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Focus: Turkey Military Intervention in Syria - Aug 29, 2016


Dozens of civilians killed in Syria as Turkey bombs Kurds - Independent.ie


Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don’t withdraw east of the Euphrates River 'immediately' - AP


Turkey says aims to prevent Kurdish militia corridor in Syria - almasdarnews.com


SDF forces won’t withdraw from western Euphrates: official - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Turkey-backed Syrian rebels gain control of 21 villages - Latin American Herald Tribune


ISIS launch offensive against SDF south of Manbij capturing al-Kadro and Tell Hawthan - Map of Syrian Civil war


ISIS targets YPG with suicide bomb near Manbij, Syria - almasdarnews.com


PHOTO: ISIS commander has joined Turkish backed Jihadis/FSA to attack on SDF in Jarablus - curdistani on Twitter


SDF retreated from all this locations: Red - EupheratesShield vs SDF, Black - ISIS vs SDF - Aleppo24 on Twitter

 

50 Turkish tanks in Syrian city of Jarablus: Head of Kurdish group - AhlulBayt News Agency


Turkish-backed 'Syrian Interim Government' moving to Jarabulus: Reports - southfront.org


Turkey-backed Syrian rebels aim for Manbij city, commander says - Reuters


Syrian Kurdish spokesman says Manbij reinforced, but not by YPG - Reuters


VIDEO: FSA abusing and beating YPG fighters, including child soldiers - Rudaw

 

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US urges halt to Turkish, Kurdish clashes in northern Syria - The New York Times


Turkish push complicates front against Islamic State: White House - Reuters


France, Germany warn Turkey against attacks on Syrian Kurds - NRT English


Turkish leader Erdogan vows to pursue Syria offensive, ignoring US rebuke - Sky News


No one has right to tell us who we can fight: Turkey’s minister for European Union affairs - Reuters


US should force PYD to step back in Syria: Turkey gov’t - hurriyetdailynews.com


Erdogan calls Putin as Russia seethes at Turkey’s Syrian incursion - The Vineyard of the Saker


Damascus armed PYD to prevent foreign incursion, claims Syrian MP - Rudaw


Turkish intervention in Syria may complicate Raqqa operation: US analysts - KurdishQuestion.com

 

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Focus: Clinton Foundation and Trump's Tax Returns - Aug 28, 2016


Clinton Foundation official requests State Dept lunch invitation, special seating for foundation donors, emails show - ABC News


VIDEO: New emails show coordination between Clinton Foundation and State Department - ABC News


Clinton allies play defense over Foundation accusations - CNNPolitics.com


DNC chair Donna Brazile defends Hillary Clinton's meetings with Clinton Foundation donors - CBS News


VIDEO: DNC chair Brazile totally dodges questions about links between State Department, Clinton Foundation - ABC News


VIDEO: 'She sold out our country': Giuliani rips Hillary for alleged ‘pay-to-play' - Fox News


VIDEO: Trump campaign manager Conway hits Clinton over 'revolving door' at State Department - Fox News


US: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election - AP


Trump, GOP calls on Clinton to have full State Dept schedule released before Election Day - Fox News


Statement: Rigged: State Department hides Clinton's schedule - Donald J Trump for President


Seven ways the Clinton Foundation failed to meet its transparency promises - The Hill


New Yorker writer slams ‘creepy vibe' at Clinton Foundation events (PODCAST) - newsbusters.org


VIDEO: Sidney Blumenthal's role at the Clinton Foundation - Fox News


Look to the Netherlands for Clinton Foundation’s ongoing source of cash - canadafreepress.com


The Dutch government, the Clinton Foundation and the postcode lottery - Mathijs Koenraadt

 

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POLL: Republican and Democratic politicians, office holders, lobbyists and activists say Trump should release his tax returns - utahpolicy.com


CPAs Calling for Trump to Release tax returns and financial history: 'It's critical to uncover Trump's potential conflicts of interest' - NBC Bay Area


Plouffe: Potential conflicts of interest posed by Trump’s refusal to release tax returns are more worrisome than Clinton Foundation - The Hill


VIDEO: Full Interview: David Plouffe talks Clinton Foundation, Donald Trump - NBC News


VIDEO: White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggests Clinton Campaign more transparent than Donald Trump, mentions tax returns - YouTube


MSNBC host Reid: Trump's tax returns are worse than Clinton scandals - The Daily Caller


Silicon Valley investor: IRS should drop audit of Donald Trump - Business Insider


Michael Moore, Bill Maher joke about Trump tax returns - TheHill


This website's now calling for Donald Trump to release his tax returns - Metro News


Lawyers say decision not to release tax returns make sense under normal circumstances, but these aren't normal circumstances: 'Trump is no ordinary client: he is a candidate for president' - TheStreet


Opinion: Put tax returns of all citizens on public view - The Philadelphia Inquirer


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 26, 2016


Ethicists scoff at Clinton Foundation transition plan, question Chelsea's continued involvement and the group's slow wind down - POLITICO


Watchdogs warn of 'serious' conflicts of interest for Clinton Foundation with Hillary in the White House - TheHill


Chaffetz probes link between Clinton Foundation and State Department - Washington Examiner


Oversight Committee letter to Kerry: Explain why the State Department was used to find Clinton Foundation employees - townhall.com


The U.S. Department of Clinton, The latest emails show that State and the foundation were one seamless entity - WSJ


Watchdog: Clinton finance director was 'middle' man between foundation, State - Fox News


11 calls to shut down Clinton Foundation from left-wing media - Breitbart


It’s time to take the ‘Clinton’ out of the Clinton Foundation - LA Times


Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation scandal can't be defended - NY Daily News


Hillary Clinton’s reaction to her Foundation scandal is disastrous - TIME


Trump demands special prosecutor to investigate Clinton's State Department tenure - NBC News


Giuliani: Clinton Foundation scandal ‘bigger than Watergate’ - WND


Feingold concerned about Clinton charity - WSAU


Obama to skip Clinton Global Initiative - POLITICO


Clinton camp dismisses questions over Bill's $17M 'honorary chancellor’ job with firm invited to State Dept. dinner - Fox News


Hillary State Dept. helped jailed Clinton Foundation donor get $10 Mil from U.S. for failed Haiti project - Judicial Watch


Recently leaked documents confirm Clinton Haitian gold scheme - OpEdNews


The Clinton Foundation's private equity puzzle - fortune.com


Warning signs for Australia that Bill Clinton was way off the straight and narrow in Papua New Guinea - Michael Smith News


Flemish PM Flanders donated hundreds of thousands to Clinton Foundation: report - POLITICO


Company that price gouged EpiPen is Clinton Foundation donor - New York Post


Clinton criminals: Bill and Hillary’s friends keep being investigated, convicted, jailed - Heat Street


Top Clinton campaign donors frequently backed foundation, undermining the argument that the work of her family's charity is wholly unrelated to her political ambitions  - Washington Examiner

 

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Clinton defends foundation, calls for Trump to release tax returns - Business Insider


VIDEO: Clinton: 'You know more about the Foundation than you know about anything concerning Donald Trump's wealth' - YouTube


Statement: Trump should stop hiding behind fake excuses and release his tax returns disclosing the full extent of his business interests - HFA


GOP committee chairman Chaffetz calls on Donald Trump to release tax returns - CBS News


GOP Rep. Mark Sanford: I support you, Donald Trump. Now release your tax returns - The New York Times


Former IRS commissioner Goldberg op-ed: Trump has no excuse to not release his tax returns - CNBC


Roger Stone: Trump should release tax returns 'immediately’ - TheHill


VIDEO: Watch Trump's campaign manager dodge questions about his tax returns - mediamatters.org


POLL: 74 percent of likely voters say Donald Trump should release his tax returns, among them 62 percent of Republicans - POLITICO

 

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Judge orders State Dept. to begin releasing additional Clinton emails by Sept. 13 - Fox News


Clinton team used special program BleachBit to delete her emails and prevent their recovery, Gowdy says 'even God can't read them' - Fox News


Tech firm BleachBit brags about blocking FBI from recovering Clinton emails - Washington Examiner


1/3 of Abedin emails 100% redacted because of highly sensitive material - WND


Assange vows Clinton email release, as storm clouds gather for candidate - Fox News


Newly released emails reveal then Secretary of State Clinton tried to avoid the commercial shuttle by taking an Air Force plane - freebeacon.com


Clinton’s State Department blew $6 Billion in contracts, and we’re about to learn why - Tea Party News


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Focus: Turkey Military Intervention in Syria - Aug 24, 2016


Turkish forces cross into Syria to wrestle control of Jarablus from Islamic State and thereby prevent Kurdish forces from taking the city - DW.COM


With U.S. backing, Turkey pushes into Syria to hold the line against Kurds - FT.com


PM says Turkish operation in Syria to go on until YPG moves east of Euphrates - Reuters


Turkey will not accept new Kurdish entity in Syria: Prime Minister - Reuters


YPG: We will not withdraw from west of the Euphrates - Rudaw


Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of 'blatant aggression' in Syria and and warn that Ankara is entering a 'quagmire' - Reuters


'Or we'll force them out': Kurdish PYD demands Turkey's withdrawal from Syria - Sputnik


Jarablus Military Council is claiming that Turkey is "deliberately" targeting Kurdish neighbourhoods in Jarablus - liveuamap.com


Clashes between Turkey-FSA and SDF Manbij Military Council in the south of Jarablus - KurdishQuestion.com


Kurds accuse Turkish intelligence of assassinating military leader in Syria's Jarabulus, say two MIT agents captured and interrogated - ARA News


Turkey-FSA take Jarablus from IS without fight - KurdishQuestion.com


Surprise! Washington Post: "rebels had reached the center of Jarabulus after encountering almost no resistance from IS fighters” - Peto Lucem on Twitter


Int community, Peshmerga &Iraqi army near Mosul should ask Turkish army/FSA 2hand over manual "how-to-defeat-IS-in-hours-without-casualties" - Harald Doornbos on Twitter

 

IS members online say the quick loss of Jarablus was because IS had pulled out its fighters from the city a week ago & regrouped elsewhere - Hassan Hassan on Twitter

 

Jihadists left Azaz and Aleppo province to assist Turkish Army in capture of Jarabulus - Joshua Landis on Twitter


Zenki brigades, which have been so active in Aleppo, spearhead push with Turks to take Jarablus - Joshua Landis on Twitter 


ARCHIVE: Zenki Brigades, Syria Islamist group accused of war crimes - Wikipedia


Ahrar al-Sham is also involved (confirmed by source) in the Jarablus offensive, though more quietly than other FSA/vetted groups - Charles Lister on Twitter


Key Syria [rebel] units involved [in Jarablus]: Faylaq al-Sham Jabhat al-Shamiya Nour al-Din al-Zinki Sultan Murad 13th Division Suqor al-Jebel (1/2) - Charles Lister on Twitter

 

Key Syria [rebel] units involved [in Jarablus]: Jaish al-Tahrir Hamza Division Jaish al-Nasr Mutassim Brigade Ahrar Tel Rifaat Liwa al-Fateh (2/2) - Charles Lister on Twitter

 

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U.S. backs Turkey call for Kurds to retreat East of Euphrates, says aid for the YPG would be stopped if it doesn’t comply - Bloomberg Politics


Turkish op in Syria indicate progress in closing border to Daesh: White House - Sputnik


Russia says 'deeply concerned' at Turkish operation in Syria, warning of rising tension over Ankara's targeting of Kurdish militia fighters - AFP

 

‘Blatant violation of sovereignty’: Damascus condemns Turkish operation in Jarablus - RT News


Syrian opposition group welcomes Turkish military operation near Jarablus - Sputnik


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 22, 2016


Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin show favors for Clinton Foundation donors - New York Post


Judicial Watch: Abedin was a conduit between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary while she served as Secretary of State - Judicial Watch


State Dept: New emails not evidence of Clinton Foundation pay-to-play - Breibart


Clinton Foundation executive left 148 phone messages for Hillary Clinton's top aide Cheryl Mills - Fox News


State Department defends call logs showing close contact between Clinton aides, foundation - Washington Examiner


Pro-Clinton center: Media continue to fall for Clinton Foundation pseudo-scandals promoted by Judicial Watch - mediamatters.org


Huma Abedin worked at a radical Muslim journal for a dozen years - New York Post


Huma Abedin denies active role at radical Muslim journal, Clinton spokesman says ‘she did not play a role in editing at the publication' - New York Post


Spokesman: Huma Abedin was ‘fully vetted’ for State Dept job (VIDEO) - freebeacon.com


ARCHIVE: Roger Stone: It's time America got some answers about Huma Abedin - Breitbart


ARCHIVE: The Truth about Huma Abedin that Media Matters doesn't want America to see - Breitbart


ARCHIVE: The Atlantic whitewashes Islamist groups in Abedin controversy - Breitbart

 

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Donald J. Trump statement on Clinton Foundation: Shut it down - Donald J Trump for President


Tim Kaine: Trump tax returns more important than Clinton Foundation donations - Washington Times


Some of Trump’s toughest media critics agree: The Clinton Foundation should close - The Washington Post


Peter Schweizer: Media went from ‘defending the Clinton Foundation’ to ‘pretending it wasn’t there’ to ‘saying shut it down’ - Breitbart


Clinton Foundation charity grade: D-, Close all branches now - Medium


Giuliani: I would indict Clinton Foundation as 'racketeering enterprise' - Fox News


Bill Clinton: Foundation will continue work, change plans - WPMT FOX43


Clinton Foundation prepares to hand off programs, scale back operations - BuzzFeed News


Clinton Foundation ban would not apply to some related charities - The Boston Globe


More than half of Clinton Foundation’s major donors would be barred under new rule - The Washington Post


Clinton Foundation on backfoot after intense scrutiny; India operations may be affected - Times of India


The illegal incorporation of the Clinton HIV/Aids Initiative in Papua New Guinea - Michael Smith News


AUDIO: Twisted philanthropy: How the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation made billions mining the world’s misery index - Leid Stories

 

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Judge orders expedited release of new 15,000 Hillary Clinton documents found by FBI - CBS News


GOP demands all Hillary Clinton emails before election day - Washington Times


Judicial Watch: State Department stonewalling release of 15K newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails (VIDEO) - Breitbart


Clinton campaign 'not sure' what emails FBI found on server - Washington Examiner

 

Chaffetz claims FBI gave Congress conflicting documents on Clinton email probe - POLITICO


GOP subpoenas firms that ran Clinton's private email server - AP


Now will Hillary hold a press conference on the newly found emails? (Spoiler: Probably not) - National Republican Congressional Committee


Apparent Army Opsec Brief lists Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus as examples of insider security threats - The Daily Caller


Navy sailor argued his crime was same as Hillary’s. Here’s how long he’ll be spending in jail - ijr.com


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 18, 2016


FBI 'improperly' restricting access to Clinton probe files, senator Grassley says - Fox News


Text of Sen. Grassley's letter on access to Clinton probe docs - Washington Post


FBI's Clinton documents viewed in secure areas of the U.S. Capitol, they are collected in large binders labeled 'secret'- Reuters


Chaffetz: Clinton material is so highly classified that even I, as Oversight Committee Chair, don't have security clearance - Washington Examiner


VIDEO: Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Chaffetz talks heavily redacted Clinton documents from FBI - YouTube


Clinton campaign: FBI document release a partisan witch-hunt - Washington Examiner


Clinton aides perk up with prospect of ‘classified’ FBI leak - New York Post


Unclassified documents from the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation might be made public - The Washington Post


House panel to probe FBI about whether Clinton perjured herself to Congress - usatoday.com


State Department to turn over all Clinton emails uncovered by FBI which were not provided to State by Clinton in December 2014, including deleted ones - Judicial Watch


Judicial Watch: Court hearing Monday, August 22, in FBI Clinton email records case - Judicial Watch


State Dept won’t say when new Clinton emails will be released - freebeacon.com


VIDEO: State Department can't say if Clinton emails provided to Judicial Watch will be made public - YouTube


Priebus to State: Release Clinton emails before election - TheHill


Six batches of Clinton-related documents we're still waiting to see - Washington Examiner


After Hillary walks, Navy sailor wants same leniency over his ‘classified’ incident - ijr.com

 

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Clinton Foundation will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Clinton is elected - CBS News


State Department records fail to show if Hillary Clinton, aides took mandatory ethics training - McClatchy DC


Trump campaign blasts Clinton over ethics training report - POLITICO


POLL: Majority thinks Clinton Foundation donors influenced Clinton when she was secretary of state - newsmax.com


Citizens United fights for records on major Clinton Foundation donor who served on intel panel - freebeacon.com


Clinton Foundation advised World Bank on contracts that netted donors millions - freebeacon.com


Clinton Foundation pushed State Dept. on Bill Clinton speech in North Korea - Washington Examiner


Bill Clinton’s pay at for-profit education company topped $17.5 million for his five-year role as an 'honorary chancellor' - POLITICO


The sordid history of Australia's deals to 'facilitate' the Clinton Foundation's access to Asia - Michael Smith News


Former Australia PM Julia Gillard lavished an unprecedented $292 million in taxpayer dollars on the Clinton-dominated Global Partnership for Education, where she was later appointed chair - Quadrant


Abu Dhabi offered to contribute to the Clinton Foundation while lobbying State Department over airline deal - Daily Mail Online


Did the Clinton Foundation received a $175,000 donation from the mining conglomerate BHP Billiton in return for State Department ensuring the firm’s mining contracts in Gabon and Guinea? - Infowars


State Department sought land deal with Nigerian firm tied to Clinton Foundation - Fox News


The Clinton-Kremlin Connection - The Weekly Standard


Peter Schweizer op-ed: The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin connections - WSJ


Clinton Foundation profited from Clintons' personal charity, returns show - Washington Times


Clinton Foundation gave $5,000 to veterans charities last year - Breibart


A massive hack of Clinton donor George Soros' Open Society Foundations suggests that his various nonprofit organizations are little more than fronts for his many political activities - IBD


Manafort Accuses Never Trumpers of being tied to Clinton Foundation - Cortney O’Brien


The crusading prosecutor who is on Clinton Foundation case - newsmax.com


Modest to Majestic: A look at Hillary and Bill Clinton’s homes over the years - The New York Times

 

'Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel' to debut #1 on the New York Times graphic novel bestsellers list - Breibart


Review: 'Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel' - Military Press


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 15, 2016

 

Here is a concise summary of the major weak points of Hillary Clinton which can cause a drop in her poll numbers:


Hillary Clinton is the candidate of Wall Streets banks, characterized by financial mismanagement, theft and fraud. She is the candidate of companies ready to outsource more jobs abroad in low-wage countries. She is the candidate of overpaid corporate CEOs and managers who enrich themselves at the expense of company employees and shareholders. In general she is the candidate of powerful special interest groups who influence legislative and government policy to seek benefits and privileges often contrary to the national interest. Bill and Hillary speaking and consulting fees are a testament of the deep-rooted, enduring relationship between the Clintons and the corporate world. In a short period of time the Clintons have become multimilionaires.


Hillary Clinton advocated war, regime change and toppling governments in Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc. causing death, destruction, migration and the rise of the Islamic State. If elected President, Hillary Clinton will raise tensions with Russia to a dangerous level. She will establish no-fly zones and arm Syrian rebels who aim to overthrow Assad, thus creating the risk of a US military confrontation with Russia. She will assist, finance and maybe arm the Ukrainian government in its struggle against its Eastern Russian speaking population which is supported by Putin. She will promote the NATO troop and missile deployment in Eastern Europe near the Russia border. Conflicts with Russia would be a calamity for the US military which is strained, if not demoralized, after so many years of wars and sacrifices. On top of this, her policies will divert resources that are instead needed to defeat Islamic State.


It looks like Hillary Clinton was able to weather the Benghazi and private emails scandals with an helping hand by her friends, unless there are new revelations and the disclosing of the 30,000 deleted emails. But the Clinton Foundation remains an open issue that deserve an intense public scrutiny. Calls must be renewed of an official investigation of the foundation including a speeding resolution of the IRS inquiry. According to a recent Bloomberg poll 'more than half said that the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of foreign contributions while she was secretary of state bothers them a lot.’ In addition to the shady, unethical and maybe illegal fundraising activities, the Clinton Foundation must be held accountable for how the donated money was spent. How much of that money was allocated to the needy and how much was pocketed by Bill, Hillary and their cronies to pay for high salaries, pricey meetings, luxury travel expenses, etc? The  majority of voters regard Hillary as dishonest and untrustworthy.

 

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Libya News - Aug 12, 2016


Libya’s oil production drops to 207k barrels a day, National Oil Company chairman says lost revenues now amount to $100bn - Libya Business Info


VIDEO: Political infighting and ISIS attacks have dented Libya’s oil industry, Interview with Libyan oil chief on $100bn loss - FT Markets


Libya needs big spend to boost vital oil revenue, $1 bln needed to repair energy infrastructure: NOC boss - CNBC


GNA unity government’s refusal to transfer funds pledged to state firm is stalling oil-output recovery, says NOC chief - Petroleum Economist


Libya National Oil Company’s chairman fears rival factions are poised for a major new war for control of central oilfields - Petroleum Economist


UN has set dangerous precedent by seeking a deal with one of the militias blocking Libya’s oil ports, says Libya's oil boss - The Guardian


Libya’s National Oil Corporation pleads with pro-Tobruk Haftar’s forces to refrain from attacking oil port - Libya Business Info


Libya Pro-Tobruk army says will stay outside disputed Zueitina port, currently held by pro-Tripoli guards - Chris Stephen on Twitter

 

Benghazi Saraya attacks Libyan National Army at Naga oilfield - Libya Business Info


VIDEO: Libya's biggest oil port could reopen within a month - Bloomberg


'Fair’ and agreed revenue sharing formula of the Libyan oil wealth, since oil money lies at the heart of the crisis - Natural Resource Governance Institute

 

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Support for Libyan unity government (GNA) 'crumbling': U.N. envoy - Reuters


Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is missing its last initial - The Media Line


Mahmoud Jibril: Unity Govt (GNA) is weak & doomed to fail, militia leaders looking for a way out - Alwasat on Twitter


US Libya envoy says US supports only UN-backed (GNA) govt. forces - Chris Stephen on Twitter


Italy FM Gentiloni: 'We will soon reopen our embassy in Tripoli. And we will help [GNA] Serraj... Egypt make it harder to achieve reconciliation among local factions’ - Corriere della Sera


Egypt hosts UAE-sponsored meetings with general Haftar, GNA’s Sirraj and and HoR’s Saleh - The Libya Observer


Libyan Special Forces free Egyptians from an armed group who had kidnapped them - ahram.org


One of two rival chairmen of Libya sovereign fund quits - Reuters


Fannush: House of Representatives Cyrenaica members are advocating separation - The Libya Observer


Mayor and council of Benghazi replaced by Libyan military colonel - digitaljournal.com


Hafter appoints southern security committee - libyaherald.com


Tawerghans demonstrate in Tripoli and Benghazi on 5th anniversary of exile - libyaherald.com


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Libyan GNA forces in fresh clashes with Islamic State in Sirte - Daily Mail Online


Libyan official: ‘70 percent’ of last IS bastion liberated - The Washington Post


DoD Officials: GNA forces have reduced territory under ISIL control by about a third over the last week - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


MAP: ISIS-held areas in Sirte - The Libya Observer on Twitter


Total number of airstrikes in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning since Aug 1: 41 - United States Africa Command


Italy reportedly sends special forces to Libya under secret services rather than under military control - defensenews.com


Number of migrants arriving in Italy rises 12 pct in July - trust.org


ISIS wrote Sirte was 'gate to Rome' on walls - ANSA.it


Bodies of two Libyan pilots recovered in Sirte, Fighter jet was downed while striking positions in ISIS-held coastal city - Worldbulletin News


Piling in: Divisions within divisions in Libya complicate the West’s intervention - The Economist


In Libya, growing foreign interventions pose long-term risks - IPI Global Observatory

 

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Focus: Clinton Foundation - Aug 11, 2016


Emails do not show improper influence from Clinton Foundation, State Department says - ABC News


VIDEO: Aug 11 briefing: Reporter skeptical when State Dept claims wasn’t influenced by Clinton Foundation - freebeacon.com


VIDEO: Aug 10 briefing: State Department dodges questions about Clinton Foundation's emails - YouTube


Judicial Watch: State Dept. colluded to thwart FOIA request for Hillary emails, 'This is evidence that Cheryl Mills covered up' - Breibart


Top Clinton State Department aide Cheryl Mills helped Clinton Foundation - CNNPolitics.com


CNN's Griffin: Cheryl Mills did work on behalf of Clinton Foundation while she was gov't employee, may have violated ethics rules (VIDEO) - Breitbart


Hillary aide Mills OK'd deal that put $500K in Bill's pocket - The Daily Caller


Email batch provides additional evidence that Clinton Foundation donors got access at State Department - The Washington Post


Hillary played favorites with huge number of Clinton Foundation donors - New York Post


Another day, another Hillary/Clinton Foundation scandal - Power Line


Five Clinton friends who got special State Department access - Washington Examiner


Five devastating facts about Hillary Clinton's foreign funder, Gilbert Chagoury - Breibart


Donald Trump on Clinton Foundation, State Dept. relationship: 'It's illegal' - Breitbart


Cotton: Clinton used private server to hide her foundation work - Washington Examiner


VIDEO: 'Classic pay-to-play': Giuliani blasts ‘corrupt' Clinton Foundation - Fox News Insider


NY Times' Haberman: Hillary campaign ‘extremely unprepared' for accusations of Clinton Fdn-State Dept ‘overlap' - Breitbart


Pro-Clinton center: Running with Judicial Watch’s storyline, media manufacture another false Clinton email scandal - mediamatters.org


Pro-Clinton center: News outlets hyping new Clinton Judicial Watch email story ignore new development undermining it - mediamatters.org


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Inside the debate over probing the Clinton Foundation, Officials from the FBI and DOJ met to discuss opening a public corruption case - CNN


VIDEO: FBI field offices wanted investigation into Clinton Foundation, DOJ was against opening a case - CNN


Trump starts petition urging DOJ to probe Clinton Foundation - New York Post


Trump on Hillary's missing 33,000 ‘personal’ emails: 'That's a lot of yoga' - Breitbart


Ethicists: Clinton team violated ‘spirit’ of pledge, Emails suggest aides were catering to Clinton Foundation donors - POLITICO


Clinton Foundation IRS inquiry involves charity's legal status - Washington Examiner


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Libya News - Aug 10, 2016


Libyan forces capture Sirte convention center as well hospital and university complex from Islamic State - Reuters


MAP: Remnants of ISIS militants are now hiding in [Sirte] residential areas 1 and 3 and some parts in area 2 - Libya Observer on Twitter


ISIS shoots down Libyan aircraft in Sirte, pilot killed - almasdarnews.com


16 Misrata-led fighters were killed and 35 others wounded in Wednesday fighting in Sirte, field hospital has reported - Libya Observer on Twitter


Libya's Misrata pays price in fight against IS - AFP


VIDEO: Libya’s Misrata pays price in fight against IS - YouTube


U.S. Special Operations troops aiding Libyan forces in major battle against Islamic State - The Washington Post


Pentagon denies U.S. troops in direct combat role in Libya - Washington Examiner


Pentagon: Islamic State down to 350 fighters in Sirte, Libya - Stripes


We don't need foreign troops: head of Libya's Government of National Accord - Africa Review


ISIS jihadis flushed out of Sirte with help from British troops - Daily Express


Italian special forces in Libya: sources - lifeinitaly.com


Key dates of the IS group in Libya - AFP


House panel finds ISIS intel was cooked, general pressured his intelligence analysts into playing down the ISIS and al Qaeda threats - The Daily Beast


2 Benghazi victims' parents sue Hillary Clinton for wrongful death - NPR


VIDEO: Mom of Benghazi victim sues Hillary: 'I am still here and I want answers!' - Fox News Insider


VIDEO: Interview with Larry Klayman, attorney on Benghazi lawsuit against Hillary - Fox News Insider

 

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Western nations concerned by mounting conflict around Libyan oil port - Reuters


Joint statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States - GOV.UK


Libya’s oil production drops to 207k barrels a day - FT.com


Libya: Tobruk govt wants UN envoy replaced, 'not neutral' - ANSAMed.it


Libyan parliament delegation in Cairo seeking more support from Egypt to strengthen its position against the Libyan Government of National Accord - Al Bawaba


Libyan parliament rejects UN envoy's proposal to hold intra-tribal dialogue - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


France withdraws its Haftar-supporting troops from Benghazi - The Libya Observer

 

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Focus: Aleppo - Aug 8, 2016


Government forces and rebel factions send hundreds of reinforcements to Aleppo as both sides brace for a crucial battle - AFP


SouthFront: Syrian Army deploys 100 tanks, 400 BMP's to Aleppo - almasdarnews.com


Rebels face onslaught by regime forces after breaking siege of Aleppo, intense air strikes continue unabated - Irish Times


Aleppo: Narrow corridor bombed heavily by Russian jets, blocking rebels from opening a path to go through and bring supplies - Farsnews


VIDEO: Russian airstrikes on rebel positions in southern Aleppo - YouTube


VIDEO: Syrian Army’s warplanes conduct a series of sorties targeting jihadi fighters inside the Artillery School in south Aleppo - LiveLeak.com


Syrian Arab Air Force destroys a rebel convoy heading from Idlib province to southwestern Aleppo - southfront.org


Media: dismissed the commander of the Syrian troops in Aleppo - News Israel today


Syrian government delivers supplies to Aleppo via alternative route: monitors - Reuters


Syrian Army makes advances in Latakia, Jaish Al-Fateh jihadist conglomeration on southwest Aleppo has weakened the rebel defense lines on other fronts (VIDEO, MAP) - almasdarnews.com


Iraqi, Lebanese militias deploy to Syria's Aleppo to shore up Syrian President Assad's forces - The New York Times


Eight Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria's Aleppo - THE DAILY STAR


Iran says ready to assist Russian humanitarian operation in Syria's Aleppo - Sputnik

 

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Russia, US tensions grow over Aleppo - news.com.au


UN envoy Samantha Power says no swift victory in Aleppo, despite overwhelming force of Assad, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah - Daily Mail


Foreign help behind rebel advances in Aleppo, opposition replenished with new weapons and cash across Turkey’s border - FT.com


Aleppo offensive is being heavily backed by Turkey whose role seemingly minimally affected by failed coup - Charles Lister on Twitter


Russia (in Aleppo) believes (I quote) "Jihadists received MANPADs with the knowledge of the USA, through countries of the region” - Elijah J. Magnier on Twitter


Iranian source: US warships in Mediterranean sending intelligence to terrorists in Aleppo - Farsnews


Heroes? Jihadists with Al Qaeda links break Assad siege of Aleppo, seize the initiative in northern Syria - The Daily Beast


English translation of the Army of Conquest's (Jaysh al-Fateh's) announcement on plans to take control of the whole of Aleppo City - syria.liveuamap.com


Hard 2 believe Jaish alFateh [Army of Conquest] wont commit crimes when operation named after officer who killed Alawis based on sect - Jenan Moussa on Twitter


VIDEO (Arabic): New statement by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham [former Nusra] declaring intent to separate Sunnis fr Nusairis (Alawis) & kill them - YouTube


VIDEO: US-backed rebels who beheaded a Palestinian child show up in Aleppo battlefield - YouTube


There are no good terrorists in Syria, Iraq: Russia’s Putin - en.alalam


Russia: US-backed Syrian rebels used poison gas on civilians - Veterans Today


Obama questions Russian commitment to peace in Syria - armytimes.com


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Libya News: Aug 4, 2016


US bombing missions in Libya now total nine over three days - Military.com


Libya, U.S. face entrenched Islamic State: Airstrikes aim to help retake Sirte but the extremists are dug in around the country - WSJ


US-backed Libyan govt forces ‘resting’ after U.S. airstrikes with no timetable to try to take more of the Sirte city - Antiwar.com


Libyan forces welcome Washington's involvement but remain wary of advancing for fear of ISIS mines and snipers - defenceWeb


Italy's foreign affairs undersecretary: Sirte anti-ISIS op 'still difficult on the ground' - ANSAMed.it


U.S. says Libyan forces 'spectacularly successful' fighting ISIS - Washington Examiner


In Libya, defeating ISIS one recoilless rifle at a time, a blow-by-blow accounting of airstrikes released by the U.S. Africa Command reveals the modest scope of the effort - Washington Examiner


VIDEO: U.S. releases video of precision strike against ISIS tank in Sirte, Libya - militarytimes.com


Beyond Sirte: US mulling expanding Libya intervention against IS - alaraby.co.uk


Defense industry bonanza: U.S. spends nearly $12 million daily to combat Islamic State - Breibart


Dueling Libyan governments at odds over US airstrikes, Tobruk authorities say they are illegal and conducted without any coordination with them - CNS


Statement Issued by the House of Representatives in Tobruk on US bombing in Libya (English translation at the bottom) - libyanwarthetruth.com


Spokesman of Haftar’s forces says US airstrikes on Sirte elections’ propaganda - The Libya Observer

 

Will US strikes on IS deepen Libya divisions among governments and militias? - AFP


Competing militias and centres of power hinder Libya’s fight against Islamic State - theaustralian.com


As Obama bombs ISIS in Libya, are we backing the right government? - The Fiscal Times


Expert on US airstrikes in Libya: Will the US be drawn into another quagmire? - Sputnik


Libya's bungled oil deal: The eastern Tobruk government and the western Tripoli-based GNA are pursuing separate and conflicting oil policies - al-monitor.com


Libya’s dangerous oil deal: The UN-brokered ports deal cannot on its own increase the country’s oil output. But it may worsen the conflict - Petroleum Economist


Citi on Libyan oil deal: It’s a “headfake” - OilPrice.com

 

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Trump calls Clinton 'a founder of ISIS' for creating the conditions that have allowed the terrorist group to thrive - LA Times


Hillary’s with us…if you want a destabilized world (Libya edition) - Donald J Trump for President


Hillary Clinton's Benghazi scandal: Arming jihadists in Libya…and Syria - National Review


WikiLeaks' Julian Assange: Clinton lied under oath about her knowledge of Libyan arms exports to Syria - Breitbart


Leaked email shows Hillary bragged about her role in Libya - independentsentinel.com


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Focus: Hillary Clinton Campaign Finance - Aug 2, 2016


Hillary Clinton has biggest fundraising month yet in July, raising $90 million - Chicago Tribune


Obama holding first fundraiser for Clinton, $33,400 for a seat at the Atlanta home of former CEO Andy Prozes - wsaw.com


Clinton heads back to Hamptons for $33K-a-ticket fundraiser, Loews Hotels CEO and New York Giants co-owner will host the event - Page Six


Apple’s CEO Tim Cook hosts $50,000-per-ticket Hillary fundraiser - breitbart.com


Susie Buffett's private event raises more than $1.5 million for Clinton, 15 supporters paid $100,000 to attend the two-hour dinner - omaha.com


Leonardo DiCaprio to host $33,400-a-ticket Hillary Clinton fundraiser - The Guardian


Billionaires for Hillary: Clinton campaign lining up moguls to say 'I'm with her' but appearing too buddy-buddy with them holds risks - POLITICO


VIDEO: Here are some of the billionaires who support Hillary Clinton, They’ve also made it a point to attack Donald Trump - Fortune


Lobbyists have raised $7 million for Hillary Clinton. For Trump? Zero - The Washington Post


Lobbysts contributions to the 2016 presidential race - OpenSecrets


Hedge-fund money: $48.5 million for Hillary Clinton, $19,000 for Donald Trump - WSJ


Contrary to a story published by the Wall Street Journal, Clinton is not completely annihilating Trump among hedge fund donors - Fortune


Hedge fund managers purchase Hillary Clinton - Donald J Trump for President


Guy Cecil of Pro-Clinton PAC Priorities USA will not be outspent, A Q&A about how he intends to spend his $200 million - Bloomberg Politics


Democrats say want reform — but court big money in the meantime - Center for Public Integrity


Leaks show DNC asked White House to reward donors with slots on boards and commissions - OpenSecrets Blog


After lying low, deep-pocketed Clinton donors return to the fore - The New York Times


DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal - POLITICO


Julian Assange says he has 'quite a lot of material' from Hillary Clinton's campaign - Daily Mail Online

 

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Donald Trump: ‘I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged’ - WSJ


Donald Trump says Bernie Sanders 'made a deal with the devil' meaning Hillary Clinton - ABC News


Donald Trump: Hillary will never reform financial markets, she ‘is owned by Wall Street' - newsmax.com


VIDEO: Trump releases powerful new ad: Hillary’s Wall Street donations - Tea Party News


Selected Industry Totals: Contribution of the security and investment sector to the 2016 presidential race - OpenSecrets


The billionaire Koch brothers are rejecting calls from big donors to back Donald Trump - Business Insider


The Kochs freeze Donald Trump out denying him access to their state-of-the-art data and refusing to let him speak to their gatherings - POLITICO


"I turned down a meeting with Charles and David Koch. Much better for them to meet with the puppets of politics, they will do much better!” - Donald J. Trump on Twitter


Trump promises more federal infrastructure spending than Clinton, skeptical of full employment figures says ‘people have given up looking for jobs' - WSJ


In dueling campaign swings, Clinton, Trump make very different plays for Pa. voters: Analysis - PennLive.com


In Youngstown, Ohio pro-Trump protesters recall another candidate Clinton's unfulfilled promises - BillMoyers.com


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Focus: Trump, Clinton and Russia - July 31, 2016

 

Trump says not wrong a good relationship with Russia: 'If our country got along with Russia, that would be a great thing’ - Indian Express


Trump says he may let Russia keep Crimea: 'the people of Crimea...would rather be with Russia than where they were [Ukraine]' - CBS News


VIDEO: Donald Trump on Russia, NATO, Ukraine and Crimea - YouTube


Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump has 'absolute allegiance to Russian wish-list foreign policy' - Washington Times


Clinton says Russian intelligence services hacked DNC, 'For Trump to encourage that and praise Putin...raises national security issues' - Reuters


VIDEO: Hillary: 'Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin' - Breitbart

 

VIDEO: Sessions: 'Trump is right' - we need to end this cycle of hostility with Russia - Breitbart


VIDEO: Russia expert Stephen Cohen: Trump wants to stop the new cold war, but the America media just doesn't understand -  RealClearPolitics


Top spy DNI James Clapper: Despite intelligence war with Russians, 'I don't think we're quite ready' to blame them for DNC hack - POLITICO


VIDEO: James Clapper comments on DNC hack - YouTube


CIA chief John Brennan: People 'jumping to conclusions' over Russia hacks - Washington Examiner


VIDEO: CIA Director Brennan on hacks of campaigns & elections - YouTube


Assange refuses to say if Russia behind DNC hack - Washington Examiner


Is D.N.C. email hacker a person or a Russian front? Experts aren’t sure - The New York Times

 

NSA whistleblowers doubt DNC's claim of Russian role in damaging e-mail leaks - thenewamerican.com


No, We don’t know yet that Russia is behind DNC email hacks. Here’s Why. - LawNewz


Who hacked the DNC? Jeffrey Carr, author of Inside Cyber Warfare, shows that the identification of the hacker groups as Russian state actors is based on arbitrary definitions - Antiwar.com


Jeffrey Carr: Can facts slow the DNC breach runaway train? - Medium


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Focus: Obama and Clinton - July 29, 2016


Obama Tells DNC: 'America is already great. America is already strong’, Trump 'just offering slogans and fear' - ABC News


VIDEO: Obama says 'America is already great. America is already strong’ - YouTube


VIDEO: Obama: 'There has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president' - YouTube


VIDEO: President Barack Obama's full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: President Barack Obama's full speech at the DNC - UPI.com


Conservatives stunned by how much they liked Obama's DNC speech - talkingpointsmemo.com


Our country does not feel 'great already' to the millions of wonderful people living in poverty, violence and despair - Donald J. Trump on Twitter

 

President Obama spoke last night about a world that doesn’t exist. 70% of the people think our country is going in the wrong direction - Donald J. Trump on Twitter

 

Donald Trump again praises Putin’s leadership, saying it’s better than Obama’s - The New York Times


VIDEO: Trump: President Vladimir Putin better leader than Obama! - YouTube


Trump to look at recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, lifting sanctions - POLITICO


Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues - AP


Trump and the GOP old guard divide over Putin at the Republican convention - newsweek.com


Trump campaign manager Manafort has Ukrainian history - DW.COM


Madeleine Albright warns a Trump victory would be a ‘gift’ to Putin - talkingpointsmemo.com

 

Donald Trump’s Reddit appearance tops Obama’s as most popular - VOA

 

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IRS looking into Clinton Foundation 'pay-to-play' claims - Fox News


Expert: The IRS investigation of the Clinton Foundation will involve the same type of cover-up that we saw in the FBI email investigation - WND


Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' is top-grossing documentary of 2016 - Breitbart


The other Clinton ‘change’, No one in Philadelphia wants to talk about the Clinton Foundation - WSJ


Thousands cheer 'Clinton Cash' at Bernie rally outside the Democratic national convention: 'Get educated’ - Breibart


Haitians at DNC: 'We hate Hillary'; she ‘belongs in jail - Breibart


How the Clinton Foundation got rich off poor Haitians - National Review


Chelsea Clinton’s net worth: 5 fast facts to know - Heavy.com


How Hillary has used donations to the Clinton Foundation: to pay 'personal consultant' Huma Abedin, a $34,000 a night Caribbean holiday for Chelsea and to silence Bill's sex accusers - Daily Mail


RADIO: The Clinton Foundation: Where have all the millions gone? - Progressive Radio Network


Less than half of Clinton Global Initiative projects were ever completed - Washington Examiner


Clinton Foundation ignores best practices of nonprofits - The Daily Caller


Clinton Foundation's auditor has troubled history - The Daily Caller


Author charges Clinton Foundation is ‘criminal operation,’ calls for state-level campaign to shut down operation - WND


Charles Ortel: States and foreign governments investigating Clinton Foundation ‘charity fraud’ - Breitbart


Norwegian donations to Clinton Foundation sparks scandal - The Daily Caller


Donald Trump alleges Hillary Clinton received money from Indian politicians for nuclear deal support - Times of India


Mystery surrounds sources of many Bill Clinton speaking fees - freebeacon.com


Bill Clinton got rich peddling influence for a sketchy higher education company - Patterico's Pontifications


These are the two companies that might land the Clinton Foundation in hot water - The Daily Caller


FBI boss Comey connected to Clinton Foundation - Alex Jones’ Infowars


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Focus: Islamic State - July 26, 2016


In France Catholic priest forced to kneel and filmed before being killed by ‘two soldiers of the Islamic State’ during Mass - irishtimes.com


One of the ISIS knifemen was a convicted terrorist and was fitted with an electronic tag but it let him free to roam in the mornings - Daily Mail


France church where priest was killed came up on ISIS hit list - New York Post


Murder of French priest brings ISIS' long-threatened war on Christians to Europe - Fox News


White House statement stresses ‘religious liberty' commitment after Normandy terror attack, doesn't mention ISIS - PJ Media


In video Bavarian attacker pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and said Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully' - AP


ISIS celebrates the murders of innocent children on Twitter after Munich massacre - Daily Mail Online


Alarmed Germans wonder about the security risks posed by asylum seekers - The Washington Post


Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after Islamic State huge attack that killed at least 80 people - ABC News


NATO spokesman plays down Islamic State strength in Afghanistan - Stripes


Afghanistan, Pakistan vow to battle Islamic State together - Stripes


Suicide bombing north of Baghdad kills 16, Islamic State claims attack - Reuters


ISIS burn parents and 2-year old daughter alive after trying to flee Iraq - Daily Mail Online


ISIS execute another man in Iraq for being gay - thesun.co.uk


ISIS’s flying carpet torture tool which snaps victims' backs in two is revealed - Daily Mail Online


What does Daesh mean? ISIS 'threatens to cut out the tongues' of anyone using this word - Mirror Online


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No mention of Islamic State during Democratic national convention's first day - usatoday.com


Trump knocks Dems for not mentioning ISIS at convention (VIDEO) - CNNPolitics.com


Trump says he would consider alliance with Russia against Islamic State - Reuters


Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus: 'Democrats have their heads buried in the sand on national security issues' - TheHill


GOP: Enough of Clinton's foreign policy failures - GOP


Clinton camp expect convention to address terrorism, says Trump 'wants to break down the alliances that are helping us fight terrorism' - Washington Examiner


Report: Tim Kaine appointed Hamas supporter to state immigration commission, spoke at dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect, received donations from Islamist groups - Breitbart


Obama says Trump's approach on NATO and Islamic State is dangerous - LA Times


Obama: Islamic State is 'being defeated in Syria and Iraq' but there would still be instances where 'small cells, individuals, are going to be able to do some harm to innocent people' - POLITICO


Obama rushing Mosul offensive against ISIS to influence election, some U.S. officers in Baghdad fear - Washington Times


Robert Kagan and other war hawks are backing Hillary Clinton - theintercept.com


VIDEO: Donald Trump: Clinton’s legacy is death, destruction, terrorism - Bloomberg Politics


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Focus: Democratic National Convention - July 25, 2016


Democratic national convention: Boos and jeers from Sanders supporters at virtually every mention of Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post


VIDEOS: Shouting matches erupt for Hillary and Bernie at start of Democratic convention - Mediaite


VIDEO: Anti-TPP protest breaks out on Democratic convention floor - Breibart


Bernie Sanders supporters push to make sure he gets a roll-call vote - LA Times


At a meeting with his pledged delegates Sanders gets booed as he urges to vote for Clinton and Kaine - POLITICO


VIDEO: Sanders booed after saying 'we have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine' - CNN


VIDEO: Bernie Sanders full speech to his 1900 delegates - YouTube


Pelosi, other officials booed by Democratic delegates at convention breakfast - freebeacon.com


Sanders delegates threaten convention chaos, Bernie 'is not running the show’ - Mother Jones


Bernie Sanders to delegates: Please don’t protest on convention floor - yahoo.com


Sanders protesters march on Democratic national convention, 55 cited for disorderly conduct - Fox News


Bernie Sanders supporters chant ‘lock her up’ in Philadelphia protest against Clinton - WSJ


VIDEO: Sanders supporters protest: 'Hell no, DNC, we won't vote for Hillary' - Breitbart


PHOTOS: 13 best protest signs at Democratic national convention - Breibart


We asked Sanders die-hards, 'Who will you vote for in November?': 'I'll even vote for Trump before I vote for her. I’m so anti-Hillary.' - Mother Jones


Meet the groups protesting the Democratic national convention - CBS News


Democratic convention: Celebrities head to Philadelphia, some to back Clinton, others to protest - CNNPolitics.com


There will be no Bernie Sanders delegates on DNC convention floor? - freebeacon.com


A guide to buying access at the Democratic national convention - freebeacon.com

 

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Latest scandal rocks Clinton's crowning at convention start, leak of emails from the DNC indicated an anti-Bernie Sanders bias - Fox News


Embattled DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz won't gavel in the convention, Gets booed at Florida convention breakfast - NBC News


Hillary Clinton's soft landing for ousted Democratic Party chair Wasserman Schultz rankles Bernie Sanders supporters - LA Times


DNC issues 'deep and sincere apology' to Bernie Sanders - UPI.com


Sanders: Leaked DNC emails in no way change my support for Clinton - talkingpointsmemo.com


Sanders' campaign manager on DNC leaks: 'Time to go forward' - wfmz.com


There is no longer a Bernie Sanders "political revolution." He is turning out to be a weak and somewhat pathetic figure, wants it all to end! - Donald J. Trump on Twitter


DNC leak reveals party insiders promised Obama access in exchange for cash - Common Dreams


Leaked DNC documents show plans to reward big donors with federal appointments - The Daily Caller


FBI investigating Democratic national committee email hack - Breitbart


Sources: US officials warned DNC of hack months before the party acted - CNNPolitics.com


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Focus: Tim Kaine's Foreign Policy Record - July 24, 2016


Clinton picks Kaine, foreign policy heavyweight: he favors 'shoring up democracies’, safe zones in Syria, nuclear modernization - defensenews


Clinton's VP pick Tim Kaine supports Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression - UAWire


Letter to Obama, signed by Kaine, to make U.S. support for Ukraine and Eastern Europe a focus of upcoming NATO summit - senate.gov


ARCHIVE: Defense policy bill, supported by Sen. Kaine, would send weapons to Ukraine - Washington Examiner


Sen. Kaine: Trump's NATO comments ‘very dangerous' - Morning Consult


VIDEO: Tim Kaine: Is NATO obsolete? - C-SPAN.org


Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's VP pick, told us why he wants the US doing more in Syria - Vox


Factcheck: Kaine voted to strike Assad in August 2013 and to train & equip Syrian rebels - All4Syria


ARCHIVE: Kaine: U.S. not creating safe zone in Syria will be considered ‘one of the big mistakes we've made’ (VIDEO) - Washington Free Beacon


ARCHIVE: Letter to Obama, signed by Kaine, calling on the US to set up 'humanitarian safe zones' in Syria - senate.gov


Meet Tim Kaine: he agreed with removing Saddam Hussein from power, and said 'I do share the President's [Bush] view’ - GOP

 

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US lawmakers duel over plans to upgrade nuclear arsenal - DoD Buzz


Sen. Kaine signed pro-nuclear ‘modernization' letter to the Secretary of Defense - PEACE ACTION


Letter signed by Kaine urging 'nuclear modernization in light of a wide array of strategic challenges facing the United States' - senate.gov


Sanders and other senators call on Obama to scale back plans to develop new, costly, nuclear weapons and reduce the risk of war – PEACE ACTION


Letter to President Obama, signed by Sanders, to cut nuclear weapons spending - senate.gov


ARCHIVE: Sen. Kaine: Sanders is 'an incredibly risky bet' for commander in chief - POLITICO


ARCHIVE: Commentary: US is more secure without new, nuclear-armed cruise missile - defensenews.com


Kaine statement on senate passage of defense bill: it 'contains several provisions he advocated for that will benefit Virginia’s shipbuilding industry and defense community' - senate.gov


Kaine and other senators vote to keep bomber price secret, a severe blow to transparency and fiscal responsibility  - pogo.org


ARCHIVE: Kaine: Budget deal good for defense industrial base - nationaldefensemagazine.org


ARCHIVE: Analysts warn budget problems on new carrier Ford to be expected, Kaine says Ford expenses are not out of line with the development of new ships - Military.com

 

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Focus: Islamic State - July 22, 2016


War on ISIL: US and allies plan to corner jihadist group in Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq - btimes.co.uk


Joint statement by foreign and defense ministers of the expanded small group of the global coalition to counter ISIL / Daesh - foreignaffairs.co.nz


Carter: Defense ministers agree on next steps in counter-ISIL fight - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


VIDEO: Carter addresses counter-ISIL meeting in Maryland - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


VIDEO: Carter briefs reporters on counter-ISIL efforts - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Kerry: Islamic State will remain dangerous after Mosul, Raqqa fall - Stripes


VIDEO: Secretary Kerry opens ministerial meeting of global coalition to counter ISIL - YouTube


While Carter portrays the terror group as on the run, GOP committee paints it as deadlier and more destructive than ever and determined to strike within U.S. borders - McClatchy DC


There have now been over 100 ISIS-linked terror plots against the West since 2014 - House Committee on Homeland Security


REPORT: Terror Gone Viral - House Committee on Homeland Security


Islamic State braces for imminent Iraqi siege to retake Mosul - usatoday.com


Pentagon investigating claims of civilian deaths in Syria strike - UPI.com


Syrian opposition calls for suspension of U.S.-led air strikes - Reuters


Kurds to Syrian opposition: halting coalition airstrikes will only help ISIS - ARA News


U.S.-backed Syrian force gives Islamic State 48 hours to leave Manbij - Reuters


Obama administration has begun to see al-Nusra as a global threat echoing a Russian argument that it has long resisted - The Washington Post


Russia-US-UN talks on Syria to be held in Geneva on July 26: source - TASS


Friends and foes of détente with Russia, Events from Turkey, Washington, Moscow, and Syria to Cleveland affect the Obama-Putin attempted rapprochement - The Nation


Carter: U.S.-Russian airstrikes in Syria 'not in the cards' - Washington Examiner


U.S.-backed ‘moderate’ rebels behead a child near Aleppo - The Daily Beast

 

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Brazilian police arrest 10 suspected of planning terrorist acts during Olympics - CNN.com


Brazilian terror group pledges allegiance to ISIS before Olympics - New York Post


Olympics: U.S. warned of jihad in Latin America before Brazilian Islamic State pledge - breitbart.com


Islamic State threatens to intensify attacks against France - Telegraph


Attacker in Nice plotted for months and had accomplices, French prosecutor says - The New York Times


Teenager who terrorized German train appears in Islamic State video - The Long War Journal


`Lone wolf` attacks rising, hard to track, warns Europol - Zee News


Report: More Than 100 Chinese Muslims Have Joined the Islamic State - Foreign Policy


Libyan forces reportedly laying siege to Islamic State in Sirte - Washington Post


UN: Islamic State fighters in Libya facing the "distinct possibility" of defeat, likely to scatter elsewhere in the North African region - Military.com


Cutting the Islamic State's money supply - The National Interest Blog


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Turkey News - July 20, 2016


Turkey fires 21,000 teachers, 1,577 university deans and 15,000 education ministry employees in post-coup crackdown - Telegraph


Turkey's post-coup crackdown by numbers - About Croatia


Turkey's government fears second coup attempt as purge removes many army commanders - The Independent


President Erdogan refuses to rule out execution of Turkey coup plotters - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: Interview with President Erdogan - CNN.com


Turkey formally requests extradition of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen from US, Prime Minister says - ABC News


Turkish cleric gulen urges U.S. to refuse extradition request - WSJ


VIDEO: Interview with Fethullah Gulen - BBC News


An interview with Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s minister of foreign affairs - The Washington Post


Turkish ambassador urges Greece to return coup plotters - Middle East Online


Turkish navy ships still missing since attempted coup – as it remains unclear which side admirals are on - The Independent


Two Turkish pilots who played a role in the downing of a Russian plane in November are in custody over the weekend’s failed coup in Turkey - Al Arabiya English


The Turkish military: In numbers - Forces TV


After failed coup, Erdogan vows to build barracks in Taksim square that sparked anti-government protests in 2013 - Reuters


It’s time for 'Erdogan’s coup': Threatened journalist expects widespread backlash in Turkey - huffingtonpost.com


Turkish lira, stocks plummet as Erdogan widens purge - MarketWatch


Turkish cenbank says to stick to tight policy after cutting rates again - Reuters


How the military coup attempt may change Turkey, The violent bid to oust President Erdoğan has exposed weaknesses in his divisive rule (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com


Insight: Turkey's Erdogan beats foes for now, but at high cost to stability - Reuters

 

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Obama presses Erdogan in phone call to respect rights as he responds to the coup that almost forced him from power - Bloomberg Politics


Kerry urges Turkey to maintain democratic principles after coup attempt - The Washington Post


VIDEO: John Kerry urges Turkey to 'respect rule of law' - YouTube


'No excuse' for Turkey to abandon rule of law: EU's Mogherini - Reuters


VIDEO: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on the impact of possible reintroduction of death penalty in Turkey - Veblr


Turkey won’t get visa-free travel this year: EU - The Journal of Turkish Weekly


Turkish air base stationed by US troops used by coup plotters - Worldbulletin News


Turkish police search air base used by US military storing NATO nuclear weapons - Daily Mail Online


America’s nukes aren’t safe in Turkey anymore - Foreign Policy


Expert: Turkey too dangerous for nuke storage - newsmax.com


Turkey and NATO: What comes next is messy - Foreign Policy


WikiLeaks releases 300k Turkey govt emails in response to Erdogan’s post-coup purges - RT News


WikiLeaks: Search the AKP email database - WikiLeaks


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Focus: Syria News - July 19, 2016


Syrian troops besiege rebel-held parts of Aleppo, a decisive battle that could turn the war in favor of the government - AP


Syria, Russia seek rebel surrender with Aleppo seige - GulfNews.com


Aleppo rebels accuse Kurds of aiding regime siege - NOW


Kurdish YPG forces combatting Islamists in Syria's Aleppo - ARA News


Pressure mounts in Aleppo, Since government forces closed off Castello Road supplies have dwindled and prices have skyrocketed - Al Jazeera


Syrian opposition plans to launch full-scale offensive across Aleppo - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Jihadists, mostly composed of the Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra, launch a large-scale offensive on Al-Mallah Farms and the Castillo road in an attempt to lift the Aleppo siege - almasdarnews.com


Huge blast rocks government arms factory near Aleppo as ISIS, Al-Nusra shell city & attack Syria troops (VIDEO) - RT News


VIDEO: Ancient city of Aleppo ravaged by relentless conflict - YouTube


Aleppo Governor, ICRC representative discuss cooperation in relief work – Syrian Arab News Agency


Field Report: Syrian Army makes fresh gains in Darayya (VIDEO) - almasdarnews.com


Syrian army foils jihadi attack in Quneitra: frontline report - almasdarnews.com


Syrian Forces Recapture Key Town on Latakia Coast - Antiwar.com


Lebanon Army targets Nusra, ISIS on northeast border - THE DAILY STAR


Russia to test new ship-based helicopters in Syria - UPI.com

 

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Fierce clashes between US backed Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants erupt in western Manbij - Rudaw


Syrian Democratic Forces advancing toward Manbij city center - southfront.org


US Central Command says anti-ISIS operation in Manbij will take time due to 'countless snipers and explosive belts’ - ARA News


US-Led coalition, supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces, destroys 22 Daesh positions near Syria’s Manbij: CENTCOM - Sputnik


US-led coalition denies ISIS access to critical supply routes north Syria near Manbij - ARA News


Unconfirmed report: 3 US soldiers killed by guided missile in Manbij northeastern Aleppo - Alalam


French special forces on the ground in Manbij - Rudaw


Manbij operation uncovers treasure trove of ISIS documents - Rudaw


Syrian opposition says U.S. must stand up to Russia which is committing 'war crimes' - Reuters


New Syrian opposition interim government excludes the Kurdish National Council - ARA News


Clinton backer and advisor Panetta: Obama’s strategy in Syria has resulted in ‘worst-case’ scenario, The U.S. will need to challenge ISIS, Assad and the Russians as well - Daily Caller


VIDEO: Leon Panetta talks Syria and the next U.S. president - YouTube


Statement by Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham on Obama administration’s delusional talks with Russia - United States Senator John McCain


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Focus: U.S. and Russia on Syria, Trump and Clinton on Nice terror attack - July 16, 2016


Putin-Kerry talks made no progress on Syria deal, Kremlin says - Bloomberg Politics


Kremlin spokesman says Putin, Kerry did not discuss Syria military cooperation, 'unfortunately, we are not much closer' - Almanar


U.S., Russia extend talks in search for Syria cooperation deal - washpost.bloomberg.com


Kerry: World 'waiting' for U.S.-Russia cooperation on terrorism - Washington Examiner


Kremlin: Moscow ready for coordinated anti-terrorist efforts with US, Putin regrets over our American partners’ rejecting cooperation - TASS


Russian Defense Minister urges US to joint action to normalize situation in Aleppo - TASS


US, Russia talk Syria military coordination despite Pentagon concerns - CNNPolitics.com


Pentagon resists Obama’s new plan to work with the Russians in Syria - The Daily Beast


Obama’s Syria plan teams up American and Russian forces - The Washington Post


Text of the U.S. Syria plan: Terms of reference for the Joint Implementation Group - The Washington Post


While the Obama administration works to shift its Syria policy away from pressuring the Assad regime, Congress launches Syria sanctions drive - The Washington Post


Interview: Bashar Al-Assad says U.S. is ‘not serious' about defeating ISIS (VIDEO) - NBC News


Assad: No talks with Russia about leaving power - BBC News


Journalist Colvin responsible for own death: Syria s Assad - Yahoo7


Syrian troops aided by Russian jets recapture 586 settlements: defense minister - TASS


Syrian Arab Coalition troops move toward center of Manbij in Syria - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Death of Islamic State's ‘minister of war’ Shishani may damage foreign recruitment, Pentagon says that he has been the target of an attack near Mosul - defenceWeb

 

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Trump says he would ask Congress to declare war on terrorism - The New York Times


Trump on Nice attacks: 'Extreme vetting' of immigrants; 'A different world and we're trying to be politically correct’ (VIDEO) - RealClearPolitics


VIDEO: Donald Trump: Use NATO ‘for a purpose’, to destroy ISIS - Fox News


Clinton on Nice: We need to launch an ‘intelligence surge' in war against ‘radical jihadist groups’ (VIDEO) - RealClearPolitics


Hillary: Europeans not cooperating with US on terrorism - newsmax.com


VIDEO: Donald Trump full interview on Nice, France terrorist attack - Fox News


VIDEO: Hillary Clinton full interview on Nice, France terrorist attack - Fox News


Debate rages in Clinton camp over Syria policy - TheHill


Hillary Clinton’s likely Defense Secretary Michelle Flourney wants more US troops fighting ISIS and Assad (and Michelle Flourney reply) - Defense One


Defeating the Islamic State: A bottom-up approach - Center for a New American Security


Admiral Fabuloso: Hillary, Syria and the destructive career of James G. Stavridis - counterpunch.org


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Focus: NATO and Russia - July 9, 2016


NATO leaders meet to deal with Russia threats from east, Islamic terrorism from south - US News


NATO approves buildup in eastern Europe at Warsaw summit - Stripes


U.S. sending 1,000 rotating troops to Poland, building radar systems in Germany and Turkey, moving drones to Italy - usatoday.com


Britain commits 650 troops to Nato’s Baltic forces to counter Vladimir Putin - telegraph.co.uk


Trudeau pledges troops, frigate and jets as NATO faces off against Russia - CTV


NATO takes over U.S.-built missile shield, amid Russian suspicion - Reuters


NATO agrees to ensure freedom of movement of troops, equipment amid Russia's alleged aerial denial capabilities' development - Sputnik


New chess game between NATO and Russia, Moscow’s investment in ‘access denial’ military systems calls into question the Alliance’s ability to defend Baltics — and divides it politically - POLITICO


According to NATO statistics, the U.S. spent an estimated $650 billion on defense last year, more than double the amount all the other 27 NATO countries spent between them - GantNews.com


Fact sheet: U.S. contributions to NATO capabilities - whitehouse.gov


Compendium of defence expenditures of NATO countries (2009-2016) - NATO

 

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Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit - Reuters


Obama op-ed: America’s alliance with Britain and Europe will endure - FT.com


Obama: U.S. to be lead nation for enhanced NATO presence in Poland - U.S. Department of Defense


Kerry says U.S. will remain firm on Russia sanctions - rferl.org


Merkel: Russia's actions have deeply disturbed our eastern allies and require a clear reassurance of their safety - spacewar.com


Kremlin says NATO talk of Russian threat absurd, short-sighted - Reuters


Kremlin spksm Dmitry Peskov's in no doubt about NATO threat: "If it walks like a dog, smells like a dog, barks like a dog, then it's a dog.” - Steve Rosenberg on Twitter


Russia vows to ‘do anything’ for Black Sea balance despite NATO plans - newsweek.com


Putin increases Russian Armed Forces’ organic strength to 1.885 million - TASS

 

Russian media unhappy with NATO summit - BBC News


Stoltenberg: NATO-Russia Council may meet at ministerial level, after meeting at the level of ambassadors on July 13 - TASS


Stoltenberg: NATO’s door remains open to Ukraine, Georgia - Ukrinform News


‘No to militarism!’ Anti-war activists mirror NATO meeting in Warsaw with own summit - RT News


Trump’s Russia adviser criticizes U.S. for ‘hypocritical focus on democratization…and regime change”’ - The Washington Post


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Focus: FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton emails - July 6, 2016


FBI says Clinton's handling of email 'extremely careless,' but no charges recommended - Chicago Tribune


VIDEO: FBI director James Comey full statement on Hillary Clinton email investigation - C-SPAN


TRANSCRIPT: Statement by FBI director James Comey on the investigation of secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system - FBI


Clinton fact check: Key assertions by Hillary in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny - AP


FBI boss James Comey's 7 most damning lines questioning Hillary Clinton’s judgement, competence - CNNPolitics.com


F.B.I.’s critique of Hillary Clinton is a ready-made attack ad, James B. Comey all but indicted her judgment and competence - The New York Times


Hillary Clinton’s email problems might be even worse than we thought - The Washington Post


FBI says Hillary Clinton claim on reading emails was false - TIME


Despite FBI findings, experts say Clinton's email likely hacked - POLITICO


Former official: FBI agents likely to be ‘way beyond disappointed' on Clinton - The Daily Caller


The Internet is furious over what James Comey said about Hillary Clinton’s emails - The Daily Caller


Opinion: Nine big questions for FBI Director Comey about Hillary's emails - Fox News


Opinion: FBI rewrites federal law to let Hillary off the hook - National Review

 

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FBI investigation: Donald J. Trump statement on Hillary Clinton's bad judgment and the rigged system - Donald J Trump for President


Donald Trump: FBI decision on Clinton emails a 'total miscarriage in justice' - CBS News


VIDEO: Donald Trump interviewed on the FBI investigation: 'No choice but to convict, or to go to some form of very harsh punishment' - Fox News


VIDEO: Donald Trump: ’Bernie, my poor Bernie lost the FBI primary' when the decision on Hillary Clinton was announced - CNN


Paul Ryan, GOP officials blast Clinton over FBI email findings - usatoday.com


RNC chief: 'FBI’s findings are a glaring indictment of Hillary Clinton’s complete lack of judgement, honesty, and preparedness to be our next commander-in-chief' - Breibart

 

Sen. Judiciary to the FBI: Release all information on Hillary email case to the public - Breibart


VIDEO: Rudy Giuliani: Hillary broke the law; ‘gross negligence equals extreme carelessness' - RealClearPolitics


Anti-Hillary video quickly seizes on ‘Clinton’s lie’ after FBI director reveals findings of email investigation (VIDEO) - TheBlaze.com


Judicial Watch blasts Comey for 'weak recommendation' on Clinton emails - POLITICO


Now Judicial Watch points investigators at Attorney General Lynch, Clandestine meeting with Bill Clinton raises questions about investigation of Hillary - WND


Sanders stays quiet on FBI announcement about Clinton, says he is not altering his plan to remain a presidential candidate - The Washington Post


Bernie Sanders supporters melt down over FBI's Hillary Clinton decision - CNNPolitics.com


Celebrity Bernie supporters on FBI Clinton investigation: System rigged - Breitbart


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Focus: Donald Trump and Trade - July 1, 2016

 

Trump amps up trade war with Clinton in Manchester, NH - Bloomberg Politics


Trump highlights N.H. factories closed thanks to Hillary Clinton trade agenda - breitbart.com


Donald Trump on TPP: We should seek a guarantee from Hillary Clinton that she won't sign it in any form - Breitbart


VIDEO: Trump: There is no way to fix Trans-Pacific Partnership - YouTube


VIDEO: Trump: TPP greatest danger yet to U.S. manufacturing - News Planet


Donald Trump: Americans should 'pay a little bit more' for U.S.-made products to save jobs - LA Times


VIDEO: Full Speech: Donald Trump delivers remarks on trade in Manchester, NH - YouTube


Trump attacks Hillary’s support for NAFTA and other trade agreements in Monessen, PA - Reclaim Our Republic

 

Trump vows to scrap NAFTA if Mexico and Canada don’t renegotiate - The Yucatan Times

 

TRANSCRIPT: Donald Trump's trade and jobs speech in Monessen, PA - POLITICO

 

Trump: Sanders and I know the trade deals are terrible - Washington Examiner

 

VIDEO: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders sound alike on trade - CNN

 

Chamber of Commerce, business groups blast Trump over trade - CBS News

 

Trump’s trade policies would make America recession-bound again - U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 

Donald Trump slams Chamber of Commerce ‘sinister' trade agenda: They ‘don’t care’ about working Americans - breitbart.com

 

VIDEO: Trump: Chamber of Commerce controlled by special interests that don't care about you - RealClearPolitics

 

Bush's top NAFTA negotiator bashes Trump, says she will vote for Clinton - Forbes

 

Top GOP donor and hedge fund executive warns Trump trade policies would cause global depression - theaustralian.com

 

Here’s the growing list of big-name Republicans supporting Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post

 

POLL: Polls find Republicans voters shifting into the anti-trade party - providencejournal.com

 

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Bernie Sanders pushes Democratic Party to oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal - masslive.com


Backers of Sanders mobilize to overthrow DNC platform's pro-TPP stance - Common Dreams


Democrats and Republicans poised to clash on trade at Conventions - newsweek.com


Environmental groups deliver more than 500,000 anti-TPP petitions to congress - InsideTrade.com

 

Wealthiest U.S. senator backs Clinton, supports TPP - courthousenews.com

 

In Canada, Obama rebukes Trump on trade - TheHill

 

White House to Trump: We already overhauled NAFTA during the talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership - Washington Examiner

 

Keystone Pipeline company demands $15B to US governemnt under NAFTA deal - Common Dreams

 

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Focus: The Benghazi Report - June 29, 2016


Benghazi report: Troops didn't get orders to deploy until five hours after terror attack that killed four Americans - TheHill


Where was the military during Benghazi? Report shows that as the battle raged, no help ever arrived — or was ever dispatched - LifeZette


Marines responding to Benghazi held up by officials debating on weapons and uniforms, commander says - marinecorpstimes.com


Pentagon respond to harsh criticism that it failed to act in Benghazi, says faster response wouldn't have mattered - Washington Examiner


Pentagon officials: Anti-aircraft weapons prevented possibility of Air Force aid in Benghazi - breitbart.com


ARCHIVE: Squadron member stationed in Italy speaks out on stalled Benghazi response: We could have been there, we were waiting for the order which never came - Fox News


ARCHIVE: U.S. military ordered a rescue team in Tripoli not to go to Benghazi - The Weekly Standard


CIA chief in Benghazi confirmed that he told his team to wait and not to deploy yet while he tried to obtain reinforcements from local Libyan 'security forces' - Breitbart


Gowdy: CIA didn't want us talking to witness who said he had to work phone to get Gaddafi loyalists to come save them in Benghazi - Breitbart


Benghazi officer warned U.S. months before attack: 'Everybody' will die because of lack of security - Breitbart


The 7 must-read passages in the Benghazi report - POLITICO


House Select committee on Benghazi releases proposed report (Full text) - Select Committee on Benghazi


Democratic report on the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi (Full Text) - Democrats

 

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Clinton claims House Benghazi report ‘found nothing,’ says time to ‘move on’ - Fox News


VIDEO: Clinton responds to Benghazi report - NYTimes.com


Rep. Pompeo: Hillary ‘failed to lead' on Benghazi - newsmax.com

 

Addendum by Jim Jordan and Mike Pompeo to the House Select Committee report on Benghazi (Full text) - POLITICO


White House spokesman: Claim that the military was slow to respond to the Benghazi attacks 'has been thoroughly debunked’ - POLITICO


The 15 questions by Gowdy about Benghazi that Barack Obama declined to answer - Breitbart


VIDEO: State Department spokesman says the clothing issue did not affect the speed or timeliness of any possible military response - YouTube


State Department employees react in shock to Susan Rice’s Benghazi comments - Business Insider


Democratic Benghazi report shows payout to Blumenthal from pro-Clinton groups: $200,000 a year - freebeacon.com


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Focus: Donald Trump vs. the Republican Establishment - June 28, 2016


Dump Trump movement planning for convention floor fight - NBC News


Trump foes make new push to unbind GOP convention delegates - POLITICO


Text of letter by GOP delegate Kendal Unruh including a new party rule that would permit any delegate to shrug off pledged support - POLITICO


Virginia GOP delegate Beau Correll sues for freedom to vote against Trump - CBS News


VIDEO: Interview with Beau Correll: Lawsuit could give 'Never Trump' movement legal standing - YouTube


Anti-Trump group launches TV ads (VIDEO) - NBC News


POLITICO delegate survey: Dump Trump lacks the votes - POLITICO


Donald Trump & Republican convention revolt: How far can it go? - National Review


POLITICO reached out to more than 50 prominent Republicans. Few said they plan to attend the convention in Cleveland, let alone speak - POLITICO


Here’s a list of the top 11 Republicans who won’t speak at the Trump convention - Daily Wire


GRAPHIC (at the bottom of the page): GOP politicians not attending Republican national convention: Senators, governors, executives - US News


Is Trump qualified to be president? Mitch McConnell won't say. - CSMonitor.com


Conservative columnist George Will leaves Republican Party over Trump, says ’make sure he loses' - NBC News


VIDEO: George Will: I joined the GOP in 1964 when I voted for Barry Goldwater, I joined it because I was a conservative. But I leave for the same reason, that I'm a conservative - YouTube


President Bush Treasury chief Paulson slams Trump, to vote for Clinton - NBC


Paulson op-ed: A Donald Trump presidency is unthinkable. So I'm voting for Hillary Clinton. - Chicago Tribune


Bush White House adviser backs Clinton over Trump - POLITICO


GOP 'savior' George W. Bush headlines fundraisers for senator McCain and others, last spring said he will never endorse Donald Trump - Cincinnati.com


Huffington calls for GOP to dump Trump with 'Trexit' - TheHill


Analysis: Thousands of Republican donors avoid Donald Trump - usatoday.com


The list of prominent hedge-funders who say they won't vote for Trump is growing - theweek.com


Silicon valley snubs Donald Trump - US News

 

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Donald Trump and R.N.C. crack down on rebelling delegates - The New York Times


Trump: Cruz, Kasich shouldn't speak at convention without endorsement - TheHill


Trump camp scrambles to shape up before GOP convention - Fox News


Trump campaign chairman Manafort promises 'major' personnel announcements - Washington Examiner


VIDEO: Paul Manafort on Donald Trump's campaign (Full Interview) - NBC News


Trump co-chair Sam Clovis on GOP opposition: 'They'll get over it' - POLITICO


Is Donald Trump softening his tone? - CNNPolitics.com


Iowa GOP chair: Delegation to go for Trump at convention despite Cruz winning Iowa - RedState


Michigan conservative coalition warns against denying Donald Trump presidential nomination - MLive.com


Pro and anti-Trump groups will be able to protest safely at the Cleveland convention - The Daily Caller


Huckabee: 'I'd be honored' to speak for Trump at RNC - POLITICO


Sarah Palin blasts GOP establishment, stumps for Donald Trump - dailynews.com


Dick Morris says he's been advising Donald Trump - POLITICO


Pete Coors, Mike Shanahan to host Donald Trump fundraiser in Colorado - Denver Post


Donald Trump's son spearheads his presidential fundraising campaign - The Independent


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Focus: Brexit - June 25, 2016


Brexit: Worries about excessive migration to the U.K.overshadowed fears of the economic fallout of leaving the European bloc - Bloomberg


This is how immigration fueled the Brexit result - The National Interest Blog


Fear of immigration drove the Brexit victory – not immigration itself - The Guardian


POLL: Just ahead of the EU referendum, concern about immigration rose by 10 percentage points - Ipsos MORI


Brexit, explained in one chart: British voters push back against a huge surge in immigration that’s taken place over the past decade - Vox


Brexit: UK Immigration by the numbers - The Post Newspaper


Immigration pushes UK population to 65 million - The Times & The Sunday Times


EU referendum: How the results compare to the UK's educated, old and immigrant populations - telegraph.co.uk


Brexit: What next for immigration after the EU referendum? - newsweek.com


David Cameron, Britain's Prime Minister, to step down after Brexit vote - NBC News


Jeremy Corbyn faces calls to resign from Labour MPs over disastrous referendum campaign - The Independent


VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn says he wont resign despite Brexit result - ibtimes.co.in


Brexit: New Labour should have listened to 'racist' immigration concerns years ago, As years passed and migration soared those who spoke up were dismissed - ibtimes.co.u

 

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Trump cites immigration anger as driving factor in 'Brexit' vote – and beyond - Fox News


VIDEO: Trump: Brits have voted to take their country back - Fox News


TRANSCRIPT: Donald Trump’s Brexit press conference - The Washington Post


Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding British Referendum on E.U. Membership - Donald J Trump for President


How Trump benefits from Brexit - Yahoo Finance


Hillary Clinton camp says Trump’s ‘Brexit’ remarks show he’s unfit for White House - WSJ


Hillary Clinton statement on Brexit vote - hillaryclinton.com


Bernie Sanders on Brexit: ‘The global economy is not working for everybody’ - huffingtonpost.com


VIDEO: Sanders on Brexit: The ‘global economy is not working for everybody' - YouTube


Joe Biden, in a speech in Ireland, warns against blaming immigrants for unrest - LA Times


Joint statement by Schulz, Tusk, Rutte and Juncker on UK referendum outcome - uroparl.europa.eu


From trade to migration - how Brexit may hit the EU economy - Reuters


Brexit to hit German economy hard: business groups - MarketWatch


Brexit sparks calls for more EU exits, world leaders react to EU referendum result - btimes.com


Voters in Sweden, Denmark and Greece demand their say on 'broken' Europe - Daily Mail Online


Swiss say Brexit vote complicates its EU immigration talks - Yahoo Finance UK


Putin on Brexit: UK citizens' choice resulted from the British authorities' 'arrogance and a shallow approach to solving pivotal issues’ - RT News


The British Brexit vote is awful news for China - Quartz


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Focus: Russia - June 21, 2016


Germany's foreign minister accuses NATO of ‘warmongering' over Russia, criticizes military exercises in Eastern Europe - RFERL


NATO’s chief brushes aside comments from Germany’s foreign minister saying both military, political approach needed toward Russia - RFERL


U.S. Navy officials say European exercises not 'sabre-rattling', but necessary steps to deter aggressive Russian maritime expansion - Reuters


US Nato general fears rapid Russian troop deployments - BBC News


NATO targets Russia ‘threat' in July summit - Daily Express


German foreign minister suggests European split over Moscow, Merkel ally rebuffs his NATO criticism - NASDAQ.com


Russia won’t be invading NATO countries, Germany shouldn’t help start a new arms race: former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder - RT News


NATO launches anti-submarine warfare exercise in Norwegian Sea - NATO


NATO jets in Baltics scrambled twice last week to escort Russian warplanes - baltictimes.com


NATO battalions on Russian borders could easily grow into larger contingent: Russian analyst - Sputnik


Defense secretary Carter hails US alliances amid Trump criticism that the U.S. 'cannot afford to police the entire world’ - TheHill


Pentagon chief Carter: 'Next month when I accompany President Obama to the NATO Summit in Warsaw, we all need to do more to deter and defend against Russian aggression' - Sputnik


Carter confirms new NATO battalions on eastern flank - IHS Jane's 360


Is the Pentagon hyping the Russia threat? Some officials are inflating it in an effort to boost the Defense Department’s budget - The American Conservative


Joe Biden rips Donald Trump's foreign policy: 'Embracing Putin at a time of renewed Russian aggression I believe will call into question America's longstanding commitment to Europe' - CNN


Top Russian politician hails Trump’s Washington invite of Putin as ‘common sense' - newsweek.com


She isn’t president yet, but Russia already hates Hillary Clinton - Observer

 

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EU to extend Russia sanctions until the end of the year, divided over next steps - Reuters


European ministers wrestle with future of Russia sanctions - WSJ


Likely sanctions renewal on Russia welcomed by US allies - defensenews.com


US senators press EU to renew Russian sanctions - defensenews.com


NATO's Stoltenberg: EU sanctions on Russia should remain - Reuters


Germany's Steinmeier favors gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions - Reuters


Time to send ‘strong signal of accommodation’ to Russia and gradually lift sanctions: Austrian FM - RT News


Germany supports Russia's initiative on Nord Stream-2: Russian Energy Minister - TASS


Putin seeks to include China, India, Iran in fledgling Eurasian Union - Forbes


China, Russia expected to sign multibillion dollar high-speed rail deal during Putin’s visit to Beijing - South China Morning Post


Moscow starts developing heavy engine for joint Chinese-Russian airliner - TASS

 

Work on Russian-Chinese heavy helicopter autonomous from 3rd countries: deputy PM - TASS


Putin said to weigh $11-billion Rosneft sale to China, India - worldoil.com


Key economic policy players in the rival Kremlin camps - Daily Mail Online


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Syria News - June 19, 2016


U.S. backed Kurdish and Arab forces advance two km from center of Islamic state-held Manbij: source - Reuters


US Special Forces active in Manbij offensive, says YPG official - Rudaw


Islamic State mounts fierce defence of besieged Syrian bastion Manbij, launches a wave of suicide and car bombings - Daily Mail


Hundreds of Kurdish villagers near Manbij taken by ISIS as human shield - Rudaw


SDF forces break ISIS defense lines and reach trapped civilians in Manbij (VIDEO) - Rudaw


ISIS extremists execute whole family for trying to escape Manbij city - ARA News


'I felt liberated': Syrian girl reveals joy removing niqab after US backed Syrian forces expel ISIS - Reuters


Kurdish commander: ISIS no longer able to cross the border, send terrorists from Syria to the outside world - ARA News


Federal plan for Syrian Kurdistan advances with U.S.-backed forces - ekurd


Syrian government forces impose heavy losses on ISIS military hardware in Raqqa province - alalam.ir


UN human rights panel concludes ISIS is committing genocide against Yazidis - United Nations News Centre


REPORT: “They came to destroy”: ISIS crimes against the Yazidis - UN Human Rights Council

 

Why the Islamic State Is Weaker Than It Seems - Stratfor


ARCHIVE: Islamic State sees sharp drop in its revenue - Jerusalem Post

 

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Russia bombs U.S.-backed Syrian rebels near Jordan border - CNNPolitics.com


Images suggest that Russia cluster-bombed U.S.-backed Syrian fighters - The Washington Post


Pentagon chief Carter hits Russia for attacking U.S.-backed Syrian rebels - AP


U.S. seeks answers over Russian strikes on Syrian rebels - Reuters


Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on U.S.-Russia Video Conference - U.S. Department of Defense


Russian defense minister meets Assad, inspects Khmeimim airbase in Syria (VIDEO) - RT News


Russia says Syria campaign death toll moves into double figures - THE DAILY STAR


Syrian rebel groups, including Nusra Front, capture government-held areas, dozens dead - ABC News


Islamist group kills seven members of a Kurdish family in Aleppo (VIDEO) - Rudaw


Syrian forces stop al-Nusra Front offensive near Turkish border - Sputnik


Iran’s Qods Force general vows to fight in Iraq and Syria until the last jihadist is killed - The Long War Journal


John Kerry is said to side with diplomats’ critical memo on Syria - The New York Times


Brain-dead diplomats: Why did 51 American State Dept. officials ‘dissent' against Obama and call for bombing Syria? - Alternet


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