Eminem's Legal Battle Against New Zealand Political Party Spills Into U.S. Court

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A track known as "Eminem esque," used in political ads, allegedly sources to a California company. Music Music Politics Business THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

Donald Trump Moves to Dismiss Ex-'Apprentice' Star's "Politically Motivated" Lawsuit

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Politics Television Politics Business THR OnlineThe president's court papers frame Summer Zervos' defamation complaint as an attempt to gather fodder for impeachment hearings. read more. THR, Esq.

Donald Trump Beats Libel Lawsuit Over Tweets Directed at Political Strategist

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The judge concludes Trump's tweets were "opinion" and acknowledges that to some, truth has been lost in a social media era where bullying reigns. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Culture Tech Business THR Online

'Monkey Selfie' Heads to Appeals Court Amid Legal Circus Between PETA and Primate Expert

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Tech Culture Politics Tech THR Online PoliticsNon-human copyright ownership issues are swamped by a jungle of legal oddities. read more. THR, Esq.

Homeland Security Releases Emails Showing Political Influence for Sony, Time Warner Projects

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The newly released documents buttress a report issued late last month detailing how an immigration director was swayed with respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in film and TV investments under the EB-5 visa program. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Kathy Griffin Says She's Gotten Death Threats, Contacted by Secret Service Over Trump Stunt

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Politics Politics THR OnlineThe comedienne says she's been bullied by the Trump family following her shocking bloody photo stunt — which was inspired by his comments regarding Megyn Kelly during his campaign. read more. THR, Esq.

Fox News Targets New Jersey Newspaper for Posting Clips of Its Political Coverage

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The display of an embedded video under the caption, "Baier: Will MSNBC cover Christie exoneration" is alleged to be a copyright violation and a false endorsement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Donald Trump Can Destroy Records Without Judicial Review, Justice Department Tells Court

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Politics Politics Tech THR OnlineDeleted tweets? Purges of phone records? The erasing of secretly recorded conversations? The Trump Administration tells a D.C. judge that courts can't review compliance with preservation laws. read more. THR, Esq.

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AMC's 'Walking Dead' Lawyer Apologizes for Obscenity-Laced Emails to Trump Commenter

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Politics Politics THR Online"I already know where you live, I'm on you," Marc Kasowitz wrote to a man who said he should quit working for the president. read more. THR, Esq.

New National "Right to Work" Bill Threatens Hollywood Unions

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The Business Home Business THR Online Labor PoliticsLegislation is “a backdoor attempt at bankrupting labor unions,” say Congressional Democrats. read more. THR, Esq.

One Year After Trump's Pledge to Sue N.Y. Times, He Lets Groping Story Go

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Politics Television Politics Business THR OnlineThat's significant because Wednesday, the statute of limitations expires on a libel claim brought in New York over the publication's groping story. read more. THR, Esq.

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Polanski lawyers accuse prosecutor of playing politics

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By Eriq Gardner In case the California Superior Court didn't get the memo, Roman Polanski's lawyers sent a reminder yesterday that they believe justice will be served by sentencing the fugitive filmmaker in absentia. In a court brief filed yesterday, Tags: Criminal

Australian Political Leader Caught Plagiarizing 'The American President'

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Eriq Gardner From Down Under to Los Angeles, some politicians are a bit too inspired by Hollywood. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Aaron Sorkin Annette Bening Michael Douglas International

Donald Trump's DOJ Lawyers Argue Emoluments Lawsuit is Unconstitutional

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Politics Politics THR Online Donald TrumpThe President is facing a lawsuit that asks the court to decide whether the Constitution bars him from receiving foreign money from his international business ventures. read more. THR, Esq.

NPR wades into political waters of gay marriage

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By Eriq Gardner National Public Radio has flourished recently by staying out of political hot water in an era when many broadcasters are desperately seeking to hold consumer attention by hosting controversial opinion-spewers on the right or left. By sticking.

FCC Clarifies Public File Obligations for Identifying Issues and Sponsors for Political Ads – Admonishes Numerous TV Stations for Violations

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Late Friday, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued an order (at this time available in Word format only, here ) clarifying its public file rules for political ads – both ads from candidates and from third-party groups. The FCC’s order interprets Section 315(e) of the Communications Act, which sets the rules for the disclosures required for political ads. Advertising Issues Political Broadcasting Television Communications Act Section 315(e) online political file PAC ads sponsorship

Republican Congressman Sues TV Stations Over 'Defamatory' Political Ad (Video)

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Television Politics BusinessRep Jeff Denham claims he advised TV stations about the falsity of an attack ad about his voting record, but the commercials ran anyway. read more. THR, Esq.

FCC Chairman Reminds TV Broadcasters of the Importance of their Online Political File Obligations as its Staff Investigates Complaints about Deficiencies

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Two weeks ago, we wrote about the complaints filed against 11 big-market TV stations about deficiencies in the political broadcasting paperwork in their online public file. This week, the FCC’s Office of Political Broadcasting in its Media Bureau sent letters to all of the stations involved, asking that the stations respond to the complaints and provide details about the factual assertions that were made, by May 27.

Donald Trump's Media Threats Are Why a Free Speech Protection Law Is Needed

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Culture Television Culture Business THR Online Donald Trump PoliticsA message to the U.S. Congress: Pass a federal anti-SLAPP statute. read more. THR, Esq.

Examining Fox News's Political Influence

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Joshua David Clinton, Vanderbilt University Department of Political Science, and Ted Enamorado have published The Fox News Factor: How the Spread of Fox News Affects Position Taking in Congress. Here is the abstract. Scholars have argued that the media can

McKenna Long Unveils ‘Politics, Law and Policy Blog’

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Members of the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice at the law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP today launched Politics, Law and Policy Blog , a blog devoted to providing bipartisan policy insights and political intelligence.

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President Trump Goes to Appeals Court (or At Least His Mean Tweets Do)

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"The medium is not the message," a political consultant tells a New York appeals court. Television Television Politics Tech THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

Trump's Justice Department Lawyers Ask Court to Toss Twitter Users' Lawsuit

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Politics Politics THR OnlineThe DOJ argues Trump's tweeting isn't "state action" and its supporting statements imply the site would be well within its rights to ban the president if it wanted to. read more. THR, Esq.

Donald Trump's Chinese Trademarks Now Part of Emoluments Lawsuit

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Politics Television Politics Business THR OnlineA Washington, D.C.-based based ethics group has beefed up a complaint alleging that Trump's acceptance of foreign money and gifts is a constitutional violation. read more. THR, Esq.

'Apprentice' Alum Suing Trump Argues President Wants "De Facto Immunity"

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Politics Television Culture Politics Business THR OnlineSummer Zervos' attorney writes in a new court papers that the U.S. president shouldn't be able to avoid disclosure by improper legal tactics. read more. THR, Esq.

The Trump Admin's Advice to Supreme Court in Copyright Case Is a True Mind-Bender

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Donald Trump Campaign Attacked by Nature Photographers in Copyright Lawsuit

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Television Television Culture Business THR Online Donald Trump PoliticsThe presidential candidate's use of an "iconic" eagle portrait leads to a complaint over "viral infringement." read more. THR, Esq.

Sirocco (Poetry & Politics)

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A wind that turns landscapes Into arid civic ruin. —————————————————————————— Previously Trump - ‘The Grand Experiment’ (Video) (Poetry & Politics Music/FX credits: piano Amir Mofrat; flute Jensmuse; wind Mark DiAngelo. Click here if the player above is not visible. An ill wind blows Straight across the land: You can feel it now. It’s a desert gale That dessicates compassion; A sandstorm Scouring empathy from the heart. It’s a parching blast, A dry sirocco That burns away kindness.

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Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Gains Support From Law Professors

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Politics Television Culture Politics THR Online"No one in our nation is above the law, not even the President," states an amicus brief. read more. THR, Esq.

Hollywood Guilds Silent on Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch But Management Lawyers Happy

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The Business Home Business THR Online Donald Trump Labor PoliticsThe Service Employees International Union isn’t, however. read more. THR, Esq.

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Judge in Murder Case Sues 'Gosnell' Filmmakers Over Depiction

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Business Movies Politics Business THR Online PoliticsJudge Jeffrey Minehart says filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have portrayed him "as a villain in their story of the righteous versus the wicked." read more. THR, Esq.

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How Hollywood Wins in Trump's Proposed Tax Plan: "This Is Huge"

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NBC Affiliates File "Equal Time" Notices for Donald Trump's 'SNL' Appearance

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The Business Television Business THR Online Donald Trump Saturday Night Live PoliticsWill other Republican presidential candidates seek more than 12 minutes of free air time? read more. THR, Esq.

Updated Political Broadcasting Guide – Questions and Answers about Broadcasters’ Obligations During this Election Season

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To help broadcasters sort out the confusing rules about political advertising , we have updated our Political Broadcasting Guide for Broadcasters (note that the URL for the updated version has not changed from prior versions, so your bookmarks should continue to work). The revised guide is much the same as the one that we published two years ago, formatted as Questions and Answers to cover many of the issues that come up for broadcasters in a political season.

Trump's First-Amendment Nemesis Explains How He'll Defend Any Defamation Lawsuits (Q&A)

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Culture Culture THR Online Donald Trump PoliticsNoted litigator Ted Boutrous is willing to represent news outlets and sexual assault accusers for free if the president-elect follows through on his legal threats. read more. THR, Esq.

Trump's New FCC Chief Could Let Big Media Get Even Bigger

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Business Politics Business Donald Trump THR Weekly MagazineThe president throws shade on an AT&T-Time Warner hookup, but Ajit Pai is signaling moves that could grease deals, help new players like Verizon and turn content makers into even more attractive targets. read more. THR, Esq.

Melania Trump Settles With Daily Mail Parent Over Escort Story

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Business Politics Business THR Online Melania Trump InternationalThe deal includes an apology and money for the First Lady. read more. THR, Esq.

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It's Time for Republican Presidential Candidates to Take a Stand on SOPA (Analysis)

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Eriq Gardner The controversial legislation is on the verge of breaking out as an election issue this political cycle, so why have the candidates been given a pass on taking a strong position either way? Tech Tech Business Mitt Romney Politics

UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotypes

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He explains its history and meaning and discusses its links to current UK politics. The Irish Times's Seamas O'Reilly discusses some racist imagery involving the Irish that has popped up in cartooning in UK media recently.

FCC Political Broadcasting Rules for Write-In Candidates

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Once the local election authority receives the papers (and does whatever evaluation may be required to determine if the filer is qualified for a place on the ballot), a person is legally qualified and entitled to all the FCC political broadcasting rights of a candidate: equal opportunities, no censorship, reasonable access if they are Federal candidates, and lowest unit rates during the limited LUC windows (45 days before a primary and 60 days before a general election).