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The Pentagon has retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians last month in Afghanistan. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A major mistake and false claim by the liberal media.
Analysts say the ratcheting up of military might between North and South Korea raises the possibility of misunderstandings that could spiral to dangerous consequences. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is tested as being weak.
Gen. Mark Milley has compromised the US’s national security through his alleged phone call to his Chinese counterpart. President Biden must own up to it, retired Army lieutenant general Keith Kellogg says. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Milley must resign or get fired.
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The Biden administration, surprising precisely nobody, is facing an ever-worsening crisis at the border. In recent days, thousands of Haitian immigrants have crossed the Rio Grande. No, that's not a typo. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Total Biden madness.
Why hasn’t Vice President Kamala Harris visited Port-au-Prince? She insisted that you need to examine the “root causes” in order to handle the border crisis. Well, in the past few months, Haiti’s president was assassinated and the island nation was hit by an earthquake and a hurricane. Those are some root causes. But Harris didn’t visit Haiti, and President... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Total Biden madness.
Polls rarely ask people what a “fair share” looks like. Is a quarter of someone’s earnings enough? A third? Because the rich have been shouldering an increasingly larger share of the cost of government. New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.
If US intelligence had heeded the warning of a prominent Chinese dissident, we might not be in Year 2 of a global pandemic. In November 2019, six weeks before Beijing deigned to admit the coronavirus outbreak, democracy fighter Wei Jingsheng sounded the alarm about a mysterious new virus he’d first heard about around the time... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The US missed the reality of the pandemic.
Taliban leaders have turned the Kabul building that housed Afghanistan’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs into the offices for the religious police, an ominous portent for women’s rights. New York Times
Infighting over boosters is undermining Americans’ already fragile trust in the public health system. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The truth is few know the real situation.
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More post-9/11 veterans are wrestling with serious disabilities than vets of previous wars. Their challenge – and what we owe them – is steep.
If your iPhone is more than four years old, upgrading to iPhone 13 will feel like going from a Pinto to a Porsche. If it's newer, it's a tougher call.
Democrats face some beastly headwinds as they prepare for next year’s congressional elections, but they believe they’ve got a silver bullet or two: mounting rage against COVID vaccine refuseniks, coupled with smoldering scorn for former President Donald Trump. Analysts say anger at vaccine resistors helped propel California Gov. Gavin Newsom ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It's more like political stupidity.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Friday that she would move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters back to Washington, a year after the Trump administration relocated it to Grand Junction, Colorado. Instead of closing the Grand Junction office, however, she said it would “grow and expand as the bureau’s official ... Washington Times
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An advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration on Friday shot down Pfizer’s request to approve booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine for the general population, citing a lack of safety data, but did approve the doses for seniors and high-risk groups. The rejection is a blow to President ... Washington Times
The Department of Homeland Security has alerted law enforcement agencies of a "small" amount of online threats of violence before the Saturday rally supporting jailed Jan. 6 Capitol rioters, according to news reports. Homeland Security sent an internal bulletin this week warning of "small number of recent online threats of ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Time will soon tell.
In January, Alaska had the highest per capita vaccination rate in the nation. Now, hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. ABC
VOA VIEW: Low population helped reach high vaccination rate.
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Supporters of a plan to open supervised injection sites to try to reduce overdose deaths urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a court decision that bans the practice ABC
VOA VIEW: The outcome will be clear.
The votes followed a full day of presentations, Q&A and debate. ABC
The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. ABC
"That is a point of shame for us, and it needs to be fixed. It's going to be fixed today," Hochul said. CBS
VOA VIEW: Crazy stupidity.
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tells "Face The Nation" that the CDC wasn't prepared for a crisis like COVID and "should have raised their hand and said, 'We really don't have this.'" CBS
VOA VIEW: Too much guessing.
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday evening that France is immediately recalling its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia in a backlash over a canceled submarine deal. CBS
VOA VIEW: France is acting like a baby.
An investigation by U.S. Central Command determined that the August 29 strike in Kabul killed an innocent aid worker and as many as nine of his family members. CBS
Some families are expressing frustration that they have yet to receive the third installment from the federal program. CBS
VOA VIEW: No free rides for those who have babies.
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Scientists continued debating the need for a third dose of the vaccines for older Americans, leaving open the possibility of other votes. CNBC
The Federal Reserve has a big meeting on tap next week, one that will be held under the cloud of an ethical dilemma. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Thieves in our mist.
Failure to fund the U.S. government leads to a shutdown, but failure to increase the debt ceiling would lead to default. CNBC
House Democrats are taking aim at "mega" IRAs like that of billionaire Peter Thiel in tax legislation unveiled this week. CNBC
The National Guard troops will only deploy upon the request of the Capitol Police and will help man entry points to the Capitol complex. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time and money.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., the ranking member of the subcommittee, announced the hearing in an interview on CNBC's "Closing Bell" Friday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Instagram is bad for the mind.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell owned municipal bonds of the same type bought by the Fed during the coronavirus pandemic. CNBC
A panel of North Carolina judges in a split decision blocked the state's voter ID law, saying it discriminates against Black people. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that voters in Minneapolis may decide on whether or not to abolish the police department in the upcoming municipal elections. FOX News
Flood watches and warnings are still in effect on Friday from southeastern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle as locally heavy rain from the remnants of Nicholas continues. FOX News
During a climate summit at the White House on Friday, President Joe Biden set of goal of cutting global methane emissions 30% by the end of the 2020s. UPI
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Dems are financially bankrupting the US economy with free ride of all sorts. As Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill work to bring their new reconciliation bill across the finish line, a proposal to keep the expanded child tax credit could be changed.
A more generous child tax credit was authorized earlier this year by President Joe Biden and Congress to help give families additional financial relief in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has provided millions of families with direct monthly payments of up to $300 per child that started in July. But the more generous child tax credit — representing total sums of up to $3,600 per child — is only in place for this year. House Democrats unveiled their proposal last week to keep the expanded credit in place through 2025. This would clearly cause financial hardship on the national budget.