesset (Israel’s parliament) voted to…

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President Trump will meet the Irish prime minister — at the airport

President Trump will meet the Irish prime minister — at the airport

Trump reportedly wanted to go to his golf course in Ireland. The Irish government said no. So they’re meeting at the airport instead. As part of his big European trip next week, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadker, on Wednesday. It won’t be a fancy affair, though, because they’re meeting at the airport. Well, the VIP lounge, at least. As the Washington Post’s Anne Rumsey Gearan reports, Trump…

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More than 200 tornadoes devastated the Midwest over 13 days. Why?

More than 200 tornadoes devastated the Midwest over 13 days. Why?

The spike in tornado activity this week, explained. Tornadoes have been tearing up huge swaths of the United States this week, leaving death and devastation in their wake. On Monday alone, about 55 tornadoes may have touched down, and at least 27 tornadoes were reported Tuesday. That made Tuesday the 12th consecutive day with at least eight reported tornadoes, beating the record set in 1980. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that 225 tornadoes have been…

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What’s motivating the DNC’s debate rules

What’s motivating the DNC’s debate rules

Democrats are trying to learn from 2016 and prevent the same problems in the nomination race. The Democratic National Committee’s newly released rules for participation in the September presidential primary debate reveal a party experimenting with ways to exert control over a large field of candidates. But what’s most notable about these rules is how they show the party wrestling with the lessons of 2016. The new rules ramp up the polling and fundraising thresholds…

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