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This photo taken June 17, 2014 shows pages of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 shown in the basement of the National Archives in Washington. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

National Archives hacked? Investigators kick into high gear

By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

Investigators are trying to determine if the National Archives was the target of a hack attack after a video by a known cyberattack group purporting to do just that made the YouTube rounds. Published February 26, 2015

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Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper (Associated Press)

James Clapper, intel chief: Cyber ranks highest on worldwide threats to U.S.

- The Washington Times

President Obama's top intelligence official pointed to a range of threats facing America Thursday, from the surge by Sunni Muslim extremist groups in the Middle East, to the pursuit of nuclear weapons by Iran and North Korea, to the push by Russian and Chinese operatives to penetrate Washington's clandestine national security community.

Tea Party members gather in St Louis, Mo., Sept. 12, 2010. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

DHS report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat

- The Washington Times

A new Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment circulated this month focuses on the threat of right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups in the U.S. Some law enforcement groups say the threat is equal to, and occasionally greater than, the threat from Islamic extremist groups.

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James Clapper          T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times

Throwing Clapper under the bus

When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence.

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