President Biden plans to speak about the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday as he faces rising criticism during the Omicron wave. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is at fault for the Omicron wave.
It's been four decades since consumers got slammed this hard, yet President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats — whose policies fueled inflation in the first place — are only pushing to make things worse. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The nation's economy is in desperate trouble.
Psaki said the harsh criticism of Biden's speech on voting rights in Georgia was "hilarious given how many people sat silently" during Trump's presidency. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Psaki is hilarious.


Rent costs, a key component of inflation, surged 0.4 percent in December, putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to tamp down rising prices. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The problems are growing.
The CDC's Framework for Conditional Sailing Order will expire Saturday and the health agency's COVID guidance for cruise ships will become voluntary.       USA Today
Asylum seekers face a complicated system filled with obstacles they must overcome to remain in the U.S. Advocates say the system needs to change.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Total stupidity.
Senate Democrats are moving to push through President Biden’s choice for a plum circuit court judgeship this week, despite the nominee having a criminal record and GOP lawmakers being offered little input. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday on Mr. Biden’s nomination of Andre Mathis of Tennessee ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and Senate Dems should be ashamed.
President Biden's crackdown on the oil-and-gas industry is driving soaring energy prices, and Build Back Better will only push costs higher, according to the American Petroleum Institute. In his 2022 State of American Energy address Wednesday, API President Mike Sommers said the U.S. position is strong, but that “we begin ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is helping Russia and Arab countries.
A new poll finds that 23% of U.S. workers plan on seeking a new job in 2022, and 9% have already secured one. The poll, commissioned by the small business review website and conducted online by in late December, found that another 9% of workers ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems in Blue states are losing good talent.


The Biden administration is slapping sanctions on five North Korean officials in its first response to Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile test ABC
VOA VIEW: NK should be hit hard.
President Joe Biden is set to meet privately with Senate Democrats at the Capitol, a visit intended to deliver a jolt to the party’s long-stalled voting and elections legislation ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems better wake up.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is seeking approval from city ethics officers to hire his brother as the head of his security detail ABC
VOA VIEW: Adams is a major disappointment.
Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the Fed is prepared to raise rates if needed. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is destroying the US economy.

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The World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus infections in the last week globally jumped by about 55% although the number of deaths remained stable ABC
VOA VIEW: WHO is a joke.
The request is not a subpoena. CBS
VOA VIEW: McCarthy should say no.
President Biden endorsed changes to the filibuster, so that Democrats would be able to pass voting rights legislation. CBS
VOA VIEW: It would be a foolish move.


The tax agency already faces a huge backlog of unprocessed returns, creating challenges as the new tax season begins. CBS
Only on “CBS Mornings,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona discusses the Biden administration's plan to increase access to testing in schools. The administration will send 10 million more COVID-19 tests to public schools nationwide every month. CBS
VOA VIEW: Cardona should resign.
"It's hard to process what's actually happening right now, which is most people are going to get Covid," acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said. CNBC
In 2021, the Labor Department's initial monthly jobs report and Wall Street's estimates were less reliable — and President Biden paid a political price for it. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden has lost his mind.
"I am deeply concerned about the upcoming filing season,” National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins said in a report. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Refunds will be late - what those who will owe?

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Congress often talks tough about reining in Wall Street. But now there's growing pressure on Capitol Hill to curb lawmakers' own trading.  CNBC
VOA VIEW: They should.
Natural gas has started 2022 on a bang with a gain of nearly 30%. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are causing hardships to all.
"The sheer volume of cases is putting a burden on health-care systems," said Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO's technical lead on Covid-19. CNBC

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The cost of eating at home is getting more expensive at a faster pace than dining out. CNBC
President Joe Biden on Wednesday touted the latest consumer inflation report as evidence that price jumps have started to slow. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is lying.
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday appeared before the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. CNN
VOA VIEW: McEnany is very loyal to Trump.
The president of the Iran Wrestling Federation, who used his position to call for the destruction of America, might not be permitted to travel to the United States for a slated dual meet between the two countries’ national teams in February FOX News
VOA VIEW: They should not enter the US.
Rep. Ashley Hinson accused the Biden administration of "living in an alternate reality." FOX News
VOA VIEW: Allowing illegals to enter the US is illegal.
The U.S. Army, for the first time, is offering a maximum enlistment bonus of $50,000 to highly skilled recruits who will join for six years, as the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on recruitment. FOX News
Respiratory Syncytial Virus is the most dangerous virus spreading in Colorado schools, according to a medical official FOX News
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Another 62,000 people could die from COVID-19 in the United States over the next month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted Wednesday. UPI
Russian and NATO officials met Wednesday for the first time in two years, and agreed that more dialogue is necessary to address concerns Moscow has about Ukraine joining the military alliance. UPI
VOA VIEW: The big question is how much Putin is scared of Biden?
Judges, grade school teachers and military officers are among the public servants to record a new low rating of their perceived ethics, according to a public opinion poll released by Gallup Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Which is less trusted?

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