Story of the Week: House Launches Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of a formal House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon, saying "the actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution." The announcement followed scrutiny of a July 25 phone call between...
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Story of the Week: Taliban Peace Talks Cancelled After Kabul Attack

President Donald Trump said he canceled previously secret negotiations with Taliban leaders after the group claimed a bombing that killed 12, including a U.S. service member, in Kabul last week. Most reporting focused primarily on fallout from the cancellation and a recap of recent Trump-...
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Illegal ballot harvesting caused a do-over House election in North Carolina. What are the pros and cons?

A U.S. House special election in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district on Tuesday is essentially a do-over after a candidate’s 2018 victory was negated by allegations of illegal ballot harvesting . The election could flip a longtime Republican district, and has shifted national...
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Story of the Week: Brazil, Rest of World Place Blame for Amazon Fires

Fires have burned parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest, setting up an international feud between Brazil and some the world's largest economic powers, and prompting a widespread social media buzz on climate change and big government. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro refused roughly $20...
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Story of the Week: As Tensions Escalate With Iran, Opinions Diverge on Intervention

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he called off a military strike against Iran, which was planned in response to reports that the country shot down an unmanned U.S. drone. The strike would have killed an estimated 150 people, a result Trump said was "not proportionate" to...
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Story of the Week: Mueller Speaks Out About Russia Investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller held a press conference on Wednesday in which he urged Americans to read his report and said it was "not an option" to charge President Trump with a crime under Department of Justice regulations that bar the indictment of a sitting president. Both sides...
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Story of the Week: Attorney General Barr Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, engaging in several tense exchanges with Democratic senators who accused him of obscuring special counsel Robert Mueller's findings and covering for President Trump. Some harshly criticized...
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Story of the Week: Mueller Report: Trump Implicated or Vindicated?

In a press conference today, Attorney General William Barr said that the Mueller report found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, adding that there was insufficient evidence to indict President Trump on obstruction of...
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Story of the Week: Did the Media Blow It on the Mueller Report?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, but the report "does not exonerate" President Trump on obstruction of justice, according to Attorney General William Barr. Some criticized the mainstream media's original reporting on...
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Story of the Week: Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Leave 50 Dead

New Zealand experienced its deadliest attack last week after a gunman who had expressed racist and anti-immigrant views shot and killed 50 people at two different mosques. Some criticized President Trump in the wake of the attack and accused him of stoking white nationalism, while many...
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Story of the Week: Senate Votes to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration

The Senate voted to block President Trump's national emergency declaration for border wall funding, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats in passing a resolution to reject the move. The vote is slightly symbolic, as Trump will likely veto the measure. The move divided conservatives in...
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Story of the Week: Trump to Declare National Emergency for Border Wall

President Trump agreed to sign a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown but will declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall at the southern border. Many Democrats have condemned the move as autocratic and criticized his immigration policy as ineffective...
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Has the Age of Trump Artificially Moved Media Bias Ratings to the Left?

The majority of the mainstream media is left leaning, as you can see from AllSides’ media bias chart and nearly 600 media bias ratings. But in the age of Trump, is the media really left leaning, or do they simply appear left leaning in reaction to him — a president many perceive to be far...
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Story of the Week: Government Shutdown Ends as Border Wall Negotiations Continue

The longest government shutdown in history came to a close last Friday as President Trump agreed to sign a temporary spending bill while border wall negotiations continue. Some say that Trump lost the fight by caving to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who would not agree to allot $5.7 billion...
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Negotiations Stall as Government Shutdown Poised to Become Longest in History

Negotiations between President Trump and prominent Democrats stalled this week as the partial government shutdown inches closer to becoming the longest in history, with leaders still at an impasse over funding for a wall at the southern border. After giving an Oval Office address followed...
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Democrats Take Control of House as Nancy Pelosi Assumes Speakership

As Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on Thursday, Nancy Pelosi won the speakership, vowing to focus on climate change, health care, and LGBTQ equality. Some criticized Pelosi and the Democrats for their agenda, characterizing it as fiscally irresponsible, weak on...
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