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Media Job #1 – Protect Hillary from #DNCLeak fallout

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 8:30pm 7/24/2016 at 8:30pm
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The Wikileaks release of hacked Democratic National Committee emails threatens to set the Democratic National Convention on fire this week.

Whether the leaks prove the election was fixed is one thing; that it is perceived that way is beyond doubt. Already Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned as DNC Chair.

Not enough.

Bernie supporters are furious,...

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Russia avoids Olympic ban despite doping scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/24/2016 at 7:00pm
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided not to fully ban Russia from the 2016 Rio Games even though the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found the doping scandal reached the government.

The IOC said:

Given the urgency of the situation, with the Olympic Games Rio 2016 starting in 12 days, and the athletes’ entry...

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Journalist Pavel Sheremet Assassinated in Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:30pm 7/20/2016 at 5:30pm
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Prominent journalist Pavel Sheremet died in a car bombing in Kiev, Ukraine, today. The Belarusian journalist went to Ukraine from Russia after the Kremlin clamped down on the media and his cameraman was murdered.

The authorities do not have any suspects. However, the car belonged to Sheremet’s partner Olena Prytula, the founding...

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Doping Agency Recommends Olympics Ban Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/19/2016 at 2:30pm
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Russia prides itself in sports, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended agencies ban the country due to a massive doping scandal that reaches the government.

They found:

1. The Moscow laboratory operated, for the protection of doped Russian athletes, within a State-dictated failsafe system, described in the Report as the Disappearing...

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NATO Plans Unity, Baltic Force at Warsaw Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/7/2016 at 4:00pm
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NATO will meet in Warsaw to show unity against Russia and approve a Baltic force, but the Brexit referendum could take center stage as some believe a weaker European Union means a weaker NATO.

Poland always wanted a NATO summit, especially since Russia has flexed its muscles. But unfortunately, the Brexit referendum...

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Istanbul Terrorists From Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8:30pm 6/30/2016 at 8:30pm
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Turkish officials have said the three Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists who attacked Atatürk Airport came from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. They also identified the mastermind as Akhmed Chatayev from Chechnya.

From Fox News:

Akhmed Chatayev was identified by the pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper as the organizer of the coordinated assault, which killed 44...

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U.S. Claims Russia Has Harassed Diplomats Across Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/28/2016 at 3:00pm
Russia Threatens U.S. Diplomats

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about alleged harassment from Russian officers towards U.S. diplomats across Europe.

From The Washington Post:

In Moscow, where the harassment is most pervasive, diplomats reported slashed tires...

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US, Israel Sign Cyber Defense Agreement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:00am 6/23/2016 at 9:00am
Israel and US sign cyber defense cooperation agreement

Israel and the United States have signed an agreement aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in the field of cyber defense. The Cyber Defense Cooperation Agreement penned on Tuesday, June 21, seeks to build joint infrastructure in cyber defense, create partnerships in private sector, fund research, and develop new technologies. The agreement wants to improve the...

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Trump Promotes Paul Manafort to Campaign Manager

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/22/2016 at 12:30pm
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Members inside GOP presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign said that Paul Manafort has taken over as campaign manager:

Three people close to the campaign said some of Trump’s staff viewed Lewandowski as opposing strategic changes and staff hires urged for the general election campaign by Paul Manafort, a strategist hired in...

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Russian Government Hackers Steal DNC Research on Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/14/2016 at 1:30pm
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Russian government hackers have attacked the Democrat National Committee (DNC) and stole their research on presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The attack went on for over a year.

DNC officials and security experts said the hackers read emails and chat traffic. They believe they did not gain access to donor’s private information,...

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Russia Builds Military Presence on Border as NATO Engages in Large War Games

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 6/7/2016 at 4:30pm
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Russia has moved soldiers to their border with Ukraine as NATO launches the largest war games in Eastern Europe since the Cold War went to sleep over 20 years ago.

From Reuters:

A Reuters reporter who visited the Russian town of Klintsy, about 50 km (30 miles) from Ukraine, saw a makeshift army...

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Twitter Suspends Russian Parody Accounts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/1/2016 at 1:00pm
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Twitter has lost one of the funniest accounts in a long time due to possible pressure from the thin-skinned officials in Russia.

The social media platform suspended five accounts that parodied Russian officials, including the popular @DarthPutinKGB, who regularly mocked Russian President Vladimir Putin. They have reinstated a few, but the Putin...

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Portuguese Officials Searching For Other NATO Moles

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/26/2016 at 4:00pm
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Portuguese intelligence officers have decided to search for other moles after they discovered one of their own passed NATO secrets to Russia.

Italian police arrested Frederico Carvalhão, a senior officer in Portugal’s SIS intelligence service, along with an alleged Russian SVR intelligence agent. However, SIS believe others helped Carvalhão extract confidential and...

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Russia Pardons Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/25/2016 at 4:30pm
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The Kremlin has officially pardoned Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko after two years of imprisonment and a farce trial in exchange for two Russia Special Forces servicemen.

The Ukrainian and Russian governments did not offer any details about...

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Department of Justice Investigating Russian Doping Claims

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:25pm 5/17/2016 at 8:25pm
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The Department of Justice has decided to investigate the massive Russia doping scandal. U.S. courts ruled that prosecutors may charge foreigners abroad if they have connections to the U.S.

The New York Times reported that the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York. The officials have targeted “Russian government...

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Russia Angry Over Ukraine’s Eurovision Win

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/15/2016 at 2:30pm
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A few Russian officials have demanded a Ukraine boycott after singer Jamala won Eurovision with her song “1944,” which is about the USSR deportation of the Crimean Tatars.

Well, maybe if Russia did not invade east Ukraine or annex Crimea, people would not hate them so much.

Jamala, a Crimean Tatar, drew inspiration ...

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U.S., Poland Officially Break Ground On New Missile Defense Site

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/14/2016 at 6:00pm
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The United States and Poland have broken ground on the site of the new defense missile site, which will probably anger Mother Russia. But what else is new?

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tried to assure by reminding them the site will only protect NATO members:

“Today we stand at a strategic inflection...

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