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May 28 2021
For most of his career in Washington, Joe Biden was known as… voluble. In other words, he talked a lot. A LOT. During his years in the Senate, he was renowned for his long-windedness, and during his time as Vice President frequently veered from the Obama Administration’s prescribed messaging during his verbal meanderings. So by the time he announced his campaign for president in 2019, it wasDan Schnur
Jun 11 2021
Perspectives BlogFrom the Center
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Kamala Harris has always understood the power of a good sound bite.
During a Democratic primary debate last year, she captured headlines by putting Joe Biden on the defensive during an exchange over mandatory school busing, when she personalized her argument by saying “And that little girl was me.”
Within noDan Schnur
May 17 2021
Perspectives BlogFrom the Center
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The coronavirus pandemic led to the emergence of conspiracy theories about the origins and nature of the new virus. In part reflecting intense political polarization in the United States, conspiracy groups like QAnon have risen in popularity. Considering the fact that conspiracy theories can often have substantialSukhayl Niyazov
May 28 2021
This week, the media sphere has been abuzz with news stories highlighting how the theory that COVID-19 emerged from a Chinese laboratory is now plausible — and as a result, many have pointed out apparent media bias.
Many journalists who had previously run headlines painting such an inquiry as a “conspiracy theory” or “debunked” now appeared to be changing their tune, treating theJulie Mastrine
Nov 14 2020
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spoke to the conservative Federalist Society on Thursday, discussing his views on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, LGBTQ+ rights, free speech and other issues.
Alito's speech was a focus of news media on all sides of the political spectrum. Coverage of the speech from right-rated sources generally focused on Alito's stated concerns about religiousUSA TODAY Fox News (Online News) Slate
Nov 03 2020
On Tuesday, voters are casting their ballots nationwide in the 2020 presidential election, even as record-breaking numbers of people have already voted early.
Here's what you need to know about when the polls close, and what to expect as slower vote counts are predicted. Many states have modified their voting rules due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.NPR (Online News) New York Times (News) Fox News (Online News)
Sep 17 2020
On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr addressed a largely conservative audience at Hillsdale College to celebrate Constitution Day.
His remarks drew differences in coverage. Some left- and center-rated media outlets focused on his comments criticizing the "permanent bureaucracy" at DOJ and decrying of calls for a nationwide lockdown to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. Some reportsNPR (Online News) CNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News)
Jul 31 2020
The $600 weekly unemployment benefit that aided millions of jobless Americans during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is set to expire Friday. A polarized Congress failed to reach an agreement on the benefits before dispersing for the weekend; how to extend the aid is part of the core debate between lawmakers about creating another federal virus relief package.
Coverage from some left-NBC News (Online) USA TODAY New York Post (News)
Jul 30 2020
According to a Department of Labor report published Thursday, 1.4 more Americans filed for unemployment last week, marking the 19th straight week where the number of initial claims exceeded 1 million. This comes as Congress debates the extension of increased federal unemployment aid amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Reporting was largely uniform throughout the spectrum; some rightCNN (Online News) CNBC Newsmax (News)
Jun 29 2020
How to reopen schools this fall remains one of the biggest questions about safely returning to a state of normalcy in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Many reports on all sides of the media spectrum, particularly on the right, focused on the American Academy of Pediatricians' recommendation that schools prioritize finding a way to hold in-person classes this fall. SomeNewsmax (News) Washington Post Reuters