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    WATCH: Al Franken Uses FBI Hearing to Destroy Conservatives’ Latest Defense of Trump Jr.
    Jul13

    WATCH: Al Franken Uses FBI Hearing to Destroy Conservatives’ Latest Defense of Trump Jr.

    Franken does not have time for false equivalencies. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) broke down the differences between accusations that Hillary Clinton received campaign assistance from Ukraine and allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.The Minnesota Democrat compared the two cases Wednesday afternoon, during the confirmation hearing for...

    Sen. John McCain is not a fan of Trump’s Pentagon nominees
    Jul13

    Sen. John McCain is not a fan of Trump’s Pentagon nominees

    Donald Trump recently said there are certain jobs he only trusts wealthy executives to perform, but Republican Senator John McCain would prefer they not be military positions. “I said I did not want people from the top five corporations [for Pentagon positions],” McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters Tuesday,...

    Vox Sentences: Trump’s pick for the FBI doesn’t agree with him about Russia
    Jul13

    Vox Sentences: Trump’s pick for the FBI doesn’t agree with him about Russia

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Brazil’s ex-president is sentenced on corruption charges; Trump’s FBI nominee...

    Why are so many from this Russian republic fighting for ISIS?
    Jul13

    Why are so many from this Russian republic fighting for ISIS?

    Find all of the stories in our series, Inside Putin’s Russia JUDY WOODRUFF: Now we continue our series Inside Putin’s Russia, and travel to the country’s southernmost border. The Republic of Dagestan is in the North Caucasus, near the Caspian Sea. Over the past two decades, a brutal separatist insurgency has fought the Russian...

    Polish Parliament to Assert Greater Control Over Judiciary
    Jul13

    Polish Parliament to Assert Greater Control Over Judiciary

    Poland’s conservative ruling party has pushed a bill through the lower house of parliament that would give lawmakers a dominant role in appointing judges, a move that opposition parties and rights groups said would make jurists subject to political influence. The proposed law would change the makeup of the National Judiciary Council. At...

    6 Takeaways as Senators Question FBI Nominee Christopher Wray
    Jul13

    6 Takeaways as Senators Question FBI Nominee Christopher Wray

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director said he wasn’t aware of Donald Trump Jr.’s email chain about a Russian lawyer that has consumed the media, but did stress the need for the FBI’s independence. “I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt,” Chris Wray says. Christopher Wray also told...

    Kremlin’s Sputnik Radio to Broadcast ‘Alternative News’ in Washington
    Jul13

    Kremlin’s Sputnik Radio to Broadcast ‘Alternative News’ in Washington

    Russian state-funded Sputnik Radio has started its first broadcasts in the Washington, D.C., area, in an effort to reach more Americans with what it calls “alternative news.” Sputnik, which says it gives voice to minority views outside mainstream media and supports an anti-establishment agenda, broadcasts on the 105.5 W288BS...

    In brief visit, Tillerson changes the conversation on Ukraine
    Jul13

    In brief visit, Tillerson changes the conversation on Ukraine

    Analysis: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Ukraine last weekend and signaled clearly that the US is engaging more robustly with the pro-Western Kiev government. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    White House: The Only Collusion In 2016 Was Between DNC, Ukrainian Gov’t
    Jul12

    White House: The Only Collusion In 2016 Was Between DNC, Ukrainian Gov’t

    Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday deflected questions about any potential Trump campaign collusion in the 2016 election by accusing the Democratic National Committee of colluding with the Ukrainian government, though the situations have marked differences. “If there’s been any evidence of collusion in...

    U.S. Senate panel on Russia plans to question Trump’s former campaign chair
    Jul12

    U.S. Senate panel on Russia plans to question Trump’s former campaign chair

    The U.S. Senate judiciary committee plans to question the former chair of the Trump campaign and will subpoena him if necessary, the panel’s Republican chair said Wednesday. …read more Source:...