The Campaign Trail

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Chris Britt)

In other news, a federal judge has struck down the Trump regime's new rules for food stamps that would have prohibited states from waiving work requirements and possibly cutting 700,000 people from the rolls.

Meanwhile, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's done talking to the White House about stimulus after tomorrow. There's been zero progress with Senate Republicans who oppose any new stimulus.

Finally, six Russian military intelligence officers have been charged for hacking campaigns targeting a wide range of things.

The indictment accuses the defendants, all said to be officers in the Russian military agency known as the GRU, in hacks that prosecutors say were aimed at furthering the Kremlin’s geopolitical interests and as retribution against its perceived enemies.

They include attacks against Ukraine’s power grid; a hack-and-leak operation directed at the political party of French President Emmanuel Macron in the days leading up to the 2017 election; efforts to punish Olympics organizers who had banned Russian athletes for doping, and to impede an investigation into the suspected nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

The 50-page indictment, filed in federal court in Pittsburgh, also accuses the hackers of destroying malicious software in 2017 that crippled computers around the globe, including at a Pennsylvania hospital and a pharmaceutical company.