Vladimir Putin is learning that embarrassing leaks are a two-way street. Infighting among Putin’s inner circle has led to a series of disclosures over the past few months that have shined a harsh light on the private dealings of the Kremlin court -- much as Hillary Clinton has endured the airing of thousands of e-mails as a result of what the U.S. calls Russian hacking of her campaign. As the Kremlin gears up for Putin’s last re-election bid in 18 months, anti-graft crusader Alexei Navalny has emerged as the conduit of choice for rival factions to scoop dirt on each
Documents linked to one of the masterminds of Vladimir Putin´s political strategy have been hacked and posted online by a Ukrainian cyber group. The timing of the hack and the target, Vladislav Surkov, suggest that this could be a form of retaliation for the purported Russian hacking of the US election. The group, called Kiberkhunta (or Cyber Junta) posted 2000 emails from Surkov dating from between September 2013 and November 2014. Coming against the backdrop of the Russian cyber campaign against the US during the current presidential election year, at least one analyst sees the possibility of a connection to those events.
Megyn Kelly’s ‘too-cute-by-half‘ snarky and condescending schtick finally brought Newt Gingrich to the point where he gives it back to her. It is remarkable it took this long before someone finally called her out:
You have to know Florida to understand Florida. In many ways it’s a microcosm of the larger U.S. electorate, everyone is from somewhere else; and in some ways it’s a unique place known only to generational crackers, which has nothing whatsoever to do with race or hyphens.
MEXICO CITY - Presidents of Mexico do not wake up thinking how to "screw" the country, current office holder Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday, seeking to defend his record in government and encourage positive thinking. Pena Nieto´s reputation has been dented by abuses by security forces, conflict-of-interest scandals and political corruption. It took a fresh hit this summer when he hosted U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Mexico City on Aug. 31 for a hastily arranged visit that surprised many members of his cabinet. Trump has long pilloried Mexico, pledging to isolate the country behind a massive border wall and
Wanaque — A miracle. That´s how police are describing the fact that two young brothers survived a 100-foot plunge from an interstate bridge Monday night, a horrifying fall that police say started in the arms of their suicidal father. Not only did the boys, 1 and 3, survive, but both suffered only minor injuries in the plunge that killed their father, police said. The pair sustained concussions, and bumps and bruises, and the younger child suffered a bruised lung. (Snip) DePuyt said the boys´ survival could be the result of how they fell — into an area where trees may have
GEORGETOWN, DEL. – Authorities have dropped child sex abuse charges against an Indian River School District employee and have charged her accuser with making false statements to police. Georgetown police arrested 20-year-old Natanael Perez-Gonzalez on Monday on charges of falsely reporting an incident, providing a false statement to police, and forgery. Officials say charges against 23-year-old Nicole Degirolano of sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust, authority or supervision were dropped Sept. 29.
A US government review board has rejected the release of the alleged Southeastern Asian terrorist leader known as Hambali from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Periodic Review Board said in a short statement released Tuesday that Hambali continues to be a “significant threat to the security of the United States.” It came to the same conclusion in a separate decision on a prisoner from Somalia, Guleed Hassan Ahmed. Hambali, whose real name is Encep Nurjaman, appeared before the board in August by video link seeking his release after being held 10 years at the base without charge. The Pentagon described
History is surprising because it´s full of callbacks. In the programming world there are many times when the result of an instruction cannot be immediately known because it takes time to finish. Perhaps you must wait long query to finish or await the response of a distant user. At all events you must wait. While that is going the code moves on, doing other things. But when the result eventually returns it calls the main program back (hence the term callback) signalling "I´m here. What do I do with this data?" Then the main program has to figure out what
A massive fire has erupted in the Calais ‘Jungle’ amid the French government’s ongoing efforts to demolish the notorious migrant camp. Chaos in the Calais camp resumed overnight, after demolition works restarted on Tuesday afternoon. Migrants opposing the demolition of the notorious camp reportedly set the remaining structures on fire. Several explosions – presumably of portable natural gas tanks – have been caught on video. French riot police forces advanced towards the camp in attempt to curb the chaos and violence. Fire crews are working at the site, battling flames lit by the mob.
Speaker after speaker at a city forum Tuesday night spoke of the racial discrimination they have encountered when patronizing bars and clubs in Philadelphia´s Gayborhood. They were turned away because of the clothes they wore, or harassed about their IDs, or treated with disdain by white employees. "In the Gayborhood, people of color are being targeted," Giana Graves told the packed forum hosted by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. "For many of us, the Gayborhood is not safe," she said. The commission organized the hearing in Center City to address complaints of racism and discrimination in the city´s LGBT community.
The newly-launched America Is Worth It Super PAC is running an anti-Hillary Clinton video and TV spot called “Take a Stand Against the Media Bosses and the Queen of Corruption” about the stories Americans are being fed. The ad also says crooked media heads have perverted journalism by covering up for and anointing “their chosen candidate.” (Video) “Without the media, Clinton wouldn’t have a chance,” states the ad. “End the media’s corrupt collusion with extremist liberals who silence dissent and persecute religious believers.” The TV spot also accuses Clinton of promoting federal war on police officers, Catholics and Scriptural Christians,
The father of a Temple University sophomore who was beaten by a roving teen mob last week said people “should draw their own conclusions” about whether the string of attacks against students and cops was racially motivated. Joe Lauletta, 50, wrote on Facebook a day after the flash mob-style attacks that a group of 30 to 40 “black teenagers” assaulted his daughter, Christina, 19, and her two male friends on their way home from a Temple football game at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday. (Snip) Local police officials insisted earlier in the day that race had not been a factor
A high-dollar lobbyist and fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign failed to file legally required disclosures for his advocacy on behalf of a foreign government in discussions with Clinton’s future campaign chairman, according to a political law expert. High-powered Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta emailed his brother John, a top White House adviser who would later chair the Clinton campaign, in January 2015. Tony wondered if John would attend a meeting with the Indian ambassador to the United States. “I’m at Camp David Friday,” John replied. “Probably best to do Monday. I need to get briefed on where things stand.” It
A report by the Washington Times confirms Hillary Clinton would ban “some of the most popular” firearms in America if elected to the White House. Moreover, the report shows she would chip away at the Second Amendment with myriad new gun control laws and regulations. According to the Times, Clinton “reassures law-abiding Americans their firearms won’t be targeted” if she is elected. In reality, however, her gun controls are broad measures “that would affect Americans with no criminal records” while having very little impact on the behavior of criminals. For example, Clinton is calling “for a reinstatement of the national
Newt Gingrich faced off with Megyn Kelly tonight and completely lost it. Gingrich, who most frequently appears in Fox primetime with Sean Hannity, seemed to be very, very thrown by actually being challenged on Donald Trump being behind in the polls. Kelly very persistently pressed Gingrich on the fact that all the polls show Trump is behind. Gingrich pointed to certain states where Trump’s doing well and said the pollsters have an agenda. (Snip) But it was when Kelly said people have a right to hear these allegations of Trump being a “sexual predator” that caused Gingrich to explode: “I’m sick and
Among the 1.3 million Chinese seeking stable jobs in civil service this year, nearly 10,000 are vying for a single post welcoming visitors for one of China’s largely symbolic minority parties. The job in the reception office of the China Democratic League’s central committee, the most sought-after post in the civil servant recruitment for 2017, had attracted 9,837 applicants shortly before the application deadline at 6pm on Monday, the China News Service reported. Although China’s anti-corruption campaign has slashed lavish banquets and business travel, positions in official reception offices are still highly desired by young jobseekers facing an increasingly competitive employment market.
BARACK Obama "knew all about" Hillary Clinton´s email scandal and must be investigated for his role, Donald Trump has claimed. The Republican candidate was scathing in his criticisms of Obama, stating the current President only "stuck up for Hillary because he didn´t want to be dragged in". The business tycoon added: "He knew all about her private server. This means that he has to be investigated." Trump´s remarks come after WikiLeaks released more of Hillary Clinton´s leaked emails, which were sent from the private account of Clinton´s campaign manager John Podesta. One of the email exchanges details how Obama knew of the
The Obama administration is targeting the bonuses of thousands of soldiers who signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, but left entirely alone the bonuses handed to numerous employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), despite questionable behavior. (Snip) VA faithfully handed out countless millions in bonuses to employees like Michael Moreland, who served as regional director of the Pittsburgh healthcare system, while six veterans died of Legionnaires’ disease, due to systemic facility failures. Moreland received a $63,000 bonus in 2013 a few days after the inspector general report was published. Later that year, he received another bonus
Nearly 50,000 Haitian immigrants have been stranded in Brazil, and in the coming months will pass through Mexico in order to reach the United States. President of Mexico’s National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez said that the flow of Haitian immigrants to Mexico has become an issue over recent months as the increase has accelerated. “The flow of people has increased rapidly in transit to the United States,” Gonzalez said at a news conference Monday. In the state of Baja California that borders the United States, there are now 4,476 immigrants waiting to cross over. In Tijuana,
In an op-ed for Townhall, Never Trumper radio host Derek Hunter explains why he now feels compelled to vote for Donald Trump. From Townhall: Bias has always been a factor in journalism. It’s nearly impossible to remove. Humans have their thoughts, and keeping them out of your work is difficult. But 2016 saw the remaining veneer of credibility, thin as it was, stripped away and set on fire. More than anything, I can’t sit idly by and allow these perpetrators of fraud to celebrate and leak tears of joy like they did when they helped elect Barack Obama in 2008.
Huma Abedin warned Clinton´s campaign that Hillary would have to ´stick to her notes´ at a campaign event because she was ´still not perfect in her head.´ The personal emails, belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, were published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday. The exchange came at the end of a discussion between the Democratic candidate´s campaign aides about Jeb Bush´s utilization of Super PACs. ´I will leave commenting on campaign tactics to others. What I have made absolutely clear is that corporate money and secret money have no place in our democracy and we should get rid of it once and
In the early days of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, a longtime Clinton ally blasted the former secretary of state’s inner circle for hiding facts about her personal email use. “Speaking of transparency, our friends Kendall, Cheryl and Phillipe [sic] sure weren’t forthcoming on the facts here,” Neera Tanden wrote in a March 2, 2015 email to John Podesta, the chairman of the Clinton campaign. Tanden, a top official on Clinton’s 2008 campaign who now serves as president of the think tank, Center for American Progress, was referring to Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, her State Department chief of staff Cheryl
President Obama´s accounting of his email correspondence with Hillary Clinton when she was his secretary of state is "entirely factual," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday. "I can´t verify the integrity of these emails," Earnest told reporters traveling with Obama as he fundraised in California, speaking of illegally obtained messages from Clinton´s campaign chairman, John Podesta, that were published by WikiLeaks and apparently show the Clinton camp challenging Obama´s assertion that he didn´t know Clinton was using a private email account. Podesta´s emails were "stolen," and, therefore, their authenticity cannot be verified. Furthermore, they were released "to undermine our
President Obama has ordered the Defense Department to speed up a review of its attempt to recoup enlistment bonuses from National Guard members and to ensure that the Pentagon doesn’t “nickel and dime” them. Even as a congressional panel Tuesday ordered a separate investigation into the California National Guard’s management of the military pay and bonus system. White House press secretary Josh Earnest refused to say whether Mr. Obama supports a call by some lawmakers to waive repayment of the bonuses. “I don’t think he’s prepared to go that far at this point,” he told reporters. Mr. Earnest insisted that