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And Adam Schiff, of all people, is the one giving it to him

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With newspapers experiencing declining ad revenues, senators proposed relief for local newsrooms in the next stimulus bill

A local newspaper in midtown Manhattan on March 31 Photo: Barcroft Media/Getty Images


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The EARN IT Act would give the DOJ even more power to censor the internet

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Trump is just the latest president to suppress reporting on his administration. It’s time for Congress to fight back.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with House members serving as impeachment managers at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on January 15, 2020. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images


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Attorney General William Barr is demanding Apple weaken its encryption — with disastrous implications for everyone’s security

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The Trump administration is yet again trying to start a major war based on lies. It needs to be stopped.

The funeral procession of IRGC Quds Force commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s PMU second-in-command Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Tehran, Iran, on January 6, 2020. Photo: NurPhoto/Getty Images


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Bernie Sanders’ willingness to criticize America’s military operations makes him an outlier among 2020 Democrats

Former Vice President Joe Biden listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate on November 20, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images


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With its Ring doorbell, the tech giant can now see what you buy, what you browse, and who you’re letting into your home

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Ahead of another election, Mark Zuckerberg’s company is under pressure not to spread fake news again. But that’s an impossible ask.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.
With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images


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A newly revealed document shows shocking new spying abuses by the FBI — while they told politicians they were respecting Americans’ privacy

Law enforcement officers walk out of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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