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The Senate on Saturday acquitted former President Donald Trump in a 57-43 vote on the charge of inciting insurrection for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Dems loose, again.
McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor that it was unconstitutional to convict a president who was no longer in office. CBS
VOA VIEW: McConnell is posturing.
Republicans on Saturday offered wide-ranging reactions to President Trump’s impeachment acquittal. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who was among the 43 Senate Republicans voting to acquit Trump, tweeted, “Impeachment is not supposed to be political sport where one party seeks advantage over the other at the expense of the country. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
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Under the president's new immigration policies, some recent arrivals have been released, while others languish in Mexico. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is creating an anti America security and financial problem.
The first Catholic president since JFK, Biden has a liberal faith more aligned with membership of the largest U.S. church, whose leaders skew conservative. LA Times
A doctor and founder of a vaccine-development company hosted a mostly maskless indoor conference in Los Angeles earlier this year that drew close to 100 people and left 24 infected with COVID-19, he admitted in a blog post. “Despite a total of 452 tests and four physicians on-staff during a highly contained small gathering, 24... New York Post
If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, what does it mean when a phone doesn’t ring? This philosophical chestnut recurs whenever a new American president phones his allies and clients or, if you’re Joe Biden, when the calls are to your deepest frenemy Benjamin Netanyahu or your ex-friend and now... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is for China First.
AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was prepared to release three men convicted of sex offenses against children, Texas officials said, in an apparent misapplication by authorities of enforcement directives from President Joe Biden’s administration. The three were not released after discussions in recent weeks between the state prison system and immigration authorities.... New York Post
White House spokesman TJ Ducklo — who reportedly threatened a reporter who planned to write about his relationship with another journalist — has resigned, it was announced Saturday. “We accepted the resignation of TJ Ducklo after a discussion with him this evening,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. “This conversation occurred... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The fool got the boot.
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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Saturday for the extradition of an American father and son wanted by Japan in the escape of former Nissan Motor Co. boss Carlos Ghosn. Justice Stephen Breyer denied a bid to put the extradition on hold to give Michael and Peter Taylor time to pursue an... New York Post
Immediately after being acquitted in his second impeachment trial, the former president proclaimed his political movement has "only just begun."
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting - America First may be alive.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton called Saturday for colleagues in Congress to censure former President Trump, saying it is the only way to keep him out of office after his latest acquittal. Ms. Norton, the District's nonvoting member of the U.S. House of Representatives, pushed for passage of a resolution ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems never give up.
The seven Republican senators who broke with their party and voted to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting a riot said Saturday they felt it was the right thing to do. "Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person," said Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They may be politically finished.
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Michael van der Veen, one of the lawyers who defended former President Donald Trump successfully in the Senate impeachment trial, said after the verdict Saturday that his family, home and law practice are "under siege" due to his representation of Mr. Trump. "My home was attacked. I'd rather not go ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The left is proving their strategy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her impeachment managers who lost the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed "cowardly" Republican senators who acquitted him. "What we saw in that Senate today was a cowardly group of Republicans," Mrs. Pelosi said. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
Former President Donald Trump issued the following statement on Saturday, immediately after the Senate found him not guilty of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol: I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending truth. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The left and liberals will keep the hostilities.
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Former President Trump is facing scrutiny from prosecutors in Manhattan over millions of dollars in loans he took out for several properties in New York, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, the Journal reported that the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The liberals will keep trying to get Trump.
Team Biden has been talking tough on China, but so far Beijing is more shameless than ever on all fronts, bullying Hong Kong and Taiwan while pretending to suspect the United States birthed the deadly coronavirus. “Last night, I was on the phone for two straight hours with Xi Jinping,” President Biden revealed Thursday, calling... New York Post
VOA VIEW: China is making hay out of the weak Biden regime.
Tensions are high as mass protests in Myanmar enter second week. ABC
The CDC issued new guidelines for students to return to school as infections nationwide hold steady. However, many are still concerned about the risks of returning to classrooms and the lagging vaccination campaign. CBS
VOA VIEW: It's about time.
Violent hate crimes against Asian Americans continue to surge amid the pandemic, particularly against the elderly. In 2020, New York City alone had an 867% increase in Asian hate crime victims compared to the year before. Nancy Chen has more. CBS
VOA VIEW: China caused the problem.
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Trump "is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day," McConnell said just after the Senate acquitted the former president. CNBC
The vaccine rollout will test CVS and Walgreens' commitment to expanding health-care access in Black and Hispanic communities. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Kuaishou soared in its Hong Kong debut, the latest Chinese tech company to shun U.S. exchanges and stay closer to home. CNBC
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Wealthy donors to the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project are waiting to see what a probe says about how leaders handled a co-founder's alleged sexual misconduct. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, the madness ends.
President Donald Trump was aware his vice president had been evacuated to a secure location as rioters stormed the US Capitol, according to a person who was with Trump on January 6. CNN
In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal propaganda.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued guidance saying that vaccines are not required for in-person learning. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The unions look foolish.
Rep. Tom Reed is calling for a federal investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. FOX News
Three current officials of an Iowa town – the mayor, police chief and city clerk – and one former official were reportedly arrested Friday for allegations of wrongdoing. FOX News
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox made good on a campaign promise Friday and signed a bill into law granting anyone over the age of 21 and lawfully allowed to possess a firearm the right to concealed carry without a permit. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It may end up being like the wild west.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he's revoking the terrorist designation of Houthi rebels in Yemen one week after the Biden administration said it would no longer support military operations in the country. UPI
California public health officials announced expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine as the state reported nearly 10,000 new cases and 433 new deaths Saturday, according to public health officials. UPI
The Army Combat Fitness Test, ordered gender-neutral three years ago, is under evaluation by the Army's Training and Doctrine Command. UPI
VOA VIEW: No one totally understands the meaning.
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