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“Presidents Day” is actually still Washington’s Birthday officially, though no longer always honored on Feb. 22, his actual birth date. And that’s entirely right and proper, as every American should happily honor our first chief executive. What was most remarkable about Washington was (to riff off a fellow whose birthday we celebrated last month) the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: As he should be and it is.
The state is giving voters two more days to change their party affiliations, Gov. Cuomo announced Sunday. Gov. Cuomo made the change in a coronavirus-related executive order Sunday, which had been the 2021 deadline for changing political parties and new registrations. “The right to vote is one of the sacred pillars of our democracy, and... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Many should switch to Republican.
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted the media for portraying Gov. Andrew Cuomo as an “oracle” in his coronavirus response — after it emerged that his top aide admitted that the administration covered up the number of nursing home deaths. “The media is absolutely culpable in advancing this mythology of Cuomo that is belied by the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo should be brought down a beg or two.
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When you’ve been consuming and producing political commentary for many years, you get used to certain recurring themes. One is the imminent disappearance or relegation to permanent minority status of the Republican Party. This was widely predicted after the Barry Goldwater defeat in 1964, after Watergate in the 1970s, after the elections of Presidents Bill... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Much more with Trump.
President Biden on Sunday issued a call for tougher gun laws on the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting massacre that left 17 dead, insisting the “time to act is now.” “In seconds, the lives of dozens of families, and the life of an American community, were changed forever,” Biden said in a statement. He urged... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is anti Second Amendment.
Albany progressives are drooling at the chance to hike taxes as they hammer out a budget for the new fiscal year, which starts April 1. Yet their dreams threaten a nightmare for New York’s economy. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan would raise levies $2 billion, mostly via an income-tax surcharge on top earners and a delay... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The left could destroy NYC.
Democratic New York Rep. Antonio Delgado on Sunday lent his voice to a growing bipartisan chorus calling for a probe of the bombshell admission by a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo that his administration hid data on coronavirus deaths in nursing homes. During a behind-closed-doors meeting with Democratic lawmakers last week, Cuomo confidante Melissa... New York Post
VOA VIEW: As most should.
Sen. Lindsey Graham predicted on Sunday that GOP votes to convict former President Trump in his Senate impeachment trial will give his daughter-in-law Lara Trump a leg up in the North Carolina Senate race. “The biggest winner of this whole impeachment trial is Lara Trump,” Graham of South Carolina said on “Fox News Sunday.” “My... New York Post
Senator Bill Cassidy was censured by the Republican Party in Louisiana on Saturday, and others also faced rebukes at home. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Leftwing propaganda.
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The annual celebration has been subdued by pandemic restrictions. “We’re trying to be responsible and feel like New Orleans, but it’s a struggle,” one bar employee said. New York Times
Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level. New York Times
VOA VIEW: $15 an hour minimum wage could be devastating.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's speech against former President Donald Trump could be used against GOP candidates in 2022.
VOA VIEW: It was not wise.
President Joe Biden quoted Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said Trump was "morally responsible for provoking the events of the day."
VOA VIEW: Biden is already his move.
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A Delaware judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Donald Trump campaign operative Carter Page against the media company that includes Yahoo! and AOL and that formerly owned HuffPost. The judge ruled last week that Page had failed to demonstrate that articles written about ... Washington Times
President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package wouldn’t just boost the minimum wage. It would completely overhaul how tipped workers are paid with a restaurant industry struggling to claw its way back from COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns. Restaurateurs fear the move would squeeze the industry’s tight profit margins and put ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden's position will financially hurt the country.
The Los Angeles Police Department launched an internal investigation after an officer reported that a photo of George Floyd with the words “You take my breath away” in a Valentine-like format was circulated among officers, according to a newspaper report. Police Chief Michel Moore said ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Floyd is not the angel being purported.
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The major winter blast that is gripping the nation will reach its peak beginning today and lasting through much of the week with two major storms to track. ABC
A strong earthquake has hit off the coast of northeastern Japan, shaking Fukushima, Miyagi and other areas ABC
Some City Council members and activists want to replace the police department. ABC
VOA VIEW: So much for defunding the police.
Rite Aid CEO Heyward Donigan says patients hoping to receive a vaccine should schedule an appointment through their state. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell the results.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he's "had some good conversations" with President Biden "about the way he sees things." CBS
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the new director of the CDC, says about 4% of COVID-19 cases are caused by B.1.1.7, the coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K. CBS
As lawmakers debate the next round of stimulus aid, some want to limit the number of people who would get a check. CBS
VOA VIEW: Those who will pay are getting less or none.
As the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. slows and the vaccine rollout out quickens, states have started loosening mask-wearing mandates. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Individual choices.
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It's likely many people will experience lingering Covid symptoms given how many people have been infected with the virus globally, the WHO warned. CNBC
The Super Bowl isn't the event it once was. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Americans are tired of players taking the knee and not properly respecting the National Anthem.
The CDC guidance advises schools to phase in their reopening plans in accordance with the severity of the outbreak in their areas. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The facts will come out.
The comments come after Microsoft's current CEO, Satya Nadella, expressed a similar sentiment. CNBC
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland tells CNN's Jake Tapper he thinks the final chapter of Donald Trump and where the Republican party goes hasn't been written yet. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems will regret messing with Trump.
Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy on Sunday stood by his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former President's second impeachment trial, defending his decision against a censure from his state's GOP and arguing that Trump's power within the larger party will weaken. CNN
VOA VIEW: Cassidy is the one who will weaken and have a hard time getting reelected.
Investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) looking into the origins of coronavirus in China have discovered signs the outbreak was much wider in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously thought, and are urgently seeking access to hundreds of thousands of blood samples from the city that China has not so far let them examine. CNN
VOA VIEW: WHO cannot be trusted.
NY Attorney General Leticia James submitted a 41-page brief against the NRA's bankruptcy filing. FOX News
Several arrests were reported late Friday after anti-police protests broke out in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, according to reports. FOX News
VOA VIEW: NYC is getting to be real troublesome.
Rep. Madeliene Dean, D-Pa., Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Sunday expressed support for a "9/11-style" independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol. UPI
VOA VIEW: A liberal game played by Dems and traitors like Cassidy.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals will not intervene to delay the upcoming trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. UPI
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting.
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