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May 19 2022
Senate Approves $40 Billion for Ukraine Aid
The Senate voted 86-11 on Thursday to approve $40 billion in additional military, economic and humanitarian aid for Ukraine as Russia’s invasion continued.
Speaking before the vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the aid package would “meet the large needs of the Ukrainian people as they fight for their survival.” Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) alsoAssociated Press Fact Check Fox News (Online News) The Hill
Sep 01 2012
Media Bias at the GOP Convention: Racism, Paul Ryan Coverage
After many late nights watching the Republican National Convention (RNC), I don't know if I should thank Tivo for letting me easily watch it later, along with the US Open, or curse it for keeping me up late night after night.
Why did I do that? To see what actually happened BEFORE the media covered it.
The contrasts in how different media cover the exact same event are HUGE.John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Mar 22 2021
Biden Administration to Prepare Infrastructure Package Up to $3 Trillion
The Biden administration's economic advisers are preparing an economic package that could cost up to $4 trillion, according to a New York Times report. The package, which President Joe Biden promised in his presidential campaign, aims to boost the economy, reduce economic inequality, enact climate change initiatives and provide free community college, universal preschool and a national paidNew York Times (News) Reuters Reason
Apr 29 2022
Government Launches 'Disinformation Governance Board,' Irking Conservatives
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
Jul 06 2021
Cuomo Declares State of Emergency in New York Over Gun Violence
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency amid an outbreak of gun violence Tuesday, outlining a 7-point plant to combat gun violence in the state. The plan, which costs $138.7 million, will create an office of gun violence prevention within the state Health Department and collect weekly data about each incident of gun violence. A majority of the money will also createWall Street Journal (News) New York Times (News) New York Post (News)
Mar 29 2020
Perspectives: Former Joe Biden Staffer Says He Sexually Assaulted Her in 1993
Former Vice President Joe Biden has been accused of sexually assaulting a staffer in 1993. Tara Reade, the alleged victim, says Biden penetrated her with his fingers without consent. The story has been covered by many right-rated outlets and some left-rated outlets, while most major media outlets, especially left- and center-rated sources, have not reported on it.
Reporting outlets areReason Vox The Guardian
Apr 20 2022
Is China Planning To Invade Taiwan?
As Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine intensifies, many analysts are predicting that China is looking to invade Taiwan next.
Military tensions between the two countries were heating up long before Putin's war began as senior Chinese officials have continuously claimed that Taiwan is a part of mainland China and not an independent country. Chinese Defense Minister WeiAssociated Press Fact Check Foreign Policy The Epoch Times
Dec 16 2020
Perspectives: Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg For Transportation Secretary
On Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden tapped South Bend, Indianan Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his pick for Transportation Secretary. In the announcement, Biden praised Buttigieg for being the “first openly gay major presidential candidate in American history.” Upon the announcement, several media outlets hailed Buttigieg for being the "first openly gay Cabinet member"; though some voices fromUSA TODAY The Daily Wire NBC News (Online)
Apr 13 2022
How Does Oklahoma's Abortion Ban Strengthen Efforts Against Roe v Wade?
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) on Tuesday signed a near-total abortion ban into law, leaving some to believe that Roe v Wade is at risk of being overturned by the Supreme Court.
Unlike many other newly-enforced laws that restrict abortions, the Oklahoma legislation will only make exceptions in the case of a medical emergency — not rape or incest. Stitt also said that medical providersSt. Louis Post-Dispatch Washington Post Washington Times
Nov 04 2020
When Will States Finish Counting Presidential Votes?
Votes cast in the 2020 presidential election might not be fully counted until later this week. The Supreme Court and state courts handed down multiple rulings last week in regards to ballot deadlines; SCOTUS set extended deadlines for vote-counting in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, while a Minnesota state court decided that votes had to be tallied by Tuesday. President Donald TrumpCNN (Online News) NPR (Online News) New York Post (News)