"Hunter," Jim Biden texted July 25, the day before Caroline's plea deal was formalized. "Caroline was made an offer and she told [Jim's wife] Sara, not me, she couldn't possibly take it 85k 10% bonus full benefits, 3 week paid vacation, I [sic] week sick leave and 450 shares of stock!" New York Post
VOA VIEW: The Biden name is used for advantages and graft.
Can Southwest repair its flight network and reputation after it canceled nearly 17,000 December flights? Are other airlines vulnerable? LA Times
VOA VIEW: The blame is on the weather, Southwest and the entire system.
If the courts do their job, the administration will be foiled in its scheme to hide illegal immigration at the border. Maybe then it will become clear that the root cause of the border crisis is sitting in the Oval Office. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is the main cause for the border crisis.


Many of the small-bore initiatives Mayor Eric Adams unveiled at his State of the City address are worthy enough, but he risks losing focus on what brought him to the party: crime. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Adams is a disgrace.
One of the biggest stories in Mike Pompeo's book has so far been overlooked. New York Post
Bilal al-Sudani, a senior Islamic State leader who operated out of Somalia, was killed in a raid, the White House said Thursday.       USA Today
A recession in 2023 could hit the West and Northeast hardest. The Midwest is likely to best withstand a downturn.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The recession will hurt nationwide.
Conservative attorney John Eastman, a lead architect of some of former President Donald Trump's efforts to remain in power after the 2020 election, was slapped Thursday with a series of disciplinary charges in California that could lead to his disbarment. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Any negative action against Eastman would be unjustified.
Republican-led states filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Department of Labor over a rule set to take effect Monday that would allow retirement fund managers to consider climate change and other factors under environmental, social and governance investing principles, or ESG. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has to be stopped.


Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh says the public shouldn't read anything into the high court's historically slow start to releasing opinions. Washington Times
Pro-life demonstrations are planned in Michigan and Texas Saturday as activists, emboldened by the end of Roe v. Wade, push state lawmakers to go even further and ban abortions from conception. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Pro-lifers should not go too far.
More than 100 students walked out of Harvard professor John L. Comaroff's classroom in protest over sexual misconduct accusations against him. Washington Times
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General and law enforcement charged 25 recruiters and school officials in five states with participating in a scheme to sell fraudulent nursing diplomas, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Crazy - how they could think that this would not be discovered?

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Senate Democrats on Thursday requested that the Federal Trade Commission investigate gunmaker WEE1 Tactical, accusing the Illinois-based company of flouting laws against marketing firearms to children. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The true facts are to be known.
Nine Palestinians were killed when the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reportedly stormed the Jenin refugee camp on the West Bank early Thursday morning. ABC
Materials science company Dow is cutting about 2,000 jobs, or approximately 5% of its global workforce, as part of an effort to reach $1 billion in cost savings this year ABC
VOA VIEW: The economy is far from being robust.


Adam Schiff on Thursday announced he will run for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat in 2024 ABC
VOA VIEW: He will lose and be out of the House.
Japan has successfully launched a rocket carrying a government intelligence-gathering satellite on a mission to watch movements at military sites in North Korea as part of Tokyo’s effort to build up its military capability ABC
VOA VIEW: NK should be watched.
The measures announced by President Biden earlier this month have led to a sharp drop in unlawful entries along the U.S.-Mexico border. CBS
In a new round of sanctions, the U.S. accused the mercenary group of atrocities in Ukraine and around the world. CBS
VOA VIEW: Talk is cheap - action will accomplish something.
The ransomware group demanded over $130 million from over 1,500 victims in 80 countries. CBS

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Vehicle thefts more than doubled in 14 major cities from 2020 to 2022, according to a new report from the Council on Criminal Justice. CBS
VOA VIEW: This is madness.
New York Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York and Joe Morelle told McCarthy that they have "serious concerns" about Santos. CBS
VOA VIEW: There has been much greater concerns and proof under Pelosi.
Gross domestic product was expected to rise 2.8% at an annualized pace in the fourth quarter, according to Dow Jones estimates. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Don't believe all you read - especially from the Biden administration.

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It's been three years since the first Covid-19 case was diagnosed in the United States, on January 20, 2020. In the time since, nearly 1.1 million Americans have died from the coronavirus; the US has reported 102 million Covid cases, more than any other country, according to Johns Hopkins University. Both figures, many health officials believe, are likely to have been undercounted. CNN
VOA VIEW: The opposite has been the case - overreported.
President Joe Biden, who has struggled for weeks to contain the fallout surrounding the discovery of classified documents at his home and former office, must have sighed with relief when former Vice President Mike Pence announced classified documents were also found at his home in Indiana. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal media thinking.
Some of the most contentious debates in American education -- among them what kinds of stories are (and are not) allowed in the classroom, how teachers should teach US history and navigate LGBTQ issues (when there are states that seek to bar them from discussion) -- have led to the resurgence of talk about "parents' rights." CNN
A Georgia agency has approved rules for medical marijuana sales, expected to start in the coming months. Georgia's Medical Cannabis Commission voted unanimously to approve new rules. FOX News
The former president of the Arlington Education Association has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies after police say she stole hundreds of thousands of thousands from the organization. FOX News
VOA VIEW: What about the children?
U.S. President Joe Biden touted the country's economic progress during a speech Thursday in Springfield, Va. UPI
VOA VIEW: The American people know the truth - they feel it every time they go buy groceries, gas, clothing, etc.
Alabama, Kentucky, Nevada and Texas will receive $793 million under the American Rescue Plan to improve access to high-speed Internet, the Treasury Department announced Thursday. UPI
The White House announced Thursday that the Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders will hold regional economic summits to connect community members with federal resources and leaders. UPI
U.S. Central Command reported a successful joint exercise with the Israeli Defense Force Thursday, calling it the largest exercise between the ally nations in history. UPI
The Marine Corps said Thursday it has reactivated a base in Guam, establishing the branch's first newly constructed base in 70 years. UPI
German authorities have arrested a man identified only as Arthur E. for alleged treason. He's accused of bringing information from Germany's Federal Intelligence Service to a Russian intelligence service. UPI
VOA VIEW: The same is done by all countries.
President Joe Biden granted an 11th-hour reprieve from deportation Thursday to thousands of Hong Kong residents, saying they could remain in the United States for another two years. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is making America less great.
The U.S. Justice Department announced that Boeing is being arraigned Thursday on a criminal conspiracy to commit fraud charge related to two separate 737 Max jet crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. UPI

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