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Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/16/18, 11:37 am

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, against President Donald Trump, saying the president’s speech constituted “‘rhetorical hyperbole’ against a political adversary,” and it would “hamper the office of the President” to label it defamation. Clifford sued Trump in April for a tweet in which he suggested she was lying about having an affair with him. She had released a sketch of a man she said threatened her not to reveal the alleged affair.

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White House tight-lipped on census citizenship question

Politics | The Supreme Court will decide whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must give a deposition
by Anne K. Walters
Posted 10/11/18, 03:30 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily protected Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from facing legal questions about the 2020 U.S. census amid an ongoing battle over a question about respondents’ citizenship.

The Census Bureau, which is part of the Commerce Department, plans to ask all U.S. residents about their citizenship as part of the once-a-decade population survey of every household in the United States.

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Why do the nations rage?

News analysis | Analyzing displays of passion (or lack thereof)
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/05/18, 11:46 am

Saturday, Oct. 13, is the 30th anniversary of the most controversial questions ever asked at a presidential debate. CNN’s Bernard Shaw asked Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, “Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?”

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