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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The narrowness of Hillary Clinton's stunning loss to Donald Trump -- especially given the fact that she actually won the popular vote by 2.5 million and rising -- has led many liberals to conclude that the Democratic Party only needs a slight adjustment to win future presidential elections. A better candidate, a more competent campaign, or a more credible message on economic issues -- any one of them might have kept the presidency in Democratic hands. read more


Angela Merkel has for the first time endorsed her party's call for a partial ban on burqa and niqab in Germany, telling delegates at the Christian Democratic Union's conference in Essen "the full facial veil is inappropriate and should be banned wherever it is legally possible." The German chancellor's CDU party is expected this week to pass a motion proposing a ban on the full face veil in some areas of public life such as courts, schools and universities, as well as in road traffic and during police checks. A full ban on the facial veil, as introduced in France in 2011, is seen as incompatible with Germany's basic laws.


Al Gore thought he would be bending the ear of the adviser Mr. Trump trusts most, his daughter Ivanka. Instead, the man bearing "The Inconvenient Truth" went straight to the source: the president-elect himself. read more


Sunday, December 04, 2016

Last week, the Post published a story based in part on PropOrNot's research. Headlined "Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread ‘Fake News' During Election, Experts Say," the report claimed that a number of researchers had uncovered a "sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign" that spread fake-news articles across the Internet with the aim of hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump. It prominently cited the PropOrNot research. The story topped the Post's most-read list, and was shared widely by prominent journalists and politicians on Twitter. The former White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted, "Why isn't this the biggest story in the world right now?" read more


Friday, December 02, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. "Mad Dog" Mattis to be secretary of defense, selecting a former senior military officer who has said that responding to "political Islam" is the major security issue facing the United States. Mattis, who retired as chief of U.S. Central Command in 2013, has often said that Washington lacks an overall strategy in the Middle East, opting to instead handle issues in an ineffective one-by-one manner. To take the job, Mattis will need Congress to pass new legislation to bypass a federal law stating that defense secretaries must not have been on active duty in the previous seven years. Congress has granted a similar exception just once, when Gen. George C. Marshall was appointed to the job in 1950.


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Living anonymously, down a winding road in the wilderness of western Siberia, not far from the Mongolian border, the only person so far implicated in the flurry of Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other political sites was obviously enjoying the moment. "We have the information, but nobody contacted us," said Vladimir M. Fomenko, a tattooed 26-year-old who snowboards in his free time and runs a business out of a rented apartment.

Mr. Fomenko was recently identified by an American cybersecurity company, ThreatConnect, as the manager of an "information nexus" that was used by hackers suspected of working for Russian state security in cyberattacks on democratic processes in several countries, including Germany, Turkey and Ukraine, as well as the United States. Rather than issuing blanket denials, Mr. Fomenko is apparently eager to discuss his case, lending another, if still cryptic, dimension to the intrigue, restricted before now to digital codes and online fingerprints.

"If the F.B.I. asks, we are ready to supply the I.P. addresses, the logs," he said, referring to internet protocols, which identify a particular web page or device. "But nobody is asking. That is a big question."

Just 13 days ago..

"The federal government did not observe any increased level of malicious cyber activity aimed at disrupting our electoral process on election day," the official added. "We believe our elections were free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective."

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