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  • Top 1% Holds More Wealth Than Entire Middle Class October 15, 2021
    The U.S. middle class — defined as the middle 60% of households — now holds a smaller share of wealth than top 1%, according to Schwab. Jonathan Last: “This is […]
  • Select Committee to Hold Steve Bannon In Contempt October 15, 2021
    The House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection will meet next Tuesday to vote on a recommendation to cite Steve Bannon for criminal contempt and refer the case to the […]
  • Trump Supporters Push for Election ‘Audit’ In Florida October 15, 2021
    Tampa Bay Times: “Across Florida, former President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters are scouring communities for evidence of voter fraud. They are bombarding local elections offices with calls and emails. […]
  • Crist Says He’d Legalize Pot and Expunge Records October 15, 2021
    Charlie Crist (D) announced that he would legalize marijuana and expunge criminal records for those arrested on misdemeanors or third-degree felonies related to the drug if he were elected Florida […]
  • Villaraigosa Endorses Karen Bass for Mayor October 15, 2021
    “Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) announced Friday his endorsement of Rep. Karen Bass (D) in the mayor’s race, arguing that Bass’ nearly half-century of public service makes her […]
  • Half of GOP Caucus In Nevada Poised Not to Return October 15, 2021
    The Nevada Independent reports that 9 of 16 Republican state Assembly members have either announced or are mulling not returning running for re-election.
  • Warnock Puts Up Another Huge Fundraising Total October 15, 2021
    Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) “raised more than $9.5 million during the latest fundraising quarter, an enormous sum that highlights the extensive fundraising infrastructure the Democrat has built for a re-election […]
  • It’s Nearly Impossible for Texas Teens to Get Abortions October 15, 2021
    The new Texas abortion law has essentially made it impossible for many teenage to terminate a pregnancy, the AP reports. That’s because children under 18 have to get permission […]
  • How Kamala Harris’ YouTube Special Backfired October 15, 2021
    Los Angeles Times: “It should have been the safest of political appearances — a group of kids gushing about their love of and space exploration with Vice President Kamala […]
  • Russia Claims It Pushed Back U.S. Warship October 15, 2021
    “Russia claims one of its warships has chased away a U.S. Navy destroyer that, according to Moscow, attempted to enter Russian territorial waters during Russian-Chinese naval drills in the Sea […]

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  • Friday, October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
    FDA advisors are unanimous in endorsing more COVID-19 vaccine boosters. A former high-profile Trump advisor is first to face criminal contempt proceedings in Congress for defying Jan. 6 attack investigators. And three white men go to trial next week in Georgia in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was shot while jogging.
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021
    A study suggests Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients could benefit from another booster brand. Also, investigators looking into the Jan. 6 riot await answers from four former Trump administration officials. And the White House calls on ports and private industry to help unstop shipping bottlenecks and rescue the holiday shopping season.
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
    Oil prices and a tangled supply chain are top inflation predictors for today's consumer price snapshot. Thirty countries join a virtual White House cybersecurity summit. And the FDA for the first time is authorizing an e-cigarette product.
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 October 12, 2021
    A new poll confirms Americans are behind and on edge because of the pandemic. Raiders Coach Jon Gruden resigns after NFL officials found racist, misogynistic and homophobic language in his emails. And a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife head for federal court to answer espionage charges.
  • Monday, October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021
    FDA advisors meet to consider Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine boosters. Poor turnout mars Iraq's parliamentary elections. And Taiwan tells China it will not bow to pressure to reunify.
  • Book Of The Day: Two Views On The Realities Of Abortion Politics October 10, 2021
    In this episode of NPR's Book of the Day, authors Joshua Prager and Leni Zumas each explore the world implications of abortion politics, through fiction and non-fiction. First, in a conversation with Michel Martin, Prager talks through his book The Family Roe: An American Story, centered on the woman who was the baby at […]

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  • Local News Is Vanishing. What Does That Mean For American Politics? October 15, 2021
    Elaine Godfrey, a staff writer at The Atlantic, joins the FiveThirtyEight podcast to discuss her recent article about what happened when a local paper disappeared from a small Iowa town. And Danny Hayes, a political professor at George Washington University, also joins to talk about his research on the role local news plays […]
  • Can You Hit These Riddles Out Of The Park? October 15, 2021
    Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct […]
  • Why The Virginia Governor’s Race Is So Close October 15, 2021
    Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Election Day 2021 is only about two weeks away, and the big race to watch is undoubtedly Virginia’s gubernatorial contest. A still-somewhat purple state with a Democratic lean in recent presidential elections, Virginia will be viewed by many as a bellwether for the 2022 midterms, and the race […]
  • Justin Herbert And Lamar Jackson Are Crushing It … On Different Downs October 15, 2021
    Football fans are in for an early treat this weekend. The Los Angeles Chargers and Baltimore Ravens face off during the early slate of games on Sunday, and the matchup looks to be a great one. According to our quality and game importance metrics, this is the game of the week by a wide margin, […]
  • Politics Podcast: What Happens When Local News Disappears October 14, 2021
    Local news is disappearing in towns across the country. From 2008 to 2019, the percentage of people who said they got their news from local papers every day fell by more than half. In the same time period, the number of newsroom jobs plummeted. The way Americans get their news has changed and that can […]
  • The Fight Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Is Coming To Kids Next October 14, 2021
    It took a small town chiropractor named Charles Brown to help vaccinate millions of kids for decades to come — all because he didn’t want to vaccinate his own. It was 1979 in Houston, Mississippi, and Brown needed to enroll his 6-year-old son in school. But state law required the boy to be vaccinated against […]
  • Giants Or Dodgers? Game 5’s Winner Will Be In The World Series Driver’s Seat. October 14, 2021
    This year’s San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers division series was billed as a historic clash of dominant regular-season teams, with the two clubs combining to win a record 213 games over the preceding six months. By and large, it has lived up to that expectation: Every win by the perhaps-still-underrated Giants has been followed by […]
  • 2021-22 NBA Predictions October 14, 2021
    How this works: These forecasts are based on 100,000 simulations of the rest of the season. Elo ratings — which power the pure Elo forecast — are a measure of strength based on head-to-head results, margin of victory and quality of opponent. Our CARMELO forecast doesn’t account for wins and losses; it is based […]
  • Will The Bucks Run It Back? Can LeBron Win His Fifth Ring? How Our Model Sees This NBA Season. October 14, 2021
    Welcome to the 2021-22 NBA season, folks! And welcome back to FiveThirtyEight’s NBA forecast, which is based on our RAPTOR player ratings. Before we get into the results of this year’s model and how our forecast sees the battle to dethrone the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks playing out, let’s quickly address a few of the […]
  • Build An NBA Contender With Our Roster-Shuffling Machine October 14, 2021
    Build An NBA Contender With Our Roster-Shuffling MachineMove players around and make “trades” to change FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions. More NBA:2020-21 NBA predictionsOur RAPTOR player ratings By Ryan Best and Jay Boice How would adding a superstar change your favorite ’s title chances? Could a specific role player be the missing piece for a certain squad? […]

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