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Mike Pence at TPUSA Event: ‘Censorship Is the Tool of a Coward’

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at Turning Point USA’s Midwest Regional Conference on Friday, where he told students and activists that “censorship is the tool of a coward” and that there is a “battle over the closing of the American mind” on college campuses today. Pence added that the Trump administration “will not stand idly by and allow public institutions to violate their students’ constitutional rights.”

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Exclusive: Conservatives Unite Against H.R. 1, ‘Ultimate Fantasy of the Left’

Over 100 conservative leaders nationwide released a “Memo to the Movement” from the Conservative Action Project on Monday, declaring that they are opposed to the Democrats’ kick-off legislation H.R. 1, which would profoundly shift elections toward liberal candidates and open the door to rampant voter fraud, calling Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill “the ultimate fantasy of the left.”

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during a press conference at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC on November 6, 2018. - Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of US President Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress …

BDS Fail: Judge Rejects Arkansas Newspaper Suit on Israel Boycott Law

TEL AVIV —  A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit in Arkansas by a local newspaper to block an anti-BDS law against Israel, ruling that such boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment since denying a purchase on account of perceived injustices relating to Israeli policies has nothing to do with free speech. 

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Buzzfeed Beats Defamation Lawsuit over Trump Russia ‘Dossier’

A federal judge in Miami threw out a defamation lawsuit Wednesday by a Russian businessman against Buzzfeed over the publication of the infamous Russia “dossier” in January 2017, saying it was protected by the “fair report privilege.”

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Klukowski: DOJ Should Appeal Court’s Reinstating CNN Acosta’s Credentials

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration in Washington, DC, on Friday to restore the White House press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta. But the appellate precedent underlying that order is wrong, so the Justice Department should continue appealing it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the case should be dismissed under the political-question doctrine.

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Klukowski: Donald Trump Will Win CNN Lawsuit; Constitution on His Side

President Donald Trump will win the lawsuit that CNN filed against him on Tuesday after the White House revoked Jim Acosta’s press pass, both because the Constitution does not allow a federal court to issue this kind of order to the White House and because the First Amendment does not protect what Acosta did.

As President Donald Trump points to CNN's Jim Acosta, a White House aide takes the microphone from him during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington.