Trump Vetoes Bill to Block Saudi Arms

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump vetoed three bipartisan-backed resolutions proposing to block weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, claiming they would "weaken America's global competitiveness and damage the important relationship we share with our allies and partners."

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From the left: Trump vetoes Congress’s attempt to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Washington Post

From the center: Trump Vetoes Bills Intended To Block Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia, NPR

From the right: Trump vetoes congressional effort to block Saudi arms sales, Fox News

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Mueller Testifies Before Congress

On Wednesday, July 24th, Robert Mueller appeared to testify on Capitol Hill before two congressional committees, the House Judiciary and the Intelligence Committee. According to NPR, both of these committees subpoenaed Mueller last month instructing him to appear and respond to questions about his “investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

There are 10812 news articles covering this topic. 38% (4126) are left leaning, 47% (5037) center, 15% (1649) right leaning.

From the left: Mueller Rejects Trump’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Label and Warns of Russian Meddling, New York Times

From the center: Special Coverage: Highlights And Analysis Of Mueller Hearings, NPR

From the right: Mueller’s testimony equals end of any Trump impeachment talk, New York Post

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House Passes Resolution Opposing Israel Boycott

On Tuesday, July 23rd the House of Representatives voted 398-17 to pass a resolution to oppose the boycott movement against Israel.

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From the left: House Overwhelmingly Condemns Movement to Boycott Israel, New York Times

From the center: Who voted 'no' on the House resolution opposing Israel boycott movement, CNN

From the right: House overwhelmingly OKs resolution opposing Israel boycott in rare bipartisan vote, Fox News

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Trump Proposes Food Stamps Reform

The Trump administration announced plans to change who qualifies for the SNAP program, better known as food stamps. This is the second time the administration has attempted to reform the program during Trump’s presidency. Last year, there was an attempt to cut the $60 billion program by $17 billion over 10 years, a proposal that was defeated with bipartisan support.

There are 191 news articles covering this topic. 81% (154) are left leaning, 18% (35) center, 1% (2) right leaning.

From the left: Trump’s new food stamp proposal weaponizes government against poor people, Washington Post

From the center: Proposed Trump administration rule would cut food stamps for 3 million people, The Hill

From the right: Trump administration to propose rule that would cut 3.1 million people from food stamp program: report, Fox News

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Policemen Fired over AOC Facebook Post

Two police officers in Louisiana were fired on Monday after one officer wrote a Facebook post suggesting that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York should be shot and another officer liked the post.

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From the left: Louisiana police officer's Facebook post says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'needs a round,' report says, USA Today

From the center: Two police officers fired for Facebook post that suggested Ocasio-Cortez should be shot, Washington Post

From the right: Louisiana police officers fired over Facebook post suggesting AOC should be shot, Fox News

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Budget Deal Debt Ceiling

President Trump’s support of the proposed $1.37 trillion budget deal for the next two years has Democrats and Republicans concerned and the fiscal hawks in Congress frustrated.

There are 736 news articles covering this topic. 59% (459) are left leaning, 28% (265) center, 13% (12) right leaning.

From the left: Trump praises ‘very good talks’ as White House, Pelosi close in on two-year budget deal, Washington Post

From the center: Trump, Congress Reach Agreement On 2-Year Budget Deal, NPR

From the right: Conservatives balk at proposed debt limit, budget deal, Washington Examiner

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Congress Prepares for Mueller Testimony

Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify at Capitol Hill on Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee. Mueller’s testimony will discuss the findings of his report and whether President Trump committed obstruction of justice, hoping to make the 448-page report more clear to the public. 

There are 1545 news articles covering this topic. 59% (917) are left leaning, 28% (430) center, 13% (198) right leaning.

From the left: With Three Simple Answers, Mueller Can Speak Volumes, NY Times

From the center: What to expect from Mueller's appearance on Capitol Hill, CBS

From the right: Dems focused on Trump 'crimes,' impeachment before Mueller testimony; Iran reportedly uncovers CIA spy ring, Fox News

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Trump Continues to Clash with The Squad

After facing a significant amount of backlash for his “go back” tweets, Trump was asked in an interview whether it concerned him that this tweet was racist and that white nationalist groups would further align with him, to which Trump replied he isn’t because “many people agree with him

There are 752 articles covering this topic, 37% (276) left leaning, 39% (290) centrist, and 25% (186) right leaning. 

From the left: ’Their families really have done nothing for this country:’ Fox guest’s attack on Omar, Tlaib tweeted by White House, Washington Post

From the center: Trump slams Omar again, calls NC rally crowd "patriots", Reuters

From the right: Trump mocks airport greeting for Omar, accuses media of ‘sick partnership’ with 'Squad', Fox News

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Scalia Nomination

On Thursday, July 18th, President Donald Trump announced his plan to nominate labor and employment lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as the next secretary of labor for the United States. If confirmed, Scalia will replace the previous secretary of labor, Alexander Acosta. Acosta stepped down last week following public scrutiny and criticism over “his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. The financier was indicted this month on charges of sexually abusing underage girls and pleaded not guilty,” according to the left-leaning Dayton Daily News

There are 89 articles covering this topic, 9% (8) left leaning, 71% (63) centrist, and 20% (18) right leaning. 

From the left: Trump picks son of late Justice Scalia for labor secretary, Dayton Daily News

From the center: Trump likely to pick Scalia's son for labor secretary: Politico, Reuters

From the right: Trump likely to pick Scalia's son for labor secretary -Politico, Epoch Times

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Trump, Ilhan Omar, and the “Send her back” chants

“Send her back!” chants broke out as Trump lashed out at Representative Ilhan Omar at his campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday. Omar, an American citizen, was born in Somalia, sought refuge in the U.S., and was granted asylum as a teenager. The outburst follows a series of Trump tweets, sent on Sunday, that urged progressive congresswomen —  American-born Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley, as well as Omar — to return to their countries.

There are 2191 articles covering this topic, 34% (533) left leaning, 52% (1131) centrist, and 24% (527) right leaning. 

From the left: ‘Malignant, dangerous, violent’: Trump rally’s ‘Send her back!’ chant raises new concerns of intolerance, Washington Post

From the center: Trump Attacks Congresswomen At N.C. Rally, As Crowd Chants 'Send Her Back', NPR

From the right: Trump distances himself from 'send her back' chant: 'I disagree with it', Fox News

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Trump Impeachment Bill Defeated

In response to President Trump’s “go back” tweets, Texas Representative Al Green decided, yet again, decided to propose an article of impeachment on Wednesday night. Rep. Green has been trying to impeach President Trump since the riots that happened back in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Every time the votes would grow in his favor but this time they didn’t.

There are 1,367 articles covering this topic, 55% (746) of those articles are left, 38% (526) are centered and 7% (95) are right.

From the left: House Democrats don’t seem close to impeaching Trump, Washington Post

From the center: Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Discusses Impeaching President Trump, C-span

From the right: House votes to kill Rep. Al Green's resolution to impeach Trump, Fox News

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House holds Barr, Ross in criminal contempt

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over a disagreement surrounding the US census. 

There are 604 articles covering this topic, 47% (286) left leaning, 41% (246) centrist, and 12% (72) right leaning. 

From the left: House to vote to hold Barr, Ross in contempt over 2020 Census citizenship question, Washington Post

From the center: Barr and Ross Ask Pelosi To Delay Contempt Vote, Talking Points Memo

From the right: Barr and Ross urge Pelosi to postpone contempt vote – live updates, Washington Time

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House Condemnation of Trump Tweets

The House of Representatives passed a resolution yesterday along mostly partisan lines condemning President Trump’s tweets directed towards four progressive freshman congresswomen. On Sunday, the president tweeted that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota should “go back and fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.''

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From the left: House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist, NY Times

From the center: House condemns Trump for racist tweets, Axios

From the right: Ted Cruz: House should respond to AOC's 'radical' squad by passing anti-Semitism resolution, Fox News

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Liz Cheney and Trump's tweet

Since the tweets, Trump has come under immense backfire and been accused of racism. The House passed a resolution condemning the tweets as racist by a vote of 240-187. Cheney, a Republican representative from Wyoming and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, called the Democrats’ actions “really shameful” in an appearance on the Fox News show Hannity. She added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was overstepping her bounds and furthering a “socialist agenda that would be devastating for this nation.”

424 news articles covering this topic. 25% (107) are left leaning, 64% (273) center, and 10% (44) are right leaning.

From the left: In extraordinary rebuke, House condemns Trump’s racist tweets, Chicago Sun-Times

From the center: Republicans Defend Trump Ahead of Vote to Condemn Tweets, US News

From the right: Rep. Cheney: Dems' actions 'really shameful', Fox News

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Acosta Resignation

In light of the recent charges against Jeffery Epstein for sex trafficking, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned last Friday over his controversial handling of a plea deal involving Epstein in 2008. Criticism of Acosta began as early as last year when an investigative series in the Miami Herald chastised Acosta’s role as former U.S. Attorney. Critics claim that Acosta engaged in a much too lenient plea deal with Epstein.

There are 1809 articles covering this topic, 58% (1044) left leaning, 33% (593) centrist, and 10% (172) right leaning. 

From the left: Acosta’s measured approach was an uncomfortable fit in Trump administration, Washington Post

From the center: Alexander Acosta Steps Down As Labor Secretary Amid Epstein Controversy, NPR

From the right: Labor Secretary resigns amid pressure over Epstein case, Fox News

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Trump tells Congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from; Nancy Pelosi calls Trump's tweets "racist"

After a series of tweets from President Trump Sunday morning, backlash has erupted from both the left and the right criticizing the tweets, which attacked four democratic congress women’s status as Americans and their countries of origin. Trump’s tweets, aimed at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, told the congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from and called their countries of origin, “broken and crime infested”.

2715 news articles covering this topic. 21% (571) are left leaning, 45% (1214) center, and 34% (930) are right leaning.

From the left: Trump just denied his attacks are racist. He only confirmed the worst., Washington Post

From the center: Congresswomen Denounce Trump Tweets Telling Them To 'Go Back' To Their Home Countries, NPR

From the right: Trump targets four freshman congresswomen, Pelosi in Twitter storm, Fox News

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Sarah Sanders Resignation

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ tenure as White House Press Secretary is coming to an end, as she announced on Thursday that she will be resigning at the end of the month. Sanders’ time as press secretary was marked by significant controversy. Since she replaced former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in July 2017, press briefings, a regular occurrence in former administrations, became rarer.

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From the Left: Sarah Sanders was a prolific liar for Trump. And she did even more damage.

From the Center: Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks about leaving the White House

From the Right: Sarah Sanders steps down -- Media thrilled they won't have to face off with her defending Trump

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Pelosi and Impeachment

On Tuesday, Congressional Democrats began to exert greater pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Pelosi, in turn, has pushed back against the demands from liberal Democrats, arguing that impeachment was a divisive step that should not be taken unless there were a compelling, bipartisan reason to go through with it.

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From the left: Calls for impeachment intensify in House, dividing Democrats, Washington Post

From the center: More Dems press Pelosi on impeachment proceedings: reports, The Hill

From the right: Democrats conflicted on impeachment as Trump advises former White House counsel to skip hearing, Fox News

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Trump Tax Return

On Monday, the US Treasury Department announced that it would not release President Trump’s tax returns. Congressional Democrats, specifically the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, had requested six years’ worth of the president’s personal and business tax returns.

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From the left: Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses, New York Times

From the center: Trump's tax returns wouldn't be 'silver bullet' for Dems, says conservative financial expert, The Hill

From the right: Liberals demand arrest of Steven Mnuchin over Trump tax returns, Washington Examiner

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Barr Testimony

On Wednesday, May 1, Attorney General William Barr testified for five hours in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Barr answered questions about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election as well as about Barr’s handling of Mueller’s report.

5697 news articles covering this topic. 16% (884) are left leaning, 41% (2313) center, 44% (2500) right leaning.

From the left: William Barr Hearing: Highlights of His Testimony , New York Times

From the center: What The Fallout From William Barr's Testimony Means For The Russia Investigation, NPR

From the right: Trump slams 2020 Dems as ‘lunatics,’ claims Barr did ‘fantastic’ job , New York Post

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