NEWS - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 - NEWS
Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies to lawmakers on Afghanistan withdrawal: "We inherited a deadline" from Trump. "We did not inherit a plan." LA Times
Iran will allow U.N. inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras at its sensitive atomic sites and to continue filming there. LA Times
An official White House livestream of President Joe Biden's remarks was abruptly cut off mid-sentence on Monday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden censorship from stupidity.
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Congress got its first chance to question Team Biden about the Afghanistan catastrophe Monday, when Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. All it got was “Blame Trump.” Taking cues from his boss, Blinken refused to take any responsibility for the Americans and allies left behind, while comically claiming the... New York Post
A document from the House Ways and Means Committee includes jumping the now-top personal-income-tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Damage the US economy.
New rulings by the Federal Election Commission protect the flexibility of major social media companies to control political content shared on their platforms. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems want to control all voting.
Mississippi's last abortion clinic told the Supreme Court that its reputation as the nation's least political branch of government is at stake.
VOA VIEW: The battle becomes more obvious.
Appraisal discrimination is a problem that's well known within the Black community, but it's not widely acknowledged.
VOA VIEW: Another race card attack to make all seem like racism.
Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly revealed that he would back COVID-19 vaccine mandates for air travel, causing some in the industry to push back this week. Dr. Fauci said in an interview with the “Skimm This” podcast, “if you want to get on a plane and travel ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
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A Justice Department program launched during the Trump administration targeting Chinese illicit technology theft is under fire from a group of Stanford University academics. The group of 77 Stanford professors stated in an open letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland that the program known as the China Initiative is fueling ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: America First is no longer a theme.
The NFL’s playing of the so-called Black national anthem is the latest occasion for liberal commentator Bill Maher’s wrath. The host of HBO’s “Real Time” weekly talk show called the league’s adding of performing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in addition to “The Star-Spangled Banner” before last week’s season ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: No one should support the NFL.
Faith-based exemptions are gaining a big role in the debate over employer vaccine mandates, forcing companies to vet what is a "sincerely held" belief or whether workers are using religion as an end-run around tough rules imposed by corporations and cheered by President Biden. Workers across multiple faiths say scripture ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
More than 1,000 protesters gathered in Boise, Idaho, on Monday morning during a visit by President Joe Biden to express their displeasure about his coronavirus plan, the election and other issues. Biden came to Boise as part of a swing through three Western states to promote his ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden was and is a joke.
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A trade group that represents the $2 trillion packaged goods industry says businesses have critical questions about President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and need answers within hours, not weeks. The Consumer Brands Association, whose members include companies such as Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kellogg, sent a letter to the White ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden does not have any answers to any vital questions.
Tropical storm Nicholas is closing in on Texas where a hurricane watch has been issued along the coast. ABC
VOA VIEW: A lot of rain and more.
President Joe Biden On Monday headed West to survey California fire damage as he urges action on climate change. ABC
VOA VIEW: Two losers waste time.
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The State Department has come under heavy criticism from both sides. ABC
VOA VIEW: Blinken acted like the fool he is.
U.S. officials have portrayed the program as a safe and legal alternative to the often dangerous trek migrant children undertake to reach the southern border. CBS
One-fifth of Americans say recycling is more confusing than filing taxes or playing stock market, survey says. CBS
VOA VIEW: It has become too much trouble and confusing.
The U.S. Capitol Police has been preparing for the September 18 rally. CBS
Garland announced the changes in a speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police. CBS
VOA VIEW: Federal control.
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Covid case counts in the U.S. are showing signs of easing off their latest highs but remain elevated as the country heads into the fall season. CNBC
House Democrats proposed a 26.5% top corporate tax rate and 39.6% top individual rate as they try to pay for a $3.5 trillion bill. CNBC
Apple hasn't commented on what it plans to release, but analysts and past release cycles suggest new iPhones, AirPods and Apple Watch models are coming. CNBC
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At least 1 million children in Afghanistan will suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year, warned the executive director of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Who pays and who benefits?
The proposal differs from a prior Biden administration plan to raise the top combined rate to 43.4% for those with income over $1 million. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dem foolish tax increases.
Senators will grill Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Gary Gensler on Tuesday over the agency’s plans for cryptocurrency. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Worthless no answers.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to announce an effort to sue local gangs as a way to curb rampant gun violence, according to a local affiliate report. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Lightfoot is the main cause of Chicago unrest.
The U.S. Capitol Police on Monday arrested a man from California found with multiple knives inside his truck parked outside the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. FOX News
Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff Karen Olick will resign at the end of the month to pursue an undisclosed opportunity, officials said Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Why go down with fools?
A Texas anti-abortion group agreed in a court order issued Monday to hold off on suing Planned Parenthood under a new state law prohibiting abortions after six weeks. UPI
The United States and Royal Thai navies have conducted an annual maritime training exercise to strengthen their Indo-Pacific region work. UPI
Up to one-half of the $14 trillion in Pentagon spending since the start of the global war on terror in 2001 has gone to defense contractors, according to a report released Monday. UPI
Uber drivers in the Netherlands should be considered employees and are legally entitled to the same benefits as taxi drivers, a civil court in Amsterdam said in a ruling on Monday. UPI
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