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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.

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    Iraq Violence and Politics

    State and Defense Department officials, a former CIA analyst, and a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in ongoing violence and terrorism in Iraq. Brett McGurk told the committee that the situation in Iraq was extremely serious, and that ISIS was no longer just a terrorist organization but a full-blown army. 

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    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. In June 2014, the EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan, which was intended to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants through a state-federal partnership, and required fossil fuel-burning plants to identify the best and cheapest way to reduce pollution.

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    Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Executive Session

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held an executive session during which five bills were passed out of the committee before a hearing on cruise ship passenger safety was held.

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. State and Justice Department official spoke about the economic hardships and violence driving children out of their countries. Several Republicans on the committee blamed President Obama’s policies for the problem, including his 2012 move to halt the deportation of some young illegal immigrants. Democrats and the panelists cited the lack of a cohesive immigration policy, and the violence and economic hardships in Central American countries.

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