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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton peers over a podium while addressing an audience during a campaign stop at Trident Technical College, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The big debut: Hillary Clinton gives her first national interview to CNN on Tuesday

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton did not choose Fox News for her very first national interview since she announced her White House bid three months ago. That honor goes to CNN, though the network draws a much smaller audience: Fox News typically draws 2.2 million during primetime, CNN 619,000 according to Neilsen. But no matter. Mrs. Clinton will veer off the Iowa campaign trail on Tuesday long enough to sit down with CNN’s senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar; the exchange will air at 5 p.m. and again three hours later.

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Bureaucrats rarely give consumers what they want

- The Washington Times

Clearly, consumers are highly motivated to save money — out of self-interest alone. But bureaucrats charged with making people act in their own self-interest are motivated by other things — like propagating rules that will justify their own existence and expand their power.

Chuong Nguyen, the Republican state delegate candidate in Virginia's 87th District, left Vietnam in a small fishing boat and found refuge in Malaysia before coming to the U.S.

Virginia Republicans aim to broaden party appeal with ethnically diverse candidates

- The Washington Times

Chuong Nguyen, the Republican state delegate candidate in Virginia’s 87th District, left his native country of Vietnam in a small fishing boat and found refuge in Malaysia before coming to the United States. His father had been imprisoned in a re-education camp, and his wife’s family was broken up when they were arrested and imprisoned after trying to flee.

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican and author of the original Patriot Act, said the law was never intended to be used to justify massive collection and storage of Americans' information, and he blamed overzealous lawyers for distorting the law to justify the NSA program. (Associated Press)

Lawmakers reach across the aisle to draft criminal justice reform

- The Washington Times

The government today can’t even list all of the federal crimes it could use to charge someone — a symbol of just how out of control the national criminal justice system is, said Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. and Robert C. Scott, two senior congressmen who hope to change the face of the nation’s prison population.

"The only way to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon is through military force, which President Obama will not undertake," former State Department missile-counter John R. Bolton told Inside the Beltway Monday (Associated Press)

John Bolton: The ‘only way’ to stop Iran is through military force

- The Washington Times

There’s no evidence that Iran will jettison its nuclear program, according to former State Department missile-counter John R. Bolton, who offers a stark reality check as negotiations between Iran and P5+1 — the U.S. and five other nations — drag on. “Iran fully intends to continue its nuclear weapons program and is solely interested in getting free of the economic sanctions. There is no evidence Tehran has made the strategic decision to give up its pursuit of deliverable nuclear warheads,” Mr. Bolton tells Inside the Beltway.

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Student activists in Thailand go before military court

Associated Press

Fourteen detained student activists have been brought before a military court in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly.

In a July 4, 2015 photo, police lights are seen in the distance after two-days of riots at Arizona State Prison-Kingman in Golden Valley, Ariz. State officials are relocating over 1,000 prisons from the privately run prison located about 15 miles west of Kingman because of damage from disturbances last week and over the weekend. (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT - NO MAGS- NO SALES - MANDATORY CREDIT

Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

- Associated Press

Days of unrest at a privately run prison in Arizona became a nightmare scenario as inmates rioted, trashed housing units and injured guards, prompting the governor to order an investigation Monday into the problem at the facility.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Sanders says income inequality is a 'moral issue'

Associated Press

Calling income inequality "the great moral issue of our time," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged a boisterous crowd of thousands in Maine on Monday to help him transform America by restoring a thriving middle class.

Flowers and a candle lay on the ground following a vigil for Kathryn Steinle, Monday, July 6, 2015, on Pier 14 in San Francisco. Steinle was gunned down while out for an evening stroll at Pier 14 with her father and a family friend on Wednesday, July 1. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying

- Associated Press

The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up.

FILE - In this July 2, 2008, file photo a foreclosed home is seen for sale in Sacramento, Calif. Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to repay more than $331 million in funds intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures that the state siphoned off to help deal with its budget crisis. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California urged to return $331 million meant for homeowners

- Associated Press

Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to repay more than $331 million in funds intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures that the state siphoned off to help deal with its budget crisis.

Supporters gather for a rally to protest the removal of Confederate flags from the Confederate Memorial Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala.   (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

The Civil War that never ends

- The Washington Times

Breaking news from 1865: There's a war on between the North and the South. This time it's barely more civil than last time, though we aren't shooting at each other. Yet.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo Francisco Aguirre Velasquez poses for a portrait at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland, Ore. Aguirre, an immigrant who took refuge at the church to avoid deportation should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error at a hearing more than a decade ago, his attorney said Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, File)

Immigrant blames judicial error for previous deportation

- Associated Press

An immigrant who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because of a judicial error at a hearing more than a decade ago, his attorney said Monday.