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Sep 18 2021
President Joe Biden is on vacation again this weekend as the crises his administration has created consume a troubled country which he apparently needs a few days to forget about while at the beach.
NBC News chief White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell shared images on Twitter Friday of Biden landing in Delaware to bask in the sun before the lunch plates had even been washed on theIndependent Journal Review
Mar 26 2021
Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, alleging that the network purposefully aired false claims about the the company’s role in the 2020 presidential election in order to boost ratings.
In the suit, filed in a Delaware court, Dominion argued that the Fox and several of its on-air personalities elevated conspiracy theories about theWashington Post
Mar 25 2021
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to the lowest number since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Labor Department.
Data released Thursday showed 684,000 Americans filed first-time jobless claims in the week ended March 20. Analysts surveyed by Refintiv were expecting 730,000 filings. The prior week’s reading was revised up by 11,Fox News (Online News)
Jul 07 2020
FBI failed to follow Justice Department’s news media guidelines when agents questioned San Francisco freelancer
FBI agents did not follow Justice Department guidelines intended to protect journalists and their sources when they questioned Bryan Carmody during last year’s high-profile police raid of the freelance journalist’s San Francisco home, according to a recent Reporters Committee legal filing in a public records lawsuit against the Justice Department.
The FBI and the Justice Department’sThe Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Oct 21 2019
You may know him as Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee with a fastidious approach to blowing out birthday candles, but according to news media reports, the mild-mannered Mormon also has an alter-ego who likes to live (slightly more) dangerously on social media.
Mitt Romney, you see, is also the mysterious Twitter user Pierre Delecto. And Pierre DelectoUSA TODAY
Nov 19 2020
The number of applications for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, indicating continued challenges for the U.S. economic recovery as coronavirus infections increased around the country.
Initial claims for jobless benefits, a proxy for layoffs, rose to a seasonally adjusted 742,000 last week, up from the 711,000 filed a week earlier. That level is more than three times higherWall Street Journal (News)
Oct 05 2021
Facebook issued a statement late Monday explaining what caused the outage across its platforms lasted nearly six hours.
“Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication,” the statement said. “This disruption to network traffic had a cascadingTownhall
Dec 15 2020
A coalition of local and national media companies is opposing a request by prosecutors in the George Floyd case to limit trial access to closed-circuit TV viewable only in the courthouse.
The coalition's memorandum filed Monday asks Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill to proceed with his plan to livestream the proceedings outside of the courthouse in order to provide courtroomStar Tribune
Jan 07 2022
Conservative groups on Thursday teed up arguments for the Supreme Court to strike down President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private companies and pointed to polling that shows narrow support for a Republican effort to eliminate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s requirement for large employers.
On Friday, the justices will hear from plaintiffs who say OSHAWashington Times
Jan 17 2022
In a video series originally published in 2017, NPR explains the filibuster – a 60-vote threshold for most legislation in the Senate. We're bringing this explainer back now that Senate Democrats and President Biden are talking about changing the rule in an effort to pass a set of voting rights bills.
The filibuster hasn't been immune to change — though doing so is exceptionallyNPR (Online News)