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    Nomination Hearing for National Counterterrorism Center Director

    The Senate Select Intelligence Committee held a confirmation hearing for Nicholas Rasmussen, President Obama’s nominee to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

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    Senators Feinstein and Chambliss on Cyber-Security Legislation

    Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) and Saxby Chambliss (R), the chair and ranking member of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, were interviewed about cyber-security legislation and the status of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).

    “Getting ​CISA ​Passed ​This ​Year” was part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Third Annual Cybersecurity Summit.

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    State and Local Immigration Policies

    Panelists talked about what states and local governments were doing to integrate immigrants into their communities. . Speakers included a commissioner with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, a California State Senator and the director of the group called Global Detroit that aims to make the city more welcoming to immigrants, foreign trade, and investment.

    “Session I: Immigration Reform on a State and Local Level: How States and Cities Are Pursuing Immigrant Inclusion and Integration Policies” was part of the 11th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University Law Center.

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    California 36th Congressional District Debate

    Representative Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and State Representative Brian Nestande (R) met in a debate for the California 36th Congressional District seat at the Gulf California Broadcast Center in Thousand Palms, California. The debate was co-sponsored by the Desert Sun Media Group and the News-Press and Gazette Co.

    Courtesy of KESQ TV.

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    U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified at a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating the Islamic State* militant group. He had just returned from a trip abroad to build a coalition against ISIL. He said that no country had been asked to put “boots on the ground.” Then in the second panel, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford testified in support of the administration’s plan to aid and arm the moderate Syrian opposition.

    *The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Islamic State Senatorial Briefing Stakeout

    Senators spoke with reporters and responded to questions following a closed-door briefing on President Obama’s plan to deal with the threat of ISIL* militants to U.S. interests at home and abroad.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    California Gubernatorial Debate

    Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) and challenger Neel Kashkari (R) debated various issues, including immigration, education, and infrastructure, in their first and only debate before the November 2014 gubernatorial election. KQED-TV, the Los Angeles Times, the California Channel, and Telemundo California sponsored this debate, which was held in the Sacramento studio of the California Channel.

    Courtesy of the California Channel.

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    Senator Feinstein on Terrorist Threat

    Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) appeared on “Meet the Press” by remote video link from San Francisco. She was interviewed by Chris Jansing about the the threat poised by ISIS* and talked about how President Obama had been dealing with the threat.

    This is a brief portion of the interview.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    California Latino Community

    Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) and California Attorney General Kamala Harris talked about California’s Latino community, civil rights, immigration, and other issues including California’s relationship with Mexico and the 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act.

    This was the “California Welcome” to the National Leadership Luncheon of the 31st Annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Conference, held at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Obama administration officials and academics testified on the status of nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) with Iran. A July 20th, 2014, deadline to reach a deal had recently been extended by four months. The hearing included a Treasury Department update on the ongoing sanctions against Iran, and the views of former Obama and George W. Bush administration advisers.