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Dec 03 2020
Perspectives: Obama's 'Defund the Police' Remarks
Former President Barack Obama said in an interview Wednesday that political candidates who use "snappy slogans" such as "defund the police" risk alienating their base and jeopardizing their campaign goals on police reform. "Do you want to actually get something done, or do you want to feel good among the people you already agree with?" Obama said, arguing that Republicans used the sloganNew York Post (News) Vox BBC News
Nov 30 2020
Biden's Budget Pick Met With Resistance From Senate Republicans
Projected 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden's pick for head of the White House budget office, Neera Tanden, was met with resistance from Senate Republicans following Biden's announcement of his economic team on Monday. Some Republican lawmakers suggested that Tanden's nomination will not pass the GOP-controlled Senate. Tanden has frequently clashed with Republican lawmakers onNational Review The Hill ABC News (Online)
Dec 15 2016
Russia: Friend or FoeOur relationship and future path with Russia has been a consistent undercurrent in much of the news this week. First there was Donald Trump's pick of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State and the mixed reactions to that cabinet pick. Some applauded Tillerson's extensive international experience building relationships with foreign leaders as ExxonMobil's CEO while others were very concerned with John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Jul 29 2022
Biden Admin to Finish Parts of Border Wall in Arizona
Citing safety concerns, the Biden administration will complete a portion of border wall construction near Yuma, Arizona.
The area has become popular for illegal border crossings; migrant encounters with U.S. Border Patrol agents in the area jumped nearly 300% in the first nine months of this fiscal year. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the project will close fourThe Daily Wire United Press International Washington Examiner
Oct 26 2020
How Swing States Are Shaping Up in Final Full Week of 2020 Election
As Election Day on Nov. 3 draws near, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden compete to win several battleground states that could decide the election, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. All the states mentioned, some historically Democrat, voted for Trump in the 2016 election. RealClearPolitics' national pollingThe Daily Wire Associated Press Fact Check McClatchyDC
Oct 25 2020
US Sets Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases Over the Weekend
On Saturday, the United States added 83,718 new cases, which marks the second-highest single-day number after the 83,757 infections logged Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Friday's case numbers were approximately 10,000 cases higher than the previously recorded single-day high on July 16. In total the U.S. has reported 8.58 million infections. This month alone, 29Vox Wall Street Journal (News) Washington Examiner
Oct 14 2020
Coverage Differs on New York Post’s Hunter Biden Report
On Wednesday morning, the New York Post reported it had obtained several emails allegedly revealing that Hunter Biden introduced his father, Joe Biden, to a Ukrainian businessman in 2014. The emails also show Hunter Biden purportedly leveraged his connection to his father to increase his pay from Burisma, a Ukranian energy holdings company. The Post first learned of the emails from formerNew York Post (News) Fox News (Online News) Media Matters
Apr 26 2021
Gavin Newsom Recall Effort Reaches Enough Signatures to Qualify for Ballot
The California secretary of state said Monday that the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom has garnered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. The recall effort gathered 1,626,042 valid signatures, which exceeds the 1,495,709 signatures required; the number is expected to grow, since counties have until April 29 to confirm the validity of remaining signatures. After that,New York Times (News) Fox News (Online News) The Hill
Feb 18 2022
Media Split on Durham Probe, Clinton Ties
Left and right media are divided over whether a special counsel's investigation shows that Hillary Clinton paid to spy on the Trump White House.
In a recent court filing from special counsel John Durham, who is probing the government's investigation of Russian election interference, he accused a tech executive of working with a Clinton campaign lawyer and distorting private White HouseNew York Times (News) Axios National Review
Jul 18 2022
Pence Endorses Opponent of Trump-Backed Candidate for Arizona Governor
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Monday endorsed Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson over Trump-backed candidate Kari Lake.
Pence said Robson, a real estate developer, is "the best choice for Arizona’s future" and will "promote conservative values." Robson and Lake lead in endorsements, polls, and funding ahead of the state’s Aug. 2 primary. Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZAZ Central Washington Times NBC News (Online)