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Former Ukrainian Ambassador: Appeasing Putin Is Not The Answer

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to reporters on March 4, 2014. Photo: Presidential Press and Information Office

“No matter what individual separatist pushed the button to fire the weapon, let’s be clear, the tragedy is Russian responsibility,” the Former U.S. Ambassador said Tuesday.

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Leahy Proposal Would End NSA Bulk Collection Of Data

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“If enacted, this bill would represent the most significant reform of government surveillance authorities since Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act 13 years ago,” Leahy said.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Urges Boehner To Keep Riders Out of $2.7 Billion Border Request

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“If they (Republicans) try to change the law that covers and protects the rights of these refugee children, we will fight them,” said Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) to reporters at the Capitol.

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Dems Fear Nothing Will Get Done In Crunch Time

With the August recess looming, Congress continues to face a myriad of challenges.

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Deal Reached To Provide VA With $17 Billion In Emergency Funding

Erie VA Medical Center Erie, PA. Photo/Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

The bill would authorize $10 billion funds for outside medical care for veterans while empowering the VA Secretary to fire senior-level employees.

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Congress Grappling With Border Bill Before Recess

Congress is preparing to go on a five-week recess this Wednesday.

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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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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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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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Roosevelt Makes WAVES, Ike Likes A New Motto, and Nixon Releases His Audio Collection

President Richard Nixon

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

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● ASNE releases newsroom census

● Report describes debtor nation

● Get to the ER on time

● Rights groups defend FCC jail phone order

● Skin cancer is a major health problem

● COOL survives en banc review

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 29, 2014

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Argentinian officials head to New York in a bid to prevent the country from defaulting on its sovereign debt for the second time in 12 years.

Senate Republicans Back $659 Million Border Plan, Dismiss Democrat Request

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, July 29, 2014, with (left) Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). (Photo by James Cullum)

And there are only a couple days left until the August recess.

Pentagon: Russian Forces Continue Movement Along Ukraine Border

Pentagon Press Secretary Adm. John Kirby considers the Russian forces “capable across a wide spectrum of military operations.”

Former Ukrainian Ambassador: Appeasing Putin Is Not The Answer

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to reporters on March 4, 2014. Photo: Presidential Press and Information Office

“No matter what individual separatist pushed the button to fire the weapon, let’s be clear, the tragedy is Russian responsibility,” the Former U.S. Ambassador said Tuesday.