Weekly United News Roundup: Early Dec. Polls Found Americans of All Political Stripes Strongly Supported A New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Plus, a bipartisan “908 Coalition” and increased openness toward the vaccine Congressional leaders announced an agreement on a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill Sunday night. Polls conducted in early December found the desire for a new stimulus bill was shared among Democrats and...
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Teen's Research Suggests Media Bias in Google Search Results Can Influence Political Opinions

A middle-schooler recently used AllSides Media Bias Ratings to dissect how bias in Google search results might influence people’s political opinions. We love when our audience uses our tools to investigate media bias. But it’s even better to see a teenager apply those resources to...
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Weekly United News Roundup: Democrats and Republicans Increasingly Support Taking Vaccines; Bipartisan Push Against Facebook; and Widespread Disapproval of Political Violence

This news roundup shines a new light on major news stories from the past week, highlighting what Americans have in common across political divides. As the FDA Approves the Pfizer COVID Vaccine, Increasing Numbers of Democrats and Republicans Show Interest in Receiving Vaccine As seen in...
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What Causes A Vicious Cycle of Polarization, and How Can It Be Reversed? Highlights and Takeaways from New Research

Political polarization in the United States has been on the rise , with partisanship and gridlock increasing in Washington. This impedes the country’s ability to overcome urgent challenges. Affective polarization, such as increased animosity towards political opponents, is especially...
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Unexpected Overlaps: Republican Voters Believe Humans Contribute to Climate Change, Support Limiting Emissions

During his campaign, Joe Biden ran on a plan for more aggressive climate change action. Among the changes, left-rated and right-rated sources confirm that former Secretary of State John Kerry will have a Cabinet-level role as a special envoy for climate and a seat on the National Security...
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How News Outlets Wrote About Elliot Page

News publishers were faced with a test of their reporting standards on Tuesday when Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor formerly known as Ellen Page, came out as transgender. The rights and identities of trans people are a politically polarizing issue for some in the United States,...
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Story of the Week: DOJ Says It Lacks Evidence of Decisive Voter Fraud

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. U.S. Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that "could have affected a different outcome" in the...
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An Unexpected Collaboration: Billionaires George Soros, Charles Koch Fund Veterans Groups With Common Goals

Dan Caldwell and Will Fisher worked on the same cause, but on opposite sides of the aisle. Caldwell, then-Executive Director of Concerned Veterans for America , a conservative veterans advocacy organization, recalled the time he first met Fisher, the Director of Government Relations of...
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