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The conviction in a German court of Anwar Raslan was seen as a watershed moment in the fight for accountability in Syria's war. LA Times
VOA VIEW: He should serve hard time.
“Thank you for your bold vision and patriotic leadership which have guided America out of crisis and into an era of great progress.” – Nancy Pelosi, in a letter to President Biden, Jan. 7 We say: Sure, Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to support, even praise, the leader of her party and build up... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dem fools don't have the right answers.
Some journalists and media experts expose bias in their reporting, potentially opening the floodgates to government abuse of power. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The number one enemy of the US is its left-wing media.
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The Supreme Court ruling that shot down Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses won't be binding on challenges to similar state and city rules. New York Post
Bashing Nancy Pelosi for trading stocks? Yes -- that's a party that Sen. Ted Cruz would like to join. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Discovery is a major truth serum.
It’s not just inflation dogging the US economy: Unexpectedly high jobless claims last week serve as a reminder that America’s labor market, too, remains messed up — even as President Joe Biden claims he’s making “progress” on the economy. On Thursday, the Labor Department reported that US workers filed 230,000 initial jobless claims, the highest... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The US job market is going down the tubes under Dem reign.
On Tuesday, 110 House GOPers of Representatives called on President Joe Biden to end the negotiations in Vienna aimed at restoring the 2015 Iranian nuke deal and “strongly reinforce” existing sanctions in their place. New York Post
VOA VIEW: There should be no deal with Iran.
Companies must now decide whether to proceed with planned mandates without cover from the federal government. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A real mess that was clear.
A standoff between the committee investigating the attack and Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, as well as other Republicans, raises tricky legal and political issues. New York Times
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President Joe Biden barely had time to shake off Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's body slam Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court knocked him down again.
VOA VIEW: The worst day for any President.
Senate Democrats were poised late Thursday to block a Republican bill to impose immediate sanctions on Russia‘s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a move that would save face for President Biden as he struggles to wrangle an increasingly bellicose Kremlin. The bill had failed to garner the 60 votes needed to ... Washington Times
Two Marines will be exempt from the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate because of their religious beliefs, the Marine Corps said Thursday, making it the first service to grant such waivers on the basis of religion. In its weekly report on vaccination rates, the service announced that of the more than ... Washington Times
Reports of Hillary Clinton’s political demise may have been greatly exaggerated. President Biden’s tanking poll numbers have fueled speculation that Mrs. Clinton could mount a political comeback in 2024, riding to the rescue with the party’s legislative agenda in disarray and no clear successor on the horizon. Two Democratic insiders ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Worse than Biden and Harris.
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A federal grand jury indicted Baltimore’s top prosecutor Thursday on charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland said. The four-count indictment alleges that Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The law has caught up to her, finally.
A former Democratic presidential-primary candidate said President Biden’s Atlanta speech accusing half of America of racism was even worse than Hillary Clinton’s notorious “deplorable” comments. Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said on Twitter that Mr. Biden was promoting divisiveness and had hit a new low when, among other things, ... Washington Times
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, co-chairman of the GOP Doctors’ Caucus, is challenging Congress’ new guidelines requiring COVID-19 tests for all congressional staff, saying it breaks with medical protocols and pushes Capitol Hill to the front of the nation’s long line for tests. In a letter Thursday to the congressional Office of ... Washington Times
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In defending itself against a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems, Fox News is seeking access to an expert report filed under seal in a separate Georgia lawsuit that the author says details vulnerabilities in the company's touchscreen voting machines. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Exposure may bring out the truth.
ABC News is under fire for its editing of a “Good Morning America” interview with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky that created uncertainty that’s being exploited by vaccine critics. In the interview, Walensky discussed a study that showed how most vaccinated people who died of coronavirus were also ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: More liberal media deception.
2021 was the 6th-warmest history, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced. ABC
VOA VIEW: A matter of fact.
The U.S. Embassy and other parts of the Green Zone in Baghdad were attacked by "terrorist groups" Thursday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden's weakness is being tested - so far, he has failed.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since mid-November ABC
VOA VIEW: Economy is taking a bad turn.
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Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021. ABC
VOA VIEW: Poor leadership.
Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply and have played little role in the fight against the omicron wave of infections ABC
VOA VIEW: Not placed in effect.
Russian diplomat refuses to rule out military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela. ABC
VOA VIEW: Russia would make a bad mistake that must be put in check.
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The news comes as the COVID-19 Omicron variant sweeps the country. CBS
Biden met with Senate Democrats on Thursday. CBS
VOA VIEW: The plan must fail, and House Dems will suffer big in midterms.
"Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly." CBS
VOA VIEW: Good - a Biden major loss.
If the rule change is approved it could lead to a huge shakeup in the way presidential debates are conducted. CBS
New federal inflation data shows consumer prices soared over the last year, affecting everything from gas to food. Inflation rose 7% since December 2020 — the fastest in nearly 40 years. Many shoppers are also noticing empty shelves at their grocery stores, due to severe weather and rising COVID-19 cases. Scott MacFarlane reports from Bethesda, Maryland. CBS
VOA VIEW: Deliveries and personnel shortages are responsible.
The Supreme Court ruled against the Biden administration's rule for OSHA, saying it did not have the power to require vaccination for millions of Americans. CNBC
The Jan. 6 investigation wants records relating to domestic terrorism, the spread of misinformation and efforts to influence or overturn the 2020 election. CNBC
VOA VIEW: More deception and lies will be added.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's legal advisor has ties to Republican super PACs and has also pushed false claims about Vice President Kamala Harris and Covid-19. CNBC
Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said he foresees three or four interest rate hikes this year as likely to fight inflation. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation is a major problem.
Navient, one of the largest student loan servicers, will cancel $1.7 billion in private student loans after a deal it reached with 39 states. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This would not be fair for all who paid their debt and still owe.
U.S. representatives and NATO members wrapped a week of high-stakes discussions in Europe with top Russian officials with no resolution on Ukraine. CNBC
President Joe Biden said the White House next week will announce how it is providing high-quality masks to Americans for free. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A waste, theft and not properly workable.
The producer price index was expected to rise 0.4% in December. Jobless claims were forecast to total 200,000. CNBC
Early studies say throat swabs may effectively detect Covid's omicron variant. Dr. Anthony Fauci and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration say more research is needed. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dumb and foolish US decision.
Two bits of breaking news Thursday made it painfully clear to President Joe Biden how limited his power actually is: CNN
VOA VIEW: No, more like stupidity.
Key moderate Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) says she continues to back her party's election legislation, but that she does not support eliminating the filibuster. CNN
VOA VIEW: Let's hope she holds to her stand.
President Joe Biden vowed to keep fighting on voting rights in remarks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, but conceded that he doesn't know if Democrats will be able to pass legislation they are pushing for. CNN
President Joe Biden is struggling politically. Recent polls have shown that his approval ratings continue to fall. According to CNN's Poll of Polls, the President stands at 42%, while Quinnipiac's January poll placed him at 33%. Those are the kinds of numbers that would leave any White House unsettled. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden was doomed when he went all the way to the left and beyond.
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Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) said Tuesday that it would not release a report from an investigation into how it handled two high-profile sexual assault allegations in the district. FOX News
VOA VIEW: They are hiding the facts and truth.
Chicago police have arrested more than 56 people on charges related to carjackings in the Windy City so far in 2022, officials said Thursday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Crime has gone wild.
Accused New York City criminals who were freed as part of a state release program were rearrested for felony crimes at a higher rate than originally estimated, statistics show. FOX News
Stanford University Republicans are pushing to host former Vice President Mike Pence on campus, arguing they were twice denied funding as part of an unconstitutional effort to bar the conservative. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Liberal madness.
Fall semester college enrollment dropped for a second year in a row thanks to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the steepest declines coming at public, four-year institutions. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sad - who wants to go to liberal colleges?
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday North Korea's successful ballistic missile launches are "profoundly destabilizing," repeating a call for the regime to engage in unconditional diplomatic discussions. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK should be sanctioned very harshly.
The House on Thursday voted in favor of a voting rights package that, thanks to opposition to eliminating the filibuster from key Democrats, is unlikely to pass in the Senate. UPI
VOA VIEW: The liberal House will pay dearly in the 2022 midterms.
President Joe Biden issued a rule Wednesday reversing a move by former President Donald Trump to exempt washers, dryers and dishwashers from efficiency regulations. UPI
VOA VIEW: Another Biden foolish act.