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The Israel-Hamas war has helped catalyze a newfound sense of Palestinian solidarity that could mark a new moment in the Middle East, activists say. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is pro Palestinians.
The L.A. Times is appealing a ruling by a federal judge blocking access to a search warrant for Sen. Richard Burr's phone. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Burr was good for America.
"I haven't been to Europe," VP Kamala Harris actually argued in her latest attempt to justify not visiting the US-Mexico border. Well, it makes as much sense as the rest of the Biden-Harris approach to this crisis. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio admits violent crime’s out of control, yet he’s pretending he can’t do anything about it — and telling New Yorkers they’ll just have to suffer until help from the feds or state arrives. In fact, what the city desperately needs is better leadership. “For the rest of the year” — his... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio is the main cause of violent crime.
Every day, it seems, the evidence suggesting COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab grows. Except much of this evidence was apparent almost from the pandemic’s beginning. It’s outrageous that all discussion of it was successfully suppressed for more than a year — by those who stood to benefit from misleading the public. There was plenty of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: They should be prosecuted and put in jail.
First son Hunter Biden repeatedly called his white attorney the n-word in a pair of bizarre and occasionally lewd text conversations late in 2018 and early 2019. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hunter is a thief and con man.
The former US president, who himself is banned from the social media platform, defended the West African nation's decision to block Twitter saying all speech should be heard, New York Post
Dana Stangel-Plowe accused the Dwight-Englewood School in Bergen County, New Jersey, of forcing students and faculty to embrace a single set of beliefs, choking off free-speech in the process. New York Post
VOA VIEW: CRT needs to be ended.
The US has withdrawn more than 50 percent of its forces from Afghanistan, the Pentagon estimated Tuesday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
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A 127-page joint report is the most comprehensive and detailed account to date on the intelligence, communications and policing failures around the Capitol riot. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The real truth hurts Dems.
Health officials warned that doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could go to waste if they go unused this month. Here’s the latest on the pandemic. New York Times
Target, Best Buy and Walmart are staying closed Thanksgiving 2021. Retailers closed on the holiday last year amid COVID-19 to cut back on trends.
The 2022 Ford Maverick pickup's passenger space is considerably more than Ford's discontinued Fiesta and Focus small cars. And it's priced right.
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Some lawmakers have criticized President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border. USA Today
VOA VIEW: A fool and her lies have no validity.
The Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to authorize spending about $250 billion in taxpayer dollars on research and development to counter China’s rising global influence. The bill championed by Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer would spend about $190 billion to strengthen U.S. technology markets and $54 billion for federal ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Needed, but Dem control will be sure failure.
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said there is one reason he proposed a touring “History Show” with former President Trump: The American media failed at its job. Long considered “the first draft of history,” newspapers and other media outlets instead became agenda-driven ... Washington Times
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Republicans signaled another tough confirmation battle Tuesday with their grilling of Tracy Stone-Manning, President Biden’s pick to head the Bureau of Land Management, and not just on her partisan past. Ms. Stone-Manning was quizzed about a personal loan of between $50,000 and $100,000 that she obtained from a ... Washington Times
Vice President Kamala D. Harris said Tuesday she’ll visit the southern U.S. border eventually, as she wrapped up a two-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala on the “root causes” of illegal migration, a mission that was largely overshadowed by her refusal to personally witness the problem back home. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The operative word is "Someday."
CNN anchor Jim Acosta argued Monday night there is a "very strong chance" former President Donald Trump will incite "more political violence" than the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Appearing on "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer, Mr. Acosta slammed Mr. Trump's speech over the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Acosta is a loud mouth fool.
The White House’s acting budget office chief on Tuesday said that President Biden’s agenda is in jeopardy if Congress won’t go along with his trillions of dollars in proposed tax hikes. “My guess is if the Senate doesn’t pass the offsets that the spending is also in danger.” Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is the risk.
Multiple major websites have suffered simultaneous global outages early Tuesday morning. ABC
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The richest 25 Americans pay less in tax — 15.8% of adjusted gross income — than many ordinary workers do, once you include taxes for Social Security and Medicare, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization ProPublica found ABC
Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph A. Blount Jr. was grilled by lawmakers Tuesday about the ransomware attack his company that caused a run on the nation's gasoline supply. ABC
A Florida high school temporarily halted distribution of its student-run yearbook amid concerns over pages covering the Black Lives Matter movement. ABC
VOA VIEW: Race should not appear in a yearbook.
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Justice Department lawyers say Donald Trump cannot be held personally liable for “crude and disrespectful” remarks he made while president about a woman who accused him of rape ABC
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
Vice President Kamala Harris is facing backlash from conservatives for not having visited the southern border and from progressives for telling immigrants "Do not come." ABC
VOA VIEW: Harris is a joke.
70% of Americans said they support same-sex marriage, which is the largest percentage since the survey's creation in 1996. CBS
VOA VIEW: Most don't care what others do, when it comes to sex.
GOP Senator Mitt Romney is leading a bipartisan group of senators in infrastructure negotiations. CBS
VOA VIEW: Something may be accomplished if infrastructure in only that.
At the center of the standoff is a proclamation by Governor Greg Abbott that would force shelters in Texas to stop housing migrant children in federal custody. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden will lose.
Manchin met virtually with leaders of several civil rights organizations on Tuesday morning. CBS
VOA VIEW: Manchin has to hold.
They're asking the CDC to use the most accurate tests available to test more blood samples from 2019 and investigate early unexplained deaths. CBS
The Senate approved Julien Neals to the U.S. district court in New Jersey by a vote of 66-33. CBS
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. must vaccinate more people before the Covid variant Delta, first identified in India, becomes the country's dominant strain. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
The Koch network has been actively pressuring Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to oppose key legislative items linked to Biden's agenda. CNBC
The Senate is set to pass one of the largest industrial bills in U.S. history to bulk up technology manufacturing in an effort to match competition from China. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Seeing is believing.
Sixty-five percent of millionaires are worried about rising inflation caused by recent government spending, according to CNBC's latest survey. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All should worry about inflation.
Joseph Blount described the morning Colonial Pipeline realized it was the victim of a ransomware attack, and the decisions he made in the hours that followed. CNBC
James Murdoch, a son of Fox News mogul Rupert Murdoch, spent $100 million to fund largely nonpartisan and Democratic-leaning causes in the 2020 election cycle. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Sad how a son can go so far left.
Live updates | Vaccination rates have plunged in these states CNN
VOA VIEW: There is not way any state economy can be better now.
Republican-controlled states have escalated their offensive against Democratic-controlled cities and counties this year to unprecedented heights, further deepening the trench between red and blue America. CNN
US border authorities have been deployed to assist Mexican immigration officials in spotting travelers arriving in Cancun, Mexico, with the intention of continuing to the US southern border, according to two Department of Homeland Security officials. CNN
VOA VIEW: A start that will be minimized by the Biden team.
Vice President Kamala Harris has invited every female senator to the Naval Observatory for dinner next Tuesday, according to a Harris aide and Senate aide, in a show of bipartisanship among a deeply divided Congress. CNN
VOA VIEW: A foolish food fest.
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A Pennsylvania man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pretending to be the family members of then-President Donald Trump for an illicit scheme to fraudulently raise funds for a fictitious political organization, prosecutors said. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Fraud should be punished hard.
A sheriff in Minnesota is pulling his deputies from a federal U.S. Marshals task force amid concerns about a lack of transparency after state investigators say there is no body-camera, dash-camera or surveillance footage of the fatal officer-involved shooting of a Black man in Minneapolis last week. FOX News
The U.S . Government Accountability Office said Tuesday the Pentagon should update its program oversight approach to improve weapon system acquisition. UPI
There were a record 9.3 million job openings in April as businesses struggle to fill vacancies and people quit their jobs at a rate higher than before the pandemic, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. UPI
Pharma company Pfizer said Tuesday it will begin testing the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine in larger groups of children 11 and younger. UPI
Vice President Kamala Harris met with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City on Tuesday to discuss immigration policy, part of her first foreign trip since taking office in January. UPI
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.