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Candidates Vivek Ramaswamy and former Vice President Mike Pence took aim at gender-affirming care at Wednesday night's debate, vowing to ban it for adults as well as minors. LA Times
VOA VIEW: They all should.
Florida and Texas seek to regulate social media sites they say are biased against conservatives. LA Times
VOA VIEW: They better agree to regulate social media.
A former contractor for the Internal Revenue Service was charged Friday with leaking tax information to news outlets about a government official and thousands of the country's wealthiest people. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: He should be locked up for a long time, if found guilty.

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Ford Motor Chief Executive Jim Farley blasted United Auto Workers leaders Friday, saying they were holding up a new U.S. labor agreement hours after the UAW escalated the strike that is now in its third week, with the companies and workers far apart on their demands. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Ford should stand tall.
The possibility of China's Communist government using the treasure trove of data gathered from the Chinese-owned app TikTok against the United States in a world conflict is "absolutely terrifying," a witness told a Senate committee Wednesday. Sen. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: TikTok should be banned, now.
The Biden administration proposal to hike fuel economy standards through 2032 is not feasible and could cost automakers a total of more than $14 billion in fines, an automotive group said Friday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
ATLANTA — A bail bondsman charged alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 others has become the first defendant in the Georgia election interference case to accept a plea deal with prosecutors. Scott Hall pleaded guilty in court on Friday to five counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with performance of election duties. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dumb!
For the first time, everyone in Naval Special Warfare, not just trainees, will face random screening for performance-enhancing drugs, believed to be widely abused in the ranks. New York Times
VOA VIEW: No big problem if illicit drugs are not used.
A federal judge on Friday blocked several restrictions Maryland lawmakers tried to impose on the ability to carry a firearm, while leaving other gun control measures in place. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Confusing!

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Ford executives on Friday said negotiations with the United Auto Workers are progressing, with the two sides getting closer on wages and benefits. Washington Times
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy brushed off any concerns that Republican lawmakers are gunning for his job, but the looming government shutdown is haunting the California Republican. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is not over until it is over.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy managed to avoid an embarrassing roadblock in his plan to avoid a government shutdown when lawmakers approved a test vote for the GOP's stopgap bill. Washington Times
A liberal group on Friday filed a lawsuit in Michigan contending that former president Donald Trump is disqualified from regaining his old job based on a rarely used, post-Civil War provision in the U.S. Constitution. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A foolish waste of time.

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The spending bill failed to win over a group of Republicans opposed to a short-term funding deal. CBS
VOA VIEW: Republicans better get their act together.
Dianne Feinstein was the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate as well as the longest-serving senator from California. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pray for family.
Arguments in the challenges to laws from Florida and Texas will be heard in the term that begins Monday. CBS
VOA VIEW: The social media have become too power.

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UAW President Shawn Fain said 7,000 union workers in Chicago and Lansing, Michigan, will join the historic strike. CBS
VOA VIEW: The union workers and all Americans will lose over the ridiculous demands.
Americans overwhelmingly want to take care of their aging parents. But be careful not to sacrifice your own long-term savings in the process, CFP says. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A reasonable position.
A group of lawmakers is writing a letter to the Pentagon demanding answers after a Government Accountability Office report detailed dire barracks living conditions. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Madness!
A Ukrainian attack drone carrying an explosive payload destroyed a Russian mobile anti-aircraft radar station in Russia's Kursk region, state media said Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia would be wise to end the mandess.
A key inflation gauge favored by the Federal Reserve showed that consumer prices rose in August. UPI
VOA VIEW: Thank Biden.

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The U.S. Defense Department identified North Korea as a "persistent threat" in a new security update, warning that the isolated regime has developed the capability to use nuclear weapons at "any stage of conflict." UPI
VOA VIEW: NK is the biggest nuclear threat and should be stepped on like the bug they are.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a visit to Kyiv on Thursday called Ukraine closer to the alliance than ever before while Russia is reduced to arms deals with Iran and North Korea. UPI
VOA VIEW: The situation is escalating.
Black workers at Elon Musk's Tesla were allegedly called the N-word and "monkey" while Klu Klux Klan references calling for Black people to be killed were scrawled all over bathroom walls, the U.S. government alleged. UPI
VOA VIEW: Blacks and liberals are inciting the problem.

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Former President Donald Trump on Thursday dropped his attempt to move his criminal case in Georgia to a federal court. UPI
In a speech honoring his late friend Sen. John McCain, President Joe Biden on Thursday warned that MAGA extremism will erode American democracy. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is the biggest threat to America's democracy.
The House Oversight Committee on Thursday opened its first impeachment hearing into President Joe Biden's family business dealings. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden and his family are guilty as sin.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Friday in response to heavy rains and flooding in New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island. UPI

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     Biden was spoiled from giving to China.  The Biden administration has canceled plans to award a $200 million grant to a U.S. battery manufacturer amid criticism from Republican lawmakers over the company’s alleged ties to China.

     Texas-based Microvast was one of 20 companies to win preliminary grants totaling $2.8 billion to boost domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles. The company is building a battery plant in Tennessee and was in talks with the Energy Department for a $200 million grant funded through the 2021 infrastructure law.  A spokeswoman for Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm confirmed that negotiations with Microvast were canceled, but did not offer a specific reason. 

     The Energy Department said in a statement that it “maintains a rigorous review process prior to the release of any awarded funds, and it is not uncommon for entities selected to participate in award negotiations” to ultimately be denied a federal grant.  “The department can confirm that it has elected to cancel negotiations and not to award Microvast funds from this competitive funding opportunity,” spokeswoman Charisma Troiano said.