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Exclusive: Secret NSA Map Shows China Cyber Attacks on U.S. Targets

July 31, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
A secret NSA map obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the Chinese government's massive cyber assault on all sectors of the U.S economy, including major firms like Google and Lockheed Martin, as well as the U.S. government and military.
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Pelosi says Iran deal 'a diplomatic masterpiece'

July 31, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
The top House Democrat said Thursday that President Obama will have the support he needs to uphold the Iran nuclear deal if Republicans try to block it.
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Don't Assess 2016 with Assumptions

July 31, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
A lot of conventional wisdom floating out there about 2016 is grounded more in opinion and assumption than in facts or data. And, as your teacher or mom may have taught you, "assumption makes an A.S.S. out of you and me." Here are some of the most prevalent and pervasive assumptions about the nascent 2016 campaign.
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Donald Trump speaks out about lawyer's rape comment

July 31, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Jeff Zeleny looks at the rape claim that put Donald Trump on the defensive.
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Hillary Clinton camp: Email 'thumb drive is secure'

July 31, 2015
Josh Gerstein, Rachael Bade | POLITICO
Hillary Clinton’s private lawyer has a thumb drive containing classified information from as many as five U.S. intelligence agencies — but the State Department told POLITICO the law firm is taking “appropriate measures” to secure the files.
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Trump’s presence in first GOP debate makes prep challenging for candidates

July 30, 2015
Dan Balz, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Next week’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland marks not only the inaugural formal gathering of the expansive GOP field but also the start of a new and unpredictable chapter in an already raucous 2016 race.
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Billionaire Koch brothers’ network takes cue from Obama’s playbook

July 30, 2015
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Kathy Birjandi was heading out the door with her two sons on a sweltering morning when she encountered a politely smiling duo from the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity on her porch.
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Mitch McConnell employs Harry Reid’s hardball tactic

July 30, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
Before he took over as majority leader, Mitch McConnell was a harsh critic of Harry Reid’s use of a parliamentary tactic to block amendments on the Senate floor. The Kentucky Republican said it was an abuse of the chamber’s rules that stifled debate in the famously deliberative body.
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How Obama might keep the Iran deal alive if Congress votes no

July 30, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
In my column on Wednesday, I listed conservatives’ proposed alternatives to President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Contrary to what some officials have said, options other than war do exist; they’re just not likely to work.
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