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Capitol Digest: DHS data breach | Political News

DES MOINES — Officials with the Iowa Department of Human Services say the state agency was the target of a phishing email campaign last August that resulted in nine DHS employees providing their passwords which gave the hackers access to their email accounts. The hackers were able to mask their identities and send carefully designed […]

Portsmouth candidate had car and political literature stolen

Please enable Javascript to watch this video PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Police are investigating after a candidate for Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, TJ Wright,  said his car was stolen and the only thing missing was $1,100 worth of political literature from the trunk. “I left for work at around 9 o’clock the car was in […]

Bannon: Bush Presidency Most ‘Destructive’ in U.S. History

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon ripped into former President George W. Bush Friday night, calling Bush’s presidency “destructive” and saying he had “embarrassed himself” with an anti-bigotry speech earlier this week that was widely perceived as a broadside against President Donald Trump. “There has not been a more destructive presidency than George Bush’s,” Bannon said remarks […]

Democrat Laura Lombard launches campaign for Congress

Wichita Democrat Laura Lombard is running for Congress, setting up a primary contest with James Thompson. Lombard announced her campaign for the 4th Congressional District seat Saturday at the Service Employees International Union on West Douglas Avenue. “I envision a bright future for Kansas and our country, and I will utilize my experience, an openness […]

Penn Township man defrauded in internet scam

State Police Avondale Barracks Three vehicles >> Three drivers suffered suspected minor injuries in a multi-vehicle accident on Christine Road in Wests Nottingham Township on Sept. 9 at 5:38 p.m., police said. Theft and Fraud >> A 92-year-old male was defrauded out of $800 by an internet scam involving gift cards in Penn Township on […]

Welch: Keep fighting the partisan tide | The Bennington Banner

BENNINGTON — On a visit to Bennington, Rep. Peter Welch echoed recent remarks from Gov. Phil Scott, calling for bipartisan remedies for a polarized nation. The Democratic U.S. representative and Vermont’s Republican governor, who visited the county last week, both decried the partisan wrangling in Washington. Each contrasted that scene with the move civil political […]

Does the Suicide of GOP ‘Dirty Tricks’ Operative Peter W. Smith Hold the Key to the Election Hacking Allegations?

The case of GOP operative and financier Peter W. Smith—who was found non-responsive in a room in the Rochester Hotel, Minnesota, in mid-May—is now the focus of investigators probing Russia’s alleged bid to tip the 2016 presidential election in Trump’s favor. A source close to the investigation told CNN on Monday that the House Intelligence Committee interviewed Matt Tait, a British […]

Experts say Facebook’s ‘election integrity’ plan misses the mark

Facebook Canada’s election integrity plan fails to get at the heart of the problem — and government should step in, say experts in digital politics. The social media network released a cybersecurity guidebook last week for politicians and launched an exclusive email helpline in case their accounts are hacked by malicious players. It’s also partnering […]