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National Security Budget Increased By $2.7B Not $5B, Says Shaw

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw has dismissed as inaccurate, reports that the supplementary budget for the Ministry of National Security has been increased by upwards of $5.5 billion. He says that the increase in the allocation to the Security Ministry is a natural outcome of the process of reallocating resources from […]

US President Barack Obama January 2016 Says Farewell

‘Yes We Did,’ Obama Says in Farewell Address, but Warns of Threats to Democracy

“Yes we can. Yes we did. Yes we can.” With these words, President Obama wrapped up the farewell remarks of his presidency with the same soaring rhetoric of hope that he rode into the White House eight years ago. He took the opportunity of the speech to a crowd in his adopted hometown of Chicago […]

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Pope to diplomats: when it comes to politics, peace must be more than a theory

Vatican City, Jan 9, 2017 (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a year marred by war and terrorism, Pope Francis told diplomats Monday that for 2017, peace has to be more than just an idea or a nice theory, but must be actively pursued with concrete policies aimed at promoting the common good and the dignity of the […]

Russia Hacking

Donald Trump on Russia hacking sanctions: ‘It’s time to move on’

President-elect Donald Trump seemed to dismiss the White House announcement of sanctions against Russia by saying that Americans should get on with their lives. Russia Hacking: on Thursday, the Obama administration announced public and secret measures against Moscow for alleged meddling in November’s presidential election. US intelligence agencies have accused Russia of hacking the Democratic […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow on Dec. 26. (Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

U.S. spy agencies detail Russia’s role in boosting Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a wide-ranging campaign to disrupt the American presidential election, seeking to “denigrate” Hillary Clinton and boost the chances of the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, according to an unusually detailed declassified report released by the U.S. intelligence community Friday. The Kremlin efforts involved cyberattacks, state funded propaganda, including by its RT TV network, and social media “trolls.” Russia’s military intelligence […]

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

US intelligence report concludes Russia ordered hacking campaign to improve Donald Trump’s election chance

The report warned of the possibility of similar campaign on US allies.  Intelligence officials concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacks of the Democratic National Committee to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election, according to an declassified report. The report comes a day after intelligence chiefs – including National Intelligence director James […]

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Countering Trump, Bipartisan Voices Strongly Affirm Findings on Russian Hacking

WASHINGTON — A united front of top intelligence officials and senators from both parties on Thursday forcefully reaffirmed the conclusion that the Russian government used hacking and leaks to try to influence the presidential election, directly rebuffing President-elect Donald J. Trump’s repeated questioning of Russia’s role. They suggested that the doubts Mr. Trump has expressed […]

Obama’s last-minute moves

The problem with Obama’s last-minute moves

I love a good real estate analogy, so naturally I had to admire the way Erick Erickson, the conservative blogger, recently described the last-minute flurry of actions emanating from the Obama White House. “Obama and John Kerry,” Erickson tweeted, “are like tenants who trash a place as they are being evicted.” Except, in this case, […]

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