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Spicer Addresses White House Media Coverage

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s briefing with reporters created friction on Monday, with CNN’s Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras were ordered off. Spicer said the White House will have a mix of different ways to deal with media questions.Spicer also met Monday with the White House Correspondents Association, which has expressed concerns about dwindling opportunities to question the new administration in open, free-wheeling formats. The White House has appeared to adopt a communications strategy of dealing primarily with its…

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Top U.S. Court to Review Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections

On Monday, the US Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether corporate insiders who blow the whistle on their employers are shielded from retaliation. The review says that whistleblowers may be protected if they only report alleged misconduct internally, rather than to the government’s Securities and Exchange Commission. The case hinges on the SEC’s whistleblower protection rules required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. If the Supreme Court sides with the new protections, then it would force corporate whistleblowers to report wrongdoing to the SEC in order to…

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Joy Reid: Karen Handel ‘Specialized’ In ‘Voter Suppression’

On Sunday’s MSNBC morning show AM Joy, host Joy Reid made the shocking accusation that newly elected Congresswoman Karen Handel “specialized” in “voter suppression” when she served as Georgia’s secretary of state. Panelist Tara Dowdell’s claimed that “Voter suppression is still an issue in this country and it’s not getting enough attention, and it’s only getting worse.” Reid replied: “Karen Handel specialized in that when she was secretary of state in Georgia.” The accusation of voter suppression that Reid seemed to be pointing to was a nearly decade-old situation in…

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