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Mar 30Liked by Elise Labott

Elise,

I don't know how I found your Substack (I think it was a recommendation). I have really been enjoying it over the past few weeks and I really appreciate your non partisan voice/work etc. It is very refreshing. Thank you!

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Mar 30Liked by Elise Labott

This is a great roundup of the news stories that matter most. And introducing some lighter fare is much needed in our “everything is so important” news environment. Great job!

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Thanks Craig. Appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Mar 30Liked by Elise Labott

This is wonderful! Thank you for highlighting stories I missed and providing an interesting perspective on some events that I was familiar with.

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Glad to hear you found it useful, Lisa!

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Mar 30Liked by Elise Labott

My first read of the day (just woke up!), the Weekly Roundup is a good compilation to start the day, and end the week. I’m on top of the news and there were blurbs on things I missed. And, I read four papers a day and five Substack authors, plus mags!

The link to your piece on Alsu Kurmasheva went to a private article and I could not access. I guess I wasn’t a subscriber yet. Or something.

Thanks for spicing things up. Variety is good.

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Mar 30Liked by Elise Labott

Thank you. Read it and appreciate the link.

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Apr 3Liked by Elise Labott

As always, Elise your writing is impeccable and interesting. I may not always agree with your opinions, but certainly can recognise your integrity and lack of political agenda. I wonder why nobody resigned at State on October 7, when State did not foresee the massacre despite their “understanding “ of what is going on in the world.

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Enjoyed it. The writing was clear and the copy was informative. Good job.

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Apr 1Liked by Elise Labott

👍

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A fine effort. Thanks

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Enjoyed the round up. Thank you.

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That’s kind of you to say, Henry. Given that nobody resigned in Israel because, I’m not surprised about State. And it was more of an intel failure than anything in terms of not foreseeing it - and I think everyone thought, naively so the threat by Hamas was somewhat contained.

And don’t forget a year ago Jake Sullivan was saying the Mideast was the calmest in years. Denial or wishful thinking?

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Thanks Kate! I do strive to approach issues in a nonpartisan way that appreciates diverse opinions and equities, so I am glad that comes across.

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