Media Bias Alert: Biden, McConnell, Others Switch Stances on Supreme Court Vacancies

The Supreme Court vacancy left after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing last Friday is up for grabs, and the media is all over it. Politicians and lawmakers from both parties are taking sides on whether to fill Ginsburg’s open seat before or after the 2020 presidential election . News reports...
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When Republicans and Democrats Live in Alternate Universes

Donald Trump and Joe Biden lead two different political parties with two vastly different ideologies and two dramatically different sets of policy, cultural and societal goals. But the biggest contrast between their respective political conventions has not been about COVID-19, or taxes or...
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When the Democrats Tell Young People To Wait Their Turn

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received one minute to address the Democratic National Convention this week. That’s only one minute more than I got. Joe Biden frequently talks about himself as a transition to a new generation of political leadership. But the Democrats’ future has not been on...
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Coverage of Harris as VP Pick Creates Partisan Filter Bubbles

For much of the past week, the media has largely set aside the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to go all in on coverage of Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate . To the surprise of few, the way any given news outlet covered the decision likely hinted at its editorial bias...
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When College Football Games Affect the Presidential Election

Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate did not have nearly the impact on the presidential race as other news that was breaking this week. If Donald Trump is not re-elected, he can blame Northern Illinois University. That’s not because the state of Illinois is in play...
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Story of the Week: Biden VP Search Ends; Harris has Chance to Make History

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Former vice president and presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) as his running mate in a tweet Tuesday. Harris, the Senate’s only black woman, previously served as San...
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Story of the Week: Speculation Swirls Around Biden VP Pick

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to choose a 2020 running mate in the coming weeks, winding down a polarized selection process that elicited zest for progress on one side, and scorn for purported...
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Media Bias Alert: N.Y. Times Edits Biden Investigation — After Biden Campaign Complains

One of the country’s most powerful newspapers published an investigation of a sexual assault allegation against a top presidential candidate. When the candidate’s campaign complained about how the investigation worded detail of some of the candidate’s previously-known inappropriate...
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Story of the Week: Biden Shines On Super Tuesday

Fresh off a rejuvenating primary win in South Carolina on Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden won 10 of 14 states on Super Tuesday 2020, cementing himself as an apparent frontrunner for the Democratic nomination alongside Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Biden's surge was coupled with...
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Story of the Week: Hunter Biden Steps Down from Chinese Company, Admits "Poor Judgement"

Tracking impeachment: Attention has shifted to President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani , who is accused of pushing the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens on Trump's behalf. Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, forfeited his spot on the board of a Chinese private equity firm...
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