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‘Trying to Shut Down Press Access’: Reporters Blast New Restrictions on Interviews with Senators (UPDATED)

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Various journalists tweeted this morning that there’s now a crackdown going on for reporters wanting to conduct interviews with senators:

And naturally, a lot of people in the media weren’t happy about this, and some even questioned whether this was related to the health care bill:

UPDATE –– 1:15 pm ET: There’s a statement out from the Senate Rules Committee now claiming “no additional restrictions” are in place:

UPDATE –– 3:16 pm ET: Shelby is claiming now that this was a “miscommunication”:

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