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Hillary Clinton says Biden’s age is ‘legitimate issue,’ but he should ‘lean in’ to experience

Hillary Clinton says Biden’s age is ‘legitimate issue,’ but he should ‘lean in’ to experience

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that while she thinks President Biden’s age, which is a growing topic of concern among voters, is a “legitimate issue,” she advised him to “lean in” to his years of experience. “I talked to people in the White House all the time, and you know, they know it’s an issue, but as I like to say, look, it’s a legitimate issue,” Clinton told MSNBC’s Alex Wagner in a sit-down interview earlier this week. “It’s a legitimate issue for [former President] Trump who’s only three years younger. So, it’s an issue.” The former first lady continued, saying it could be difficult for both Biden and Trump to connect with certain voters, because of their age. Instead, she said the president should focus more on the wisdom he’s gained over the years. “I think Biden also should lean into the fact that he’s experienced and that experience is not just in the political arena. It’s like, the stuff of, you know, human experience,” she said. “I think he should be …

Ex-federal judge says Supreme Court has no ‘legitimate off ramps’ to avoid Trump decision

Ex-federal judge says Supreme Court has no ‘legitimate off ramps’ to avoid Trump decision

Retired federal Judge J. Michael Luttig said Thursday the Supreme Court has no “legitimate off ramps” to avoid a decision on whether former President Trump should be kicked off the 2024 presidential ballot, as the court begins oral arguments on the issue. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled in December that Trump is disqualified from the election because his conduct surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot qualifies as inciting insurrection, in violation of the 14th Amendment. Trump appealed the ruling to the high court. Luttig, a conservative who served on the Fourth Circuit of Appeals for 25 years, predicted that the Supreme Court is likely looking for any way to avoid a substantive ruling on the Trump disqualification case, but that there really isn’t one there. “The Supreme Court finds itself in a very precarious position today,” Luttig said in an MSNBC interview. “Undoubtedly, it doesn’t want to decide this case, and it will be looking for all legitimate off ramps to decide that the former president is disqualified. But there are no legitimate off …

Israel’s action in Gaza ‘way beyond legitimate response’ to Hamas attack

Israel’s action in Gaza ‘way beyond legitimate response’ to Hamas attack

Scotland’s First Minister has urged the UK Government to make clear to Israel its actions in Gaza have gone ‘way beyond a legitimate response’ to the October 7 attack by Hamas. In a statement on Friday, Humza Yousaf called for UK ministers to use their influence as a key Israeli ally to push for an end to hostilities. The call came as the UN claimed 1.9 million people in Gaza have been displaced as a result of the Israeli action. Mr Yousaf also said UK ministers should make clear Israeli officials – including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – must be held accountable for the deaths of civilians if the country does not “immediately cease indiscriminate attacks” in Gaza. The First Minister condemned comments by Israeli finance minister Bezalel Smotrich, who said the country should “encourage migration” of Palestinians from Gaza, drawing international condemnation, including from the US. Mr Yousaf said: “The time has come for the UK Government to speak out forcefully and make it clear that Israeli action has gone way beyond a legitimate …

More than a third of US adults say Biden’s 2020 victory was not legitimate | Donald Trump

More than a third of US adults believe Joe Biden was not legitimately elected president in 2020, according to a new poll. According to the Washington Post and the University of Maryland, 62% of American adults say they believe Biden’s win was legitimate – down from 69% in the same poll in December 2021. Thirty-six per cent say they do not accept Biden’s win. This week brings the third anniversary of the deadly January 6 attack on Congress, which Donald Trump incited in his attempt to overturn his conclusive defeat by Biden the year before. Nine deaths have been linked to the attack, including law enforcement suicides. More than a thousand people have been charged and hundreds convicted in relation to the riot, some with seditious conspiracy. Trump was impeached for inciting an insurrection but acquitted when enough Senate Republicans stayed loyal. Colorado and Maine have moved to bar Trump from the ballot under section three of the 14th amendment to the US constitution, a post-civil war measure meant to prevent insurrectionists running for state …

Through its immigration policies, the UK government decides whose families are ‘legitimate’

Through its immigration policies, the UK government decides whose families are ‘legitimate’

Amid another panic over high net migration to the UK, the government and new home secretary James Cleverly have proposed several changes to visa rules. The proposals apply to economic migrants, rather than other kinds of migrants such as asylum seekers, and have particular consequences for families. Under the proposals, people on health and care visas will no longer be allowed to bring family members with them to the UK. And British citizens and those with settled status will need to earn at least £38,700 in order for their non-British family members to live with them in the UK. This minimum income requirement is double the previous threshold, which has already had devastating effects on thousands of families. Following the announcement of these proposals, Stephen Flynn, the leader of the SNP in Westminster, asked the prime minister: “Why does he think that it is acceptable to ask people to come to these shores to care for our family members whilst we show complete disregard for theirs?” Flynn’s question gets to the heart of this issue. …

Russia-Ukraine war live: Zelenskiy says Crimea bridge a legitimate target | Ukraine

Zelenskiy says Crimea bridge a legitimate target Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said the bridge linking the Crimea peninsula to Russia “brings war not peace” and is therefore a military target. Explosions on the road bridge on Monday killed two civilians and put part of it out of service, after it only recently returned to full operation following damage in a similar attack in October. Reuters reports that the Ukrainian president said the road and rail bridge was “not just a logistical road”. Zelenskiy told the Aspen security conference in the US via videolink: This is the route used to feed the war with ammunition and this is being done on a daily basis. And it militarises the Crimean peninsula. For us, this is understandably an enemy facility built outside international laws and all applicable norms. So, understandably, this is a target for us. And a target that is bringing war, not peace, has to be neutralised. Ukraine welcomed Monday’s attack on the bridge – built by Russia and brought into service in 2018 – but officials …

US federal agencies hacked using legitimate remote desktop tools

US federal agencies hacked using legitimate remote desktop tools

The U.S. government’s cybersecurity agency has warned that criminal financially motivated hackers compromised federal agencies using legitimate remote desktop software. CISA said in a joint advisory with the National Security Agency on Wednesday that it had identified a “widespread cyber campaign involving the malicious use of legitimate remote monitoring and management (RMM) software” that had targeted multiple federal civilian executive branch agencies — known as FCEBs — a list that includes Homeland Security, the Treasury, and the Justice Department. CISA said it first identified suspected malicious activity on two FCEB systems in October while conducting a retrospective analysis using Einstein, a government-operated intrusion detection system used for protecting federal civilian agency networks. Further analysis led to the conclusion that many other government networks were also affected. CISA linked this activity to a financially motivated phishing campaign first uncovered by threat intelligence firm Silent Push. But CISA did not name the affected FCEB agencies — and did not respond to TechCrunch’s questions. The unnamed attackers behind this campaign began sending help desk-themed phishing emails to federal …