Michael Cohen Sentenced to Three Years in Prison. How Will It Affect President Trump?

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison for arranging secret payments to women who claimed to have affairs with Trump, neglecting to report millions of dollars in income, and lying to Congress about Trump's business dealings with Russia...
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Google CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill, But Lawmakers Miss the Point

All eyes were on Google CEO Sundar Pichai as he traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to testify on the company's privacy policies as well as perceptions that the platform is biased against conservatives. Unfortunately, lawmakers largely missed their opportunity, failing to get to the...
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Tensions Heighten as Migrant Caravan Arrives at U.S.-Mexico Border

Tensions are rising at the U.S.-Mexico border with the arrival of thousands of Central American migrants claiming asylum, particularly as U.S. Border Patrol used tear gas to disperse a group who attempted to rush the fence in Tijuana, Mexico. Some have commended Trump for his dedication...
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Trump Says US Will Remain 'Steadfast Partner' of Saudi Arabia: Foolish or Strategic?

President Trump announced that the US will remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, signaling there will be no new punishment for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Some have criticized Trump for not being harsh enough on the Saudi regime, as the CIA concluded that Crown Prince...
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Trump Administration Revokes CNN Reporter's Press Credentials, Sparking Debate Over Free Speech

CNN has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials were revoked following a contentious exchange with President Trump. Some have said the move violates Acosta's free speech, alleging Trump suspended Acosta's pass based...
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Mail Bombs Sent to Prominent Democrats, Sparking Debate Around Civility in Politics

A suspect has been apprehended and charged with sending 13 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats as well as CNN, a crime spree that sparked fervor around the state of incivility in modern-era politics. Many have said President Trump shares much of the blame, particularly with his history of...
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New York Times Anonymous Op-Ed Met With Mixed Reviews

A senior official in the Trump administration wrote an anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times claiming they are working to "thwart" parts of the president's agenda as well as his "worst inclinations". Some have said the approach was cowardly and only confirms previously held...
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President Trump Accuses Google of Bias Against His Administration

President Trump on Tuesday accused Google of manipulating its search engine to display negative coverage of his administration after Paula Bolyard published an article on the conservative site PJ Media alleging that 96% of results for "Trump" news were from left-leaning outlets . Many on...
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Manafort and Cohen Courtroom Drama: How Will It Impact President Trump?

After President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of fraud and Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to several criminal charges, media personalities are split as to how it will impact the president . Some argue that the developments...
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Roughly 350 Newspapers Rebuke President Trump's Attacks on the Media: Necessary Step or Futile Exercise?

A chorus of roughly 350 newspapers across the country joined together on Thursday to condemn President Trump's recent rhetoric criticizing the press. The initiative came at The Boston Globe’s request . Their Editorial Board urged publications “liberal and conservative, large and small” to...
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Fact Check: Is Trump's Star Being Removed from the Walk of Fame?

Is Donald Trump's star being removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Judging from many of today's headlines, you would think so. But any media consumers who read only the headlines might be misled. Take a look at the following headlines. You would think that Trump's star is being removed...
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Michael Cohen Releases Tape of President Trump Discussing Payment to Former Model

President Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen recorded a conversation where the two discussed a payment made to a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump—an accusation the president had repeatedly denied. Some argue that the tape could be detrimental to the Trump...
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Trump's Comments on Russian Election Meddling Spark Bipartisan Criticism

After meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Trump sparked bipartisan outrage when he publicly accepted Putin's denials of election meddling. He later backtracked, stating that he meant to say the opposite . While his remarks received criticism across the...
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President Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, who, if confirmed, will fill the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Many on the Right have praised the selection as a victory for constitutional conservatism, while some on the Left...
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Fact Check: What is Happening at the Border?

In the midst of recent reports that over 2,000 migrant children have been separated from their parents at the border, it’s been nothing short of chaos in the news cycle this week. Some say the outrage is unwarranted and has been overblown by the media, while others claim that the country...
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Family Separation at Border Sparks Outrage

The Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy at the border sparked outrage this past week, particularly in light of reports that children were being separated from their parents. Some on the Right point to the fact that former President Obama carried out the same tactic,...
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Fact Check: Does Trump or Obama Deserve Credit for the Economy?

The Story: With the release of the May jobs report , most publications across the aisle found a rare area of agreement. The numbers, they said, were inherently positive. But opinions decidedly diverge over how long the party will last, and which leader (Trump or Obama?) deserves the...
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President Trump and Kim Jong Un Meet for Historic Summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met for a summit in Singapore on Tuesday , closing with a signed agreement that said Pyongyang would establish "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Some on the Right have celebrated the meeting as a success and...
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President Trump Cancels Summit With North Korea

President Trump on Thursday canceled the much anticipated summit with North Korea in a letter to Kim Jong Un that cited “tremendous anger and open hostility” from the country. Supporters of the decision argue that the president made the right call in the wake of North Korea's recent...
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Rex Tillerson Fired as Secretary of State

President Trump ousted Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, announcing that CIA director Mike Pompeo would be his replacement. Some speculate that he was fired over disagreements related to Russia, while others posit that Trump wanted someone who would take harsher stances on Iran and...
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Trump to Impose Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

President Trump officially announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum, exempting Mexico and Canada. Critics argue this could spark a trade war, while some in favor say that this is part of his 'America First' agenda. The plan also has unlikely supporters in large unions and some...
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U.S. Stays in Iran Nuclear Deal... For Now

In the past, the president had suggested that the U.S. might pull out of the Iran nuclear deal previously established under his predecessor. This week, President Trump announced that he would be decertifying the deal, but not pulling out of it. This action sends the deal back to Congress...
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Protests in Charlottesville and the President's Reaction

By now you have probably read about the protests in Charlottesville last Saturday that ended with 34 people wounded and 1 dead. There was a protest and counter protest focused on the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue, the Confederacy's top general. The original protest was led by a...
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Trump and North Korea

This week, tensions have increased between North Korea and America. North Korea has been testing missiles over the last several months at an increased frequency and President Trump made a statement Tuesday that any action would be met with "fire and fury" from the U.S.. He has since...
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Lawsuit against Trump raises question: Is the president's Twitter account a public platform?

Last month, we wrote about Twitter's new tools that help users censor their feeds, thus cementing partisan filter bubbles . This month, a lawsuit against President Trump takes that debate to the next level. The Knight First Amendment Institute , a free speech advocacy organization, is...
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Trump Pulls America Out of Climate Deal

Today at a press conference in the Rose Garden, President Trump officially pulled America out of the Paris Climate Accord. The deal was negotiated between 192 countries, with the U.S. joining Syria and Nicaragua as the holdouts. The Left is pretty firmly against the decision, while the...
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Tensions Rise Over Syria

After Syrian President Assad allegedly carried out a chemical weapons attack on his own people last week, Donald Trump unleashed a missile strike on a Syrian air base the night of April 6th. Since then, Russia has condemned the attacks but accusations are swirling that Putin had prior...
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Message to Joint Congress

President Trump gave his first joint address to the members of the House and Senate on Tuesday . The speech has been widely seen as his best to date, but views vary widely on how much importance should be placed on his ability to deliver it. Media on the right are saying that this was the...
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Trump's First Week

Donald Trump has been president for almost a week now. And it's been a busy week. On Saturday , the new president signed his first executive order which signaled the start to dismantling to Obamacare . Monday morning Trump announced the US would be pulling out of TPP . On Tuesday , Trump...
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President-Elect Trump

The election ended this week when Donald Trump was elected to the highest office in the land. Hillary Clinton received slightly more of the national vote, but Trump won outright in Electoral votes. There have been radically different reactions from the public from nationwide protests of "...
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The Final Days of Election 2016

As the final days of the 2016 presidential election approach and people head to the polls, will any of the October (or November) surprises change their vote? With FBI Director Comey's decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails at a time when it won't be finished by...
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Third Debate & Election Integrity

The third presidential debate, which is widely considered to have been the most substantial discussion of policy, occurred in Las Vegas last night. The most talked about moment didn't come when Hillary was asked about the DNC coordinated effort to incite violence at Trump rallies . It...
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Trump’s Economic Plan + Other Media Contrasts This Week

This was one of those weeks when sources on the Left, Right, and Center have largely focused on entirely different stories. For example, while the Left has been talking about Trump’s campaign woes and the J ustice Department’s findings of bias in the Baltimore Police Department , the...
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Story of the Week: Trump Implosion or Media Mania

It hasn’t been a good week for Donald Trump in the polls or in the media. Today, NPR.com reported that “some (anonymous) Republicans have told reporters they are discussing a Plan B, or a ‘Break Glass’ contingency plan to replace Trump at the top of their ticket” and added that this is...
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Can't believe anyone would vote for "you know who"? Here's a hint - we like being right.

How can you vote for Trump with his hateful speech? How can you vote for Clinton with all her scandals? How can you vote for Sanders with no chance to win? And how can you be enthusiastic about it? Lots of people are very enthusiastic about their choice for President, despite these...
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Story of the Week: Heading To Contested Convention?

When Donald Trump lost the Ohio primary this week, it increased the possibility that he won't have enough delegates to secure the nomination before the July convention. CNN has just published a story about a group of conservative leaders calling for a GOP unity ticket and advocating a...
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Trump and Sanders- More Alike than Different

Few people believe Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have much in common. But while Sanders and Trump may be polar opposites in some respects, they’re alike in some very fundamental ways. And their popularity is driven by some of the very same reasons. Congress' job approval rating is 16...
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Story of the Week: Trump's Immigration Plan

On Sunday , Donald Trump said that as president he would reverse a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S. and apply significant restrictions to legal immigration. He rolled out several details of his immigration plan, which has been called everything from "exactly what...
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Story of the Week: Who's winning 2016?

In the U.S., contenders for the 2016 presidential race have lit up headlines over the last week. From Donald Trump's latest poll surge and controversial statements about John McCain , to a poll showing Hillary Clinton trailing in three swing states, to a 16th candidate entering the race...
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Story of the Week: Immigrants, Crime, and Trump's Comments

While the confederate flag removal vote has dominated news headlines this week, it was not the most controversial. We saw more variation in coverage of the issue of illegal immigrants, crime , and Donald Trump's comments , so we've chosen to highlight this story for you today. [Also see...
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