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43% of Republicans — compared to 21% of independents and 12% of Democrats — believe that "the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior," according to a new Ipsos poll provided to The Daily Beast.

The big picture: The results starkly illustrate a growing partisan divide in support for press freedom and faith in fair reporting, but still suggests that measurable skepticism about the media's motives exists on all sides of the political spectrum.

By the numbers:

  • 48% of Republicans agree that "the news media is the enemy of the American people." 26% of independents and 12% of Democrats also agreed.
  • And 79% of Republicans believe "the mainstream media treats President Trump unfairly." That's a point Trump has driven home countless times on Twitter and in speeches — and it seems to be resonating with his core base.

The other side: A majority of Americans still want to uphold principles of press freedom. 57% of respondents said that the media is "necessary to keep the Trump administration honest" and 85% believe that "freedom of the press is essential for American democracy."

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Biden’s nightmare debut

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A dim, gloomy scene seems increasingly set for Joe Biden's debut as president.

The state of play: He'll address — virtually — a virus-weary nation, with record-high daily coronavirus deaths, a flu season near its peak, restaurants and small businesses shuttered by wintertime sickness and spread.

Using apps to prevent deadly police encounters

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Mobile phone apps are evolving in ways that can stop rather than simply document deadly police encounters with people of color — including notifying family and lawyers about potential violations in real time.

Why it matters: As states and cities face pressure to reform excessive force policies, apps that monitor police are becoming more interactive, gathering evidence against rogue officers as well as posting social media videos to shame the agencies.