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May 18 2017
Perspectives BlogDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel overseeing the investigation into any links between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. The appointment has been praised by Democrats and many Republicans. However, some wonder if this will just add to the political theater and distract from more important issues, and the White John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Dec 17 2021
The Senate unanimously approved a bill on Thursday that would ban the import of goods from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove they were produced without forced labor.
The bill, formally known as The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, is expected to be signed by President Biden in the coming days. The legislation marks the White House's latest pushback against China'sWashington Times New York Times (News) BBC News
May 05 2022
President Joe Biden's stance on abortion has evolved over time.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Biden said "basic fairness and the stability of our law demand" that Roe v. Wade be preserved. He called abortion protections "a fundamental right" and pledged to "work to pass and sign into law" legislation codifying Roe v. Wade, while also saying he's "not prepared" to judge whether theNational Review CNN (Online News) The Hill
Aug 25 2016
Perspectives BlogIn this week's headlines, we’ve seen a lot about Trump expressing a shift in the topic he’s been famous for in his campaign: immigration. He spoke of “softening” on deportations and that he’d like to “work with” non-criminal undocumented immigrants. How is this being received? Does it represent flip-flopping, is it a disappointment, or is it a smart, welcome change? Today we bring you a few John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Oct 26 2017
Perspectives BlogThe GOP's $4 trillion budget narrowly passed the House today in a vote of 216-212, after last minute negotiations with high-taxed states and those concerned with deficits. Next, the bill goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, putting the party one step closer to achieving tax reform. Other news from AllSides: We are working on updating a few of our media bias ratings through Editorial John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Dec 03 2021
The U.S. and Mexico agreed Thursday to restart the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy as early as Monday.
The Biden administration previously ended the policy, but a federal judge in Texas ordered the policy’s renewal, and the Supreme Court upheld the ruling. The Department of Homeland Security said it would end the program again if another appeal, filed in August, was successful.Associated Press Fact Check Fox News (Online News) The Hill
Nov 30 2021
New COVID-19 travel restrictions in the U.S. have revived the debate over immigration bans and national security, sparking criticisms of media bias and political hypocrisy.
President Joe Biden banned travel from eight African nations for non-U.S. citizens Monday in response to the emerging Omicron COVID-19 variant: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South AfricaThe Week - News Washington Examiner Fox News (Online News)
May 31 2018
Perspectives BlogABC canceled the sitcom 'Roseanne' after its star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racially charged tweet directed at former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. Ms. Barr wrote that if the “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj." Ms. Jarrett was born in Iran and is Black. After ABC took swift action, writers on both sides of the aisle have expressed general agreement that the network did not John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Apr 29 2022
Is the government's new Disinformation Governance Board necessary to combat fake news, or is it a threat to free speech?
During a House of Representatives hearing Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) head Alejandro Mayorkas announced "a just recently constituted misinformation/disinformation governance board." The board will be led by Nina Jankowicz, a misinformationNew York Post (News) Associated Press Homeland Security Today