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Garland Confronts Long-Building Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism

Prosecutors’ approach to unauthorized disclosures of government secrets has undergone a sea change in the 21st century. By Charlie Savage WASHINGTON — Government leak hunters have been ratcheting up pressure on the ability of journalists to do their jobs for a generation — a push fueled by changing technology and fraught national-security issues that arose […]

Heather du Plessis-Allan: Don’t underestimate ‘pissy’ middle NZ voters

COMMENT Earlier this week, Labour’s polling guru made an astonishing admission on the radio. He didn’t think the government expected the blowback they’re getting over the Auckland cycle-bridge decision. Stephen Mills’ company UMR runs focus groups and polls for Labour. To him, the reaction seemed “right over the top in lots of ways”, led by […]

Robert Peston exposes Boris-Biden clash over NI – PM plays down G7 rift

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House panels open an inquiry into the health effects of tear gas used by police.

A year after racial justice protests around the country touched off violent clashes between activists and law enforcement, House Democrats on Thursday opened an investigation into the health effects of the use of tear gas by police. Two subcommittees of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform began the investigation by asking companies that manufacture […]

Ilhan Omar Again Sets Off a Fight Among Democrats

WASHINGTON — Representative Ilhan Omar is again at odds with her Democratic colleagues over Israel, but this time, she has brought her own country into the mix. The latest contretemps began on Monday, when Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, wrote on Twitter about a virtual exchange she had with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. […]

Shane Te Pou: Why we need to engage with gangs

OPINION: Some years back, I recall attending a Hui for gang members along with the then Western Māori MP Koro Wetere and a formidable Māori woman in her seventies, whose name unfortunately escapes me. Wetere was a canny and effective politician, as his consequential tenure as Māori Affairs Minister in the Eighties attests, and was […]