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Yeeted

Topic of the Week – Advanced Bias Reliability
Article 1: Associated PressTrump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapper Ye -9.67 39.67
Article 2: AxiosTrump talks with white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner -5.00 44.00
Article 3: BreitbartTrump Dined at Mar-a-Lago with White Nationalist, Holocaust Denier Nick Fuentes & Kanye West; UPDATE 7.67 31.67
Article 4: Fox News (website)Ye 2024? 15.33 30.33
Article 5: CBC CanadaTrump rebuked over 'unacceptable' dinner with Holocaust-denying white nationalist Nick Fuentes -8.00 37.00
Article 6: The Indian ExpressTrump’s latest dinner guest: Nick Fuentes, white supremacist -6.67 38.33

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Bloody Friday

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Repercussions of No Red Wave

Topic of the Week – Advanced Bias Reliability
Article 1: Miami Heraldhttps://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article268624177.html -18.67 26.67
Article 2: The FederalistRubio Suggests Senate GOP Should Consider Ousting McConnell 17.67 36.33
Article 3: The American ProspectUndone by Crazy Uncles -26.33 21.00
Article 4: Daily BeastGOP Senators Push to Delay Leadership Elections After Midterm Letdown -8.33 40.67
Article 5: MSNCruz adds to chorus of GOP voices calling for delay in Senate leadership vote 2.00 45.00
Article 6: The BulwarkWas It Really All Just Trump’s Fault? 8.67 37.33

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Pelosi Attack and Conspiracy Rabbit Holes

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Stay Together for the Constituents

Topic of the Week – Advanced Bias Reliability
Article 1: National ReviewFight over Trumpism: Kari Lake or Ron DeSantis 15.33 30.33
Article 2: Washington ExaminerDeSantis endorses O'Dea in Colorado Senate race, bucking Trump 15.33 36.67
Article 3: The IndependentConservatives defend DeSantis after story claims he used to pronounce Thai like ‘thigh’ to test dates -7.67 21.00
Article 4: Vanity FairTrump Plans to F–k Over Ron DeSantis Two Days Before the Midterm Elections -15.00 27.67
Article 5: CNN (website)As Election Day approaches, Trump-DeSantis 2024 rivalry seeps into the public 0.00 42.00
Article 6: Christian Science MonitorWill Ron DeSantis become the GOP’s standard-bearer? 5.67 41.67

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Cooking Up a New Covid Strain

Topic of the Week – Advanced Bias Reliability
Article 1: OAN Network (website)New COVID-19 strain with 80% fatality rate created in Boston 5.67 9.33
Article 2: Daily MailOutrage as Boston University CREATES Omicron strain that has an 80% kill rate in mice 5.67 9.00
Article 3: On PointBU disputes reports it created a potentially dangerous pathogen 0.00 46.00
Article 4: Daily BeastYes, Scientists Made a Deadlier COVID Virus. No, It’s Not Bad. -12.67 32.00
Article 5: Financial TimesUS health officials probe Boston University’s Covid virus research 2.00 35.67
Article 6: NBC10 BostonBoston University Pushes Back on Claims of New ‘Deadly' COVID Strain 0.00 42.00

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Hope You Brought Your Checkbook

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Legal Cancel Culture

Wish Death for Your Enemies

Brett Favre Welfare Scandal

Topic of the Week – Advanced Bias Reliability
Article 1: FortuneThe Brett Favre welfare scandal proves why local journalism still matters -7.00 40.00
Article 2: Sports IllustratedBrett Favre: Texts Show Welfare Funds Were Requested for Football Facility, per Court Filing 1.67 41.33
Article 3: The Black Wall Street TimesBrett Favre shows paused as Twitter compares coverage to Ime Udoka, others -8.00 40.67
Article 4: The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/22/us/brett-favre-welfare-mississippi.html -4.67 47.00
Article 5: Daily BeastThe Brett Favre Welfare Case Is About to Take a Nastier Turn -9.00 36.67
Article 6: Get Up Mornings (website)Is Ime Udoka Really Getting More Coverage Than Brett Favre ‘Stealing’ Welfare Money From Mississippi? -6.00 35.33

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Bussing Migrants to Martha's Vineyard

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Queen Elizabeth II

Topic of the Week – Advanced Bias Reliability
Article 1: The GuardianCondolences and condemnation: Indigenous people and people of colour react to the death of Queen Elizabeth II -3.00 43.33
Article 2: ReasonIf Monarchy Is a Must, Keep It Neutral 3.67 33.00
Article 3: The RootLike Black Twitter, Irish Twitter Has a Lot to Say About Queen Elizabeth's Passing -10.67 27.67
Article 4: British Broadcasting CorporationQueen Elizabeth II: World leaders remember a 'kind-hearted Queen' 0.00 44.67
Article 5: Crooks and LiarsQueen Elizabeth Is Dead, And Right-Wing Crazies Are Having A Fit -20.33 20.00
Article 6: Time MagazineCountries May Cut Ties With Monarchy After Queen's Death -1.00 45.33

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Biden's MAGA Republicans Speech

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Dark Brandon

Topic of the Week – Advanced Bias Reliability
Article 1: WonketteBiden Pentagon So Woke It Doesn't Even Want To Murder Civilians Anymore! -26.67 17.33
Article 2: NBCLX (website)Why Is Everyone Talking About ‘Dark Brandon?' -7.67 34.33
Article 3: indy100Biden fans joke this is a sign Dark Brandon fanboys are turning into cult -10.67 26.67
Article 4: CNETDark Brandon: Joe Biden Meme Gets Even More Hype After Student Loan Forgiveness -8.33 39.33
Article 5: National ReviewMemes: Dark Brandon and the Meme Power of the Right 13.00 31.00
Article 6: The AtlanticWhy Joe Biden Keeps Winning the Internet by Accident -13.67 36.33

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Liz Cheney

Test Batch Bias Reliability
Article 1: VoxThe Never Trump wing of the GOP never had a chance -5.33 38.33
Article 2: The BlazeAfter getting TROUNCED in Wyoming, Liz Cheney ponders presidential run 19.00 26.67
Article 3: CNN (website)Timeline: Liz Cheney's political career, from Republican scion to champion of democracy -1.00 44.33
Article 4: JacobinLook Closely at Liz Cheney and Donald Trump. It’s Hard to Tell Much of a Difference. -27.00 22.67
Article 5: Columbia Journalism ReviewDemocracy and the Liz Cheney narrative -13.67 36.33
Article 6: GOBankingRatesHow Much is Former GOP House Member Liz Cheney Worth? 0.00 44.00

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Pelosi Goes to Taiwan

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‘Assault Weapons' Ban

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POTUS has COVID

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Two Truths and a Lie

Looking ahead to 2024

Topic of the Week – AdvancedBiasReliability
Article 1: The Atlantic– Is Biden a Man Out of Time?-18.0036.33
Article 2: Daily Mail– Biden getting ‘irritated’ by Democrats who won’t back him to run for reelection in 2024: Report0.6739.33
Article 3: Palmer Report– Enough with these harmful doomsday narratives about 2024-20.6728.67
Article 4: The American Prospect– In the Wake of ‘Dobbs,’ Biden Leans on Familiar Excuses for Inaction-24.0031.00
Article 5: New York Post– Nervous Democrats pray for anyone but Kamala Harris as 2024 nominee15.3337.33
Article 6: National Review– 2024 Election: 71 Percent of Americans Don’t Want Biden to Seek a Second Term6.6745.67

Roe v. Wade Overturned

Juneteenth

January 6th Hearings

Depp v. Heard

SCOTUS Springs a Leak

Libs of TikTok

Federal Mask Mandate Ends

RNC Pulls Out of CPD

Ginni & Clarence Thomas

Biden’s State of the Union

Talking Points: Russia, Ukraine, US

Topic of the Week – AdvancedBiasReliability
Article 1: Crooks and Liars– Republicans Using Russian Invasion Of Ukraine To Attack The Gay Community-28.0019.00
Article 2: The Gateway Pundit– BREAKING: Russia Reportedly Offers Ukraine Terms of Surrender1.6720.33
Article 3: The New York Times– Many Russians Feel a Deep Unease Over Going to War0.0044.67
Article 4: Jezebel– The Russia-Ukraine War Already Has Its Own ‘Imagine’ Video0.0029.67
Article 5: Daily Signal– Hawley Calls for US to ‘Shut Down Russia’s Energy Production’18.6731.33

Free Crack Pipes?

Topic of the Week – AdvancedBiasReliability
Article 1: City Journal– San Francisco’s Harm-Reduction Policies a Nightmare7.6733.67
Article 2: Brookings Institution– Fighting fraud, waste, and abuse—COVID-19 pandemic relief expenditures0.0048.67
Article 3: Newport Buzz– Biden administration funds program that would provide free crack pipes15.6723.33
Article 4: Philadelphia Inquirer– “Crack pipe” misinformation uproar could stymie efforts to reduce drug deaths, harm reductionists fear-12.0036.67
Article 5: The Nation– What We Can Learn From Harm Reduction’s Defeats-16.6737.33
Article 6: The Washington Free Beacon– The Weird Ideas and Shoddy Science Behind Free Government Crack Pipes15.3331.33

Eileen Gu

Whoopi Goldberg’s Comments on the Holocaust

Ukraine Objectives

Topic of the Week – AdvancedBiasReliability
Article 1: The Guardian– Putin, a ‘rogue male’ on the rampage, threatens to start a war no one wants | Simon Tisdall-3.0024.00
Article 2: America Magazine– Just war theory and Ukraine: Why military action against Russia is justifiable2.0041.00
Article 3: The American Conservative– Mr. President, Stay Out of Ukraine16.3327.00
Article 4: Associated Press– Austin says Putin now has full range of options in Ukraine0.0047.33
Article 5: The Atlantic– The Battle for the Future of the West-1.6036.40
Article 6: The Washington Free Beacon– Putin Can’t Be Appeased13.0028.67
Article 7: Strategic Culture Foundation– Cracks Open Up in America’s Fragile Leadership Over Ukraine Crisis27.3314.33

Biden’s Press Conference

Chicago Public Schools Reopening