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Focus: Clinton, Biden - Aug 28, 2015

POLL: Hillary declines sharply in Quinnipiac poll, 45% down from 55% a month ago, Sanders has 22% and Biden 18% -

POLL: Joe Biden polls better than Hillary Clinton against all Republicans, beating them by a larger margin - New York Post

POLL: The top three words voters think of to describe Hillary are 'liar', 'dishonest' and 'untrustworthy' - Washington Examiner

POLL: List of 50 Words Americans Used to Describe Hillary Clinton - Breitbart

POLL: Full results of the Quinnipiac Poll - Quinnipiac Poll

POLL: Biden 'Honest,' 'Genuine' in Reuters/Ipsos poll - The Times

POLL: Donald Trump would beat Hillary Clinton in Utah, BYU poll says - The Salt Lake Tribune

Biden to meet with AFL-CIO chief as he weighs White House run - TheHill

Biden to Meet With Jewish Leaders to Make Case for Iran Nuclear Deal - WSJ

Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraising network on high alert - The Washington Post

DNC chair: Biden 'would be welcomed' to presidential race - POLITICO

DNC to honor Beau Biden - TheHill

DNC announces fundraising agreement with Clinton, says it’s pursuing similar agreements with the other Democratic primary campaigns - POLITICO

O'Malley: Rallying around Clinton a 'big mistake' - TheHill

Christie: Hillary Clinton should quit presidential race -

Obituaries Keep Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote for Hillary - Washington Free Beacon

Progressive groups press Hillary on Wall Street's golden parachutes, Two former Clinton aides received bonuses from banks when they left to join her at the State Dept -

VIDEO: Clinton equates GOP stance on women to terrorists - TheHill

Clinton, Sanders united in call for more federal spending on higher ed, vary on college affordability approach - InsideHigherEd

Hamptons home rented by the Clintons could be yours for $32.5M - New York Post

How Chronic Disease Could End Hillary Clinton’s White House Run - The National Enquirer



Clinton Data Went Unsecured For Over a Month After ‘Classified’ Data Discovered - Washington Free Beacon

Clinton's attorney got security clearance just before handling emails - Washington Examiner

GOP senator accuses Clinton of improperly passing state secrets to her lawyer - McClatchy DC

Hillary Clinton emails: Chuck Grassley questions lack of permanent IG at State Department - Washington Times

Hillary Clinton’s State Department IG Was More Lapdog than Watchdog, Its Oversight Was Toothless, Lax - National Review Online

Top senator presses State on whether Clinton has security clearance despite FBI probe - Fox News

Group: Hillary Clinton mixed State, foundation business -

Clinton ally accused of running interference on email scandal - Washington Examiner

How Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe - The Washington Post

Former AG Mukasey says he was wrong to suggest that if Clinton was ever convicted of destroying government records by erasing her server, she would be legally unqualified for the presidency - NBC

Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders - The New York Times

Dems: Grassley's probe of Clinton's email gives Biden wide opening - Washington Examiner

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Focus: Clinton, Biden, Sanders - Aug 26, 2015

Exclusive: State Dept.-released Clinton email had classified intel from 3 agencies, possibly violating Obama order (VIDEO) - Fox News

DHS has no record of State Dept. giving info for Clinton server audit, despite rules - Fox News

Trey Gowdy frustrated by State Dept stonewalling on Clinton and her aides - Washington Examiner

Clinton's emails discuss conversations with foreign diplomats, embassy security and countries from Russia to China - Washington Examiner

POLL: 46 percent of voters believe Clinton should suspend her campaign amid email scandal, 44 percent disagree -  Washington Free Beacon

POLL: Should Hillary Clinton Suspend Her Campaign? - Rasmussen Reports

Former attorney general says classified email scandal 'disqualifies' Hillary Clinton from serving as president – IF she's broke federal law - Daily Mail Online

Memo Analyzes Possibility Hillary Clinton Prohibited From Holding Office -

President Bill Clinton's top spy blasts alleged Hillary email cover up -

Hillary Clinton’s lawyer had 'top secret' clearance - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton Used Email-Monitor Linked to Personal Tax Lawyer -

Hillary Server Firm Employs Top Clinton Operative -

Questions arise about existence of second, private Clinton email server - Fox News

Hillary Clinton E-mails Reveal Inner Circle of Yes Men - National Review Online

Emails Draw Huma Abedin, a Clinton Aide, Back Into the Spotlight - The New York Times

Occupy Argues Clinton Unfit To Run For President - The Moderate Voice

4 State Parties Sign Fund-Raising Pacts With Clinton Campaign - The New York Times

Maserati, Ferrari, Bentley and Porsche at Hillary Clinton fundraiser - Daily Mail Online

POLL: Hillary Clinton lagging against Republicans in summer target state polls - Washington Examiner

POLL: Michigan poll shows Hillary Clinton trails Jeb Bush; barely leads Donald Trump -

POLL: Clinton trouncing Trump, edging rest of GOP in Virginia - Washington Examiner

POLL: Hillary Clinton still a strong frontrunner in Iowa - CBS News



Obama gives Joe Biden 'blessing' for 2016 bid -


POLL: Yes He Can! 64% of Dems say VP Biden can win presidency in the  Economist/YouGov Poll - Washington Examiner

Joe Biden to Hold Unusual Conference Call With Hundreds of DNC Members - The New York Times

Joe Biden 2016: Draft Biden group circulates pro-Joe memo to DNC members - POLITICO

Draft Biden on track to be up in 50 States by next week, the super-PAC hopes to raise $3 million by the end of September - Bloomberg

Top Democratic fundraisers invited to meet with Joe Biden at Naval Observatory - The Washington Post

Joe Biden 2016: Big donors being courted by advisers - POLITICO

Hedge funder asked to host Joe Biden luncheon - Page Six

CBS: Citing Email Scandal, Major Clinton Donor Would Flip Support to Biden If He Ran (VIDEO) - Washington Free Beacon

More Democrats crack open door for Biden presidential run - Reuters

Joe Biden hires communications chief with campaign experience, she comes to the White House from the Motion Picture Association of America - Washington Examiner



POLL: Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in second striking New Hampshire poll - Business Insider

POLL: Sanders is gaining ground on Clinton, but he has little support among non-white Democrats - Economist/YouGov Poll

Bernie Sanders Grassroots Planning Huge March on Washington in October, this Facebook RSVP movement has garnered so far over 87,000 signatures - Observer

Bernie Sanders Gets Stamp of Approval From Cornel West - The New York Times

Bernie Sanders’s Success in Attracting Small Donors Tests Importance of ‘Super PACs’ - The New York Times

Deez Nuts endorses Bernie Sanders and John Kasich for presidential nomination, meet the 15-year-old presidential candidate (VIDEO) -

Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 22, 2015

Exclusive: Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest - Reuters

Declassify Dates of Some Clinton's Emails Raise Questions - VOA

Snipers, vehicle moves among classified data emailed to Clinton - Bloomberg

U.S. said to probe how classified data got on Clinton’s Server, blending info from multiple sources that included classified content - Bloomberg

Court says Clinton emails broke 'government policy', orders State Department to get FBI findings on Clinton e-mails - Washington Times

State Department did nothing to protect Clinton emails after hack - McClatchy DC

Critics say new State Department guidelines meant to 'chill' employee speech - Fox News

Denver-based Platte River Networks questioned by U.S. Senate over Hillary Clinton email server - 7NEWS Denver

Clinton’s Email Server Firm Scrubs ‘Data-Disposal’ References from Website, Hiding a Partnership with a Company Specialized in '100 Percent Data Destruction' - Washington Free Beacon

VIDEO: The IT Firm That Managed Hillary Clinton's Private Server Speaks Out - Fox News

Clinton Blames The Fed's 'Ridiculous Classification Rules' - The Daily Caller

The Real Clinton Email Scandal: Our Ridiculous Classification Rules - POLITICO Magazine

Intel, Military Officials Fire Back At Hillary’s Over-Classification Tweet - The Daily Caller

Watchdog: Two National Security Laws Appear Broken in Clinton Email Scandal - Washington Free Beacon

Everything you need to know about how the State Department classifies information - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Hillary For America's campaign Press Secretary, Brian Fallon, is here to fact check tweets about the emails controversy - YouTube

Déjà Vu: When Bill Clinton Pardoned His Former CIA Director over Classified Documents on His Home Computer - National Review Online



Decision nearing, Biden games out mechanics of a 2016 run - Chicago Tribune

Biden buzz grows amid new polling, ‘draft’ movement picks up key adviser - Fox News

VIDEO: Draft Biden movement gains momentum, Interview with former Obama campaign adviser Steve Schale - MSNBC

Hollywood Panic: Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal Has Some Donors Whispering, 'Joe Biden' -

Swing-State Quinnipiac Poll Suggests Joe Biden Opening - Bloomberg Politics

POLL: Quinnipiac: Clinton Has Nearly 2-to-1 Dishonesty Ratings in Key Swing States - Washington Free Beacon

Full text of results of the 2016 Presidential Swing State Polls Poll - Quinnipiac University 


POLL: A Fox 2 Detroit/Mitchell Research poll shows Republicans beating Clinton in Michigan - Washington Examiner

Democrats urge Clinton to offer better explanation of emails - AP

NBC: Democrats Think the Clinton Campaign Is ‘In Denial’ Over Email Scandal (VIDEO) - Washington Free Beacon


Fellow diplomats question Clinton's email defense - POLITICO

VIDEO: Email controversy sheds lights on Clinton's confidante Huma Abedin - CNN

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin tried to force past Secret Service without ID - Daily Mail Online

Bernie Sanders Draws Big Crowds to His ‘Political Revolution’ - The New York Times

Martin O’Malley puts pressure on Clinton with new Social Security plan - POLITICO

Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting -

The Hamptons where Hillary feels at home, Clintons prefer to vacation next to the rich one percent - POLITICO

The joke third-party presidential candidate Deez Nuts tops Trump, Clinton in Internet traffic - TheHill

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton Email Scandal: State Department Allowed Clinton to Use Personal Device - National Review Online

Judicial Watch Statement: State Department Did Not Provide Secure BlackBerry to Hillary Clinton - Judicial Watch

State Department admits it wiped clean and likely DESTROYED Blackberry devices used by top Hillary Clinton aides - Daily Mail Online

Hillary Clinton E-Mail Scandal: Federal Judge Expresses Frustration with State Department - National Review Online

Judicial Watch Statement: Federal Judge Orders State Department Early Hearing for Hillary Email Case - Judicial Watch

Attorney overseeing the State Dept's handling of Hillary emails worked for law firm representing Hillary over her same emails - Washington Examiner

State Department issuing new policy designed to keep employees from freely speaking to Congress or press? -

FBI optimistic it can recover some deleted data from Clinton server - MSNBC

Besides emails, forensic exam of Clinton's server may yield security, access clues - AP

Records of Clinton aides' travel to Chappaqua, Denver sought - Washington Examiner

Hillary Clinton's email firm Platte River Networks was run from a loft in Denver with its servers in the BATHROOM closet - Daily Mail Online

With unsecured Hillary emails, hackers worry Senate Homeland Security Chairman - The Daily Caller

As the intelligence community officials pour over thousands of Clinton unreleased emails, the overclassification issue could become a political problem -

VIDEO: Former CIA Director: Clinton Server ‘Dangerous to the Republic and to State Secrets’ - Washington Free Beacon

VIDEO: This Aspect of Hillary Clinton Email Scandal That Has Left Even Former NSA Director Stunned: ‘I Don’t Even Think It Was Legal’ -

VIDEO: Giuliani: Hillary Should Be the Subject of a Criminal Investigation - Fox News Insider

VIDEO: Clinton pulls plug on testy presser over emails questions - TheHill

James Carville Blames Email Scandal on 'Stupid Media People’ (VIDEO) - Mediaite



POLL: Hillary Clinton losing ground to Bernie Sanders, Trump trails her by just 6 points in CNN poll - POLITICO

POLL: More on the CNN Democratic polling -

POLL: Full text of the results for CNN Democratic polling -

POLL: Hillary Clinton's Mentions Online Are Running 75% Negative -

POLL: Hillary trails Trump in North Carolina - TheHill

Some Hillary Clinton supporters in South Carolina are starting to get nervous - The Washington Post

Has Clinton's email controversy impacted her donors? - CBS News

Clinton camp warns Democrat donors: keep checkbook closed for Joe Biden - Boston Herald

Hillary Clinton Wants Donors to Pay for Food and Drinks at Her Fund-Raisers - The Washington Post

Huma Abedin Received Over $40K From Hillary’s Former Leadership PAC - Washington Free Beacon

Donald Trump Blasts Hillary Clinton 'Deleter of the Free World' in New Attack Ad over Email Issues (VIDEO) -

VIDEO: Trump: Hillary emails 'devastating' for election -

Black Lives Matter Activist Tells Hillary to Her Face That She's Responsible for Mass Incarceration -

Hillary Clinton Addresses Her Husband's Crime Policies And Mass Incarceration -

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Talks With BlackLivesMatter (Part 1) - YouTube

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Talks With BlackLivesMatter (Part 2) - YouTube

'Do not vote for Hillary': NJ woman makes last request in obit - Fox News

How Hillary Clinton plans to spend campaign break in $50k-a-week Hamptons home - Daily Mail Online

Hillary Clinton Is Hiding Multiple Sclerosis And A Series Of Strokes, The National Enquirer Claims - Radar Online

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 18, 2015


60 Clinton emails reportedly containing classified data - Fox News

Official: More than 300 Clinton emails flagged for potentially classified info - Fox News

Text of the State Department status report on Clinton emails to a federal court -

State Dept.: 'No doubt' more Clinton emails will be classified - Washington Examiner

Report: State officials hiding extent of classified info on Clinton servers - Washington Examiner

VIDEO: State Dept. Undermines The Importance Of The Classified Emails On Clinton Server - YouTube

Hillary Clinton emails: Safe provided to lawyer among irregularities seen in review - Washington Times

VIDEO: State Dept. Unable To Answer Whether Clinton Aides Devices Were Secure - YouTube

Hillary Clinton IT firm Platte River says email backups are likely - Business Insider

Clinton’s IT Email Contractor: The Unraveling Continues - Breitbart

State Department Finds Thousands of Clinton Aide Philippe Reines Emails It Claimed Did Not Exist -

POLL: Only 2% of Americans Think Hillary Clinton Told the Truth About Her Emails Not Containing Classified Information - The American Spectator



GOP senator Grassley questions Clinton attorney on security clearance - TheHill

Text of GOP senator Grassly’ letter to Clinton attorney on security clearance -

VIDEO: Gowdy: Clinton to testify in October before Benghazi panel, all questions ‘asked’ and ‘answered’ - Fox News

GOP group releases video blasting Clinton for classified email controversy (VIDEO) - Washington Examiner

Former U.S. Attorney General Mukasey: Clinton Defies the Law and Common Sense - WSJ

Hillary Clinton email scandal prompts Chris Christie to call for criminal investigation - POLITICO

VIDEO: Chris Christie on Clinton: What if I'd deleted Bridgegate emails? -

VIDEO: Bob Woodward compares Clinton emails to Nixon tapes - TheHill

Ex-officials prosecuted for mishandling gov’t info see ‘double standard’ in Clinton case - Fox News

Hero Marine Nailed for Secret Email: What Did He Do That Hillary Didn’t? - The Daily Beast



POLL: Hillary Clinton loses ground to Sanders nationally, trails Bush and Rubio in head-to-head match-ups - Washington Times

POLL: Iowa State Fair attendees pick Sanders over Clinton - TheHill

POLL: Clinton’s Lead Slips as Voters Question Email Server Explanations - Morning Consult

Advisers prepare a campaign strategy and tell Biden: Decide by October 1 - CNN

South Carolina in Focus as ‘Draft Biden’ Gains Steam - Bloomberg Politics

Facing Money Gap, Hillary Clinton Slowly Warms to ‘Super PAC’ Gifts - The New York Times

Pro-Clinton super PAC gets $1 million secret contribution - CBS News

CNN Forgets to Mention Op-Ed Writer Is a Million Dollar Bundler For Hillary - Power Line

Bernie Sanders Campaign Calls Out Hillary's College Plan: 'Disappointment' - Alternet

Hypocrisy: Hillary Clinton offers free coffee to campaign interns, no pay -

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 15, 2015


Hillary's IT Firm Lacked Security Clearance, Gov't Confirms - The Daily Caller

Hillary Clinton's servergate IT company accused of illegal actions - Daily Mail Online

Executive at Hillary Clinton's IT company sued after getting money from Backstreet Boys' Ponzi scheme - Daily Mail

IT company That Stored Hillary Clinton's Email Server Shared Confidential Info - Breitbart

FBI to start recovery of Hillary Clinton's email server - Washington Times

FBI Said to Examine Whether Hillary Clinton E-Mail Was Backed Up - Bloomberg Politics

David Petraeus Prosecutor on Hillary Clinton's Tail - Breitbart

If Hillary's Server Was 'Blank,' Why Did She Keep It? - The Daily Caller

Where did Hillary's personal emails go? - Washington Examiner

State Dept Gave a Safe to Hillary Clinton's Attorney for Emails - Breitbart

Judge Orders State Department to Report on Hillary Server Search -

State Department Tells Judge: Not Our Job to Search Hillary Clinton's Server - National Review Online

Bryan Pagliano: Man Who Ran Clinton’s Personal Email Server Worked for State Department - Peter Van Buren

RNC Releases Statement on Hillary Clinton Turning Over Her Private Email Server to DOJ -

POLL: Voters say Clinton lied about emails, put US at risk - Fox News

Tips on Deleting Emails From Email Book Hillary Clinton Wanted to Read - ABC News

The Hillary Clinton Email Investigation May Offer a Crash Course in Computer Forensics -



Clinton aides agree to preserve emails after judge's order - The Denver Post

Hillary Clinton aides had other unreported email accounts: State Dept. - Washington Times

Hillary Clinton email probe turns to her aide Huma - POLITICO

Official: Clinton ‘inner circle’ may have stripped email classification markings - Fox News

State Dept. Shuts Down Fox's Anonymous Speculation Of Clinton Aides Stripping Email Classification Markings - Media Matters for America

Classified data found on emails in May; Clinton camp slow to protect secrets - McClatchy DC

Influential people worldwide wrote Clinton on her personal email address - The State

Lindsey Graham: 'Impossible' That Hillary Had No Benghazi Emails -

VIDEO: Lindsey Graham: Where are Clinton's Benghazi emails? - Fox News Video

Feinstein Statement Defending Clinton Email Practices - Senator Dianne Feinstein

Hillary Clinton emails: Intelligence community wants security clearance suspended - Washington Times

POLL: 60% don't trust Hillary, 62% say she'll 'do anything' to be president - Washington Examiner

POLL: Hillary way under water in swing states - Fox News

As Clinton touts student debt bailout plan, critics point to $2M in college speaking fees - Fox News

Clintons Spend $110K for Two Weeks 'Working Vacation' in the Hamptons -

Clinton Endorser Former Senator Tom Harkin Sought Out State Department Job For His Kid While HIlary Was Secretary Of State - The Daily Caller

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 13, 2015

Turmoil mounts surrounding Clinton emails containing top secret information - TheHill

Hillary Clinton to turn on her private server to the Justice Department - POLITICO

Grassley Statement: Intelligence Community Inspector General Confirms Highly-Classified Emails Stored on Clinton’s Server - Chuck Grassley

Memorandum from intel Inspector General stating that two Clinton emails contain information that was classified as Top Secret - Chuck Grassley

The Spy Satellite Secrets in Hillary’s Emails - The Daily Beast

State Dept disputes the intel Inspector General determination that Clinton emails were classified at the time they were sent - Fox News

The Hillary Email Server Scandal Runs Deeper at State Dept. -

Gabriel Malor counters State Dept spin that classified info was sent to Hillary Clinton, but not by her - Twitchy

Boehner: Clinton’s email statements shown ‘patently untrue’ - TheHill

Gowdy: Hillary Clinton Should Be Treated As David Petreaus Was, Equal Under The Law -

Top Clinton Aides’ Unauthorized Possession Of Classified Info A Growing Concern - GOP

OPSEC calls upon John Kerry to immediately suspend all security clearances presently held by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides - MarketWatch

Hillary Clinton's campaign just sent out this 13-paragraph message explaining her 'complicated' email controversy - Business Insider

Pro-Clinton Research Center: Myths And Facts On Hillary Clinton's Email And Reports Of "Top Secret" Materials - Media Matters for America

Clinton Spokesman Won't Say if FBI Ordered Her to Hand Over Email Server - Breitbart

Hillary Clinton certifies email handover, but aides demur - POLITICO

Did Hillary Clinton emails reveal location of ambassador killed in Benghazi attack? They are vague and don’t reveal much more than what was publicly known at the time - PunditFact

POLL: Hillary Clinton Email Criminal Investigation Should Happen, Most American Voters Say, Monmouth University Poll Finds - IBTimes

POLL: Full text of Monmouth University Poll on American voters supporting criminal investigation of Clinton emails - Monmouth University Poll



POLL: Sanders surges into lead over Clinton in New Hampshire, 44 percent to 37 percent - Fox News

POLL: Full text of Franklin Pierce-Boston Herald poll on Sanders leading Clinton in New Hampshire - Franklin Pierce-Boston Herald

POLL: Hillary Behind 4 Republicans in Iowa -

Bernie Sanders Draws Crowd Five Times Larger Than Audience at Hillary Clinton Campaign Launch - Washington Free Beacon

Joe Biden Is Sounding Out Allies About a 2016 Bid - WSJ

Judge appointed by Clinton tosses case against … Clinton Fondation - WND

Hillary ignores charges of sexual harassment against Clinton Foundation donor - Power Line

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Syria/Turkey News - Aug 12, 2015

U.S. denies reaching agreement with Turkey on Syria 'safe zone' - Reuters

VIDEO: US denies any Pact with Turkey on Safe Zone in Syria - YouTube

Turkey PM: Syria no-fly zone needed - BBC News

VIDEO: Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu pledges Syria 'safe zone' - BBC News

Ankara says Turkish, US forces to hit ISIL, Kurdish militants if entered ’safe zone’ -

State Dept: US will not allow Turkey to attack PYD in Syria - Rudaw

U.S. Shelves Its $500M Syrian Rebel Army - The Daily Beast

Islamic State attacks Syrian rebels near Turkish border in an area where Turkey and the United States aim to create an area free of the jihadist group - Reuters

Al-Qaida affiliate ceases fighting ISIS in parts of Syria, orders fighters to stand down in parts of the country where Turkey intends to create a 'safe zone’ - The Guardian

Ahrar al-Sham announces support for ISIS-free Syria zone - Middle East Online

Ahrar al-Sham’s Political Office has posted an English version of its statement on Turkey’s “safe zone” in N Syria - Charles Lister on Twitter

Turkmen fighters arrive in Syria to launch the first phase of a joint U.S.-Turkish initiative to establish an Islamic State-free zone - IBTimes

Syrian Rebels Are Using Turkish Lira In ISIS-Free Zone -

New Coalition Airstrikes Destroy ISIL Infrastructure in Syria, Iraq -

Source on ground, who listened in to Nusra walkie talkie, tells me Nusra said 50 fighters dead after coalition strikes. 20 injured - Jenan Moussa on Twitter

As Rifts Open Up in Syria’s al-Qaeda Franchise, Secrets Spill Out - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

ISIS Takes Aim at Its Toughest Foes in Southern Syria- The Daily Beast

Two days ceasefire agreed between Syrian army and rebels in three Syrian towns - sources - Reuters


Saudi Arabia rejects Russian calls to work with Assad against IS - Yahoo News

VIDEO (English): Lavrov and Saudi's al-Jubeir disagree about Syria and Assad - YouTube

Proposed UN Statement Would Back Preparatory Talks on Syria - ABC News



Turkey's strikes on Kurds could drag US into new front, Pentagon sources fear - Fox News

Report claims Turkey gave US only 10 minutes warning before strikes on PKK - Middle East Eye

PKK should bury arms, ceasefire not enough: Erdoğan -

VIDEO: Erdoğan: PKK should bury arms, ceasefire not enough, airstrikes will continue until 'not one terrorist is left' - YouTube

PKK claims responsibility for Monday's suicide bombing and a subsequent armed attack on a police station - Anadolu Agency

Swaggering Gunmen on Camera as PKK Targets Turkish Towns - Bloomberg Business

Turkish warplanes strike PKK targets in southeast - US News

Erdoğan seeks damages from HDP leader Demirtaş -

HDP deputy claims Turkey handed over YPG fighters to al-Nusra-allied group -

Diplomatic crisis between Ankara, Tehran as FM's visit delayed - Cihan Politics News


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Turkey News - Aug 10, 2015

Kurdish rebels attack police, military in Turkey, policeman killed - Reuters

Report: 7 hurt in bomb attack at Istanbul police station - The Sun Herald

VIDEO: 5 police, 2 civilians injured in blast at Istanbul police station, protest against PKK ensues - YouTube

Anti-goverment protests in Cizre turn violent after three people killed and seven wounded in clashes between Turkey police and PKK - Aganecy

VIDEO: Pro-Kurdish protesters clash with Turkey police in Cizre (Part 1) - YouTube

VIDEO: Kurds clash with Turkey police in Cizre (Part 2) - YouTube

Nearly 400 Kurdish rebels killed in 2 weeks of Turkey airstrikes: report - Yahoo News

Turkish authorities launch probe into video of handcuffed Kurdish villagers lying face down -

VIDEO (English Subs): Turkish police chief shouts Kurdish villagers handcuffed and lying face down - YouTube

Thousands attend demonstration in Istanbul calling on peace between Turkey and PKK -

VIDEO: Thousands gather in Istanbul to protest against the Turkish government's intensified military offensive on PKK targets (Part 1) - Reuters

VIDEO: Istanbul peace protest calls for end of hostilities with PKK (Part 2) -

Thousands of Kurds in Germany march against Turkish air strikes - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Kurds in France and Germany protest Turkish military actions - YouTube

Brussels rally calls on US, Europe to help stop Turkish attacks - Rudaw

German FM: End of Turkey’s peace process would be fatal -

Europe 'rejects' extradition of nearly 650 PKK and leftish suspects -

Turkey's pursuit of Kurdish rebels threatens to further destabilize the region - The Washington Post

Minister: Turkey will not give Syrian refugees right to work -

Turkey faces credit downgrade risk by year end -



Pro-Kurdish party leader Demirtas urges the PKK to 'remove its finger from the trigger' and the government to launch peace talks - Yahoo News

Demirtaş visits family of slain soldier, calls for peace -

HDP says negotiations for settlement should be with Öcalan-led delegation -

Öcalan demands PKK and Turkey to stop the fighting, return to the table of negotiations - ARA News

Peshmerga chief urges PKK to leave Iraq’s Kurdish region - Anadolu Agency

VIDEO: Rifts among Kurdish parties over KRG call on PKK to leave Iraq's Kurdistan - YouTube

VIDEO: PKK leader: Turkey is protecting IS by attacking Kurds - BBC News

Ambulances ferry ISIL terrorists between Turkey and Syria, CHP report says -

Kurdish Forces Discover Network of Tunnels Connecting Towns on Opposite Sides of the Syrian-Turkish Border - BasNews

Turkey intentionally late in action against ISIL recruiters: Report -

YPG accuses Turkey of handing over six Kurdish fighters to Nusra Front, facing the risk of execution - ARA News

Another Jabhat al-Nusra judicial document for execution of individuals for fornication and homosexuality - Aymenn J Al-Tamimi on Twitter

US deploys six F-16 jets with 300 personnel to Turkey for IS fight - Yahoo News

Russia's Lavrov says U.S. must work with Assad to fight Islamic State - Yahoo News

Islamic State kills 37 rival insurgents in Syria's Aleppo province: monitor - Reuters

ISIS battles Syria rebels for key supply lifeline near Turkey border crossing: activists - THE DAILY STAR

Islamic State is led by more than 100 of Saddam's former officers - AP

Terra Incognita: Are Saddam-era soldiers secretly behind the rise of Islamic State? No. - Jerusalem Post

REPORT: A Snapshot of the Islamic State's Official Media Output - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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Syria/Turkey News - Aug 8, 2015

Attack on Syrian rebels raises questions about how a small ragtag group of U.S.-trained forces was sent into battle - AP

Pentagon says Syrian training program no longer seen as major way to fight Islamic State, praises Syrian Kurdish forces - Miami Herald

CENTCOM insists it’s in regular contact with US-trained Syrian rebels despite reports that it had lost track of many of the fighters - U.S. Stripes

VIDEO: US-trained Syria troops 'not supported', senior rebel says the US failed to protect Division 30 when it came under attack by Nusra - BBC

US-trained Syrian rebels refuse to fight Nusra Front after kidnappings, also opposes American air strikes carried out against the al-Qaida-linked fighters - The Guardian

Arab media are laughing at the Pentagon, see US-trained anti-Islamist force as only fit to ‘play paintball’ - Jerusalem Post

Nusra militants evacuate headquarters near Aleppo to avoid U.S.-led strikes - ARA News

The Nusra Front’s internal purges, two top leaders arguing for total war against the Islamic State dumped - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

VIDEO: Pushing Back the Islamic State: The Kurdish Battle for Rojava - VICE News

As Iran Rises in the Mideast, Kurds Benefit in Iraq and Syria -

Syria says fight against Islamic State must include Damascus - Daily Mail Online

Assad must leave or forced to: Saudi FM - KUNA



Obama To Turks: Don't Use The War On ISIS To Bomb The Kurds -

US defends itself, claims agreement with Turkey not a betrayal of Kurds -

PKK calls on US to be part of the peace process by bringing Turkish and Kurdish sides around a negotiation table -

Kurdish leader Demirtas seeks EU help in peace talks with Turkey - Al Bawaba

Five killed as PKK continues its attacks in Turkey -

VIDEO: Kurds clash with Turkish police in two southeastern towns - YouTube

'There Will Be a Civil War in Turkey': Welcome to Cizre, the 'Center of Kurdish Resistance' - VICE News

PKK guerrillas: We will stay in Iraq until war is finished - Rudaw

Arab league condemns Turkey’s PKK operations -

Medvedev says legitimacy of Turkey’s air strikes in Iraq ’doubtful’ -

Academics call on government to restore peace in Turkey -



U.S. Central Command: One year in, officials assess anti-ISIL progress -

Pentagon on the year long anti-ISIL campaign: "the true situation shows a waning insurgency, losing ground on nearly every front" -

Dozens of Syrian Christians missing and believed to be captives of the Islamic State after it seizes town - The New York Times

Islamic State executed 2,000 Iraqis in Mosul region since takeover: Iraq defense minister - Yahoo News

Kurdish official says ISIS executed 19 girls for refusing to have sex with fighters - Daily Mail Online

Artificial intelligence decodes Islamic State strategy, Roadside bombs more likely after air campaigns (VIDEO) - BBC News

REPORT: Mining for Causal Relationships: A Data-Driven Study of the Islamic State -

What it takes to join the Islamic State, a prospective jihadist is subjected to information based on books, publications and fatwas, accompanied by military training - Al-Monitor

If You Retweet an ISIS Message, You’re Being Recorded by the F.B.I. -

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 6, 2015

FBI looking into the security of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail setup - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton campaign responds to FBI inquiry, 'she did not send nor receive any emails that were marked classified at the time' - MSNBC

Stated Dept: we have not seen anything that former Secretary Clinton has given to us that should have been classified at the time - CBS News

Clinton Lawyer Cleared by the State Department to Hold Potentially Classified Material in Her Emails - Washington Free Beacon

Intelligence watchdog was denied access to Clinton emails by the State Department - Washington Examiner

VIDEO: State Department Press Briefing, Clinton emails questions start at 1:30 min - YouTube

Former Intel Officials Call for Revocation of Clinton and Her Confidants’ Security Privileges - Washington Free Beacon

Text of the letter of former intelligence officials to John Kerry to revoke classified privileges for Clinton, as well as her confidants -

Interview with Former State Dept. Employee: No One Else Could Do What Hillary Clinton Did Without an Investigation - Breitbart

Former State Dept. Employee op/ed: What everyone with a Top Secret security clearance knows – or should know -

New documents suggest Clinton's email server may have crashed - Washington Examiner

State Department review scrubs sensitive information, now marked classified, from latest Clinton email release - McClatchy DC

Data in Clinton’s ‘secret’ emails came from 5 intelligence agencies - McClatchy DC

Judge orders Hillary Clinton and her top aides to provide details about their email arrangement to a court while under penalty of perjury.- Washington Examiner

Former Clinton spokesman turns over 20 boxes calling into question the extent to which top aides to the former secretary of state also engaged in controversial email practices - POLITICO

POLL: Hillary Clinton’s Emails: 69% Want Special Prosecutor To Investigate – Hillary Daily

Sen. Grassley puts hold on State Dept nominee until he gets more information about the email practices of Clinton and her top brass - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin linked to Bill Clinton's 'enterprises' -

Huma planned party for Clinton pal on taxpayers’ dime - New York Post



POLL: Hillary Clinton’s popularity drops sharply in WSJ/NBC poll - MSNBC

POLL: Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women in WSJ/NBC Poll - WSJ

POLL: Sanders in ‘statistical tie’ with Clinton in New Hampshire, attracting 36 percent to Clinton's 42 percent among likely primary voters - Fox News

POLL: Democrats Want Biden to Run in Zogby Poll - Newsmax

Wary On Trade, Iowa Unions Aren't Ready for Hillary Clinton - Bloomberg Politics

Martin O'Malley: DNC trying to 'circle the wagons' around Clinton, by limiting the number of debates between the party’s candidates - MSNBC

Hillary Clinton’s Mega-Donors Are Also Funding Jeb Bush - The Daily Beast

Hillary Clinton adds another Hamptons fundraiser - POLITICO

Hillary and Bill Clinton release 8 years of tax returns, paid $44 million in federal taxes from 2007 through 2014 on gross income totaling $139 million - Bloomberg

The Clinton family's byzantine financial arrangements disclosed - Washington Examiner

The Clinton Charity Case, A nearly $15 million tax write-off for donations to the family foundation - WSJ

Half of Clintons’ Charitable Giving in 2014 Went to Their Own Foundation - Washington Free Beacon

Bill Clinton Bagged $16 Million from Company that Received Millions from Hillary's State Dept. - Breitbart

Swiss bank's donations to Clinton Foundation increased after Hillary intervention in IRS dispute, she may have interfered with US program against offshore banks - Fox News

Chelsea Clinton’s Clinton Foundation Role, NBC Stint, and Rise to Power - Vanity Fair

Hillary Clinton Secret Service Assignment Considered Punishment By Agents, Author Claims -

In 2011 and 2012 Hillary Clinton waged a secret war on the governments of Libya and Syria, with the approval of Obama and the congressional leadership from both parties - Fox News

The Obama-Hillary Libya debacle - Power Line

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Syria/Turkey News - Aug 5, 2015

Al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front hunting down U.S.-trained Syrian rebels, more believed captured: source - Reuters

U.S.-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting with Nusra Front: sources - Reuters

U.S backed Division 30 losses: July 30 - 8 captured. July 31 - 5 killed, 18 wounded, 20 captured. August 3 - 5 captured - Charles Lister on Twitter

U.S backed Division 30: Yet another Pentagon's failure in Syria - The News Hub

U.S. drones flying out of Incirlik Air Base in Turkey defending Syrian rebels from Nusra Front - NBC News

Pentagon: US not at war with Assad, “The people we are training and equipping are pledged to fight ISIL and only ISIL - PressTV

A US warning that it would use its air power to defend Pentagon-trained rebels should they be attacked by Syrian troops was met with scepticism by officials in Damascus - AFP

US, Turkey agree to keep Syrian Kurds out of proposed border zone - WSJ

US support of Syrian Kurds ruffles Turkey's feathers - Al-Monitor

Syrian Kurds set terms for partnership with Assad, official of YPG group battling ISIL says they are willing to coordinate with anyone who is ready for democracy - Al Jazeera

Russia Seeks Coalition on Islamic State While It Backs Assad - Bloomberg Business

Russia not planning to send troops to fight ISIS in Syria: Putin’s spokesman - RT News

At least 11 IS militants killed in US-led coalition airstrikes on their headquarter in al- Mayadin - Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Jihadists in Syria honor Mullah Omar, praise Taliban’s radical state - The Long War Journal

Why haven’t Syrian banks collapsed under sanctions and war? - The Washington Post



Report: Turkish Jets Attack PKK Targets in Southeast Turkey - ABC News

Three soldiers killed by PKK in southeast amid violence outbreak -

VIDEO: Three killed by PKK mine in southeast Turkey: security sources - Reuters

PKK attacks Turkey's halted Shah Deniz gas pipeline - Yahoo News

EU, US call for Turkish restraint against Kurds, urge the PKK to renounce violence and re-engage in peace talks - VOA

CHP, HDP seek to reduce tension, call on PKK to stop violence -

Demirtaş says PKK ready to return to negotiations, quoting a senior PKK figure -

It’s never late to call for peace: Demirtaş -

ISIL revealed to have conducted reconnaissance before Suruç bombing -

ISIS fighters throw man from a building in Iraq for being gay (PHOTOS) - Daily Mail Online

Islamic State Circulates Sex Slave Price List - Bloomberg Business

Islamic State Yazidi Slaves: Thousands Remain In ISIS Captivity As Iraqi Kurdistan Marks One Year Since Sinjar Massacre - IBTIMES

Yazidis Demand UN Action Against ISIS on 1st anniversary of attack -

Islamic State launches Android app for news and recruitment - IBTimes

ISIS or Al Qaeda? American Officials Split Over Top Terror Threat - The New York Times

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Syria/Turkey News - Aug 2, 2015


US-backed rebel group flees north Syria HQ after clash with Nusra - THE DAILY STAR

Saga of U.S trained Syria rebels continues. Nusra attacks their HQ. 5 dead, 18 injured & 20 captured out of 60 - Jenan Moussa on Twitter

Al Qaeda’s branch in Syria says it captured US-backed rebels - The Long War Journal

Nusra statement: About Division 30 and Assistance of the Coalition Airplanes With Bombing Nusra (English) -

VIDEO (Arabic): Nusra publishes video of abducted U.S trained Syrian rebels including an interview with one of them - YouTube

According to the New York Times U.S officials thought Nusra would welcome U.S trained rebels as an ally in its fight against Islamic State - Jenan Moussa on Twitter

Syria's rebel fighters recruited to fight Isis, but captured and beaten by Jabhat al-Nusra for 'collaborating with crusaders' - The Independent

More on the relationship between U.S backed rebel group Division 30 and Al-Qaida affiliate Nusra Front - Juan Cole

According to local sources Turkey opens its border for Al Nusra - ANF

Al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria flaunts U.S.-made TOW anti-tank missiles - Al Arabiya News

Qaeda-led court executes 10 in Syria's Aleppo, two were accused of adultery and the rest of collaboration with the Syrian government: monitor - Yahoo News



Syrian Kurds Accuse Turkey Of Attacks, Ask U.S. For Explanation -

Ascendant Kurds emerge from Syrian civil war as major power player - The Guardian

US commander Killea hails Kurdish group opposed by Turkey, 'YPG for the coalition against ISIL has been a very reliable partner' -

VIDEO: Marine Corps Brigadier General Kevin J. Killea on the coalition against ISIL -

YPG kills 25 IS militants and drags their bodies at the outskirts of the city of al- Hasakah - Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

VIDEO: Hasakah : Syrian Army 104th Repulican Guards and Tribal Fighters capture the Central Prison from ISIS -

Syrian army advances on plain after rebel offensive: activists - THE DAILY STAR

25 Syria rebels killed in failed Aleppo attack - Al Arabiya News



Turkey military presses ahead with strikes against PKK in northern Iraq, as many as 28 F-16 jets raid 65 PKK targets -

Turkish Airstrikes Kill Nine Civilians in Kurdistan Region, Local villagers ask PKK to leave the area - BasNews

Witnesses tell the massacre in Zergêle village in Kandil caused by Turkey bombing (VIDEO) - ANF

PHOTOS: Photos of civilians killed by Turkish airforces in village near mountain Kandil -

VIDEO: Turkish F16 hit kurdish village killing civilians -

Turkey says ’saddened’ over reports of civilian deaths in air strikes, vows probe -

Iraqi Kurdish regional government asks PKK to 'withdraw' to prevent civilian deaths amid Turkish airstrikes targeting the group - AP

KRG condemns PKK attack on Turkey's oil pipeline -

Sources: Turkey Military operations 'kill 260 PKK terrorists’ - Anadolu Agency

HDP leader Demirtas denies his brother injured in air strikes on PKK in northern Iraq -

Turkey has not struck IS targets since 24 July, but strikes against PKK targets have continued every night since then - Alev Scott on Twitter

Turkey used 3 planes to strike IS targets in Syria on night of 23-24 July. The next night it used 75 planes to hit PKK targets in Iraq - Alev Scott on Twitter


Kurds Claim Turkish Airstrikes on PKK Destroyed Health Clinic in Iraqi Kurdistan -

2 Soldiers Dead, 24 Wounded in PKK Suicide Attack in Turkey: Officials - ABC News

PKK military wing HPG: At least 14 soldiers and 2 police officers killed in the past days - ANF

We are ready to sacrifice our sons, Davutoğlu says amidst terror attacks -

Turkish prime minister Davutoglu op-ed : We will stop at nothing to defeat terrorism - The Washington Post

Police break up march in Turkey demanding PKK leader's freedom - Middle East Eye

HDP co-chairs file complaints against Erdogan, Davutoglu for swaying judiciary -


HDP co-leader Yuksekdag faces propaganda investigation - Anadolu Agency

There are ‘preparations’ to close HDP, says co-leader Demirtaş -

Are Turkish courts delaying trials of IS militants? - Al-Monitor

The one who got away: 40 Indian workers in Mosul were abducted and 39 killed by the Islamic State - Fountain Ink Series

US Report: ISIS Still Kidnapping and Selling Women -

al-Ḥayāt Media Center presents a new magazine issue from The Islamic State: “Istok #2″ - JIHADOLOGY

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Syria/Turkey News - July 31, 2015


U.S.-backed Syrian group says Nusra abducted its leader and members, a blow to U.S. efforts to train fighters to combat ISIS - Al Arabiya

US moves to quash reports on Syria trainees captured by al-Nusra - Middle East Eye

Despite Pentagon Denial, Reports Confirm That U.S.-Trained Syrian Rebels Were Kidnapped By Al-Qaeda Almost Immediately - PJ Tatler

If u want to know more about U.S trained rebel group allegedly captured by an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, read this - Jenan Moussa on Twitter

Kidnapping of Pentagon-Trained Fighters in Syria Is New Hurdle for U.S. Effort - The New York Times

Pentagon price tag for Syrian rebels: $4 million each - POLITICO

Pentagon: Cost of War Against ISIS Already Exceeds $3 Billion - Breitbart

US, Turkey differ over how to fight IS from Incirlik air base, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bilgic: support for the YPG is not one of the elements of the agreement - Asharq Al-Awsat

Syrian Kurds fear their territorial gains are at risk after Turkish action - The National

Syria Kurds’ spending plans reflect ambition as the authorities provide services for a greater population due to the territorial gains - THE DAILY STAR

Syrian Kurds refine oil for themselves for first time - Yahoo News

Turkey Seeks To Prevent Syria Kurds' Autonomy, Not Fight IS, Analysts Suggest -

Turkish military builds 2.5 meter-high, rocket-proof wall on Syria border - Todays Zaman

POLL: Majority of Turks would prefer Kurds over ISIL controlling northern Syria - Todays Zaman

ICJ acknowledges request for inquiry into Syria-bound MİT trucks - Todays Zaman

Assyrian Christians Demand Turkey Stop Bombing YPG - Breitbart

Cairo slams Turkey’s proposed safe zone in Syria, defends territorial unity -

Egypt accuses Turkey of working with the Islamic State on the Sinai Peninsula - Washington Times

Syria ‘doubts Turkey’s intentions in anti-ISIS effort’ - Al Arabiya News


Erdogan taking Turkey to war to avenge Kurdish territorial and political gains: leader of pro-Kurdish opposition Demirtas - Reuters

VIDEO: Kurd leader Demirtas attacks Turkey's 'safe zone' plan for Syria - BBC News

Demirtas: PKK withdrew from its separatist agenda 20 years ago, it is Erdogan’s fault that the PKK did not lay down their arms - Rudaw

Turkey prosecutors open probe into Kurdish leader Demirtas - France 24

Summary of proceedings prepared for Demirtas' immunity to be lifted - Todays Zaman

Erdoğan hits out at the Kurds, says their representatives have links to terrorist groups and the peace process is impossible – POLITICO

VIDEO: Erdogan responds to accusations by the head of a pro-Kurdish party - YouTube

New wave of attacks in southeastern Turkey blamed on the PKK with at least 11 police and army members killed since last week - AFP

PM’s office: 1,302 detained in 39 provinces in terror raids across Turkey targeting ISIL, the PKK and illegal extreme leftist groups - Todays Zaman

CPJ calls on Turkey to restore access to banned websites - Todays Zaman

Turkey onslaught on Kurds fuels anger - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Turkey’s Kurds condemn renewed fighting with PKK - France 24

In Iraq bastions, PKK braces for new war with Turkey - Yahoo News UK

Turkish Lira Declines as Soldier Deaths Spur Security Risk - Bloomberg Business

German defense minister cautions Turkey about attacks on PKK - Todays Zaman

Germany Wants to Withdraw Patriot Missiles From Turkey due to attacks carried out by the government forces against the Kurds - Sputnik International

Iraqi PM: Turkish Airstrikes on Kurds 'Dangerous Escalation and Violation of Sovereignty' - Breitbart

Turkey urged by Nato to show restraint as Erdogan says Kurdish peace process 'impossible' - Telegraph

UN calls on Turkey and PKK to find peaceful solution - Rudaw

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - July 29, 2015


Hillary Clinton dodges Keystone pipeline question - POLITICO

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton refuses to take a position on Keystone XL pipeline - The Guardian

VIDEO: Clinton Dodges Twice More On Keystone - YouTube

Fact sheet: Hillary Clinton's Vision for Renewable Power -

VIDEO: The Clinton plan: Taking on the global threat of climate change, Building an economy for tomorrow - Hillary for America

CHART: One Simple Chart Explains The Climate Plans Of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley - ThinkProgress

Bernie Sanders attacks Clinton: It is hard for me to understand how one can be concerned about climate change but not vigorously oppose the Keystone pipeline - POLITICO

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders on climate change - YouTube

How does Hillary's climate change plan compare to Martin O'Malley's? - Yahoo News

A Jobs Agenda for our Renewable Energy Future - Martin O'Malley for President

The holes in Hillary Clinton's climate plan, She has avoided taking stands on Keystone XL, fracking, oil exports and Arctic offshore drilling - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton's Climate-Change Plan Is Anything But Comprehensive - The New Republic

Hillary Clinton's clean energy challenge doesn't match up with climate -

Hillary Clinton has a renewable energy plan, but she still needs one for fossil fuels - Grist

Hillary Clinton’s platform on climate and energy made headlines, but it did not break much new ground - InsideClimate News

Yet another study finds that reducing carbon emissions saves Americans money - Vox

Clinton's 'clean energy' agenda would benefit her corporate allies - Washington Examiner

Clinton Solar Plan Winners Include Supporters’ Clients, Employers - Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton boards private jet hours after global-warming push (VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online

Hillary Clinton campaign pledges to go 'carbon neutral,' after private jet video - Daily Mail Online



House speaker: Hillary Clinton should "come clean" and hand over private email server - Reuters

The Missing Hillary Emails No One Can Explain - The Daily Beast

Intel Community Warns: Posting Hillary's Supposedly Harmless Email Could Jeopardize National Security - Breitbart

Did Hillary doomed Stevens with ‘classified’ emails? Inspectors-general query points to info on ambassador's movements in Benghazi - WND

The Clinton Emails: Will DOJ Conduct a Real Investigation? -

Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton's private email use was 'criminal’ - The Guardian

Attorney seeks oral arguments on case bringing RICO claims against Clinton Foundation - WND

Bill and Hillary Clinton's charities got £50million of British taxpayer-funded foreign aid cash - Daily Mail Online

Clinton adviser Huma Abedin earned $69,263 for the first quarter of the campaign - OmniTalk

Hillary Clinton’s $600 haircut puts Bergdorf on lockdown - Page Six

Martin O'Malley Faults Hillary Clinton for 'Closeness' to Wall Street - The New York Times

Liberal Organization Democracy for America Slams Clinton Econ. Speech - The Daily Caller

Tell Hillary Clinton to join Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin in standing up against the Wall Street revolving door - Democracy For America

Hillary Clinton aides' Wall Street links raise economic policy doubts - The Guardian

POLL: Trump leads GOP field in NBC poll; Sanders gains on Clinton -

POLL: The 2016 unpopularity contest, presidential candidates are unpopular in New Hampshire and Iowa, The one exception? Bernie Sanders - NBC News

POLL: Why Hillary Clinton’s numbers are down in the states that matter - The Washington Post

POLL: 95 Percent of Registered Voters Deem It Important That Next President Be Honest, Trustworthy - Washington Free Beacon

Barack Obama: I think if I ran I could win a third term, but I can't under our constitution - Daily Mail Online

Obama: I'd win a third term, but I can't under our constitution - YouTube

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Turkey News - July 27, 2015

Turkish Jets Hit Kurdish Militant Camps Again, Security Sources Say -

Kurdish Separatists End Cease-Fire After Turkish Airstrikes - VOA

Merkel urges Turkey to continue Kurdish peace process despite violence - DW.COM

EU’s Mogherini urges Turkey to keep Kurdish peace process alive - BasNews

Here's what the US has to say about Turkey and the PKK - Al Bawaba

NATO: North Atlantic Council to meet at Turkey's request - US News

Iraq’s Kurdistan slams Turkish airstrikes on PKK - Al Arabiya News

In a phone call to Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu Barzani urges Turkey to Stop Attacks on PKK - BasNews

Barzani's statement on Turkish airstrikes contradicts Davutoğlu's remarks -

The Kurdistan Parliament condemns the Turkish air campaign targeting bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) inside Iraqi territory - NRT English

HDP slams operations targeting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party: AKP is setting Turkey on fire - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Erdogan’s shift on Islamic State linked to Kurdish gains in Syria, implementing a safe-zone project controlled by Turkey-supported Syrian opposition forces - Al-Monitor

Le Monde publishes indictment claiming MİT involved in Paris murder of 3 PKK women -

Turkey Uses ISIS as Excuse to Attack Kurds -

Report: Seized USB drives reveal Turkey’s links to ISIL -

Report: Turkish President Erdogan's daughter heads ‘covert' medical facility for treating injured Isis fighters, These claims however could not be independently verified - IBTimes

ARCHIVE: Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey List -



Turkey policeman killed during clashes with protesters in Istanbul district of Gazi - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Turkey: Clashes erupt as activists protest Turkish airstrikes, dozens arrested - YouTube

Turkey bans 'peace march' on security concerns -

Turkish police break up anti-IS march in Ankara - theSundaily

Protesters, police clash in eastern Turkey - The Journal of Turkish Weekly


Hundreds detained in operations across Turkey and North Kurdistan - ANF

Turkey blocks Kurdish websites as Twitter and Facebook slows down -

People march from Ranya to Kandil to protest Turkish airstrikes - ANF

PHOTOS: Kurds are marching to Qandil to prevent Turkish attacks on PKK - International Brigades of Rojava

VIDEO: Hundreds of French Kurds stage demonstration in Paris against the attack by ISIL that killed 32 people, but also against the government’s bombing of PKK - euronews

Politicians, protesters in Germany condemn Turkey attacks on PKK -

Kurds and others protest against Turkey in Washington -

Jailed prosecutor says complacency towards Salafists made Suruç bombing possible -



ISIS on retreat as Syrian Kurdish forces make more territorial gains in -

Syrian army, Kurds advance against IS in Hasakeh - Yahoo News

Syrian Kurds: Turkish army tanks shelled our positions - International Brigades of Rojava

PYD Leader Muslim: Iraqi Kurdistan is Our Main Provider of Weapons - BasNews

KRG Releases Details of Weapons Sent to YPG in Rojava - BasNews

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq -

Syrian President Bashar Assad makes rare speech, vows to crush enemies - CBS News

VIDEO (English):  Assad's Damascus speech (Full) - Al Bawaba

Syria's Assad announces amnesty for draft dodgers -Syrian TV - Yahoo News


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - July 25, 2015


Federal investigators discover classified information in Clinton emails, say those secrets should never have been on Hillary server - New York Times

GOP Lawmakers renew calls for probe of Clinton's private server - Washington Examiner

Statement by Chairman Gowdy on Reports of Classified Information in Secretary Clinton’s Emails - Select Committee on Benghazi

Hillary Clinton: The New York Times Report of Email Probe Has 'a Lot of Inaccuracies’ (VIDEO) - NBC News

Cummings Responds to Inaccurate Leaks to New York Times on Clinton Emails - Select Committee on Benghazi, Democrats

Text of the State Department and Intelligence Community inspectors general’s memos on Clinton emails -

Inspectors General's joint statement explaining that the referral was not criminal in nature, “it was a security referral made for counterintelligence purposes” - Mediaite

Text of the Intelligence Community Inspector General's letter to congressional committee leaders on Clinton emails -

VIDEO (at minute 3:00): Press Briefing of State Department spokesman Mark Toner who says they did not believe that Clinton sent classified information through her personal email - YouTube

Judge: State Department Will “Answer For” Any Destruction of Clinton Emails -

State Department Hid Clinton Aide’s Special Job Status, Grassley Charges - The American Spectator



POLL: Sanders Surges While Clinton Sags in U.S. Favorability, Hillary is at its Lowest Level Since 2007 -

Dem fears over Clinton’s strength grow after new Quinnipiac poll - TheHill

POLL: Clinton In Trouble In Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds - Quinnipiac University

Hillary Clinton focuses on economy amid email controversy -

VIDEO (Full): Hillary Clinton Remarks on the Economy -

Hillary Clinton Isn’t Going As Far As Her Democratic Rivals on Minimum Wage - ABC News

Wall Street Is Putting Money Behind These Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio -

Hillary Clinton's Biggest Campaign Bundlers Are Fossil Fuel Lobbyists -

Lobbyists for Monsanto, ExxonMobil Raise Money for Hillary Clinton - Bloomberg Politics

Does Hillary Clinton have a small donor problem? -

Top Hillary Clinton Fundraisers Also Big Donors to Foundation - WSJ

Most Hillary bundlers also gave to Clinton Foundation - Washington Examiner

Clinton Foundation Tax Records Raise Questions About How Funds Are Used, Salaries of Executives Total $30 million in 2013, $8M in Travel Costs - Radar Online

Bill Clinton’s Limo Service to Hermès Cost Taxpayers $8,852 - Washington Free Beacon

Bill Clinton's half brother Roger was paid $100k to influence the president - Daily Mail Online

Arms dealer: Obama DOJ prosecuting me to protect Hillary, Claims administration covering up 2011 scheme to arm Libyan ‘rebels’ - WND


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Greece News - July 23, 2015


Greece PM Tsipras Wins Parliamentary Backing For EU Bailout Reforms -

ECB provides $980 million cash Injection to Greek banks ahead of the key vote in parliament on judicial and banking reforms - VOA

Moscovici says Greece, creditors seek to finalise bailout deal by mid-August - AFP

Greek companies forced out of business because of restrictions on foreign transfers even after banks reopened: Chamber of Commerce - Independent

Thousands protest as Greece votes on bailout bill - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Greece: Protesters throw Molotov cocktails at riot police in front of parliament - YouTube

VIDEO: Athens anti bailout deal protesters set TV van on fire - YouTube

Standard & Poor's upgrades Greece's credit rating to 'CCC+' as fears of collapse dissipate - Associated Press

Eurostat: Greek govt debt decreased compared to the first quarter of 2014, dropping by 5.5% -

It's Not Just Greece: Total European Debt Hits New All Time High - Zero Hedge

Government debt rose to 92.9% of GDP in euro area, First quarter of 2015 compared with fourth quarter of 2014 - EUROSTAT

Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System? - NPR

German media eyes Greek public assets sell-off in privatization push -

Greece's EU Migrant Crisis: Thousands Of Refugees Flock To Islands As Greece Sinks Under Debt -

Greek PM Tsipras Allegedly Asked Russia for $10 Bln to Print Drachmas -

Drachma? Never heard of that: Tsipras never addressed Russia with a request to provide Greece with financial assistance in order to print its own currency, Kremlin spokesman - Cihan Economy News

Greece is more useful to Russia inside the EU than out -



German coalition in turmoil over Schäuble, Vice Chancellor Gabriel accuses the finance minister of being unreasonable over Greece - EurActiv

Awkward Alliance Running Germany Exposed by Greek Crisis - Bloomberg Business

The Man Behind the Iron Chancellor - Foreign Policy

Pierre Moscovici pushes Angela Merkel on debt relief for Greece - Irish Examiner

There is little legal basis for Wolfgang Schäuble’s claim that debt restructuring is incompatible with euro membership - EUROPP

Bernanke seeks long term Greek solutions, says Germany succeeding in a monetary union at the expense of others -

Bernanke blog post: Greece and Europe, Is Europe holding up its end of the bargain? - Brookings Institution

New IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld is a euro visionary - Bloomberg

IMF Brings in New Enforcer Delia Velculescu to Deal With Greece -

Sachs blog post: Germany, Greece, And The Future Of Europe -

Krugman blog post: Europe’s impossible dream: the euro has turned into a Roach Motel, a trap that’s hard to escape - The New York Times

This is what economists, like Krugman, don’t understand about the euro crisis – or the U.S. dollar - The Washington Post

EU launches € 315bn investment fund to boost Europe’s economy - RT Business

Press release: Investment Plan for Europe: European Fund for Strategic Investments ready for take-off in autumn - European Commission

VIDEO: 'Juncker’s plan' to boost EU investment - euronews

8 Projects of 6 EU Countries among First Batch to Get Funding under ‘Juncker Plan’ -

Europe’s Economy Could Grow 1.7% in 2016 - Barron’s

Why 2016 may be Europe's best year in decade -

French business confidence hits four-year high - The Guardian

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Greece News - July 21, 2015

Greece Adjusts to New Normal as Banks Reopen - US News

3 week bank shutdown cost Greek economy €3 billion: report - The Property Gazette

New Data Show How Bad Things Were for Greek Banks the Week Capital Controls Were Introduced - Bloomberg Business

Greece repays crucial €4.2bn to ECB and €2bn to IMF - Reuters

Greece does about-face, pledges privatization push - AP

Greece becomes more expensive after VAT hikes, Low VAT rates remain in medicine, theater tickets and books -

Greek VAT rises: what they pay compared to other European countries - World First Blog

Greece’s Tsipras Shakes Up Cabinet in Bid to Rebuild Government - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

VIDEO: New Greek ministers sworn in after Tsipras reshuffle - YouTube

Merkel opens the door to cutting Greek debt burden by extending maturities and reducing interest rates, but not writedowns - Bloomberg

French President Francois Hollande calls for creation of eurozone government after Greece crisis - Reuters

IMF names advocate of eurozone integration as chief economist -

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn addressing “German friends” on Greece -



Goldman Sachs Facing Heat As Greek Crisis Mounts -

How Goldman Sachs profited from the Greek debt crisis -

Did Wall Street Enable Greek Debt Crisis? - Al Jazeera America

Goldman Sachs could be sued for helping hide debts when Greece joined euro - The Independent

Greek debt crisis: Meet the Goldman Sachs banker Antigone Loudiadis who got rich getting Greece into the euro - The Independent

Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein has become a billionaire - Crain's New York Business

UK Treasury minister was managing director at Goldman Sachs which ‘cooked the books’ for Greek government - Political Scrapbook

Plenty Deserve Blame for Greece’s Woes, but Maybe Not Goldman Sachs - The New York Times

ARCHIVE: Goldman Secret Greece Loan Shows Two Sinners as Client Unravels (2012) - Bloomberg Business

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Goldman Sachs, Eurostat, and cooked Greek books - BBC

EuroZone Profiteers: How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece - Common Dreams

A Greek default would have massive repercussions for Deutsche Bank and by implication the entire European banking system - Irish Examiner

Greece’s 2010 assistance program was largely a bailout of European banks, initiated to prevent a wider banking crisis - interfluidity

ARCHIVE: It is not the people of Greece who have benefitted from bailout loans, but the European and Greek banks which recklessly lent money to the Greek State (Jan, 2015) -

ARCHIVE: Greek Bail-Out: 77% went into the Financial Sector (2013) - Attac Österreich


ARCHIVE: The Greek Debt Restructuring: An Autopsy (2013) -

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Ukraine News - July 19, 2015

'Normandy Four' leaders agree to implement Minsk accords on Ukraine by end of 2015 - UNIAN news

Russia calls Ukrainian constitutional changes inadequate, decentralization does not include defense, foreign policy, national security -

Putin stresses the establishment of direct dialogue between Kiev authorities and representatives of Donetsk and Luhansk - Sputnik 

Moscow: West should persuade Ukrainian authorities to start real national dialogue instead of encouraging Kiev’s irresponsible policy - TASS

Poroshenko: Constitutional changes stipulate no special status for Donbass, “There isn’t a single hint on federalization" - Sputnik 

Ukraine calls local elections but not in rebel-held east - US News

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nuland sees no ground to talk about Ukraine's way to federalization, only decentralization -

Russia says US Nuland ‘jumping to conclusions’ backing Ukraine constitutional law - TASS

Nuland: In case of escalation in Donbas costs for Russia will go up -

Victoria Nuland Press Conference in Ukraine - Embassy of the United States Kyiv, Ukraine

US to punish Putin by stepping up financial sanctions if Russia does not fulfil commitment to Minsk agreement - The Independent

Separatist: Kiev didn't submit new draft law on constitution to Contact Group for discussion - TASS

Statement Of The LNR Chairman of the Government Plotnitsky On The Draft Amendments To The Ukrainian Constitution - Voices from Russia


Ukrainian law on local elections has nothing to do with the DPR: Pushilin - Novorossia Today

Lavrov and Steinmeier call for soonest Ukrainian troops’ withdrawal from Shyrokino - TASS

Ukraine Rebels Claim Readiness To Pull Back Tanks, Smaller Arms -

Strelkov Reportedly Says that Motorola, Givi Out; Zakharchenko Stripped of Guard; DNR Defense Ministry Dismantled after Moscow VIP Visit - Interpreter_Mag

Savchenko moved to Russia's Rostov region: lawyer (VIDEO) -

Right Sector to hold popular assembly in Kyiv on Tuesday -

Right Sector doesn't believe in unbiased inquiry into Mukacheve events, ready to defend its fighters -



MH17 investigators to analyse footage of Russian-backed rebels at crash site in Ukraine -

The moment Russian-backed rebels realise their momentous mistake after shooting down flight MH17 -

VIDEO: Footage reveals Russian-backed rebels arriving at the wreckage of MH17 -

TRANSCRIPT: Russian-backed rebels ransack the wreckage of MH17 in shocking 17-minute video -

MH17 Victims' Families Suing Igor Girkin, AKA Strelkov, For $900 Million - Interpreter_Mag

VIDEO: MH17 investigator: ‘Buk Missile strike most credible scenario' - BBC News

Chemical examination found submunitions from Boeing corresponding to Russian Buk missiles: Butusov -

Unraveling the mystery of MH17: A full recount of the event (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) -

MH17 In Their Own Words: Witness Testimonies on Social Media from July 17th, 2014 - bellingcat

A local resident describes seeing a rocket flew from south of Snizhne towards MH17 - MH17 Live on Twitter

SBU intercepted conversation between separatists discussing the downing of Flight MH17 - MH17 Live on Twitter

Separatist communications discussing the Buk intercepted by the SBU - MH17 Live on Twitter


Russia’s Colin Powell Moment – How the Russian Government’s MH17 Lies Were Exposed - bellingcat

Zaroshchens’ke Launch Site: Claims and Reality: A Bellingcat Investigation - bellingcat

Evidence the Russian Military Supplied the Type of Missile Used to Shoot Down MH17 - bellingcat

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Greece News - July 17, 2015

Europe moves to restore funding to Greece after bailout vote - Reuters

ECB's Mario Draghi Confirms: Greece Is Saved, Debt Relief ‘Necessary' -

VIDEO: Press conference with Mario Draghi following the meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (Full) - ECB

IMF's Lagarde sees hope for Greek debt restructure - AFP

VIDEO (and transcript): IMF chief Lagarde: Europe must do much more to help Greece, accept debt adjustments - PBS

Greece needs debt relief far beyond EU plans: Secret IMF report - Reuters

Text of the IMF’s four-page Greece debt sustainability analysis - IMF

Eurozone chief Dijsselbloem: EU loan to Greece allows the country to pay debts it owes to the International Monetary Fund so the IMF can rejoin negotiations on a third bailout -

France's Sapin says on same line as IMF on Greek debt relief - Reuters

US Treasury's Lew Presses German And French Finance Ministers on Greek Debt Relief - WSJ

Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Lew’s Meetings in Europe on Greece -

German parliament seen clearly backing talks on Greece aid - Reuters

Germany's Schaeuble casts doubt on chance of Greek bailout success, still thinks temporary Grexit a good idea - Reuters

Greek parliament backs bailout deal amid protests -

After a night of rioting quiet acceptance in Athens, despite protests Greece is largely supportive of Tsipras and the bailout deal - ibtimes

VIDEO: Riots in Athens over Austerity Measures & Bailout Plan - YouTube

Tsipras says Greece needs debt restructuring to exit the crisis - Channel NewsAsia

VIDEO: Alexander Tsipras' speech to the Greek Parliament: 'We had a choice: A deal we disagreed with or a chaotic default’ - The Independent

Tsipras: Early Elections Unlikely Despite Weakening Syriza Support - Sputnik International

PM Tsipras hit out at lawmakers in his leftist Syriza party for breaking ranks over the terms of Greece's bailout - Reuters

Former Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Calls Bailout Deal Reforms 'Fiscal Waterboarding' -


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Iran News - July 16, 2015

Obama: Iran nuclear deal debate is a choice between diplomacy and war - The Guardian

Obama asks Iran deal skeptics: What's your alternative? -

VIDEO: President Obama News Conference Iran Nuclear Deal (Full) -

Obama called Putin thanking him for his role in reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program: White House - The Economic Times

Obama: US needs Iran's help in Syria - TheHill

VIDEO: Obama Unloads On Major Garrett For Rude Question on Iran hostages: 'That’s nonsense, you should know better' - YouTube

Nuclear Pact Raises Kin’s Hopes of Freedom for 3 Held in Iran - The New York Times

White House works to convince Democrats to back Iran deal - Reuters

Iran deal putting Schumer in a vise - TheHill

GOP crafts Iran deal attack plan - TheHill

2016 Republican Candidates Slam Iran Nuke Deal - NBC News

VIDEO: Dick Cheney torches Iran deal - Business Insider

AIPAC tells Congress to reject Iran deal; J Street to support it - The Times of Israel

VIDEO: Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran Nuclear Deal Poses Threat to U.S., Israel - NBC News

U.S. circulates United Nations resolution on Iran nuclear deal - CBS News

VIDEO: Iran nuclear deal: IAEA chief 'confident' over early detection - BBC News

How the nuclear deal can keep Iran from ‘cheating,’ according to a former U.N. inspector - The Washington Post

Why Is Iran's Refusal to Allow No-Notice Inspections Legit? U.S. History With Iraq - The Intercept

Iran and UN Watchdog Agree on Roadmap - The Iran Primer

Iran May Sell to Buffett-Backed Uranium Bank Under Nuclear Pact - Bloomberg Business

Here's the full text of the Iran nuclear deal - Vox



Rouhani: With nuclear deal Iran will no longer be called a world threat - Reuters

Iran's Khamenei Lends Cautious Support To Nuclear Deal, Says It Should Be Scrutinized Carefully -

Iranians dance in streets and thank Rouhani for nuclear deal, hoping it will end years of economic sanctions and international isolation - Reuters

VIDEO: Iranians celebrate a future with no sanctions after nuclear deal - YouTube

Iran Nuclear Deal: High Hopes for Economy Amid 'New Beginning’ (VIDEO) - NBC News

After Iran Nuclear Deal, Iran Poised For Large Economic Influx -

Iran nuclear deal: Which companies will benefit the most? - Fortune

Iran Nuclear Deal: Lifting Sanctions Could Transform Business For Pharmaceutical Companies, Ease Financial Roadblocks -

Looking for Lucrative Contracts Russia Quickly Maneuvers to Capitalize on Iran Nuclear Deal - The New York Times

French, German ministers plan Iran visits after nuclear deal - DW.COM

Exclusive: US defense chief Carter to travel to Saudi Arabia to discuss Iran, says Rice - Reuters

How the Pentagon got its way in Iran deal, Restrictions on advanced military weapons sales to Iran will remain in place for five to eight years - POLITICO

Syria’s Assad praises Iran deal as ‘Great victory’ - Al Arabiya News

Syrian rebels fighting Assad express concern that the nuclear deal would expand Iranian influence in the region at their expense -

Palestinians welcome Iran deal, expect similar international pressure on Israel - Haaretz Daily Newspaper

NSA documents: In 2008 Israeli special forces assassinated senior Syrian official suspected of facilitating Iran’s provision of arms and military training to Hezbollah - The Intercept

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Greece News - July 14, 2015


Greece strikes deal with eurozone, avoiding financial collapse and euro exit - AP

Text of Greece debt agreement: the eurozone summit statement in full - The Guardian

VIDEO: Press conference after European Council meeting on Greece - YouTube

Hollande’s victory: The French president never stopped hammering home the message that Greece must remain in the eurozone - POLITICO

Greek president thanks French counterpart for role in talks, Hollande hails PM Tsipras for making a 'courageous choice' -

White House says Greece deal 'credible step', cautions that there are 'still important decisions and important steps to be taken' - Business Standard News


US Treasury Secretary Lew says Greek deal important step forward, but substantial work remains to be done - TheHill


VIDEO: Lagarde: Greece Deal Good Step to Rebuild Confidence -


Greece misses new payment to IMF despite bailout deal - AFP


Greece’s Banks Are Next in Line for a European Bailout - The New York Times


ECB will wait on Greek vote before another aid move - Irish Examiner


Greek economy minister says bank recapitalisation will safeguard deposits - Reuters


Greek debt crisis: How is Greece going to spend its €86bn rescue package? -



VIDEO: Tsipras: Grexit is a 'thing of the past' - YouTube

Greek PM says secured debt restructuring and medium-term financing in a growth package - Reuters

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ statement following the conclusion of the Eurozone Summit - Prime Minister of Greece

Tsipras prepares to send bailout deal to parliament for approval facing a left-wing revolt – POLITICO

Greek bailout deal 'a new Versailles Treaty', says Yanis Varoufakis in first post-resignation interview - ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


Greek Defense Minister: This Bailout Deal Is a Coup -


Right-Wing Partner of Tsipras Criticizes Deal - The New York Times


Greek civil servants' union calls 24-hour strike for Wednesday - AFP


VIDEO: Greek protester burns Syriza flag after Tsipras accepts bailout programme - YouTube


POLL: Overwhelming majority of Greeks want to keep euro, poll shows - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide


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Greece News - July 9, 2015


US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew: Greece needs debt restructure, sustainable debt plan - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew: There is a Way Out of Greek Crisis (to see his remarks fast forward video to 31:00) - The Pappas Post

In Separate Phone Calls Obama Urges Merkel, Tsipras to Compromise on Emergency Financing -

U.S. At Odds With Germany Over Greek Debt Crisis (VIDEO) -

IMF chief Lagarde says debt restructuring needed in Greece, further belt-tightening and structural reforms will not be enough - La Prensa

VIDEO: IMF chief Lagarde says debt restructuring needed in Greece, financing the post-2015 sustainable development agenda - YouTube

France says 'No' to Greek euro exit, talks on Greek debt should not be taboo.: PM Valls - Yahoo News

Greece faces 'chaos and riots' unless a deal is found soon: French bank chief - The Local

POLL: Why French are easier on Greece than Germans - The Local

Noonan says Ireland favours debt restructuring for Greece -

Greek debt haircut not a taboo: Luxembourg FinMin - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Greece, euro zone can still reach a deal: EU's Moscovici - Yahoo News

Pittella: S&D Group rejects any option of Grexit. There is no Europe without Greece - Socialists & Democrats

Where did the Greek bailout money go? Most went to the banks that lent Greece funds before the crash, less than 10% was used by the government for reforming its economy - The Guardian

This chart shows how Greece's last bailout money was spent -

How Greece's Bank Bailout Benefited Greeks - Bloomberg View

How a Chaotic Greek Exit Could Wipe Out $1.4 Trillion in M&A - Bloomberg Business



Berlin rules out any steps that cut value of loans to Greece - Reuters

Meet Germany’s hard-line finance minister who won’t budge on Greece - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Schäuble says Greek debt haircut 'not allowed' - EurActiv

In a letter Economists Piketty, Sachs urge Merkel to cut Greek debt - Yahoo Maktoob News

Austerity Has Failed: Text of the Open Letter From Thomas Piketty, Jeffrey Sachs and others to Angela Merkel - The Nation

Thomas Piketty accuses Germany of forgetting history as it lectures Greece - The Washington Post

Text of the Interview of Thomas Piketty: ‘Germany Has Never Repaid its Debts. It Has No Right to Lecture Greece’ - The Wire

Europe must back away from Greek austerity cliff: Joseph Stiglitz -

Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel faces revolt from the right for wanting to keep Athens in euro - The Independent

Merkel to visit Balkans amid Greek crisis -


Merkel Can’t Escape Greece’s Geopolitical Pull in Balkans - Bloomberg Business

Greece's Debt Crisis Is Hurting Its Even Poorer Neighbors -



Greece offers pension and tax reforms to gain new bailout - Yahoo Maktoob News

Text of Greece’s request for a 3-year loan facility to the ESM - The Financial Express

The Greek Prime Minister’s Speech in the European Parliament -

VIDEO: Boos & cheers for Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the European Parliament - BBC News

European Central Bank keeps emergency funding for Greece frozen, banks will remain shuttered through the end of the week - The Washington Post

No deal, no liquidity, ECB's Noyer tells Greece - Yahoo News

CHARTS: Greece’s debt crisis explained in charts and maps - Vox

Greek Pensioners Are Surviving On Just 120 Euros. Here's What That Buys -

Wealthy Greeks go on spending spree for Apple gadgets and jewellery as they fear they'll lose cash when banks collapse - DailyMail

The next Greek crisis: gas shortages - POLITICO

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Greece News - July 6, 2015

Greece says 'NO' to European bailout, final tally is 61 percent to 39 of voters - Talk Radio News Service

Greek PM Tsipras says Athens ready to return to negotiating table reaching a 'viable solution' with Europe - Reuters

VIDEO: Greek PM Tsipras: Athens ready to talk with Europe - YouTube

PM Tsipras demands creditors forgive a third of the Greece debt and allow delayed repayments for the rest -

The issue of our debt will now be on the negotiating table, in light of the IMF's recent report on its sustainability - Alexis Tsipras on Twitter

Our immediate priority is to restore our banking system's functioning & economic stability - Alexis Tsipras on Twitter

Varoufakis says Greek 'No' is a big Yes to democratic Europe, extends a "hand of cooperation" to its EU-IMF creditors - The Economic Times

VIDEO (English Subtitles): Varoufakis says Greece to seek common ground with European partners after ‘No’ victory, calls for debt restructuring  - News Bridgeward

Greece finance minister considers IOU currency after NO to EU Demands, reiterates that this is not a prelude to Grexit but a legal action within the monetary union -

Scenes of joy as Greece's 'No' voters celebrate victory - Channel NewsAsia

In Rural Greece, 'No' Vote Cheered - WSJ

VIDEO: Greece 'No' camp celebrates victory - YouTube

PHOTOS: Greece reacts to austerity referendum results -

In Its Worst Hour, Greece Overtakes Italy as Top Destination for Refugees - Bloomberg Business



In A Phone Conversation Merkel, Hollande Agree That Results of Greek Referendum Should Be Respected - Sputnik International

Eurozone summit on Greece confirmed for Tuesday: Tusk - Business Standard News

European Commission 'respects' Greece result: statement -

Eurogroup president Dijsselbloem issues terse statement calling Greece's 'No' vote 'very regrettable for the future of Greece - Business Insider

European Leaders Look to Chart Path Following Greek Vote - WSJ

Euro Falls as Greece Votes 'No' to Bailout Package - NBC News

TABLE: List of creditors and official exposure to Greece by country and type - Barclays

Eurozone Central Bank Now Controls Destiny of Greece’s Battered Banks - The New York Times

ECB seen keeping reduced lifeline for Greek banks after vote: sources - Yahoo Finance UK

Greek banks desperate for emergency loans after voters reject bailout - The Globe and Mail

Greek banks will not open on Monday and ATM limits will be reduced - Business Insider

Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece calling for substantial debt relief - Reuters


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Greece News - July 3, 2015

Tsipras says Greece seeks ‘realistic solution’ and not to split from the Eurozone, predicts new deal within 48 hours of referendum - Irish Times

VIDEO: Tsipras says after Sunday referendum a 'no' vote would help Greece achieve more generous deal - The Guardian

Greek prime minister won't resign if Greeks vote 'yes' at referendum -

Greek PM Tsipras: Creditor deal will go to parliament if Greeks vote YES - Holger Zschaepitz on Twitter

Dijsselbloem: Greek 'no' risks place in euro zone, voters should not expect to get better terms by voting against the creditors - Reuters

Dijsselbloem’s Letter to Greek PM Tsipras: "EU Cannot Offer Further Assistance to Greece Until Referendum Result -

VIDEO: Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem: "We will simply await now the outcome of the referendum on Sunday" - YouTube

ECB extends freeze on emergency Greece funds - POLITICO

ECB's Bonnici says ECB liquidity for Greece linked to referendum result - Reuters

Greek Banks Limp Until Vote in Hope for ECB Salvation on Monday - Bloomberg Business

Greek banks down to €500m in cash reserves as economy crashes - Telegraph

What’s the issue with Greece’s pension system? -

Greeks will have to lift retirement age to 67 - SMH

ECB's Draghi defends Greek pension reforms, says to be progressive and mostly applied to pensions above 1,000 euros - Reuters

VIDEO: Greece crisis: Police use tear gas to keep protesters from EU offices - Telegraph



I.M.F. Says Greece Debt Is Unsustainable and Requires Writedown, but Blames Government Lapses - The New York Times

IMF: Greece needs 30 percent of its debt to be written off and a bailout package worth €51.9 billion over the next three years -

REPORT: Greece: Preliminary Draft Debt Sustainability Analysis - IMF

Nine Key Questions on Greece - IMF

Leaked Troika Documents: Greece Wouldn't Make it Even By 2030 - WBP Online

"Without debt restructuring, no program will be viable” - Alexis Tsipras on Twitter

Greek Finance Minister: Negotiations have stalled because Greece’s creditors refused to reduce our un-payable public debt - Yanis Varoufakis


Call intercepted by NSA and circulated by Wikileaks to media: Merkel admitted in 2011 Greek debt unsustainable -

Moody's cuts Greece's ratings after default, following Fitch and S&P - Reuters

S&P says Greek GDP would fall by 20% after Grexit -

REPORT: The Credit Impact Of A Grexit - Standard & Poor's Global Credit Portal

Greece Votes: What Happens If It Leaves Eurozone? - WSJ

Think Greece is better off ditching the euro? Read this first - Quartz

Greek crisis: European Central banks prepare for worst - CNN 

How Greece could pull fragile Europe back into recession - City A.M.

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - July 2, 2015

Emails Hillary Clinton turned over to the State Department have been retroactively classified - The Daily Caller

State Department parries queries on Hillary Clinton emails which have been classified - POLITICO

VIDEO: Press Conference of State Department Spokesman John Kirby on Hillary Clinton Emails -

VIDEO: Hillary for America spokeswoman Finney Claims Clinton Had No Classified Info on Private Server - Washington Free Beacon

State Department asserts privilege against Benghazi committee withholding "a small number" of documents - Washington Examiner

Text of State Dept letter to Benghazi committee chairman Gowdy, amounting to a de facto claim of executive privilege - democrats.benghazi

GOP: Hillary emails just the tip of the iceberg, we will never get full disclosure until Hillary Clinton releases her secret server for an independent investigation - The Daily Caller

Admission of Hillary's classified emails opens door for feds to seize her servers - Washington Times

Blumenthal's State Dept. role went far beyond Libya -

Hillary’s E-mails Reveal Sid Blumenthal as a Shadow Employee - National Review Online

Clinton Foundation, State Dept. teamed up for foreign event orchestrated by Blumenthal -

Blumenthal Urged Hillary Clinton to Lobby for Tony Blair's Bid for European President, Emails Show | VICE News

Lobbying for African energy company, Joe Wilson, through Sidney Blumenthal, calls on Hillary Clinton -

Emails Show Hillary’s State Department Communicating With Google About Blocked Benghazi Video - Washington Free Beacon

Emails suggest Hillary helped Clinton Foundation donors -

Emails reveal Cherie Blair helped Qatari royal gain access to Hillary Clinton - Telegraph

Read the Second Batch of Hillary Clinton's Released Emails - US News

Double trouble? IRS lawyer now heads Clinton email production, Republican Benghazi investigators suspicious that top lawyer is slow-walking document release - POLITICO

Clinton’s new video: Benghazi panel a 'charade’ (VIDEO) - TheHill


Hillary Clinton Raises Record $45 Million in First Quarter of Campaign - Bloomberg Politics

POLL: Bush, Trump rising for GOP, but both trail Clinton -

POLL: Democratic turnout a 2016 risk factor, voters doubt presidential contenders can deliver reforms from Washington - RealClearPolitics

University Pays Chelsea Clinton $65,000 for Ten-Minute Speech, 20-minute Q and A, and a 30-minute session posing for pictures -

Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding Planner to Host Hillary Fundraiser, Clinton donor received taxpayer money planning parties for State Department - Washington Free Beacon

Senator Demands Top Cop Lynch Look Into Clinton Ties to Shady Uranium Deal - The Weekly Standard

Wall Street analyst: Univision owner’s wife ‘liable in Clinton Foundation fraud’ - WND

VIDEO: Young Americans Shocked to Learn of Hillary’s Multiple Mansions - Alex Jones’ Infowars

Andrew Napolitano: Hillary’s secret war arming rebels in Syria and Libya in an effort to overthrow the governments of those countries - WND

Hillary’s advisers secretly pushed her to be more hawkish than Obama on Afghanistan - Business Insider


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - June 30, 2015


Benghazi chairman threatens to force Kerry to testify, citing his refusal to provide emails of nine former Secretary of State Clinton’s aides - TheHill

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Closes in on Kerry and Clinton - CBS News

State Department won't say if Kerry would testify on Benghazi - Reuters

Records show Clinton withheld emails about oil and terrorism in Libya, removed portions of other emails she sent to State - Washington Examiner

Calls grow for probe of Clinton's private server - Washington Examiner

Clinton campaign pushes back on Benghazi probe -

Statement from John Podesta in response to Republican efforts to politicize the Benghazi hearings - Hillary for America

Clinton Fundraiser: Missing Emails 'A Little Troubling' - Breitbart

Here's What to Expect From Tomorrow's Release of Hillary Clinton's Emails - VICE News

RNC Seeks Documents on Hillary Aide’s Special Work Deal at State - Washington Free Beacon

None of Hillary’s top donors are unions, her ten most generous donors are investment banks, white collar law firms, or companies such as Cablevision and Time Warner - Washington Free Beacon

TABLE: Hillary Clinton’s top donors and contributions over the span of her career 1999-2016 - OpenSecrets



Benghazi night call between Clinton and Obama withheld by the State Department, documents show - Fox News

Newly Released Documents Confirm White House Official Framed Benghazi Attack by Islamists to Internet Video - Judicial Watch

Exclusive: US supported the secret supply of weapons to Libyan rebels while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State (VIDEO) - Fox News

VIDEO: Clinton E-Mails Reveal Secret Libyan Weapons Deals - YouTube

Fournier: White House Officials Say They're 'Disgusted' With Clinton Emails, Donation Disclosure (VIDEO) - Breitbart

Graham Blasts Hillary’s ‘Sleazy’ Associates, State Department Management - Washington Free Beacon

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s Wife Taya Slams Hillary Clinton’s ‘Audacity’ on Benghazi -

ARCHIVE: Hillary, Panetta misleading about Libya arms shipments to Syrian rebels? Scheme may have prompted 2012 Benghazi attack - WND

ARCHIVE: Col Gaddafi killed: convoy bombed by drone flown by pilot in Las Vegas - Telegraph


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Greece News - June 29, 2015

Greece Closes Banks and Stock Market for Six Days Beginning Monday, Imposes Capital Controls - VOA

Tsipras' Dramatic Call to Europe: "Restore the ELA to Greek Banks", Full Statement of the Greek PM -

Alexis Tsipras vents on Twitter as bailout referendum looms - City A.M.

Text of the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis’ intervention during the 27th June 2015 Eurogroup Meeting (VIDEO) - Yanis Varoufakis

Greek opposition leader calls for national unity government - Channel NewsAsia

POLL: Greece Referendum: Two Polls Show Greeks Favor European Agreement -

Several hundred anti-austerity protesters rally at Greek parliament - Reuters

VIDEO: Protesters in Athens call for people to vote 'no' in July 5 referendum - YouTube

In Athens, last week thousands of flag-waving Greeks rallied to show support for euro - Reuters

VIDEO: Thousands rallied in Athens calling on the government to assure the country stay in the Euro - YouTube

Greek debt crisis: What the Greek papers say - BBC News

Greek pensions: At the heart of dispute with creditors - AFP

A shield against poverty, pensions are Greece's top priority - US News

Greek tourism draws line in the sand over tax hikes - Reuters

ARCHIVE: Leaked: Greece’s bailout counterproposal - Brussels blog

ARCHIVE: Text of the Greece’s bailout counterproposal - Brussels blog



Barack Obama, Angela Merkel Say 'Critically Important' for Greece to Resume Reforms and Growth Within the Eurozone - NDTV

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urges Europe and IMF to reach a deal to keep Greece in euro zone, tells Tsipras to work with EU partners - Reuters

European Commission publishes the proposals it presented to Greek officials when they walked out of talks on Friday - European Commission

Text of the European Commission latest draft proposals in the context of negotiations with Greece -

Deal or no deal: A breakdown of the latest European and Greece proposals -

Greece's creditors agreed lower VAT on hotels in last proposals - Reuters

Lagarde Says IMF Can’t Lend to Greece If June Payment Missed - Bloomberg Business

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Greece -

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn does make a case for giving Greece debt relief now -

Cyprus says Eurogroup should have extended Greek aid - Reuters

How much Greece owes to international creditors - Reuters

Panic Among Hedge Fund Investors in Greece - The New York Times

European Antiestablishment Parties Back Greek Vote on Pension Cuts, Tax Hikes - WSJ


Economist Who Coined ‘Grexit’ Now Says Greece Will Stay in Euro - Bloomberg Business


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Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - June 26, 2015

House clears key trade bill for president - POLITICO

Pacific trade talks enter 'fast and furious' phase, Japanese Economy Minister hopes Trans-Pacific Partnership can be wrapped up by July - NBC

Whoops! We forgot to include VAT in TPP, All TPP member states except US charge VAT on imports meaning that high barriers remain - TheHill

TPP may force Australia to American-style health system, In US healthcare costs more per person than anywhere else in the world - Brisbane Times

Fact sheet on the TTP by Australian Government ignores serious threat to global health by the trade deal, says Doctors Without Borders - AJP

Australian Productivity Commission slams TPP for stringent intellectual property measures - ZDNet

Senate report says Australian government is too secretive on trade deals -

TPP agreement will undermine NZ state-owned enterprises, critic warns -

New Zealand dairy industry raises concerns over Trans-Pacific Partnership access - Global Times

Pacific Rim trade talks will put pressure on Canada's dairy, poultry sectors - The Globe and Mail

Canada must be part of Pacific treaty, will defend farmers: PM - Reuters

It’s time to share the secret: the Canadian Labour Congress calls on the Canadian government to publicly release TPP documentation - CUPE Local 416

State Department Lambasts Human Rights Violations in TPP Nations Further Complicating Push for Controversial Trade Pact -

US Fast Tracks TPP: Good For Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan; Bad For China -

China Deals Up Pressure On TPP, Beijing’s latest agreements leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership at risk of losing relevance - The Diplomat



Bipartisan trade bill is no sure victory for Obama -

Pelosi on trade: The fight will continue, House Democrats are united in their concern about the impact on American workers - TheHill

Pelosi Statement on Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Authority - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

UAW President: giving Executive Branch a blank check to negotiate trade agreements is the last thing Congress should have done - EIN

Sierra Club: The Fight for Fair Trade: How Far We've Come, How Much Further We Will Go -

Can Free Trade Agreements Be Consistent With Climate Change Mitigation? -

Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership unconstitutional? Provisions that allow foreign investors to bypass the federal courts could undermine U.S. legal protections - The Atlantic

Ralph Nader: King Obama, His Royal Court, and the TPP - Common Dreams


The Takeaway: Obama's trade win could affect H-1B reform efforts - CIO

POLL: Americans favor TPP, but less than those in other countries do - Pew Research Center

Factbox: Most U.S. businesses welcome Obama's trade pact, Detroit wary - Reuters

Semiconductor Industry Lauds Congressional Approval of Trade Promotion Authority - iconnect007


Here’s how much corporations paid the Senate to fast-track passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership -


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