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July 31, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Virginia’s 7th Congressional

Republican candidate David Brat, who defeated Rep. Eric Cantor in the primary, will face Democrat Jack Trammell in November.

July 31, 2014 Comment

White House Response To Report On CIA Interrogation Leaked

The State Department memo, sent accidentally to the Associated Press, says “no American is proud” of CIA interrogation tactics.

July 31, 2014 6 Comments

The Argument For Keeping California One State

After hearing from the “Six Californias” campaign, Steven Maviglio offers the opposing view.

July 30, 2014 Comment

West Bank Simmers As Fighting Continues In Gaza

Many Palestinians in the West Bank have little sympathy for Hamas, but the Gaza conflict has seen Palestinians united in their anger.

July 29, 2014 Comment

Boehner Calls Impeachment Talk Democratic ‘Scam’

House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama.

July 29, 2014 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad “shows the evidence of the truth of what we’d actually done.”

July 29, 2014 Comment

Former Top Chinese Official Targeted By Investigation

The investigation of Zhou Yongkang is part of a crackdown on corruption being conducted by China’s President Xi Jinping.

July 29, 2014 Comment

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Missile Test, West Agrees On Tougher Sanctions

The Obama administration is formally accusing Russia of testing ground-launched cruise missiles, in violation of a 1987 agreement.

July 28, 2014 22 Comments

Is Social Security In Trouble Again?

Federal projections show trouble ahead for the Social Security fund, but Erig Kingson argues there should be no cutting of benefits.

July 28, 2014 Comment

Congress Not Expected To Accomplish Much Before Recess

Lawmakers still have immigration and the Highway Trust Fund on their plate, with no expected resolution before their August recess.

July 28, 2014 99 Comments

Should California Be Broken Up Into 6 States?

Billionaire investor Timothy Draper makes the case for his “Six Californias” campaign, which could be on a state ballot in 2016.

July 25, 2014 5 Comments

Crisis On The Border Comes To The White House

President Obama meets today with leaders from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss the immigration issue.

July 25, 2014 Comment

News Roundtable: From Immigration To Israel/Gaza Crisis

Bloomberg News’ Margaret Talev and the BBC’s Paul Danahar join us for a look at this week’s key news stories.

July 24, 2014 6 Comments

Hillary Clinton Says ‘The Reset Worked’ With Russia

The former secretary of state told NPR’s On Point that the Obama administration was able to reset the country’s relationship with Russia.

July 24, 2014 3 Comments

District Profile: Wealthy Democrat Takes On Republican Incumbent In New York’s 19th

In our weekly look at congressional races, we focus on Rep. Chris Gibson and challenger Sean Eldridge.

July 23, 2014 5 Comments

Foreign Policy Challenges Pile Up For Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is logging lots of miles as he deals with challenges in Ukraine, the Middle East and more.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Why Israeli Officials Are Upset Over Flight Cancellations To Ben Gurion Airport

U.S. and European safety agencies temporarily banned flights to Israel’s international airport after a rocket landed a few miles away.

July 23, 2014 Comment

Political Newcomer Defeats 11-Term Georgia Congressman

Businessman David Perdue beat Rep. Jack Kingston to win the runoff for Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

July 23, 2014 4 Comments

Congress Not Likely To Agree On Border Crisis Plan Before Recess

A week before Congress leaves for its five-week recess, the House and Senate are introducing dueling immigration plans.

July 22, 2014 Comment

Hong Kong Debates Independence From China

There is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader

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July 30 Comment

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there's a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

July 30 3 Comments

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

July 29 13 Comments

U.S. ‘Border Crisis’ In A Global Context

Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says what the U.S. is seeing is dwarfed by the massive flow of refugees into other countries, such as Italy.

July 29 4 Comments

Iraq War Vet Returns To A Broken Country

Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad "shows the evidence of the truth of what we'd actually done."