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Antony J. Blinken, in a hasty trip to Ukraine, assures officials that the U.S. will punish Russia if it further invades the former Soviet republic. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is making another major mistake.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's refusal to testify before the Jan. 6 select committee forces Democrats to make tough choices. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It is not a justice approved committee.
When the coronavirus attacks the body, the immune system steps up, trying to respond quickly and powerfully enough to stop the virus from running wild. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Reality and will power.
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A statue of Theodore Roosevelt that has stood in front of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan for more than 80 years was hauled away Wednesday, photos show. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The liberal left has gone mad.
It’s time for your employees to come back to the office. New York Post
Moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin slammed his colleagues' effort to alter or eliminate the filibuster in an attempt to pass sweeping election reform Wednesday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Manchin must stand tall.
Towson University’s White House Transition Project found that Biden gave just 22 media interviews, fewer than any of his six most recent predecessors. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden was not present in his presidential bid and performance.
A leading Republican congressman is calling on the National Archives to release any info it has related to Hunter Biden's alleged deal of an African cobalt mine to a Chinese company in 2016. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hunter is dirty and a pawn for China.
From the left: Restrict Stock Trading, Nancy “Congress can trade stocks or keep the public trust. Not both,” declares The New York Times’ Michelle Cottle. Bills to “restrict trading by lawmakers” have been floating around the House and Senate after the public learned “members of Congress had violated” reporting requirements. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It should be a crime.
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The case was a constitutional clash on the scope of executive privilege and whether a former president may invoke it when the current one has waived it. New York Times
Mr. Cruz challenged a federal law that caps repayments of loans from candidates to their campaigns from postelection contributions. New York Times
The attorney general, Letitia James, released new details of her investigation as she argued for the need to question Donald J. Trump and two of his children under oath. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The liberals keep trying their deceptions, which started with the Russia hoax.
Vladimir V. Putin met at the Kremlin with Iran’s new leader, Ebrahim Raisi, at a time when both their countries, despite their differences, are at odds with Washington. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Putin has a foolish partner.
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At a news conference President Joe Biden predicted Putin would invade Ukraine but pay a steep price and addressed the COVID-19 pandemic and omicron.
VOA VIEW: Biden talked in and out of much stupidity and irrationality.
President Biden said Wednesday that Vice President Kamala Harris, who is deeply unpopular in polls, will be his running mate again in 2024. “She’s going to be my running mate,” Mr. Biden said in response to a reporter’s question at a White House press conference. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: An idiot and his mate.
President Biden on Wednesday lamented former President Donald Trump's lasting grip on the Republican Party, saying it is preventing the GOP from working with him on his agenda. "Did you ever think that one man out of office could intimidate an entire party where they're unwilling to take any vote ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden can't stand the loyalty to Trump.
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New Jersey will require health care workers and employees in nursing homes and prisons to get be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, dropping an option to either get the shot or be tested, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Another liberal idiot.
Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month. In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the ... Washington Times
The World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus cases globally rose by 20% last week to more than 18 million, marking a slowdown in the surge caused by the omicron variant ABC
VOA VIEW: WHO is playing games.
The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available. ABC
VOA VIEW: A waste of money and few will receive the masks.
Both voting rights legislation and a change to filibuster rules are expected to fail in Senate votes. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will hopefully fail.
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In a CNBC exclusive, the Federal Trade Commission chair sat down for her first on-camera interview. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Procter & Gamble is raising prices across more of its portfolio to protect its profit margins as commodity and freight costs climb higher. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Higher prices on everything will grow.
The plan quadruples the government's fuels and forest health treatments as wildfires grow more frequent and intense with climate change. CNBC
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Statements from the court came after a report said Justice Gorsuch refused to wear a mask, despite a request from Chief Justice Roberts to do so. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The rift is real.
Most Americans are unable to cover an unexpected $1,000 bill with savings, according to a telephone survey conducted in early January by Bankrate. CNBC
More and more major banks are eliminating overdraft and non-sufficient fund fees for customers. CNBC
"Whether we reopen is completely contingent on whether we receive RRF funding," said one restaurant owner. CBS
VOA VIEW: Not a good view.
Under President Biden, U.S. border officials have used a pandemic-related order put in place by the Trump administration to expel migrants over 1 million times. CBS
"While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends," Sotomayor and Gorsuch said. CBS
Blinken's visit to Kyiv is the first of three stops in a last-minute diplomatic push to urge Moscow not to attack Ukraine. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden should be ready to act on the assumption.
A proposal would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making White people feel "discomfort" when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation's past. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good, but is it real.
CNN's political commentaror David Axelrod weighs in on the mistakes President Biden has made during his first year in office and how the President can learn from them moving forward. CNN
VOA VIEW: A total fiasco.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that Democrats are considering adding Covid-19 relief to the larger government funding bill, which could complicate Republican support for the broader legislative package. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is trying to buy American following and votes.
The chief of staff for Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has left his position, prompting questions about the district's compliance with federal law and handling of two sexual assault allegations. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The School District broke the law.
Arctic air has moved into the northern Plains and Midwest, where dangerous wind chills are making it impossible to be outdoors. FOX News
The National Archive intends to release four pages of Trump White House records Wednesday to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a court filing. UPI
Several carriers announced cancellations or modifications for flights to the U.S. on Wednesday due to concerns that the rollout of new 5G cellular services near some airports will interfere with aviation technologies. UPI
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a pair of bills in an effort to formally recognize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by making them an official part of the state's school curriculum. UPI
VOA VIEW: It makes no sense.
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Schumer is a money hungry opportunist. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is responsible for shepherding antitrust bills that aim to crack down on Big Tech — and both his children are on the payroll of companies the proposals would seek to rein in, On the Money has learned.
Jessica Schumer is a registered lobbyist at Amazon, according to New York state records. Alison Schumer works at Facebook as a product marketing manager. Advocates of the legislation fear that the tech companies’ ties to Sen. Schumer’s children could create a conflict of interest, people close to the matter told On the Money. And they say Schumer’s familial connection to the tech companies is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the cozy relationships some members of Congress have with the firms.
“When you put together the amount of money Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi made off tech with the fact that leader Schumer’s two kids work for giant tech companies, Democrats are going to have a very hard time explaining if major legislation doesn’t move forward this session,” one progressive operative told The Post.