Impeachment Moves to the Senate

A team of House representatives chosen as "impeachment managers" present the articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate Thursday afternoon, setting in motion the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Opening arguments begin next Tuesday, when 100 Senators become...
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Will Twitter’s New Restrictions Help or Hurt Civil Discourse?

Twitter will soon let you restrict who can reply to your tweets. The social media giant is experimenting with the following controls that it plans to roll out globally later this year: Global - Anybody can reply to your tweet Group - People you follow and mention in the tweet can reply...
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Iran, U.S. Trade Missile Strikes as Tensions Rise

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday morning, saying the U.S. "is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it," after a series of missile strikes in the Middle East seemingly brought tensions between the U.S. and Iran to a head. A U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Major...
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Political Polarization Is No Longer Just Red v Blue: It’s About Memetic Tribes

The United States is politically polarized — but perhaps not in the way you think. We tend to think of “polarization” as two competing red and blue tribes, each far away from the other in belief, values, and ideas, battling for political territory. Republican versus Democrat. Elephant...
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Militias Mount Violent Protests at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Iran-backed Iraqi militias mounted two days of protests at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, destroying property and trapping diplomats inside, before dispersing Wednesday night as the U.S. began deploying additional military forces to the region. The protests were in response to U.S...
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More Impeachment Articles Possible Against Trump

Lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee indicated Monday that more articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump could be possible, as House Democrats work to uncover potential new evidence of impeachable conduct by hearing testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn...
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Media Bias Watch: How Stories are Placed

AllSides frequently provides case studies that illustrate how bias appears in the media. Read more about AllSides’ 11 Types of Media Bias here. Tuesday, December 10th was a busy day in the news media, with Democrats announcing two articles of impeachment and President Trump taking major...
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Horowitz Testifies on Probe of FBI's Trump Investigation

Justice Department watchdog Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday on his findings in investigating the origins of the FBI probe into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Horowitz's report concluded that no one was vindicated;...
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How AllSides Labels Content: News, Opinion, Analysis, Fact Check

Updated 1/23/2020 News reports make up the majority of content aggregated on the AllSides daily news feed. The content’s original publisher typically designates it with a “News” label, or presents it in a section of its website that is clearly separate from any “Opinion” sections. Today,...
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Kamala Harris Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) officially ended her 2020 presidential campaign on Tuesday. Harris reportedly told supporters in an email that her campaign "simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue." The senator freshman will be up for re-election in 2022. Commentators...
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Media Bias Update: Bloomberg News Announces It Will Not Investigate Democratic Candidates

In November 2019, after Bloomberg News owner Michael Bloomberg entered the 2020 presidential race, the news outlet announced that it would not do investigative reporting on Bloomberg or any of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. It is an apparent admission that the organization...
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Twitter Suspends Journalist, Because Defining “Hate Speech” is Harder Than You’d Think

On Nov. 25, Twitter temporarily suspended Andy Ngo , a journalist known for documenting political violence, due to a tweet he sent to Chelsea Clinton. The suspension is a case study in differing definitions of “ hate speech ” on the left and right. Last week, Clinton retweeted the Human...
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In Testimony, Gordon Sondland Talks Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the Eurpoean Union, testified publicly Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Sondland's statements gave new insight on the alleged "quid pro quo" between Trump and Ukraine; he gave credence to the allegations, saying "...
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