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Apr 20 2017
GA Congressional ElectionThe fight to "flip the 6th" continued this week, with Democrats hoping to put one of their own in a long help Republican congressional seat in Georgia. Jon Ossoff (D) would have needed to win over 50% of the vote on Tuesday to take the seat, but he narrowly missed it with 48.1%, therefore a run-off will take place in June. As the country watched the results flow in Tuesdaynight, Democrats hoped John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Jun 07 2016
Can love conquer politics? Democrat-Republican marriages in California
In an era of increasingly polarized politics, Republicans and Democrats still manage to find enough common ground for romance—even marriage—though not very often. On the eve of the 2016 primary election, here’s an approximate look at California’s mixed political pairs. At least one study suggests such unions could have implications for Tuesday’s voting. Using voter registration records toCalMatters
Jan 06 2023
US Economy Added 223,000 Jobs in December, Bringing 2022 Total to 4.5M
The United States economy added 223,000 jobs in December, according to a jobs report released by the Department of Labor on Friday. Unemployment fell to 3.5%, matching a half-century low. This is one of the last reports on 2022 jobs data, with the year’s total job growth finishing at 4.5 million, bringing employment back to pre-pandemic levels,
Key Quote: In a statement released FridayThe Guardian Fox Business Axios
Jun 03 2012
Obama outspends Romney on online ads
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is spending record amounts of money for online advertising and more than twice as much as his Republican rival, a CNN analysis of campaign finance data shows. In the first few months of 2012, Obama's campaign bought nearly $16.4 million worth of online ads after spending almost $2.2 million last year -- even though he didn't face a DemocraticCNN (Online News)
Jul 29 2014
Did OkCupid send a bunch of incompatible people on dates on purpose?
Last month, Facebook got in hot water when one of its data scientists published a paper revealing the company had attempted to alter the emotional content of hundreds of thousands of people's news feeds, just to see how they'd react. For many, the experiment crossed an ethical line, while others, like Vox's Nilay Patel, argued that screwing with your emotions is Facebook's entire businessVox
Jul 26 2014
Five states with unemployment under 4%
If any proof of the unevenness of the economic recovery still has to be made, it is the wild disparity of unemployment from state to state. Based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data for June, the jobless rate was under 4% in five states.
With the exception of Vermont, which had an unemployment rate of 3.5% in June, the states with extraordinary jobless figures are in the GreatUSA TODAY
Oct 31 2013
New problems emerge with health-care Web site; Sebelius acknowledges frustrations
New problems emerged Wednesday with the implementation of President Obama’s health-care law even as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius assured lawmakers that “miserably frustrating” problems with a nearly month-old health-insurance Web site would soon be fixed.
The Web site, HealthCare.gov, was down again most of the morning while Sebelius was testifying before aWashington Post
Feb 21 2015
Numbers Show Senate Women Get More Done Than Men
The last Congress came close to being the least productive since the days of Harry Truman, outdone only by the Congress that preceded it. New research suggests that maybe if there had been more women on Capitol Hill, legislators could have gotten more done.
According to an analysis by Quorum, a new startup in D.C. that offers data on legislators, Senate women have been more likely thanHuffPost
Feb 01 2018
Trump's First State of the UnionPresident Trump gave his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, and reactions varied widely across the aisle. Many on the Right celebrated the speech as presidential, while many on the Left criticized Trump for what they felt was divisive rhetoric, particularly surrounding the immigration debate. As we do from time to time, we are updating some of our source ratings. Make sure to check John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
May 11 2016
Think Facebook isn't political? Think again
There’s a conceit that says everything at Facebook is run by data, not people. And we prefer it that way.
For the site’s billion users, believing there’s no human puppet master behind the scenes makes its growing control over life more palatable. It’s just a clever machine, reflecting our desires better and better with every interaction, right? For news producers, we have to believeThe Guardian