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Our electoral system is still in peril. Congress should try a different approach — less ambitious, more bipartisan. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Fools never give up.
Harry Wilson admitted that he gave $1,000 to Bragg because he said the two of them were friends from their time together at Harvard University. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bragg must go and he will.
The subways are the veins of our city; if they are unsafe, the entire metropolis withers. New York Post
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Dick Morris, a onetime adviser to former President Bill Clinton, says there's a "good chance" of a rematch between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It would be an easy win for the GOP.
Tom Brady helped the Buccaneers launch their bid for a return to the Super Bowl with a dominating 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Eagles. New York Post
American manufacturers are worried that China’s zero-tolerance coronavirus policy could throw a wrench in the global conveyor belt for goods this year. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China is hurting itself by going against the US.
The rapid spread of the Omicron variant may have helped scams take advantage of the United States’ strained testing infrastructure. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The warning is rational.
The problems the president is facing are an almost perfect inversion of the problems Obama faced. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Many new he was a joke before Biden was elected.
The American people have little respect or patience for a weak leader but support and stand with a strong one. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Electing Biden and supporting his left agenda is the cause of the nation's slide.
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The entire eastern United States was bracing for a winter storm on Sunday as a furious weather front approached.
The Navy can no more question the spiritual devotion of these SEALs than it can question their patriotism or their warfighting abilities.
VOA VIEW: Great for the nation.
Satellite service DirecTV has said it plans to drop far-right channel One America News Network, which would be a big blow to the pro-Trump network.
VOA VIEW: DirecTV should be dropped by all.
The 11-hour hostage situation at a Texas synagogue this weekend will prompt increased vigilance at Jewish congregations and other organizations, security experts say. Richard Priem is deputy national director of Community Security Service (CSS), which trains volunteers to help protect synagogues, schools and community events. He said incidents such as ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Vigilance is important.
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A massive ash cloud has stopped surveillance flights from assessing the damage. ABC
Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States have set off in a caravan. ABC
"We are going to keep pressuring on this issue. We are not going to roll over," the Majority Whip said Sunday. ABC
VOA VIEW: The left would make a major mistake.
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National security adviser Jake Sullivan says the White House is "pursuing, simultaneously, deterrence and diplomacy" with Russia over the situation in Ukraine. CBS
VOA VIEW: Putin may test Biden to see what he can gain.
Governor Larry Hogan says he has been pushing "for quite some time" for more federal help to acquire rapid COVID-19 tests and masks. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden spent the money on illegal border crossings.
Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia says Democrats will push forward with votes on voting rights bills and Senate rules changes despite their dim prospects in the upper chamber. CBS
VOA VIEW: Fools never give up.
Anthony Salvanto, CBS News' director of elections and surveys, discusses a new CBS News poll finding that most Americans say the president isn't paying enough attention to either the economy or inflation — together, their top issues. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is a one-horse show - COVID - and he is failing at that.
Quinton Lucas, the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, says his city has "seen incredible challenges in our health care network, even getting employees that are working in our EMS services, fire department and in public safety." CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal madness.
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Nearly six decades after John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and others fought "Jim Crow" laws that blocked some Americans from the ballot box, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voting rights are under siege again. Historian and bestselling author Douglas Brinkley talks about recent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to our Constitutionally-guaranteed right to vote, and why access to voting must be preserved. CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity and deception.
The FBI hostage rescue team carried out the operation. CBS
Americans will be able to order free at-home tests online starting next week, part of the Biden administration's strategy to make COVID-19 tests more accessible as high numbers of cases continue across the U.S. CBS
VOA VIEW: Don't expect fast relief.
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His endorsement is highly sought, but he hasn't picked a candidate to take on Democrat Mark Kelly yet. CBS
At least four states have declared a State of Emergency as parts of the U.S. brace for heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. CBS New York meteorologist Vannessa Murdock has the details. CBS
Despite the Omicron variant showing signs of slowing down in early hotspots, it is still causing shifts and changes to daily life. Factories are back to making N-95 masks around the clock, schools are reconsidering remote learning and some businesses are requiring vaccine cards. CBS
VOA VIEW: The madness continues.
Walmart appears to be venturing into the metaverse with plans to create its own cryptocurrency and collection of NFTs. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Too confusing and variable
Microsoft shareholders overwhelmingly supported a shareholder initiative on sexual harassment. The woman behind the proposal says it's a sign of progress. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks this year. The planned shutdowns could create a headache for drivers across the country. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Serious consequences.
The U.S. territory has crypto-friendly policies, including huge tax breaks to those who spend at least 183 days on the island each year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Puerto Rico is questionable.
If you tend to think about work even when you're off the clock, here are 4 ways you can maximize your days off, that'll make you more productive when you return CNBC
VOA VIEW: Seeing is believing.
The decision to purchase the shares bucks a recent trend by CEOs and corporate insiders who sold a record $69 billion in stock in 2021. CNBC
Cuba remains the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean to have produced a homegrown shot for Covid. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Reality is questionable.
The HIFO (short for highest in, first out) accounting method can significantly slash an investor's tax obligation. CNBC
VOA VIEW: HIFO is not used and understood by many.
Citigroup shares were under pressure Friday after the banking giant reported a steep profit drop for the fourth quarter. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Less interest payments and more defaults.
The bank's CFO issued guidance Friday, saying he expected "headwinds" of higher expenses and moderating Wall Street revenue to cause returns to dip. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Finances are a terrible mess for all.
CNN's Brian Stelter fact-checks a false story pushed by conservative commentator Glenn Beck in an interview on Fox that the state of Washington had set up internment camps for anti-vaxxers. CNN
A winter storm making its way through the Southeastern has left hundreds of thousands of people without power. FOX News
Only two out of every five murders in Washington, D.C. were closed in 2021, according to D.C. Witness. Criminologists said the anti-police sentiment made witnesses less willing to cooperate with detectives, leading to less murder arrests. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Anti-police rhetoric has caused lawlessness.
A rash of carjacking incidents in parts of the county has raised questions from the public about what people should to do prevent themselves from falling victim to such crimes. FOX News
VOA VIEW: All must be careful.
A suspect who held four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue for several hours Saturday was demanding the release of a Pakistani woman named Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence in the state, according to reports. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The US should never give her any reprieve.
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Microsoft on Saturday said it has discovered malware with the capability to erase data on computer systems of dozens of government, non-profit and information technology organizations based in Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin will do all he can to take advantage.
COVID-19 cases rose 25% worldwide in one week as India and Brazil, two nations with the most infection behind the U.S., are each up around 2.5 times in one week after comparatively low numbers. UPI
The United States has surpassed 850,000 COVID-19 deaths while reporting a seven-day average of more than 800,000 new daily cases nationwide, Johns Hopkins University data showed Sunday. UPI
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signaled Saturday that the Empire State was making progress in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent surge of the Omicron variant. UPI
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Two decades ago, the government established a federal holiday in honor of Martin Luther King. Blacks are more likely than whites to commemorate Martin Luther King's birthday. They're also more inclined to harbor doubts about progress toward his dream of racial equality. Three-fourths of the people in this country say there has been significant progress toward equality, but only 66 percent of blacks felt that way.
Participation in the holiday was enhanced by legislation passed in 1994 establishing the day as one of service. According to the Bureau of National Affairs, all 50 states gradually recognized a King holiday. But only one-third of businesses offer a paid holiday.
Most whites find the national holiday another undeserved entitlement. No other Ameican has their own holiday. Why should King? One day for all the presidents of the United States, while Martin Luther King has a holiday for himself. That is how far the politicians have gone to appease the black populous. What next, Jesse Jackson Day. If there was a vote of the people, the MLK holiday would be soundly defeated. What happened to representation of the people?
There are many people that should be credited for the civil rights movement. Many of which are white. It would be more appropriate, and acceptable, to have MLK day renamed Civil Rights Day. Hopefully the time is near - it will come.