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The COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna caused very few cases of severe allergic reactions during the first three weeks of its nationwide rollout, the CDC says. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Little to worry.
Biden has abandoned many of Trump's hard-line immigration policies. But none of the policy changes do much for people fleeing Central America now. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Much to worry later.
On Wednesday, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer made history by becoming the US Senate’s first Jewish majority leader after Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new senators. Schumer takes control of a Senate split 50-50, with the veep casting the tie-breaking vote. Georgia Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and California’s Alex Padilla made... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A very fearful thought.
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President Biden is siding firmly with the hard cultural left in his early rush of executive orders, including re-opening the door for federal bias training that relies on the absurd “critical race theory.” Last week he rescinded a Trump-era order that banned training that implies anyone is racist or sexist “by virtue of his or... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Race is back as a major liberal issue.
Russian police arrested thousands over the weekend as they tried to shut down protests in at least 66 cities across seven time zones, and more demonstrations will come next weekend. What will it take for autocrat Vladimir Putin to realize that arresting Alexei Navalny was a mistake? The Kremlin has tried to assassinate Navalny twice,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Navalny is in major danger.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday warned that Democrats were ready to use a rare Congressional process to push through President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. Sanders, the incoming chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said on CNN that Dems will employ the move — known as reconciliation — “as soon as we possibly... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Socialist growth.
West Virginia has used 83 percent of its allotted vaccines, among the best in the nation. But even efficient operations face a major problem: There simply are not enough shots to go around. New York Times
The school district ordered has ordered in-person instruction to resume. ABC
Some are pondering whether their congregations should break away. ABC
VOA VIEW: Break away if things are not right.
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A turbulent week of weather is ahead with three different major storms expected to track across the United States. ABC
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Rand Paul appeared on ABC's "This Week." ABC
VOA VIEW: There is no question there was fraud.
Former President Trump's impeachment trial is drawing closer but convincing enough Republicans to convict him of inciting a riot is likely to be an uphill battle. Kris Van Cleave has the latest. CBS
President Joe Biden signed nearly 30 executive orders in his first three days in office that address the coronavirus and the economic fallout from the pandemic. Now he's arranging to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in hopes of reaching a larger relief plan. Skyler Henry reports from the White House. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden rushes into stupidity, than he seeks for GOP approval.
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Frustrations are mounting nationwide as vaccination sites close or cancel appointments as the vaccine supply runs dry. Danya Bacchus has more. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden has no clue of what to do.
The president signed two executive orders Friday aimed at lessening the economic fallout from the pandemic. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bankrupting the nation is not a smart move.
On Friday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the new variant, known as B.1.1.7, was associated with a higher level of mortality. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is at a loss.
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President Joe Biden will sign a travel ban Monday on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who were recently in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified. CNBC
The Chinese economy brought in more foreign direct investment than any other country last year, knocking the United States from its perch atop the list. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden will sell the country short - China may out the US.
Xi's underlying message is this: the U.S. may once have been "the indispensable nation," but China now has become "the indispensable economy." CNBC
VOA VIEW: The US is in trouble under Biden.
Trump's Senate impeachment trial is set to start the week of Feb. 8. Senators will get sworn in as jurors on Tuesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Romney is traitor.
Former Prudent Bear Fund manager David Tice is cautious due to Washington policies, an overvalued market and Covid-19 vaccine concerns. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Stocks will fall under Biden.
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Biden is trying to push through a $1.9 trillion stimulus program that congressional Republicans don't want and that the economy may not need. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The so-called stimulus is a Dem financial bailout.
Amazon could be looking at antitrust reform, stronger privacy standards and a new push for workers' rights, among other issues, under the new administration. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Amazon needs to be taken down a peg.
President Joe Biden will name a powerhouse lawyer, Elizabeth Prelogar, to serve as acting solicitor general, in an acknowledgment that the office charged with representing the government before the Supreme Court will face an enormous workload both reversing Trump administration legal positions and developing a defense strategy as Biden's executive actions come under inevitable legal challenge. CNN
VOA VIEW: A gang of fools only using unity as a ploy.
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President Joe Biden emphasized the need to bridge the political divide plaguing the country in his inaugural address. CNN's Brian Stelter argues that with divisive right-wing media, unity is a difficult goal. CNN
President Biden enacted several executive actions to restructure U.S. immigration policy upon his inauguration and former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf shared his skepticism with "Sunday Morning Futures" on the lawfulness of these orders. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden is using radical distractions against the American worker.
GOP lawmakers in multiple states are aiming to relax certain gun restrictions by allowing people to carry concealed firearms without having to obtain a permit, continuing a trend that many gun control advocates say is frightening. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A reasonable push against the anti gun radicals.
The FBI is investigating what it described as an improvised explosive device attack early Saturday at a church in southern California that’s been a target of recent protests for promoting views perceived to be anti-LGBTQ, misogynistic and against Black Lives Matter. FOX News
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland, Ore., was once again the target of protesters on Saturday night, according to news reports and posts on social media. FOX News
Left-wing protests have rattled a handful of cities across the U.S. even after President Biden's inauguration – leading to vandalism of government buildings and at least 20 arrests. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The nation lost a strong leader and will pay a heavy price.
Seattle police will start cracking down on rioters who damage businesses, the city's interim police chief warned Saturday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Maybe a little too late.
The Arizona Republican Party censured Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, the wife of former Sen. John McCain, citing "failures" largely related to opposing former President Donald Trump. UPI
The number of new cases of COVID-19 has fallen over the last two weeks, but public health officials worry new variants could erase progress and multiple local health agencies are cancelling vaccination appointments. UPI
Officials placed 10,000 residents under COVID-19 lockdown Saturday in a crowded district in Hong Kong. UPI
National Guard troops that had been stationed in Washington, D.C., since the Capitol riot are heading back home this week following orders from several governors for their return. UPI
VOA VIEW: The Guard troops were Dem overkill and not respected.
A fourth man has pleaded guilty to a Minneapolis, Minn., police precinct arson after George Floyd's death in May. UPI
A group of three dozen House Democrats signed a letter asking President Joe Biden to commute the death sentences of all federal death row inmates and work to dismantle the form of punishment at the federal leve UPI
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Biden is bringing ih his own gang of liars. The Biden administration conducted a purge of Trump loyalists at the federal government’s global media agency almost as soon as the new president was sworn in last week. Michael Pack, CEO of the United States Agency for Global Media CEO, which operates Voice of America and other federally funded broadcasters around the globe, resigned Wednesday “after being informed by the Biden administration that he would be removed,” according to a press release on the federal agency’s web site.
Robert Reilly, the VOA director, and Elizabeth Robbins, his deputy, were also removed, the press release says. Biden named senior news executive Kelu Chao, a 40-year veteran of VOA, as the acting CEO, the agency said. Pack, a documentary filmmaker, arrived at the US Agency for Global Media with the support of former President Trump. He served just seven months at the helm of the organization after his appointment was delayed by more than two years because legislators worried he was too ideological.
In his resignation letter Pack attacked his ouster as “a partisan act.,” according to NPR. Pack routinely accused reporters of anti-Trump bias and tried to fire top executives he believed to be part of a “deep state,” accusing some networks of being receptive to foreign spies, according to the NPR report. "I had no political agenda coming into USAGM, and I still don’t have one,” he wrote. The big though is VOA is not a legal government agency. They are not the Voice of America - they are the voice of the present government.