The efforts in Washington to come together to solve the U.S.’s debt ceiling issue; the classified government documents in the possession of Joe Biden, Mike Pence and Donald Trump; the aftermath of the police beating death of Tyre Nichols and the police brutality issue; the United States and Germany are declining to send fighter jets to Ukraine to help it fend off Russia’s invasion; nine states ask a federal judge in Texas to block the Barack Obama-era DACA program providing protection to immigrants brought to the U.S. as children; and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ continuing moves to dismantle diversity and inclusion initiatives at Florida’s universities were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.
The investigation into President Joe Biden’s possession of government documents by a special counsel 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. debt ceiling and the politics surrounding raising the limit to avoid default, followed by state of the U.S. economy under the Biden administration tied with Microsoft’s announcement of the layoff of 10,000 workers and Google’s laying off of 12,000 workers 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. You can see this week’s complete chart here.