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News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants

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News Media Alliance Seeks Anti-Trust Exemption to Battle Tech Giants
2019-06-14 14:49:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House panel began its inquiry into the largely unchecked power of the nation's largest technology and social media firms Tuesday by focusing on the role the companies have played in reducing the news media to a mere... Read More

‘Poisonous Thorns’: The Times Abraham Lincoln Got Mad — Like, Really Mad — at the Chicago Tribune
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‘Poisonous Thorns’: The Times Abraham Lincoln Got Mad — Like, Really Mad — at the Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Abraham Lincoln was mad. Really mad. “How, in God’s name, do you let such paragraphs into the Tribune?” he furiously scribbled in Springfield on June 27, 1858, firing off a gruff note to Charles H. Ray, the editor-in-chief... Read More

Woodward Says Pentagon Gripped By 'High Anxiety' Over Trump
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Woodward Says Pentagon Gripped By 'High Anxiety' Over Trump
2019-05-31 20:26:34
by Dan McCue

Legendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward says there's a sense at the Pentagon that the military is the last institution in America that is working, and a real concern among members of the Joint Chiefs about what President Donald Trump... Read More

DC Radio Station Must Register As Russian Agent, Judge Rules
Media
DC Radio Station Must Register As Russian Agent, Judge Rules
2019-05-21 21:46:30
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A Washington, D.C. radio station must register as a foreign agent because of its persistent broadcasts of Russian news and information that critics describe as propaganda, a federal judge ruled last week. This week, the Justice Department hailed... Read More

Lawyers for Media Outlets Press Judge for Access to Weinstein Hearing
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Lawyers for Media Outlets Press Judge for Access to Weinstein Hearing

NEW YORK — Lawyers for more than a dozen other media outlets, including the New York Daily News, will ask a Manhattan judge to keep open a court proceeding against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Prosecutors and Weinstein’s lawyers contend... Read More

Study Says Corporations Should Engage In Issues, But Must Explain Positions
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Study Says Corporations Should Engage In Issues, But Must Explain Positions
2019-04-19 13:33:29
by Dan McCue

A study from Global Strategy Group finds most Americans, regardless of their political leaning, believe corporations should weigh in on political and social issues, despite the fact some of their actions might inspire a temporary backlash. The key, explained Julie... Read More

Miami to Host First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
Elections
Miami to Host First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
2019-03-28 18:10:31
by Dan McCue

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that Miami, Florida with be the host city for the first Democratic presidential primary debate. The debate, which is being broadcast by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo on back-to-back nights, is being held on June... Read More

Trove of Just-Released Documents Show Feds Eyed Cohen Long Before Raid
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Trove of Just-Released Documents Show Feds Eyed Cohen Long Before Raid
2019-03-19 23:50:50
by Dan McCue

Federal authorities began investigating President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, just months after the president took office, made available to the media by court order on Tuesday. The release of the trove of redacted documents was a victory for... Read More

DNC Rejects Fox News as Partner in 2020 Primary Debates
Media
DNC Rejects Fox News as Partner in 2020 Primary Debates
2019-03-06 21:20:29
by Dan McCue

The Democratic National Committee said Wednesday that it will not partner with Fox News for the upcoming presidential primary debates, citing a story in this week's New Yorker on the close ties between the channel and President Donald Trump. The... Read More

Alan Dershowitz Suggests Curbing Press Access to Hearing on Jeffrey Epstein Sex Abuse
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Alan Dershowitz Suggests Curbing Press Access to Hearing on Jeffrey Epstein Sex Abuse

MIAMI — A court hearing on whether to unseal sensitive documents involving the alleged sex trafficking of underage girls by Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein — and the possible involvement of his influential friends — will play out in a... Read More

Myanmar Judge Rejects the Appeal of Two Jailed Reuters Reporters
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Myanmar Judge Rejects the Appeal of Two Jailed Reuters Reporters

A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeals of two jailed Reuters reporters facing seven-year prison terms for violating a state-secrets law in a decision that cast doubt on the country’s commitment to democracy and... Read More

As City Burns Around It, A Newspaper Staff Rises to Cover Unspeakable Tragedy
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As City Burns Around It, A Newspaper Staff Rises to Cover Unspeakable Tragedy

It’s an iconic if horrifying shot of the Camp fire pulverizing Paradise — a large ball of grayish-black smoke with fire radiating on the right, taken less than two hours after the Northern California inferno started a week ago. Read More

ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
In The News
ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
2018-10-19 17:44:18
by TWN Staff

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letter ... Read More

Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat
Economy
Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat

October 19, 2018 By Mark Z. Barabak   [caption id="attachment_2232" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Charts on economic outlook under President Trump. Los Angeles Times 2018[/caption]   RENO, Nev. — When the Great Recession hit, it walloped Nevada like no other state, claiming... Read More

Federal Authorities Launch Probe Into Pa. Catholic Dioceses
In The News
Federal Authorities Launch Probe Into Pa. Catholic Dioceses

U.S. prosecutors have subpoenaed every Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania for a trove of records, opening a potentially unprecedented inquiry into whether decades of clergy sex abuse and the ensuing cover-up constituted any federal crimes. Read More

A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice
Opinions
A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice
2018-09-11 01:07:03
by Leonard Pitts

Colin Kaepernick is staring at you. It's a black-and-white image, a portrait taken from a distance that feels painfully close, even intimate. Read More

Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
Opinions
Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
2018-09-11 01:01:18
by Leonard Pitts

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is a sieve, embarrassing accounts of bungled phone calls with foreign leaders and cheeseburger-fueled rants with cronies regularly showing up in... Read More

The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church
Opinions
The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church
2018-08-29 00:51:54
by John Kass

As Roman Catholic bishops tear at each other, as Pope Francis refuses comment even while standing accused of covering up sexual abuse, I thought of a Bible story. Read More

Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
Opinions
Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
2018-08-28 00:55:04
by Rachel Marsden

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
Opinions
Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
2018-08-27 00:57:50
by Robert B. Reich

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election -- in which case impeachment isn't an adequate remedy. Read More

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