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Steve Thomma
17 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 1:42pm
Hey Marist, you will really enjoy this. (But he doesn’t exactly look like this now) https://t.co/6E25pGv1JJ

Steve Thomma
1 day ago:   Wednesday Feb 20 - 3:40pm
Fun note: they alternated between an Army and Marine crew from Ike until the 1970s, when it became all Marine. https://t.co/cLXX7KUx1W

Steve Thomma
2 days ago:   Tuesday Feb 19 - 8:49pm
RT @whca: Former #WHCA president ⁦@AnnCompton⁩ moderates talk at ⁦@WhiteHouseHstry⁩ with William Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower.” https://t.co/FD5XbjZsoz


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Steve Thomma
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 2:30pm
RT @domadmission: Dreaming of warm days on the Quad! Is it Spring yet? https://t.co/agFyrBHbQY


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Steve Thomma
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 12:35pm
Should be Ike this year. https://t.co/awzBeTfE7i

Steve Thomma
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 12:13pm
Capitol Police crackdown on press escalates to physical altercation https://t.co/WXPDspWjxC

Steve Thomma
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 8:27pm
That’s a government press release, with the photo showing what the government wants to show. Photojournalists have a different eye. https://t.co/eVtjSQ5q8D

Steve Thomma
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 7:27pm
The government did not allow photojournalists to cover the swearing in of Attorney General Barr in the Oval Office. The government sent out its own photo. But you won’t see it here.

Steve Thomma
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 7:55pm
Thomas Barrack, Trump Confidant, Apologizes for Remarks Defending Saudis Over Killing - The New York Times https://t.co/z6TrxiN6hM

Steve Thomma
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 2:15pm
RT @whca: Statement on attack on journalist at president’s rally. https://t.co/cdyMl9C2NO


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Steve Thomma
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 11:52am
RT @johnrobertsFox: So - it finally happened. A journalist was attacked at a @realDonaldTrump rally.

Steve Thomma
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 11:51am
RT @pdanahar: I’ve written to @PressSec asking for a full review of security arrangements for the media after last night’s attack on our BBC cameraman at the President's rally. Access into the media area was unsupervised. No one in law enforcement intervened before, during or after the attack.

Steve Thomma
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 9:39am
RT @BBCWorld: Donald Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman as US president speaks at a campaign rally in Texas [tap to expand] https://t.co/PTAxA4uBSg https://t.co/LMaWQLGxGT


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Steve Thomma
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 5:25pm
Any update since this 4 hours ago? https://t.co/aTIxdkZklC

Steve Thomma
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Feb 5 - 7:31pm
RT @aliciakjennings: Getting ready to televise tonight’s State of the Union — coverage for all networks starts when the Joint Session is gaveled in, POTUS speaks just after 9p ET https://t.co/4m8TaI01PL


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Steve Thomma
2 weeks ago:   Monday Feb 4 - 7:32am
RT @tim_cook: “Knowing keeps us free.” Proud to stand with @washingtonpost and journalists everywhere in support of press freedom. https://t.co/zL9Rc23W7l


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Steve Thomma
2 weeks ago:   Sunday Feb 3 - 10:12pm
RT @washingtonpost: Because knowing empowers us. Knowing helps us decide. Knowing keeps us free. #democracydiesindarkness https://t.co/j20M5UBdq2 https://t.co/bCtLZrUURJ


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Steve Thomma
2 weeks ago:   Friday Feb 1 - 7:25pm
RT @GeraldFSeib: It was 17 years ago this week that our friend and WSJ collegue Daniel Pearl was killed by terrorists in Pakistan. That is what real journalism means. Let us not forget him. https://t.co/mHoEaMt0Fs


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Steve Thomma
3 weeks ago:   Monday Jan 28 - 7:36pm
A little cold right now, but a very interesting museum and worth a stop. https://t.co/rvGb3Az3HO

Steve Thomma
3 weeks ago:   Friday Jan 25 - 11:15am
Mine just came from a Thurmond Maryland number. Said they would issue arrest warrant. https://t.co/MF2Py29aNe

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 22 - 3:08pm
RT @whca: Statement on White House news briefings from WHCA President Olivier Knox. https://t.co/jhQjVrz1bC


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Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 20 - 6:12pm
@DanaPerino That god only works against the Bears.

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Thursday Jan 17 - 7:47am
57 percent of voters say they won’t support Trump in 2020 | PBS NewsHour https://t.co/bthKI2SVjp

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 13 - 10:52am
Martha Kumar’s research is the gold standard of presidential interactions and with the press. https://t.co/kRR9xlRiKH

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Friday Jan 11 - 10:22pm
RT @VP: Deeply troubling to learn that #Burma’s courts upheld the convictions of 2 journalists today - failing a basic test in democracy. In the name of free & independent press, the gov’t of Burma should release these journalists immediately. The world is watching. #FreeWaLoneKyawSoeOo https://t.co/7SAEUfYtpo

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Friday Jan 11 - 5:24pm
RT @OKnox: Terrible news about two reporters targeted by the government of Burma/Myanmar after they uncovered a massacre. https://t.co/JtPt8Y9pwl

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Friday Jan 11 - 4:54pm
RT @OKnox: My understanding of the rules, shaped by lawmaker behavior over the past 20 years, is that you're allowed to bring a six-pack of beer onto the House floor -- it just has to be inside you. https://t.co/i1LDKEvX1W

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Friday Jan 11 - 9:12am
RT @TreyYingst: Joking about running over @Acosta with a golf cart isn't funny. Threats against journalists aren't funny. Sad to see so many people retweeting this trash. https://t.co/q4VtQPA5yj

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Wednesday Jan 9 - 4:03pm
I count 4 presidents of the #WHCA - and an entire crew of terrific reporters. https://t.co/jvy7EfMHLj

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Tuesday Jan 8 - 3:22pm
RT @whca: @ktumulty Why this one, naturally.... https://t.co/R0qkM4hBC0


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Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 9:09pm
This is terrific. Awful. But terrific. https://t.co/gs7d2Yzjay

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 8:37pm
RT @NFL_Memes: Bears fans right now... https://t.co/x1ntKEQgmL


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Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 8:36pm
Couldn’t say it any better. https://t.co/WfRZocrVAI

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 8:11pm
As of now, my team (Bears) is watching from home too. I’ll keep you company. https://t.co/mm87E1mshx

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 5:32pm
RT @OKnox: News, indeed. https://t.co/L9gjciQNeD

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 12:06pm
RT @ZekeJMiller: Trump aide: Syria withdrawal waiting on 'conditions' https://t.co/z13Ead81ga

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Sunday Jan 6 - 11:58am
RT @ZekeJMiller: JERUSALEM (AP) — National security adviser, John Bolton, says the U.S. military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group, and Turkey assuring the safety of Kurdish fighters allied with the US https://t.co/z13Ead81ga

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Saturday Jan 5 - 7:22pm
Anti-LGBTQ pastor ousted for ‘sleeping with prostitutes,’ fellow IFB pastor says https://t.co/FIZfl1mT7G

Steve Thomma
1 month ago:   Monday Dec 31 - 2:30pm
RT @DalaiLama: If love is defined as a wish that others be happy and compassion as the wish that they be free from suffering, and you cultivate love and compassion within yourself, it will ensure happiness, good health and peace of mind.

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Saturday Dec 22 - 8:48am
Terrific photo of Mitch McConnell in midst of budget drama, by ⁦@jaheezus⁩ for The Washington Post. Kept looking at it instead of the story in today’s paper. https://t.co/aXi20Rj7fD


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Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Friday Dec 21 - 6:11pm
RT @OKnox: Mortified to be so appallingly late to this, please accept my apologies, but I just realized that if The Rock runs for president, his slogan is going to be "Dwayne the swamp!"

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Monday Dec 17 - 5:28pm
RT @EWTNNewsNightly: A very #HappyBirthday to @Pontifex! ✝️🎂 https://t.co/zOQfXz2KuF


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Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Sunday Dec 16 - 4:04pm
Especially sweet clinching the division by beating the Packers. #GoBears https://t.co/7buqETLMI5


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Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Friday Dec 14 - 2:29pm
Hate to miss the great basement party. https://t.co/ts0Vumjgsp

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Thursday Dec 13 - 9:59pm
Always love the Social Hall ⁦@DominicanU⁩ at Christmas. https://t.co/Ydvldoxnc1


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Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Thursday Dec 13 - 9:54am
And it was a dramatic come-from-behind win. With the big bet on daily double. https://t.co/ozpKfhx4fQ

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Thursday Dec 13 - 9:51am
Just wow. https://t.co/dig9hn2XQ5

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Thursday Dec 13 - 7:33am
Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press | Fox News https://t.co/Is6bDsnVdx

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Monday Dec 10 - 7:03am
#GoBears #goChristmas https://t.co/Xn0gPM7jRe


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Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Sunday Dec 9 - 11:02pm
Well placed upright. #GoBears

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Sunday Dec 9 - 2:45pm
RT @aliciakjennings: A week ago today we started the whirlwind preparations to televise the ceremony and lying in state for George H.W. Bush at the Capitol. These events have become important milestones in our nation’s collective life and psyche, and I’m proud to do my part to bring that to everyone. https://t.co/Dw7FGzSV12


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Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Sunday Dec 9 - 2:44pm
Never saw this before. Terrific. https://t.co/7aq9XMlkie

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 5 - 12:55pm
RT @BrennanDU: @usnews ranks @DominicanU at No. 3 on its list of “Best Value Schools” in the Midwest. In IL, we’re No. 1. And now, our top-ranked grad programs are even more affordable! If you received your degree from DU, we offer a 20% tuition discount. More: https://t.co/kQUY9SXjaK

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 5 - 12:19pm
RT @BKandtheWorld: The very droll former senator Alan Simpson on GHWB's character: "Those in Washington who travel the high road of humility are not bothered by heavy traffic."

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 5 - 6:56am
Congratulations to ⁦@JAEnda1⁩, one of the best journalists I know. (And my former reporting partner on the White House) https://t.co/oJTOYLskRX


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Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Monday Dec 3 - 8:31am
Good eye for history. That last leap forward didn’t work out so well. https://t.co/FujtrrBtHA

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Saturday Dec 1 - 11:21am
Fascinating footnote to George Bush '88 campaign from @jmeacham's excellent biography: "New York developer Donald Trump mentioned his availability as a vice presidential candidate to (campaign manager) Lee Atwater. Bush thought the overture `strange and unbelievable.'''

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Saturday Dec 1 - 9:34am
@KevinMaddenDC Class.

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Saturday Dec 1 - 7:08am
George Bush was a genuine American hero. And a true gentleman. https://t.co/SoRtR7PBOM

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 28 - 8:10pm
RT @ZekeJMiller: The White House abandoned the press pool at the Christmas tree lighting. Trump is allegedly back at the White House.

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 28 - 2:05pm
Inside-the-beltway tip: the worst traffic in DC is NOT on Inauguration Day. It’s the day they light the National Christmas Tree near the White House. And it’s a wimpy tree anyway.

Steve Thomma
2 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 27 - 2:33pm
RT @weijia: Packed house as WH Press corps waits for @PressSec’s first briefing since 10/29. Our @stevenportnoy is ready! https://t.co/G5umPQq4Li


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Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 21 - 8:56pm
Not sure how that happened. Wasn’t intentional. But fixed now. https://t.co/niMGCyFZoq

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 21 - 8:46pm
Done. https://t.co/ipyW6kV4Qc

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 21 - 8:39pm
Rush Limbaugh ripping into a dead man today: “Jamal Khashoggi is not a journalist. It’s another myth that the media perpetuated simply because he wrote a column now. He’s not a journalist. He was a Middle Eastern activist. He was pro-Muslim Brotherhood, anti-Saudi royal family.”

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Sunday Nov 18 - 11:12pm
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Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Saturday Nov 17 - 12:32pm
RT @SenBobCorker: Everything points to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, MbS, ordering @washingtonpost journalist Jamal #Khashoggi's killing. The Trump administration should make a credible determination of responsibility before MbS executes the men who apparently carried out his orders.

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Saturday Nov 17 - 11:54am
RT @maggieNYT: FACT CHECK: Emailed with @PressSec and spoke with first deputy Hogan Gidley, who is quoted. POTUS would need to talk to them about why they didn’t provide us with a quote from him. https://t.co/Z5gE9q8FqF

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Thursday Nov 15 - 9:21am
RT @LWalters45: A beautiful snowy morning at the @WhiteHouse https://t.co/f3sJHIbx3f


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Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Thursday Nov 15 - 7:53am
RT @jonkarl: FYI — Robert Mueller did not work for Obama for 8 years. He ran the FBI under George W Bush for nearly 8 years. He remained FBI Director under Obama for 4 years, confirmed to extend his 10-year term by a Senate vote of 100-0. https://t.co/y2taMINkFo

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Thursday Nov 15 - 7:49am
RT @aliciakjennings: This is one of many stories I worked on yesterday, but by far the most chilling. https://t.co/7SzcH9C5Fa

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Thursday Nov 15 - 7:49am
RT @HowardKurtz: Fox backing CNN suit vs White House is not condoning Jim Acosta. Company says Fox doesn't "condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press"

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Thursday Nov 15 - 7:48am
RT @tarapalmeri: “To take away credentials is corrosive to our institutions” — Flake https://t.co/IVYDSdLzSo

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Thursday Nov 15 - 7:48am
RT @grynbaum: BuzzFeed, CBS, ABC & WSJ have joined as well https://t.co/RQhCuweL2c

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 14 - 10:59am
RT @learyreports: Fox News joins CNN in Acosta battle: https://t.co/XdtAOSMrKJ


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Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 13 - 7:35pm
The U.S. recorded a $100.5 billion budget deficit in October, an increase of about 60% from a year earlier https://t.co/HtvfCUMsJc via @bpolitics

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 13 - 4:57pm
RT @peterbakernyt: White House shifts its explanation for barring @Acosta — no more mention of “placing his hands” on anyone, now the issue supposedly is that he kept asking questions. So if they think he monopolizes a press conference, why do they call on him?

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Thursday Nov 8 - 8:16am
RT @rebeccaballhaus: Trump suspended CNN reporter Jim Acosta's hard pass, accusing him of having "placed his hands" on an intern who tried to take his mic at today’s presser. Acosta didn't inappropriately touch her & said, "Pardon me, ma'am" as she tried to take the mic. https://t.co/KfWp4INveg

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 7 - 11:34am
Noteworthy: 3 big states that shocked pundits and helped Trump win in ‘16 - Michigan, Pennsylvania & Wisconsin - all went Democrat in statewide votes for both governor and senator Tuesday.

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 6 - 11:31pm
RT @letsgomathias: Just got kicked out of Steve King’s election night party! King’s son Jeff, who is the campaign chairman, told me to leave the building.

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 6 - 10:39pm
The @ABC election set is so big it looks like it should have goal posts at each end.

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 6 - 7:10pm
I’ll bet their voter turnout is 100 percent - every time. https://t.co/yTuILYMHCU

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 6 - 6:20pm
RT @dougmillsnyt: The sun sets over the West Wing of the White House on election day. @WhiteHouse https://t.co/y6gSxhgDNA


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Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Sunday Nov 4 - 1:02pm
I have that paper framed, with page 1 on one side and page 2 on the reverse side. https://t.co/ol9ShM1MyP

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Saturday Nov 3 - 11:55am
RT @whca: White House clamps down on media 'jostling and general chaos' during Trump questioning https://t.co/s1z5diQ0TJ

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Saturday Nov 3 - 10:25am
This was page 2 of the Chicago Tribune 70 years ago today. Guess what was on page 1. https://t.co/7EWjv7ftQP


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Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Saturday Nov 3 - 8:51am
RT @peterbakernyt: Jobs created during the first 21 months of Trump’s presidency and the final 21 months of Obama’s presidency: Trump: 4,054,000 Obama: 4,477,000 So job creation is no better now than it was under Obama. What is striking is that the recovery continues so long after it started.

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Monday Oct 29 - 8:26am
Couldn’t agree more. Coolest display I’ve seen at WH https://t.co/0YKAwMAWXl

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Friday Oct 26 - 9:09am
Trump approval at 39 percent. https://t.co/vo1wtCbqPm

Steve Thomma
3 months ago:   Friday Oct 26 - 7:39am
RT @DominicanU: Thank you, @SenatorDurbin for visiting Dominican University and talking to our Dominican Immigrant Student Collective on Wednesday. https://t.co/GyybvNnOsb


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Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Thursday Oct 25 - 7:37am
RT @jimsciutto: Breaking: Contradicting earlier denials, Saudi General Prosecutor says Khashoggi Murder “Premediated”

Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Thursday Oct 25 - 7:37am
RT @AP: BREAKING: New York police bomb squad removes suspicious package from building associated with Robert De Niro.

Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 24 - 6:43pm
RT @weijia: Just now at Wisconsin #MAGA rally, the crowd erupted in “LOCK HER UP” chants—the same day a suspicious device was sent to @HillaryClinton and @realDonaldTrump called for UNITY.

Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 24 - 4:24pm
RT @JaxAlemany: One of my most vivid 2016 memories: a rally in STL where I was dragged out of the hall by my ponytail for leaving the press pen to cover the non-stop altercations (protesters being attacked by supporters/ removed by security) Trump called it all "exciting" https://t.co/QQwwiKZFSw https://t.co/va0nANLM4M


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Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 24 - 12:05pm
RT @GlennThrush: Except for the hard-working, not-famous, not-rich security folks, package screeners and innocent bystanders who could be blow to bits... https://t.co/I64lML2K1p

Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Tuesday Oct 23 - 11:34am
Think there will be a long line to stand at the bow for the “I’m king of the world” shot? https://t.co/jSgOXhXJza

Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Friday Oct 19 - 12:36pm
RT @ZekeJMiller: .⁦@whca⁩ Statement on President's Remarks in Montana https://t.co/i54aaD261e


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Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Friday Oct 19 - 12:36pm
RT @toddgillman: Assaults on journalists are not OK, and it's not OK for the president to celebrate a congressman's physical -- and criminal -- assault of a journalist. @WHCA https://t.co/S8qoDDGAwY


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Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Friday Oct 19 - 11:35am
“This amounts to a celebration of a crime” https://t.co/IZpr7qg2k6

Steve Thomma
4 months ago:   Thursday Oct 18 - 9:15pm
This was a crime. Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for that body slam of a reporter. Sentenced to community service, treatment for anger management and fined. https://t.co/jGjmK24eZZ