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The activists who city officials blamed for helping fuel the migrant standoff outside Manhattan's Watson Hotel included a "community organizer" from California and a New York writer who sparked controversy with an open letter that got her fired by Yelp. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Illegal migrants should be deported.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is demanding that President Biden’s special climate envoy, John Kerry, turn over documents related to secret negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party that the Republican says “undermine the United States’ interests.” Comer informed the former secretary of state in a letter on Thursday that the House panel will investigate... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Kerry is a traitor and idiot.
“Eric: Cynthia [Hogan, Joe Biden’s White House counsel] requested that I e-mail you the draft deed of gift for the Vice President’s senate [sic] papers, which was submitted to our office in the fall ... Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions,” Mongan emailed Schwerin on March 12, 2010, a message... New York Post
VOA VIEW: So much was kept under wraps prior to the 2020 election.
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Hunter Biden's attorneys' want investigations into Trump allies, including Rudy Giuliani. They also demanded Tucker Carlson retract reporting.
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems are using the DOJ and FBI to clean up Hunter's act.
Black entrepreneurs saw historic gains in securing VC funding after the George Floyd racial justice reckoning, but financing dropped 45% in 2022. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Black entrepreneurs have a bad record.
Disney sent a letter to shareholders imploring them not to vote for Nelson Peltz, an activist shareholder trying to gain a seat on Disney's board. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Disney wants to avoid more problems.
Pharmacies in several Mexican cities are selling counterfeit prescription pills laced with fentanyl and meth and passing them off as legitimate pharmaceuticals. LA Times
Moscow is sending poorly trained recruits, including convicts, to the front lines in eastern Ukraine to pave the way for more seasoned fighters, U.S. and allied officials say. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The people of Russia are kept in the dark.
Forecasters say “a once-in-a-generation cold” could grip parts of the region on Friday and into Saturday. New York Times
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Manhattan prosecutors warned that they might charge Allen H. Weisselberg with insurance fraud to pressure him to cooperate in an investigation of the former president. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems are afraid of Trump.
A 2023 recession would mean layoffs and job losses in industries like construction and manufacturing. Energy and autos could gain. USA Today
South Carolina Republicans led lawmakers blasting the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for kicking out a group of Catholic high school students because they wore matching beanies inscribed with the words "pro-life." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have no shame.
Starting next week, Twitter users will have to pay to access the company's public data. Washington Times
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Federal prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a New Jersey synagogue. ABC
The U.S. military will gain access to more bases in the Philippines under new deal prompted by concerns about China's ambitions in the Pacific. ABC
VOA VIEW: Now the Philippines want to expand US bases - they need US backing.
The cloned animals are capable of producing 18 tons of milk a year, or 50% more than a typical American cow. CBS
VOA VIEW: The quality of the milk will not be as good.
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Tech stocks and a surge for Facebook's parent company led the market higher as investors look past interest rate hikes. CBS
Record profits and a growing climate crisis have renewed calls for a tax on fossil-fuel companies. CBS
Sens. Mark Warner and Marco Rubio renewed demand that their committee be briefed on classified documents found at Trump and Biden residences, and expanded request to include documents found in former Vice President Pence's possession. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Apple's overall sales for the holiday quarter were about 5% lower than last year's, the first year-over-year sales decline since 2019. CNBC
Google's core business is mired in a period of slow growth as businesses reel in ad spending. CNBC
VOA VIEW: No one feels sorry for Google.
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Qualcomm saw weakness in mobile handset performance, and the chipmaker sees a sharper revenue decline coming in the quarter ahead. CNBC
The automotive industry's earnings and forecasts are being closely watched by Wall Street for any signs of weakening consumer demand. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The auto industry is facing a decline.
In China, Starbucks' second-largest market, transactions at cafes open at least 13 months plunged nearly 30%. CNBC
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Economists expect slightly slower, but still strong job growth in January, while the impact of corporate layoff announcements is unclear. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The present and future economy is all guess work.
Although Amazon's ads business constitutes a small fraction of the $149.2 billion in revenue the company recorded in its fourth quarter, it's growing fast. CNBC
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he and President Joe Biden plan to meet again soon to talk about how and when to raise the nation's debt ceiling. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Both sides are at odds.
The average rate on the 30-year fixed rate mortgage has fallen to 5.99%, according to Mortgage News Daily. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Better, but still high.
Meta Platforms saw a slew of analyst upgrades as shares rose over 22% off the backs of a better-than-anticipated earnings report and optimistic commentary. CNBC
Black Americans are about three to five times more likely to be audited by the IRS than other taxpayers, a new study shows. Here's what it means for filers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Blacks make more mistakes and do not use professionals, as much.
The Supreme Court is set to review a Biden administration debt relief plan for student loan borrowers. Here's why plaintiffs argue the plan should be struck down. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The plan is unconstitutional - no one should pay for someone else's debt relief.
A new study from Paychex reveals that the majority of professionals who quit their jobs during the great resignation now regret their decision. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A quick fix proved to be dumb.
The Pentagon is tracking a suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon over the continental United States, a senior defense official said on Thursday. CNN
A bipartisan group of senators urged President Joe Biden to delay the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey until Turkey agrees to allow Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). CNN
CNN gets exclusive access to the largest joint military exercise ever between the US and Israel, sending a clear signal to Iran and underscoring the strength of their alliance. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN will report favorably for Biden.
• Video: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams GOP in heated floor speech • Analysis: Republicans are lashing out at DirecTV for supposedly 'censoring' conservative voices. CNN
A federal law that prohibits people subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms is unconstitutional, a conservative-leaning appeals court ruled Thursday. CNN
VOA VIEW: An interesting ruling.
Attorneys for Hunter Biden on Wednesday asked state and federal agencies to investigate a computer repair shop owner, Rudy Giuliani and number of right-wing political figures involved in disseminating contents of his laptop, alleging that they committed computer and other criminal violations in their effort to "weaponize" the laptop contents against his father. CNN
VOA VIEW: The real criminal is Hunter.
The US is expected to announce a new Ukraine security package worth approximately $2.2 billion that includes longer-range missiles for the first time, according to multiple US officials. CNN
Dana Milbank is planning to release his book "Fools On the Hill" in 2024. The work will cover all the twists and turns of a Republican-controlled House. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A liberal finding of stupidity.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday to discuss police reform after the death of Tyre Nichols. UPI
VOA VIEW: Why whites are not a party to police reform?
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $315 million in grants to help cities across the country address homelessness. UPI
VOA VIEW: Bet Dem cities will get most of the money.
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The United States Department of Labor announced a new effort Thursday, to alert workplaces of the rights afforded to nursing mothers under the Providing Urgent Protection for Nursing Mothers Act. UPI
Americans remain dissatisfied with broad aspects of U.S. society, continuing a trend that began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, new polling from Gallup indicates. UPI
VOA VIEW: Only fools would be satisfied with the state of the nation..
Leaders from both sides of the U.S. political spectrum joined forces on Thursday to try to bar the federal government from banning gas-fired stoves, saying it was an example of federal overreach. UPI
VOA VIEW: It is a wacky Dem idea.
Sen. Michael Bennet sent a letter to the CEOs of Apple and Google Thursday asking them to remove TikTok from their app stores. TikTok is under scrutiny after revelations that its employees spied on journalists. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.
President Joe Biden Thursday said at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. that we can redeem the soul of America if we come together and treat each other with respect. UPI
VOA VIEW: The biggest problem with the nation is Biden.
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Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation into law that replaces the word “alien” in state statutes with the politically correct term “noncitizen,” which was proposed by Democratic lawmakers. Liberal stupidity.
“New York will both match the language anticipated to be in federal codes and demonstrate respect and humanity to its immigrant population,” reads a legislative memo attached to the bill. Legislative language states that changes to laws covering cannabis, parks, public health, labor, public authorities, real estate, economic development and a litany of other topics will take effect immediately. This includes nixing “illegal alien” in favor of “undocumented noncitizen.”
The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Maritza Davila (D-Brooklyn) and state Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens) passed both chambers by big bipartisan margins last spring. While the bill sailed through the Legislature, similar legislation updating state usage of the phrase “incarcerated people” attracted controversy from conservatives who said state lawmakers and the governor ought to focus on challenges other than replacing antiquated language. Another ‘Woke’ Criminals 1st Law supported by our Governor instead of doing her job & protecting the public from rampant crime,” state Sen. Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) tweeted in August.