Here is a list of the news items as appearing in the headlines during the press conference in episode 2. It's an election year, as mentioned McLellan.
CONTROVERSIAL INTRO 48 PASSES WITH MAJORITY VOTE IN COUNCIL
NEW GOP LEADER TO BE ANNOUNCED
RECENT POLLS SUGGEST THE TIDE HAS TURNED FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
NORTH KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA BEGIN PEACE TALKS
I'm not aware if these are taken from a specific point in time, it sounds like headlines from the possible near future to me. You can read about Intro 48 here.