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Michael Calderone

DOJ Reviews Media Guidelines Following Leak Investigation Controversy | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department will be restricted from labeling a journalist as a criminal co-conspirator in seeking a search warrant to gain ac...

Valerie Jarrett: Eric Holder Not Going Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett offered a full endorsement of Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday, telling HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Vows Not To Prosecute Reporters | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder, under fire for tactics used by his Justice Department to investigate national security leaks, vowed Thursd...

Michael Calderone

NBC's Pete Williams: DOJ Will 'Very Likely' Investigate Guardian Scoop | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.06.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- The U.S. Department of Justice may try seeking out the source of a bombshell article that revealed National Security Agency surveillance...

WATCH: Brian Williams Gets Candid

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

Brian Williams joined Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" Tuesday night and discussed, among other things, the Department of Justice secretly monitoring n...

Reuters Attends DOJ Meeting After Ground Rules 'Adjusted'

Michael Calderone | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Did news organizations accept DOJ invitation under adjusted guidelines?

The Plays of the Hunted Politico

Alan Kelly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Whether it's the missteps of Benghazi, the IRS' profiling of Tea Party folks or the DOJ's end-run on reporters, there is a pattern to the plays of the crisis-ridden playmaker. Think Nixon on Watergate, Reagan on Iran-Contra, Clinton on Lewinsky or, lately, Obama and his deputies on You-Name-It.

Jason Linkins

Howard Kurtz Thinks Media Skipping Holder Briefing Are Just Trying To Be Hip | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

From the Twitter account of formerly hyper-employed media critic Howard Kurtz on Thursday: Seems like the "cool" media position now is to blow off ...

Jason Linkins

No One Should Attend The 'Off-The-Record' Session With Eric Holder | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

The Department of Justice would like the Washington bureau chiefs of various and sundry media outlets to attend an off-the-record meeting with embattl...

Holder's Acute Apendulitis

Shan Wells | Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Michael Calderone

NYT Will Not Attend Holder Meeting With Media | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times and Associated Press said Wednesday that they will not attend a meeting this week between Attorney General Eric Holder ...

Michael Calderone

'Thousands And Thousands' Of Calls Seized By DOJ | 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

UPDATE: NYT Not Attending Holder's Off-The-Record Meeting | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to meet this week with the Washington bureau chiefs of several major media outlets to discus...

WATCH: Schieffer Rips Obama

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.27.2013 | Media

CBS News' Bob Schieffer tore into President Obama on Sunday's "Face The Nation," arguing that the administration's stringent communications policy was...

DOJ: We Didn't Wiretap Reporters' Phones

Michael Calderone | Posted 07.22.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

DOJ makes clear it didn't wiretap reporters' phones.

Michael Calderone

White House Reporters Unlikely To Walk Out Over Press Freedom | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- The White House press corps is up in arms over the Obama administration’s aggressive tactics in investigating leaks, from secretly sei...

Most American's Don't Approve Of DOJ's AP Investigation

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media

The Justice Department's secret investigation of the Associated Press horrified the journalism world and received intensive news coverage. Yet, accord...

College Media Often Feel The Associated Press' Pain

USA Today | Posted 05.20.2013 | College

When the Justice Department secretly seized phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, the AP got a taste of what many college journalis...

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.

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 | 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...

So Cable News Apparently Hates The Turkish Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

President Obama's press conference on Thursday was filled with news, and cable news networks naturally covered every bit of what he said about the IRS...

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? | 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 ...