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Biden’s Antitrust Squeeze May Grease the Wheels for TV Deals (Column)

The Biden administration made a statement earlier this month when the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the $2.1 billion sale of Simon & Schuster. Merrick Garland’s body block of the deal that ViacomCBS struck with Bertelsmann’s Penguin Random House sends the message that the White House is paying attention to the pace […]
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An actor who plays Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' stormed the Capitol with a group of Oath Keepers, prosecutors say

Images of James Beeks included in an FBI statement of facts. He wore the same jacket at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the FBI said.Justice Department James Beeks was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the Jan. 6 insurrection, the DOJ said. Beeks went to the Capitol with Oath Keepers and was part of a group that "attacked law enforcement," it said. Beeks, under the stage name James T. Justis, plays Judas on the US tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar." An actor who played Judas on "Jesus...
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The Justice Department plans to step up prosecution of unruly airline passengers after more than 5,300 incidents this year

An American Airlines flight attendant.LM Otero/AP The Federal Aviation Administration logged more than 5,300 flight disturbances this year. The vast majority are categorized as "mask-related incidents." AG Merrick Garland instructed prosecutors in a memo to step up and coordinate enforcement during the holidays. Federal prosecutors should increase their efforts to hold passengers responsible for threats and violence that occur on flights during the holiday season, US Attorney General Merrick ...
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Another Alleged Attempt At An Election System Breach Tied To Lindell’s Cyber Clown Show

Note: We won’t have a Morning Memo tomorrow or on Friday. A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Curious Coincidences John Hamercheck, the GOP president of the Lake County Board of Commissioners in Ohio, on Tuesday denied knowing anything about an attempt to breach the local election board’s computer system in May. A private laptop that was plugged into the county network inside Hamercheck’s office captured network traffic — not election data, according to inve...
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Chris Wallace Had A Sad About Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Propaganda

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Privately Complaining To Fox Execs Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Bret Baier criticized Tucker Carlson’s so-called “documentary” on the Capitol insurrection in private conversations with Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President Jay Wallace, according to NPR. The hosts’ complaints reportedly made it up the chain to Lachlan Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of Fox Corp., Fox News’ parent company.Carlson’s doc...
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Lawmakers subpoena right-wing extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in Capitol riot probe

Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election.Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images The committee investigating the Capitol riot issued subpoenas to the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. Letters from the House select committee were addressed to the leaders of both groups. At least 34 people affiliated wit...
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A Capitol rioter who declared 'Civil War is coming' just avoided the prison sentence prosecutors wanted

Rasha Abual-Ragheb was sentenced to two months of home confinement after pleading guilty to joining the pro-Trump mob that overtook the Capitol.US attorney's office in Washington, DC Rasha Abual-Ragheb received a sentence lighter than the prison sentence prosecutors recommended. She encouraged people to bring firearms to Washington and posed for photographs inside the Capitol. The judge saw the New Jersey woman as a low risk and ordered three years of probation. A New Jersey woman who dec...
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A judge just spared a Capitol rioter jail time by noting she 'showed up in a tutu, not — as many did — in military gear'

Rasha Abual-Ragheb was sentenced to two months of home detention for her participation in the January 6 attack on the Capitol.US attorney's office in Washington, DC A federal judge noted Tuesday that a Capitol rioter "showed up in a tutu" on January 6. The comment echoed a defense the Capitol rioter's lawyer made in asking for a non-prison sentence. Judge Carl Nichols rejected prosecutors' request for prison time with a home detention sentence. On January 6, Rasha Abual-Ragheb cam...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Washington Dc, Justice Department, Nichols, Capitol, Amato, Ryan Barber, Carl Nichols, Capitol Riot, Capitol US, January 6 Cases, Judge Carl Nichols, Rasha Abual Ragheb, Abual Ragheb

Biden administration asks fed court to lift stay on vaccine mandate

The Justice Department filed the emergency motion in the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that delaying the rule would lead to thousands of hospitalizations and deaths. #circuitcourtofappeals #justicedepartment
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US Sues to Halt Sugar Merger, Says It Would Harm Competition

The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a major U.S. sugar manufacturer from acquiring its rival.
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Parkland massacre families getting millions from Justice Department over FBI's failure to stop gunman despite getting tip

Sixteen of 17 families of students killed settle lawsuit for $125 million-$130 million, sources say. The FBI didn't act on a tip saying Nikolas Cruz was going to shoot up a school. #gunman #nikolascruz #justicedepartment #massacrefamilies #parkland
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Justice Department and House lawyers argue Trump's records should be turned over to January 6 committee

The Biden administration said in a court filing on Monday that the House select committee's investigation into January 6 is needed to fully understand former President Donald Trump's role in the US Capitol attack, arguing that his presidential records be turned over to Congress.
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Justice Department to Pay About $130 Million to Parkland Shooting Victims

Family members of victims had sued over how the F.B.I. handled tips warning about the gunman before he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. #justicedepartment #familymembers #gunman
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Families of Parkland shooting victims settle lawsuit with Justice Department

More than a dozen families for the victims of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre have reached a settlement with the Justice Department in connection with a lawsuit they filed after the FBI failed to act on tips warning about the shooter, according to a court filing on Monday.
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U.S. Senator Warren Calls for Probe of Soaring Poultry Prices

By Tom PolansekCHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday called on the Justice Department to open a broad investigation on the...
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Lawmakers Call on GAO to Examine FBI Whistleblower Protections

Five years after Congress passed a law reforming the bureau’s whistleblower program, the Justice Department still has not issued regulations to implement those changes.
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Judiciary Committee senators press for more action after botched Larry Nassar investigation

The Senate Judiciary Committee is keeping the pressure on the FBI and the Justice Department Inspector General to take additional actions to address the mishandling of the FBI's probe of Larry Nassar.
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Justice Department intervenes in Trump lawsuit against Big Tech to defend Section 230

DOJ intervention comes as former President Trump sues social media platforms for alleged censorship after being banned over Jan. 6 posts.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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A transit union wants to put unruly plane passengers on a no-fly list to stifle the increase of assaults on plane crews

A transit union wants to create a 'banned passengers list' for unruly passengers on flights and other forms of transit.iStock / Getty Images Plus A transit union wants to create a no-fly list for unruly airplane passengers.  The Federal Aviation Administration has seen an increase in incidents of unruly passengers this year.  The transit union president described a "full moon atmosphere" where angry passengers feel emboldened to assault transit employees.  The president of a transit u...
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Biden Administration Intervenes In Donald Trump's Silly Lawsuit Against Twitter To Defend Section 230 (techdirt)

As you'll recall, a few months ago, former President Donald Trump sued Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube claiming that his own government violated the 1st Amendment... because those three private companies kicked him off their services for violating their policies. Yes, the premise of the lawsuit is that while he was president, the actions of three private companies somehow proved that the government (which he ran) was violating his rights. The lawsuits are nonsense and they have not gone well for ...
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Steve Bannon's new lawyer went from almost joining Trump's DOJ to defending the bombastic GOP operative and January 6 defendants too

Defense lawyer M. Evan Corcoran (right) appeared beside Steve Bannon outside the federal courthouse in Washington, DC, on Monday.Win McNamee/Getty Images Steve Bannon's defense lawyer almost took a top role in the office now handling January 6 cases. Evan Corcoran is also representing a Capitol police officer accused of obstructing DOJ's investigation. Corcoran's would-be return to DOJ fizzled with the tumultuous exit of another Trump appointee. When Steve Bannon stepped outside a...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Nichols

‘Closed’ Means Closed: NAR Gives DOJ a Vocabulary Lesson

If the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) didn’t know the difference between open and closed, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) made sure to tell them. The legal battle between the two parties resurfaced after NAR filed a motion in U.S. District Court on Nov. 12, using the DOJ’s words against them. “The Antitrust Division has now confirmed that it entered into a binding settlement with NAR, under which it ‘did agree to issue a closing letter confirming to NAR that it had closed an invest...
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Justice Department charges 2 Iranians who pretended to be Proud Boys, sent Republican officials a fake ballot fraud video, and threatened tens of thousands of Democratic voters

Proud Boys march in support of former President Donald Trump in Washington, DC on December 12, 2020.Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post/Getty Images DOJ announced the indictments of two Iranian nationals on Thursday for foreign election interference. The duo posed as Proud Boys, sending a fake video to Republican officials that showed ballot tampering. They also sent emails threatening violence to tens of thousands of Democratic voters. The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it had...
Tags: Politics, Russia, US, Trends, Iran, Fbi, United States, Williams, Washington Dc, House, Cyber, Hackers, State Department, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj

Why Steve Bannon should worry about the Trump-appointed judge handling his criminal case

Steve Bannon appeared in federal court Monday after being charged with criminal contempt of Congress.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images A Trump appointee, Judge Carl Nichols, was randomly assigned to preside over the prosecution of Steve Bannon. Nichols has ruled repeatedly against Trump and his allies since his confirmation to the federal bench in 2019. The judge will weigh legal issues and set the pace for the closely-watched and politically-charged prosecution.  At first glance, Steve Bannon app...
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Justice Dept. Grant Awards $139M to Hire 1,000 New Officers

The Justice Department is giving $139 million to police departments across the U.S. as part of a grant program that would bring on more than 1,000 new officers.
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Bannon judge represented Bush Justice Department in executive privilege fights

More than a decade before he was assigned the criminal contempt case brought against Steve Bannon, Judge Carl Nichols was a top Justice Department lawyer deeply involved in pushing sweeping arguments in favor of shielding an ex-presidential adviser from congressional testimony.
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Bannon judge represented Bush DOJ in executive privilege fights

More than a decade before he was assigned the criminal contempt case brought against Steve Bannon, Judge Carl Nichols was a top Justice Department lawyer deeply involved in pushing sweeping arguments in favor of shielding an ex-presidential adviser from congressional testimony.
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Democrats reveal their criticisms and frustrations with Biden's attorney general Merrick Garland

Attorney General Merrick Garland has faced criticism for not adapting his judge-like style to the political demands of his Justice Department role.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Merrick Garland has frustrated Democrats with his judge-like approach to running the DOJ. Recent House and Senate oversight hearings reveal Garland's political blind spot. Garland has tangled with the White House and been slow delivering Democrats' desired policy moves. Just a day after a violent mob stormed th...
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Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to 2 counts of contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon leaves the federal courthouse after testifying at the trial of Roger Stone in November 2019.Alex Wong/Getty Images Steve Bannon pleaded not guilty to 2 misdemeanor counts of contempt of Congress. Bannon surrendered to the FBI on Monday morning. The DOJ indicted Bannon last week after he failed to comply with a Jan. 6 select committee subpoena. Steve Bannon on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to two counts of contempt of Congress.The Justice Department charged Bannon on Friday after h...
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Here's what happened inside the courtroom during the wild sentencing for the Capitol riot's QAnon Shaman

Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman, inside the Capitol on January 6.Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Jacob Chansley, known as the "QAnon Shaman," received one of the longest prison sentences stemming from January 6. Chansley and his defense lawyer charmed the judge with praise and remorse for the attack on the Capitol. The convicted Capitol rioter mentioned Jesus and Gandhi, and the judge thought he sounded a little like MLK. Wearing a green jumpsuit, his head closely shaved, Jac...
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