50% of Americans say the president is “striking the right balance” on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, a slight uptick from April, according to a new Pew poll. There had been speculation that in light of his recent speech on the peace process–which conservatives misleadingly argued as a call for Israel to retreat without negotiation–Mr. Obama’s approval on this issue would plummet, especially among Jews. [Pew]
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President Donald Trump showed his ineptitude and disregard for democracy on Wednesday during a press briefing when he was asked about the peaceful transfer of power after the election.
A reporter asked: "Will you commit to making sure there is a peaceful transferral of power after the election?"
"Well, we're going to have to see what happens," Trump said.