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  • 10 key takeaways about public opinion in Europe 30 years after the fall of communism October 15, 2019
    Read key takeaways from a new survey that explores European attitudes three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The post 10 key takeaways about public opinion in Europe 30 years after the fall of communism appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • 7 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month October 14, 2019
    The U.S. Hispanic population reached 59.9 million in 2018, up from 47.8 in 2008. A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in 2020. The post 7 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live October 10, 2019
    Columbus Day is one of the most inconsistently celebrated U.S. holidays. Fewer than half of U.S. states give their employees the day as a paid holiday. The post Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • In the U.S. and Western Europe, people say they accept Muslims, but opinions are divided on Islam October 8, 2019
    Many across Western Europe and the U.S. would be willing to accept Muslims as family or as neighbors. Yet there is no consensus on whether Islam fits into these societies. The post In the U.S. and Western Europe, people say they accept Muslims, but opinions are divided on Islam appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Key facts about refugees to the U.S. October 7, 2019
    A decline in U.S. refugee admissions comes at a time when the number of refugees worldwide has reached the highest levels since World War II. The post Key facts about refugees to the U.S. appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • 5 facts about the Supreme Court October 7, 2019
    The Supreme Court begins a new term on Oct. 7, taking up cases on issues including guns and abortion. As the term begins, here are five facts about the court. The post 5 facts about the Supreme Court appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Most Americans are wary of industry-funded research October 4, 2019
    The public is somewhat more positive about the effects of government funding on research and practitioner recommendations. The post Most Americans are wary of industry-funded research appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Clinton’s impeachment barely dented his public support, and it turned off many Americans October 3, 2019
    The circumstances were very different during the Clinton impeachment crisis, and so was U.S. public opinion about the push for impeachment. The post Clinton’s impeachment barely dented his public support, and it turned off many Americans appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • About a quarter of religiously affiliated teens in U.S. public schools say they pray before lunch October 3, 2019
    About a quarter of teens who identify with a religion and attend public school say they regularly pray before eating lunch at school. The post About a quarter of religiously affiliated teens in U.S. public schools say they pray before lunch appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • The number of people in the average U.S. household is going up for the first time in over 160 years October 1, 2019
    This decade will likely be the first since the one that began in 1850 to break a long-running decline in American household size. The post The number of people in the average U.S. household is going up for the first time in over 160 years appeared first on Pew Research Center.

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  • Trump Hasn’t Learned from Watergate October 15, 2019
    Jonathan Bernstein: “It turns out that the bureaucracy isn’t just a check on the president’s ability to get what he wants; it’s a critical source of expertise on the difficult tasks of governing a country of more than 300 million people that also happens to be the most powerful in the world. When a president […]
  • Trump Supporters Chanted ‘War!’ at Conference October 15, 2019
    ProPublica: “On Sunday, news broke that a video of a fake President Trump massacring journalists and others had been shown during a conference at one of the president’s resorts last week.” “But the now-infamous video was far from the only violent imagery and rhetoric at the conference, which was held at the Trump National Doral […]
  • Pete Sessions Subpoenaed Over Interactions With Giuliani October 15, 2019
    “A grand jury has issued a subpoena related to Manhattan federal prosecutors’ investigation into Rudy Giuliani, seeking documents from former Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) about his dealings with President Trump’s personal lawyer and associates,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The subpoena seeks documents related to Mr. Giuliani’s business dealings with Ukraine and his involvement in […]
  • Pence Will Not Cooperate with House Inquiry October 15, 2019
    Vice President Mike Pence’s office Tuesday said it will not comply with a request from the House to turn over documents related to President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, NBC News reports.
  • Extra Bonus Quote of the Day October 15, 2019
    “He is a fraud. His sudden concern about endless wars is just cover for his having facilitated a disaster.” — Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), quoted by The Atlantic, on President Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria.
  • Trump Emoluments Case Gets Second Life October 15, 2019
    “A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit claiming President Trump is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visitors at his hotel in downtown Washington,” the Washington Post reports. “The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit agreed to rehear the lawsuit, brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and the […]
  • Video Shows Russians Have Moved Into Former U.S. Base October 15, 2019
    A journalist traveling with Russian-backed forces released a video that appeared to show Russians inside of a now-abandoned U.S. base near the town of Manbij in northern Syria. Axios: “As the U.S. carries out a sudden, near-total withdrawal from Syria, Russia is rushing into the breach.”
  • Bonus Quote of the Day October 15, 2019
    “I think it’s a terrible mistake if the Democratic nominee would publicly support Medicare for All.” — Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), quoted by CNN, urging Democratic candidates to focus on improving the Affordable Care Act instead.
  • Giuliani Won’t Comply with House Subpoena October 15, 2019
    Rudy Giuliani told ABC News on Tuesday he is not complying with a congressional subpoena and “if they enforce it then we will see what happens.” He went on to say he’s no longer retaining the services of Jon Sale, who was acting as his attorney for this matter. Giuliani told the New York Daily […]
  • Democrats Mull Vote on Impeachment Probe October 15, 2019
    “House Democratic leaders are taking the temperature of their caucus as to whether the party should stage a floor vote to launch an impeachment inquiry officially — a move leadership has insisted is unnecessary to pursue their investigation into President Trump,” The Hill reports. Said a source: “We’re gauging where our members are.” “Such a […]

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  • Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 October 15, 2019
    The White House imposes new sanctions against Turkey for its incursion into northern Syria. What's the view from Turkey? A police officer is charged with murder in Fort Worth, Texas and a dozen presidential contenders go head to head in Ohio.
  • Monday, October 14th, 2019 October 14, 2019
    Syria's army is moving into northern Syria to repel a Turkish incursion now that U.S. troops are withdrawing. Fiona Hill, the Trump administration's former top aide on Russia, testifies on Ukraine.
  • Special Report: Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Testifies October 11, 2019
    Who is Marie Yovanovitch? The career diplomat's testimony today could play a significant role in the Trump impeachment inquiry.
  • Friday, October 11th, 2019 October 11, 2019
    Turkey pushes on in its assault of Kurdish forces in northern Syria as it faces international criticism. The latest NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll shows a slim majority of Americans favor House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump. And is China exporting censorship? Chinese pressure has pushed U.S. businesses to change the products they offer.
  • Thursday, October 10th, 2019 October 10, 2019
    The U.S. has taken custody of high-value ISIS fighters as Turkey begins its offensive on the allied Kurdish forces that detained them. U.S. and Chinese negotiators return to the bargaining table in Washington. And we follow one of the first patients to be treated for a genetic disease using the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.
  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 October 9, 2019
    In a letter, the White House declares Democrats' impeachment inquiry "constitutionally invalid" and refuses to cooperate in the probe. As the U.S. steps aside in northern Syria and Turkey steps in, how could ISIS benefit? A 17-year-old is the youngest to die from vaping-related causes. The rising death toll has led some states to ban […]

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  • Did MLB De-Juice The Ball Right Before The Playoffs? October 15, 2019
    Rumors are swirling around MLB that the ball has been deadened for the postseason, leading to a decline in home runs after a historically dinger-filled season. Our team discusses the merits of these claims and, more importantly, whether MLB should be manipulating the ball. The 2019 WNBA season wrapped up with the Washington Mystics claiming […]
  • Fourth Democratic Debate: Live Analysis October 15, 2019
  • The Nats Are Peaking At The Perfect Time October 15, 2019
    After sweeping the first two games of the National League Championship Series In St. Louis, the Washington Nationals were hoping to keep things rolling in front of their home fans for Game 3. They got their wish — and then some. The Nats jumped all over Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty for four runs in the […]
  • Sure, It’s The Preseason. But Zion Williamson’s Rookie Numbers Are Historic. October 15, 2019
    Back in the spring, after he averaged 26 points per game during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, it would have been hard to believe that the hype around Zion Williamson could reach new heights. But now, a week from opening night of the NBA season, there’s perhaps more confidence than ever that Williamson will become […]
  • Who Will Win The Fourth Democratic Debate? October 15, 2019
    How Democratic voters feel about the presidential candidates before and after the fourth primary debate of the 2020 election cycle If something is going to shake up the race before the Iowa caucuses, it’s likely to be a debate. So we partnered with Ipsos to once again track how Tuesday’s debate, hosted by CNN and […]
  • Significant Digits For Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 October 15, 2019
    You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 42.1 percent of innings The workload of starting pitchers has fallen for years, and this season 42.1 per cent of innings were pitched by bullpen pitchers, a record in Major League Baseball. But things are different this postseason. Through Oct. 13, […]
  • Political Confessional: The Woman Who Thinks Older People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote October 15, 2019
    Welcome to Political Confessional, a column about the views that Americans are scared to share with their friends and neighbors. In an increasingly polarized political climate, adherence to party or ideological orthodoxy seems de rigueur. Social media serves only to amplify that perception at times. But Americans’ political views are often idiosyncratic and sometimes offensive, […]
  • Do Debates Matter? October 15, 2019
    Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): Tonight marks the fourth Democratic primary debate, and although we’ve written, as a site, that maybe the race is now just between two or three candidates … there are actually 12 candidates on the debate stage. Which […]
  • Politics Podcast: What To Look For In The Fourth Democratic Debate October 14, 2019
    Since last Monday’s podcast, a number of new impeachment polls have published, and they don’t look good for President Trump. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew takes a look at the new impeachment polling and reviews some of the main developments since last week. The team also discusses Tuesday’s Democratic primary […]
  • What We Learned From The NFL’s Upset-Heavy Week 6 October 14, 2019
    sara.ziegler (Sara Ziegler, sports editor): Upsets abounded during Week 6 of the NFL season. The Jets got a healthy Sam Darnold back and grabbed their first win, Pittsburgh won on the road (but in front of a lot of their fans) against the Los Angeles Chargers, and the Vikings beat the Eagles in what felt […]

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