In other news, Obamacare premiums are expected to increase by nearly 20 percent this year because of changes Trump and congressional Republicans have made to the law.
Meanwhile, intelligence officials say the cyber attack on the Winter Olympics was a Russian operation intended to implicate North Korea.
They did so while trying to make it appear as though the intrusion was conducted by North Korea, what is known as a “false-flag” operation, said two U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter. [...]
Analysts surmise the disruption was retaliation against the International Olympic Committee for banning the Russian team from the Winter Games due to doping violations. No officials from Russia’s Olympic federation were allowed to attend, and while some athletes were permitted to compete under the designation “Olympic Athletes from Russia,” they were unable to display the Russian flag on their uniforms and, if they won medals, their country’s anthem was not played.
Finally, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled this morning that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits anti-gay discrimination in the workplace. This case could have big implications for other cases because the court ruled that Title VII's ban on discrimination based on "sex" naturally applies to orientation. Other courts have ruled it also applies to gender identity.
The Jeff Sessions Justice Department has taken the opposite position in every case.