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Aides describe a process in which the president spends weeks reading drafts aloud, rejecting anything that smacks of Washington-speak. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden will speak and look like a fool.
The COVID-19 public health emergency is cover for a massive welfare state expansion that will cost Americans for generations.
VOA VIEW: Sad but very true.
The flap with the United States raises concerns about how China wields its power in a climate where one wrong move could set off an accidental conflict. New York Times
VOA VIEW: XI is pushing too hard.
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The Chinese government said the balloon that Colombia spotted in its airspace on Friday was for civilian purposes and was being used for flight tests. New York Times
New College of Florida looks set to become a pivotal battleground over the mission of public universities as Gov. Ron DeSantis wages his war on 'woke.' LA Times
VOA VIEW: The students have no clue.
A recent episode of a Disney+ cartoon show has woke kids performing a skit around the theme “Slaves built this country.” New York Post
VOA VIEW: 1619 Project is a total joke.
The Pentagon didn't shoot down the Chinese balloon as it approached Alaska in January because it did not pose a military threat , a top commander said.
VOA VIEW: Garland is making the DOD look dumb.
A neo-Nazi in Florida and a Maryland woman conspired to attack several electrical substations in the Baltimore area, federal officials said.
Rep. Earl "Buddy" Carter and 23 Republican colleagues have sponsored a bill to establish a 30% national sales tax. What else is in the Fair Tax Act? USA Today
VOA VIEW: It is too high.
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Concerns of potential listeria contamination led to the recall of more than 400 products ranging from breakfast sandwiches to lasagna and cut fruit.
Hunter Biden's art dealer says he'll be "one of the most consequential artists in this century." House Republicans are investigating his art sales.
VOA VIEW: Hunter's artwork is crap.
The U.S. is realigning its military forces with allies in the Pacific Rim to respond if China invades Taiwan – an invasion some fear is inevitable.
VOA VIEW: The US must be ready to defend Taiwan and itself.
The next Fed meeting begins Tuesday, and the committee is expected to raise interest rates again. Two other eras may offer clues to outcomes.
VOA VIEW: There will be no soft landing while Biden is president.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday reignited his debt-ceiling showdown with the White House calling on President Biden to return to the negotiating table without "drawing lines in the sand." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: McCarthy should not deal with kid gloves.
House leaders are demanding answers from a dozen former U.S. intelligence officials who dismissed Hunter Biden's discarded laptop computer as Russian disinformation ahead of the 2020 election. Washington Times
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Monday that COVID-19 vaccination will be optional for city workers as of Feb. 10, arguing the mandate "served its purpose" by increasing uptake during the worst of the pandemic. Washington Times
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A record high 48% of Americans expect the stock market will decline during the first half of this year, Gallup reported Monday. Washington Times
New Orleans being named the nation's "murder capital" ahead of Mardi Gras has local officials scrambling to bolster security while business owners are concerned that the reputation will scare away festival-goers. Washington Times
Gov. Ron DeSantis would take control over the board of a special governing district Walt Disney World operates in Florida under a bill introduced Monday, as the Republican governor punishes the company over its opposition to the so-called "Don't Say Gay" law. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Disney made the first mistake.
Americans expressed scant confidence in President Joe Biden and his party, as well as Republican counterparts, heading into the 2023 State of the Union address. ABC
VOA VIEW: The liberal media want to always add the Republicans alleged shortcomings.
Police in two Atlanta suburbs are on the hunt for a suspect or suspects that left antisemitic fliers on some residents' driveways on Sunday, authorities said. ABC
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A 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck the suburbs of Buffalo, New York, early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. ABC
The president of the national NAACP is urging Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to halt the execution of Raheem Taylor, who is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday for the deaths of his girlfriend and her three children ABC
VOA VIEW: Taylor should die.
CBS News will air the State of the Union as a special report at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, anchored by "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell. CBS
VOA VIEW: With boring deception and lies.
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China accused the United States of indiscriminate use of force after a suspected spy balloon was shot down after it flew over the U.S. for days. CBS
VOA VIEW: Both China and Biden acted foolishly.
Battered by COVID, nation's largest theater chain is betting that movie-goers are willing to pay more for a better view. CBS
More employees are tapping their nest eggs to cover financial emergencies, from medical care to avoiding eviction. CBS
The proposed legislation also includes a limit on fees for baggage and seating. CBS
VOA VIEW: The cost of air travel will go up.
Auto insurance costs are up 14% from a year ago, a new survey shows. Here's where drivers around the U.S. pay the most. CBS
The shaking lasted a few seconds and sent residents first to their windows and then to social media in search of an explanation. CBS
The computer maker said it is cutting 5% of its workforce as consumer demand fades. CBS
VOA VIEW: These are bad financial times.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that defaulting on the debt ceiling would lead to financial catastrophe. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's Biden's call.
Air Transport Services Group said Amazon will be flying less in response to slowing consumer demand and a worsening economic outlook. CNBC
The balloon incident has strained the already fragile U.S.-China relationship. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China is totally responsible.
People of color on dialysis have a higher risk of staph bloodstream infections than white people, according to the CDC. CNBC
Bitcoin dropped below $23,000 Sunday, bringing the cryptocurrency's monthly gain to less than 1%. CNBC
Trump had filed lawsuits against Hillary Clinton and New York Attorney General Letitia James in Florida federal court. CNBC
Check fraud, one of the oldest crimes in finance, is being supercharged by popular messaging platforms like Telegram, according to a cybersecurity expert. CNBC
Price cuts to Apple's iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max in China come amid a smartphone demand slump in the world's second-largest economy. CNBC
• Video: CNN goes to balloon debris site • Analysis: What to know about the balloon • Opinion: Did Trump have own balloon issue? CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden blames everyone for his mistakes.
The insular world of FBI counterintelligence agents was rocked last month when one of their own, Charles F. McGonigal, formerly the FBI's top counterintelligence official in New York, was indicted for allegedly selling access to Russian and Albanian officials in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. CNN
VOA VIEW: Many high-up FBI agents are dirty.
Congress is once again bickering about raising the debt ceiling, the amount of money the US government can borrow to pay its bills on time. And that means that Corporate America has to be ready for the worst. CNN
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A group of Navy personnel filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration regarding vaccine requirements. Even though the requirement was lifted, they want to keep the case alive. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden's stupidity should have repercussions.
NORAD detected China's surveillance balloon before it reached the coast of Alaska, but “could not” take action to shoot it down because it was not obviously hostile. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden froze at the helm.
As high school students around the country fight for the right to wear religious and cultural items at graduation and athletic events, Utah is considering legislation to allow it. UPI
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Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation into law that replaces the word “alien” in state statutes with the politically correct term “noncitizen,” which was proposed by Democratic lawmakers.
“New York will both match the language anticipated to be in federal codes and demonstrate respect and humanity to its immigrant population,” reads a legislative memo attached to the bill. Legislative language states that changes to laws covering cannabis, parks, public health, labor, public authorities, real estate, economic development and a litany of other topics will take effect immediately. This includes nixing “illegal alien” in favor of “undocumented noncitizen.”
The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Maritza Davila (D-Brooklyn) and state Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens) passed both chambers by big bipartisan margins last spring. Liberal stupidity.
While the bill sailed through the Legislature, similar legislation updating state usage of the phrase “incarcerated people” attracted controversy from conservatives who said state lawmakers and the governor ought to focus on challenges other than replacing antiquated language.