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Reuters PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Judge blocks some funds Trump sought for U.S.-Mexico border wall
The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier.

READ: Federal judge's ruling blocking Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall (CNN Politics)

The Daily BeastMay 24, 2019
New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Editors Alarmed by Assange Indictment
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty/AlamyThe editors of the nation's most influential newspapers on Friday warned against President Donald Trump administration's latest threat to the First Amendment, expressing distress over the Justice Department's unprecedented use of the century-old Espionage Act to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified material.

American media outlets regularly publish classified material, even on occasion over the objections of the White House, as a legitimate journalistic exercise in serving the public's right to know. Previous administrations have conducted leak investigations, and sometimes have charged the alleged leakers, but they have uniformly opted not to prosecute the journalists.

In statements to The Daily Beast, both New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, and Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Matt Murray sounded the alarm over the Trump administration's latest attack on the news media, which the president regularly calls "the enemy of the people."

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