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Syria News - Nov 12, 2015

Russia outlines plan for steering Syria out of conflict, a constitutional reform lasting up to 18 months followed by presidential elections - CBC

Text of Russia's draft proposals on Syrian crisis - Daily Mail Online

Syrian opposition rejects Russian proposal to end conflict - The National

Syria talks to focus on which opposition groups should negotiate with Assad's regime and which should be designated as terrorists - Daily Mail

UN Syria envoy:'momentum' of Vienna talks must not be squandered - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Staffan de Mistura (UN Special Envoy on Syria) on a political solution to the Syrian crisis - United Nations Web TV


Erdoğan once again floats the idea of a safe zone in Syria amid talk of Turkish involvement in a ground operation in its southern neighbor -

The Reckless Proposal to Impose a No-Fly Zone in Syria - Cato @ Liberty

Syria solution should not only be about Assad: Rouhani - Yahoo News

Syria Christian archbishop calls on West to back President Bashar al-Assad in war against Islamist rebels - Telegraph

Syria: Pro-Assad Christian Militia to the Rescue as 1000s of Christians flee ISIL approach - Informed Comment

U.S. fighter jets sent to Turkey to protect slow-flying attack planes hitting Islamic State targets in Syria and to deter Russian aggression in the region: Defense official -

U.S. to continue its support to Kurdish YPG forces in Syria: spokesman -

VIDEO: Watch Live Secretary of State John Kerry Delivering Remarks on U.S. Strategy in Syria at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday -



In a major breakthrough, Syrian army frees Aleppo's Kweires air base from ISIL siege - The National

Assad’s men claim control over 'tens of villages and strategic hills' in the Aleppo countryside surrounding the Kweires air base - Long War Journal

Strategic Implications of Assad’s Victory at Kweires - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

VIDEO: Syrian opposition provided intel to target terrorists around besieged Kweires airbase: Russia - YouTube

VIDEO: Fighting erupts as Syrian govt. forces break siege of Kweires airbase - YouTube

VIDEO: Pro-Assad TV channel reports on Syrian forces recapturing Kweires key airbase - YouTube

VIDEO: Drone Footage of Kweires Airbase Taken After Lifting The Siege -

Palmyra will be flattened by ISIS within six months, warns antiquities director - The Independent

Hope for Palmyra? Syrian Army Comes Closer to Strategically Important City -


Russian aviation group in Syria has made 85 sorties against 277 terrorist facilities over the past 2 days, bomber destroys IS tanks and infantry vehicles in Homs: Defense Ministry - TASS

Russia in Syria: 50 journalists from 12 countries visit Russian base in Latakia -

VIDEO: BBC inside airbase where Russia carries out Syria airstrikes - BBC News

Russia's Syria force grows to 4,000, U.S. officials say - Reuters

Free Syrian Army decimated by desertions - Al Jazeera English

VIDEO: Inside the Battle: Al Nusra-Al Qaeda in Syria - VICE News

The riddle of Haji Bakr: a former colonel in an elite intelligence unit of the Saddam Hussein regime as an “architect” of I.S.’s expansion into Syria - The Syrian Intifada

Hezbollah Expands Military Presence in Syrian War - VOA

Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit near Damascus airport, According to unconfirmed reports by opposition groups target was a weapons shipment intended for Hezbollah - The Times of Israel

Netanyahu ‘not sure’ how to intervene in Syria - The Times of Israel

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Syria News - Nov 4, 2015

Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed alliance of Arabs, Kurds and Christian Assyrians, make gains against Islamic State in al-Hasakah - UPI

Last Week Joint Kurd-Arab force announced U.S.-backed offensive in al-Hasakah-

VIDEO ARCHIVE (English): Kurds, Arabs, Syriacs and Turkmens announce the formation of the 'The Syrian Democratic Forces' - YouTube

Syrian Democratic Forces - Wikipedia

Syrian Kurdish forces fight to halt IS advance near Raqqa, fighters are supported by the US-led coalition airstrikes - VOA

Obama says Syria deployment doesn't break no 'boots on ground' pledge - Reuters

How 50 US troops in Syria could actually make a difference, their goal is to support the anti-ISIS Kurdish-Arab alliance that has demonstrated concrete success (VIDEO) -

New MacDill Commander of the Special Operations ForcesTakes Over on Eve of Syria Mission -

US 'Advisors' to Fight Islamic State in Syria Frustrates Anti-Assad Rebels - VOA

U.S. and Turkey on a Collision Course over the alliance with Syrian Kurdish Forces -

As Kurds advance against ISIS, Turkey intensifies 'provocative attacks' on Kurdish headquarters north Syria - ARA News

Opinion: The Kurds Could Bring Russia and the US Together in Syria -

Details revealed in chilling plot to kill anti-ISIS activists in Turkey, they were members of a citizen-journalist group called 'Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently' (VIDEO) - NBC News

Inside Tal Abyad: A block of wood for beheadings and a torture chamber — what ISIS left behind in a town it used to control - Business Insider



Russia says keeping Assad in power not crucial, but the preservation of the government in the Syrian state is central to ending civil war - VOA

Russia plans to restore Assad regime's economy -

Russia warplanes bomb IS positions in Palmyra - BBC News

DoD: Russia has opened a new base near Palmyra, bringing the number of Russian bases in Syria to four - NBC News

Russia: Coordinates of 24 terrorist targets in Syria provided by opposition and field commanders of a number of armed rebel groups - TASS

Russia supports Free Syrian Army participating in political settlement in Syria: diplomat - TASS

Transported by the Russian aircraft Christian Assyrians Mobilize More Fighters to Confront ISIS in East Homs - AINA

Men and women locked by Syrian rebels in cages to act as human shields against Assad’s air-strikes (VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online

Pentagon: US, Russian fighters communicate over Syria in test, but no military cooperation - Yahoo News

US is moving jets intended for air-to-air combat to Syria — and Russia might be why - Business Insider

Iran is threatening to pull out of peace talks on Syria, citing the 'negative role' of its main regional adversary Saudi Arabia, - Business Insider

Iranian commander killed in Syria: state media - Yahoo News UK

Israel is no longer taking a public position on Syrian President Assad's prospects of staying in power: defense minister - Yahoo News

Al Qaeda Chief Hints Joining Hands With ISIS In War Against Russia, US -


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Syria News - Oct 28, 2015

Pentagon chief unveils new plan for ISIS fight before the Senate Armed Services Committee - TheHill

VIDEO: Secretary of Defense Carter Statement on the U.S. Counter-ISIL Campaign before the Senate Armed Services Committee -

TRANSCRIPT: Secretary of Defense Carter Statement on the U.S. Counter-ISIL Campaign before the Senate Armed Services Committee -

VIDEO: Senate Committee on Armed Services Hearing with Secretary of Defense Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford -

VIDEO: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford Opening Statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee -

The new “three R's” of America’s ISIS strategy, explained - Vox

No no-fly zone at this time: Pentagon chief Carter -

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford: US Faces Legal, Political Challenges to Implement No-Fly Zone in Syria -

U.S. weighs special forces in Syria, helicopters in Iraq - Reuters

Centcom: 145 Syrian rebels from training program still active - TheHill

Carter: US-Trained Syrian Rebels Not Targeted by Russian Airstrikes -

US-led coalition air strikes slow in Syria, the coalition launched 359 air strikes in July, 206 in August and 115 in September - i24news

Hostages freed in Iraq raid recount time in ISIS captivity (VIDEO) -

VIDEO: Video shows the raid on an ISIS prison in northern Iraq last week which freed about 70 captives - YouTube

VIDEO (Graphic): ISIS executes Syrian soldier, running him over by tank -

IS Militants Tie Captives to Palmyra Roman-era Columns, Blow Them Up - US News

Syrians living tragedy and despair barely imaginable five years ago, 13.5 million need aid and protection: UN - United Nations News Centre



US Officials: Iran Invited to Next Round of Syria Talks - TheHill

VIDEO: Daily Press Briefing at Department of State (Syria questions start at 5:00 Minute) - YouTube

Iran's invitation to Syria talks marks significant shift for US and allies - The Guardian

Iran’s Syria Aid Deepens as It Jockeys for Role in Talks - Bloomberg Business

Amid Mounting Losses, Iranian Commander Admits Growing IRGC Presence In Syria - The Tower

Mounting death toll for Iranian soldiers in Aleppo -

US concedes Syrian President Assad is here to stay for foreseeable future, says has a priority of defeating Islamic State not the regime -

In an op-ed in the New York Times Jimmy Carter says the U.S. made the wrong decision in demanding Syrian President Assad step down - Business Insider

Russia Spending $4 Million a Day in Syria to Back Assad Regime -

Russia’s military is proving Western punditry wrong - Brookings Institution

Russia confirms death of service member in Syria - CBS News

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov: FSA visited Moscow last week -


Free Syrian Army groups say did not visit Moscow - Reuters

Syria: FSA rebels behead Syrian soldier, post image online -

Iraq's ruling alliance, militias urge PM to seek Russian strikes - Reuters

Turkey Confirms Strikes Against Kurdish Militias in Syria - The New York Times

Syrian Kurds to open mission in Berlin, Paris and Moscow: PYD - Kurdpress News Aganecy


China Looks at Syria, Sees $$$ - The Daily Beast

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Syria/Russia News - Oct 24, 2015

Russia, US, Turkey and Saudi fail to agree on Syria, no consensus on fate of Assad during meeting held in Vienna - Al Jazeera English

Kerry: Nations to meet next week to discuss ways to bring Syrian war to an end - The Washington Post

Syria talks should be more ‘representative,’ include Iran, Egypt: Moscow - RT News

Qatar Considers Military Intervention With Turkey, Saudi Arabia Against Assad In Syria As An Option - Breibart

Saudi foreign minister says Russian actions in Syria "very dangerous" - Yahoo News

Syrian Coalition: Assad must not be permitted to have a role in any stage of political settlement -

US Debates ‘No-Fly Zone’ in Syria, Pentagon Warns Against it -

US and Russia sign memorandum to avoid clashes in Syria's crowded airspace -

Use of US airdrop in Syria disputed, contrary to U.S. Defense Department comments the American-supplied weapons and ammunition are being divvied up with the Kurds - VOA

PYD names Tal Abyad part of its ‘canton’ -

Syrian Coalition VP denounces the PYD declaring of the town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria a canton subjected to its administration -

Russian viral drone video from Syria shows bombed-out wasteland that was once a Damascus suburb - Fox News

VIDEO: Drone footage reveals the true scale of destruction in Syria from above -

US-led forces strike ISIS-controlled oil field in Syria - Fox News

Despite US-led campaign, Islamic State group rakes in oil earnings - AP

ISIS and Jabhat Al-Nusra Attempt to Cutoff the Syrian Army's Only Supply Route to Aleppo -

The Islamic State isn’t the only group looting Syrian archaeological sites - The Washington Post

VIDEO (and selected transcript): New video from the Islamic State: 'Breaking of the Borders and Slaughtering the Jews' -

Army Identifies U.S. Soldier Killed in Anti-ISIS Raid in Iraq - The New York Times

Baghdad was not informed of U.S. – Peshmerga raid: spokesman - Kurdpress News Aganecy



Putin, Citing Key Moment, Prods West to Cooperate on Syria - The New York Times

VIDEO: Putin on U.S.-Russia Cooperation in Syria -

VIDEO (and transcript): Putin’s Full Speech at the Valdai International Discussion Club (starts at 3:00 minute) - President of Russia

Putin says Syria's Assad is open to working with armed opposition groups if they are committed to combating Islamic State - Reuters

VIDEO: Putin and Assad press conference -

Russia's Putin says no plans to extend air strikes to Iraq - Yahoo News

POLL: Putin Gains Record Support Among Russians Over Syria - Bloomberg Business

Russia Said to Redeploy Special-Ops Forces from Ukraine to Syria - WSJ

Exclusive: Shipping traffic to Syria surges as Russia steps up offensive - Reuters

Calculating the Cost of Russia's War in Syria - The Moscow Times

'Hotline' with Israel set up to avoid Syria clashes: Russia - Business Standard News

Russia, Jordan agree on military coordination on Syria - Channel NewsAsia

Iraq, Russia Agree to Hit ISIL Militants Heading from Syria to Iraq -

Former bodyguard of Iran's ex-president killed in Syria: Fars - Reuters

Syrian Kurdish party to open office in Russia -

Syria war: Lavrov seeks talks with 'full spectrum' of opposition - BBC News

Russian lawmakers visit Syria -


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Focus: Hillary Clinton and Benghazi - Oct 22, 2015

Gowdy: Many significant Benghazi questions are still unanswered - The Washington Post

Benghazi committee was first ever to ask for Stevens' emails, ambassador joked about U.S. unwilling to pay for his security - Washington Examiner

Benghazi memos recovered from compound detail staff security worries - Washington Times

Mother of Benghazi victim: My son told me the night before that he was really worried...he didn't expect to live till morning’ (VIDEO) - Breitbart

The “Stand Up” Order That Never Happened in Benghazi, Clinton Failed to Send Any Assistance to Protect Americans in Harm’s Way -

VIDEO: Bolton on Benghazi: Mrs. Clinton went home for the evening, never spoke at all to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta or Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey - WSJ

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Panetta, Dempsey testify: No Word from Hillary During Benghazi Attack - The Weekly Standard

ARCHIVE: Benghazi testimony: Dempsey says that a contingent was not sent because the State Department didn't request one -

ARCHIVE: Gen. Dempsey agrees that the four special ops members were indeed told not to go to Benghazi -

VIDEO ARCHIVE (Compilation): Benghazi Testimony by Panetta and Dempsey - YouTube

The fundamental question: Was Benghazi a gun running operation to take Qaddafi’s abandoned weapons and turn them over to Syrian rebels? - Fox News

How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria - Business Insider

Judicial Watch: New State Documents Show Quick White House Effort to Link Benghazi to Internet Video, Detail Delays and Lack of Support During the Attack - Judicial Watch

Hillary’s Libya Post-War Plan Was ‘Play It by Ear,’ Gates Says - The Daily Beast

Hillary Clinton State Department approved U.S. weapons shipment to Libya despite ban - Washington Times

POLL (NBC/WSJ): More Americans Unsatisfied With Clinton's Response to Benghazi Attack - NBC News

Pro-Clinton Super PAC Releases First Ad On Benghazi, Touting Her Record As Secretary Of State (VIDEO) - NBC News

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Oct 20, 2015

Cable shows ambassador sought security staffing before Benghazi attack, State Department turned down the request - Fox News

Gowdy: New Benghazi emails show "total disconnect" between the U.S. security needs in Libya and the priorities of Clinton's State Dept - AP

Trey Gowdy: How did 7 Congressional Committees miss Amb. Stevens’ emails showing his request for additional security? - The Daily Caller

Benghazi assessment by Green Beret stands test of time, as probes conclude the security was woefully inadequate - Washington Times

Officials worked to steer the narrative away from terrorist nature of the Benghazi attacks, security shortfalls, and lack of a military rescue - WPBN

Former White House counsel Lanny Davis: 'There was no stand-down order, there was no immediate ability to rescue those four individuals given the distance and the logistics' - WND

ARCHIVE: Top CIA officer in Benghazi delayed response to terrorist attack, US security team members claim (VIDEO) - Fox News

Timing of Movie About Benghazi Attack Could Test Clinton Campaign, '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi' Set for Release by Paramount Pictures on Jan. 15  - The New York Times

VIDEO: '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi' Official Trailer - YouTube

Benghazi Democrats publish report defending Clinton on Benghazi - Washington Examiner

REPORT: No Evidence to Support Top Republican Allegations About Secretary Hillary Clinton on Benghazi - democrats.benghazi

'Super PAC' Backing Hillary Clinton to Air Ad on Benghazi Testimony - The New York Times

New battle over claim that Clinton mishandled CIA secrets - TheHill

VIDEO (and transcripts): Face the Nation: Interviews with Gowdy, Cummings - CBS News

Gowdy appears to accidentally release CIA source's name, citing 'human error' State Department acknowledges it failed to delete name when clearing email for disclosure - POLITICO

POLL (Rasmussen): Most Don't Believe Hillary Honest on Benghazi -


Clinton Foundation Donors Lobbied State Department for Haiti Hotels - Washington Free Beacon

ARCHIVE: Schweizer: Clinton Donors, Relatives Got Rich Off Haiti Contracts, US Taxpayers - Breitbart

State Department under Hillary Clinton redirected $27 million for Bill Clinton’s pet project in Rwanda - The Boston Globe

The Clintons and the Emirates, Secretary Clinton’s top aid Cheryl MIlls was paid to negotiate a private deal - WSJ

ARCHIVE: Hillary Suggests Clinton Foundation $$$ To Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills’ Domestic Partner For Haiti Project —

Under Clinton, State’s cybersecurity suffered according to independent audits and interviews - AP

Teen says he hacked CIA director’s personal AOL account - New York Post

Hundreds of Obama bundlers missing from Clinton's elite fundraising ranks -

Democratic National Committeewoman says her party is 'clearing a path' for Hillary Clinton - Daily Mail Online

Clinton emails reveal Tony Blair's deal with George Bush over Iraq war was forged one year before invasion started - Daily Mail Online

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Oct 17, 2015

POLL (HuffPost/YouGov): Democrats name Clinton the debate winner, 55 % said Clinton won, Sanders was second with 22 % -

POLL: (NBC): Clinton wins debate re-energizing core backers, Clinton gets 56% as best debater while Sanders 30% - NBC News

POLL: Bernie won online polls and social media, not the debate. Hillary won the debate -

POLL (Suffolk University/Boston Globe): For the first time in three months Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire - Business Insider

POLL (NBC-SurveyMonkey): Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton among millennials, Sanders' only age-demographic lead can be found among those ages 19 to 29. -

Hillary Clinton $33M 'Cash on Hand' eclipses all candidates in the POTUS race -

Hillary Clinton 2016: Campaign cash flow issues - POLITICO

Clinton and Bush still tops with Wall Street, lawyers - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton Still Leads Showbiz Fundraising in Latest Quarter - Variety

Hillary Clinton takes in big money from drug industry - The Boston Globe

Bill Clinton stepping up fundraising for Hillary - POLITICO

Hillary moneyman highlights new Saudi connection -

Hillary Clinton to appear on 'Late Show' with Stephen Colbert - POLITICO

Insurrection erupts at the Democratic National Committee, insiders say chairwoman Wasserman Schultz's autocratic ways in limiting the number of primary debates alienated many -

VIDEO: Wolf Blitzer’s questions Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on the limited number of debates - CNN

VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: I was unwelcomed from the first Democratic debate after calling for more debates - CNN



Source: FBI probe of Clinton email focused on ‘gross negligence’ provision, whether there were violations of the Espionage Act Section 793 (f) - Fox

Text of Section 793 (f) of Espionage Act -

Obama’s comments about Clinton’s emails rankle some in the F.B.I., White House says he was not trying to influence the investigation -

Homeland-security expert: Sanders is wrong, Clinton’s cybersecurity blunder is a real issue - TheHill

Clinton server’s software had hacking risk - AP


VIDEO: Herridge: Whistleblowers Call Out Double Standard in Hillary's Email Scandal - Fox News Insider

Edward Snowden: Clinton made 'false claim' about whistleblower protection - The Guardian

Mike Huckabee Calls For Special Prosecutor For Hillary Email Scandal - Breitbart

Watchdog probes Clinton Foundation payments to Hillary's campaign - Washington Examiner

Judicial Watch: New State Department Emails Reveal Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Failed to Provide Financial and Employment Information As Required By Law - Judicial Watch

New Huma Abedin Email Address Discovered Before Benghazi Committee Appearance - National Review Online

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Syria/Russia News - Oct 12, 2015

Syria conflict: Assad forces make 'significant gains' with help of intensified Russian air strikes - BBC News

Putin Says Russia's Campaign in Syria More Effective Than U.S. - Bloomberg Business

Russia will not conduct ground operation in Syria: Putin - Yahoo News

US Intelligence Is Good, But Does Not Know Everything: Putin -

VIDEO (Russian language): President Putin discusses Russian anti-terror operation in Syria - YouTube

Moment Russian jet drops a 'high-precision' bomb which destroyed ISIS's HQ in its de-facto capital Raqqa (VIDEO) - DailyMail

Expert: IS air defense missiles and guns posing no threat to Russian aircraft in Syria - TASS


Syria: New Russian-Made Cluster Munition Reported - Human Rights Watch

Syrian Kurdish Leader: Moscow Wants to Work With Us - US News

PYD leader meets Russian official in Paris - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Syria crisis: Russia seeks UK's assistance in establishing contact with FSA forces - Yahoo News UK

Kremlin: Military strikes in Syria not big financial burden - The Washington Post

The cost of Russian military involvement in Syria still uncertain - Russia Direct

POLL: Russian public opinion shifting in favour of Syria strikes - BBC News

Putin’s New American Fan Club? The American Committee for East-West Accord is having its formal launch with a Capitol Hill event scheduled for November - The Daily Beast

Russian Intervention in Syria Excites Iraq’s Disillusioned Shiites - The New York Times

Iran says ISIS killed its top general in Syria - Business Insider



Obama defends Syria strategy, criticizes Putin's leadership role - Fox News

VIDEO (and transcript): Interview of President Obama on 60 minutes - CBS News

Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels - The New York Times

White House Is Weighing a Syria Retreat - Bloomberg View

CIA covert operation begun in 2013 trained and armed an estimated 10,000 fighters - Joshua Landis on Twitter

Defense Spending Bill: $600 Million More to Train "Moderates" in Syria - The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

British RAF given green light to shoot down hostile Russian jets in Syria -

Gulf Arabs 'stepping up' arms supplies to Syrian rebels - BBC News

Syria opposition to boycott UN talks, cites Russia strikes - Yahoo News

Islamic State Figures Killed in Air Strike; Baghdadi Not Believed Among Them - The New York Times

ISIS Suicide Bombers Suspected in the Horrific Ankara Attack - The Daily Beast

ISIS switches propaganda activities to new app: Telegram -

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Oct 9, 2015

In a letter Trey Gowdy says Democrats thwarting Benghazi investigation, plans new release of Clinton emails - Washington Times

Emails suggest Clinton pushed Libyan business interests of off-the-books adviser, shared classified identity of CIA source - Washington Free Beacon

Emails show Qaddafi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,' source says - Fox News

VIDEO: Emails show Clinton rejected peace talks with Libya in 2011 - Fox News

New Hillary Clinton Emails: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sidney Blumenthal Urged Libya Military Action - In These Times

Statement by the Benghazi Committee Informing State Department of Intent to Add to Public Record with Release of New Clinton Emails - Benghazi Committee

Text of the Gowdy's letter to Ranking Member Cummings -

VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Schools the Media on Benghazi - The American Spectator

Gowdy: Benghazi panel to interview Blumenthal again - Washington Examiner

Gowdy says McCarthy ‘screwed up’ with Clinton, Benghazi committee remarks - McClatchy DC

House blocks attempt to disband Benghazi committee -

The White House did not join Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in calling for the House Select Committee on Benghazi to be shut down - Breibart

NY Times helped turn Clinton's call to disband the Benghazi Committee into action - Washington Examiner

NBC furious at Hillary Clinton editing news clip for attack ad addressing Benghazi (VIDEO) - Daily Mail Online

Benghazi Committee Democrats Launch "Asked & Answered" Website as well as Cost Tracker -



Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany - AP

Clinton e-mails were vulnerable to hackers, Datto tech firm warned - The Washington Post

Datto revealed: Nerf gun fights, costume parties and exotic dancers, The data security firm was hacked with a basic password - Daily Mail Online

Employees at Platte River working with Clinton email server expressed concerns, ‘Really is covering up some shady shit’ -

Unbeknownst to Clinton, IT firm Datto had emails stored on cloud; now in FBI’s hands - McClatchy DC

Clinton tech company Platte River: Cloud backup was 'enormous surprise' - Washington Examiner

Court refuses to combine Clinton email cases - Washington Times

Judicial Watch: New State Department Documents Raise More Questions on Clinton Conflict of Interest Reviews - Judicial Watch

Conservative opposition PAC American Rising drops report on top Clinton aide Huma Abedin - Washington Examiner

The Complete Huma Abedin Report - America Rising PAC

Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, paid by firm to stage event with Bill Clinton while at State - Washington Times

Lobbying Firm Discloses Communications with Top Clinton Aide Cheryl Mills After Email Surfaces - Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton's chief of staff gave advice to Clinton Foundation - POLITICO

State Department Clarifies Clinton Aide’s Position, Cheryl Mills unpaid ‘advisor’ during first four months at the agency - Washington Free Beacon

How Hillary Clinton kept her wealthy friends close while at State Department - The Washington Post

Clinton e-mails: Did donors get special State Department access? -

The Mystery Of Hillary's Missing Millions - Forbes

Drip, drip, drip: New Clinton Foundation scandal involves millions of dollars! - WND

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Syria/Russia News - Oct 8, 2015

Russia says it fired cruise missiles from warships in Caspian sea to Syria provinces of Raqqa, Aleppo and Idlib - AP

Syrian troops launch ground offensive backed by Russian airstrikes - The Guardian

VIDEO: Russian Defence Ministry publishes a video featuring a massive 'precision weapon strike' in Syria - Russia Ministry of Defence

Russian warplanes in Syria destroy U.S.-trained rebels' weapons depots: commander - Reuters

Moscow ready to establish contacts with FSA, help it unite forces with Assad against ISIS: Putin - RT News

Syrian rebel commander rejects idea of working with Damascus against Islamic State - Reuters

France dismisses Russian suggestions that Syrian government forces and moderate rebels could join in fighting Islamic State - Reuters

NATO says Russian ground troops in Syria, Turkey's airspace violated again - CNN

Foreign Ministry: No volunteers recruited in Russia to fight in Syria - TASS

Spy Planes, Signal Jammers, and Putin’s High-Tech War in Syria - Foreign Policy

Iraq may request Russian airstrikes: Official - NBC News

Saudi opposition clerics make sectarian call to jihad against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers - Reuters



Pentagon chief: US not cooperating with Russia against Islamic State in Syria, as long as Moscow continues to strike other rebel groups - ABC

VIDEO: Pentagon chief: ‘Don’t listen to Russia, US has not agreed to cooperate in Syria' -

US Rules Out Intelligence Sharing With Russia on Fighting ISIL -

U.S. diverts aircraft to avoid Russian fighter -

Russian jets 'intercept' US predator drones over Syria, officials say 'the Russians flew very close, but did not impede the drone flight’ - Fox News

No decision made on no-fly zone in Syria: U.S. State Department - Reuters

VIDEO: State Department Press Briefing on Syria (starts at 12:40 minute) - YouTube

VIDEO: White House Press Briefing on Syria (starts at 50:30 minute) - YouTube

Washington says Kurds waged an effective war against the Islamic State, distinguishes between the PKK and the YPG - Rudaw

Syria's Kurds Are Contemplating an Aleppo Alliance with Assad and Russia - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Kurds say blood tests show Islamic State used mustard gas in Iraq - Reuters

What an ISIS Chemical Strike Did to One Syrian Family - The New York Times

Nuclear Smugglers Tried Selling Radioactive Materials To ISIS - AP

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Focus: Trans-Pacific Partnership - Oct 6, 2015

TPP deal: US and 11 other countries reach landmark Pacific trade pact - The Guardian

Pacific Deal Rewrites Rules on Trade in Autos, Patented Drugs, Agriculture - Bloomberg Business

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - United States Trade Representative

VIDEO: TPP Atlanta Ministerial Press Conference - United States Trade Representative

The U.S. Official Website On The Trans-Pacific Partnership - United States Trade Representative

Statement by President Obama on the Trans-Pacific Partnership -

White House: How the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Boosts Made in America Exports, Supports Higher-Paying American Jobs, and Protects American Workers -

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding the Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership - USDA Newsroom

Statement Of U.S. Conference Of Mayors President On Announcement Of Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Deal - PRNewswire

Trade deal seen as win for tech, apparel, agriculture; negative for pharma, manufacturing - MarketWatch

Most agriculture groups favorable to TPP - Capital Press

Drugmakers say Pacific trade pact to stifle investment in cures, negotiators should have extended protection for 12 years -

Medicines won't be more expensive under Trans-Pacific Partnership: Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull -

Statement of American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and American Lung Association: Trans-Pacific Partnership Protects Public Health from Tobacco Industry Attack -

Trade deal could curb cyber theft, advocates say - TheHill

How Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Impact Hollywood - Variety

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal: US Banks Get Victories In TPP Agreement -

China left out of landmark trade deal, but door is left open for the future - LA Times

S. Korea welcomes TPP agreement, will strive to join mega trade bloc - The Korea Observer



AFL-CIO Statement on TTP: We will evaluate the details carefully and work to defeat this corporate trade deal if it does not measure up -

Statements of Five Union Presidents Opposing TPP Treaty - Talking Union

Bernie Sanders bashes trade deal as 'disastrous' - POLITICO

Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - Congressional Progressive Caucus

Levin Statement Following Conclusion of TPP Negotiations in Atlanta - Congressman Sandy Levin

Exclusive — Donald Trump Declares War On Obamatrade: ‘Time To Send A Real Businessman’ To White House To End This - Breitbart

Will The Trans-Pacific Partnership Improve Labor Standards? -

Automaker Ford, others say trade deal lacks currency protections -

Statement: Ford Calls for ‘Better Plan’ on Trade -

Domestic Manufacturers' Council Rejects TPP Deal as Inadequate and Harmful to US National Interests -

National Farmers Union Vigorously Opposes TPP Without Currency Manipulation Enforcement - BARN OnAir

White House Says Enviros Love This Trade Pact, But Enviros Say Otherwise -

Obama’s Pacific Trade Deal Has Some Environmentalists Celebrating — and Others Crying Foul - VICE News

Sierra Club: Congress Should Reject Polluter-Friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership - Sierra Club National

Friends of the Earth: The U.S. cuts an ugly deal on Trans Pacific trade agreement - Friends of the Earth

Statement by Doctors Without Borders on the Conclusion of TPP Negotiations in Atlanta - Doctors Without Borders

Users Have Been Betrayed in the Final TPP Deal—Help Us Tell Washington How You Feel - Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Syria/Russia News - Oct 4, 2015

Kremlin claims its strikes destroyed major Islamic State command post and bunker in its ‘capital' Raqqa - LA Times

Air Force decimating terrorist command centers, bunkers, camps, workshops: Russian Defense Ministry - RT


Russia warned U.S. ‘ahead of latest Syria strikes’ - Al Arabiya News

Russia says to step up air strikes in Syria, 'We will not only continue strikes... We will also increase their intensity' - Reuters

Russian Air Group in Syria Fully Deployed, Ready to Strike Targets - Sputnik

Russia Deploying Marines to Syria to Guard Airbase -

Inside the Russian airbase in Syria: RT checks out everyday life at Latakia airfield (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) - RT News

Russian Navy Positions Itself Off the Coast of Latakia -

Russian military assets in Syria -

US Media: Russia Is Using Old, Dumb Bombs, Making Syria Air War Even More Brutal - The Daily Beast

Russia Media: Despite Video Evidence, Pentagon Slams Moscow for Using 'Dumb Bombs’ - Sputnik

People in different areas in Northern Syria tell me: Russian planes are flying in pairs during bombing raids. Never a plane alone - Jenan Moussa on Twitter


Russian Warplanes Have Registered No ISIL Air Defense Activity in Syria - Sputnik

Russian jets kill eight members of Jabhat al-Nusra in Idlib, including a media person with the group - Hassan Hassan on Twitter


Russians hit town Ihsem controlled by Jaish alFatah (Nusra, AlQaeda) + Ahrar + others who kicked out FSA Jamal Maruf last year - Jenan Moussa on Twitter

PHOTOS: Al Nusrah Front tweets photos of Russian airstrikes - The Long War Journal

Syria FM urges Russia to send troops to protect Assad from ISIS - NY Daily News



Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no proxy war between the United States and Russia - AP

Allies demand Russia to focus its efforts on fighting ISIL, immediately cease its attacks on the 'Syrian opposition and civilians' - Reuters

Joint Declaration by France, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UK and US on the Russian Military Actions in Syria -

Pentagon considering protections for U.S.-trained rebels in Syria if they come under fire by the Russians - CTV News

Clinton joins some Republicans in breaking with Obama on Syria no-fly zone - The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders sides with Obama and against Clinton on no-fly zone in Syria - The Washington Post

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels appeal for antiaircraft missiles - The Washington Post

Syrian opposition rejects UN plan on Syria -

U.S. Syrian Kurdish allies welcome Russian airstrikes in Syria - The Sacramento Bee

Iraqi Kurdish leader urges Russia, U.S. to coordinate in anti-IS fight - Reuters

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's relationship with Russia is good - Jerusalem Post

Egypt says Russia's intervention in Syria will counter terrorism - Yahoo News

Canada notably absent from coalition criticism of Russian Syria action - The Globe and Mail

Opinion: Deal with Saudis? Why does the US care if Russia bombs al-Qaeda and its Allies in Syria? - Informed Comment

WikiLeaks Cables Portray Saudi Arabia As A Cash Machine For Terrorists - The Guardian

Opinion: Syria, the New York Times and the Mystery of the "Moderate Rebels” -

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Syria/Russia News - Oct 2, 2015


Russian air strikes hit CIA-trained Free Syrian Army rebel faction, commander says - Yahoo Maktoob News

What Is The Free Syrian Army? Russia Targets CIA-Trained Rebels Opposed To Assad Regime -

Geolocated Evidence points to Russian airstrikes on TOW-operating FSA affiliate (VIDEO) - Syria Direct

Russia warplanes target in Syria the Army of Conquest, an alliance that includes Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham and CIA-trained FSA factions - VOA

A look at the Army of Conquest, a rebel alliance in Syria - New York Times

Russia admits ISIS is not only target in Syria, says it supports the Syrian armed forces in the struggle with extremist groups - Fiscal Times

Russia does not consider Free Syrian Army a terrorist group, Lavrov says - Reuters

VIDEO: Lavrov speaks at a news conference at the United Nations about Russian airstrikes (Full) - Bloomberg Business

Kremlin officials accuse U.S. of 'war of disinformation' on Syria airstrikes - LA Times

Vladimir Putin signs decree drafting 150,000 conscripts into the Russian military - Daily Mail Online

MAPS: Mapping the Battle for Syria: Russian Airstrikes Hit Rebel Areas - The New York Times

Al Qaeda brigade claims attack on Russian forces in Syria - The Long War Journal

Assad allies, including Iranians, prepare ground attack in Syria: sources - Reuters

Iraq would welcome Russian strikes against Islamic State in Iraq: Iraqi prime minister Abadi - Reuters

VIDEO: Prime Minister Abadi: Iraq welcomes Russia in Islamic State fight - PBS

Syrian Kurdish fighters welcome Russian strikes, demand weapons for anti-IS fight - Middle East Eye

PYD leader: Russia will stop Turkey from intervening in Syria - Al-Monitor


Foreign ministers of Russia and China discuss fight against Islamic State, crisis in Syria - TASS



White House complains to Russians on their airstrikes as 'indiscriminate military operations against the Syrian opposition' - ABC News

U.S. seen unlikely to defend Syrian rebels from Russian strikes - Reuters

Pentagon: US and Russia hold  'cordial and professional’ talks to clear up Syrian airspace, present proposals for minimizing risks - ABC

VIDEO: White House Briefing on Russian Airstrikes in Syria (Starts at 5:15 minute) -

VIDEO: Department Defense Briefing on Russian Airstrikes in Syria -

TRANSCRIPT: Department of Defense Press Briefing on Russian Airstrikes in Syria - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

VIDEO: Russian approach in Syria 'doomed to fail': Pentagon chief - YouTube

U.S. and Russia unlikely to share intelligence on Syria -

Pentagon Worried Iraq Will Share U.S. Intel with Russia -

Lack of targets, not Russians, seen affecting number of US airstrikes in Syria - Stripes

Members of Congress: Leave Syria’s Assad for later in face of Russian offensive, 'The key is to defeat ISIS' - The Washington Post

Republican-led Senate panel opens review of Syria intelligence - Business Insider

Syria conflict: Jabhat al-Nusra jihadists show off weapons allegedly seized from-US trained rebels -

Saudi Arabia demands Russia end Syria raids, criticises Iran -

Erdoğan: Turkey will not allow ’fait accompli situations’ next to its borders, in an apparent reference to Russian air strikes in Syria -


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Syria/Russia News - Sep 30, 2015

Pentagon readies talks with Russia on Syria military operations - Reuters

Pentagon: Russia 'ready' to launch airstrikes in Syria -

U.S. stops sending new Syria recruits to troubled rebel training program, says it is not suspended but just put on ‘pause’ - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Pentagon Press Briefing on Syria -

TRANSCRIPT: Pentagon Press Briefing on Syria -

Dem senator calls on US to suspend Syrian rebel training program - TheHill

Military official: Untrained commander led U.S backed Syrian rebels that gave up equipment to Nusra Front -

Top NATO general: Russians starting to build air defense bubble over Syria, aiming to aid embattled Syrian President Assad - The Washington Post

Pentagon's top Russia official Evelyn Farkas resigns, she has been known to take a hard line on Russia - POLITICO

Obama's Islamic State War Czar John Allen Stepping Down - Bloomberg View

Congressional report: U.S. has 'failed' to stop flow of foreign fighters to ISIS - CNN

REPORT: Text of the Report by the Congressional Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel -



Obama, Putin spar over Syria, clash over the central question of whether Syrian President Assad should retain power - Reuters

VIDEO: Obama UN General Assembly Full Speech - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama Speech to the United Nations General Assembly -

VIDEO (and transcript): Putin full speech at UN General Assembly - President of Russia

VIDEO: Lavrov's interview highlights: ’We cannot allow the state of Syria fail, alternative is ISIS caliphate' - YouTube

Lavrov rules out joint command with U.S. in Syria, however stresses that military operations must be coordinated - La Prensa

Russia is trying to coax the US into sharing intel with Iraq, Iran, and Syria in Baghdad - Business Insider

Russian military experts arrive in Iraq -

Russia May Provide Reconnaissance Aircraft for Baghdad Info Center - Sputnik

Moscow hopes list of participants in the anti-ISIS coordination center in Baghdad to grow - TASS


Iraq defends intelligence sharing with Russia, Syria, Iran - AP

Russia establishes seaborne lifeline for Syrian allies - Reuters

VIDEO: Russian navy pours south through Bosphorus, possibly heading to Syria -

France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regime: sources - Yahoo News

British PM Cameron: Putin Teaming Up with Assad to Defeat ISIS Is a 'Phony Solution’ (VIDEO) - Breitbart

Saudi Arabia says there is 'no future' for Assad in Syria, whether that exit is through politics or by force - The Guardian

Assad is root of Syria crisis, Qatar tells Putin -

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Syria/Russia News - Sep 28, 2015

Putin says seeking 'coordinated framework' to fight IS - Yahoo News

Putin: Overthrowing Assad will lead to failed state - Al Jazeera English

Putin: No Russian ground operations in Syria 'right now' - Yahoo News

Putin criticizes US support for Syrian rebels as not only illegal but counterproductive - US News

VIDEO (and transcript): 60 Minutes interviews Vladimir Putin - CBS News

Iraq Agrees to Share Intelligence on ISIS With Russia, Syria and Iran - The New York Times

Iran's Rouhani: Fighting radical militants like Islamic State in Syria is the top priority and if they are to be defeated then Assad government in Syria 'can't be weakened’  - Reuters

VIDEO: Iranian President Rouhani: Syria's al-Assad must remain to fight 'terrorists' -

Pro-Hezbollah daily says party in Syria pact with Russia - NOW

Chinese troops to join Russian marines in Syria soon, says report -

Abbas says agreement between Russia and US will help resolve Syria issue - TASS



US, Russia mull joint coordination against IS, Kerry says 'the critical thing is that all of the efforts need to be coordinated' -

Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov -

U.S.-Russia coordination on Syria needed to avoid ‘incidents': NATO - Reuters

Shifting Direction, Kerry Aims to Include Iran in Efforts to End the Conflict in Syria - The New York Times

Germany calls for Syria transitional government, Merkel says Bashar al-Assad must be involved in Syria talks - Yahoo News

Hollande says France ready to discuss Syria with all powers but a solution must center around Syrian President Assad stepping down during a political transition - WSJ

Cameron says Assad should face criminal trial, while keeping open the possibility the Syrian president could temporarily remain in power during a political transition - Bloomberg

Austrian minister says Assad should take part in talks on Syrian settlement - TASS

Australia set to abandon opposition to Assad as part of Syria settlement - The Guardian

Erdoğan denies change in Syria policy, says Assad not part of solution -

Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim warns of ‘disaster’ if Assad government falls - Kurdpress News Aganecy



UN ambassador Samantha Power defends arming Syrian rebels - TheHill

VIDEO: Interview with Samantha Power on Putin and Syria - ABC News

U.S.-trained fighters who defected to an al Qaeda affiliate shows just how confused Washington really is - The Daily Beast

US-backed rebels handed over equipment to al Qaeda in Syria, Pentagon Confirms - The Long War Journal

U.S. Central Command: Reports of New Syrian Force Equipment Being Provided to Al Nusra Front - CENTCOM

Thousands of Foreigners Enter Syria to Join ISIS Despite Global Efforts - The New York Times

France carries out its first air strikes against ISIS in Syria destroying an Islamic State camp - Daily Mail Online

Saudis are active at every level of the terror chain: planners to financiers, cadres to foot soldiers, ideologists to cheerleaders - The Independent

Turkey major conduit for Syrian 'blood antiquities' - Al-Monitor

The Syrian refugee crisis, explained in one map - Vox


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Focus: Clinton, Biden, Sanders - Sep 24, 2015

POLL (Bloomberg): Clinton's lead over Biden and Sanders slips among Democrats - The Guardian

POLL (Bloomberg): Full Results of the Bloomberg national poll - Bloomberg

POLL (Fox News): Biden takes bite out of Clinton's lead, Sanders remains at the same level - Washington Examiner

POLL (Fox News): Full results of the Fox News Poll -

POLL (Chegg) : Hillary plummets among college students, Sanders climbs - Washington Examiner

POLL (Chegg): Full Results of the Chegg Presidential Campaign Tracking Study - cheggmediacenter

Top unions put brakes on Clinton endorsement, SEIU and AFSCME decide to hold off in part because of a prospective Biden candidacy - POLITICO

Democratic donors urge Biden to challenge Clinton in U.S. 2016 race - Reuters

Key Hollywood Donor Backs Joe Biden for President, Says Others Could Follow (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter

Election 2016: Joe Biden team considers whether to set up "exploratory committee" - CBS News

Biden invites 2 Iowa co-chairs for the Draft Biden super PAC to greet Pope Francis, Also guest in the VIP greeting area was Sanders -

Biden, the first Catholic vice president, will trail the pope throughout his six-day visit to the United States - ABC

Joe Biden Op-Ed: ‘Pope Francis Is Challenging Us’ - TIME

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders says the pope's progressive agenda is just like his - CNN

Bernie Sanders supports striking US Capitol workers, says government has more low wage workers than McDonald's - Fortune

Sanders Now Beating Clinton In Google Searches And Trump Is Higher Than Ever - Forbes

A Pro-Clinton Super PAC Is Going Negative On Bernie Sanders -

Sanders sees burst of fundraising after pro-Clinton research against him surfaces - The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders scores 100+ celebrity endorsements - MSNBC

2016 election: Hillary Clinton, DNC face pressure to add debates - POLITICO

VIDEO: DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Gets Heckled By Protesters Calling for More Democratic Debates - ABC News

DNC allows one additional 2016 candidate forum - Washington Examiner

Progressive Groups Release Letter Urging DNC Chair to Host Additional Presidential Debates - MoveOn.Org



FBI reportedly recovers deleted emails from Clinton server - Fox News

GOP Pressing DOJ About Investigation Into Clinton Emails - The New York Times

POLL (Fox News): Voters think Clinton is lying about emails - Fox News

Judge orders quicker State Dept review of emails from Hillary Clinton aide - AP

State Department: New Batch of Clinton Aides’ Private Emails May Also Contain Classified Info - Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Exposed State Department Travel Schedules On Unsecure Private Network - Breitbart

Judicial Watch Obtains New Huma Abedin Emails from Server - Judicial Watch

Hillary Clinton Email Company Was Hacked By Foreign Attackers - Breitbart

Huma Abedin private consulting firm ties shown in emails - POLITICO

Emails showing Clinton charity ties withheld by State Department - Washington Examiner

Clinton fundraises with State Dept. contractor - Washington Examiner

Obama skips Global Initiative Clinton summit, The president's decision comes as his vice president is weighing whether to run - POLITICO

Clinton Global Initiative Gets 'Half of Dow,' Draws Sponsorships -

Clinton Foundation remains on Charity Navigator's 'watch list': spokeswoman - Washington Times

Book: 'Call off your f- -king dogs!’ Hillary rages to Obama, furious at what she believed were damaging leaks by Obama aides on the private email server - New York Post

Hillary Clinton’s Violent Rages & Fits Of Paranoia Are Exposed In Explosive Ed Klein Tell-All - The National Enquirer

VIDEO: Ed Klein Examines 'The Problem With Hillary' in New Book ‘Unlikeable’ -

Hillary is dealing with mounting health issues, new book claims - New York Post

More Than 30 Reporters From Across The Spectrum Explain Why You Shouldn't Trust Anti-Clinton Author Ed Klein - Media Matters for America

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Syria/Russia News - Sep 22, 2015

Russia Deploys Ground-Attack Aircraft to Syrian Base, 28 Combat Planes and 20 Helicopters - The New York Times

These are the 28 jets Russia now has in Syria - The Washington Post

Russia starts Syria drone surveillance missions: U.S. officials - Reuters

Russia to deploy 2,000 in Syria air base mission’s ‘first phase’ -

Russia to Start Bombing in Syria asap: US official - The Daily Beast

Anticipation of a Russian Strike on ISIS in Syria: Novaya Gazeta -

Russia, Iran Seen Coordinating in Syria - WSJ

Russia ready to consider Syria’s request to send troops if Damascus asks for it: Kremlin - TASS

Israel and Russia to Coordinate Military Action in Syria: Benjamin Netanyahu - NBC News

Russian defense, Pentagon chiefs agree to restore military contacts, discuss Syria - RT

Russian Official: 'Without Cooperation With Moscow, US Is Only a Second Fiddle in Syria’ - Sputnik

Syrian army starts using new weapons from Russia: military source - Yahoo News

Syrian army bombards ISIS positions in Palmyra, Raqqa, Idlib - The Guardian

Why Russia is expanding its Syrian naval base: seeks to help the Syrian government but also to increase its presence in the Mediterranean - The Moscow Times

Rebels depict Russia as a new occupier, say Syria could be the next Afghanistan - Business Insider



Activists report 75 U.S.-trained rebels return to Syria - AP

US-backed Syrian rebels arrested and later released by another group, The Times report - Middle East Eye

Was Syrian train-and-equip effort always a ‘mission impossible'? General acknowledges the $500 million program is in tatters -

US-backed leader of Syrian rebel group quits and lists 6 problems with the training program - Business Insider

This is the ISIS intel the U.S. military dumbed down, reports overstated the damage that U.S. strikes had on specific ISIS targets - The Daily Beast

Senseless slaughter, corruption and broken promises of money and glory: Landmark report reveals why growing numbers of foreign fighters are defecting from ISIS - Daily Mail Online


REPORT: Victims, Perpetrators, Assets: The Narratives of Islamic State Defectors - International Center for the Study of Radicalisation

Interview on ISIS defectors with Peter Neumann, director of the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation - VOX

Islamic State defectors: Three case studies - BBC News

Syrian rebels say they’ve helped hundreds defect from Islamic State -

IS executes 10 people accused of being gay in Syria - The Times of Israel

US pledges another $419M to Syrian refugees, Kerry: US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017 - TheHill

Plan to admit more refugees faces stiff opposition in U.S. Congress, many worry that Islamist fighters posing as refugees might sneak into the country - Daily Mail Online

Syrian Kurdish leaders planning to capture last border crossing with Turkey held by ISIS - The Independent

Centcom Spokesman: Syrian Kurd Fighters Disrupt ISIL Movement - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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Syria/Russia News - Sep 16, 2015


White House on Russia: Continuing to support Assad is destabilizing and counterproductive  (VIDEO) - Washington Examiner

State Dept.: We are working hard on achieving a political transition away from Assad who is to blame for ISIS - RT

VIDEO: State Dept. spokesman Kirby Press Briefing, Questions on Syria start at minute 1:04 - YouTube

Pentagon has no plans to deconflict airspace with Russia in Syria, despite signs Moscow is establishing a forward air base - TheHill

U.S. defense chief has no plans to talk to Russia counterpart, Pentagon says - Jamestown Sun

Russia’s Assertive Moves Weigh on Pentagon Plans for 2017 Budget - Bloomberg Business

VIDEO: U.S. ambassador Samantha Power: Russia and Iran should be blamed for supporting a regime that is fueling the rise of terrorism - CNN

Analysis: The Russian involvement in Syria could work in favor of U.S. national interests by fighting Islamic terrorists and restoring stability, a prerequisite for a political settlement - Consortiumnews

UN: Peace in Syria only after we combat terror and protect state institutions so as the country doesn’t follow the Libya and Iraqi scenarios -

26 armed rebel factions issue a statement rejecting U.N. special envoy plan to end Syria conflict -

Barrel Bombs and Artillery Take Heavy Toll on Vital Rebel Offensive in Syria's South - VICE News



Putin defends military aid to Syria to fight 'terrorist aggression', says migrant crisis in Europe would be far worse without it - New York Times

ISIS 'has designs on' Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem and is a danger to Europe, Vladimir Putin warns - The Independent

VIDEO (English subtitles): Speach of Vladimir Putin on Syria (it starts at minute 2:40) - YouTube

Kremlin: Talks between US And Russia ‘indispensable’ to solve Syria crisis, Obama and Putin might meet at the UN General Assembly - Sputnik

Russia Is Setting Up A Forward Air Operating Base in Syria, Pentagon Confirms - Defense One

Russia 'Closing Gap' Between US with Newer Air Defenses, General Says -

Russia military reportedly deploying to Hama - NOW

Senior Iranian general said to make second Moscow trip - The Times of Israel

'If you are worried about refugees, stop supporting terrorists’: Assad interview - RT News


Cold War weaponry and modern military hardware: Inside the ISIS arsenal - Fox News

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Focus: Clinton, Sanders, Biden - Sep 15, 2015

POLL (ABC News/Washington Post) : Clinton's support falls by 21 points to 42 %, while Sanders and Biden are at 24 % and 21 % - POLITICO

POLL: Sharp erosion in Clinton support among Democratic women - The Washington Post

POLL: Clinton’s e-mail issues have become a massive political problem, Just 35 percent believe she is 'honest' and 'trustworthy' - Washington Post

POLL: Full results of the ABC News/Washington Post poll -

POLL (CBS News/YouGov): Sanders Surges in Iowa, NH; Clinton holds the lead in SC - CBS News

POLL: (CBS News/YouGov): Should Joe Biden run for president? - CBS News

Why Are Women Ditching Hillary? - The Daily Beast

Clinton faces trouble in Florida - TheHill

Hillary Clinton says Bill as VP has 'crossed her mind', 'He would be good, but he's not eligible, under the Constitution' -

'Stand with the poor, stand with working people’, Bernie Sanders tells thousands of students at Christian conservative Liberty University -

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Full Speech at Liberty University - C-SPAN

TRANSCRIPT: Bernie Sanders’ Liberty University speech, annotated - The Washington Post

Bernie who? Winning over southern black voters is Sanders campaign’s next hurdle - The Guardian

Meet the Group of African-American Organizers Building Black Support for Bernie Sanders - In These Times

Bernie Sanders running strong among Kansas Democrats - The Wichita Eagle

Bernie Sanders has zero endorsements from elected national Democrats in his bid for the White House - The Daily Caller

Democrats divided over Biden run - TheHill

Joe Biden advisers, supporters eyeing ballot deadlines -

Biden Secretly Meets With Top Obama Bundler During New York Swing - Bloomberg Politics



GOP senators ask Justice to clarify Clinton email inquiry - Newsday

Text of GOP Sens. Grassley and Johnson letter to Justice Dept wanting details on investigations into Clinton email server -

GOP senators want to talk to Clinton tech staffer's boss - POLITICO

State Dept. has no plans to make all Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills emails public - Washington Times

State Dept 'transparency czar' received classified Clinton emails she is meant to oversee - Washington Examiner

State Dept. records showed four-month gap in Clinton emails, though the agency claims it has filled in the gaps - TheHill

Tech company: No indication that Clinton’s e-mail server was ‘wiped’, If true tens of thousands of e-mails that Clinton has said were deleted could be recovered - The Washington Post

These Are the Forensic Tests the FBI Is Running on Hillary Clinton's Server - Mother Jones

Hillary Clinton email scandal: Experts raise questions about Gmail and other services - POLITICO

Clinton Foundation illegally solicited tax-exempt donations - WND

Clinton Foundation and the IRS - National Review Online

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Focus: Syria/Russia - Sep 12, 2015

Russia calls on for military-to-military cooperation with the United States on Syria to avert 'unintended incidents' -

VIDEO: FM Lavrov says Russia seeks coordination with US over Syria to avoid 'incidents' - YouTube

Pentagon: Neither U.S. nor coalition forces have contacted Russian forces in Syria to prevent any miscalculation or miscommunication - Stripes

Russia calls on world to back Syrian military, calling it the 'most powerful ground force' in the fight against the Islamic State - Washington Times

Russian build-up in Syria part of secret deal with Iran’s Quds Force leader: intel sources - Fox News

1000 Iranian Marines Join Russian Troops in Jablah Base to Fight Syrian Rebels, Says Report -

Russia intensifies naval exercises off Syrian coast: sources - Reuters

Russia is sending advanced air defenses to Syria - Business Insider

Russia running Damascus International Airport: pro-opposition report - NOW

VIDEO: Russian troops live-fire training in Syria - The Washington Post

Berlin says would welcome Russian role in fight against IS - Reuters

Syria, Egypt agree on restoring ties: report - THE DAILY STAR



Obama: Russia's support for Assad 'a big mistake' - TheHill

VIDEO: Obama Comments On Russian Military In Syria - CBS News

U.S. scrambling for a plan, options are to confront Russia inside Syria or cooperate with it on the fight against the Islamic State - Bloomberg

The Pentagon's Syria debacle, top brass debate how to rescue costly effort to raise rebel army to fight Islamic State - POLITICO

Critics: No way U.S. can meet Syria training goals - Washington Examiner

Syrian rebel training program costs millions and counting - DoD Buzz

Pentagon now training fourth class of Syrian rebels - TheHill

Western states train Kurdish force battling ISIS in Syria - THE DAILY STAR

Lawmakers welcome whistleblowers as DoD probes cooked intel on ISIS and Qaeda, Altered reports allegedly portrayed the terror groups weaker than they are -

Exclusive: 50 spies say ISIS intelligence was cooked - The Daily Beast

US spy chief’s ‘highly unusual’ reported contact with military official raises concerns over rosy portrayals of the war against the Islamic State -

VIDEO: White House spokesman Earnest can't say the U.S. is winning the war against Islamic State - YouTube

President Obama directs administration to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next fiscal year - The Washington Post

U.S. charities urge Obama to let in more Syrians, ask churches to help - The Washington Post



US official: 'IS making and using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria’ (VIDEO) - BBC News

Islamic State Ordnance Shows Traces of Chemical Agents, U.S. Says - The New York Times

VIDEO: Islamic State using 'chemical weapons' as wounded soldiers reveal painful skin burns in graphic footage - Mirror Online

UN Security Council OKs Syria chemical probe -

Syrian air base falls to rebels, troops exit: state TV - Reuters

Islamic State seizes last Syrian oilfield under government control, monitor says - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Al Qaeda calls Islamic State illegitimate but suggests cooperation - Reuters

Kurds say Syrian opposition supports Islamic State - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Former Sex Slave Says Kayla Mueller Was Killed By ISIS, Not An Airstrike -

The women taking on ISIS: on the ground with Iraq's Yazidi female fighters - The Guardian

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Focus: Clinton, Sanders, Biden - Sep 11, 2015

POLL (CNN-ORC): Clinton’s lead over Sanders shrinks nationally as her edge over GOP vanishes, gets 37%, Sanders 27% and Biden 20% - CNN

POLL: Full results of the CNN-ORC poll - CNN

POLL (Quinnipiac): Bernie Sanders leaps to 1-point lead over Clinton in Iowa, erases 19-point deficit -

POLL: Full results of the Quinnipiac poll - Quinnipiac University

VIDEO: Sanders 'stunned' he's beating Clinton - YouTube

Sanders campaign set for expansion, strategy is focused on a slew of primary elections on March 1 known as Super Tuesday - TheHill

Sanders makes pitch to black caucus - TheHill

Sanders to roll out criminal justice bill - TheHill

Bernie Sanders: 'Not Acceptable' To Jail Young Pot Smokers And Let Big Bank CEOs Walk -

Bernie Sanders on the Senate floor outlines his support of the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal, likening its critics to those who backed the Iraq War in 2002 - CNN

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders on the Senate floor: War Should Be the Last Option: Why I Support the Iran Deal - YouTube

Bernie Sanders Has a Fan in the James Bond Actor Daniel Craig - The New York Times



Clinton calls for tougher response to Russia on Ukraine and Syria, 'effort to really up the costs on Russia and in particular on Putin'  - rferl

Hillary Clinton draws hard line on Iran as she speaks in support of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with the country - MSNBC

VIDEOS: A compilation of Brookings remarks from Hillary Clinton on her view of the Iran nuclear deal (full speech included) - YouTube

Hillary Clinton's foreign policy isn't ‘muscular’—it's bellicose, When the press mistakes being hawkish for being strong - The Atlantic

Hillary Clinton Speaks to Mostly Empty Hall in Columbus, Ohio - Breitbart

Donors urge Hillary Clinton to stop ignoring Sanders - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton’s Bulldog David Brock Blazes New Campaign Finance Trails - TIME

Pro-Clinton crusader David Brockin in his new book: The New York Times has 'a special place in hell' - POLITICO

Joe Biden visits New York City amid 2016 presidential bid speculation - Newsday

Joe Biden, in Colbert Interview, Expresses Doubts About Bid for President - The New York Times

Two D.N.C. Officials Call for Adding More Debates - The New York Times



Huma Abedin, top Clinton aide, formally investigated by feds for embezzlement - Washington Times

Huma Abedin criminal probe: Watchdog opened, but DOJ passed - POLITICO

State Department only turns over fraction of requested documents about Clinton aide Huma Abedin - Fox News

Clinton aide Abedin to testify at Benghazi panel on Oct 22 - TheHill

Justice Department rules Hillary Clinton followed law in deleting emails - Washington Times

State Department 'Email Czar' Received Classified Hillary Emails -

Kirby: Transparency Czar's Donations To Hillary 'Not Relevant' - Breitbart

Lawsuit seeks info on Hillary Clinton lawyer's thumb drive - POLITICO

Hillary Clinton IT specialist Pagliano takes the Fifth - POLITICO

Wall Street expert: Clinton Foundation a ‘vast criminal conspiracy’ - WND

Second Interim Report on the Clinton Foundation - Charles Ortel

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Focus: Clinton, Biden, Sanders - Sep 9, 2015

Intel review backs up finding that Clinton emails had top secret information, 'Both emails were classified when they were created' - Fox

Hillary: Intel review does not change the fact that I did not send or receive any information that was marked classified at the time (VIDEO) - Breitbart

Hillary Clinton Offers Apology for E-Mail Practices: ‘That Was a Mistake. I’m Sorry’ (VIDEO) - ABC News

VIDEO: Full Interview of Hillary Clinton on emails -  ABC News

VIDEO: Kirby: State Dept’s claim that the information is not “Top Secret" is based on documents we believe that only we have -

VIDEO: Kerry says there's a massive amount of overclassification, no evidence that Clinton emails were classified at the time - Huffington Post

Kerry choice for State Dept 'transparency' czar donated to Clinton’s presidential campaign the maximum allowed of $2700 - Fox

Exclusive: U.S. State Dept to shift 50 staff to boost office handling Clinton emails - Reuters

VIDEO: Gowdy: Kerry 'Protecting' Hillary with 'Staggering' State Department Stonewalling - Breitbart

Senate Republicans want immunity for Clinton's former IT staffer -

Clintons personally paid State Department staffer to maintain her private server - The Washington Post

Clinton's IT guy earned  $140,000 per year at the State Department and was classified as a GS-15 in his job as a special advisor and deputy chief information officer  - The Daily Caller

Meet the insider who screened Hillary Clinton's emails -

Hillary Clinton's emails likely reside on multiple servers, expert says - Washington Times

Spam Companies May Have Copies Or Logs Of Clinton's Emails - The Daily Caller

Former Obama Intel Chief Says Suspend Hillary’s Security Clearance - The Daily Caller

Sec. Clinton was a bad manager: Look at how the State Department's Office of Inspector General criticized her tenure - NY Daily News

Clinton E-mails Reveal Clinton's Shocking Dependence on Aides for Menial Tasks - National Review Online

Hillary Clinton was warned Benghazi terrorists used video as ‘cover’, but she went ahead and publicly blamed the Youtube video anyway. -

VIDEO: George Will: Clinton Needs To Answer For Libyan Debacle And Refugee Crisis, "That Is Our Fault" - RealClearPolitics



POLL: Hillary Clinton's lead drops further as interest in Biden grows according to the latest nationwide Monmouth University poll - POLITICO

POLL: Full text of results of the nationwide Monmouth University poll -

Biden walks with big labor, to cheers of 'run, Joe, run' - Fox News

VIDEO: Vice President Joe Biden's Labor Day speech in Pittsburgh (FULL) - YouTube

VIDEO: Biden marches in Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade, Voters say 'Give It A Go Joe' - YouTube

POLL: Biden more popular than Clinton in Iowa, NH - TheHill

Top Democrats in South Carolina unnerved by Hillary Clinton’s inability to get beyond her email controversy, say Biden’s on-a-wing-and-a-prayer strategy isn’t hopeless -

Joe Biden 2016: Draft Biden super PAC Iowa co-chairs lined up -

Murdoch: Biden to run ... and win -

Bernie Sanders Draws Blue-Collar Workers in Iowa - NBC News

VIDEO: Sanders joins a picket line in Iowa - TheHill

Inside Bernie Sanders' strategy to win over organized labor - Reuters

Trumka: AFL-CIO presidential endorsement unlikely before first two state contests - peoplesworld

POLL: Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa - NBC News

How Bernie Sanders Is Winning New Hampshire - Fortune

Bernie Sanders surge reflects US shift on socialism: In the 18-29 age bracket 69 percent have no problem voting for a socialist, same with 47 percent of older Americans - VOA

POLL: New Hillary Clinton's Favorable Rating One of Her Worst -

Clinton campaign to spend $4 million on ads in Iowa, New Hampshire -

Full updated list of endorsements for the Democratic Party presidential candidates, 2016 - Wikipedia

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Focus: Clinton, Sanders, Biden - Sep 4, 2015

Former Clinton IT specialist will plead the fifth and not testify in House probe, lawyer says - Reuters

Exclusive: Former Clinton IT specialist has rebuffed FBI and State Department investigators in email probe - Reuters

Judicial Watch asks whether the State Dept hired Clinton’s IT specialist and spent taxpayer money to maintain her private server - Judicial Watch

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton's Press Secretary, Brian Fallon, discusses the email controversy, including a former aide pleading the fifth - CNN

Critics say State Dept. tries to block cases in court by requesting a single judge to handle all of the Clinton email lawsuits - Washington Times

Judge sees rocky road for feds' plan to coordinate Hillary Clinton email lawsuits -

Hillary Clinton classified emails mostly sent by Jake Sullivan, Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin - Washington Times

Cheryl Mills, Adviser to Hillary Clinton, Testifies on Benghazi and Email Practices - The New York Times

Judge poised to order search for backups of the roughly 31,000 emails Clinton claims were personal and deleted from her private server - TheHill

Watchdog Sues For Hillary Clinton Email Metadata - The Daily Caller

New Clinton Violations In Use Of Thumb Drives For Emails - The Daily Caller

FBI Scours Clinton Server for Evidence of Spying - Bloomberg View

Snowden: No way Hillary’s private server was secure -

VIDEO: Edward Snowden says it is 'ridiculous' to think Hillary Clinton emails were secure (Starts at min 1:00) - Al Jazeera

Exclusive: Hillary's Email Server Had A Webmail Portal That Allowed UNRESTRICTED ACCESS To Hackers - Breitbart

Six Ways Hillary Clinton's Email Could Have Been Hacked -

Exclusive: Hillary's Email Server Crashed Three Times, In One Occasion Weeks After Benghazi - Breitbart

Hillary Paid to Hide Identity of People Running Her Email Server - Breitbart

Bill Clinton's Top Adviser Ran Hillary's Email Network -

Emails show how Hillary fundraiser-turned-lobbyist used connections for clients who were also donors to the Clinton Foundation - OpenSecrets Blog

Haiti Fraudster Had Line to Clinton at State Department - Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Suggests Clinton Foundation $$$ To Cheryl Mills’ Domestic Partner For Haiti Project - The Hillary Daily

Clinton Foundation looked to bring CEO of sanctioned oil company to US - New York Post

Schweizer: Emails 'Confirming' Clinton Had 'Intertwining Relationships' Between Foundation and Official Dutes - Breitbart

Schweizer: Clinton Set Up Server To Hide 'Blurring' Between Private Clinton Activity and State Dept Business - Breitbart

Interactive graphic: Hillary Clinton's insider network - Washington Examiner



Bernie Sanders' rise a 'good thing for the party,' White House says - Washington Times

Joe Biden: Bernie Sanders ‘doing a helluva job’ -

Sanders: I'm best to beat Republicans in November (VIDEOS) -

Sanders says organization is growing - AP

VIDEO: Full Interview: Sen. Bernie Sanders with Register editorial board -

Legion of Tech Volunteers Lead a Charge for Bernie Sanders - The New York Times

How Bernie Sanders' Online Army Is Using Reddit to Fuel His 2016 Campaign Surge -

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Op-Ed: This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders - The Washington Post

Donald Trump fires back at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - NY Daily News

Bernie Sanders Said to Be Close to Signing Fund-Raising Deal With Democratic Party - The New York Times

The fact-checker's guide to viral graphics contrasting Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders - PunditFact

POLL: According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll Clinton's favorability continues to drop while Trump sees progress - Washington Examiner

Hillary Clinton to give rare national interview with NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Friday -

Biden says he cannot say yet whether he will mount White House run - Reuters

Biden's boosters race to lock up Democratic donors -

Draft Biden staffs up in early-voting states New Hampshire and South Carolina - TheHill

Pennsylvania Democrats Put Support Behind Biden - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Sen. Elizabeth Warren likely to endorse a candidate in 2016 primary - The Boston Globe

O’Malley organizing protest at DNC HQ over debate schedule - TheHill

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Focus: Clinton, Biden, Sanders - Sep 2, 2015

State Department releases thousands of Clinton emails, 125 contain classified information - Fox News

Clinton wrote classified e-mails sent using private server - The Washington Post

State: No way to know if Clinton emails should have been classified at the time they were sent - Washington Examiner

VIDEO: Full State Department Briefing, Emails Questions Begin at 24 min thru 42 min -

Sources: Clinton email markings changed to hide contents, shielding extent of classified info - Fox News

Clinton Told Special Envoy for Middle East Mitchell to Send 'Born Classified' Info to Her Private Email Account - National Review

Hillary Clinton may have broken US secrecy rules with emails from Tony Blair and Downing Street - Telegraph

Tony Blair Shows up in Latest Clinton Emails, Discrediting Hillary's Private Server Excuses - National Review Online

Hillary Clinton emails: Cherie Blair lobbied for Qatari crown prince - The Guardian

Text of all released Secretary Clinton emails - U.S. Department of State

Hillary Clinton emails compromised spy satellite data on North Korean nukes - Washington Times

Hillary's Email Crashed: State Dept IT Staff Didn't Know The Account Was Hers! - Breitbart

State Dept Still Does Not Know Whether Clinton’s Server was Breached - Washington Free Beacon

Exclusive: Hillary Shared An Email Network With The Clinton Foundation - Breitbart

Clinton Enlisted State Employees to Steer Funds to Clinton Foundation Partner - Washington Free Beacon

Feds move to consolidate lawsuits over Hillary Clinton emails, dozens of Freedom of Information Act cases could be placed in front of a single judge - POLITICO

Emails Show How Hillary Clinton Valued Input From Sidney Blumenthal - The New York Times

Blumenthal: Being Hillary Clinton's Private Spy Was a Full-Time Job -

Huma complained she wasn't paid enough, the Clinton’s closest aide was able to change her fortunes with a little help from friends: her pay reached $490,000 - The Weekly Standard



POLL: Biden is top choice of Democrats if Clinton falters: Reuters/Ipsos poll - PhillyVoice

POLL: Only One Quarter of Undecided Democratic Primary Voters Have Favorable View of Hillary Clinton - Washington Free Beacon

AFL-CIO’s Trumka to walk with VP Joe Biden on Labor Day - The Boston Globe

Trumka: Democratic field 'still wide open,' Biden has time, early AFL-CIO endorsement conceivable - Yahoo News

VIDEO: AFL-CIO’s Trumka Explains Low Labor Enthusiasm For Clinton, Urges Her To Reject Pacific Trade Agreement - YouTube

Draft Biden super PAC names Eaton New Hampshire director, more staff to be hired - WMUR

Stephen Colbert's Late Show lands Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders - Orlando Sentinel

Sanders to introduce bill targeting high drug prices - TheHill

Bernie Sanders applied for ‘conscientious objector’ status during Vietnam, campaign confirms - ABC

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Tweets Support For Bernie Sanders -

Elizabeth Warren says potential vice presidential bid 'something I'm not talking about’ - AP

Women explain why they're anti-Hillary Clinton in the anonymous posting platform Whisper - AOL


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Focus: Clinton, Sanders, Biden - Aug 31, 2015

POLL: Bernie Sanders close to 7 points of Hillary Clinton in the Iowa Poll, She's the pick for 37 percent, he for 30 percent -

POLL: Without Declaring His Candidacy Biden Places Third in Iowa, with 14 Percent of Likely Democratic Caucus-Goers - Bloomberg Politics

VIDEO: Iowa pollster Ann Selzer joins "Face the Nation" to discuss the latest Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll - CBS

POLL: Presidential Candidates on Both Sides Confronting Angry Iowans - Bloomberg Politics

POLL: Read the methodology and questions of the Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll -


VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Reflects on Iowa Poll Momentum: Full interview - CNN

Sanders fires off long list of policy disagreements with Clinton - Washington Examiner

Sanders: Dems ‘dead wrong’ on limiting the number of debates to just four before the first round of voting takes place - TheHill

Activists turn up heat on DNC for more debates - TheHill

Bernie Sanders Defends Gun Control Record, Brags About D-Minus NRA Grade -

VIDEO: Raddatz Grills Bernie Sanders on Lack of Foreign Policy Positions - ABC

Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force in world affairs, 'But that should be a last resort' - AP

Sanders: I wouldn’t end drone program, but limit their use so that they do not end up killing innocent people - TheHill

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders addresses the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minneapolis -

Draft Biden Reaction to new Iowa Poll - Mark Halperin on Twitter

Top donors to President Obama's two national campaigns are galvanizing around a potential run by Joe Biden - Washington Examiner


Bill Clinton parties with rock stars while Hillary baby-sits - Page Six



Source: FBI ‘A-team’ leading ‘serious’ Clinton server probe, focusing on defense info - Fox News

Emails show Bill Clinton asked State Dept. for OK on N. Korea, Congo invites - Fox News

State Dept. bypassed ethics officers on some Bill Clinton talks, Grassley says - Miami Herald

Group: Clinton and her aides mixed State Department business with the Clinton Foundation's fundraising efforts - CNN

Panel: Who do the Clinton staff really work for? Abedin worked simultaneously for the State Dept, the Clinton Foundation and controversial consulting firm Teneo Strategies - Washington Examiner

What's Inside The Newly Released Huma Abedin State Department Emails - The Times

Elite Fundraiser for Obama and Clinton Linked to Justice Department Probe - Foreign Policy

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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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