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Sen Sessions 'not sure' whether he would prosecute journalists

Donald Trump attorney general pick Sen Jeff Sessions (R-AL) dodged a question during his Senate confirmation hearings about whether he would subpoena or prosecute journalists for doing their jobs.

The tech to-do list for the new Congress

Republicans in Congress are poised to tackle a host of tech and telecom issues in the new year, empowered by GOP control of the House, Senate and White House. Here's a rundown of the possibilities.

Former Obama staffers launching media company

White House alumni Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Dan Pfeiffer are further investing themselves into their popular podcast "Keeping it 1600" by launching a new media company, called "Crooked Media." To begin with, "Crooked Media" won't

Buzz: Eshoo may give up telecom ranking spot

The rumor swirling on K Street and Capitol Hill is that Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the top Democrat on House Commerce communications subcommittee, has told people she won’t continue in that role in the new Congress.

House leadership proposes plan to penalize live-streaming lawmakers

Seeking to prevent another live-streaming "viral video moment" from taking place on the floor of the US House of Representatives, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has introduced a rules package that would fine and punish lawmakers for recording phot

US government begins asking foreign travelers about social media

The US government quietly began requesting that select foreign visitors provide their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts upon arriving in the country, a move designed to spot potential terrorist threats that drew months of oppositio

Conway: Trump White House will engage with press on 'daily basis'

Newly appointed counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said that the incoming White House will have a more or less traditional relationship with the media.

The New Democratic Mix on Senate Commerce Committee

The Senate Commerce Committee is adding a few new Democratic faces, according to a list released by incoming-Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Poll: 49 percent of Trump voters believe it should be easier to sue the media

Around half of self-identified Donald Trump voters said in a survey that courts should make it easier for public figures to sue the media.

Ross’ To-Do-List Comes Together at Commerce

Commerce Department transition briefing documents lay out actions, issues and potential conflicts of interest that Wilbur Ross will have to deal with in his first 100 days, assuming he is confirmed to lead the sprawling agency.