Estonia takes EU′s helm with focus on digitalization, cyberdefense | Europe | DW | 29.06.2017

Young talent like him rebuilt Estonia into one of the world’s most connected – and firmly pro-European – societies. It’s home to both Skype and a cyber army. Now, as the country prepares for six months as the head of the rotating EU Council Presidency, which starts Friday, Jaarats said he feels his country has what it takes to inject a bit of this optimism into a battered European Union.

Source: Estonia takes EU′s helm with focus on digitalization, cyberdefense | Europe | DW | 29.06.2017

White House correspondent Brian Karem defends criticism of Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

She went on to criticise the media for using unnamed sources, when Karem interrupted her.”Come on, you’re inflaming everybody right here, right now, with those words. This administration has done that as well,” he said.”Why in the name of heaven — any one of us are replaceable, and any one of us, if we don’t get it right, the audience has the opportunity to turn the channel or not read us.”You have been elected to serve for four years at least. There is no option other than that.”We’re here to ask you questions. You’re here to provide the answers.”And what you just did is inflammatory to people all over the country who look at it and say, ‘See, once again, the President is right and everybody else out here is fake media.’ And everybody out here is only trying to do their job.”

Source: White House correspondent Brian Karem defends criticism of Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The NRA Has Declared War on America | Dame Magazine

“The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.”We. Our.Our country. Our freedom.Now we see what Ms. Loesch has been building to all along. A “they” that is outside the bounds of the law, of even citizenship, of any protections whatsoever, of liberty—of even life.That’s the NRA. And we, the “they,” wants us to be afraid. This is a declaration of war. A civil war.Resist.

Source: The NRA Has Declared War on America | Dame Magazine

Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban – The New York Times – trying to reach daily quota for “dumb” early in the day!

Stepsiblings and half-siblings are allowed, but not nieces or nephews. Sons- and daughters-in-law are in, but brothers- and sisters-in-law are not. Parents, including in-laws, are considered “close family,” but grandparents are not.

Trump Campaign Chief’s Firm Got $17 Million From Pro-Russia Party – The New York Times

The filing serves as a retroactive admission that Mr. Manafort performed work in the United States on behalf of a foreign power — Ukraine’s Party of Regions — without disclosing it at the time, as required by law. The Party of Regions is the political base of former President Viktor F. Yanukovych, who fled to Russia during a popular uprising in 2014.