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California Dem Wants Students to Learn Russians Elected Trump

A Democratic state assemblyman from California has announced a bill that would require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum that will “ensure that all California students will learn about how the Russian government conspired to influence the United States Presidential Election to elect Donald Trump.”

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Six Things to Know About DHS’ ‘Not a Takeover’ of Elections

The Department of Homeland Security could not have picked a better succeeding week to perform a Friday news dump announcing its decision to designate state election systems as “critical infrastructure” like previously done for the nation’s transport, electrical, financial, and water systems. Though this largely predictable move has sparked concerns among state election officials and watchdogs with respect to federal over-reach, equal uneasiness has been expressed about the incredibly vague nature DHS has chosen to describe how it will intervene in Constitutionally-prescribed state matters.

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Hack Impacts 23K in Texas School District

The personal information of thousands may have been compromised by a security breach in San Antonio’s largest school district, only it happened in August and the affected students and staffers are first learning about it now.

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Paul Ryan: Julian Assange Sucking Up to Russia

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan describes Wikileaks editor Julian Assange as a “sycophant” to the Russian government, following the unsubstantiated claims that leaked emails published by Wikileaks came from Russia.

TOPSHOT - Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his US counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou on September 5, 2016. / AFP / SPUTNIK / ALEXEI DRUZHININ        (Photo credit should read ALEXEI DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

Zumwalt: Obama’s Russian Hacking Shell Game

It is interesting that President Barack Obama, who during eight years in office has, historically, been slow to act on international challenges, has moved quickly to impose sanctions upon Russia for alleged interference with the 2016 election. He moves well before a detailed investigation into the issue can be concluded.

US President Barack Obama holds a year-end press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016.
Obama on Friday warned his successor Donald Trump against antagonizing China by reaching out to Taiwan, saying he could risk a "very significant" response if he upends decades of diplomatic tradition. / AFP / ZACH GIBSON        (Photo credit should read ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Sanctions Russia over Unproven Hacking Claims

President Obama issued an executive order on Thursday sanctioning Russian intelligence officials, individuals, and organizations based on as-yet unproven accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking the emails of Democratic Party officials.

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Jason Miller Dismisses Question on Russian Hacking: ‘Most People Are Getting Tired of That’

“I would say that at a certain point, the effort to try to delegitimize President-elect Trump’s win I think, probably most people are getting tired of that [and] probably realize that what President-elect Trump is focused on now is moving the country forward and bringing us together and… actually making good deals that work for American citizens and getting the economy going,” Donald Trump’s spokesman says.

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Frank Gaffney: Clinton, Obama Have Given Us ‘Much More Dangerous Kremlin and Putin’

“I think that the Russians have taken the measure of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, over the past eight years,” Center for Security President Frank Gaffney told Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM. “Vladimir Putin is unquestionably ratcheting up his behavior, his aggression, his rhetoric, his threats – including of nuclear war against our allies, and periodically against us,” Gaffney warned.