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Hezbollah and Iran Excluded from US Terror Report

The story notes “The report has excluded Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terror threats to U.S. interests, after both had been included as threats in previous years” (Daily Star).  Meanwhile, Iraqi forces are struggling in their battle with ISIS (Washington Post).  And Hugh Hewitt spoke defense spending with Governor Bobby Jindal, Congressman Mike Kelly and Congressman Steve Stivers (Hugh Hewitt).

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Iran Calls Congressional Letter “Propaganda Ploy”

They know a few things about propaganda (Fox News).  Michael Barone points out “The letter in question, spearheaded by freshman Tom Cotton, simply pointed out that any agreement signed by President Obama but not approved by Congress would not be binding on the next president. That shouldn’t be controversial” (Townhall).

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FCC Releases 400 Pages of New Net Neutrality Rules

The sheer length of the document must make Obama smile. From the Washington Post piece: The Federal Communications Commission has finally published its full net neutrality rules on its Web site. And they’re not for the faint of heart. Together with the dissents from the agency’s Republican commissioners, the document adds up to 400 pages. (Washington Post)

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Over 30,000 of Hillary Clinton’s E-mails Were Deleted

They didn’t appear in a keyword search, so they were deemed “personal” and deleted. How did Hillary Clinton know that the tens of thousands of emails from her time in office she ordered destroyed were personal? Did she or even her staff scroll through her sent items scanning emails about “yoga routines” or “family vacations” before deleting them? Nope. No one looked at them. The Clinton campaign said those emails that did not crop up in a keyword search performed by her team were automatically deleted (FOX). As it turns out, the device Hillary Clinton was using was also personal. It was not a government-issued phone. In 2009, Bill Gertz reported the National Security Agency had created a hack-proof BlackBerry for President Obama. Obama’s top aides as well as first lady Michelle Obama had all received the souped-up device. The device would have been available for Clinton while she was Secretary of State (Free Beacon).

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Poll: Working Class Down on Obama

From the story:  By wide margins, this group is more likely than any other income class to say the country is headed in the wrong direction, the economy is getting worse, and they fear losing their jobs.  Just 36% approve of the job that Obama is doing, compared with 43% overall, and vast majorities say his policies haven’t helped the middle class (IBD).  Americans find government a bigger problem than unemployment (Gallup). Another poll finds Americans have no confidence in their government (AP).

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