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Democratic Senator Calls On Holder To Consider Resignation

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) advised embattled Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday to consider resigning amid controversies over the Justice Departme...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week delivered more attempts by the White House and Eric Holder at damage control over revelations of search warrants involving the AP and a Fox News reporter. Though outrage over the administration's overly aggressive approach to leaks is certainly justified (indeed, HuffPost has called for Holder to step down), the indignation coming from Republicans is DC hypocrisy at its worst. If they're truly disturbed by eavesdropping on the press, where was their outrage when George Bush wanted the power to eavesdrop on everybody using the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program? If they're so outraged about the politicization of the Justice Department, where were they when the Bush White House was involved in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys? Or when Karl Rove's deputy was giving a PowerPoint presentation to Government Services Administration employees on ways to help GOP candidates? As Milan Kundera wrote, "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

Michael Calderone

'Thousands And Thousands' Of Calls Seized By DOJ

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Associated Press president and chief executive Gary Pruitt told staff at a Wednesday town hall meeting that the phone records obtained by ...

Michael Calderone

U.S. Seized Phone Records For Fox News AND White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON –- The Justice Department seized phone records for numbers associated with Fox News and the White House as part of a leak investigation, ...

Free Flow of Information?

Roy S. Gutterman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media
Roy S. Gutterman

Even as a staunch free press advocate, I admit that the government has an obligation to protect certain state secrets. But once information reaches the press and the public, the resulting investigative witch hunts raise questions about how free our press really is.

Angry White House Reporters Pounce On Carney

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

Jay Carney stepped into yet another tense press briefing room on Monday, parrying angry questions about The Washington Post's bombshell report that th...

Real Outrage Is That Surveillance of AP Reporters' Calls Was Probably Legal

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Media
Peter Scheer

The government's actions likely have already succeeded in deterring government officials from confiding in journalists about national security matters. And that, of course, is the administration's real objective.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the kickoff of Second Term Scandal Season, though the first entrants fall on very different parts of the manufactured scandal vs. real scandal continuum. On the deeply-contrived end is Benghazi -- with supposedly damning White House emails having been altered by GOP leakers. On the actually scandalous end is the administration's snooping through the AP's phone records, which the New York Times called "an effort to frighten off whistle-blowers." The incident points out the hypocrisy of a White House that praises whistleblowers in the abstract, but then goes after them -- aggressively and often. "Speaking truth to power is now a criminal act," says whistleblower and former NSA executive Thomas Drake, who the DOJ charged under the WW I-era Espionage Act. It's President Obama's war against whistleblowers that is the true scandal.

Impeaching Obama: Serial Madness in Washington

Richard Brodsky | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The litany of Congressional Republican nuttiness in the past 20 years is impressive. Think back on assertions that Hilary Clinton was involved in murdering Vince Foster and Whitewater, and the Mother Of All Scandals the Lewinsky/impeachment saga.

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Splits On Media Shield Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday he would co-sponsor a media shield bill with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) after the Justice De...

Why a Media Shield Is Impossible

Peter G. Miller | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Peter G. Miller

There's a new urgency in Washington, a sense that the time has come to establish a national media shield that would protect news organizations and reporters from federal subpoenas and secret spying. It won't happen, certainly not in any meaningful way.

Michael Calderone

Will Justice Department Target The New York Times?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.15.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- When Attorney General Eric Holder took reporters' questions Tuesday afternoon, several asked about the Justice Department’s sweeping ...

Jason Linkins

Media Matters Not Sure The DoJ Did Anything Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Eric Holder Isn't Sure How Often Reporters' Records Are Seized

www.npr.org | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

As his Justice Department faces bipartisan outrage for searching phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder sa...