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House Oversight Committee Rejects White House Immunity Claim

“Failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena is a serious matter,” said Committee Chair Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA).

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 25, 2014

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A pending ceasefire deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ukraine’s Prime Minister steps aside, and the third commercial airline crash in a week.

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Dems Push To Let Young Undocumented Immigrants Enlist

“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.

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Pelosi: Keep 2008 Bill And Border Funds Separate

“Don’t hold the children hostage to the cosmetics of how tough you are on the border,” Pelosi said.

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New Index Shows Linkage Between Culture And Opportunity

A new index compares how our culture determines the level of opportunity in America.

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No UN Staff Killed In Gaza School Shelling

15 Palestinian civilians were killed and hundreds wounded in Thursday’s attack against a UNRWA school in northern Gaza city of Beit Hanoun.

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Union Preservation, Dick Cheney Is The Man, And WikiLeaks Takes The Stage

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.

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Cruz: Obama Is “Fundraiser In Chief”

“There is one and only one way to solve this crisis,” Cruz said. “Eliminate the promise of amnesty.”

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Admin Official: ISIS Poised To Spread

“They are training in Syria and are recruiting over social media which is something that we have never seen before,” said McGurk.

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Sanders: House Republicans Not Acting In Good Faith On Veterans Affairs Bill

“I am prepared to be here (in Washington) this weekend to start serious negotiations in terms of how we work out our differences,” said Sen. Sanders (I-VT).

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Israel Rejects Kerry-Brokered Ceasefire Agreement

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands amid a news conference in Jerusalem on December 5, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

The deal would have implemented a one-week humanitarian ceasefire in a violent fight that has already claimed the lives of more than 800 lives on both sides.

Pentagon: Russia Likely Transferring Heavy Weapons Into Ukraine

Ukrainian separatists could be heavily equipped with tanks, armored vehicles and rockets “potentially today”

Poll: Majority Opposed To Both Impeachment And Lawsuit

65 percent said that Obama should not be impeached while 57 percent opposed the Republicans’ lawsuit.

TRNS News Notes- 7/25

Border: House GOP to huddle today
Refugee status for Honduran youths?
Border: House GOP freak-out
Gaza: Kerry proposes weeklong halt
MH17: EU sanctions? Investigation stuck?

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● GOP voters eagerly await elections

● Appeals court rejects antibiotic petitions

● Nicotine-like pesticides pollute Midwestern streams

● FOIA lawsuit is embedded in an FOIA lawsuit

● San Francisco renters’ ordinance hit by lawsuit

● Secret pact suppresses food safety

LISTEN: The World In Two Minutes – July 24, 2014

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A U.N. school in Gaza is hit by artillery shelling, killing civilians and U.N. staff, and rockets found in another U.N. school go missing.