Chinese hackers are after the personal data of every US federal worker, according to the New York Times:
Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.
The hackers gained access to some of the databases of the Office of Personnel Management before the federal authorities detected the threat and blocked them from the network, according to the officials. It is not yet clear how far the hackers penetrated the agency’s systems, in which applicants for security clearances list their foreign contacts, previous jobs and personal information like past drug use.
One senior American official said that the attack was traced to China, though it was not clear if the hackers were part of the government.
But that’s the way to bet.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry met with President Obama to discuss the border crisis yesterday. The meeting didn’t go too well. Perry was on Hannity last night and demonstrated that he knows his way around border security.
Perry isn’t the president. As governor, there is only so much that he can do to secure the border. He’s doing what he can. The border is a federal responsibility.
Instead of helping, Obama is launching extortionate attacks and joking that he’s the only person in Washington who is doing any work. While he attends fundraisers, give speeches, drinks beer and plays pool.
Peggy Noonan wonders just how cold Obama has to be to use thousands of stranded children as political props and pressure points.
Very cold, is the answer. Ice in his veins. A sociopath in the White House.
It’s clear now, has been for some time actually, that disasters mean nothing to Obama.
Our allies in Iraq and Israel are under siege, at war with terrorists. In Iraq, the terrorists have seized old chemical weapons and uranium, not weapons grade but maybe dirty weapons grade. In Israel, Hamas is launching hundreds of rockets at civilians.
Obama couldn’t bestir himself to stop playing pool for days. He finally phoned the Israeli PM yesterday, and offered to broker a cease-fire. He has offered no clear statement that Israel has the right and obligation to defend itself. Obama is doing and saying what he can to ensure that Israel can’t count on its former ally, and that it won’t get any clear backing internationally.
Back in Washington, a constitutional crisis is looming as the House fights both the White House and the Senate over Obama’s illegal law-writing, and the IRS weaponization of government.
Going by his words, actions and body language, these crises are exactly that Barack Obama wants.
The roof is on fire, and he’s standing around like an arsonist, watching the firefighters with a half smile, even acting like he’s lending a hand to help, while he sneaks the matchbox back in his pocket.