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Passing President Biden's agenda would be a huge test for Nancy Pelosi, one of the most effective House speakers in history. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, she loses.
Despite campaign promises on Cuba, President Biden has not opened paths on the remittances and travel some say would most help islanders. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
From the Philippines to El Salvador, there is a long history of American missionaries facing violence while trying to spread their religions abroad. LA Times
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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said over the weekend that elderly officials in America's three branches of government should undergo regular cognition tests -- but insisted he did not have a particular person in mind when making the recommendation. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It makes sense - Biden should be the first.
Back in 2017, before the Trump tax cuts passed, the Congressional Budget Office projected that federal tax collections would total $4.011 trillion in Fiscal Year 2021, which just ended. The actual take: $4.047 trillion. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The nation is going into a financial frenzy.
Donald Trump was questioned for over four hours in a video deposition in the lawsuit alleging that his staff assaulted protesters outside of Trump Tower in 2015. New York Post
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee will launch a campaign next week attacking President Biden's $3.5 trillion social spending plan. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is trying to make the US a free country.
The country hit 1,000 deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time since the pandemic began, reflecting the risks of having a low vaccination rate. New York Times
The veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg unpacks the Facebook Files with historical context and personal anecdotes. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg is a leftist radical.
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The cases came to the Supreme Court as the nation grapples with questions about the use of force by police and legal protections for officers.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday dismissed concerns about President Biden violating the District’s mask mandate at an exclusive Georgetown restaurant, saying people should not “overly focus on moments in time." Mr. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were caught on video walking maskless Saturday through the Fiola ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Blunder is more like stupidity.
Senate Democrats unveiled nine spending bills Monday that would surge domestic spending, pumping money into environmental protections and eliminating guardrails against taxpayer money for abortions. The spending bills also would rescind nearly $2 billion in money Congress previously allocated toward building the border wall. The Homeland Security bill, one of ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have gone mad.
Homeland Security is “infected” with anti-Black sentiment, a civil rights group complained Monday, saying that contributed to last month’s horrific scene where thousands of Haitians erected an encampment on the U.S. banks of the Rio Grande. Lawyers for Civil Rights demanded the DHS inspector-general probe treatment of Haitian and Black ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Why do they want to enter into a racist nation?
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CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago's police chief has put into writing a threat that officers could be fired if they don't comply with the city's COVID-19 vaccination policy, adding that those who choose to retire rather than adhere to the policy might be putting their retirement benefits at risk. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Chicago will lose in court if they try to take away earned pensions..
An Arizona couple has filed a complaint against their public school's social studies teacher, saying she violated their parental rights under state law by forcing their daughter to participate in a gruesome class assignment on how 19th-century capitalism oppressed children. Amy and Shawn Souza told The Washington Times they filed ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The parents will prevail.
Gay political provocateur Andrew Sullivan this weekend told a group of right-leaning college newspaper editors to resist critical race theory and gender ideology as elements of a neo-Marxist “cancel culture.” In remarks Friday night at a gathering of the Collegiate Network in Northern Virginia, Mr. Sullivan said the idea of ... Washington Times
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The law has been in effect since September. ABC
VOA VIEW: State law should trump federal law.
Texas is poised to become the latest and most populous state to tighten restrictions on transgender athletes in public high school sports ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
U.S. House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has one “final chance” to correct previous testimony by executives on its competition practices ABC
VOA VIEW: Amazon has become too powerful and big.
Some college towns plan to challenge the results of the 2020 census ABC
Trump seeks to block records of his communications around the insurrection. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems what to find something can twist to meet their agenda.
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died at the age of 84 Monday morning due to complications of COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, his family said. Nancy Cordes reports from the White House and John Dickerson discusses Powell's legacy. CBS
VOA VIEW: Cancer and being 84 had much to do with the cause of death.
The petitioners last month had submitted the unusual request for the Supreme Court to take up the case before final judgment in lower courts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Five lawmakers wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy requesting "exculpatory evidence" of the company's private-label practices and seller data collection. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Amazon lied, plain and simple.
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The commission said it's seen a nearly 146% increase in complaints of unwanted text messages from the prior year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It has become a major pain.
The top 1% gained over $6.5 trillion in corporate equities and mutual fund wealth during the pandemic, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The wealth of the nation is held by a few.
Police reform advocates have called for an end to qualified immunity, arguing it insulates officers from accountability for wrongdoing. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Qualified immunity protects police from a mistake and frivolous litigation.
American Plastic Toys CEO John Gessert told CNBC on Monday he does not think inflation will prove to be transitory, as Fed chief Jerome Powell has predicted. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Everything is getting higher,
In the latest sign of a tight labor market, Amazon is also offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus and an additional $3 an hour for certain shifts in some locations. CNBC
The Chicago Police Department’s top cop has threatened to deny retirement benefits to those who choose to retire from the job rather than comply with the city's COVID-19 vaccination policy, according to local reports. FOX News
The State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans against traveling to Singapore citing a "very high" risk of COVID-19 in the country as it prepares to welcome vaccinated travelers. UPI
VOA VIEW: A valid warning.
Over 300,000 women age 20 and over left the workforce entirely in September, the National Women's Law Center said in a new analysis. UPI
Two long-serving Democratic lawmakers revealed Monday they will retire next year at the end of their current terms as the party faces an uphill battle to retain its House majority. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems should lose big.
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The battle goes on. Nearly 1,000 people flocked to a Times Square rally Saturday to protest the COVID-19 vaccine and mandates that they get jabbed. Some participants wore T-shirts or carried signs that read “My Body, My Choice,” “Freedom Over Fear” and “De Blasio is the Virus.” A truck with an electronic billboard displayed dubious messages such as, “COVID-19 vaccines can cause injury and death.”
“This means standing up for our freedom and indivisible rights, to come together as a group and let each other know we are not alone,” said Brett Copp, 56, a city worker from Staten Island who came to the “Rally for Freedom” at 41st Street and Broadway. The crowd at one point chanted “I stand with Kyrie Irving,” the unvaccinated Nets player who was banned from playing until he gets jabbed. Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the board chair of Children’s Health Defense, addressed the crowd of about 900 and said, “the vaccine is not safe and effective.” “We have no business giving this to little children. It is unethical, it is medical malpractice,” Kennedy claimed.
YouTube recently yanked the Children Health Defense’s channel, saying it was cracking down on content with false claims about vaccines. Instagram previously pulled Kennedy’s account. Big Tech social media are anti America - they have become socialistic.