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Tensions, already high, ratchet up as Washington prepares to deliver its response rejecting most of Moscow's demands on Ukraine. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden must not blink on Putin's demands.
The proposed changes would allow Afghan refugees to be screened, vetted and approved to be sent to the US within 30 days of their arrival at a resettlement facility in Qatar. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden wants to rush through his fiasco.
When TikToker Ellie told her boss she was at home sick with COVID, she didn't think he'd ever find out she was actually on a night out with friends. New York Post
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It never quite fit in your wallet, so it’s no surprise you may have misplaced it by now. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Get another card - copy the original card, first.
Austria and the Netherlands are relaxing restrictions, but in other parts of Europe, governments are scrambling to bring in new rules. Follow Covid news. New York Times
In Kharkiv, Ukraine, there is resignation about another war. There is skepticism. And some residents are not waiting around to see if Russia invades.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding that Biden administration officials explain why the British citizen who attacked a Texas synagogue this month was allowed into the U.S. In a letter sent Tuesday, the 11 committee Republicans called on FBI Director Christopher A. Wray to explain how Malik Faisal ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: What is Biden hiding?
House Democrats have unveiled their version of sweeping legislation aimed at bolstering U.S. competition with China, though bipartisan buy-in will be needed to finish the job and Republicans objected to being shut out of the process. The nearly 3,000-page bill is a hodgepodge of stalled spending on U.S. science and ... Washington Times
President Biden on Wednesday is expected to sign an executive order that would make sexual harassment an offense under the military's justice system and increase penalties for troops sharing explicit photographs of other service members without their permission. White House officials have not disclosed what the penalties could be for ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Women will try to use the new order to get a free ride.
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Senate Republicans called Tuesday on inspectors general to investigate possible collusion between the Biden administration and the National Education Association on squelching pushback over critical race theory in schools. The senators cited an Oct. 8 letter from NEA president Becky Pringle urging tech platforms to block “disinformation” on critical race ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The law has been broken and parents have been falsely maligned.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar posted a video Tuesday saying he took part in “no wrongdoing” after FBI agents last week conducted a search at the Texas Democrat's home, which was part of an investigation that relates to the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan, The Associated Press has learned. The FBI ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems never admit of wrongdoing.
Wild volatility in the stock market this week has put heightened scrutiny on the Federal Reserve’s meeting Wednesday ABC
VOA VIEW: The FED failed to hike its rates.
A California city has voted to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what's believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States ABC
VOA VIEW: Totally unconstitutional.
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China says it has expressed serious concerns and dissatisfaction with the United States over reports of an internal request to the State Department to allow the departure of diplomats and their families from China amid tightening anti-pandemic measures ABC
VOA VIEW: The US should protect its own.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring. ABC
VOA VIEW: A liberal for a liberal is no gain.
Chipmaker Intel scored a decisive legal victory. ABC
VOA VIEW: A positive win.
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The document addresses the "potential for progress" in areas like arms control in Europe. CBS
VOA VIEW: Putin is trying to win over Biden.
For most Americans, getting their hands on the higher quality masks will require some patience. CBS
VOA VIEW: Nothing is free - a word that Biden makes loosely.
COVID-19 cases among immigrants in ICE detention have increased by 838% since the start of the year, government statistics show. CBS
VOA VIEW: All immigrants should follow the same mandates as Americans.
A group of Republican and Democratic senators are working to reform the way elections are certified. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems won't deal.
U.S. troops remain on high alert to deploy to Europe as tension continues to escalate along the Russia-Ukraine border. President Biden made it clear Russia faces "enormous consequences" and threatened direct sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the event of an invasion. Weijia Jiang has the latest from the White House. CBS
VOA VIEW: Big talk and threats.
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The U.S. has sent more weapons to Ukraine as Russian troops continue military exercises near the border. Holly Williams takes a look at what President Putin is looking to gain. CBS
"We cannot look past the strain on our health systems and substantial number of deaths," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. CNBC
Wealthy Democratic donors are planning to finance a primary effort against Sen. Kyrsten Sinema as she votes against key pieces of their party's agenda. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems make their own follow the woke line or else.
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The House of Representatives on Tuesday debuted a bill designed to boost U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and competition with China. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Everything should be made in the US, regardless of cost.
As mortgage rates continue to rise, demand for refinances is plunging and homebuyers are struggling. CNBC
VOA VIEW: These are bad times.
The U.S. has sent a clear message that Russia, its key personnel and economic sectors as well as its leader Vladimir Putin, could face crippling sanctions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Putin is playing Biden for a fool.
Omicron has almost completely replaced the delta variant of Covid-19 in England, a new study has found, and the vast majority of cases are reinfections. CNBC
The White House signaled Wednesday that President Joe Biden remains committed to nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court after a well-placed source familiar with the matter told CNN that Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire. CNN
VOA VIEW: That means the best and brightest does not matter to Dems.
Could you find 10 minutes in your day to increase your physical activity? It might be lifesaving, according to a new study. CNN
All attendees at Super Bowl LVI will be given KN95 masks and will be reminded to keep their face coverings up at all times unless drinking or eating, said Los Angeles County of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer Tuesday. CNN
The murder rate rose by 44% in 2021 compared to 2019, representing nearly 1,300 additional lives lost since three years ago, according to updated findings from the Council on Criminal Justice. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Thanks to liberals and Dems.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday left its benchmark lending rate unchanged near zero but warned an increase could be coming soon. UPI
Dozens of Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling on him to publicly release the Education Department's findings regarding his authority to cancel student loan debt. UPI
VOA VIEW: A foolish move.
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Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) was one of 28 protesters arrested at the Capitol Thursday as they called for the Senate to alter its 60-vote legislative filibuster to pass two major election reform bills. Bowman spokesman Marcus Frias said in a statement that the lawmaker — who reps the north Bronx, Yonkers, and most of south Westchester County — took part in a “voting rights non-violent direct action at the North Barricade of the US Capitol Building and was arrested by the US Capitol Police.” Frias added that Bowman’s office would have more information as it became available. Capitol Police said that they had repeatedly warned protesters not to block the north barricade of the Capitol complex before making the arrests around noon. Dems, liberals and many blacks think they are above the law.
“Just before 12:00 pm, demonstrators started blocking one side of the North Barricade outside the U.S. Capitol,” they tweeted. “We have already issued them three warnings. The demonstrators refused to move out of the driveway, so we are making arrests.” Bowman and 27 others were charged with “Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding.” A 28th person was accused of violating Capitol Police crowd control regulations.
The protest took place one day after Senate Democrats failed to garner the support needed to make an exception to the filibuster rule in order to force the voting bills through the chamber. Moderate Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona voted with all 50 Republicans to keep the current rules in place. Bowman, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, has been vocal in his calls for the Senate to scrap the filibuster and pass the election legislation. One protester who was arrested Thursday carried a sign that read: “Justice matters more than Senate rules.” Democrats argue that reform is necessary because of new voting laws in some GOP-led states that activists claim disenfranchise minority voters. Republicans trashed the legislation as an unconstitutional power grab by Democrats who wish to federalize the election process.