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Susan Page's 'Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power' unearths newsy nuggets and candid thoughts from the country's most powerful woman. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
Lawmakers in California and other states are rethinking how they set and enforce speed limits, giving local authorities more power to slow drivers. LA Times
Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland rescinded Friday restrictions on Justice Department's use of consent decrees to force police departments to reform. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Garland did not make being a Justice - the Lord is all knowing.
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The US State Department on Monday said it will up its “Do Not Travel” advisory to about 80 percent of countries worldwide. “The Department of State strongly recommends US citizens reconsider all travel abroad,” the agency said in a statement. At least 34 out of about 200 countries were already listed as “Level 4: Do... New York Post
Various Democrats (and some Republicans) in Congress threaten to vote against President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package unless it repeals the SALT cap. It’s all the more reason to keep the cap. Not that it needs more reason: The cap sets a $10,000 limit on the amount of state and local taxes, or SALT, that you... New York Post
Pressed on an apparent flip-flop last week on the cap for allowing refugees into the country amid withering criticism from congressional Democrats, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisted Monday that the initial executive order left room for the number to be raised. “We never said we’re not raising the refugee cap in the morning... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Flip-flop was shear stupidity.
The judge in Derrick Chauvin’s murder trial slammed Rep. Maxine Waters’ call for protesters to “get confrontational” if the ex-cop is cleared in the death of George Floyd on Monday — saying it could lead the to the whole case “being overturned.” The stunning remarks came as the city of Minneapolis braces for unrest while... New York Post
Gov. Andrew Cuomo went into full spin mode on Monday as he tried to shift the blame for New Yorkers’ high tax bills — and said he’d resume in-person news conferences only after the coronavirus pandemic is under control. During a video appearance from his New York City Office, Cuomo signed a state budget bill... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is a big mouth fool.
After four years of “America First,” the president tries this week to reclaim U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. Can the world trust his promises? New York Times
VOA VIEW: Not under Biden.
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Joy Buolamwini is on a crusade against bias in facial recognition technology, and the powerful companies that profit from it. New York Times
Consumers will be able to buy rapid coronavirus tests without a prescription beginning this week at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. Some worry about cost.
VOA VIEW: Money is no object.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, in the third week of a hunger strike, reportedly moved to a prison hospital amid reports that his health is worsening .
VOA VIEW: Crazy for self-killing for any cause.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki recited the position that the border situation is not a "crisis," two days after President Joe Biden used the term.
VOA VIEW: Facts are facts.
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Democratic Party officials warn that President Biden’s reservoir of goodwill with the base would evaporate if he fails to make progress on voting rights, climate change and student debt — issues that animate grassroots activists who are key to keeping the party in power in next year’s midterm elections. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully for the sake of the nation - Biden will lose.
The Supreme Court says it will not hear a case out of Pennsylvania related to the 2020 election, a dispute that had lingered while similar election challenges had already been rejected by the justices ABC
VOA VIEW: A little late and meaningless.
A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench and using employees to conduct personal business ABC
VOA VIEW: A foolish gesture.
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The U.S. is looking into additional cases of severe side effects possibly linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. ABC
U.S. officials have confirmed fewer than 6,000 cases of Covid-19 in fully vaccinated Americans, just 0.007% of the 84 million Americans with full protection. CNBC
Multiple leaders have left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as the business lobbying group faces criticism from the GOP. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Corporations pro the movement of the games will lose business.
A jury verdict is expected soon in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, accused in the death of George Floyd. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Both sides did good in arguing their position.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced that the company is building audio features where users can engage in real-time conversations with others. CNBC
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Chuck Schumer said the Senate would vote on the bill, the most concrete step Congress has taken to address hate crimes against Asian Americans. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All crimes should be weighed the same, regardless of ethnicity.
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey told CNBC on Monday that the company will raise prices on its drinks to combat the impact of higher commodity costs. CNBC
Dominion is suing MyPillow and Lindell, a loyal supporter of Donald Trump, in a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit. CNBC
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• Rep. Maxine Waters calls for protesters to 'get more confrontational' if no guilty verdict is reached in Chauvin trial CNN
VOA VIEW: A fools big mouth - opens with stupidity, again.
CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on how Fox News uses it's on-screen graphics to push misinformation about President Joe Biden and the pandemic to it's audience. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot and so are CNN alleged reporters and/or commentators.
Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Mich., on Monday responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments calling the Michigan lawmaker "that woman." FOX News
Minneapolis looks like a military fortress ahead of the George Floyd murder trial verdict — with fears heightened by a drive-by shooting targeting some of the thousands of National Guard members trying to protect the city. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Rioters should be dealt with a strong hand.
Wintry weather will be one of the big stories this week as snow will spread from the Rockies through the Midwest and then into the Northeast in the coming days. FOX News
President Joe Biden told a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House Monday he is "prepared to compromise" to win approval for his proposed $2.2 trillion infrastructure proposal. UPI
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The union that unsuccessfully tried to organize an Amazon fulfillment center in Alabama announced Monday it has officially filed objections to the company's conduct during the campaign. UPI
VOA VIEW: The union is a sore loser.
As the Derek Chauvin murder trial for the killing of George Floyd comes to a close Monday, Facebook said it is preparing to ward off online content inciting violence. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sad that they have the power.
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Waters is an anti white race batter and hate monger. A chorus of Republicans blasted Rep. Maxine Waters Sunday for telling angry protesters to “stay in the streets” and “get more confrontational” during the seven-straight night of unrest in Minnesota — saying the California Democrat’s fiery comments could incite violence in a state already on edge. Waters stood alongside demonstrators in Brooklyn Center early Sunday morning –breaking a curfew set by police — to encourage them to make their voices heard following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright and ahead of as closing arguments in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.
“We’ve got to stay in the streets, and we’ve got to demand justice,” she urged the crowd, who earlier had been chanting: “No good cops in a racist system!” “F–K your curfew!” and “No justice, no peace!” “We’re looking for a guilty verdict” in the Chauvin case, Waters said. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away, we’ve got to get more confrontational.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Waters’ remarks are a reflection of the Democratic Party’s overall agenda. “Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence. They want to tear us apart. ‘We gotta stay on the street,’ Waters was recorded saying, adding that protesters needed ‘to get more confrontational’ & they should ignore the curfew in place,” Cruz said on Twitter. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) questioned why Waters traveled from California to Minnesota. “Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this?” she asked in a Twitter post.