The settlement comes as coronavirus infections in detention centers have surged since December to 3,129 — nearly 15% of the total detained population — as of Wednesday. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Madness!
GOP lawmakers blasted President Joe Biden following the revelation Thursday that immigration officials are releasing migrants with criminal records into the US. New York Post
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Mayor Eric Adams' appointment of Phil Banks, an unindicted co-conspirator in one of the NYPD's largest bribery scandals, to deputy mayor is not yet above board, The Post has learned. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Adams has failed those who had high hopes for his leadership.


If nothing else, the Kremlin has convinced the Biden administration that it's going to invade Ukraine. Kudos to Team Joe for refusing to blink. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It may be too early to praise Biden.
Mayor Eric Adams insisted that changing the state’s controversial bail reform laws is just one part of his extensive proposal aimed at solving the rampant violence in the Big Apple. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Neither will Adams' foolish ideas.
President Biden is suffering in the polls as high inflation saps confidence in the economy, even as growth comes in strong. New York Times
VOA VIEW: 2021 was Trump's budget and plans.
The demand for rental housing not only reduced vacancy rates to historic lows but also drove up rents, hurting low-income renters, a new report says.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: The situation will get worse.
Two Republican congressmen are demanding that FBI Director Christopher Wray provide details on efforts to rein in the bureau’s use of warrants to spy on Americans that are approved by a secretive federal court. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: What is Wray hiding?
The Republican National Committee is trying to forge inroads with Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans through a network of community centers across the country. The party has opened 20 centers in several swing states and plans to open more in the run-up to the midterm elections in November. A center ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A good push will help.


The federal Department of Health and Human Services is failing to meet its responsibilities for leading the nation’s response to public health emergencies including the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather disasters and even potential bioterror attacks, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said in a sobering report Thursday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A major Biden clueless regime.
President Biden said Thursday a record 14.5 million people signed up for private health insurance during Obamacare’s open enrollment season for the coming year, after Democrats used a coronavirus-relief package to increase subsidies to cut the cost of premiums. Mr. Biden said roughly 10 million Americans signed up on the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Obamacare is a stupid and wasteful plan.
A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language" and an illustration of a nude woman, according to minutes from a board meeting. The McMinn County School Board decided Jan. 10 to remove “Maus” ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The woke liberals have gone too far.
The U.S. Supreme Court considered Thursday whether to let Alabama execute a death row inmate who claims an intellectual disability combined with the state's inattention cost him a chance to avoid lethal injection and choose a less “torturous,” yet untried, method. Washington Times

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Republicans are poised to make gains in state legislatures as voters seek a bulwark against Biden administration policies in battleground states, according to a GOP poll released Thursday. The Cygnal survey, commissioned by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), shows GOP candidates leading Democrats by 6 percentage ... Washington Times
The law would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance and pay an annual fee. ABC
VOA VIEW: The new law is unconstitutional.
Moderna announced Thursday it has launched early-stage clinical trials of an HIV mRNA vaccine. ABC


The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020′s brief but devastating coronavirus recession ABC
VOA VIEW: It was Trump's economic plan that made the difference.
Jussie Smollett, who was convicted last month for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack that authorities said he staged, will return to court for sentencing March 10 ABC
VOA VIEW: Smollett should pay big.
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week following three straight increases economists blamed on the surge in cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 ABC
The quickly-intensifying winter storm could develop into a nor'easter, possibly unleashing blizzard conditions. CBS
The IRS already faces a huge backlog of unprocessed returns, creating challenges as the new tax season begins. CBS
VOA VIEW: The delays are caused by Biden and his clan's ineptness.

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As President Biden considers candidates to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court, Democrats in the Senate plan to vote while their party controls the chamber. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems want to find a leftwing radical like the other two Justices.
Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire from the Supreme Court at the end of this term, paving the way for President Biden to fulfill a campaign promise: to appoint the first Black woman to the high court. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford looks back at Justice Breyer's time on the bench and the potential nominees who could replace him. CBS
VOA VIEW: First and hopefully last nominee.
The Federal Reserve signaled interest rates could increase as soon as March. CBS News' business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss what that increase could look like and the impact it will have. CBS
VOA VIEW: An increase could help reduce inflation.

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The Biden administration and NATO told Russia on Wednesday that there will be no concessions on Moscow's demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine. CBS
VOA VIEW: No deal should be made with a demanding tyrant.
"It's long overdue, in my view," the president said, announcing the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer. CBS
VOA VIEW: What happened to rational, capable and intelligent person.
Rising mortgage rates, record low supply and record high prices have house hunters feeling more frustrated than ever. CNBC
Republican megadonor Ken Langone donated to Sen. Joe Manchin's leadership committee after the lawmaker opposed Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan. CNBC
Southwest extended a pause on sales of alcohol in May after a spate of unruly passenger incidents including one that turned violent. CNBC

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