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President Biden skirted blame for rising prices in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, insisting it's a global problem caused by Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Inflation in the US is caused by the stupidity of Biden.
The economy has helped drag down the president’s numbers, with a low point coming amid record high gas prices. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
Zoom announced layoffs for 15% of its workforce, CEO Eric Yuan said Tuesday, in the company's latest pivot in the post-pandemic work world. USA Today
VOA VIEW: It shows that the economy is not as good as Biden says.
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Mexico is rejecting any effort to reinstate the Trump-era 'remain in Mexico' policy for asylum-seekers. ABC
VOA VIEW: The US can cut off any money and assistance to Mexico.
Alec Baldwin's legal team, which now includes Elon Musk attorney Alex Spiro and former Trump appointee John Bash, argues that a sitting state legislator cannot serve as special prosecutor. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Baldwin will not be an easy prosecution.
Special Counsel Jack Smith is overseeing criminal investigations into former President Trump's handling of classified documents and a separate probe into attempts to stop President Biden from assuming office. LA Times
“A growing number of journalists are taking a hard look” at Trump-era reporting and “concluding that, yes, corporate media behaved terribly,” cheers Becket Adams. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The liberal media are still behaving terribly.
The magnitude of an earthquake isn't enough to determine how much death and destruction it will cause. Location, time of day, building codes and other factors make a big difference. LA Times
“It is appalling that he insulted the skill and professionalism of our prosecutors,’’ Bragg seethed when responding to a reporter’s question about the tome at an unrelated press conference. New York Post
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The woke war against our kids is unrelenting and takes no prisoners. Conservatives can only win the fight by making its proponents go on defense. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Disney seems to not learn from its mistakes.
Former officer Demetrius Haley took a picture of Tyre Nichols after he was beaten and texted it to multiple people, a newly released document says.
The American Gaming Association estimates 50.4 million American adults will wager a total of around $16 billion on Super Bowl 57, both records.
Marty Walsh, the former mayor of Boston, is stepping down as Biden's labor secretary to take a job with the NHL union.
VOA VIEW: It's time to leave when the getting is best.
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Government officials are pointing people to food pantries, who say there's simply no way they will be able to fill the food access gap completely.
VOA VIEW: Biden will not get the waste with the Republican House.
Former President Donald Trump took a potshot Tuesday a Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, sharing an old photograph floating around social media that purported to show him drinking alcohol with underage women. Washington Times
Using underwater drones, warships and inflatable vessels, the Navy is carrying out an extensive operation to gather all of the pieces of the massive Chinese spy balloon a U.S. fighter jet shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday. Washington Times
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Gun rights supporters are cheering after judges last week struck down two federal bans on gun ownership in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in June that said such measures must be consistent with the laws that existed when the U.S. was founded. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Second Amendment must prevail.
Disney's government in Florida has been the envy of any private business, with its unprecedented powers in deciding what to build and how to build it at the Walt Disney World Resort, issuing bonds and holding the ability to build its own nuclear plant if it wanted. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Disney should stop supporting woke.
Georgia senators voted Tuesday to permanently block schools and most state and local government agencies from requiring people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Washington Times
One single sector of the southern border saw more than 10,000 illegal drone incursions from Mexico last year, a senior Border Patrol agent told Congress on Tuesday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden.
The Virginia House approved legislation Tuesday that would prevent schools from keeping parents in the dark about their child's gender transition, a bill inspired in part by the horrific account of a girl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted after identifying as male. Washington Times
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President Biden pushed Congress to "finish the job" and cap the cost of insulin at $35 for anyone who needs it, saying his signature tax-and-climate legislation set a limit on older Americans' costs last year but others need relief. Washington Times
A new review of the evidence suggests the CDC had it right the first time. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Excuses for political stupidity.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Tuesday that if the U.S. job market further strengthens in the coming months or inflation readings accelerate, the Fed might have to raise its benchmark interest rate higher than it now projects ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says no Russian team should be allowed to compete at the Paris Olympics next year if Moscow continues its war against Ukraine ABC
Authorities arrested two suspects in connection with an alleged plot to attack Baltimore's power grid, officials said Monday. CBS
VOA VIEW: They should be indicted to the fullest extent.
George Alan Kelly, 73, is being held on a charge of first-degree murder in last week's fatal shooting of a man tentatively identified as a Mexican citizen. CBS
Officials said Monday that the balloon was also carrying a payload the size of a jet airliner and "probably weighed in excess of a couple thousand pounds." CBS
Dawn Basciano's ancestors arrived five generations ago in the California Gold Rush town of Coloma as enslaved people. Basciano shares their story of gaining freedom and going on to purchase more than 400 acres of land in Coloma, and how the state of California seized all of it under eminent domain to build the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. CBS
VOA VIEW: There should be no reparations.
But in a head-to-head matchup between Trump and DeSantis, DeSantis has more support, according to a new poll by the conservative group Club for Growth Action. CBS
VOA VIEW: Trump will win if the liberal media and Dems didn't cheat.
Zoom on Tuesday announced plans to cut about 1,300 workers, or 15% of its workforce, according to a blog post shared to the company's website. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This as well as all other companies show a problem with the economy.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested billionaire investor Ron Baron would make "two or three times" his investment in Twitter's take-private deal, Baron said Tuesday. CNBC
CNBC asked media insiders, including Barry Diller, Bela Bajaria and Bill Simmons, for their predictions about the future of TV. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It is everyone's guess.
The Supreme Court, with a majority opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, ruled there was no federal right to abortion, overturning its Roe v. Wade decision. CNBC
College students who don't earn enough money may not be required to file a tax return, but you could be missing out on a refund if you don't. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Read the tax form.
Use this loan payoff calculator to estimate how long it could take to pay off your debt, what your monthly payments may be and how much you'll pay in interest. CNBC
Oil major BP's record annual profits follow bumper earnings from energy giants Shell, Exxon Mobil and Chevron. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All BIden'f fault.
• 'Everyone's trying to row in the same direction': Balloon saga tests bipartisan China committee • Exclusive: US intel assessment documents Chinese spy balloon incident under Trump • Video: CNN goes to balloon debris site • Opinion: What would China have done? CNN
VOA VIEW: A Chinese balloon would not reach US borders.
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
VOA VIEW: It may happen if Biden doesn't wake up.
Missouri recreational marijuana is now available at Verts Neighborhood Dispensaries. Those who are 21 and over are able to purchase top-shelf Missouri cannabis strains. FOX News
The U.S. Navy conducted a mission to retrieve debris from the Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down over the weekend, landing off the coast of Myrtle Beach, S.C. UPI
Republicans on the House Committee on Armed Services ramped up anti-China rhetoric and questioned aid to Ukraine in the committee's first hearing of the 118th Congress on Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: China is a threat to the world.
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A group of Senate Republicans have filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to declare President Joe Biden's plan to forgive student debt unconstitutional. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.
British oil giant BP has switched tracks on its carbon emissions strategy, announcing plans Thursday that it will now invest $8 billion into new oil and gas production over the next seven years. UPI
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led a meeting that called the country's military to expand its combat drills and work toward "perfecting the preparedness for war," state media reported on Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK would be quashed like the bug they are.
The U.S. Navy has started to collect what remains of a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon after an Air Force fighter jet shot it into the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. UPI
VOA VIEW: Now, to put it to gether.
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Twitter banned then-President Trump from the platform just hours after site monitors found he had not violated the social media giant’s policy, prompting employees to accuse their colleagues of behaving “like Nazis following orders,” documents show. Trump may outsmart the evil empire - libearals and socialists.
Elon Musk’s then installment of the “Twitter Files,” rolled out by independent journalist Bari Weiss reveals the behind-the-scenes chaos as a group of anti-Trump employees pressured top executives to oust the sitting president. The internal debate was waged just days after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol despite a lack of evidence that Mr. Trump had violated Twitter policy.
Mr. Trump had one “strike” remaining on his account before he would be permanently banned when, on Jan. 8, 2021, he posted an early morning tweet praising his supporters. “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future,” the president tweeted at 6:46 a.m. “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” He later posted: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration [of President Biden] on January 20th.”