Government & Communications

Attempts by governmental bodies to improve or impede communications with or between the citizenry.

President Trump says US should launch state TV network

President Donald Trump said that the United States should launch its own state-run cable TV network that would compete with CNN for viewers across the globe, a suggestion that prompted comparisons to networks run by the governments of Russia and C

Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business

In 2017, Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules.

Commentary -- White House to Jim Acosta: Here’s some ‘due process’

After CNN won a temporary restraining order returning to Jim Acosta his White House press pass, the Trump administration issued a letter informing Acosta of its “preliminary decision” to revoke his hard pass based on his “conduct” at the Nov.

CNN seeks emergency court hearing after White House promises revocation of Acosta’s credentials again

CNN and the network’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta have asked a federal judge for an emergency hearing after the White House sent Acosta a letter saying it planned to suspend Acosta’s press pass again, just hours after the same judge

President Trump: We Are Now Writing Rules of Press Conference Decorum

After a judge ruled Nov 16 that the White House must restore the press pass of CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta, President Donald Trump said of the court defeat, "[I]t’s not a big deal.

Trump's conservative media comfort trap

Conservative media pose a surprising risk to the Trump administration. While outlets like Fox News' opinion programs provide unstintingly positive coverage of his administration, close presidential advisers and White House officials, as well as th

Judge hands CNN victory in its bid to restore Jim Acosta’s White House press pass

Judge Timothy Kelly ruled in favor of CNN and reporter Jim Acosta in a dispute with President Donald Trump, ordering the White House to temporarily restore the press credentials that the Trump administration had taken away from Acosta.

President Trump says decreasing media favorability is a 'great achievement' of his presidency

President Donald Trump said that one of his great achievements as president is lowering the media's favorability among Americans, claiming a victory in his crusade against what he considers unfair press coverage.

Vice President Pence: Trump administration has ‘defended the freedom of the press on the world stage’

Vice President Mike Pence insisted the Trump Administration has defended the freedom of the press globally, and dismissed comparisons between the White House's decision to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass and Vice President Pence's crit

As his aides pressure foreign regimes on press freedoms, President Trump focuses on punishing reporters

The Trump administration spoke out forcefully against efforts by China and Myanmar to punish news reporters and political dissidents.