How do I have a non-partisan Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving from the whole team at AllSides! As much as we all enjoy the delicious food, w e know that Thanksgiving is a time when you might see relatives that you haven't seen in a while. As everyone is sitting around the table, the conversation might turn to politics, and often,...
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GOP Budget Passes House

The GOP's $4 trillion budget narrowly passed the House today in a vote of 216-212, after last minute negotiations with high-taxed states and those concerned with deficits. Next, the bill goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, putting the party one step closer to achieving tax reform...
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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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Last Chance for Repeal and Replace

The Graham-Cassidy bill is seen as the last chance Republicans have of repealing and replacing Obamacare. After September ends, the Senate will need 60 votes to pass any healthcare legislation (currently they only need 50, plus a tiebreaker by VP Pence). There are 4 hold-out votes - Sen...
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Medicare-for-All Bill Introduced

On Wednesday , Independent Senator Bernie Sanders revealed a "Medicare-for-all", also known as single payer, healthcare plan backed by sixteen of his Democratic colleagues. With only a third of Democratic senators behind the plan, speculation being that those up for reelection in 2018 are...
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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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Senate Reveals Healthcare Bill

After much secrecy, Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans revealed their updated version of the AHCA today. As McConnell pushes for a vote before the summer recess, a few Republican Senators say the bill does not go far enough to dismantle Obamacare and therefore will not vote to...
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