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Schumer Floats 'Balancing Test' In Response To Scandal

AP | WILL LESTER | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday a group of eight senators will look at setting rules on how leaks about government secrets are inves...

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...

Friday Talking Points [258] -- Scandalpalooza!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That's the type of week it's been, and the only way to see a silver lining is to point out that if you're going to have several scandals erupt, you might as well schedule them all for the same week.

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...

Obama Addresses AP Scandal During Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday a "balance" should be struck between national security interests and freedom of the press, in respo...

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...

Eric Holder Grilled At Congressional Hearing

AP | PETE YOST and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department's handling...

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...

Dem Rep Holds Obama's Feet To Fire On Failure

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has failed to provide adequate explanation for the Justice Department's decision...

Dangerous Narrative Threatens To Derail Obama

Politico | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

No contemporary American politician has benefited more from the power of good storytelling than Barack Obama. He vaulted from obscurity to the preside...

Jay Carney Reacts To DOJ AP Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media

Jay Carney endured an unrelenting grilling on Tuesday about what media watchdogs have called unprecedented actions by the Department of Justice to se...

Famed Watergate Reporter Savages Obama On AP Probe

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media

The Obama administration woke up on Tuesday to another morning of scorching criticism about the Justice Department's decision to secretly obtain month...

Jason Linkins

CNN's Wolf Blitzer Can Totally Understand Why The Government Might Want To Snoop On The Press

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

AP Accuses Government Of 'Unprecedented Intrusion Into Newsgathering'

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 07.13.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what...