Weekly Current Events Archive

Prior articles, links, and questions:

Dec. 14

“Reality Check for Trump . . . Judges Aren’t Pawns,” USA Today

“Biden Asks for Waiver . . . Defense Pick,”  New York Times

“What’s in Store . . . Electoral College,” Associated Press

 

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Dec. 7

“First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine . . . in the U.K.,” NPR

“Clyburn Flexes Muscle on DNC pick,” Politico

Associated Press, “How Does AP Choose which Lawsuits to Cover?”

 

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Nov. 29

Qiblawi, et al, “Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Killed . . .” CNN.com, 11.28.20.

Nate Silver, “COVID-19’s Was a Factor . . . [on Pre-Election Polls], 538.com, 11.23.20.

Scott Pelley, “Chris Krebs on the Election, Fraud accusations,” 60 Minutes, 11.29.20

 

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Nov. 16

“The Trump Campaign Can’t find a Judge . .” ProPublica

“Republican Leaders . . . on ploy” USA Today

 

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Nov. 9

“National Exit Polls, 2020,” New York Times

“How Pennsylvania Was Won,” Politico

“Why Georgia is about to become the center of the political universe,” CNN

 

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“What’s Changed With Polling Since 2016?” NPR, (6 min audio).

Brokaw, Recalling 1980 and 2000 Presidential Elections, (4:51 min).

“U.S. Newspaper Endorsement: Do They Matter?” Press-Gazette (UK)

 

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Stracqualursi , “’Trump signs executive order . . .,” CNN 

Everett, “Biden’s Court ‘punt’ Gets Lukewarm Response,” Politico

Werner and Stein, “Mnuchin downbeat on economic relief talks with Pelosi…,” Washington Post

 
Current Events Questions USGOPO 10.26.20 (MS Word)

 

Givhan, “Dueling Town Halls,” Washington Post

Schaefer, “Ancient Greeks and Ranked Choice Voting,” RealClearPolicy.com

Stahl, The Lincoln Project,” 60 Minutes (13:36 min)

 

Current Events Questions USGOPO 10.19.20 (PDF)
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Trump’s woes raise GOP fears of a blue wave, NBC
“Don’t Assume Gen Z will Show Up,” Real Clear Politics
Biden will answer court-packing question ‘when the election is over.’ CNN

 

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Woodward and Yen, “Fact Check . . . The Debate,” Associated Press
Rep. Scalise, “Trump’s Actions Saved Lives, New Report Says,” Fox News
Julia Fair, “McGrath Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell,” Cincinnati Enquirer 

 

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Jackson and Wolff, “Trump Picks Amy Coney Barret,” USA Today
King and Gaudiano, “The pandemic could widen the achievement gap…,” Politico
Pilkington, “’Not special anymore’: How the Senate has failed…,” The Guardian
 
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Totenberg, “Justice Ginsberg . . . Dies at 87,” NPR (Audio)
Balingit and Meckler, “Trump Alleges ‘left-wing indoctrination,’” Washington Post
Adams, “How the Hispanic Vote is Growing in Power, RCP

 

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Levine and Bresnahan, “Odds shrink for a coronavirus relief deal,” Politico
Turley, “The Real Conversation on Racism,” The Hill
Haberman, “Trump Admits Downplaying the Virus Knowing It Was ‘Deadly Stuff’,” New York Times

 

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Abel and McGrane, “Ed Markey . . . big win,” Boston Globe, 9.4.20

Wiersema, “Biden, Trump in Pennsylvania,” ABC News, 9.5.20

Goldberg, “Trump:  ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers,’” The Atlantic, Sept. 3, 2020. (Adult Language)

 

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Savage, “White House Dismisses Questions of . . . Anti-Corruption Law,” New York Times

Korecki, “‘It’s Playing into Trump’s Hands: Dems fear swing-state unrest,” Politico

Khurshudyan, “Russia’s Putin ready to send forces to Belarus,” Washington Post

 

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Ron Brownstein, “The Missing Piece in Biden’s Convention Speech,” The Atlantic, 8.21.20.
Susan Page, “Three Things Pres. Trump and GOP need at Convention,” USA Today, 8.23.20.

 

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Prior Week

Senator Durbin, Trump’s Assault on Postal Service, Chicago Sun-Times

Rainy & King, COVID-19 Has Already Defunded Police, Politico

Nate Silver Introduces the 2020 Election, FiveThirtyEight.Com (Video)

 

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For prior articles and questions, link to the Weekly Current Events Archive.

 

Bart Jansen, “From Rival to Running Mate: Kamala Harris,” USA Today, 8.11.20

Editorial, “U.S. Could Control Pandemic by October,” New York Times

Heilbrunn, “A Tribute to Brent Scowcroft,” National Interest

 

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