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Apparently, the Justice Department has no opinion on whether due process applies to the Guantanamo detainees. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is weak and a fool.
The White House has launched a task force to stem the scourge of ransomware attacks — and the State Department on Thursday offered up to $10 million for information on suspected cybercriminals. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden does not have the courage to fight for America.
Rep. Dan Crensahw, a former Navy SEAL, and Sen. Tom Cotton have criticized culture within the United States Navy and commissioned the report to look into leadership. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The US needs to have the courage to meet present and future challenges.
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Taxpayers have shelled out nearly $800,000 to the lawyers representing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his top aides in their defense against their nursing home COVID death tally scandal. New York Post
President Biden denounced socialism during a Thursday press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling communism "a universally failed system," amid anti-government protests in Cuba. New York Post
Data from overseas, particularly Britain, suggest the spread of the virus will set vaccinated and unvaccinated communities on very different paths. New York Times
L. Lin Wood and other lawyers are now trying to minimize the roles they played after the 2020 election. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal media wishful thinking.
Senators grilled Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, President Biden's nominee to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at his confirmation hearing. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A liberal fool.
Los Angeles County will once again require people to wear masks indoors – regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
VOA VIEW: Another flip-flop.
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If your fitness routine includes a pre-workout stretch, you may be spinning your wheels – or worse, hurting yourself.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will go to war for Chick-fil-A after some students at Notre Dame oppose the restaurant being added to campus dining.
VOA VIEW: The students are acting like fools.
Contractors hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to oversee a partisan review of the 2020 election said Thursday that they don’t have enough information to complete their report, and urged legislators to subpoena more records and survey voters at home. Leaders of the GOP audit described a wide variety ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: What do you believe?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to be interviewed Saturday by investigators with the state attorney general's office who are looking into sexual harassment allegations as the probe nears its conclusion. The timing of the interview in Albany was confirmed Thursday by two people familiar with the case ... Washington Times
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President Biden said Thursday he's still confident that Congress will approve his multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure packages and he expects Republican senators to "keep their commitment" on the less costly proposal. "I've watched and listened [as] the press declared my initiative dead at least 10 times so far," Mr. Biden said at ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The big question is will Biden keep his commitment.
Former President Donald Trump’s meeting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday fed into speculation about the GOP leader's plan for the Jan. 6 select committee. The get-together at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, came as Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, mulls whether to appoint GOP members ... Washington Times
My Pillow CEO Michael J. Lindell no longer maintains that former President Donald Trump will be reinstated in the White House next month. He said this week that it might happen sometime in September instead. Appearing Wednesday on "War Room," a podcast hosted by former Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Truth or consequences?
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While legal, workplace mandates have exposed a tripwire of issues for employers. ABC
Safety regulators are suing Amazon for not recalling hazardous products sold on its site, such as flammable children’s pajamas, faulty carbon monoxide detectors and hair dryers that don’t protect users from getting electrocuted ABC
VOA VIEW: Amazon should pay for callous money grubbing behavior.
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has raised another $4.2 million for her bid to become Arkansas' next governor ABC
As cases surge worldwide, more variants are likely to emerge. ABC
VOA VIEW: WHO cannot be trusted.
President Biden said the relationship between the U.S. and Germany is "strong and getting stronger." CBS
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As the IRS distributes the $1,400 stimulus payments, some lawmakers say the money won't last three months. CBS
VOA VIEW: Free money is the Dem way.
The proposal needs support from all 50 Senate Democrats to pass. CBS
VOA VIEW: This is a major Dem mistake.
The Senate may vote to advance a vehicle for the bill next week, even if the legislative text is not finalized. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Senate should not pass any bill that is not bipartisan.
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There have been 33,948,497 COVID-19 cases and 608,141 deaths in the U.S. CBS
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expects inflation run to ease, though she cautioned that prices could continue to rise over the next several months. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation will continue under Biden.
DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach told CNBC on Thursday that "the dollar is going to fall pretty substantially." CNBC
Big-money donors have already started giving massive checks to committees linked to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The 2022 election will be a battle for the future of the US.
PayPal users can now buy $100,000 of bitcoin and other digital assets per week, up from a previous limit of $20,000. CNBC
American will call flight attendants back from voluntary leave by the end of the year and plans to hire 800 flight attendants to support demand. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Things may not go well.
Weekly jobless claims totaled 360,000 last week, matching Wall Street estimates. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell what the future holds.
Flight simulators from Atlanta to Dallas to Miami are humming as airlines scramble to get hundreds of pilots trained to meet a rebound in bookings. CNBC
Google is rolling out a feature to its iPhone app that lets you quickly delete the last 15 minutes of search history with just two taps. CNBC
President Joe Biden said Thursday he'll soon be able to answer persistent questions about travel to the US from Europe after German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the matter in the Oval Office. CNN
VOA VIEW: Americans should not leave home, yet.
VOA VIEW: Not a good sign.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty arrested at voting rights protest CNN
VOA VIEW: Not a protest - more like a mob gathering.
Justice Stephen Breyer's latest signal, in comments made exclusively to CNN, that he is not yet ready to retire from the Supreme Court is angering progressive advocates and leading legal observers to wonder whether the left's pressure campaign on Breyer backfired. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems are desperate for Breyer to resign.
Texas' Republican House Speaker announced that he plans to charter a plane that will be on "standby" in Washington, D.C. waiting to bring home Democratic lawmakers that fled the state to avoid voting on an election integrity bill. FOX News
Democratic mega-donor Ed Buck allegedly lured men to his home to satisfy his twisted “party and play” sex fetish — sometimes personally injecting his victims with methamphetamine, prosecutors said this week at his trial. FOX News
An Alabama military base has announced it will require proof of coronavirus vaccination for service members who wish to go without a face mask while on duty. FOX News
A Rhode Island middle school teacher says critical race theory is finding its way into public school classrooms and creating racial hostility and mistrust among her students. FOX News
VOA VIEW: CRT must be abolished.
Current border policies under the Biden administration have allowed China’s criminal 'partnership' with Mexican cartels to flourish after U.S. drug overdose deaths hit a new record in 2020, according to Parents Against Illicit Narcotics Founder Virginia Kreiger. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden has caused a major financial and security problem.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joe Biden said they were united against Russian aggression related to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline during her final visit to the White House Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden blinked, again.
U.S. markets dipped Thursday as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged a "big uptick in inflation" as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic in testimony before Congress. UPI
VOA VIEW: Inflation is a troublesome reality.
The Taliban proposed a three-month cease-fire if Afghan officials release 7,000 captured fighters, an Afghan government official announced Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
As the death toll from a Surfside, Fla., condo collapse reached 97 on Thursday, local officials said they're nearing the end of their list of potentially unaccounted for victims. UPI
Nearly 40 million American families with about 65 million children will begin receiving the first payments from the new expanded child tax credits that were created by President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. UPI
VOA VIEW: Buying votes is a liability for the financial future of the nation
In his first advisory on Thursday as Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy said misinformation about COVID-19 is a public health threat and called on tech giants like Google to take steps to fight the spread online. UPI
VOA VIEW: The Dems are the biggest misinformation threat.
A group of hackers under North Korea's Reconnaissance General Bureau is believed to be behind the recent hacking of a major hospital in South Korea. UPI
VOA VIEW: Action should be taken.