House Committee Questions Microsoft President Over Security ‘Shortfalls’ After China-Linked Hack

The company’s president testified to a Homeland Security panel that security is now its ‘top priority.’ Lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee questioned Microsoft President Brad Smith on June 13 over security “shortfalls” that allowed China-linked hackers to breach the software company’s systems last year. The incident, which Microsoft attributed to the China-based hacking … Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Biden Admin’s Title IX Transgender Rules in 4 States

Republican Louisiana AG Liz Murrill issued a statement calling the ruling a ‘victory for women.’ A federal judge on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s transgender student protections in four states, halting enforcement of a new rule under the revamped Title IX framework that barred federally funded schools and colleges from discriminating on the basis of … Read more

Judge Rules Against Michigan’s Absentee Ballot Signature Presumption Rule

Republicans challenged a state rule that asked election officials to presume signatures on absentee ballots are valid. A Michigan court ruled against the state’s top election officials’ recommendations for assessing the validity of absentee ballots in what Republicans are calling a victory for election integrity. On June 12, Judge Christopher Yates ruled that Michigan Secretary … Read more

Amid Multiple Challenges, RFK Jr. Campaign Chips Away at Ballot Access

The Kennedy campaign has submitted enough signatures to gain ballot access in 21 states totaling 292 Electoral College votes, the campaign reported. Facing continued challenges from Democrats intent on derailing his campaign and an approaching deadline to qualify for CNN’s presidential debate, independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced on June 13 that he has … Read more

Witnesses Debate Federal Campaign Law Implications of Trump’s Conviction in House Hearing

Sharply divergent views of federal election campaign law and the legitimacy of former President Trump’s May 30 conviction emerge at a hearing on Capitol Hill Witnesses called to testify before a GOP-led House committee on June 13 offered starkly divergent views of the validity of using federal campaign law in the New York prosecution of … Read more

AOC Decried Growing Anti-Semitism on the Left. Days Earlier, She Requested $1.5 Million Earmark for Legal Group Accused of Hostility to Jews

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) denounced the rise of anti-Semitism in the progressive movement at an event with liberal Jewish leaders on Monday. Weeks earlier, the “Squad” member requested $1.5 million in taxpayer funds for a New York City law group accused of hostility towards Jews and Israel. Ocasio-Cortez requested an earmark on May 17 … Read more