first amendment

Balancing the First Amendment and Students’ Safety
Senate panel discusses free speech on college campuses

UNITED STATES — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., took part in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the issue of free speech on college campuses. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

When Zachary Wood arrived at Williams College his freshman year, he had high hopes for an academic environment that challenged his views. Now going into his senior year, Wood says he has faced backlash from students and administrators for inviting controversial speakers to campus.

Wood appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, part of a panel discussing free speech on college campuses.

Meet Capitol Hill's 'Jesus Lady': A Consistent Presence Since 1979

She’s been a fixture on Capitol Hill for decades. Members of Congress, staffers, journalists and other community dwellers all know her and her signature mannequin — of Jesus. She’s Rita Warren, more commonly known around the Hill as Jesus Lady.

Trump says He Won't Ban Reporters as President
GOP presumptive nominee said he selectedly denies campaign press credentials because he can

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would not selectively deny media access as president. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Donald Trump, who has refused to issue campaign press credentials to reporters whose coverage he dislikes, said in an interview published Wednesday morning that he would not continue the practice as president.  

At the White House, "It's a different thing," Trump told CNN's Brian Stelter. He added that he had banned reporters who he thought had treated him unfairly, but skirted a question about when a "bad" story about his actions would be justified.