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May 02 2015
This chart shows why the prosecution over Freddie Gray's death is so remarkable
The criminal charges brought against the six Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest are remarkable because police are almost never tried for killing people in Maryland.
The data in the chart above, from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, shows that police were charged in less than 2 percent of police-involved killings between 2010 and 2014. In theseVox
Mar 11 2021
Story of the Week: Biden Signs $1.9T Stimulus Bill
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President Biden signed his administration's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package into law Thursday afternoon. Both houses of Congress approved the bill, which includes stimulus checks, state and local government aid, child tax credits, jobless benefits and funds for vaccine distribution. Democrat lawmakersAllSides Staff
Oct 25 2019
Small Donors Get Creative to Give Over and Over to 2020 Candidates
The trend is fueled by the increasing ease of giving money online.
The February day that Bernie Sanders began his second Democratic presidential campaign, Christine Peloza gave him $27, the amount Mr. Sanders often boasted was the average donation in his first run. Then, she kept giving, in $3 increments, clicking donate up to 20 times a day.
By the end of June, Ms. Peloza, a 34-Wall Street Journal (News)
Jan 07 2015
Mitch McConnell says improved economy is result of ‘the expectation of a new Republican Congress.’ Um, probably not.
"After so many years of sluggish growth," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote in a news release Wednesday, "we're finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope." Fair enough. He continues: "The uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama Administration’s long tenure in Washington: the expWashington Post
Mar 22 2015
Ted Cruz unfit to run for president because of his views on climate change, Jerry Brown says
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), speaking Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," deemed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) "Unfit" to run for president because of his views on climate change.
"That man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data," he said. "It's shocking, and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for officeWashington Post
Jun 28 2018
Justice Anthony Kennedy to Retire From Supreme CourtJustice Anthony Kennedy is set to retire from the Supreme Court after three decades of serving as a pivotal swing vote. Many on the Right celebrated the announcement, as President Trump will now have the opportunity to solidify the court's conservative bloc. Several outlets on the Left lamented the news, arguing that it will have repercussions for women and minorities. Check out some other John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
May 28 2015
Q-poll: 5 Way Tie Between Bush, Walker, Rubio, Huckabee, and Carson
This renders every other poll conducted to date pretty much meaningless, no? Indeed, after a short lull in polling data, a new Quinnipiac University surveys finds that five Republican presidential hopefuls are technically in first place right now, garnering 10 percent of the total vote each. They are, in no particular order, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, and Ben Carson.Townhall
Jan 26 2021
New AllSides Media Bias Chart™: Announcing Version 4
The AllSides Media Bias Chart™ helps you to easily identify different perspectives. Now announcing Version 4, with updated ratings!
We make media bias transparent so you can avoid manipulation, fake news, and misinformation.
Check out Version 4 below:
Here’s what’s new Version 4:Moved CNN online news (we don’t rate television content) from Lean Left to Left. Julie Mastrine
Nov 09 2020
Post-Election Depolarization May Come from Surprising Places: An Initiative from Hollywood’s Captain America
Hollywood has long had a strongly liberal reputation. But as America looks to heal from a divisive election, opportunities for depolarization may come from surprising places, including Hollywood. A recent project spearheaded in part by Chris Evans, the star who plays Captain America, is seeking to reduce political division.
Evans recently announced the founding of A Starting Point, aSukhayl Niyazov
Jul 08 2019
Department of Justice hands 2020 census-related questions to new team of lawyers
The Department of Justice announced Sunday that a new team of Civil Division lawyers will take over handling of all 2020 census-related questions.
The changing of hands comes as President Donald Trump continues to push for the addition of a controversial citizenship question to the census, which takes place every 10 years.
A statement from DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec did notUSA TODAY