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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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Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Joel Greenberg, Seminole County’s disgraced former tax collector, has agreed to plead guilty to six federal crimes — including sex trafficking of a child — in a deal that calls for him to cooperate with federal investigators, according to a source with knowledge of the agreement. The deal, which will be made official during a Monday morning court hearing Greenberg is required to attend, marks a turning point in the sprawling federal investigation that has roiled Florida politics and reportedly taken aim at Greenberg’s friend and ally U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. In addition to traffic...

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