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Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media. “Consistent with our commitment to the rule of law,” Garland said in a statement, “we

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4 reasons no president should want to give a press conference

A president’s reputation is safer when he’s in the Oval Office rather than giving a press conference. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images  David E. Clementson, University of Georgia By mid-March 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden had not given a press conference since his inauguration – the longest that a new president has gone without holding

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Portland protests set up clash between journalists, police

The beam of a police officer’s flashlight swept across a group of 15 people standing on the sidewalk in downtown Portland, Oregon, recording and taking photos of the nightly protests that have roiled the city for three months. Most in the recent group wore helmets, reflective vests or shirts emblazoned with the word “PRESS” and

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