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The U.S. Department of Justice said Mexico violated a treaty by releasing evidence the U.S. collected in a drug case against a former Mexican defense minister. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The US was right.
America’s second family visited troops in upstate New York Sunday — their final official appearance before returning to private life. Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited Fort Drum to thank the 10th Mountain Division and their families for serving the country. “I’m here to deliver a very simple message to each... New York Post
Graham, who this month had criticized Trump over his demands to overturn his election loss, expressed more support for him Sunday.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Schumer will look like the idiot he is.

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By supporting efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election, most of the nation's Republican state attorneys general may have undermined their offices' long-held special status in federal courts. In December, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed legal papers attempting to overturn the results of the presidential election based ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The real facts and truth is on the right.
The top Justice Department official in early 2017 overseeing the FBI’s Russia probe testified he was briefed as many as six times on its status and was told there was no evidence of Trump campaign collusion, a newly released transcript shows. The testimony of Dana J. Boente is significant because ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden, Dems and liberals will look bad.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was detained after returning to Moscow for first time since nerve agent poisoning. ABC
VOA VIEW: Russian madness.
The inauguration of Presidential-elect Joe Biden will be unlike any other in American history. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is a fear mongering coward.
CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto shares the latest polling data as a new administration is poised to take office. CBS
VOA VIEW: US Democracy has been lost with Biden false win.
Schiff said there were intelligence partners around the world who likely withheld information from the U.S. because they didn't trust the president. CBS
VOA VIEW: Schiff is a liar and idiot.

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Biden is planning on a 10-day blitz of executive action on what his administration is calling the "four crises" facing the country. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden would be making a foolish mistake.
Microsoft-owned GitHub said on Sunday that the company's head of human resources resigned after an investigation into the company's dismissal of an employee. CNBC
Parler survived being pushed out of Apple and Google's app stores, but getting kicked off Amazon's cloud has made Parler absent from the internet for days. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Amazon is too powerful.
Joe Biden moves into the White House in the coming week with the biggest stock market tailwind since Election Day for possibly any president in history. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will be on Biden when the market falls.

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The US Capitol is surrounded by fences and troops amid fear the January 6 riots could spark violence this weekend and leading up to Wednesday's inauguration. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden will hurt the nation.
Law enforcement in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country remained on high alert Sunday amid warnings of armed protests ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal hype.
President-elect Joe Biden is on track to take office without key Cabinet members being confirmed on the day of his inauguration, a result of the Republican-led Senate moving much more slowly to schedule confirmation hearings and votes than it has for previous presidents. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems game playing are the cause of the problem.

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The FBI arrested a man in Nashville early Sunday morning after he allegedly posted from his Facebook account decrying Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while celebrating riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.   FOX News
VOA VIEW: Antifa an BLM were involved with DC riot.
A self-described "hardcore leftist" was arrested Friday for allegedly issuing a call to arms online to recruit like-minded individuals to join him in violently confronting pro-Trump supporters expected to gather at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee on Sunday, just days before the presidential inauguration. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A fool.
Officials in a Northern California city on Saturday ordered the removal of a "White Lives Matter" banner that was posted on city property, declaring it "racist" and a "despicable act of vandalism." FOX News
VOA VIEW: Left madness - it's racist and despicable to write WLM, while OK for BLM.

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January 18, 2021

     Two decades ago, the government established a federal holiday in honor of Martin Luther King.  Blacks are more likely than whites to commemorate Martin Luther King's birthday. They're also more inclined to harbor doubts about progress toward his dream of racial equality. Three-fourths of the people in this country say there has been significant progress toward equality, but only 66 percent of blacks felt that way.

     Participation in the holiday was enhanced by legislation passed in 1994 establishing the day as one of service.  According to the Bureau of National Affairs, all 50 states gradually recognized a King holiday. But only one-third of businesses offer a paid holiday.

    Most whites find the national holiday another undeserved entitlement. No other Ameican has their own holiday.  Why should King?  One day for all the presidents of the United States, while Martin Luther King has a holiday for himself.  That is how far the politicians have gone to appease the black populous.  What next, Jesse Jackson Day.  If there was a vote of the people, the MLK holiday would be soundly defeated.  What happened to representation of the people.

     There are many people that should be credited for the civil rights movement.  Many of which are white.  It would be more appropriate, and acceptable, to have MLK day renamed Civil Rights Day.  Hopefully the time is near - it will come.