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Jul 22 2021
Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t be reconsidering an unprecedented decision to block two Republican appointees from a special committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, even though it prompted GOP leaders to walk away from participating entirely.
The California Democrat told reporters Thursday that Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana have made statementsWashington Examiner
Jul 22 2021
Several of the largest Russian ransomware cybercriminal gangs have partnered up and are sharing hacking techniques, purloined data-breach information, malware code and technology infrastructure.
The most active collaborators are four groups known as Wizard Spider, Twisted Spider, Viking Spider and LockBit. The gangs in this cluster jointly control access to illicit data leak sites andCBS News (Online)
Nov 18 2020
President Trump received fierce pushback -- including some from fellow Republicans -- on Tuesday night after firing Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), following efforts by Krebs to rebut the president's claims of widespread voter fraud.
The Tuesday evening firing happened after Krebs led a campaign at CISA to control rumors aboutFox News (Online News)
Sep 03 2021
New Zealand authorities were so worried about an extremist inspired by the Islamic State group they were following him around-the-clock and were able to shoot and kill him within 60 seconds of him unleashing a frenzied knife attack that wounded six people Friday at an Auckland supermarket.
Three of the shoppers were taken to Auckland hospitals in critical condition, police said. AnotherAssociated Press
Dec 11 2021
When small children start playing chess they make one common mistake—they forget the other side gets to a make a move. That analogy describes U.S. policy toward China in three areas: trade, semiconductors and immigration. In all three areas, U.S. policies described by supporters as “tough” have backfired.
Innovation and International Students: Is it a good idea to let the FBI andForbes
Jun 11 2021
Senate Republicans proposed legislation Friday that would require President Joe Biden to secure congressional approval before a new nuclear deal is forged with Iran.
The bill stipulates that any agreement arrived at with the help of the Biden administration must be deemed a treaty and therefore receive Senate approval in accordance with the Constitution, according to a copy obtained byNational Review (News)
Sep 20 2021
The so-called "Justice for J6" rally, a right-wing protest Saturday to support the insurrectionists facing criminal charges in the January 6 attack, was smaller than expected. It also lacked the mayhem and violence the Department of Homeland Security feared might break out.
But that doesn't mean it wasn't dangerous.
The rally in Washington, DC, was part of a dangerous attempt toJulian Zelizer
Nov 29 2021
Having children is not an expectation or desire for a growing share of childless American adults, according to a new Pew Research Center report. And many who are already parents say they don’t plan to have more children.
Pew’s findings come amid news that the U.S. birthrate, which already hit a record low before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, is continuing to fall. The decline inDeseret News
Jun 10 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in a statement Thursday after she wrote a tweet that seemed to compare the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban. “Legitimate criticism of the policies of both the United States and Israel is protected by the values of free speech and public debate,” the group wrote. “But drawing falseDaily Beast
May 26 2021
Two black pickups speed down an empty city street in Myanmar before coming to a sudden stop. Security forces standing in the back of the trucks begin firing at an oncoming motorbike carrying three young men.
The bike swerves, crashing into a gate. More shots are fired as two of the passengers run away, while the third, Kyaw Min Latt, remains on the ground. Moans are heard as officersAssociated Press