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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Priebus to State: Release Clinton emails before election - TheHill

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

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



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

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

Trump campaign blasts Clinton over ethics training report - POLITICO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Clinton-Kremlin Connection - The Weekly Standard

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

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

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

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

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

The crusading prosecutor who is on Clinton Foundation case -

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


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

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

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 15, 2016


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

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

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

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


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Libya News - Aug 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mayor and council of Benghazi replaced by Libyan military colonel -

Hafter appoints southern security committee -

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Number of migrants arriving in Italy rises 12 pct in July -

ISIS wrote Sirte was 'gate to Rome' on walls -

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

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

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


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Focus: Clinton Foundation - Aug 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

Top Clinton State Department aide Cheryl Mills helped Clinton Foundation -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Libya News - Aug 10, 2016

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

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

ISIS shoots down Libyan aircraft in Sirte, pilot killed -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Italian special forces in Libya: sources -

Key dates of the IS group in Libya - AFP

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Focus: Aleppo - Aug 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Russia, US tensions grow over Aleppo -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obama questions Russian commitment to peace in Syria -

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Libya News: Aug 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond Sirte: US mulling expanding Libya intervention against IS -

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Leaked email shows Hillary bragged about her role in Libya -

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Focus: Hillary Clinton Campaign Finance - Aug 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lobbysts contributions to the 2016 presidential race - OpenSecrets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal - POLITICO

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

VIDEO: James Clapper comments on DNC hack - YouTube

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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Focus: Obama and Clinton - July 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Trump campaign manager Manafort has Ukrainian history - DW.COM

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clinton Foundation ignores best practices of nonprofits - The Daily Caller

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

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

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

Norwegian donations to Clinton Foundation sparks scandal - The Daily Caller

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

Mystery surrounds sources of many Bill Clinton speaking fees -

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

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

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

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Focus: Islamic State - July 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NATO spokesman plays down Islamic State strength in Afghanistan - Stripes

Afghanistan, Pakistan vow to battle Islamic State together - Stripes

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

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

ISIS execute another man in Iraq for being gay -

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Kagan and other war hawks are backing Hillary Clinton -

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

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Focus: Democratic National Convention - July 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the groups protesting the Democratic national convention - CBS News

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

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

A guide to buying access at the Democratic national convention -



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

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

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

DNC issues 'deep and sincere apology' to Bernie Sanders -

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

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

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

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

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

FBI investigating Democratic national committee email hack - Breitbart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: Tim Kaine: Is NATO obsolete? -

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARCHIVE: Kaine: Budget deal good for defense industrial base -

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


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Focus: Islamic State - July 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REPORT: Terror Gone Viral - House Committee on Homeland Security

Islamic State braces for imminent Iraqi siege to retake Mosul -

Pentagon investigating claims of civilian deaths in Syria strike -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Islamic State threatens to intensify attacks against France - Telegraph

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Turkey News - July 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: Interview with President Erdogan -

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

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

VIDEO: Interview with Fethullah Gulen - BBC News

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

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

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

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

The Turkish military: In numbers - Forces TV

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

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

Turkish lira, stocks plummet as Erdogan widens purge - MarketWatch

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expert: Turkey too dangerous for nuke storage -

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

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

WikiLeaks: Search the AKP email database - WikiLeaks

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Focus: Syria News - July 19, 2016

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

Syria, Russia seek rebel surrender with Aleppo seige -

Aleppo rebels accuse Kurds of aiding regime siege - NOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Syrian army foils jihadi attack in Quneitra: frontline report -

Syrian Forces Recapture Key Town on Latakia Coast -

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

Russia to test new ship-based helicopters in Syria -



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

Syrian Democratic Forces advancing toward Manbij city center -

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

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

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

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

French special forces on the ground in Manbij - Rudaw

Manbij operation uncovers treasure trove of ISIS documents - Rudaw

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US, Russia talk Syria military coordination despite Pentagon concerns -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Hillary: Europeans not cooperating with US on terrorism -

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

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

Debate rages in Clinton camp over Syria policy - TheHill

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

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

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

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Focus: NATO and Russia - July 9, 2016

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

NATO approves buildup in eastern Europe at Warsaw summit - Stripes

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

Britain commits 650 troops to Nato’s Baltic forces to counter Vladimir Putin -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Russian media unhappy with NATO summit - BBC News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Focus: Donald Trump and Trade - July 1, 2016


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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

Democrats and Republicans poised to clash on trade at Conventions -

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


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


In Canada, Obama rebukes Trump on trade - TheHill


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


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


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Focus: The Benghazi Report - June 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

VIDEO: Clinton responds to Benghazi report -

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dump Trump movement planning for convention floor fight - NBC News

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

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

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

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

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

POLITICO delegate survey: Dump Trump lacks the votes - POLITICO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bush White House adviser backs Clinton over Trump - POLITICO

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

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

Analysis: Thousands of Republican donors avoid Donald Trump -

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

Silicon valley snubs Donald Trump - US News



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

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

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

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

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

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

Is Donald Trump softening his tone? -

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

Michigan conservative coalition warns against denying Donald Trump presidential nomination -

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

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

Sarah Palin blasts GOP establishment, stumps for Donald Trump -

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

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

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

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Focus: Brexit - June 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Brexit: UK Immigration by the numbers - The Post Newspaper

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

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn says he wont resign despite Brexit result -

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



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

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

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

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

How Trump benefits from Brexit - Yahoo Finance

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

Hillary Clinton statement on Brexit vote -

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

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

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

Joint statement by Schulz, Tusk, Rutte and Juncker on UK referendum outcome -

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

Brexit to hit German economy hard: business groups - MarketWatch

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

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

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

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

The British Brexit vote is awful news for China - Quartz

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Focus: Russia - June 21, 2016

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

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

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

US Nato general fears rapid Russian troop deployments - BBC News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

European ministers wrestle with future of Russia sanctions - WSJ

Likely sanctions renewal on Russia welcomed by US allies -

US senators press EU to renew Russian sanctions -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Syria News - June 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Why the Islamic State Is Weaker Than It Seems - Stratfor

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Focus: Russia - June 18, 2016

Putin calls on Europe to improve ties despite sanctions, 'we are willing to meet our European partners halfway' - AP

Putin: Russia ready to lift sanctions first, if certain that EU will follow suit - RT News

Russian economy overcomes recession: Putin - RT Business

Putin repeats praise of Trump for his comments on improving relations between Russia and the US, says he's a 'bright' person - POLITICO

VIDEO (and transcript): Putin speech at the Plenary session of St Petersburg International Economic Forum - President of Russia

VIDEO: Putin talks to world news agencies at St. Petersburg Economic Forum - YouTube

Putin hosts top EU official for talks in rare visit, Juncker says EU-Russia ties not broken beyond repair and must be mended - AP

Speech by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum -

U.S. State Dept official confident EU will continue to back Russia sanctions, 'this is the price we all need to pay if we're to successfully resist Russian aggression' -

VIDEO: U.S. State Dept official confident EU will continue to back Russia sanctions - YouTube

Ukraine furious over remarks on Russia by U.N. chief Ban - Reuters

Western leaders, CEOs visit Russia amid sanctions fatigue - AP

Calls for EU-Russia free trade agreement echo at St. Petersburg Forum - Sputnik

Italian leader Renzi wants to boost ties with Russia, says Europe and Russia share same values - ABC News

Foreign investment in Russia doubles despite sanctions, West Europeans lead - Russia Beyond The Headlines

To the first, the spoils - Western investors venture back to Russia - Reuters



Russia assails NATO's move to deploy troops near its border - AP

NATO military rotation in Eastern Europe poses threat to Russia: Envoy - Sputnik

NATO war games In Poland get Russia's attention - NPR

Russia's position regarding missile defense, NATO ignored: Putin - Sputnik

Russian lawmaker says US missile defense system deployment in Japan to affect security - TASS

Russia to watch US and NATO military activities in Black Sea: Grushko - TASS

US to Russia: We're staying in the Black Sea - Business Insider

‘I don’t need war’: Bulgarian PM rules out joining NATO flotilla in Black Sea - RT News

NATO watches warily as Russia conducts snap combat readiness test - Sputnik



Putin: New elections, not forced regime change, key for ending Syrian civil war - Fox News

Putin hopes US can convince Syrian opposition to talk with Damascus  -Sputnik

Russia failed to heed U.S. call to stop targeting Syrian rebels: U.S. - Reuters

Lavrov accuses US of sparing al-Qaeda's branch to topple Assad - Telegraph

State Department officials call for U.S. military action against Assad regime -

Obama, despite dissent on Syria, not shifting toward strikes on Assad - Reuters

Diplomats’ dissent on Syria is a signal to their former boss Hillary Clinton - Bloomberg Politics

Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir rips White House on Syria -

Erdogan sends letter to Putin, hopes for improved ties with Russia - Sputnik

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Focus: Saudi Arabia and Hillary Clinton - June 14, 2016


Powerful Saudi prince to meet Obama, amid policy differences with the United States over the war in Syria and relations with Iran - Reuters

Here’s who Saudi Arabia wants as the next US president: Clinton - NBC

POLL: Saudis strongly prefer Clinton over Trump - Arutz Sheva

Deleted official report says Saudi funding Hillary Clinton election - Middle East Eye

Roger Stone on Clinton aide Huma Abedin: 'Do we have a Saudi spy in our midst? Do we have a terrorist agent?' - POLITICO

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

RADIO: Interview with Roger Stone on Huma Abedin -  Breitbart

Podesta firm with close Clinton ties lobbied for Islamic Bank accused of financing terrorism - The Daily Caller

ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton financier Podesta is lobbying for Saudi Arabia - The Daily Caller

ARCHIVE: Saudi government has vast network of PR, lobby firms in U.S. - The Washington Post



Clinton calls for the Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis and others 'to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations' -

Donald Trump demands that Clinton Foundation return $25 million from Saudis - POLITICO

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Mook dodges question on Saudi donations to Clinton Foundation -

Family close to Saudi royals pump millions into Clinton Foundation, Democratic coffers -

Persian gulf sheikhs gave Bill and Hillary $100 Million - The Daily Caller

Revealed: The State Department’s hidden Hillary donors - The Daily Beast

ARCHIVE: Clinton Foundation donors got weapons deals from Hillary Clinton's State Department -

ARCHIVE: While Saudi Arabia poured cash into the Clinton Foundation, Hillary's State Department armed Saudi Arabia to the teeth - FPIF

ARCHIVE: Emails show Hillary Clinton aides celebrating F-15 sales to Saudi Arabia: 'Good news' -

ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia and weapons manufactures -

ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton on Saudi execution of 47 including prominent Shiite cleric: Not 'a smart decision', but she still calls Saudi Arabia a ‘friend' - Washington Examiner

ARCHIVE: Missing Clinton e-mail claims 'Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia' financed Benghazi attacks - Zero Hedge

ARCHIVE: McCain-linked nonprofit received $1 million from Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg Politics

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - June 7, 2016

Ex-Secret Service officer: Bill, White House staff lived in fear of Hillary's 'erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent’ behavior - NY Post

Hillary campaign rocked by secret service agent book exposing Clintons' dirty laundry, she 'gave Bill a black eye' in White House - Zero Hedge

Excerpts from Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate - scribd

VIDEO: Secret Service agent to release tell-all book about the Clinton White House - Fox News

Hillary Clinton 'triggered' suicide of Vince Foster when she attacked and humiliated him in front of White House staff one week before his death, FBI agents claim - Daily Mail Online

Did Hillary Clinton’s behavior contribute significantly to Foster’s suicide? - Power Line

Obscene vulgar quotes by Hillary Clinton: Do you really want this trash-mouthed woman be America’s next president? - Fellowship of the Minds

ARCHIVE: 'Call off your f- -king dogs!’ Hillary rages to Obama - NY Post

ARCHIVE: Hillary has long history of beating up Bill behind closed doors: book - NY Post

ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton beats husband Bill and terrorizes her staff, books claims - Daily Mail Online

ARCHIVE: Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with - NY Post

ARCHIVE: Chelsea Clinton called secret service ‘pigs,’ says new book: ‘Well, that’s what my mother and father call you’ - BizPac Review

ARCHIVE VIDEO: Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi’s death: We came, we saw, he died - YouTube

ARCHIVE: Book author Aldrich: Hillary Clinton's abominable national security record - Washington Times

ARCHIVE: Bill or Hill? Who really ran the Clinton Administration? - Jane Chastain

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Focus: Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Speech - June 4, 2016


Trump says 'pathetic' Clinton speech 'had nothing to do with foreign policy', she 'has to go to jail’ on emails -

VIDEO: Trump compares Clinton foreign policy speech to sleep-aid Sominex, 'It’s hard to stay awake' - YouTube

VIDEO: Trump on Clinton: She has to go to jail, she's guilty as hell - YouTube

Trump adviser: 'Death, destruction' are Clinton's foreign policy signature, 'nation building has proven to be a catastrophic failure’ - TheHill

VIDEO: Clinton full speech on national security: Trump 'dangerously incoherent,’ ‘temperamentally unfit’ for White House - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: Read Hillary Clinton’s Speech on Donald Trump and national security - TIME

Clinton roasts Trump in foreign policy speech: The 13 biggest zingers - MSNBC

Where Hillary Clinton’s heavy attack on Trump was light on specifics: Missing issues were Syria, Russia, Libya, ISIS, North Korea -

On foreign policy, Hillary Clinton leans more to the right than Donald Trump - Fox News

Clinton says Kremlin ‘will celebrate' if Trump becomes U.S. president - The Moscow Times

Hillary Clinton campaign edits out scene featuring graffiti of Trump and Putin kissing (VIDEO) - Business Insider

NATO's top soldier says Trump comments play into hands of Putin - Reuters

Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton “more dangerous” than Donald Trump -

ARCHIVE: Trump calls Clinton ‘trigger happy', 'Her decisions in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya have cost trillions of dollars, thousands of lives and have totally unleashed ISIS' - The Intercept

AUDIO ARCHIVE: Hillary the hawk: Mark Landler of The New York Times discusses Clinton and Obama's contrasting views on America's role in the world. His book is 'Alter Egos.’ - NPR

Hillary Clinton posted names of hidden intelligence officials on her email - Breitbart

Clinton ex-aide Pagliano won't testify in e-mail-related lawsuit - Newsmax

Top Hillary aide Cheryl Mills suffers memory loss in deposition, 222 instances of 'I don't know' or 'I don't recall' in email lawsuit - WND

TRANSCRIPT: Clinton email update: Judicial Watch releases former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills deposition testimony - Judicial Watch

VIDEO: Hillary email scandal: What did Cheryl Mills know? Interview with Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton - WSJ

Did the Clinton email server have an Internet-based printer? - Krebs on Security

POLL: Clinton half as honest as Trump: 30 percent believe Trump 'is more honest than most other politicians', 15 percent think the same of Clinton - Washington Examiner

POLL: CEOs favor Hillary Clinton over ‘businessman' Donald Trump -

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Poll: The frustrated public: Reservations about the two-party system and the fairness of the nominating process - June 1, 2016

POLL (AP-NORC): Voters feel disconnect with both parties, helpless about presidential election - CBS News

POLL (AP-NORC poll): Americans want nomination system changed, prefer open primaries to those that are closed to all but party members - AP

POLL (AP-NORC press release): Both parties are seen as resistant to new ideas and candidates from outside the party organizations - AP-NORC

POLL (AP-NORC full report): The frustrated public: Reservations about the two-party system and the fairness of the nominating process - AP-NORC

POLL (AP-NORC full results): The frustrated public: Views of the 2016 campaign, the parties, and the electoral process - AP-NORC

POLL (Golden State): Clinton up 13% over Sanders in California but Sanders has a 40% lead among independents voters, How many 'no party preference' voters will turn out or be able to vote? - Politico

POLL (Golden State full results): Clinton at 51% and Sanders at 38%, Hillary shows weakness among 'no party preference’ and younger voters -

Are more primary problems looming in California? Thousands of independents may not get to vote - WhoWhatWhy

Voter suppression in California: 5 fast facts you need to know -

There are more than 4.1 million California voters who are registered without a party preference - Truthdig

California attorneys sue to extend registration deadline: Failure to inform no party preference voters of their right to obtain a 'crossover ballot' and to vote is significant - The Bern Report

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders supporters file lawsuit against California's voter registration system - YouTube

Election Justice attorneys add critical new evidence to California primary lawsuit which aims to address the 'mass confusion' surrounding the participation of 'no party preference' voters - Facebook

Hearing set in Bernie Sanders backers’ injunction bid for Calif. Primary: June 1, at 11:00 a.m. - City Attorney of San Francisco


California: 75% of voters who requested a non-partisan mail-in ballot have already received a No-Party-Preference (NPP) ballot that includes no Presidential candidates - Election Justice USA

Gaius Publius: 'Networks are colluding' to declare Clinton the overall winner before California polls close - naked capitalism

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