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    Trump to get briefing on classified report on Russia, election hacking
    Jan06

    Trump to get briefing on classified report on Russia, election hacking

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top intelligence officials are making their most detailed and persuasive case yet to President-elect Donald Trump that Russia interfered in this year’s U.S. political process. The officials — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey — are...

    Biden: Trump’s belittling of U.S. intelligence agencies is ‘dangerous,’ ‘mindless’
    Jan06

    Biden: Trump’s belittling of U.S. intelligence agencies is ‘dangerous,’ ‘mindless’

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Mr. Vice President, thank you for talking with us. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I’m delighted to be here with you, Judy. I really am. JUDY WOODRUFF: Let me start with health care, the Affordable Care Act. The Republicans say they plan to repeal it this month and then figuring Democrats are going to help them come up with a...

    Classified report on Russia, election hacking going to Trump
    Jan06

    Classified report on Russia, election hacking going to Trump

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top intelligence officials are making their most detailed and persuasive case yet to President-elect Donald Trump that Russia interfered in this year’s U.S. political process. The officials — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey — are...

    UCCA welcomes two organizations into its ranks
    Jan06

    UCCA welcomes two organizations into its ranks

    NEW YORK – The Executive Board of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Ukrainians in America, announced on December 10 that the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA), two longstanding organizations with a combined century plus of...

    Newly elected UCCA Executive Board  holds first meeting, sets plans for 2017
    Jan06

    Newly elected UCCA Executive Board holds first meeting, sets plans for 2017

    NEW YORK – On Saturday, December 10, at its first meeting following the XXII Congress of Ukrainians in America, the newly elected Executive Board of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America discussed various projects for the upcoming year and approved an ambitious plan for 2017. Andriy Futey, newly elected president of the UCCA, presided over...

    Sviatoslav Karavansky,  prominent Soviet-era political prisoner, dies
    Jan06

    Sviatoslav Karavansky, prominent Soviet-era political prisoner, dies

    PHILADELPHIA – Sviatoslav Karavansky, a prominent Ukrainian anti-Soviet dissident, twice imprisoned in Soviet concentration camps for a total of 31 years, died at the age of 95 on December 17 at a hospital in Baltimore. He had been living in the U.S. since 1980, soon after being released with his wife, Dr. Nina Strokata, likewise […] …read...

    Intelligence Leaders Confirm Russian Influence Op to Undermine Election
    Jan06

    Intelligence Leaders Confirm Russian Influence Op to Undermine Election

    Russian intelligence agencies sought to influence the 2016 presidential election through coordinated cyber and propaganda activities, three U.S. intelligence leaders told a Senate hearing Thursday. Additionally, Senate testimony revealed that the National Security Agency, the government’s key cyber intelligence and technical spying service,...

    Recalling Syria ‘red line,’ Kerry says US didn’t back down
    Jan06

    Recalling Syria ‘red line,’ Kerry says US didn’t back down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Touting his four years as secretary of state, John Kerry on Thursday attempted to explain one of the most contentious moments in American diplomacy during his tenure: President Barack Obama’s failure to enforce his “red line” warning to Syria about using chemical weapons. In a news conference meant to promote his...

    Russian Reactions To Hacking Accusations And Sanctions Follow A Traditional Pattern: Deny Then Distort
    Jan06

    Russian Reactions To Hacking Accusations And Sanctions Follow A Traditional Pattern: Deny Then Distort

    MOSCOW ― To close out 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama authorized several actions in response to the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the recent American presidential election, including expelling Russian diplomats and closing Russian government–owned compounds. These steps,...

    Kredo Discusses Efforts by Congress to Halt Funding to U.N.
    Jan06

    Kredo Discusses Efforts by Congress to Halt Funding to U.N.

    Washington Free Beacon senior writer Adam Kredo appeared Wednesday night on the One America News Network program “Tipping Point” to discuss efforts by Congress to cut funding to the United Nations after the international body passed an anti-Israel resolution last month. The Obama administration abstained from voting on a U.N. resolution that...