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The rest of the world may suffer the consequences if the U.S. and China don't work together on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China is the largest polluter.
After months of wrangling, Democrats claim they’re close to an agreement on a Build Back Better plan of $1.75 trillion over 10 years that’s completely paid for. None of that is true. Never mind that holdout Sen. Joe Manchin says a deal is unlikely before President Joe Biden jets off to Rome Thursday. Dems’ sleight-of-hand... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Lies are clear.
Siding with Rep. AOC and the environmental left, Gov. Kathy Hochul killed two proposed natural gas-powered projects in Queens and upstate Newburgh. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hochul is not much better than Former Gov. Cuomo.
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Billionaire former mayor Michael Bloomberg, who had a rare third term at City Hall, says Democratic mayoral hopeful Eric Adams could enjoy a similar long rein in the Big Apple. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The voters in NY cannot be that dumb.
Now that the Facebook Papers reveal what we’ve long suspected — Mark Zuckerberg is Satan — the roll-out of fuzzy, friendly, family-man Zuck began in earnest last weekend. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg has a dirty image that his wife cannot clean.
Lawmakers are racing to finalize legislation to pay for new spending initiatives. The process usually takes months, but they are trying to do it in days. New York Times
Some 300,000 people must get at least one dose of a Covid vaccine by 5 p.m. on Friday or face unpaid leave. Here’s the latest on the pandemic. New York Times
A 2018 law made it illegal for internet companies to ignore sex trafficking. Facebook Papers show the company knew it was happening on its platforms. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Facebook is dishonest and should be punished.
Adults with pre-existing medical conditions will be able to get a fourth shot, considered to be a booster, health officials say. Latest COVID news.
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Nine House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump led their challengers in recent fundraising numbers ahead of the 2022 midterms.
VOA VIEW: It's too early to make predictions - even by the liberal media like US Today.
Virginia’s Democratic and Republican parties are bulking up their legal teams and are prepared to litigate the governor’s election Tuesday in a likely photo finish of the race. The state political parties and campaigns for Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe have enlisted heavyweight law firms to monitor the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Youngkin must prevail.
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee started an investigation Wednesday into what they called "collusion" between the Biden administration and the National School Boards Association ahead of the Justice Department's decision to intervene in squabbles between parents and school officials. In a letter to NSBA officials, the Republicans asked for ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Collusion is clear.
Utah’s Board of Higher Education unanimously voted Wednesday to ask legislators to rename a 110-year-old university in the southwestern part of the state because its name has “racist” implications. Dixie State University, which opened in 1911 as the St. George Stake Academy, would become Utah Tech University if the state ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: "Dixie" is not a bad word or empire.
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President Biden is dropping paid family and medical leave from his rapidly shrinking trillion-dollar expansion of the federal safety net in a bid to satisfy moderate Democrats. The decision to scrap a federal guarantee for every worker to get four weeks of paid leave came after Sen. Joe Manchin III, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Manchin is not much better than Biden.
A new poll showing overwhelming support for police reform demands the creation of hiring databases to weed out bad cops, Rep. Doug Collins said at a Wednesday morning roundtable discussion. Responding to a question from The Washington Times during the virtual event, the Georgia Republican said the databases would help ... Washington Times
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Wednesday urged voters to reject a ballot question that would replace the city's police department, saying it would do nothing to address the issues laid bare with the death last year of George Floyd. Voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It would be a smart decision not to get rid of the police.
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Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday deflected questions on allegations that Dr. Anthony Fauci lied to Congress about gain-of-function research in China. Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, claims a letter released last week by the NIH proves that Mr. Fauci lied to Congress when he said that the agency was ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Garland is an idiot.
Sen. Patrick Leahy on Wednesday pressed Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the Department of Justice's decision not to prosecute two ex-FBI agents accused of lying in the sex abuse probe of former Olympics gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. The Vermont Democrat criticized the decision, saying he has seen “many ... Washington Times
Sen. Joe Manchin III, a key swing vote for the White House’s agenda, announced his support for a 15% minimum tax on corporate profits Wednesday, signaling the policy would likely be included within President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social welfare bill. Mr. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said the proposal would ensure ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All who? - liberal Dems.
Nearly 600,000 customers are without power in New England in the wake of a powerful, record-breaking nor'easter. ABC
A federal judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump must pursue his lawsuit against Twitter in California, and not Florida, under a user agreement covering everyone on the social media platform ABC
VOA VIEW: What will happen?
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A federal judge says Southwest Airlines is within its rights to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ABC
VOA VIEW: Southwest has the foolish right to make its mandate.
Democrats are scrambling to close the deal on President Joe Biden's landmark social spending legislation on Wednesday before he leaves on an overseas trip Thursday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Manchin can't be trusted.
Iran has agreed to restart negotiations over its nuclear program next month, its chief negotiator said Wednesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is making a weak decision.
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The number of infections and deaths are three times higher than previously thought, a new government report says. CBS
In wake of a Facebook whistleblower raising concerns about social media's impact on children, lawmakers hammered executives from Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube during a hearing about protecting kids online. CBS
VOA VIEW: The left makes foolish decision.
"I almost burst into tears when I opened the envelope, pulled out my new passport, and saw the 'X' stamped boldly under 'sex,' recipient Dana Zzyym said. CBS
The top U.S. military officer called China's suspected test "very concerning." CBS
The pandemic is leading many women around the U.S. to fundamentally rethink their careers and personal priorities. CBS
Airlines are beginning to use biometrics, including facial recognition, to reduce wait times in airports. Passengers can opt to have a photo taken to avoid lines at check-in and security. Errol Barnett reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: What will be next?
The Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce oppose new tax plans proposed by Democrats for President Joe Biden's social spending bill. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All must stop the social bill.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Friday invested up to $50,000 in the SPAC stock linked to Donald Trump's planned social media platform. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It might be a good bet.
U.S. immigration authorities will be restricted from carrying out enforcement actions at hospitals, schools and a range of other "protected" areas under a new DHS policy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: DHS and Biden are making security worse.
Starbucks will raise wages for its U.S. baristas at least twice in 2022, bringing its pay floor to $15 an hour by the summer. CNBC
C.H. Robinson's Robert Biesterfeld said Wednesday immigration could help alleviate truck driver shortages that have increased 30% since before the pandemic. CNBC
Democrats hold a substantial early voting lead in the hotly contested Virginia governor race between former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Republicans must prevail
A 29-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty to attempting to materially support terrorism on Monday after he posted multiple documents online for ISIS terrorists with instructions on creating homemade bombs. FOX News
Pennsylvania lawmakers this week approved a bill that criminalizes fleeing authorities on foot. FOX News
David Duvall, a former Novant Health executive in North Carolina who claimed he was fired because he’s a White male, was awarded $10 million in a reverse discrimination lawsuit Tuesday. FOX News
Residents of Mankato, Minnesota were required to state their home addresses at a public school board meeting on Oct. 18 in order to address officials, despite one man's concerns that his home could be damaged. FOX News
Intermountain Healthcare, one of the largest employers in the state of Utah, has announced Wednesday that all of its nearly 40,000 caregivers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to “comply with federal vaccination requirements announced by President Biden in September.” FOX News
Barry Morphew, charged with murdering his still-missing wife, Suzanne, is expected to sue the Colorado DA, and local, state and federal investigators for malicious prosecution and “extreme and outrageous conduct,” alleging crucial DNA evidence pointing to an alleged sex offender was omitted. FOX News
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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland tangled at times with lawmakers over issues including COVID-19 mandates during a Senate oversight hearing Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Garland should be fired.
Political observers, Democratic lawmakers and LGBTQ advocates say the flurry of state laws targeting transgender people is part of Republican lawmakers' strategy to shore up appeal among social conservatives. UPI
VOA VIEW: Liberals are against logic and reality.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the lifting of the state's indoor mask mandate except for in schools for at least the next 28 days. UPI
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McAuliffe, like most all other Dems is a perpetual liar. Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was blasted Tuesday in a Washington Post fact-check column for repeatedly citing “wildly inflated” COVID-19 infection and hospitalization data as he attacked Republican candidate Glen Youngkin. The newspaper awarded McAuliffe “Four Pinocchios” — its worst rating — as President Biden prepared to campaign for him around 8 p.m. Tuesday as polls show a tied race. Vice President Kamala Harris will stump for McAuliffe on Friday.
McAuliffe inaccurately claimed this month that 1,142 children were in hospital ICUs in Virginia and that the state was reporting as many as 8,000 daily infections. He made the claims as he bashed Youngkin, arguing his opposition to vaccine mandates is irresponsible given high rates of infection and hospitalization. “Just this week, 8,000 cases on Monday in Virginia. We in Virginia today, 1,142 children are in ICU beds,” McAuliffe claimed Oct. 7.
“We just had 4,000 cases yesterday here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. … We’ve just 1,142 children in serious, in hospitals, in ICU beds,” McAuliffe said. Oct. 21. In fact, there were 35 children in Virginia hospitals — and not necessarily in an intensive care unit— in the week ending Oct. 2, just before McAulliffe first uttered the claim, and 334 people of all ages in Virginia ICUs on Oct. 21, when he said it again. The daily infection rates in Virginia also were inflated — and only neared 8,000 when counting two-day weekend totals on Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, according to the fact-check.