Millions of immigrants — those here legally as well as unauthorized migrants — find their lives constrained by the complex, sometimes irrational, twists of U.S. immigration law. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Everyone expects Biden to lose, and illegals will have a hard time with the new administration.
A bipartisan group of 11 U.S. House lawmakers on Thursday asked the Biden administration to investigate and potentially sanction Chinese drone maker Autel Robotics, citing national security concerns. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As he should.
Police were searching for two people on Thursday after an FBI agent was carjacked Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Newsmax


Republican Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana are leading more than two dozen of their colleagues in calling on the Department of Education to do more about antisemitism in public schools. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: More should be done about antisemitism.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, issued subpoenas to two former White House officials over their roles in coercing and colluding with companies to censor speech on social media. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden has been caught in censorship scam.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel to advocate for the continued ceasefire – and attempt to influence the way Israel carries out its next phase of its offensive. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Blinken is stepping back and showing weakness.
Hamas released a propaganda video of Israeli hostage Yarden Bibas still alive, a day after claiming his wife and two young children were killed as a result of an IDF airstrike. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hamas must be taken out.
Hostages who have returned to Israel in the past week have come home malnourished, ill, injured and bearing psychological wounds. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It shows the ruthlessness of Hamas.
OPEC Plus, led by Saudi Arabia, moved to bolster prices at its year-end gathering. The group also said Brazil, an oil giant, was expected to join. New York Times
VOA VIEW: More money for US opposition, thanks to Biden.


A federal judge has ruled that the federal government can cut holes in the razor-wire fencing Texas has set up along part of the border with Mexico, but she delivered a severe rebuke to the Biden administration for abusing that power to help illegal immigrants reach the U.S. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The judge split hairs.
Federal authorities on Wednesday said the inmate population in state and federal prisons rose last year, marking the first time since 2013 that the U.S. saw more people put behind bars. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: This does not count the liberal Dem prosecutors and DA's.
A new survey reveals that religious charities are no longer America's most trusted, falling behind veterans' charities and nonprofit hospitals for the first time. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Trust is falling all around.
The House blocked GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's last attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. CBS
VOA VIEW: Worthless Senate.

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A New York appellate court has reinstated a limited gag order barring former President Donald Trump from making public comments about court staff in his ongoing civil fraud trial. CBS
VOA VIEW: A violation of the First Amendment - it's up to the SC.
The head of NORAD and U.S. NORTHCOM began an internal probe after a small number of alcohol containers were found in a classified workspace at U.S. Northern Command. CBS
Amid a search for 7 crew members still missing after a U.S. military Osprey crashed into the sea, Japan wants the U.S. to ground the planes until they're proven safe. CBS
VOA VIEW: Reasonable request.


Mortgage rates in October rose sharply, with the average on the 30-year fixed loan briefly eclipsing 8%. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The home sales seem to be getting worse.
Traders are concerned the cuts are only voluntary, raising the question of whether OPEC+ can follow through and curtail output, an analyst said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Questionable!
The personal consumption expenditures price index was expected to increase 0.2% in October on a monthly basis and 3.5% from a year ago. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation has not fallen to rock bottom yet.
The EPA is adding some "forever chemicals" to the list of toxins that must be reported by drinking water utilities. CNBC
A report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies shows that the U.S. is unprepared to meet the housing and care needs of its growing elderly population. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It will get worse under Biden regime.

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The University of Massachusetts Boston dropped its diversity statement requirement from faculty job listings in a free speech "victory". FOX News
The Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday that Hamas released two more hostages to the Red Cross as the pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas has been extended for nearly a week. UPI
The Biden administration on Thursday proposed new actions to replace lead pipes in public water systems across the country in a continuing effort to eliminate lead poisoning among children and families. UPI
VOA VIEW: What about the cost and money?

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Henry Kissinger, a Jewish refugee whose family fled Nazi Germany when he was a teen and later grew up to be one of the most influential diplomats in U.S. history, has died at the age of 100. UPI
Jeep is recalling more than 32,000 Wrangler 4xe models because of a potential fire risk, the company announced Wednesday after it reported there had been 8 fires involving the hybrid-model vehicles. UPI
VOA VIEW: A major problem.
As the personal conduct of Supreme Court justices is called into question, Democrats authorized subpoenas for influential conservatives connected to the court. UPI
VOA VIEW: Bully liberal actions.

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December 05, 2023

     Defund lawmakers will spike attention.  It was a sunny day in the East Bay and there had already been multiple armed carjackings, two armed robberies, a handful of armed assaults and a fatal hit-and-run, and it was just after noon. For West Oakland, California, resident Seneca Scott, it was just another Wednesday morning. 

     "So the reason that Oakland is not safe and livable is because of the failed policies of our neo-progressives who have come to dominate our local government," Scott, founder of the nonprofit Neighbors Together Oakland, told Fox News. "The defund movement was a dismal failure."  "No one feels safe to go outside, businesses are failing, and we created a dangerous doom loop," the safe neighborhood advocate continued. "The luxury politics of our elite who don't live with the consequences of their policy is absolutely destroying our city."

     There were nearly 500 homicides in Oakland from 2018 to 2022, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, making the town the most dangerous city in the Bay Area. From July 6 to 12, Oakland police reported 251 larceny cases, 146 motor vehicle thefts, 43 robberies, 94 assaults and 50 burglaries, according to city data
      "It's been a long-standing issue that Oakland doesn't have enough 911 dispatchers and there's a lot of turnover and attrition in that position," Scott said. "We don't have enough dispatchers and people are waiting upwards of 20 minutes to get someone on the phone."  The Oakland 911 dispatch system has failed twice.

     The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ standards mandate 90% of 911 calls should be answered in 15 seconds or less. Oakland police, in the first three months of 2023, answered only 55% of calls in 15 seconds or less.   Oakland police's 911 average answer time during June was the worst in the state, taking callers over a minute to reach emergency dispatchers, an NBC Bay Area investigation found"The 20-year-old system is waiting to fail catastrophically," a recent Alameda County Grand Jury report found regarding Oakland's 911 system. is "Where America Speaks Out". Today more than ever, we live in an information society. Everyone is concerned and frustrated with current events. Everyone is thirsting for understanding and knowledge. through its broadcast signal, streaming audio on the Internet and Web News Center brings news, commentary and information to the world. is the focal point and leading source for information for the 21st Century.