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Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to arrest Democratic lawmakers who blocked voting rights legislation by fleeing the state. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good, if legal.
Democrats are united in the belief that laws of economics no longer exist. That you can spend trillions upon trillions — anything you want, really — with no downside. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A major threat to the US economy.
Team Biden seems determined to dismantle all its predecessor’s policies — even those that promised to transform the dysfunctional Middle East for the better. The White House “suspended the Abraham Fund indefinitely,” Israeli financial paper Globes reported last week, citing US and Israeli sources. The public-private partnership was established last year after Israel signed the US-brokered... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
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Kamala Harris heaped praise on dozens of Democratic Texas state legislators who flew to Washington rather than take part in a special session at which election reform legislation was to be considered. New York Post
Steve Scalise and Lisa McClain are leading the effort on a resolution aimed at voicing support for the DHS, ICE and CBP in an attempt to oppose progressives’ push to reduce funding for the agencies. New York Post
Even as nearly half of state residents are still worried about getting sick from the coronavirus, around 68 percent believe the worst of the virus has been overcome. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Don't get fooled.
Months after Rupert Murdoch got a Covid-19 vaccine dose, one of his network’s stars, Tucker Carlson, called a Biden vaccination proposal “the greatest scandal in my lifetime.” New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal media hogwash.
A divided appeals court in Virginia ruled that banning handgun sales to Americans under 21 is arbitrary. The decision will likely be appealed. USA Today
Monday, Cornel West published his resignation letter to his Harvard dean. The letter states the university is in 'decay' and calls out 'narcissism'
VOA VIEW: Harvard is an overrated scam.
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Rising prices, shortages of supplies and the COVID delta variant could slow the economy's big rebound more than economists first thought. USA Today
VOA VIEW: This is now the Biden fraudulent economy.
A Washington man lost his request Tuesday to upend the federal mask mandate for travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 like him. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas declined Lucas Wall’s request to issue an injunction against the federal mandate. Mr. Wall, a journalist who lives in Washington, D.C., suffers ... Washington Times
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) — established by a 1998 law and tasked with monitoring religious liberty overseas — should compare how the United States performs against international standards, Rep. Jim McGovern, Massachusetts Democrat, said Tuesday. Such a change would require amending the 23-year-old International Religious Freedom ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Interesting thought.
Congressional Democrats are eyeing a repeal of former President Donald Trump’s signature tax cuts to pay for a party-line social spending package, a package loaded up with liberal priorities such as funding for racial justice programs and Medicare expansion. Fully or partially scaling back the 2017 tax cuts is a ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Retracting the 2017 tax cuts would be a major mistake.
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One of Fox News Channel’s top personalities called for mandatory vaccination against COVID-19, upon threat of forced home isolation. Geraldo Rivera made the demand Tuesday reacting to a story in the New York Post that nearly one-third of New York’s nursing-home workers hadn’t been vaccinated. Mr. Rivera agreed on Twitter ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Rivera is a loud mouth.
Few illegal immigrants caught and released at the border on promises of turning themselves in to ICE later are showing up, defying Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' assurances of a "high rate" of compliance and leaving the department with few options for tracking down the migrants. At best, the appearance ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Biden border mistake is hurting the nation.
Former President Trump told journalist and author Michael Wolff that he's "disappointed" in Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Mr. Trump's second appointment to the high court. The former president expressed frustration with Justice Kavanaugh's rulings and included his two other appointees, Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The appointments have not been strong conservatives.
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Consumer prices spiked again in June, extending the highest rate of inflation in 13 years and emerging as a midterm campaign issue over President Biden’s big-spending programs. The Labor Department reported Tuesday that consumer prices rose 0.9% in June from May and 5.4% over the past year — the highest ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The economy is taking a major financial hit.
Ziankovich, a lawyer with U.S. citizenship, is a long-time opponent of Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian leader of his native Belarus. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good reason to worry.
Jeff Bezos' rocket company has gotten federal approval to launch people into space, himself included ABC
VOA VIEW: Money can buy anything.
California issued a new rule on Monday banning unmasked students from school campuses but then rescinded it just hours later. ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network funded with money paid by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal, says it plans to more than double its number of charging stations throughout the United States and Canada ABC
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President Joe Biden delivered a major speech Tuesday from Philadelphia on voting rights as his administration wades more aggressively into the fight over ballot access. ABC
VOA VIEW: The big lie is Biden.
Both Carnival and Royal Caribbean require unvaccinated passengers to get travel insurance before boarding a cruise. CBS
"Texas Democrats will use everything in our power to fight back, but we need Congress to act now," state Representative Rhetta Bowers said. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are seeking political stupidity.
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Flake said he is "honored and humbled by the trust President Biden has placed in me with this ambassadorial nomination." CBS
VOA VIEW: Flake is a flak.
Some franchises will start a "backup care" pilot program for child and elderly care. CBS
VOA VIEW: The cost will be reflected in the cost of their food.
More than 81,000 immigrant teens and young adults are waiting for a decision on their DACA applications as a looming court ruling threatens the program's existence. CBS
VOA VIEW: A lot of money has been spent on DACA.
Annual benefit hike could top 6% due to fast-rising inflation. But retirees would have to wait until 2022 to see it. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Hospitalizations linked to the Delta variant are doubling in Mississippi, where the vaccination rate is the lowest in the country. Now a former WNBA coach is making it her mission to recruit and coach her community through the vaccination process. A feat that she says is turning out to be harder than coaching pro-basketball. Omar Villafranca reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: A happening directed to liberals, blacks and Dems.
President Biden said the U.S. is "facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War." CBS
VOA VIEW: Total deception.
As staff finalize language for the bipartisan proposal, Senate Democrats are crafting a bill that could cost upwards of $3.5 trillion. CBS
VOA VIEW: The loans are becoming more and more.
The comments came a day after thousands of Cubans poured into the streets protesting against the communist government. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden send words, no actions.
Inflation surged in June by the most since 2008, driven by price increases in used cars, car rentals as well as a rebound in airfares, lodging and food. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation is growing and many Americans won't be able to pay.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is getting a thank you from what some would say is a seemingly unlikely place: the libertarian-leaning Koch network. CNBC
As inflation rises, many retirees worry about outliving their nest eggs. Advisors suggest these portfolio changes for retirees to preserve buying power. CNBC
VOA VIEW: These are serious financial declines.
Top New York real estate broker Christopher Kromer told CNBC the city's housing market is seeing higher demand and lowered prices. CNBC
Roughly one-fifth of Americans were initially hesitant about or squarely against getting the Covid-19 vaccine but have since gotten their shots, according to polling released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. CNN
VOA VIEW: The major people defying vaccination are the poor and blacks.
A map of the 2020 election results and a map of fully vaccinated areas paint a strikingly similar picture of today's political landscape -- and (surprise, surprise... ) it was largely driven by former President Donald Trump. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza tries to explains why these two maps are so similar. CNN
VOA VIEW: The real fact show that Dems are the least vaccinated.
The Department of Homeland Security is administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to immigrant detainees as part of an effort to scale up vaccinations for Covid-19 at Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, ICE told CNN in a statement. CNN
VOA VIEW: Not the top vaccination.
Nearly six months into a presidency fully engulfed in a battle against a global pandemic, President Joe Biden is in a standoff with senators in his own party over who should lead the US Food and Drug Administration, a key post in the fight against Covid-19 -- with no indication the White House will name a permanent commissioner anytime soon. CNN
VOA VIEW: Certainly not Biden's present choice.
As the U.S. border crisis continues, more foreign nationals are finding their way through Mexico to the U.S., undermining the Biden administration's effort to stop illegal immigration by addressing the root causes of why people leave Central America. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden has to return to the Trump resolve.
Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in Oregon, threatened California's power supply. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A very serious problem.
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United Airlines announced Tuesday it will purchase 100 Heart Aerospace ES-19 electric planes as part of its efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. UPI
VOA VIEW: Promises that meaning nothing now.
The United States pullout from Afghanistan is more than 95% completed, the U.S. military said Tuesday, as the Taliban has mounted a growing offensive in the country. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden will allow a Taliban takeover.
Britain and the United States have extended a cooperative agreement between the two nations aircraft carrier fleets. UPI
VOA VIEW: China will still have a bigger Navy.
Consumer prices in the United States increased by 5.4% between June 2020 and last month, the Labor Department said on Tuesday -- the steepest 12-month increase in more than a decade. UPI
VOA VIEW: They will grow higher under the Dem and Biden watch.