2020 Election Results: AllSides Live Blog

Updated March 31 at 11:46 p.m. ET Note: In addition to live election updates below, AllSides provides balanced news and information on each 2020 candidate: Joe Biden , Bernie Sanders , Donald Trump and Bill Weld . For all the latest balanced news on elections, visit our Elections topic...
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Story of the Week: Attorney General William Barr Under Microscope

Attorney General William Barr has recently been the center of controversy, following several disputed decisions by the Justice Department and a disagreement about social media between President Donald Trump and Barr, the nation's chief law enforcement official. Public controversy began...
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Story of the Week: President Trump Acquitted of Two Impeachment Charges

The third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history ended Wednesday, as President Donald Trump was acquitted of two charges in Senate votes that largely mirrored party lines. Senators voted 52-48 to acquit the president of abuse of power and 53-47 to acquit him of obstructing...
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Story of the Week: Impeachment: Arguments For and Against Removing the President

House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team each concluded opening arguments before the Senate over the past week, setting the stage for a final questioning period Thursday before starting debates on calling witnesses and documents. Democrats and many on the...
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Story of the Week: Impeachment Moves to the Senate

A team of House representatives chosen as "impeachment managers" present the articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate Thursday afternoon, setting in motion the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Opening arguments begin next Tuesday, when 100 Senators become...
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More Impeachment Articles Possible Against Trump

Lawyers for the House Judiciary Committee indicated Monday that more articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump could be possible, as House Democrats work to uncover potential new evidence of impeachable conduct by hearing testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn...
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Media Bias Watch: How Stories are Placed

AllSides frequently provides case studies that illustrate how bias appears in the media. Read more about AllSides’ 11 Types of Media Bias here. Tuesday, December 10th was a busy day in the news media, with Democrats announcing two articles of impeachment and President Trump taking major...
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Story of the Week: Horowitz Testifies on Probe of FBI's Trump Investigation

Justice Department watchdog Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday on his findings in investigating the origins of the FBI probe into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Horowitz's report concluded that no one was vindicated;...
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Story of the Week: In Testimony, Gordon Sondland Talks Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the Eurpoean Union, testified publicly Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Sondland's statements gave new insight on the alleged "quid pro quo" between Trump and Ukraine; he gave credence to the allegations, saying "...
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Story of the Week: Supreme Court Hears DACA Case

Tracking impeachment: The first publicly televised hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump were held Tuesday, as former diplomat Bill Taylor offered investigators new details of Trump's engagement with Ukraine. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) came before the...
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Story of the Week: ISIS Leader Killed In U.S. Raid

Tracking impeachment: Two diplomats testified before impeachment investigators Wednesday about President Donald Trump's attitude toward the Ukraine, while the House of Representatives voted 232-196 Thursday morning to move forward with the impeachment inquiry. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader...
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Story of the Week: Hunter Biden Steps Down from Chinese Company, Admits "Poor Judgement"

Tracking impeachment: Attention has shifted to President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani , who is accused of pushing the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens on Trump's behalf. Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, forfeited his spot on the board of a Chinese private equity firm...
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Project Veritas, CNN and the Ethics of Undercover Reporting

On Monday, Project Veritas, a right-wing activist group that seeks to uncover media bias, began releasing videos that claim to reveal a paramount anti-Donald Trump bias within CNN. Videos present undercover recordings of CNN president Jeff Zucker telling employees to “stay focused” on...
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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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