Study Finds Partisan Gap on Political Values at All-Time High

The partisan divide on fundamental political values – including attitudes about race, immigration and the social safety net – reached record levels during Barack Obama’s presidency, but that gap has grown even wider in Donald Trump’s first year as president, according to a study released Thursday.

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News Outlets’ Assessment of Trump Depends on Audience

News stories from outlets with a politically right-leaning audience are five times more likely to have a positive assessment of the Trump administration than stories from publications with a left-leaning or mixed audience, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.

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Americans’ Views of Police, Professors Split Along Party Lines

The majority of Americans in both political parties hold teachers and members of the military in high regard, but are starkly divided in their opinions of police and college professors, according to a Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.

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Bernie Sanders’ Health Care Plan Puts Democrats on the Spot

Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Now he’s disrupting the party anew, forcing Democrats to take sides over his plan to provide government-run health care for all.

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Senate Democrats Move to Ban Pesticide Linked to Kids’ Illnesses

After suffering a significant setback in the courtroom, environmentalists dedicated to banning a pesticide linked to developmental impairment in children received good news Tuesday after a coalition of Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill aimed at banning the chemical.

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