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Covington Student Sues CNN For $275 Million

Reuters reports: A Kentucky teenager sued CNN on Wednesday for defamation, saying the cable network falsely conveyed to viewers that he was the “face of an unruly hate mob” confronting a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann in federal court in Kentucky, …

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DOJ Loses Bid To Stop AT&T/Time Warner Merger

CNN reports: An appeals court has rejected the Justice Department’s bid to overturn a ruling that cleared the way for AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. At a hearing in December, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judges Judith W. Rogers, Robert L. Wilkins and David B. Sentelle grilled the Justice Department’s attorneys about their contention that the original decision by Judge …

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Kamala Smashes Record For Most-Watched Town Hall

Axios reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) broke records Monday when her televised town hall became the most viewed event of its kind in cable news history, according to CNN. The town hall averaged 1.957 million views — the most of any cable-news, single-candidate town hall and 75 percent more than CNN’s average for that hour over the past four weeks, …

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CNN Hires Former Florida Gov Candidate Andrew Gillum

The Associated Press reports: Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is joining CNN as a political commentator. The cable network announced the move Tuesday. The former Tallahassee mayor ran for governor last year but narrowly lost to former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. Despite his loss in the governor’s race, Gillum is among the young Democratic Party liberals who excited …

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CNN Hires Republican Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Axios reports: Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich is joining CNN as a contributor, serving as an analyst across the network, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker told his team Tuesday morning. The 66-year-old Kasich, a former U.S. House member, has been one of cable news’ most in-demand Republican voices as the party’s only likely primary challenger to President Trump. John Weaver, …

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John Kasich In Talks To Sign With CNN Or MSNBC

CNBC reports: Republican John Kasich, who is thinking about running for president in 2020, is likely to announce as soon as this week that he will join a major cable news network, CNBC has learned. Kasich has signaled to close advisors and some donors that he is looking to sign with either CNN or MSNBC as he finishes his two-term …

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Joe Arpaio Files $300M Suit Against Multiple Outlets

Law & Crime reports: Former sheriff Joe Arpaio is suing media figures and companies for defamation, false light, and interference with business relations over allegations that several outlets and high-profile reporters incorrectly referred to him as a convicted felon and otherwise misrepresented his criminal record. Filed on Monday, the 10-page lawsuit lists CNN President Jeff Zucker, CNN on-air personality Chris …

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CNN Building Evacuated After Late Night Bomb Threat

USA Today reports: Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle. Police said the building was evacuated and building security did a preliminary search. Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad …

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WH Backs Down, Restores Jim Acosta’s Press Pass

CNN reports: The White House on Monday said that CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass has been “restored,” bowing to days of pressure and a federal lawsuit against the administration. CNN signaled that it would drop the ongoing litigation over Acosta’s access to the White House. “Today the White House fully restored Jim Acosta’s press pass. As a result, our …

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WH To CNN: We’re Pulling Acosta’s Credentials Again

The Washington Post reports: White House officials have reportedly sent a letter to CNN’s Jim Acosta indicating they will suspend his press pass again once the temporary restraining order that required them to restore Acosta’s credentials expires, CNN reported late Sunday night. The 14-day order was issued Friday, and unless the judge extends it, it would expire at the end …

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Trump On CNN’s Acosta: If He “Misbehaves” Again We’ll Stop The News Conference Or Throw Him Out [VIDEO]

Forbes reports: President Trump isn’t finished with CNN’s Jim Acosta. Trump, in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace to air on Sunday, reacted to a judge’s ruling Friday forcing the White House to reinstate Acosta’s press credentials, which had been revoked at Trump’s direction. “Yeah, it’s fine I mean it’s not a big deal,” Trump said of the …

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WH Agrees To “Temporarily” Reinstate Acosta’s Pass

Via White House press release: Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the …

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CNN Temporarily Wins Suit For Jim Acosta’s WH Press Credentials On Due Process Grounds, Case To Proceed

The New York Times reports: A federal judge on Friday directed the White House to restore the press credentials of Jim Acosta of CNN, a win for media advocates and news organizations in a major legal test of press rights under President Trump. The revocation of Mr. Acosta’s press badge, which grants access to the White House grounds, came after …

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Fake News Network Backs Trump In CNN/Acosta Suit

The Hill reports: The head of conservative outlet One America News Network (OANN) said Thursday that the organization will file an amicus brief in support of the White House as it faces a lawsuit from CNN over the revocation of reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass. OANN CEO Robert Herring wrote on Twitter that the organization backs the White House’s decision …

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Fox Backs CNN’s Suit Over Jim Acosta’s Credentials

Business Insider reports: Fox News has thrown its support behind CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration to win back White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials, in a stunning move for the cable news network whose on-air personalities have often criticized both CNN and Acosta. Fox News president Jay Wallace said in a statement that the company will file an …

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CNN Sues Trump Over Jim Acosta’s WH Credentials

CNN reports: CNN is filing a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House.  The lawsuit is a response to the White House’s suspension of Acosta’s press pass, known as a Secret Service “hard pass,” last week. The suit alleges that Acosta and …

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White House Bans CNN Reporter Jim Acosta, Shares Clip Doctored By Infowars “Proving” He Assaulted Intern

NBC News reports: Acosta tweeted Wednesday night that he was denied access when he tried to enter the White House. He added in another tweet that he didn’t “blame” the U.S. Secret Service agent who stopped him. “I know he’s just doing his job,” Acosta wrote. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders later issued a statement that said the reporter’s “hard pass” …

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ATLANTA: Another Bomb Addressed To CNN Found

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: This morning, an Atlanta post office intercepted what was deemed a suspicious package addressed to CNN Center where CNN Atlanta is headquartered. According to a memo today to employees, “all mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday, so this package would NOT have come directly to the …

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President Unity Attacks CNN Again In 3AM Tweet

The Washington Post reports: At the end of a week in which 10 suspected pipe bombs were sent to prominent liberal leaders over a 72-hour period, President Trump took to Twitter past 3 a.m. Friday to criticize CNN, another recipient of a suspicious package, for coverage that he said compared this week’s news to 9/11 and the Oklahoma City bombing. …

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White House Blasts “Disgraceful” CNN Head Jeff Zucker

The Washington Examiner reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday it was “disgraceful” for CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker to blame President Trump for the series of bomb scares that threatened Trump’s political opponents this week. “I think it is absolutely disgraceful that one of the first public statements we heard from CNN yesterday was to put the …

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