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Assange's Espionage Act Charge Sets Up A Fight Over The First Amendment

3 monthes ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Press freedom advocates warn the government's latest charges could have dangerous implications for journalism.
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The Feds May Come to Regret Charging Assange with Espionage

The Feds May Come to Regret Charging Assange with Espionage

3 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, announced Thursday , has the potential to trigger a First Amendment brawl the Department of Justice may soon come to regret starting. The Espionage Act, first passed in 1917, has proved essential in prosecuting spies and employees with classified clearances who violated their oath by leaking to the press, but federal prosecutors have long avoided using it to punish journalists for possessing or publishing those same leaks. They weren't being generous, nor was their inaction a product of their love of the news...
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Trump threatens to overshadow U.N. climate push

Trump threatens to overshadow U.N. climate push

The politics of climate change claim the main U.N. stage Monday in New York with appeals from world leaders and some new proposals to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. So who... Read more ...

Stars pull out the style stops on Emmy Awards red carpet

Stars pull out the style stops on Emmy Awards red carpet

The Emmy Awards honor stars and shows from the small screen, but the red carpet fashion scene at last night's 71st annual ceremony outside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles... Read more ...

Pelosi Warns Withheld Whistleblower Report Could Mean 'New Chapter Of...

Pelosi Warns Withheld Whistleblower Report Could Mean 'New Chapter Of Lawlessness'

The House speaker is calling on the acting director of national intelligence to turn over the complaint to Congress, hinting at the potential for Trump's impeachment. Read more ...

Mitt Romney: 'Troubling In The Extreme' If Trump Asked Ukraine To...

Mitt Romney: 'Troubling In The Extreme' If Trump Asked Ukraine To Investigate Biden

The Utah senator is one of the first Republicans to call for more information about Trump's dealings with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Read more ...

Ukraine Call is Trouble for Trump, or Maybe Biden

Ukraine Call is Trouble for Trump, or Maybe Biden

Reports about a call from President Trump to Ukraine's president about Joe Biden have pretty much settled the impeachment debate, Tom Nichols writes in the Atlantic. If it's... Read more ...

Rep. Adam Schiff On Trump's Ukraine Scandal: Impeachment 'May Be The Only...

Rep. Adam Schiff On Trump's Ukraine Scandal: Impeachment 'May Be The Only Remedy'

The high-ranking House Democrat has previously pushed back on calls to impeach the president. Read more ...

Biden Accuses Trump Of "Abuse Of Power" Over Ukraine Call

Biden Accuses Trump Of "Abuse Of Power" Over Ukraine Call

The vice president told reporters "Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president." Read more ...

Biden accuses Trump of ‘abuse of power' in whistleblower scandal

Biden accuses Trump of ‘abuse of power' in whistleblower scandal

DES MOINES, Iowa - An angered Joe Biden on Saturday accused President Donald Trump of “using every element of his presidency to try and smear me,” and called for an... Read more ...

Booker campaign warns end is near without fundraising surge

Booker campaign warns end is near without fundraising surge

Cory Booker's presidential campaign signaled Saturday that the New Jersey senator won't be in the race much longer if he's unable to raise nearly $2 million over the next 10... Read more ...

Schumer demands hearings, subpoena over whistleblower complaint

Schumer demands hearings, subpoena over whistleblower complaint

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is requesting that the Republican Senate conduct hearings and issue a subpoena to the Trump administration in response to a whistleblower... Read more ...