Iran, Russia Partnering to Launch Cyber Attacks

Former Intel Committee Head: Iran now a ‘world class’ cyber threat
Hassan Rouhani

Iran has emerged as a leading cyber threat and has already hacked into the U.S. defense establishment and financial institutions, likely with the help of the Russians, according to a former chairman of the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Lawmakers Concerned About Legitimacy of Zimbabwe Election

Question U.S. funding for group that observed election
Robert Mugabe / AP

Lawmakers on Thursday urged U.S. officials to maintain stringent pressure on the regime of longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and questioned U.S. funding of a regional association that declared the country’s recent election results credible despite widespread allegations of voting irregularities.

Congressman Ed Royce Slams Iran Lobby

NIAC intern pushes pro-Tehran propaganda at presser, congressman says
Rep. Ed Royce / AP

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee chastised a self-described representative of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) on Capitol Hill Tuesday for disseminating Iranian “propaganda.”

House Foreign Affairs Chair: Enough Is Enough on Hagel

Royce (AP)

House Committee on Foreign Affairs chair Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.) said Tuesday “it is impossible” for him to see how defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel is the “right pick” for that post. “The long list of policy concerns that have arisen makes it impossible for me to see how Sen. Hagel is the right …