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Blindspot Report

March 24 - 30


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McConnell urges GOP men to get vaccinated: 'No good argument not to'
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Monday urged his fellow Republican men to get vaccinated, after reports showed that a large percentage of GOP men said they did not have plans to receive the vaccine.
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Distribution of 13 sources
Left 39% Center 61%
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Texas COVID cases drop to record low nearly three weeks after mask mandate lifted
"Today the 7-day Covid positivity rate dropped to a new recorded low: 4.95%. Hospitalizations dropped to a 6 month low. This week we have 1 million 1st vaccines available," Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted.
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Distribution of 8 sources
12% Right 88%
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US church membership falls below 50 percent for first time: poll
The percentage of Americans who have membership in a house of worship has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in eight decades according to a report released by Gallup on Monday.
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Distribution of 15 sources
Left 40% Center 33% 27%
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Sources: Secret Service inserted itself into case of Hunter Biden’s gun
Protection agency denies any involvement in a 2018 firearms incident involving the president’s son and daughter
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Distribution of 34 sources
21% 8 Right 71%
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Top oil lobbying group calls for carbon pricing
The American Petroleum Institute (API) announced Thursday that it will support carbon pricing, a major shift for one of the nation’s foremost energy lobbying groups.
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Distribution of 20 sources
Left 45% Center 40% 15%
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US-Mexico border traffickers earned as much as $14M a day last month: sources
Criminal organizations trafficking women, children, families and single adults over the U.S.-Mexico border earned as much as $14 million a day in February, according to border patrol sources.
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Distribution of 6 sources
Right 100%
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This week's story

Buttigieg: A mileage tax 'shows a lot of promise'

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What do the different news outlets focus on when reporting on this story?

Raw Story · LEFT
US transport secretary mulls mileage tax for infrastructure
The Hill · CENTER
Buttigieg: A mileage tax 'shows a lot of promise'
Washington Free Beacon · RIGHT
Cyclist Transportation Secretary Wants to Tax Americans Who Drive Cars
Russia Today · RIGHT
Pete Buttigieg raises eyebrows by floating ‘MILEAGE TAX’ as way to fund costly infrastructure plans

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