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Senate Dems: GOP Risking Government Shutdown In Lieu Of Budget Deadlines

Senate Democrats said Thursday that a government shutdown is likely in October if Republicans continue focusing on defunding Planned Parenthood and not the looming budget deadline on Oct. 1.

Clinton Campaign Chair Blasts Republicans On Medicare

Sen. Rubio claims Medicare “weakened us as a people” while Sen. Paul calls Medicare “socialized medicine,” according to Campaign Chair John Podestra.

Graham: Republicans Will Get “Killed” If Trump Receives GOP Nomination

Lindsey Graham Presidential Announcement

“I don’t see a birther becoming president,” Graham said.

Congress Passes Short-Term Funding For Highway Bill, Obama Expected To Sign

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In a vote of 91-4, all no votes from Republican members, will extend funding for the DOT for only three months. President Obama is expected to sign the bill prior to the midnight deadline of July 31.

SecDef Gives Military 3 Weeks To Develop Base Security Plans

Defense Sec. Ashton Carter wants plans on arming personnel and improving mass warning notification systems.

Six Stabbed At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

The attack, carried out by an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man recently released for stabbing gay pride marchers in 2005, was condemned by Prime Minister Netanyahu as a contradiction of Israel’s “basic values.”