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Obama orders probe of Democrat email hacks that rocked election

President Obama has ordered his intelligence agencies to conduct a review of hacking during the 2016 presidential election and present their findings before he leaves office, a top adviser said Friday. Obama’s counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco disclosed the review to reporters in Washington Friday morning. “We maybe have crossed into a new threshold,” Monaco said. Monaco

Top Democrats determine that Russia behind spate of cyberattacks

Some of the top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees said Thursday that they’ve concluded that Russian intelligence agencies are making a “serious” effort to influence the U.S. presidential election. A joint statement from Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff point a finger at Russia for the recent hacking of political computer

Blaming Russia for U.S. Hacks Is Easier Than Responding to Them

Chris Strohm, Determining that the Russian government has been hacking political groups and election systems may have been the easy part for the U.S. intelligence community. Now the Obama administration has to decide what, if anything, to do about it. While officially the FBI and intelligence agencies are still investigating a series of hacks that

State Department vetted Bill Clinton’s contacts, emails show

The Clinton Foundation on multiple occasions during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state asked senior U.S. government officials to vet her husband’s contacts with potentially controversial international figures, according to emails released by the State Department. The emails, reviewed by Reuters, were part of a batch of nearly 400 messages recently released by the

Clever Article Poking Fun at Libertarians

Daniel J. Mitchell Whenever I find clever political humor, I like to share with readers. And because I’m confident in the superiority of liberty over statism, I’m even amused when I find jokes that target my libertarian philosophy. After all, only dour people are unable to laugh at themselves. Indeed, I’m actually disappointed that I

White House Counterterror Chief: œConfrontational Children Could be Terrorists

Obama adviser tells parents to be suspicious of their own kids White House counterterrorism and Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco gave a speech this week in which she urged parents to watch their children for signs of “confrontational” behavior which could be an indication of them becoming terrorists. During the speech at at Harvard University’s