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Aug 17 2013
First the Obama administration and the intelligence community said there was no program gathering Americans' data. Then they said the government was only gathering focused bits of data and only on foreign targets. Then they admitted intelligence operatives were gathering large amounts of data but not accessing it unless a court first gave the OK. Now it appears there are thousands of timesCNN (Online News)
Oct 28 2021
Young kids in the U.S. will soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, raising questions about safety, efficacy and necessity among parents nationwide. FDA advisers this week backed a lower dose of Pfizer's vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, and both Pfizer and Moderna recently released studies that suggest their vaccines are safe for young children. The advisers offered unanimous approvalAllSides Staff
Aug 27 2021
Perspectives BlogIn a free society, it is dangerous for news organizations to position themselves as absolute authority in the name of simplifying the world for readers, or in an overestimation of their own knowledge and wisdom.
AllSides provides over 1,800 media bias ratings in which we rate the political bias of media outlets, writers and other sources. We sometimes hear that we should also rate accuracy,AllSides Staff
Jul 21 2020
Republicans and Democrats read a lot of the same news. What they do with it is a different question.
“(Almost) everything in moderation”? New research by Princeton’s Andy Guess finds that Democrats and Republicans read a lot of the same news sources; most American news consumers aren’t isolated in echo chambers, and most don’t read that much about politics anyway. The outliers with “the most polarized political media diets,” however, are more likely to vote in primary and general elections —Nieman Lab
Dec 14 2017
Perspectives BlogIn a narrow upset, Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate seat this week in a special election. Democrats were thrilled with the victory, hoping this is the first of many on the way to flipping the Senate and House in the 2018 Midterms. While Republicans, including President Trump, were quick to place blame on Alabama Republican opponent Roy Moore, who was embroiled in a sexual misconduct John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Aug 22 2020
More than 6,500 current and former teachers are getting a second chance to shed millions of dollars in unfair student debts, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education.
The educators had enrolled in the department's troubled TEACH Grant program, which provides grants to help aspiring teachers pay for college. In exchange, they agreed to teach a high-need subject forNPR (Online News)
Oct 15 2021
Just over half (52%) of college students say they “often” or “always” refrain from sharing their opinion on social or political issues in a classroom setting out of concern for potential consequences, according to a recent survey commissioned by Intelligent.com.
More than 7 in 10 students report self-censorship at least occasionally.
The study found that conservatives areAndrew Weinzierl
Apr 30 2020
New claims for unemployment benefits fell to 3.84 million in the week ended April 25, data from the Department of Labor showed Thursday.
That brings new unemployment claims, a proxy for layoffs, over the past six weeks to around 30 million. Continuing claims, those filed after the initial week of benefits, rose to just under 18 million.
Economists had expected around 3.5 millionBreitbart News
Mar 07 2023
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Tuesday that could lead to a nationwide ban of the app TikTok.
Details: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and eleven other senators introduced the “RESTRICT Act,” which would “authorize the Secretary of Commerce to review and prohibit certain transactions between persons in the United States and foreign adversaries.” TikTok is owned by ByteDance, aThe Verge Fox Business Reuters
Mar 11 2020
In the hours surrounding Joe Biden’s convincing Michigan win Tuesday night, adding to his Mississippi and Missouri shutouts of Sen. Bernie Sanders, analysts and pundits, as we are wont to do, deluged the airwaves and social media with assessments and predictions about the state of the 2020 race.
Sometimes these are based on good data, solid reporting, exit polls or even firsthandS.E. Cupp