The justices voted to hear an appeal from a former U.S. postal worker and evangelical Christian who was disciplined and eventually quit because he refused to deliver packages on Sundays. LA Times
VOA VIEW: All they have to do is get a new job.
Former Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) warned Republicans on Friday that the special counsel appointed to investigate President Biden’s mishandling of classified material might not be impartial.  New York Post
VOA VIEW: There is no question that Garland would stack the deck in favor of Biden.
Dick and Elizabeth Uihlein, billionaire GOP donors, have lined up on different sides of the battle over who is best equipped to lead the Republican National Committee. Washington Times


Pepsi has rolled out a new version of Pepsi Zero Sugar using a new sweetener, the company said Friday. Washington Times
Rep. Adam Schiff's staff pushed Twitter executives to remove a post lampooning then-presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden from the platform after it was shared by President Trump, newly released "Twitter Files" show. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Schiff is an idiot.
West Virginia University's faculty Senate has delayed voting on a proposal that would advance professors doing diversity and social justice work while making it easier to fire already-tenured colleagues. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal discrimination.
President Joe Biden accepted an invitation from Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the White House said Friday, to deliver a State of the Union address before Congress on Feb. 7. ABC
DHS allowing noncitizens to report labor violations with fear of immigration status ABC
VOA VIEW: DHS made a bad mistake.
The Biden administration announced more than half a million dollars in grants for three Historically Black Colleges and Universities that received bomb threats in 2022. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is giving free money discriminatively.


NATO plans to deploy three surveillance planes to Romania next week to perform reconnaissance missions and to “monitor Russian military activity” within the military alliance’s territory ABC
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Friday the U.S. would hit its debt limit on Jan. 19. House Republicans vowed to tie any debt ceiling increase with spending cuts. ABC
VOA VIEW: This is a Biden and Dem stupidity.
Slashed prices make some Tesla models eligible for a new federal tax credit that could help spur buyer interest. CBS
VOA VIEW: Buying EVs is not smart.
It's President Joe Biden's refuge from Washington. Now, it's central to a Justice Department inquiry. CBS

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JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, now expects a recession as its most likely scenario. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The US is in a recession.
The CEO's statement mirrors the earnings report for JPMorgan Chase, whose economic outlook calls for "a mild recession in the central case." CNBC
VOA VIEW: A smart thought and preparation.
Two subsidiaries of the Trump Organization, former President Donald Trump's business, were hit with fines of $1.6 million at sentencing. CNBC


Citigroup reported fourth-quarter earnings on Friday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Many who used credit cards to meet their obligations may not be able to pay.
A whopping 96% of workers are looking for a new position in 2023, largely in search of better pay, according to a recent report by CNBC
VOA VIEW: Make sure a backup job is secured before quitting.
The disappointing earnings report came after Wells Fargo said earlier this week that it would retrench from the U.S. mortgage market. CNBC
Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive a pay cut in 2023, targeting $49 million in total compensation, the company said in an SEC filing. CNBC
Democratic Sens. Whitehouse, Schatz and Heinrich argue Republican efforts to limit sustainable investing are anti-capitalist and go against investors' wishes. CNBC

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said there is a possible safety issue with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, but it's unlikely it represents a true risk. The agency said it continues to recommend people stay up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccines. CNN
VOA VIEW: There are still many questions and lies.
Flu continues to be very prevalent in the US, but the first wave of the season -- which swept through the country weeks earlier than usual -- appears to have peaked. CNN
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
• Opinion: Don't be fooled, a recession is coming • Watch: Debt ceiling drama, explained in 2 minutes CNN
VOA VIEW: Yellen has no clue; she has been wrong on every prediction.

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Lawmakers in the Missouri House of Representatives this week adopted a stricter dress code for women as part of a new rules package, and now requires them to cover their shoulders by wearing a jacket like a blazer, cardigan or knit blazer. CNN
VOA VIEW: Sounds reasonable.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply criticized one of his top officials at a public meeting for not delivering military aircraft quick enough. CNN's Clarissa Ward discusses the exchange and what Putin was trying to achieve. CNN
VOA VIEW: Putin is mad.
Former President Donald Trump denied sexually assaulting former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll and said he never pressured a woman to have sex with him in a deposition transcript that was unsealed Friday. CNN
VOA VIEW: It is a deceptive fraudulent allegation.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox voided a license given to the Cherokee Nation in 2021 to construct a casino, claiming its issuance violated the Arkansas constitution. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Maine's attorney general's office announced that the deputy who killed an armed 16-year-old girl was justified in doing so. The teen was holding a store employee hostage. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Sad, but good decision.
House Republicans announced Friday they have opened an investigation into the classified documents that were found at President Joe Biden's Delaware home and his former Washington office. UPI
The Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that noncitizen workers will now be able to report labor violations without having their immigration status held against them. UPI
U.S. President Joe Biden met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House Friday to "further deepen" U.S.-Japanese ties, according to the White House. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.
U.S. military veterans in suicidal crisis can get free emergency care at any healthcare facility, starting Tuesday. They don't need to be enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs system to get the free care. UPI
VOA VIEW: Very importamt.
As oil prices go, so goes the price at the pump and analysts are expecting an uptick due to refinery maintenance and resurgent demand in China. UPI

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