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Elected officials cannot silence critics on social media, appeals court rules

An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a federal appeals court ruled Jan 7, in a novel case with implications for how government officials nationwide interact with const

President Trump to make prime-time address, visit US-Mexico border amid shutdown stalemate

President Donald Trump is ramping up his efforts to make a public case for his border wall as the partial government shutdown is now in its third week, planning a prime-time address Jan 8 and a visit to the border Jan 10. Some Democrats responded

‘Crazed lunatics’: President Trump again attacks the news media as ‘the enemy of the people’

President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on the news media, writing in tweets that it consists of many “crazed lunatics,” and he again invoked the derogatory term “enemy of the people.” “With all of the success that our Country is having, in

Sens Ernst, Blackburn to join Judiciary Committee, marking first time GOP women will serve on panel

For the first time in the history of the Senate, Republican women are joining the Judiciary Committee. Sens Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will be on the committee, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) office announced.