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News You Need to Know

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Carl Hulse
The New York Times
Centrist House Republicans have always been like the dependable partner in a turbulent relationship — slightly dull, predictable, the one who remembers family birthdays and pays the bills. It was members of the hard-right caucus who provided the exciting but volatile side, always threatening to break things off unless they got their way.
Kimberly Atkins
Boston Herald
A federal court ruling that President Trump’s practice of blocking critics on Twitter is unconstitutional could have a ripple effect from the White House to town halls across the country and accelerate challenges to restrictions by public officials on other social media.
Josh Gerstein
Special counsel Robert Mueller is fighting a drive by media organizations to unseal secret court filings relating to searches and surveillance efforts undertaken as part of the investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.