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Top News/Talk Stories for the Week of January 23-27, 2023

The investigations into the possession of classified government documents by President Joe Biden, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former President Donald Trump was the most-talked-about story on news/talk radio this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s move to pull Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Stalwell off the House Intelligence committee, followed by the battle in congress over expanding the U.S.’s 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. See this week’s complete chart here.

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Yesterday’s (1/23) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The ongoing special counsel investigation into the government documents in the possession of President Joe Biden; the two mass shootings in Northern California that have claimed the lives of 18 people; the battle between the Biden administration and House Republicans over raising the United States’ debt ceiling; today’s court hearing of arguments over whether to publicly release the grand jury report on allegations former President Donald Trump and his allies tried to overturn the 2020 Georgia election results; the debate in Europe over supplying Ukraine with tanks to fight Russia; the precarious state of Republican Congressman George Santos’ political career as questions about campaign funding are raised; and the NFL’s Divisional playoffs 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

The discovery of more classified documents at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware; 10 people are slain by a lone gunman at a Lunar New Year party in Monterey Park, California; the battle in congress to raise the U.S.’s debt ceiling; Biden is expected to name Jeff Zients his new chief of staff after Ron Klain exits the post; immigration and security at the U.S.-Mexico border; the international debate over arming Ukraine in its defense against Russia; and the NFL playoffs 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 (1/18) Hottest News/Talk Media Stories

The U.S. debt ceiling is reached today and the political battle over raising it; the special counsel investigation into President Joe Biden’s possession of government documents; the Supreme Court allows New York’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act to stand; the Biden administration’s softening on providing Ukraine with weapons needed to attack Russian positions in Crimea; the World Economic Forum taking place in Davos, Switzerland; Microsoft announces plans to lay off 10,000 workers; and the weeks of deadly storms that have battered and flooded California 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 (1/11) Hottest News/Talk Media Stories

The discovery of a second batch of classified documents found by President Joe Biden’s aides in a second location associated with the president; the debt ceiling and the threat of financial chaos and recession; the call by some Republicans in Congress for George Santos to resign his seat over falsehoods on his curriculum vitae while Speaker Kevin McCarthy supports him; the deadly floods in California; the FAA’s computer failure that upset air travel across the U.S.; the latest battle between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the city of Soledar; the latest report on global ocean temperatures and the threat of global warming; and the death of guitar great Jeff Beck after he contracted bacterial meningitis were some of the most-talked-about stories on news/talk radio, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.