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'Maybe the Worst FCC I've Ever Seen'

June 20, 2017

In just a few short months, the Trump wrecking ball has pounded away at rules and regulations in virtually every government agency. The Federal Communications Commission is no exception.

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Trump's Media Attacks Undercut Press Freedom

October 18, 2017

President Trump’s repeated attacks on journalists and what he calls “fake news” are undermining press freedom at a time when newspapers and broadcasters already are struggling with declining subscription and advertising revenues.

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Tom Mathews, Common Cause's First VP, Dies at 96

October 17, 2017

There’s sad news today from Utah, where the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Tom Mathews, recruited by Common Cause founder John Gardner in 1970 to serve as the fledgling organization’s first vice president, died Saturday at age 96.

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