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Yesterday’s (5/31) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The U.S. House passes legislation to suspend the debt ceiling for two years; former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie plan to enter the GOP primary race with announcements next week; special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s attempts to remain in office and the issues surrounding Trump’s possession of classified documents; the drone attacks on Russian targets and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war; the pushback against LGBTQ activism; NASA to hold hearing on UFOs; and actor Danny Masterson is convicted of two counts of rape among top news/talk media stories yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Yesterday’s (5/30) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The debt ceiling deal works its way through congress; the 2024 presidential race and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis visits Iowa; global AI leaders call for regulation of AI development to limit possibility of mistakes; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the strained U.S.-China relationship and the countries’ interdependent economies; Ukraine attacks Moscow in ongoing Russia-Ukraine war; UK politicians work to control the country’s soaring inflation; a mob attacks three U.S. Marines in San Clemente, California; and the Los Angeles Dodgers-Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence flap were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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The Weekend’s Top News/Talk Media Stories

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reach an agreement over the debt ceiling; the 2024 presidential race and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ entrance into the GOP primary; the legal issues facing former President Donald Trump; drone strikes hit Moscow in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war; the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the spate of shootings that took place over the three days; the Texas legislature votes to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton; Target, Bud Light, and the backlash against LGBTQ activism were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Yesterday’s (5/23) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Negotiations between the White House and congressional leaders over the debt ceiling; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expected to announce presidential bid with Elon Musk via Twitter; Ford announces it will keep AM radio available in 2024 models; anti-Putin Russians attack Russia’s Belgorod region from positions in Ukraine;  the surgeon general issues a report warning of the dangers of social media for children; Donald Trump’s legal battles; and South Carolina legislature approves six-week abortion ban were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Yesterday’s (5/15) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Special counsel John Durham’s highly critical report of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation; the negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House over the debt ceiling; migrants amassed at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Biden administration’s immigration policy; a teenage shooter in New Mexico kills three and wounds six; baseball bat attack on U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly’s staffers; OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to testify before congress today (5/16) on artificial intelligence; Turkey’s presidential election goes to a runoff; the Russian-Ukraine war; and Martha Stewart among Sports Illustrated cover models were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

The migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and the expiration of Title 42; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the 2024 presidential race; the negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House over the debt ceiling; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces potential runoff after Turkey’s election; the aftermath of the Jordan Neely chokehold death; the Russia-Ukraine war; and North Carolina abortion battle were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Top News/Talk Stories for Week of May 8-12

The migrant problem at the U.S.-Mexico border was the most-talked-about story in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was former President Donald Trump’s legal battles and his CNN Town Hall appearance, followed by the debate in Washington over expanding the debt ceiling to allow the U.S. to borrow more at #3. The Talkers TenTM is a weekly chart of the top stories and people discussed in news/talk media during the week and is the result of ongoing research from TALKERS magazine. It is published every Friday at Talkers.com. See this week’s complete chart here.

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Yesterday’s (5/8) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The aftermath of the Texas mall shooting that took the lives of eight people and the vehicle attack that killed seven; President Joe Biden’s scheduled meeting with congressional leaders over the debt ceiling issue; the large number of migrants amassed at the U.S.-Mexico border awaiting the expiration of Title 42 and Biden’s order of 1,500 troops to the region; a panel in California recommends apology and reparations to Black Californians; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the protests in New York City over the choke-hold death of Jordan Neely, and Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

At least nine people are killed in a shooting at a Texas outlet mall and seven others are killed by a vehicle hitting people outside a migrant shelter; the global COVID health emergency is declared over and Dr. Rochelle Walensky exits the CDC; the battle in Washington over the debt ceiling; investors remain nervous about regional banks after the failure of three; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the controversy over Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ accepting gifts from a prominent Republican donor; King Charles III is coronated; the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine; experts’ concerns about generative Artificial Intelligence; and the large number of race horse deaths leading up to the Kentucky Derby were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Top News/Talk Stories for Week of May 1-5

The negotiations between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the Biden administration over spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling was the most-talked-about story in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was the Fed’s raising of the benchmark interest rate, followed by the recent bank failures and Americans’ faith in the banking system at #3. The Talkers TenTM is a weekly chart of the top stories and people discussed in news/talk media during the week and is the result of ongoing research from TALKERS magazine. It is published every Friday at Talkers.com. See this week’s complete chart here.

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Yesterday’s (5/3) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Inflation and the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates another quarter point; PacWest bank’s falling stock and concerns about the state of the U.S. banking system; the U.S. debt ceiling and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s determination to get spending cuts in exchange for raising it; Russia intensifies attacks on Ukraine after claiming Ukraine attempted a drone strike on the Kremlin to kill Vladimir Putin; the capture of the hospital shooter in Atlanta and the capture of the man suspected of shooting five to death near Houston; a whistleblower’s claim of possession of a document tying Joe Biden to a bribery scheme with a foreign national; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; immigration and President Joe Biden’s decision to send 1,500 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border; NYC subway chokehold death; and New York bans fossil fuels in new construction were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Yesterday’s (5/2) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The U.S. approaches the deadline for extending the debt ceiling and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s demand for spending cuts; President Joe Biden sends 1,500 troops to Mexican border to deal with migrant surge; the aftermath of Tucker Carlson’s exit from FOX News Channel; Iran seizes second oil tanker in a week in the Strait of Hormuz; Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine; the 2024 presidential race; concerns about Artificial Intelligence’s ability to do harm; Hollywood writers go on strike; and the build-up to King Charles’ coronation were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Yesterday’s (5/1) Top News/Talk Media Stories

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s plan to get up to $4 trillion in spending cuts in exchange for a new U.S. debt ceiling; First Republic bank is seized and sold to JPMorgan Chase and ongoing concerns about the stability of other banks; Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine; Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s request Texas Governor Greg Abbott stop sending illegals to her city; May Day protests in France; gunman in Texas massacre of neighbors remains at large; more than 11,000 Hollywood writers go on strike; and an Illinois dust storm claims the lives of six motorists were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories for Week of April 24-28

FOX News Channel’s firing of Tucker Carlson was the most-talked-about story in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s spending cuts in exchange for expanding the U.S. debt ceiling deal, followed by the legal battles facing former President Donald Trump at #3. The Talkers TenTMis a weekly chart of the top stories and people discussed in news/talk media during the week and is the result of ongoing research from TALKERS magazine. It is published every Friday at Talkers.com. See this week’s complete chart here.

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Yesterday’s (4/25) Top News/Talk Media Stories

President Joe Biden declares candidacy in ’24 and the related questions about his age; the aftermath of the firing of FOX News’ Tucker Carlson and CNN’s Don Lemon; House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s strategy to tie $4 trillion in spending cuts to raising the debt ceiling; criticism of the Biden administration’s FHFA mortgage subsidization plan; the legal battles facing former President Donald Trump; Montana transgender state rep faces expulsion; and actor-singer-activist Harry Belafonte dies at 96 were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Top News/Talk Stories for Week of February 6 – 10, 2023

President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address and the Republican response was the most-talked-about story in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was the U.S.’s shooting down of a Chinese spy balloon and the diplomatic repercussions, followed by the debate in Congress over the United States’ debt ceiling at #3. The Talkers TenTM is a weekly chart of the top stories and people discussed on news/talk radio during the week and is the result of ongoing research from TALKERS magazine. It is published every Friday at Talkers.com. You can see this week’s complete chart here.

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Yesterday’s (2/8) Top News/Talk Media Stories

President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address and his efforts to protect Social Security and Medicare; the Chinese spy balloon, China’s military goals, and the state of U.S.-China relations; the battle in Congress over the debt ceiling; the tech industry’s obsession with AI and its effect on Wall Street; Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman is hospitalized after feeling lightheaded; testimony before a House Oversight Committee hearing in the Twitter-Hunter Biden laptop matter; Volodymyr Zelensky’s addressing the EU Parliament seeking more weapons to fight Russia’s invasion; the ongoing investigation into Tyre Nichols’ death at the hands of Memphis police; the death toll hits 17,000 from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria; and the build-up to Super Bowl LVII were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Yesterday’s (2/7) Top News/Talk Media Stories

President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address; the debt ceiling battle in Congress; the U.S. Navy releases photos of the recovery of the Chinese spy balloon; former President Donald Trump’s and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s campaigns for president in 2024; the death toll from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria surpasses 11,000; Ukraine’s search for support from the U.S. and European nations to counter Russia’s invasion; the move to ban TikTok in the U.S. combined with the expansion of AI technology; and LeBron James claims the NBA’s career scoring leader title were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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Yesterday’s (2/6) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Anticipation of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address to be delivered this evening; the aftermath of the U.S.’s shooting down a Chinese spy balloon over the weekend; the battle in Congress over solving the United States’ debt ceiling issue; the soaring death toll after the earthquake in Turkey and Syria; the House GOP investigation into the dealings of Hunter Biden; Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and concerns about it leading to a wider war; the foiled attack by alleged neo-Nazis on Baltimore’s power grid; and the build-up to Super Bowl LVII were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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The Weekend’s Top News/Talk Stories

The U.S. shoots down a Chinese spy balloon, icing the two countries’ diplomatic relations; President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech to be given on Tuesday; the battle in Congress over the United States’ debt ceiling; the 2024 presidential campaign launched by former President Donald Trump and the expected run to be announced by former South Carolina Governor and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley; embattled freshman Congressman George Santos is accused of sexual misconduct by a prospective staffer; Sunday night’s Grammy Awards; and a 7.8 magnitude earthquake kills close to 2,000 people in Turkey and Syria were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.