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How Media Outlets on the Right and Left Covered the Latest Inflation Numbers

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Prices rose 3.3 percent in May from a year earlier, a lower number than expected. Conservative and liberal media outlets covered the news differently. Conservative sites acknowledged progress in fighting inflation but criticized President Biden’s handling of the economy. Liberal sites celebrated the news as a victory for Biden’s economic agenda. Americans are concerned about inflation for the upcoming election, with Democrats approving of Biden’s handling of the economy and Republicans disapproving. Inflation reached a four-decade high of 9.1 percent in June 2022 and has since fallen but remains higher than the Federal Reserve’s target of 2 percent.