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Top News/Talk Stories for Week of July 8 – 12

President Joe Biden’s health, efforts to get him to drop out of the race and Thursday night’s press conference combined as the most-talked-about story in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was the presidential race, followed by former President Donald Trump and the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 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. See this week’s complete chart here.

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Yesterday’s (7/10) Top News/Talk Media Stories

More high-profile Democrats and donors call on Joe Biden to leave the race for president and today’s scheduled press conference; Donald Trump’s distancing himself from the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025; NATO accuses China of aiding Russia’s war in Ukraine; AOC and other far-left Democrats file articles of impeachment against Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito; the Israel-Hamas war; the status of Rudy Giuliani’s bankruptcy case; the heatwave affecting the U.S. and the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl on the Houston area were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Donald Trump Addresses Joe Biden, His VP Candidate, and More on Brian Kilmeade Show

In his first major appearance on talk radio since the presidential debate on June 27, Donald Trump spoke with Brian Kilmeade on his nationally syndicated FOX News Radio program today (7/10). During the half-imhour appearance, Trump did not bring up the matter of Joe Biden’s health but stated that he didn’t care whether Biden stays in the race as the Democratic nominee or not, believing that he has the voter support to beat any Democrat because they all share the same “radical lunatic” policies. He also told Kilmeade that he plans to announce his vice-presidential candidate pick just before next week’s Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. When asked if the pick would be influenced by whether or not Biden drops out of the race, Trump responded, “No” adding, VP Kamala Harris is “a disaster.” Kilmeade pressed the former president on a number of issues including NATO, immigration, and the economy. Trump stated that his good relationship with Putin is “a good thing” because it’ll keep us out of the growing danger of World War III and the only reason NATO members are now willing to pay their fair share of costs is because they feel threatened by the increased danger of war that has been heightened by the policies of Biden.  You can hear the interview here.

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Yesterday’s (7/9) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Joe Biden’s determination to stay in the presidential race and Donald Trump’s prospective vice presidential candidates; the Israel-Hamas war; Biden promises air defenses for Ukraine at NATO summit; Democratic senators seek in investigation of Clarence Thomas; Russia’s Vladimir Putin and India’s Narendra Modi meet in Moscow; the trial of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez; the intense heatwave affecting the U.S. West; and the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (7/8) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Joe Biden’s determination to stay in the presidential race and Donald Trump’s prospective vice presidential candidates; Trump distances himself from the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025; the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s presidential immunity ruling; the intense heatwave affecting the U.S. West; and Hurricane Beryl hits Houston area leaving millions without power were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

The aftermath of Joe Biden’s debate performance and calls for him to drop out; SCOTUS rulings; Donald Trump’s legal battles; Trump attempts to distance himself from the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025 plan; the Israel-Hamas war and protests in Tel Aviv calling for a cease-fire; the leftist New Popular Front prevents a National Rally takeover in France’s elections; Boeing pleads guilty to defrauding regulators; and the intense heatwave in the Western U.S. & Hurricane Beryl heads for Texas were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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

SCOTUS presidential immunity ruling; Donald Trump NYC sentencing delayed; Joe Biden debate performance and calls for him to leave the race; the U.S. migrant crisis; the economy; France’s National Rally party win and Thursday’s UK elections; the new $2.3 billion Ukrainian military aid package; and Hurricane Beryl wreaks havoc in the Caribbean were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (7/1) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The Supreme Court rules presidents have immunity for official acts; Donald Trump’s legal battles; the presidential race; the economy; the U.S. migrant crisis; the Israel-Hamas war; France’s National Rally party’s round one victory; and Oklahoma orders the Bible to be taught in grades K-12 were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/26) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race and tonight’s debate in Atlanta; inflation and the state of the U.S. economy; the SCOTUS accidental release of the Idaho abortion case decision; the failed military coup in Bolivia; Donald Trump’s legal battles; Tuesday’s primary races; the Israel-Hamas war and Israel’s turning its attention to Hezbollah in Lebanon; and the Midwest flooding were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/25) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race and Thursday’s debate; primary races; WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich’s Russian espionage trial; Donald Trump’s legal battles; Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s plea deal; the U.S. migrant crisis; the Israel-Hamas war; and the Midwest floods were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

The presidential race and this week’s first debate; the U.S. migrant crisis; the expected SCOTUS ruling on former President Donald Trump’s claim of presidential immunity; the deadly terror attacks in Russia’s Dagestan province; the Israel-Hamas war and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s trip to the U.S.; the more than 1,300 heat-related deaths at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia; the heatwaves affecting the U.S. and climate change were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/19) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The Louisiana Ten Commandments law; the renewed Russia-North Korea alliance; the presidential race and next Thursday’s presidential debate; the Israel-Hamas war; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the U.S. migrant crisis; the U.S. national debt; the Juneteenth holiday; and the extreme heat in the eastern U.S., the New Mexico wildfires & Tropical Storm Alberto drenches south Texas were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/17) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race; the U.S. migrant crisis; Donald Trump’s legal battles; Vladimir Putin’s visit with Kim Jong Un in North Korea; Russia’s warships in the Caribbean; a Kentucky judge blocks Joe Biden’s Title IX expansion; the Juneteenth holiday; New Jersey Democrat George Norcross indicted on racketeering charges; and the heat dome affecting much of the eastern U.S. were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Top News/Talk Stories for Week of June 10 – 14

The presidential race was the most-talked-about story in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was the Hunter Biden guilty verdict, followed by former President Donald Trump’s legal battles 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. It is published every Friday at Talkers.com. See this week’s complete chart here.

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Yesterday’s (6/12) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The aftermath of the Hunter Biden guilty verdict; the G7 meeting in Italy and the plan to loan Ukraine $50 billion; the presidential race; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the U.S. House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt; Southern Baptist convention bans churches with women pastors; the Israel-Hamas war and the strikes against Northern Israel from Lebanon; Russian war games near Cuba; the Fed reports inflation is easing but expects just one rate cut this year; and NBA legend Jerry West dies at 86 were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/11) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Hunter Biden is convicted on all three counts in his felony gun charge trial; the presidential race; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the European Union election results and migration; Russia’s military drills planned for Cuba; House Republicans to vote on contempt of congress charge against Attorney General Merrick Garland; the Israel-Hamas war and the proposed Gaza cease-fire; and the controversy over Justice Samuel Alito’s recorded comments on “godliness” were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/10) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race; the Hunter Biden felony gun charge trial; the far right victories in the EU elections; the Justice Samuel Alito “godliness” controversy; the Nancy Pelosi video clips from January 6; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; and the Israel-Hamas war and the UN Security Council’s cease-fire resolution were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

The presidential race; the Hunter Biden felony gun charge trial; U.S. migrant crisis; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the Israel-Hamas war; Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party scores victory in European Parliament elections; the Russia-Ukraine war; and the deadly heat dome affecting the Southwest U.S. were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/5) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race; the Israel-Hamas war; Donald Trump’s legal battles; the Hunter Biden felony gun charge trial; President Joe Biden’s asylum reversal; the 80th D-Day anniversary; the deadly heat dome affecting the Southwest U.S. were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/5) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race; President Joe Biden announces new restriction of asylum at U.S.-Mexico border; the Hunter Biden felony gun charge trial; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the Israel-Hamas war and the state of Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition; Attorney General Merrick Garland’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee; Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins reelection in India though his party loses seats in parliament; the Russia-Ukraine war; and the deadly Southwest heatwave were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (6/3) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Donald Trump’s conviction in New York; the presidential race; Tony Fauci’s COVID-19 testimony before a House subcommittee; the felony gun charge trial of Hunter Biden; the Israel-Hamas war and Benjamin Netanyahu’s effort to keep his coalition together; the U.S. migrant crisis; the Russia-Ukraine war; and the extreme heat forecast for the Southwest were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

Former President Donald Trump’s conviction in New York; today’s beginning of Hunter Biden’s felony gun charge trial; the political implications of the Biden Israel-Hamas peace plan; the U.S. migrant crisis; Claudia Sheinbaum is elected president of Mexico; and China lands a lunar probe on the dark side of the moon were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories for Week of May 27 – 31

The “hush money” trial of former President Donald Trump and his subsequent conviction was the most-talked-about story in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was the presidential race, followed by the Israel-Hamas war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza 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. It is published every Friday at Talkers.com. See this week’s complete chart here.

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Yesterday’s (5/29) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The first day of jury deliberation in former President Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial; the presidential race and RFK Jr’s complaint about debate exclusion; Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito refuses calls to recuse himself from two January 6-related cases in the wake of his flags controversy; the Israel-Hamas war and the failure of the $320 million pier to deliver aid to Palestinian refugees; the Russia-Ukraine war; and the severe weather that’s affected parts of the southern U.S. were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Yesterday’s (5/28) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The Donald Trump “hush money” trial goes to the jury today; the presidential race and the Republicans vying to be Trump’s VP candidate; the U.S. economy; the Israel-Hamas war and Israel’s operations in Rafah; the Justice Samuel Alito upside down flag controversy and their spat with neighbors; the intense storms that swept through the southern U.S.; Harvard University’s new “no positions” policy; and the Russia-Ukraine war were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS.

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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

Israel intensifies its attacks on Rafah in its war against Hamas; this week’s resumption of former President Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial; Trump at the Libertarian Party convention and the presidential race; the state of the economy; the Memorial Day holiday; the deadly tornadoes that claimed the lives of at least 22 in the southern U.S.; and basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton dies at 71 after a battle with cancer were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend.