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The attack on the U.S. Capitol has spurred global concerns about the future of democracy and what lies ahead as alliances are being challenged. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals have caused a major problem.
The Women’s National Republican Club turns 100 this year, but may not make it to 101. The historic political club in midtown Manhattan has found itself in dire financial straits as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a fundraising appeal sent to members on Dec. 15 which said the institution was “in... New York Post
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny offered a lengthy denunciation of Twitter’s decision to permanently ban President Trump saying that it appeared to be “based on emotions and personal political preferences.” Navalny, a ferocious Kremlin critic, only narrowly survived after he was poisoned in August with the nerve agent Novichok by agents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.... New York Post
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"Free-speech no longer exists in America. It died with big tech and what’s left is only there for a chosen few. This is absolute insanity!" he tweeted in response to the news. "Mao would be proud." New York Post
The companies removed the “free speech” social network from their app stores, limiting its reach just as many conservatives are seeking alternatives to Facebook and Twitter. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The social media need to be sued and Section 230 must be taken out.
President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani still had a Twitter account as of Saturday but one of his recent podcasts was removed by YouTube.
"Cheers" star Kirstie Alley faced jeers Saturday for comparing Twitter banning President Trump to slavery. Ms. Alley, who rose to fame on the '80s sitcom and still acts occasionally, slammed Twitter from her account on the social media service after it permanently suspended the president from its platform. Posting to ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The problems have just became bigger.
L. Lin Wood, a pro-Trump lawyer newly kicked off Twitter, had some of his posts yanked afterward from rival social media service Parler, a supposed free speech haven popular among fellow conservatives. John Matze, Parler's CEO, confirmed Saturday that his company took down a number of posts made on its ... Washington Times
Federal agents and D.C. Metropolitan Police detectives have launched a broad and multipronged investigation into the mayhem and death at the U.S. Capitol. ABC
VOA VIEW: Black Lives Matter and Antifa antagonists may be found.
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U.S. diplomats signed a "dissent cable" over President Trump's remarks before the Capitol mob attack as the White House fired an official who said Trump must "go." ABC
VOA VIEW: As the official should be fired.
Georgia told an elections investigator that they would be a "national hero" if they found evidence of elections fraud. CBS
"A search of open sources led law enforcement to Johnson, who is allegedly seen in a widely circulated photo inside the Capitol carrying the lectern," said the Justice Department. CBS
"We cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on our democracy," the employee advocacy group wrote in a tweet. CNBC
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Biden will extend the payment pause for student loan borrowers and ask Congress to cancel $10,000 of the debt per borrower, an aide told reporters Friday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What about all those who paid?
Staring down the barrel of a second impeachment, President Donald Trump is beginning to mull who would represent him in a Senate trial. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems are acting stupide.
President Donald Trump is preparing to lean into his fight with Twitter and other social media platforms this week, a Trump adviser said, using his permanent suspension from Twitter as an opportunity to shift the narrative away from the insurrection on Capitol Hill earlier in the week. CNN
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The commission was established as part of the $740 billion defence bill that President Trump vetoed. FOX News
Federal officials released additional details Friday about crimes for which several people now face charges following Wednesday’s riots and attacks on Capitol Hill. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Google has cut the Parler app from its Play Store listings over posts the company said incites more violence in the aftermath of the U.S. Capitol riot. UPI
VOA VIEW: They should be sanction and Section 230 must be eliminated.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said that if the House votes to impeach President Donald Trump, the earliest his chamber could take up the issue is one day before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. UPI
When he takes office later this month, President-elect Joe Biden will move to release every available dose of the coronavirus vaccine, breaking with the Trump administration's policies, a transition team spokesman said. UPI
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