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Second Term Hell: Obama's Dante Days in Bush-Obama America

David Dent | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
David Dent

Every U.S. president should visit a Blackjack table in Atlantic City sometime in the first term. It should happen just as they are in the middle of those Dreams From Your Ego, which promise bright new hopes if they can only win that second term.

The AP 'Scandal': The Straight Scoop

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU, a strong proponent of press freedom and a staunch believer in both a robust First Amendment and a vibrant Fourth Amendment. But I also care about rational public discourse, and the furious condemnation of the Department of Justice in this situation is way over the top.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill In Response To AP Phone Records Seizure

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Four members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation on Thursday that would prevent agencies from obtaining phone records from American...

Rescuing Amanda: A Pretty White Girl in a Black Man's Arms

James Heffernan | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
James Heffernan

To feel the full force of Ramsey's statement, you have to know something about the history of race relations in this nation and in particular about the role that white woman have played -- or been made to play -- in the incrimination and lynching of black men.

AP Scoop That Prompted DOJ Probe Only Ran After CIA Signed Off

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that the leak that precipitated the Justice Department's secret probe of the Associated Press had "put th...

Is It Time for Holder to Go?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One of my biggest disappointments with President Obama's transition to his second term was the announcement that Holder would be staying on, instead of turning the Justice Department over to someone else. I don't personally dislike Holder (I've never met the man), but I do strongly question his priorities during his time as the nation's Attorney General.

Ryan J. Reilly

Holder Says Subpoenaing Hundreds Of Journalist Phone Records May Be Okay | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he may be comfortable with subpoenaing the phone recor...

Jason Linkins

Media Matters Not Sure The DoJ Did Anything Wrong | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

By now, you've probably heard that the Department of Justice is taking all manner of slings and arrows ever since it came to light that the agency wen...

Zach Carter

Obama Calls For Reporter Shield Law After Hampering Prior Efforts | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday morning to reintroduce legislation that would help reporters protec...

When the U.S. Administration Tramples on the First Amendment

Christophe Deloire | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media
Christophe Deloire

The magnitude of this violation of phone call confidentiality speaks volumes about a political readiness to ride roughshod over the right to data privacy and the right to protect one's sources, the cornerstone of journalistic work.

Up to Your Associated in Alligators

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Pentagon Papers Lawyer: Obama's Worse Than Nixon

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

On Tuesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney batted away the notion that the Obama administration is behaving like Richard Nixon's. "People who mak...

Holder Facing Tough Questions

Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

By PETE YOST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is facing what is likely to be aggressive questioning by the Republi...

Who's Got a Secret?

David Westin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media
David Westin

The Associated Press is outraged that the Justice Department has been secretly rummaging through its telephone records, and who can blame it? But what really matters is what it means for all the rest of us.

Holder Says Leak Required "Very Aggressive Action"... Bank Crimes, Not So Much

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Apparently leaks which keep the public informed require "very aggressive action" -- but crimes which shatter the economy, leaving millions without homes and millions more without jobs aren't worth lifting a finger to investigate.

Carney, Holder Grilled Over AP Scandal

Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Attorney General Eric Holder were grilled by journalists over the revelation that the Department of Justice...

CNN Begs Justice Department to Steal Its Journalists' Phone Records

Spencer Green | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"You are welcome to seize, but please do not feel limited to: phone records, private notes, emails, diaries, blogs, recipes, family photos, poems, private sex videos, and unfinished screenplays."

The Day the Obama Administration Went All Nixon On Us

Will Bunch | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media
Will Bunch

The war on whistleblowers, the treatment of Manning, and now this investigation of journalists are all hallmarks of a White House that promised transparency but has been one of the most secretive -- all to the detriment of the public's right to know.

Jason Linkins

CNN's Wolf Blitzer Can Totally Understand Why The Government Might Want To Snoop On The Press | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

The news today is that the Justice Department "secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press," i...

Journalists Condemn Government Over AP Probe

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media

Journalists reacted with shock and outrage at the news that the Justice Department had secretly obtained months of phone records of Associated Press j...

Twitter, Account Hacks and All, Still the News Source of Choice for Many

David Cleary | Posted 06.29.2013 | Media
David Cleary

Getting back to this "Tough Week," now nearly 14 days ago, as the news raged on, I found myself turning to social media sites like Twitter and Reddit for the latest updates about the situation in Boston.

Learning the News One Mistake at a Time

David Westin | Posted 06.27.2013 | Media
David Westin

If there's one thing we can be sure about in the reporting from Boston last week, it's this: We all have a bigger job than ever before in sorting through the torrent of conflicting reports and finding the truth.

Gerry Smith

Companies That Get Hacked Should Be Fined, Regulator Says | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology

In the wake of a brief stock market crash caused by hackers sending out a false tweet from the Associated Press' Twitter account, companies who fail t...

Twitter Has To Figure Out Its Hack Problem..Or Else

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 04.24.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Does Twitter have a credibility problem? For many, a single fake tweet from the Associated Press account that briefly roiled financial ...

AP Twitter Account Restored After Hack

Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

The Associated Press' Twitter account was restored on Wednesday after being it was hacked on Tuesday and briefly suspended. The news organization ...