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Biden's order allowing some Hong Kong resident to stay in the U.S. comes as Beijing cracks down on political freedoms in the Chinese territory. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The China connection with Biden is clear.
At a news conference in March, President Joe Biden pooh-poohed surging illegal migration at the southern border as an ordinary, seasonal problem. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The numbers have grown.
Three CNN employees were fired for going to a company office without being vaccinated, the media firm’s CEO said a memo that was leaked Thursday. New York Post


Louisiana is leading the nation in an explosion of new cases. Hospitals are overflowing and admitting more young people than before. But the crisis is also driving some to get vaccinated. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The push is on liberals and Biden folks.
Chris Cuomo squandered his journalistic independence by getting involved in saving his brother's political career.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Liberal press stupidity.
Airline travelers are only owed refunds, hotel and meal vouchers in certain cancellation circumstances due to a patchwork of regulations and policies.       USA Today
The Justice Department IG can't determine if Rudy Giuliani knew of the decision to re-open the Clinton probe in the closing days of the 2016 election.       USA Today
Agents and officers detained 834 illegal immigrant children traveling the border without parents on Tuesday, shattering the previous daily total in records released by the Department of Homeland Security and signaling the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border is deteriorating. The numbers on illegal immigrant children had been growing steadily worse ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All on Biden craziness.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period before a woman can receive an abortion is lawful and doesn’t violate her constitutional rights. A 9-7 en banc ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that requiring women to wait 48 hours before getting an ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: No big deal.


Border arrests of MS-13 gang members have dropped dramatically during the latest surge, a senior Republican senator said this week, warning that the criminals are still sneaking into the U.S. but are using the chaos of the unprecedented wave of illegal immigration to avoid detection. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The major problem is caused by Biden.
President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package does not fully pay for all the spending it proposes, as promised by the White House, according to a review released Thursday by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO scoring could prove a major political headache for Mr. Biden at a delicate time for ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The numbers are not there.
President Biden on Thursday proposed the most sweeping overhaul of the auto industry in U.S. history, announcing a slew of wide-ranging regulations and goals to increase gasoline mileage, reduce pollution and shift toward electric vehicles. Mr. Biden signed an executive order setting a target that 50% of all vehicles ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It will not happen.
The U.S. government has recruited private tech companies including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to assist the law enforcement and national security communities’ battles against hackers and ransomware attacks. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said Thursday it is taking a lead role in establishing the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, ... Washington Times

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The Census Bureau has begun asking Americans about sexual orientation for the first time as part of a battery of surveys it is doing to measure social changes during the coronavirus pandemic. Known as the Household Pulse Survey, the questionnaire is helping researchers figure out how Americans’ education and work ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: More surveys are not needed.
President Biden nominated two openly LGBTQ women to federal court seats on Thursday, making history as he aims to create a more diverse judiciary. The president tapped Judge Beth Robinson, who currently serves on the Vermont Supreme Court, to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. She ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Madness!
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession. The Labor Department reported Thursday that unemployment claims — a proxy for layoffs — dropped last ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The truth is ...


President Biden will unveil sweeping regulations on cars and trucks on Thursday, returning America over the next five years to the strict standards that the Obama administration had imposed but former President Trump walked back. The proposed rules drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation would ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Stupidity directed by the left.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis swung back Wednesday after President Biden criticized his opposition to mask mandates, saying the administration should focus on stopping novel coronavirus variants from entering the country via the southern border. “Joe Biden has taken to himself to try to single out Florida over COVID,” said Mr. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
Health experts say vaccine mandates by companies and governments there is strong legal standing. ABC
VOA VIEW: A left twist.
The more the virus spreads, the more it has "ample opportunity" to mutate, Fauci said. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered another special legislative session to again try to pass a Republican-backed voting bill ABC

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Tech giant Amazon has pushed back its return to office date for tech and corporate staffers to January 2022. ABC
VOA VIEW: Extreme, if ever.
At least 30 people were traveling inside the van at the time of the accident, authorities said. The driver was among those killed. CBS
VOA VIEW: This is the fault of Biden.
Children born abroad to couples who used assisted reproductive technology, like surrogacy, will now qualify for U.S. citizenship, even if the U.S. parent is not biologically related to them. CBS
VOA VIEW: Now the sperm donors have to be unmasked.

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Charles Lavine wrote to Cuomo's attorneys Friday to inform them that "the Assembly will soon consider potential articles of impeachment against your client." CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
VOA VIEW: PC is too much for even the great Cuomo.
The new target is expected to be supported by auto companies such as General Motors, Ford Motor and Stellantis. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Not possible.
The White House touted progress in vaccinations in recent days, noting that over the past 24 hours, the US recorded more than 864,000 vaccinations, the highest daily rate since July 3, and praised momentum for vaccine mandates Thursday, days after President Joe Biden issued a vaccine requirement for all federal workers and contractors. CNN
VOA VIEW: Fear works.
The Rhode Island branch of a major teachers union is suing to block a school district from fulfilling a mother's public records requests, citing the sheer volume of requests and concerns about teacher privacy. FOX News
VOA VIEW: CRT needs to be exposed and so does the actions of teachers.
The U.S. Justice Department is launching a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department to see whether its officers have been using excessive force and abusing homeless people. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Liberal power play.
Gov. Cuomo will face impeachment if he does not resign, three New York Democratic lawmakers told Fox News. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Again, time will tell.
The New York Assembly's Judiciary Committee on Thursday gave Gov. Andrew Cuomo until Aug. 13 to furnish any final evidence in its impeachment probe into accusations against him. UPI
VOA VIEW: Interesting power play.
For the first time since early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of workers in the U.S. filing for ongoing unemployment benefits has fallen below 3 million, the Labor Department said in its weekly report Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good, but still high.
Moderna said in a report Thursday that booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine appear to be effective against the Delta variant, and that it's two-dose vaccine regimen is effective for at least several months. UPI
VOA VIEW: What does the FDA say?
North Korean state media on Thursday blamed the United States for fomenting anti-government protests in Cuba last month, saying that Washington was "clearly" behind the demonstrations. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK foolish statement.

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August 05, 2021

      America is starting to wakeup.  Pessimism surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is surging along with cases of the Delta variant in the US — with only 40 percent of Americans now saying the country is on the right track, down from 89 percent in June, according to a Gallup poll.  About 45 percent of Americans said the situation was getting worse, not better, in late July — marking a drastic turnaround from the month before and a psychological return to last year and this past winter, when most US residents were not optimistic the country was overcoming the virus, the poll found.

     The new survey, conducted from July 19 to July 26 among US adults, found that Americans felt they had much less reason to be hopeful since the Delta variant became the most dominant strain.  Forty-two percent of respondents now expect COVID-19 disruptions to continue through 2022, up from 17 percent of people who felt that way in June, according to Gallup. In July, 29 percent of Americans were very or somewhat worried about getting the virus, compared to just 17 percent of people the month before, the survey found.

     Still, even as they express heightened concerns, Americans are largely continuing to live their lives, according to the report. Only about one in five Americans in both July and June said they are completely or mostly isolating themselves from non-household members, Gallup found. There was also no meaningful change in the percentage of respondents who are avoiding public transit (37 percent), public places (28 percent) and large crowds (40 percent), according to the poll.