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US passes grim landmark of 250,000 deaths from coronavirus Leaked White House report warns current mitigation efforts ‘inadequate ‘Pathetic’ Trump denounced over Krebs firing as he presses for recounts Mike Pompeo makes provocative visit to Israeli settlement Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.55am GMT David Catanese has been having a look for McClatchy DC at the differing tactics the two parties are taking for January’s Georgia Senate run-off races. He writes: When Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Georgia on Friday, he’ll become the fourth national Republican figure to campaign for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in nine days. During the same period, no outside Democrats have visited the state on behalf of challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock — and that’s just fine with them. 11.40am GMT Donald Trump has cast himself as an isolationist president focused on Americans. However, in one major foreign policy issue, Israel and Palestine, the US leader has possibly made more of an impact than any of his predecessors. Related: Will Trump's major foreign policy legacy be Israel and Palestine? Continue reading...

US passes grim landmark of 250,000 deaths from coronavirus Leaked White House report warns current mitigation efforts ‘inadequate ‘Pathetic’ Trump denounced over Krebs firing as he presses for recounts Mike Pompeo makes provocative visit to Israeli settlement Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.55am GMT David Catanese has been having a look for McClatchy DC at the differing tactics the two parties are taking for January’s Georgia Senate run-off races. He writes: When Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Georgia on Friday, he’ll become the fourth national Republican figure to campaign for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in nine days. During the same period, no outside Democrats have visited the state on behalf of challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock — and that’s just fine with them. 11.40am GMT Donald Trump has cast himself as an isolationist president focused on Americans. However, in one major foreign policy issue, Israel and Palestine, the US leader has possibly made more of an impact than any of his predecessors. Related: Will Trump's major foreign policy legacy be Israel and Palestine? Continue reading...