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Liz Cheney peddles another ‘BIG LIE’ …
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Liz Cheney peddles another ‘BIG LIE’ …

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Suddenly, Rep. Liz Cheney is all worried about “the big lie.” Or, as her thumbs typed on her Twitter device, “THE BIG LIE.” Because, among the desperate social media set in Washington, ALL CAPS means you are very, very serious — even though everyone thinks you are ridiculous. At least no one can claim Ms. Cheney is not an expert when it comes to BIG LIES. Like all the royalty in Washington, Ms. Cheney earned her seat in Congress the old-fashioned way: She inherited it. If you want to rule the world, it must be nice to have Daddy be vice president. That would be the same Daddy who once conducted a search for vice president and found — well, of course, himself! Daddy Dick Cheney served as vice president/adult supervisor for President George W. Bush, who also inherited his j...
Colonial Pipeline, hit by cyberattack, may be back up and running by end of week
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Colonial Pipeline, hit by cyberattack, may be back up and running by end of week

The Biden administration on Monday confronted another major cyberattack with apparent links to Russia while the U.S. energy industry slowly got back on its feet after a crippling assault on the Colonial Pipeline underscored deep vulnerabilities in critical American infrastructure that security experts say must be fixed. The FBI pinned the ransomware attack, in which key data is locked or stolen and held for ransom, on the mysterious hacker group DarkSide, which believed to have headquarters in Eastern Europe, possibly Russia. White House officials were quick to stress that they believe the Colonial Pipeline was targeted by a criminal enterprise, not a government. But President Biden suggested that the line between the two is increasingly thin when it comes to Russian hacking. He told repor...
Ransomware attacks rising across U.S., cybersecurity pros warn
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Ransomware attacks rising across U.S., cybersecurity pros warn

Ransomware attacks — in which cyber criminals hold hostage data from businesses and agencies — are increasing in the United States and are being aimed at a wide range of targets, say cybersecurity experts in the private sector and government. The average number of monthly ransomware attacks in the U.S. has shot up in the past nine months, according to data gathered by the cybersecurity firm Check Point Research. The FBI said it saw an increase in ransomware complaints late last year. “In the utilities sector in the U.S., we can see on average around 300 weekly cyberattacks [per] organization, while the global sector has around 650,” Ekram Ahmed, spokesperson for Check Point Research, said in an email. He said ransomware attacks were attempted against an average of 1 in every 88 utilities o...
Style or substance? Kamala Harris’ duties pile up as border crisis goes unresolved
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Style or substance? Kamala Harris’ duties pile up as border crisis goes unresolved

Vice President Kamala Harris’ portfolio runneth over. In just her first three months in office, Ms. Harris has amassed responsibility for controlling the porous southern border, directing U.S. competitiveness in outer space, extending broadband service back on Earth, selling the president’s multitrillion-dollar jobs bills, unionizing the U.S. workforce, coordinating relations with world leaders, advocating for the rights of women and girls, serving as a watchdog on social equity issues and preventing the planet from overheating. That list probably omitted a few of the vice president’s ever-expanding duties. It’s early. Republicans say it’s another sign that Ms. Harris and the liberal wing of the Democratic Party are calling the shots in the White House. Some outside observers say it’s doub...
More than 300 Palestinians hurt in Jerusalem holy site clash
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More than 300 Palestinians hurt in Jerusalem holy site clash

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police firing tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday, the latest in a series of confrontations that threatened to push the contested city toward wider conflict. More than a dozen tear gas canisters and stun grenades landed in the Al-Aqsa mosque, located in a compound sacred to both Jews and Muslims, said an Associated Press photographer at the scene. Smoke rose in front of the mosque and the iconic golden-domed shrine on the site, and rocks littered the surrounding plaza. Inside one area of the compound, shoes and debris lay scattered over ornate carpets. More than 305 Palestinians were hurt, including 228 who went to hospitals and clinics for treatment, according to the Pale...
Jason Miyares wins Virginia Republican attorney general nomination
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Jason Miyares wins Virginia Republican attorney general nomination

RICHMOND — The Republican Party of Virginia announced late Sunday that state Del. Jason Miyares has won its nomination for attorney general, as the party works to tabulate the votes for several state offices cast by tens of thousands of Virginia Republicans. Hand-counting of the ballots began earlier Sunday with several dozen people managing the effort, which started with the attorney general contest, John March, a spokesperson for the Republican Party of Virginia said. Voters cast their ballots a day earlier in the party’s nominating contest for governor and other statewide offices.  March said the governor’s race would be counted second, followed by the lieutenant governor’s race. Officials have warned it may take multiple days to finish the counting, which was complicated by the ra...
Olympics transgender athletes set to compete at Tokyo Games
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Olympics transgender athletes set to compete at Tokyo Games

The Olympic Games for the first time could feature transgender athletes on women’s teams, sending the debate about competitive fairness versus gender identity in female athletics to the world’s biggest sports stage. At least three transwomen are viewed as strong contenders for slots on their nations’ women’s Olympic teams, and one, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, reportedly clinched a place last week under the International Weightlifting Federation’s revised pandemic system. The New Zealand Olympic Committee, with a May 31 deadline, has not officially announced its team, but reports that Ms. Hubbard, 43, has effectively qualified in the super heavyweight division prompted one former competitor to speak out. SEE ALSO: Reversing Trump, Biden’s HHS restores transgender health pr...
Americans eyeing ‘revenge travel’ hit with high gas prices, shifting rules
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Americans eyeing ‘revenge travel’ hit with high gas prices, shifting rules

Vaccinations are sparking a surge in travel bookings from Orlando to Las Vegas, and tourists are eyeing Italy’s sunny shores again as Europe plots a comeback. But the optimism is running into rising gas prices, ever-shifting travel rules and a shortage of foreign workers who fill seasonal jobs at U.S. parks and resorts. The upshot is a season of uncertainty. Declining COVID-19 rates are injecting confidence into long-dormant industry, but slow bureaucracies and the wobbly economy threaten to turn this summer into a hot mess unless travelers are savvy and plan ahead. A third of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and nearly half have received at least one shot. As the numbers of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline, bookings to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Key West, mainlan...
Karl Ifemembi wife suspected of helping illegal get DHS immigration enforcement job
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Karl Ifemembi wife suspected of helping illegal get DHS immigration enforcement job

The case of a Homeland Security immigration officer accused of lying about his own immigration history is getting even more sordid with the revelation in court documents that his wife also works for the department — as part of an anti-fraud unit. Investigators said the woman, identified in court documents only by initials “O.I.”, knew about her husband Karl Ifemembi’s fraud and helped conceal it from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the legal immigration agency for which they both worked. Court documents suggest she may even have helped her husband apply for jobs based on which identity story he wanted to use at the time. The agency wouldn’t reveal to The Washington Times whether she is still employed or what her current duties are. Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking R...
Desiree Andrade targets George Gascon, George Soros-funded DA after son’s killing
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Desiree Andrade targets George Gascon, George Soros-funded DA after son’s killing

THE BIG TALK An occasional interview series with Americans who are challenging the status quo. Desiree Andrade fervently believes that the killers of her 20-year-old son, Julian — who was brutally beaten, thrown off a cliff and then stomped to death — should get the death penalty or spend the rest of their lives in prison. But that isn’t how justice is meted out in Los Angeles today. Ms. Andrade watched with disbelief and anger as Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon’s far-left criminal justice agenda, in her opinion, made sure those who committed the killing paid the smallest possible price. “I’m disgusted. That’s the best word I can use to describe it,” she said. “I’m just disgusted at what has happened.” She helped organize a campaign to recall Mr. Gascon, who took office in Dece...