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Taxes and gun control have become a huge part of the media conversation surrounding the Biden presidency in its first 100 days, according to new data.

Why it matters: Neither issue drew that much media spotlight in the final months of the Trump presidency. Instead, much of the focus throughout the end of last year was on issues like corporate crime, campaign finance and censorship.

Data: SignalAI. Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

Details: The data from Signal AI, an AI-platform that measures article mentions, finds that certain topics, like diplomacy and conflict, have been frequently mentioned in articles about Joe Biden in his first 100 days in office.

  • The two topics seem to be intertwined around issues like the Iran Nuclear Deal. But several diplomacy stories unrelated to conflict have also garnered lots of media attention, like Biden’s move to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • Tax has become a bigger story in recent weeks amid the president’s plan to raise corporate taxes in an effort to raise over $2 trillion to pay for infrastructure.

The big picture: The data finds that issues like the coronavirus and vaccines, which are still receiving ample coverage, haven't been as closely associated with articles mentioning President Biden.

Methodology: Signal AI aggregates global news data from over 5 million different sources, in over 100 different languages. It uses Natural Language Processing to enrich the data with information such as: Entities, Topics, Sentiment, Salience, etc.

Go deeper

Scoop: Biden plans to ask Congress to pay for $1.8 trillion in new spending

President Biden speaks about updated CDC mask guidance from the North Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Biden plans to ask Congress to pay for the entirety of the $1.8 trillion in new spending on health care, child care and education he’ll unveil on Wednesday night, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.

Why it matters: Biden’s decision to fully offset both the $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan he announced last month, and the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan being rolled out in his joint address, all but guarantee big political battles on both the spending and tax sides of the combined $4 trillion proposal.

Updated Apr 28, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden's latest $1 trillion+ plan

Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images

President Biden on Wednesday will present his third $1 trillion+ package to Congress since taking office, asking for $1.8 trillion in new spending to expand the American education system, provide more help for childcare and create millions more jobs.

The big picture: Biden is also proposing a series of tax hikes on the rich, which his administration vows will not hit Americans who make less than $400,000 and households with less than $1 million in capital gains.

School principals are not OK

Principal Alice Hom (purple jacket) stands outside Yung Wing School P.S. 124 and a vaccination van on November 18, 2021 in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The overwhelming majority of secondary school principals experienced frequent stress last school year, according to a RAND Corporation report out Wednesday.

The big picture: The stress levels among female principals and principals of color were especially stark, with nearly 40% in these groups reporting constant job-related stress, compared to about 24% of male principals and 26% of white principals who said the same.