More Details Emerge in Trump-Ukraine Scandal

On Monday, more details began to emerge about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that, according to a whistleblower complaint, Trump had pressured the Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter and their financial dealings in the country.

There are 3008 news articles covering this topic. 35% (1039) are left leaning, 48% (1440) center, 18% (529) right leaning.

From the left: Trump Ordered Aid to Ukraine Frozen Days Before Call With Its Leader, New York Times

From the center: Trump and the Ukraine call — what happened and what's next?, NPR

From the right: Rudy warns Dems Ukraine-whistleblower story about to backfire on ex-veep, Fox News

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Trump Pressed Ukraine to Investigate Biden

The Washington Post reported on Friday that President Trump spoke with Ukrainian leadership in an attempt to investigate the former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden. According to a whistleblower report, the President pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son in an attempt to find political dirt against the candidate

We ran the numbers: There are 2356 news articles covering this topic. 70% (1648) are left leaning, 25% (578) center, 6% (130) right leaning.

From the left: Trump pressed Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden’s son according to people familiar with the matter, Washington Post
From the center: Trump: Reports Ridiculous About Alleged Improper Foreign Leader Conversation, NPR
From the right: Gregg Jarrett: The Trump whistleblower may not be a whistleblower at all, NY Post

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Pelosi Introduces Drug Pricing Plan

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a new drug-pricing plan that would aim to fight the rising cost of prescription drugs.

There are 1,471 news articles covering this topic. 60% (888) are left leaning, 29% (432) center, 10% (151) right leaning.

From the left: The Health 202: Trump welcomes Pelosi drug pricing plan, signaling openness to a bipartisan deal, Washington Post

From the center: Pelosi Rejects 'Socialist' Attacks On Her Prescription Drug Bill, NPR

From the right: Democrats’ biggest health care lies, NY Post

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Following sharp criticism from Democrats, McConnell backs funding for election security

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his support Thursday for a Senate amendment approving $250 million to increase election security prior to the 2020 presidential election.

There are 1,038 news articles covering this topic. 54% (557) are left leaning, 34% (348) center, 13% (133) right leaning.

From the left: In turnaround, McConnell backs $250 million in election security funding, Washington Post

From the center: Senate committee approves $250 million for state election security efforts, The Hill

From the right: McConnell backs election security funding after Dem criticism, NY Post

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Top Democrats threaten legal action if whistleblower complaint is not brought before Congress

On Thursday, it was reported that a whistleblower complaint filed by an intelligence agent regarding President Trump’s conduct with a foreign leader is being held from Congress by intelligence officials.

There are 1,106 news articles covering this topic. 72% (796) are left leaning, 23% (256) center, 5% (54) right leaning.

From the left: Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn’t share whistleblower complaint, Washington Post

From the center: Donald Trump denies whistleblower complaint about improper promise to foreign leader, USA Today

From the right: Adam Schiff Threatens To Sue Trump Administration Over Mystery Whistleblower Complaint, Daily Caller

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Trump Taps O’Brien as National Security Adviser Amid Rising Tensions with Iran

On Wednesday, President Trump announced that U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien will replace John Bolton as national security adviser. 

There are 1816 news articles covering this topic. 50% (915) are left leaning, 37% (674) center, 13% (227) right leaning.

From the left: Pompeo Calls Attacks on Saudi Arabia ‘Act of War’ and Seeks Coalition to Counter Iran, New York Times

From the center: Attacks On Saudi Oil Facilities Pose Quandary For Trump Administration, NPR

From the right: Trump names Robert O’Brien as national security adviser, NY Post

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Lewandowski Defends Trump in Hearing

On Tuesday, Cory Lewandowski, President Trump’s former campaign manager, testified in a hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee and worked to defend his former boss.

There are 1087 news articles covering this topic. 61% (668) are left leaning, 33% (357) center, 6% (62) right leaning.

From the left: Lewandowski ‘excited’ about defending Trump in congressional hearing Tuesday, Washington Post

From the center: Lewandowski hearing descends into chaos, The Hill

From the right: Corey Lewandowski slams impeachment-probe hearing as 'all politics' and 'a disservice to the American people', Fox News

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US Considers Response to Saudi Attack

This weekend,  an oil facility in Saudi Arabia was attacked by multiple drones or missiles. The attacks caused massive damage and have debilitated the nation’s oil production capacity. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that the U.S. is ‘locked and loaded depending on verification’.

There are 4043 news articles covering this topic. 32% (1307) are left leaning, 41% (1652) center, 27% (1084) right leaning.

From the left: Understanding the Conflicts Leading to Saudi Attacks: QuickTake, Washington Post

From the center: Outside Experts See Iran's Hand In Attack On Saudi Oil Facility, NPR

From the right: A Saudi Military Official Says Iranian Weapons Used In Attacks On Global Oil Supply: REPORT, Daily Caller

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Calls for Kavanaugh Impeachment After New Allegations

On Sunday, the New York Times published an article detailing new allegations of sexual assault committed by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

There are 1920 news articles covering this topic. 26% (494) are left leaning, 47% (897) center, 28% (529) right leaning.

From the left: Kavanaugh’s confirmation hinged on an FBI investigation that increasingly looks incomplete, Washington Post

From the center: New Calls From Democrats To Impeach Supreme Court's Kavanaugh, NPR

From the right: Kavanaugh attacks see top Republicans lash out; McConnell claims 'this is not normal', Fox News

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Congress and White House Consider Gun Control

In the aftermath of a series of mass shootings over the past month, Congress and the White House are considering proposals to mitigate the prevalence of gun violence. The House of Representatives approved three gun control measures on Tuesday: a red-flag measure that would help remove guns from the hands of people who are deemed a risk to their communities or themselves, a bill barring people convicted of hate crimes from buying firearms, and a bill banning magazines that hold 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

There are 745 news articles covering this topic. 31% (228) are left leaning, 53% (394) center, 17% (123) right leaning.

From the left: White House prepares gun proposals, but where Trump stands is unclear, Washington Post
From the center: Conservatives offer stark warning to Trump, GOP on background checks, The Hill
From the right: Red flag law proposals raise stakes in gun reform debate, Fox News

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Supreme Court allows Trump Asylum Restrictions to Take Effect

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted a request from the Trump administration to enforce a new rule on asylum restrictions for immigrants on the U.S.’ southern border. 

There are 424 news articles covering this topic. 30% (127) are left leaning, 34% (146) center, 36% (151) right leaning.

From the left: Trump administration ready to deport, turn back more asylum seekers after Supreme Court ruling, Washington Post

From the center: Supreme Court Allows Government To Curtail Asylum Requests During Legal Fight, NPR

From the right: Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions, Fox News

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House Judiciary Committee Votes on Resolution Regarding Impeachment Investigation

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee approved a resolution outlining the rules of their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.

There are 602 news articles covering this topic. 10% (59) are left leaning, 63% (379) center, 27% (164) right leaning.

From the left: List: The 135 House Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry into Trump, CNN

From the center: Trump: Pelosi knows 'exactly what she's doing' on impeachment, The Hill

From the right: GOP lawmaker 'double dog dares' House Democrats to pursue Trump impeachment inquiry, Fox News

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Republican Dan Bishop Wins North Carolina Election

On Tuesday, Republican Dan Bishop narrowly won a special election in North Carolina for a seat in the House of Representatives. The election was a holdover from the 2018 midterm elections; a new election was ordered after allegations of ballot tampering by an aide to then-GOP nominee Mark Harris.

There are 1660 news articles covering this topic. 54% (894) are left leaning, 37% (608) center, 10% (158) right leaning.

From the left: Dan Bishop, North Carolina Republican, Wins Special Election, New York Times

From the center: Don’t let the North Carolina special election freak you out, Washington Post

From the right: Dems admit Trump helped GOP candidates sweep North Carolina special elections, Fox News

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Trump Fires National Security Advisor John Bolton

On Tuesday, President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired John Bolton, his national security advisor. Charles Kupperman, Bolton’s deputy, is now serving as the acting national security advisor.

There are 1963 news articles covering this topic. 25% (490) are left leaning, 55% (1080) center, 20% (393) right leaning.

From the left: Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser, New York Times

From the center: Trump Fires John Bolton In Final Break After Months Of Policy Divisions, NPR

From the right: Rand Paul Responds To Bolton’s Resignation: ‘Chances Of War Worldwide Go Greatly Down’, Daily Caller

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Congress to Take Action on Guns

Members of Congress returned to Washington this week after a recess and are being urged to take legislative action on gun control. After mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Odessa in the past month, calls for gun control legislation have strengthened.

There are 840 news articles covering this topic. 22% (183) are left leaning, 37% (314) center, 41% (343) right leaning.

From the left: Republicans Want Stricter Gun Laws. Republican Voters, That Is., New York Times

From the center: Poll: Americans don't expect Congress to act on gun laws, USA Today

From the right: Schumer, Pelosi send letter to Trump to take action on guns, Fox News

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Trump Cancels Meeting with Taliban

President Trump had planned to meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Taliban leaders at Camp David on Sunday. However, he has cancelled the meeting and further peace negotiations with the group after learning of a Taliban attack.

There are 2145 news articles covering this topic. 63% (1354) are left leaning, 32% (696) center, 4% (95) right leaning.

From the left: Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders, Washington Post

From the center: Trump Says He Called Off Secret Talks At Camp David With Taliban, Afghan Leaders, NPR

From the right: Trump says talks with Taliban are ‘dead,’ after canceling secret Camp David summit, Fox News

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Trump Calls DACA "Totally Illegal," Expresses Hope for a Deal

On Friday, President Trump said in a series of tweets that if the Supreme Court acts as he hopes when considering the DACA program next term, he would be open to a bipartisan congressional bill addressing the program. Trump expressed his belief that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was implemented by President Obama in 2012, is an unlawful program.

There are 357 news articles covering this topic. 75% (267) are left leaning, 19% (67) center, 6% (23) right leaning.

From the left: Trump suggests he’s open to DACA legislation if he prevails in Supreme Court case, Washington Post

From the center: Trump defends right to rescind ‘totally illegal’ Obama-era DACA program, AP

From the right: Trump blasts ‘totally illegal’ DACA order, says Obama didn’t have the right to sign it, Daily Caller

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Trump Doubles Down Again on Alabama Claim

After incorrectly claiming that citizens of Alabama would face significant danger from Hurricane Dorian on Sunday and continuing to attempt to justify that claim earlier this week, President Trump has again insisted that he was correct in saying that Alabama would be in the path of Dorian.

We ran the numbers: There are 357 news articles covering this topic. 75% (267) are left leaning, 19% (67) center, 6% (23) right leaning.

From the left: Trump’s insistence that his incorrect Alabama tweet was correct tips into the Orwellian, Washington Post

From the center: Analysis: Storm spat underscores Mr. Never Wrong’s mindset, AP

From the right: CNN Bashes Trump For Allegedly Doctoring Weather Map — The Network Mislabeled Alabama Last Week, Daily Caller

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Trump Responds to Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian continues to make its way up the Carolina coast, President Trump is embroiled in a hangup over his inaccurate description of the hurricane’s path. On Sunday, the president tweeted that Alabama “will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated” by the hurricane. However, the hurricane will not hit Alabama and was not predicted to. On Wednesday, the White House released a video apparently attempting to justify Trump’s warning to Alabama.

We ran the numbers: There are 357 news articles covering this topic. 75% (267) are left leaning, 19% (67) center, 6% (23) right leaning.

From the left: President Trump showed a doctored hurricane chart. Was it to cover up for ‘Alabama’ Twitter flub?, Washington Post

From the center: Trump Displays Altered Map Of Hurricane Dorian's Path To Include Alabama, NPR

From the right: Could Hurricane Dorian help Trump’s re-election?, New York Post

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Pentagon Reroutes Resources to Pay for Border Wall

On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced a list of military building projects that will lose $3.6 billion in funding, which will be used to help build a wall on the US-Mexico border. On Tuesday, the Pentagon began calling congressional leaders to inform them that they would be cancelling the construction projects in order to fund the border wall.

We ran the numbers: There are 571 news articles covering this topic. 64% (365) are left leaning, 35% (197) center, 2% (9) right leaning.

From the left: Pentagon Pulls Funds for Military Schools, Daycare to Pay for Trump's Border Wall, New York Times, Reuters

From the center: These Are The Military Projects Losing Funding To Trump's Border Wall, NPR

From the right: Trump touts border wall progress as Pentagon signs off on funding transfer, Fox News

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