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Wall Street

June 8, 2015 –  01:31 PM EDT
By Bernard Condon
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Those record profits that companies are reporting may not be all they’re cracked up to be.

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AP: 5 things to know from the AP-GfK poll on politics

Elections

By JENNIFER AGIESTA
Associated Press
Aug 7, 2014 – 3:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds the nation dissatisfied with what Congress and President Barack Obama have done lately, and few expect much more after the midterm elections. Here’s a look at five things to know from the poll.

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Reuters: Justice Department defends journalist email search

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee in Washington

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on ”Oversight of the United States Department of Justice” on Capitol Hill in Washington May 15, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON | Fri May 24, 2013 5:00pm EDT

(Reuters) – The Justice Department said on Friday that senior officials including Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search an email account belonging to a Fox News reporter whose story on North Korea prompted a leak investigation.

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LATimes: Scale of government’s AP records seizure surprises many

DOJ

The Obama administration has zealously prosecuted leaks involving national security, but the secret collection of records for 20 Associated Press phone lines reaches a new level.

By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
May 19, 2013, 8:41 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, the Obama administration brought criminal charges under the Espionage Act against Thomas Drake, an Air Force veteran and intelligence expert at the National Security Agency in Maryland.

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By Sean Sullivan
Published: May 14, 2013

More than four dozen media organizations joined forces Tuesday to sharply rebuke the Justice Department for secretly gathering the phone records of Associated Press journalists, calling on the department to promptly return the records and disclose all other pending subpoenas related to the news media.

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Shane Goldmacher
May 14 2013, 4:39 PM ET

As three separate scandals – the IRS targeting the tea party, the Justice Department’s phone-records grab from the AP, and Benghazi – erupt simultaneously, congressional Republicans are hoping to fold them into a single narrative of an unaccountable and overreaching White House that cannot be trusted.

As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., put it colorfully during a Fox News appearance, “This sounds like a president somewhat drunk on power.”

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LATimes: Government secretly obtains phone records from journalists

DOJ

Prosecutors targeted the Associated Press in an attempt to learn who leaked information about the CIA and an apparent terrorist plot in Yemen.

Government secretly probed AP phone records
By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
May 13, 2013, 9:33 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors secretly obtained telephone records from more than 20 lines belonging to the Associated Press and its journalists in an attempt to learn who leaked information on how the CIA thwarted an apparent terrorist plot hatched in Yemen.

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