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Unless Republicans figure out what went wrong last November, they risk a similar humiliation in 2024 when their nominee takes on Biden. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems have a weak platform.
The COVID-19 death rate in the U.S. fell by nearly 50% in 2022, a decline credited to widespread vaccinations as well as a rise in natural immunity. LA Times
The strategy, which was used in 2011, could allow both sides to save face but would most likely do little to chip away at the national debt. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The GOP must not show weakness.

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During the Group of 7 meeting that just wrapped up, President Biden forged a consensus approach toward China despite tensions between the major powers over their approach. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China and the rest of the world know Biden is weak.
Apple, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s and REI are accused of targeting union supporters after organizing efforts gained traction, charges the companies deny. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The unions must be broken.
Confusion over the status of Bakhmut intensified when Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin said his mercenary forces will leave the city by month's end.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Russia should end the war.
The State Bar of Texas is appealing a judge's dismissal of its complaint against Donald Trump ally Sidney Powell that accused her of ethics violations in her claims challenging the 2020 presidential election results. Washington Times
The Air Force said Monday it is looking at ways to better control access to classified information, in the wake of revelations that superiors of the Massachusetts Air National Guard member charged with leaking highly classified documents had raised concerns internally about his handling of sensitive data. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It was a disgrace.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams urged the Biden administration on Monday to fast-track work papers for the influx of migrants that's become an all-consuming crisis for his administration, saying thousands of jobs are open and asylum-seekers are willing to fill them. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Free labor is a major mistake and gives illegals hope.

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Republican Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen is scheduled to sign a bill Monday that bans abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy and restricts gender-affirming medical care for people younger than 19. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Reasonable!
South Carolina lawmakers finished their regular session in 2023 passing a flurry of bills that have kept Gov. Henry McMaster's right hand busy signing them into law. Washington Times
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Monday announced that he's seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2024. ABC
VOA VIEW: A major mistake by putting his senate seat in jeopardy.
Facebook’s parent company, Meta, was fined $1.3 billion for failing to comply with the European Union’s privacy policies. ABC
VOA VIEW: The US should try the same.

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A private flight carrying two Saudi astronauts and other visitors has arrived at the International Space Station ABC
Senate Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson said the phones are a security backstop in case of an emergency that "takes out communications" in part of the country. CBS
VOA VIEW: Not a bad idea.
White House negotiators and representatives of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy resumed debt ceiling talks Monday morning in the Capitol. CNBC
VOA VIEW: McCarthy must not back down.

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Danuglipron, made by Pfizer could offer an advantage as an oral treatment option for weight loss over a frequent injection of Ozempic, made by Novo Nordisk. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It may be a good drug.
GM said the new SUV will be called the "Escalade IQ," which continues Cadillac's EV naming strategy that so far includes the Lyriq and upcoming Celestiq. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Only fools will buy it.
Shares of its South Korean and Chinese rivals surged on Monday, some as much as up to 8% higher. CNBC
Germany has been accused of pushing to weaken the country's commitments towards phasing out natural gas. The country's government declined the criticism. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Germany would be foolish to phase out natural gas.
Ireland has approved a new law making the country first in the world to require cancer warning labels on alcoholic beverages. UPI
VOA VIEW: Something to ponder.

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The United States on Sunday criticized Israel over its decision to allow Israelis back into an illegal outpost built on private Palestinian land in the northern West Bank. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is a weak fool.
President Joe Biden on Sunday blamed the recent poor relations between the United States and China on the "silly balloon" carrying surveillance equipment that was shot down earlier this year. UPI
VOA VIEW: A foolish and dumb analogy.

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