Category Archives: CNN – Politics

‘Lock it down and piss people off’: How quick thinking stopped a ransomware attack from crippling a Florida hospital
Courtesy Jackson Hospital

‘Lock it down and piss people off’: How quick thinking stopped a ransomware attack from crippling a Florida hospital

It was approaching midnight on Sunday and the head of IT at a Florida hospital had a problem. The emergency room of Jackson Hospital, a 100-bed facility on Florida’s panhandle, called to report that it couldn’t connect to the charting system that doctors use to look up patients’ medical histories. Jamie Hussey, Jackson Hospital’s IT…MORE

Pence family’s bunny Marlon Bundo dies
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Pence family’s bunny Marlon Bundo dies

Marlon Bundo, the beloved pet rabbit of the Pence family, has died, former second daughter, Charlotte Pence announced Saturday. “He taught me how to always try to be kind first and never stop making an effort to get along. We had some wild times together, and I’m forever grateful. Rest in sweet peace, little bunny,”…MORE

Katie Hobbs faces renewed questions about years-old employee termination case as she runs for Arizona governor
Ross D. Franklin/AP

Katie Hobbs faces renewed questions about years-old employee termination case as she runs for Arizona governor

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs — best known nationally for taking a stand against former President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud — entered this year’s governor’s race as the prohibitive favorite among Democrats. But her involvement in an employee termination seven years ago threatens to weaken her candidacy in a purple state Democrats…MORE

Glenn Youngkin inaugurated as Virginia governor
Carlos Bernate/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Glenn Youngkin inaugurated as Virginia governor

Glenn Youngkin, a former private equity co-CEO who has never served in elected office before, was sworn in as the 74th Governor of Virginia Saturday afternoon; the first Republican to do so in the Commonwealth since 2010. “In this last election, we heard from more voters than ever before, 25% more, nearly 3.3 million Virginians…MORE

Pennsylvania is a prime pickup opportunity for Senate Democrats, adding pressure to the Senate primary fight
Getty

Pennsylvania is a prime pickup opportunity for Senate Democrats, adding pressure to the Senate primary fight

If Democrats are going to preserve their Senate majority after the 2022 midterm elections, the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey represents a crucial offensive opportunity for a party desperate for a sliver of hope. That reality has intensified the pressure on the state’s Democratic primary, with a range of lawmakers, operatives and…MORE

Pence says federal election bills ‘offend the Founders’ intention that states conduct elections’
Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Pence says federal election bills ‘offend the Founders’ intention that states conduct elections’

Former Vice President Mike Pence contrasted Democrats’ push for election legislation with his own actions at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in an op-ed published in The Washington Post on Friday. Pence, in the piece headlined “Jan. 6 was a power grab. So is busting the filibuster to nationalize elections,” writes, “On Jan.…MORE

Oath Keepers leader spewed anti-government hate for more than a decade. Alex Jones gave him the audience
Getty Images

Oath Keepers leader spewed anti-government hate for more than a decade. Alex Jones gave him the audience

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes has spewed violent rhetoric and whipped up unsubstantiated fears about secret government plots and imminent civil war for more than a decade with the help of another purveyor of extremism: conspiracy monger and internet powerhouse Alex Jones. Jones, who has built a staggering online following around his Infowars empire, has…MORE

US officials believe Russia arrested hacker responsible for Colonial Pipeline attack
Drew Angerer/Getty Images/FILE

US officials believe Russia arrested hacker responsible for Colonial Pipeline attack

The US believes that Russia’s domestic intelligence agency has arrested the hacker responsible for the May ransomware attack that forced a major US fuel pipeline to shut down for days, a senior Biden administration official told reporters Friday. It appears to mark a rare instance of US-Russian cooperation against a major cybercrime group, following direct…MORE

New voting law leading to high rejection of mail-in ballot applications in Texas
Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images

New voting law leading to high rejection of mail-in ballot applications in Texas

Hundreds of mail-in ballot applications are being rejected in some of Texas’s largest counties because of the new voting law passed by the Republican-led state legislature last year, according to multiple election officials. Election officials in Harris County, Travis County and Bexar County say they are rejecting a high volume of mail-in ballot applications for…MORE

There is no custom code to display.