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Jun 14 2021
Attorney General Merrick Garland pledged Monday he would "move swiftly" to take action in response to an investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general into an effort by the department during the Trump administration to obtain communications data from members of Congress and congressional staff.
In a statement, Garland said there are "important questions that must beCBS News (Online)
Nov 03 2021
Throughout election night, as it became clear Republican Glenn Youngkin would win the Virginia governor’s race, numerous left-leaning media commentators insisted that critical race theory isn’t being taught in Virginia public schools.
Various media personalities—some professing to be on the news side, others on the opinion side—repeated the assertion both before and after the electionThe Daily Signal
Oct 17 2022
Perspectives BlogFrom the Center
Former basketball player and C-list celebrity Dennis Rodman once said that “the only bad press is an obituary”.
Long before Donald Trump began his first political campaign, he had adopted a similar strategy. As far back as 1987, when he published “The Art of the Deal”, Trump argued that it was preferable to receive controversial and even negative news coverage than toDan Schnur
May 20 2020
On the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, outgoing national security adviser Susan Rice sent herself an email that has since drawn intense scrutiny from Republicans.
Now the full text of the email has been declassified, and POLITICO reviewed it. It says that then-FBI Director James Comey worried about sharing classified information with the Trump team because of incomingPolitico
Nov 11 2021
Trump-Russia Steele dossier analyst Igor Danchenko pleads not guilty in FBI lie case prosecuted by John Durham
The analyst charged with lying to FBI agents about his work on a controversial Steele Dossier linking Russia to former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Wednesday during his arraignment in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
A judge also set a tentative trial date of April 18 for the analyst, 43-year-old Russian national Igor Danchenko, who remains free on a $150,000 bond.CNBC
Nov 15 2021
A reckoning is hitting news organizations for years-old coverage of the 2017 Steele dossier, after the document's primary source was charged with lying to the FBI.
Why it matters: It's one of the most egregious journalistic errors in modern history, and the media's response to its own mistakes has so far been tepid.
Outsized coverage of the unvetted document drove a media frenzyAxios
Apr 06 2022
On April 2, 2022, a fake quote was shared by the @Sassychickie account on Twitter that claimed U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said, “Gas prices are high due to gas prices not being low as before. To get back to lower prices we have to acknowledge gas is high which is the opposite of low.” The tweet came at a time when gas prices were hitting record-high numbers...
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Mar 25 2022
WASHINGTON—Republican senators indicated Thursday that they don’t plan to take steps to significantly delay or block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, who wrapped up her testimony a day earlier and is on track for a vote early next month.
Democrats also remained hopeful that they could pick up some GOP support for her confirmation, after increasinglyWall Street Journal (News)
Jan 13 2023
President Joe Biden hosted Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House on Friday. The two leaders reaffirmed the alliance between the United States and Japan and discussed economic collaboration and security issues.
For Context: Kishida’s visit comes a few months after Japan announced a substantial investment in its defense spending— the largest military build up sinceReuters New York Times (News) Washington Examiner
Nov 11 2021
Donald Trump, the former US president, has been scrambling this week to make a last-ditch legal bid to block the release on Friday of sensitive White House records related to the deadly 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol.
The National Archives, a federal agency that holds presidential files, is poised to give congressional investigators hundreds of pages and other material, suchThe Guardian