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The FBI has made a sea change in defining criminal suspects since the Obama administration and its attorney general, Eric Holder, set out to transform the justice system. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The FBI has lost respect and trust.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is responsible for shepherding antitrust bills that aim to crack down on Big Tech -- and both his children are on the payroll of companies the proposals would seek to rein in, On the Money has learned. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Schumer is a money hungry opportunist.
White House chooses LA because of its influence throughout Latin America, officials say LA Times
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The federal website for free coronavirus tests quietly went live a day early. The rollout saw snags, with some Americans living in multiunit buildings unable to place orders. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Typical Biden mess.
A source with knowledge of the plan told The Post that the board is set to ban commercial flights at the “new” airport, meaning only privately owned aircrafts could land there. New York Post
In her State of the State Address, Gov. Kathy Hochul claimed her focus is keeping “New Yorkers’ lives as normal as possible.” She’s not: That’s why 400,000 New Yorkers fled the state in the last year. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hochul has done poorly.
Democrats’ bid to force through a new bill intended to offset state voting restrictions appeared doomed to fall to a Republican filibuster. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big by being idiots.
The plan restructures $33 billion in debt nearly five years after Puerto Rico became the first U.S. state or territory to essentially declare bankruptcy. New York Times
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor has participated in arguments and conferences virtually since Justice Gorsuch refused to wear a mask, NPR reported.
VOA VIEW: Sotomayor is a crybaby.
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Sen. Bernard Sanders is publicly urging primary challenges to moderate Democrats standing in the way of blowing up the 60-vote filibuster threshold. Mr. Sanders, a self-described socialist from Vermont, said it was vital to jettison the filibuster if it continued to stand in the way of President Biden’s partisan rewrite ... Washington Times
The House Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday subpoenaed lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani and three other individuals behind President Donald Trump’s challenge of the 2020 presidential election. The panel alleges that Mr. Giuliani “publicly promoted claims that the 2020 election was stolen and participated in attempts to disrupt or delay the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The liberal Dems are going too far.
Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Honduras next week to attend the inauguration of the country’s new president, the White House announced Tuesday. Ms. Harris will lead the U.S. delegation at the Jan. 27 inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro, the White House said. “The Vice President’s visit will further ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A joke waste of time.
The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March. The seven-day rolling average for daily new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. has ... Washington Times
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Congressional Democrats from New York are distancing themselves from the Manhattan district attorney's "stay out of jail free" policy that downgrades some felonies and abandons prison sentences for other crimes, a move that is wildly unpopular with city police and business leaders. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, who represents parts of ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should - far away.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are warning faith-based communities they "have and will likely continue to be targets of violence." ABC
VOA VIEW: The American people are under threat.
Takeaways from Biden's first year as president. ABC
VOA VIEW: A year of total stupidity.
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Athletes at the Beijing Olympics have been urged by human rights activists to avoid criticizing China because they could be prosecuted ABC
VOA VIEW: The US should drop out.
COVID-19 is tearing through the U.S. workforce, disrupting businesses from grocery stores to airlines. CBS
U.S. is investing billions in "carbon capture" technologies. So far, there's not much to show for it. CBS
The woman testified in front of a federal grand jury last week hearing evidence in the Gaetz investigation. CBS
VOA VIEW: The left wants Gaetz.
Only on "CBS Mornings," the TSA administrator speaks to CBS News’ transportation correspondent Errol Barnett about the record number of guns found at TSA checkpoints nationwide in 2021. CBS
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Wall Street firms have said that they were forced to pay up to retain valued employees. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This problem will continue as long as Dems are ruling the country.
Mortgage rates just hit the highest level since April 2020 and seem to have nowhere to go but up. CNBC
Swaminathan said the agency's advisory group meet later this week to consider how countries should think about giving booster shots. CNBC
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The 5G rollout is scheduled to start on Wednesday after several delays. CNBC
• Omicron might mark the end of pandemic, unless a certain scenario happens, Fauci says
• More than three-quarters of Covid-19 deaths in the US have been among seniors CNN
Every day, when Phyllis Fagell goes into work as a school counselor, she brings a duffel bag big enough to pack up her office -- awaiting the day that she and her students must adjust to a world closed down again by Covid-19. CNN
VOA VIEW: Children belong in school.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday insisted that the city's public schools will remain open despite the spread of omicron COVID-19 cases. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Seeing is believing.
A coalition that represents more than 2,000 Orthodox Jewish rabbis on American public policy issues condemned a recent report from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) regarding "Islamophobia in the Mainstream." The rabbis called the report "both pro-terror and antisemitic." FOX News
VOA VIEW: CAIR speaks with fork tongue.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place a federal mask mandate for air travel rejecting without comment an emergency application to block the policy. UPI
VOA VIEW: It is a close call.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday began a three-day trip that will take him to Ukraine and Germany in an effort to ease growing tensions about Russia's intentions along the border with Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: The standoff is causing tension.
Benchmark oil prices climbed to their highest level in seven years on Tuesday amid disruptions to supplies caused by COVID-19 and attacks in the Middle East. UPI
VOA VIEW: Madness is being pushed.
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