Democratic Debate Results
Sarah Sanders Resignation
On June 26 and 27, twenty candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination faced off in a set of two debates. Slots were drawn randomly to determine who would debate on which night. The first night featured Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Tim Ryan, Jay Inslee, Bill DeBlasio, and John Delany. The second featured Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Marianne Williamson, Michael Bennet, and Eric Swalwell. With so many candidates vying for public approval on the debate stage, there was a great deal of room for interpretation of the night’s events.
10844 news articles covering this topic. 47% (5044) are left leaning, 37% (4047) center, and 16% (1753) are right leaning.
Pelosi and Impeachment
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.
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
Trump Tax Return
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.
4818 news articles covering this topic. 40% (1930) are left leaning, 41% (1993) center, and 19% (895) are right leaning.
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.
181 news articles covered this topic. 34% (61) are left leaning, 38% (68) center, and 29% (52) are right leaning.
Biden Campaign Announcement
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.
Kline and McGahn Subpoenas
On Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would be running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, after months of speculation that he would seek the position.
5198 news articles covering this topic. 38% (1951) are left leaning, 31% (1605) center, 32% (1642) right leaning.
The White House has instructed former personnel security director Carl Kline to ignore a subpoena issued by House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, it was revealed this week.
1191 news articles covered this topic: 53% (631) are left leaning, 37% (435) center, and, 10% (125) are right leaning.
Buttigieg Campaign Announcement
On Thursday, the Justice Department released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
4723 news articles covered this topic: 36% (1702) are left leaning, 39% (1849) center, and, 25% (1172) are right leaning.
Nielsen Resigns as Head of DHS
On Sunday, South Bend Mayor and 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg officially announced his candidacy for president.
573 news articles covered this topic: 75% (430) are left leaning, 21% (118) center, and, 4% (25) are right leaning.
White House whistleblower
Yesterday, Kirstjen Nielsen met with President Trump and publicly announced that she is resigning as Secretary of Homeland Security.
437 news articles covered this topic: 32% (139) are left leaning, 43% (186) center, and, 26% (112) are right leaning.
Senate Vote On Green New Deal
Tricia Newbold, an 18-year government official in the White House security office, told the House Oversight and Reform Committee in an interview last month that the Trump administration had overruled 25 security clearance rejections.
259 news articles covered this topic: 80% (208) are left leaning, 14% (37) center, and, 5% (14) are right leaning
Trump Issues First Veto
On Tuesday, the Senate voted on the Green New Deal, a proposed law which has been backed by a number of prominent Democrat politicians.
355 news articles covering this topic. 25% (89) are left leaning, 46% (162) center, 29% (104) right leaning.
Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race
President Trump exercised his veto power for the first time on March 15, 2019.
825 news articles covering this topic. 40% (334) are left leaning, 41% (340) center, 18% (151) right leaning.
DNC Fox Debate Decision
Earlier today, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke announced his 2020 presidential campaign.
85 news articles covering this topic. 59% (50) are left leaning, 14% (12) center, 13% (11) right leaning
Mike Cohen Pardon
On Wednesday, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez announced that it would not permit Fox News to host any of the 2020 presidential primary debates.
86 news articles covering this topic. 48% (41) are left leaning, 21% (18) center, 14% (12) right leaning
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal
The most recent White House legal controversy centers around whether Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, asked the President for a pardon.
62 news articles covering this topic. 58% (36) are left leaning, 10% (6) center, 13% (8) right leaning
Michael Bloomberg 2020
In February Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced the “Green New Deal,” a piece of legislation that would set goals to drastically cut carbon emissions.
109 news articles covering this topic. 65% (71) are left leaning, 21% (23) center, 4% (4) right leaning
Trump and Spike Lee
Over the past decade, former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg has considered running for president many times.
67 news articles covering this topic. 24% (16) are left leaning, 46% (31) center, 15% (10) right leaning
Trump and China
In his Oscar acceptance speech last week, actor and director Spike Lee called for the audience to “mobilize” for the 2020 election. In a Twitter response, President Trump called the speech “a racist hit on your President.”
63 news articles covering this topic. 25% (16) are left leaning, 57% (36) center, 14% (9) right leaning
Over the past year, the United States has placed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, and the Chinese government has retaliated by imposing duties on $110 billion worth of American products.
42 news articles covering this topic. Of these, 7 (16%) are left leaning, 17 (40%) are center, 14 (33%) are right leaning