Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | The Women in White: Praise From Trump, and Chants of ‘U.S.A.!’ Supported by BySheryl Gay Stolberg Feb. 5, 2019 WASHINGTON — There was a striking island of white in the audience for President Trump’s State of the Union address, with House Democratic women — many of them dressed in the color in a nod to the American suffragist movement — sitting together in the packed chamber, in a celebration of their historic numbers in Congress and also as a protest to Mr. Trump’s policies. Midway through the president’s speech, they did something completely unexpected: They stood up and cheered for something Mr. Trump had said. “No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the newly created jobs last year,” Mr. … [Read more...] about The Women in White: Praise From Trump, and Chants of ‘U.S.A.!’
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By Washington Post PUBLISHED: November 5, 2018 at 8:55 am | UPDATED: November 5, 2018 at 9:00 am By Isaac Stanley-Becker | The Washington Post Moscow is watching. At least, that’s the task of two of its emissaries. Members of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, will be in the United States this week to help certify the integrity of the midterm election, ensuring that the crucial vote on Tuesday lives up to international democratic standards. It may seem like a curious portfolio for parliamentarians from a country that, two years ago, used cyberwarfare to undermine faith in the democratic process. Russia’s own elections are hardly models of integrity. But Artyom Turov, a member of the ruling United Russia party, and Alexei Korniyenko of the Communist Party, are serving as election observers with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Russian news agency TASS reported. They will examine … [Read more...] about Two Russian lawmakers are monitoring integrity of U.S. midterm voting in the shadow of 2016 meddling
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByScott Shane Sept. 25, 2018 BALTIMORE — As a Vietnamese immigrant with imperfect English, Nghia H. Pho felt he was falling behind his fellow National Security Agency software developers in promotions and pay. So in 2010, after four years on the job, he began taking highly classified documents to his Maryland home to get extra work done at night and on weekends in an effort to improve his performance evaluations. But in the five years that Mr. Pho, 68, stored the material on his insecure home computer, officials believe it was stolen by Russian hackers using the antivirus software installed on the machine. Mr. Pho worked for the N.S.A.’s hacking unit, then known as Tailored Access Operations, and his cache is believed to have included both hacking tools and documentation to go … [Read more...] about He Took Home Documents to Catch Up on Work at the N.S.A. He Got 5½ Years in Prison.
By Matt Wyatt Published 6:04 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo, United States' Simone Manuel smiles after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Olympic champion swimmer Simone Manuel of Stanford has won the Honda Cup as the collegiate woman athlete of the year. Itâ€™s the second time Stanford has had back-to-back winners. Katie Ledecky, Manuelâ€™s Olympic and collegiate teammate, won last year. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File) less FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo, United States' Simone Manuel smiles after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics ... more Photo: Petr David Josek/Associated Press Simone Manuel celebrates after … [Read more...] about Simone Manuel to represent U.S.A. at 2019 FINA World Championships
By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States of trying to break the spirit in jail of Maria Butina, a woman U.S. authorities say is a Russian government agent, and complained she was being subjected to "borderline torture." Butina, a 29-year-old gun rights advocate living in Washington, D.C., was arrested in July and has been accused of acting as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups. Butina, who pleaded not guilty, was detained without bail pending trial after prosecutors presented evidence suggesting she had connections to Russian intelligence operatives and was being funded by Russian oligarchs. Her case, which Russian authorities allege is fabricated and politically-motivated, has become the latest in a series of irritants between Washington and Moscow at a time when ties are already languishing at a post-Cold War low over allegations of Russian interference in U.S. politics. Russia's U.S. … [Read more...] about Accused Russian in U.S. faces ‘borderline torture’