See what gnomi users were reading this week and go into the weekend informed! We’ve gathered all the trending topics and top-read articles from the gnomi app* so you’re in the know on the issues that matter most. Our goal with gnomi is to reveal the level of bias in the news we read, so below you will find each of the top articles respective SlantID (graded on a scale of L5-R5) clearly stated.
*based on gnomi app analytics
1. Border Close is Off
On Thursday of this week, Trump announced that he is no longer closing the Southern Border. However, he is giving Mexico one year to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs to the U.S. or they will be facing tariffs and a complete border shutdown.
Top read article (SlantID R3) from Fox News.
2. 2020 Campaign Updates – Joe Biden Accusations
Former Vice President Joe Biden was the focus of a scandal involving past sexual misconduct allegations, and other accusations, this week. Many members of the media (from both sides) were quick to contribute to the discussion.
Top read article (SlantID R5) from The Dan Bongino Show.
3. Puerto Rico Statehood
Fueled by differences in the United States’ relief efforts following Hurricane Maria, tensions between President Trump and Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló continue to rise. Amid this, Florida Rep. Darren Soto unveiled a bill this week that would admit Puerto Rico to the Union as the 51st State.
Top read article (SlantID L3) from CNN.
4. Senators Move to End Electoral College
Leading Democratic Senators (including Brian Schatz, Dick Durbin, Dianne Feinstein, and Kirsten Gillibrand) proposed an amendment that would abolish the Electoral College. Senate Republicans pushed back, citing that such a bill would hurt rural voters. Though the amendment would not go into effect anytime soon, the idea will continue to be a point of discussion throughout the 2020 presidential campaign.
Top read article (SlantID L2) from NBC News.
5. Federal Corruption Probe
On Tuesday, the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and other big names in the GOP were indicted Tuesday on federal bribery and wire fraud charges.
Top read article (SlantID R1) from Fox News.
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