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Feb 08 2018
Russia Infiltrates 2016 Voter RollsRussia infiltrated voter rolls during the 2016 election, according to a U.S. cybersecurity official. Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said that 21 states were targeted but that "an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated." Take a look at some other big stories this week: US Senate Nears Budget Agreement, John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
May 14 2020
Story of the Week: Economic Concerns Loom As Reopenings Begin
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The need for economic activity is clashing with public safety concerns as the United States gradually moves to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Debates over the need for social distancing and widespread testing persist, with circumstances varying widely between states and regions.Henry A. Brechter
Oct 15 2014
New Poll Shows Democrats Have Never Been Lower
The American people have never registered a lower opinion of the Democratic Party, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post Poll.
Just 39 percent of respondents told pollsters they have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party, compared to 51 percent of respondents who view the Democrats unfavorably. No poll, including Gallup, New York Times, and CBS News numbers (with data goingTownhall
Jan 10 2013
Environmentalists Put Heat on Obama
The U.S.'s temperature record for 2012, after a year of extreme weather, is increasing pressure from some scientists and environmentalists on President Barack Obama to take further steps to curb the emissions they say contribute to climate change.
But congressional opposition and a sputtering economy all but rule out the prospect of sweeping legislation, leaving regulation as the mostWall Street Journal (News)
May 12 2016
Story of the Week: Ryan and Trump MeetMedia and protestors swarmed Capitol Hill this morning for a meeting between Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. The meeting, held at the Republican National Committee headquarters, was said to be set with the goal of discussing differences and bridging gaps in the wake of Ryan claiming he wasn’t ready to endorse the presumptive GOP nominee. Let’s have a look at how different sides are John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Nov 26 2012
New White House report helps Obama build public case for extending middle-class tax cuts
The White House warned Monday that the average family will pay $2,200 more in taxes next year if Congress does not freeze tax rates for the middle class, publishing a new report as part of President Obamas campaign to extend tax cuts for most Americans while allowing taxes on the wealthiest to rise.
The White House report says Americans could dramatically pull back on spending in theWashington Post
Mar 12 2015
83 percent of Syria’s lights have gone out. See for yourself what that looks like.
The images were put together by researchers at Wuhan University in China and the #withSyria coalition, an alliance of non-governmental organizations urging the world not to forget about the Syrian conflict. "Satellite imagery is the most objective source of data showing the devastation of Syria on a national scale," Dr. Xi Li, lead researcher on the project, wrote in a press release. "In theVox
Aug 13 2020
Media Bias by Omission: 5-Year-Old Cannon Hinnant Shot and Killed in His Front Yard
Numerous conservative commentators took to Twitter this week accusing the national press of media bias by omission when it comes to the death of Cannon Hinnant, a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head by a man in North Carolina. The boy is white, the alleged killer is black.
Local news outlets reported that Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, allegedly shot the 5-year-old at point blankJulie Mastrine
Mar 12 2019
Political Polarization in America, in Two Fascinating Charts
Polarization in America is something I've been able to get a clear sense of when reading the news or checking social media, but ever since I saw these two charts illustrating the problem, I haven't been able to get them out of my head.
The first, from The Economist (Lean Left media bias), shows the distribution of ideology of House candidates who won their primaries in 2018.Julie Mastrine
Oct 04 2012
Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households
Some conservative critics of federal social programs, including leading presidential candidates, are sounding an alarm that the United States is rapidly becoming an “entitlement society in which social programs are undermining the work ethic and creating a large class of Americans who prefer to depend on government benefits rather than work. A new CBPP analysis of budget and Census data,Center on Budget and Policy Priorities