Clinton blames Republican leaders for a “paralyzed” Congress

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton chastised Republican lawmakers on Sunday for a “paralyzed” Congress, saying they’ve fueled populist anger by refusing to “do their job.” Clinton ticked off a list of items that GOP congressional leaders have refused to schedule for a vote. They include a proposed immigration overhaul, holding confirmation hearings to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, and […]

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Ukraine launches joint military drills with NATO

Ukraine on Monday launched joint military exercises with the United States and a string of other NATO countries as tensions with Moscow remain high over the pro-Kremlin insurgency in the country’s east. The annual Rapid Trident military exercises, taking place in the western Ukrainian city of Yavoriv until July 8, involve some 1,800 soldiers from 14 countries and focus on […]

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Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the […]

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Dems find voice in disruption

Democrats have found their voice by reveling in being an especially disruptive minority. The nearly 26-hour sit-in on gun control that ended Thursday was the biggest success for House Democrats in years. It energized the caucus’s members, who took obvious relish in throwing majority Republicans off balance. Middle-aged lawmakers opted to sit cross-legged on the House floor, leaving nearby chairs […]

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Immigration win for Republicans could help Clinton in the end

Republicans cheered after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday thwarted President Barack Obama’s plan to offer millions of undocumented immigrants relief from deportation, but any sense of triumph might last only until the November presidential election. If recent history is a guide, the stalled cause of immigration reform could energize Hispanic voters in support of likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, […]

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Britons split after seismic EU vote

More than a million Britons pleaded for a second referendum Saturday as Britain’s seismic vote to abandon the EU split the nation after pounding world markets, toppling the prime minister and raising the threat of a breakup of the island nation. In a sign of the fissures exposed by the June 23 vote, 1.2 million people signed a petition on […]

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Defiant Sanders tells supporters: ‘You can beat the establishment’

A defiant Bernie Sanders is urging his supporters to continue his fight against the Democratic establishment, as the Vermont senator continues his quest to overhaul the party he only recently began associating with. Ignoring calls to formally suspend his campaign and back Hillary Clinton, Sanders is hoping to encourage a new wave of progressives to join Democrats’ ranks and cement […]

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