Sep 4, 2018

Bush lawyer releases 42,000 pages of Kavanaugh documents

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A lawyer representing former President George W. Bush released 42,000 pages of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in the Bush White House to the Senate Judiciary Committee late Monday night, reports The Washington Post.

What they're saying: The document dump prompted outrage from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who tweeted that "not a single senator" would have time to review the records ahead of the start of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing Tuesday morning. The Judiciary Committee tweeted late Monday night that its majority staff had reviewed "each and every one" of the pages.

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Bernie's historic Jewish fight

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Sen. Bernie Sanders would be the first Jewish presidential nominee of a major American political party — but that history-making possibility is being overshadowed by his conflicts with America's Jewish leaders and Israel's leadership.

The big picture: That's partly because we're all focusing on the implications of Democrats nominating a self-described democratic socialist. It's also because a candidate's religion no longer seems to matter as much to voters or the media, making the potential milestone of a Jewish nominee more of a non-event.

Coronavirus "infodemic" threatens world's health institutions

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Why it matters: The tide of bad information is undermining trust in governments, global health organizations, nonprofits and scientists — the very institutions that many believe are needed to organize a global response to what may be turning into a pandemic.

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America's addiction treatment misses the mark

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Addiction treatment in the U.S. is critically necessary yet deeply flawed.

The big picture: Drug overdoses kill tens of thousands of Americans a year, but treatment is often inaccessible. The industry is also riddled with subpar care and, in some cases, fraud.

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