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    Israel’s Security Failures, Kabir Khan’s Filmmaking Approach, Biden’s Political Challenges

    Israel’s Security Failures, Kabir Khan’s Filmmaking Approach, Biden’s Political Challenges

    Israel's politicians should be held accountable for October 7 attacks. Director Kabir Khan discusses blending politics with humanity in his films. Biden's political situation spills into NATO summit. Stay informed on these significant political developments on Simply Politics.Sources:https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-809989https://www.harpersbazaar.in/celebrity/story/directors-cut-kabir-khan-on-crafting-authentic-narratives-that-blend-politics-with-humanity-1046167-2024-07-12https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/11/european-leaders-biden-win-election-nato/74376099007/https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-809989Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:42) Israel's politicians should be held accountable for October 7 attacks(00:01:46) Director's cut: Kabir Khan on crafting authentic narratives that blend politics with humanity(00:02:09) 'Can he win the election?' Biden’s dire political situation spills into NATO summit(00:04:19) Israel's politicians should be held accountable for October 7 attacks

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    France and US Haunted by Civil War Fears, Schumer’s Discussion with Biden Revealed

    France and US Haunted by Civil War Fears, Schumer’s Discussion with Biden Revealed

    Political rifts have left the US haunted by fear of civil war. Here's how France can do better. Bernstein reveals reporting on Schumer wanting a frank discussion with Biden. Plus, new data upends how we think about the partisanship of young Americans. Also, Democrats go public with fears of GOP 'landslide' that could jeopardize US democracy.Sources:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/article/2024/jul/11/us-civil-war-france-film-tv-electionhttps://www.cnn.com/2024/07/10/politics/video/carl-bernstein-chuck-schumer-biden-ac360-digvidhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/10/new-data-upends-how-we-think-about-partisanship-young-americans/https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/10/politics/democratic-fears-biden-landslide-analysis/index.htmlOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:44) Political rifts have left the US haunted by fear of civil war. Here’s how France can do better(00:03:10) Bernstein reveals reporting on Schumer wanting a frank discussion with Biden(00:05:52) Analysis: Democrats go public with fears of GOP ‘landslide’ that could jeopardize US democracy

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    Misinformation and Scams in Political Ads, Pelosi’s Signal to Biden

    Misinformation and Scams in Political Ads, Pelosi’s Signal to Biden

    New research finds political ads on social media rife with misinformation and scams. Nancy Pelosi sends a signal to President Biden about his re-election decision. Also, Sir Keir Starmer looks ahead to his first meeting with President Biden.Sources:https://apnews.com/article/syracuse-trump-election-meta-facebook-3dad5035102ba3fbead33ef4130e81e3https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2024-07-10/pelosi-sends-signal-to-biden-time-is-running-shorthttps://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c4ngk17zzkpohttps://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2024-07-10/pelosi-sends-signal-to-biden-time-is-running-shortOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:39) Political ads on social media rife with misinformation and scams, new research finds(00:03:24) Pelosi sends signal to Biden: 'Time is running short'(00:05:25) Starmer looks ahead to first meeting with Biden(00:08:53) Pelosi sends signal to Biden: 'Time is running short'

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    France’s Political Landscape Hangs in the Balance, Shoe Repair CEO Appointed Minister for Prisons

    France’s Political Landscape Hangs in the Balance, Shoe Repair CEO Appointed Minister for Prisons

    Votes are cast in the final round of a snap election that could shift France's political future. James Timpson, a shoe repair CEO, is hailed for his role in prison reform as he is appointed Minister for Prisons. Plus, Rahul Gandhi congratulates UK PM Keir Starmer on his electoral victory. Also, the high-stakes runoff in France that could determine the country's political future kicks off.Sources:https://www.cnbc.com/2024/07/07/france-election-voters-go-the-polls-in-second-round-of-snap-election.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/politics/article/2024/jul/07/prison-reform-experts-hail-role-for-shoe-repair-ceo-james-timpsonhttps://www.livemint.com/news/world/uk-general-elections-2024-pm-keir-starmer-rahul-gandhi-india-rishi-sunak-labour-party-wins-conservative-economic-growth-11720321705977.htmlhttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/7/7/french-parliamentary-election-2024-live-second-roundOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:44) France's political future hangs in the balance as votes cast in final round of snap election(00:02:54) Prison reform experts hail role for shoe repair CEO James Timpson(00:05:26) ‘Power of politics that put people first..’, Rahul Gandhi congratulates UK PM Keir Starmer(00:08:58) High-stakes runoff that could determine French political future to kick off

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    Youngest MP in House of Commons, Scaramucci Criticizes Biden, Analysis of Biden Dropping Out

    Youngest MP in House of Commons, Scaramucci Criticizes Biden, Analysis of Biden Dropping Out

    Introducing the new youngest MP in the House of Commons! Plus, Anthony Scaramucci criticizes Biden and raises questions about his future. Also, an analysis of the history of presidents dropping out and the potential implications for Biden. Stay informed on the latest political developments with 'Simply' podcast.Sources:https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c16jpl6707eohttps://nypost.com/2024/07/06/us-news/biden-backer-anthony-scaramucci-calls-it-political-malpractice-to-suggest-the-president-can-serve-another-term/https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/06/politics/joe-biden-drop-out-precedent-what-matters/index.htmlhttps://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c16jpl6707eoOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:42) Cambridgeshire MP though to be 'baby of the House' at 22(00:03:05) Biden backer Anthony Scaramucci calls it ‘political malpractice’...(00:05:32) Analysis: There is no direct precedent for Biden dropping out now. Here’s the history(00:07:59) Cambridgeshire MP though to be 'baby of the House' at 22

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    Labour’s Historic Victory, Uncertainty in French Elections, Greece’s Political Crisis

    Labour’s Historic Victory, Uncertainty in French Elections, Greece’s Political Crisis

    Labour achieves a landslide victory in the UK general election, ushering in a new era of politics. The French parliamentary elections remain uncertain, with potential scenarios discussed. Greece's political system is in crisis, with high abstention rates and growing disillusionment. Stay tuned for in-depth analysis and updates on these significant political developments on Simply Politics.Sources:https://www.economist.com/britain/2024/07/05/labours-landslide-victory-will-turn-politics-on-its-headhttps://www.politico.eu/podcast/eu-confidential/panic-mode-biden-and-le-pen-imperil-mainstream-politics/https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/5/uks-starmer-promises-national-renewal-after-commanding-labour-winhttps://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/poll-confirms-greeces-political-system-is-in-crisis/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:38) Labour’s landslide victory will turn politics on its head(00:00:59) Panic mode: Biden and Le Pen imperil mainstream politics(00:02:56) UK’s Starmer promises ‘national renewal’ after commanding Labour win(00:05:47) Poll confirms Greece’s political system is in crisis

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