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Trump is gone, but the onslaught of state litigation against Washington isn't. Republican attorneys general are embracing the Democrats' strategy. LA Times
VOA VIEW: CA and the entire country lost big with Biden.
A handful of high-profile women who are sanctuary beneficiaries and activists face hefty fines assessed by the Trump White House. They want them rescinded. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The country is going to lose big with open borders.
Nine Democratic members of the New York State Assembly on Tuesday accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of federal obstruction of justice in a letter seeking support to strip him of his COVID-19 emergency powers. The move followed last week’s exclusive Post report that revealed Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa admitting to Democratic lawmakers that Cuomo’s... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo must go.

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Israel can exhale. Yes, the Biden Administration does consider the Jewish state an American “ally,” the White House said Tuesday. If that sounds like restating the obvious, you haven’t been watching the tortured briefings by press secretary Jen Psaki. Last week, she couldn’t bring herself to answer the ally question directly, instead veering into mumbo... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The US and Israel will loose big under Biden.
Even after his defeat, Donald Trump is causing fierce infighting among Republicans in a crucial battleground state. Loyalists are rewarded. Dissenters face punishment. New York Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The question is whether the small contingent of American troops can accomplish anything after 20 years — and whether full withdrawal would clear the way for Taliban advances. New York Times
Trump described McConnell as a "hack" who will not be able to lead the Republicans back to victory; McConnell supporters have also denounced Trump.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: McDonnell would have been wise not talking negative about Trump.
"He backs efforts to shed additional light on the facts to ensure something like that never happens again," press secretary Jen Psaki said.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems want to hide the truth about Jan. 6.
If Trump were to beat the charges at trial or on appeal, it would be cited as vindication not just on the charges but on the second impeachment.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Fools!

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Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic is so unique that he adopted a "spend whatever it takes" attitude on combating the worst of the public health crisis and associated economic fallout. "This isn't the same as other financial recessions that were economically driven," Mr. Mnuchin ... Washington Times
The Maine GOP chair has met via Zoom with county leaders to discuss whether to call a meeting to rebuke U.S. Sen. Susan Collins for her vote to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial. GOP Chair Demi Kouzounas told members of the state committee ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
A Republican-backed bill advancing in the Georgia House would block “defund the police” movements in cities and counties, after Atlanta and Athens debated plans to cut or redirect spending following racial injustice protests last year. The measure is a response to arguments by protesters nationwide that minority communities ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, it will pass.
Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would designate antifa as a domestic terrorism group, despite no evidence of antifa activities in the state. The intent of the measure is to “send a message that we as a state won’t tolerate a group like this coming into ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!

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The Senate has announced its first hearings to examine the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, calling in the former chief of Capitol Police and the former heads of security for the House and Senate, all three of whom resigned immediately after the attack ABC
VOA VIEW: It may end up that Pelosi is the major fault for January 6.
The Black owner of 14 McDonald's franchises in Ohio has sued the corporation in federal court asserting numerous instances of unfair treatment compared with white owners ABC
VOA VIEW: Total stupidity.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is defending his decision to acquit former President Donald Trump and hitting back at criticisms he stalled the trial. ABC
VOA VIEW: Little to defend.
White House extends relief to homeowners, with more than 10 million Americans struggling to make house payments. CBS
VOA VIEW: Who pays?
With Mardi Gras parades canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Orleans residents are transforming their homes into stationary floats. CBS
Texas is the only state in the continental U.S. that has its own power grid. Unlike the Eastern and Western power grid networks, which serve the rest of the country, Texas' power grid is not subject to federal regulation. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sad!
An engineer told CBS News he recently received a subpoena and turned over maps of the 200-acre property and other documents he produced for the Trump Organization nearly a decade ago. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems and liberal never quit, regardless how many times the loose.

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Trump Organization lawyers have called the subpoena by the Manhattan DA a "political hit job" CBS
VOA VIEW: Stupid!
Already, Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana have been censured by their respective state GOPs. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The lawsuit accuses Trump, Giuliani and two extremist groups of violating a federal Reconstruction-era law known as the Ku Klux Klan Act. CBS
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.

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Overall, Jen Psaki said, the White House has increased the number of doses shipped weekly to states by 57% since President Joe Biden was inaugurated. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The truth is yet to be seen.
The Texas freeze is expected to push gasoline prices up across the U.S. by about 10 cents per gallon within the next couple of days. CNBC
VOA VIEW: True!
The White House, State Department and Department of Defense left the door open to a response to the deadly rocket attack in Iraq. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is weak.
The rift over Trump comes as the GOP hopes to win back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Bullard told CNBC that there aren't clear signs of excesses, though he conceded that stocks are "highly valued on the whole." CNBC
VOA VIEW: And the truth will be determined.
Robert Johnson, founder of BET, told CNBC on Tuesday he wants to see Black History Month put more emphasis on ways to reduce racial inequality. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It does make sense.
Almost 2 in 3 workers collecting unemployment benefits lost their jobs multiple times during the Covid pandemic, according to new research. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
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Severe winter storms can keep you stuck inside for days, knock out your power and leave you chattering from the cold. If you're prepared when storms strike, though, you'll make it through more comfortably. CNN
Thurgood Marshall, the great-grandson of slaves, became the first Black Supreme Court Justice in 1967, but his fight for civil rights started long before he ascended to the highest court.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: A good man and Justice.
Former New York gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro is calling on state and federal authorities to investigate New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home coronavirus policy, which he says “led to fifteen thousand deaths” in the state. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Tension is escalating between British politicians calling for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and Chinese state media representatives. UPI
VOA VIEW: China committed a very serious act with the virus.
A U.S. spy plane and a missile-tracking ship reportedly conducted surveillance missions over waters between the Korean Peninsula and northeast China, as the United States remains on guard for North Korea provocations. UPI
VOA VIEW: If so, what will Biden do?
CVS Health announced Tuesday that it will resume selling individual health coverage plans under the Affordable Care Act next year, four years after it stopped selling them on Obamacare exchanges. UPI
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
North Korea launched cyberattacks against manufacturers and tried to steal COVID-19 vaccine technology. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK is feeling brave.
New coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States continue to decline, according to updated data Tuesday from Johns Hopkins University -- but a severe winter storm is delaying vaccines from reaching some areas. UPI
Australia's medical regulator on Tuesday approved use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as the country plans to begin inoculating its citizens against the coronavirus next week. UPI
VOA VIEW: A good start.

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