POLITICO Playbook: Schumer channels his inner McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., stands as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., remains seated as President Joe Biden speaks to a joint session of Congress Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumers double dare reminds some of Mitch McConnells move to force his conferences hand on Obamacare repeal in 2017. | Andrew Harnik/Pool via AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY … Read full article

Playing with fire on the Temple Mount

Members of the Israeli security forces stand guard, as a group of Orthodox Jews enter the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, during the annual Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jewish temples some 2000 years ago, on July 18, 2021. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)

Less than two weeks after 55th Paratroopers Brigade commander Lt. Gen. Mordechai (Motta) Gur announced that “the Temple Mount is in our hands” at the culmination of 1967’s Six Day War, Defense Minist… Read full article

Bennett warns public to take virus rules seriously, or prepare to pay up

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett seen during a cabinet meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on July 19, 2021. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL ***POOL PICTURE, EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES, PLEASE CREDIT THE PHOTOGRAPHER AS WRITTEN - MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/POOL*** *** Local Caption *** ישיבת ממשלה ראש הממשלה נפתלי בנט פגישה קבינט שולחן שרים כנסת

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned on Monday that authorities would not tolerate a lack of adherence to new virus restrictions, speaking ahead of a planned effort to significantly increase enforce… Read full article