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News Is Suffering From Groupthink, Say Critics

The mainstream news media are arrogant and guilty of groupthink, but their onetime monopoly control of the narrative on the news happily is being eroded by new media, critics of the legacy media say. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion at The Heritage Foundation, “The State of the Press: Whose Interests Does It [...]...

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Wall Street Journal Calls on Robert Mueller to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board warned in an op-ed published Monday night that special counsel Robert Mueller “is too conflicted to investigate the FBI and should step down in favor of someone more credible,” after reports surfaced Saturday indicating that one of Mueller’s former staffers had sent anti-Trump text messages to his girlfriend. Several [...]...

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Foreign Lobbyists Funnel Millions To Lawmakers

This report is being co-published with MapLight. Since Donald Trump won the presidency, concerns about whether Russia played a hidden role in the 2016 election have simmered, and lawmakers have warned about the prospect of stealth foreign influence over American politics. But data compiled by International Business Times and MapLight show that foreign influence is [...]...

Trump, Democrats spar as government shutdown looms

US President Donald Trump clashed with Democratic leaders in dramatic fashion Tuesday, heaping pressure on Congress to craft a compromise on federal spending or face a crippling government shutdown in 10 days. Hours after the president suggested a funding deal with Democrats may be impossible, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Democrat Chuck [...]...

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