After evading NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly’s questions about former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the news media had become “unhinged.” Days later, the State Department further retaliated against NPR by barring one of its other journalists from the Pompeo’s traveling press pool.
A week-long feud between the Biden and Sanders campaigns over Social Security boiled over when a Sanders speechwriter made a false claim about Biden’s support for Republicans efforts to gut the program, and when Biden retaliated by alleging that a video of his remarks had been “doctored.”
Unprecedented restrictions placed on press movement and access to senators during President Trump’s impeachment trial have drawn widespread criticism from journalists and senators alike.
While the Newseum may have closed its doors to the public, journalism and a free press still and should remain essential parts of American democracy.
The White House justified the killing of Iranian military commander Qassim Suleimani last week by claiming the formally designated terrorist was planning “imminent attacks” against the U.S. But in recent days, reporting by the Washington press corps has sparked questions about how strong U.S. intelligence on the attacks was, most notably, among a few Senate Republicans.
Less than a month into his presidential campaign, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has spent more than $100 million on television and digital advertising, potentially upending the Democratic field and laying waste to the traditional fundraising process.
After President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the late Rep. John Dingell was “looking up” from hell, Dingell’s wife and successor asked Trump to “set aside politics,” noting that Trump’s “hurtful words” made her healing “much harder.” But some news media framed her response in a way that presented the exchanged as a two-sided political fight.
In the midst of growing pressure on technology companies to regulate political advertising ahead of the 2020 election, Google announced last week it will limit advertisers’ ability to micro-target users on the basis of their political affiliations.
History was made earlier this year when the U.S. government shut down for 34 full days. 450,000 federal workers went without an income for just over a month. And for what? Some blame the Trump administration’s abhorrent request of funds to build the border wall,
The Trump campaign has spent more than $27 million on digital advertising this cycle, outspending the four leading Democratic contenders combined. On Facebook alone, the Trump campaign has spent $21 million, focusing ads on impeachment and socialism.