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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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Top News/Talk Media Stories Over the Weekend

Iran’s president and foreign minister killed in helicopter crash; the Israel-Hamas war and the ICC seeking arrest warrants for Hamas’ Yahya Sinwar and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes; former President Donald Trump speaks at NRA convention; the aftermath of Harrison Butker’s controversial commencement speech; President Joe Biden’s Moorhouse College commencement; the Trump hush money trial in NYC; the presidential race; and Pope Francis is interviewed on “60 Minutes” 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 Media Stories for May 13 – 17

The Donald Trump “hush money” trial 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 and Trump and Joe Biden agreeing to two debates, followed by the attempted assassination of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico 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 (5/15) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The attempted assassination of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico; President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump agree to two debates; the Trump “hush money” trial; the Israel-Hamas war and U.S. military aid to Israel; the record high stock indexes, inflation and the U.S. economy; China’s Xi Jinping hosts Russia’s Vladimir Putin; the Russian advances in Ukraine; and the controversy over Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s stance on women in the workplace in a commencement speech 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 (5/14) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Michael Cohen’s testimony in former President Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial; the Biden administration’s weapons deal with Israel; President Joe Biden increases tariffs on numerous Chinese goods; the presidential race; inflation and the state of the U.S. economy; Tuesday’s primary elections; Russia ramps up attacks on Ukraine; the bird flu in cows 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 (5/13) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Michael Cohen testifies in former President Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial; the pro-Palestinian protests and Israel’s troops amassed near Rafah; the presidential race; President Joe Biden ramps up tariffs on Chinese goods; Rudy Giuliani is fired from WABC radio show; Antony Blinken’s unannounced visit to Ukraine and Russia’s latest military push; Arizona pushes back the enforcement date for its anti-abortion law; the planet’s plummeting fertility rate; and the return of Canadian wildfires 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

Iran’s missile and drone strike against Israel; the hush money case against former President Donald Trump begins this week in NYC; the presidential race, including President Joe Biden’s ballot issues in Ohio and Alabama; House Speaker Mike Johnson’s push for aid to Israel and Ukraine; Marjorie Taylor Greene’s efforts to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson; the U.S. migrant crisis; the stabbing in Sydney, Australia that left seven dead 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 (4/10) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race; inflation ticks up, the stocks selloff and the Fed’s stance on interest rates; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the Arizona abortion law; President Joe Biden’s Pacific leaders summit; the Israel-Hamas war and U.S.-Israel relations; the GOP battle over FISA reform; the White House plan to close “gun show loopholes”; and the severe weather affecting the Southeastern U.S. 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 (4/10) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The Arizona Supreme Court abortion ruling; the presidential race; the Israel-Hamas war and U.S. Israel relations; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; President Joe Biden’s student debt reduction plan; James and Jennifer Cumbley are sentenced to 10-15 years in prison; the Russia-Ukraine war; Ashley Biden diary thief sentenced; and the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is moved to next week 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 (4/8) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the presidential race; Trump’s abortion views divide MAGA; Monday’s solar eclipse; President Joe Biden’s student debt reduction plan; the Israel-Hamas war and U.S.-Israel relations; the Fed’s Janet Yellen visits China; the mercurial valuation of Truth Social; the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball championships 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

Today’s total eclipse of the sun; the Israel-Hamas war and Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to Joe Biden’s threat; House Speaker Mike Johnson’s fight for aid for Ukraine; the presidential race; Biden’s student loan debt relief plan; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the Vatican issues doctrine critical of gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy; and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four and Championship games 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 (4/3) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Israel’s killing of seven aid workers in its battle against Hamas and the Biden-Netanyahu tensions; the presidential race; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; Israel’s killing of Iranian generals and Iran’s promise of revenge; the blowback from President Joe Biden’s Trans Day of Visibility on Easter Sunday; Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson; and the troubles facing Elon Musk’s Tesla 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 (4/2) Top News/Talk Media Stories

Former President Donald Trump’s legal battles and Judge Aileen Cannon’s jury instructions controversy; the presidential race; Israel’s war against Hamas and the deaths of seven aid workers in Gaza; Israel’s killing of Iranian generals and Iran’s promise of revenge; President Joe Biden’s Trans Day of Visibility controversy; the Baltimore bridge destruction aftermath; the Florida six-week abortion ban; and author JK Rowling’s challenge to the Scottish Hate Crime Act 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 (4/1) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race and the RFK Jr. factor; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the Israel-Hamas war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza; President Joe Biden’s Trans Day of Visibility controversy; the U.S. migrant crisis; the Baltimore bridge destruction aftermath; Florida’s abortion ban ruling; author JK Rowling’s challenge to the Scottish Hate Crime Act; and the Russia-Ukraine war 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 (3/27) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The aftermath of the deadly Baltimore bridge destruction; the presidential race and speculation about the RFK Jr factor; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the Israel-Hamas war and the UN’s accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza; the U.S. migrant crisis; NBC’s hiring-then-firing of former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel; Trump’s fund-raising Bible sales; and former U.S. senator and VP nominee Joe Lieberman dies at 82 were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media yesterday, according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.

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White House Accuses WBT, Charlotte of Manufacturing Controversy

According to a report in The Daily Beast, the White House is saying that Urban One’s WBT-AM/FM, Charlotte is “ginning up controversy” by claiming Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre hung up on newsim director Mark Garrison after he asked if President Joe Biden suffers from dementia. Garrison did ask Jean-Pierre that question and she responded, “Mark, I can’t even believe you’re asking me this question. That is an incredibly offensive question to ask.” Then, after presenting the president’s accomplishments, Jean-Pierre thanked Garrison and ended the call. The White House says WBT was given seven minutes as part of Jean-Pierre’s media schedule and that she ended the interview at that time. The White House also suggested that the station employed a bit of theater by adding a dial-tone sound effect to the end of the interview that its phones don’t make after a call ends. Read the Daily Beast story here.

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Yesterday’s (3/12) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race and RFK Jr’s considering Aaron Rodgers or Jesse Ventura as VP; the U.S. House to vote on a ban on TikTok; the U.S. migrant crisis; special counsel Robert Hur’s testimony in President Joe Biden’s classified documents case; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck to exit House next week; the Israel-Hamas war; the Russia-Ukraine war and the Pentagon to give Ukraine $300 million in weapons; and the unrest in Haiti as gangs control Port-au-Prince 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 (3/11) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race; the U.S. House considers a ban on TikTok; the U.S. migrant crisis; special counsel Robert Hur to testify in President Joe Biden’s classified documents case; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles; the Biden administration submits a $7.3 trillion budget; the Israel-Hamas war and Biden’s warning to Israel about invading Rafah; the numerous staff changes at the Republican National Committee; and the controversial photo editing by Kate Middleton 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 presidential race; President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address and Senator Katie Britt’s rebuttal; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles and the Fani Willis disqualification case; the U.S. migrant crisis; Pope Francis takes heat for implying Ukraine should negotiate end to Russian hostilities; the Israel-Hamas war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza; the unrest in Haiti as gangs take over Port-au-Prince; and Sunday night’s Oscar awards ceremony 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 Media Stories for Week of March 4 – 8

The presidential race was the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media this week, landing atop the Talkers TenTM. At #2 this week was President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address tied with the state of the U.S. economy, followed by the U.S. migrant crisis 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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TALKERS News Notes

Condolences to WBEN-AM, Buffalo afternoon drive host Tom Bauerle on the passing of his mother Dorothy, who died on March 6 at age 90. Bauerle had been hosting his program from his mother’s home while he served as her round-the-clock caregiver. Bauerle says his listeners may have been aware that he was working from his mother’s home, but he didn’t make a big deal out of it. He tells TALKERS, “I just very much believe that when practicable it is a child’s duty to take care of their parent instead of putting them in a nursing home, and in my case it was practicable, so I did it.”

iHeartPodcasts and “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” will produce a live streaming edition of the program this evening after the conclusion of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address. The stream will move on iHeartRadio’s Twitch channel and Keith Olbermann’s YouTube channel.

Sheri Lynch’s “True Weird Stuff” podcast will focus on female subjects in recognition of Women’s History Month. Lynch says, “I’ve spent my whole life struggling to NOT talk about all the weird things that fascinate me and often make other people uncomfortable, such as reincarnation, near-death experiences, aliens, or the idea that reality is a simulation. It’s hard masking so much weird. ‘The True Weird Stuff’ podcast is where I can bring all the quirky, cryptic, creepy, odd and just plain weird together in one place and share them with my listeners.”

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Yesterday’s (2/28) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The Supreme Court agrees to hear the case of former President Donald Trump’s immunity claim; Mitch McConnell to step down from Senate leadership in November; an Illinois judge rules Trump should not be on primary ballot; the misconduct allegations against Fulton County DA Fani Willis; the U.S. migrant crisis and the death of Georgian nursing student Laken Riley allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant; the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s testimony; the looming government shutdown; the Israel-Hamas war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza; the Russia-Ukraine war and Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats; and the Texas panhandle wildfires 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 (2/27) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The presidential race and the Michigan primary; the U.S. migrant crisis and the death of Georgian nursing student Laken Riley allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles and the Fani Willis misconduct case; the Russia-Ukraine war; the Israel-Hamas war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza; the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s testimony scheduled for today; the Alabama embryo ruling and its effects on IVF treatment; the Supreme Court hears arguments over Texas’ and Florida’s restrictive social media laws; Apple cancels its electric car project; and the Texas panhandle wildfires 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 (2/26) Top News/Talk Media Stories

The U.S. migrant crisis and the death of Georgian nursing student Laken Riley allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant; the looming government shutdown; the Russia-Ukraine war; the Israel-Hamas war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza; the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s testimony scheduled for Wednesday; the presidential race; former President Donald Trump’s legal battles and the Fani Willis misconduct case; and the Supreme Court hears arguments over Texas’ and Florida’s restrictive social media laws 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

Former President Donald Trump beats challenger Nikki Haley in the South Carolina primary; the Russia-Ukraine war and the battle in Washington over aid to Ukraine; the Israel-Hamas war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza; Trump’s legal battles and the Fani Willis misconduct case; Ronna McDaniel to resign as chair of RNC; the Alabama Supreme Court embryo ruling; the U.S. migrant crisis; the looming government shutdown; and the Joe Biden impeachment inquiry and the charges against ex-FBI informant Alexander Smirnov were some of the most-talked-about stories in news/talk media over the weekend according to ongoing research from TALKERS magazine.