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Kevin McCarthy's speech touched on provisions in the bill, ex-presidents, his family's politics, COVID-19, Elon Musk and Tesla, slavery and more. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are jealous.
Build Back Better started off as Biden’s effort to “transform” the nation à la FDR, spent some time as his prescription to get the economy going post-COVID and now is somehow supposed to be the cure for inflation. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems are wasting taxpayers hard earned money.
Democrats seem to have discovered schools are important again. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems go in whatever direction the wind blows.
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The former president ripped the 13 Republicans who voted for the bill during a speech at a recent National Republican Congressional Committee dinner. New York Post
The former "Empire" star is due to stand trial later this month for allegedly staging a racially charged attack on himself in Chicago in January 2019. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Smollett should go to jail.
Facebook critics have a Frances Haugen problem: Many love that the whistleblower leaked a trove of documents exposing many of the tech giant’s worst problems — but hate her ideas on how to solve them. Haugen has repeatedly insisted that breaking up Meta Platforms — the company that owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and which... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Haugen is a mixed bag of tricks.
Axios says there’s a media “reckoning” over coverage of the Steele dossier after the partisan oppo document’s primary source was charged with lying to the FBI. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Very few trust the leftwing media.
The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in an international cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China is a rogue nation.
Rising prices for gas and a holiday meal could come back to bite Democrats, who fear that inflation may upend their electoral prospects in the 2022 midterms. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose 2022 and will steal all they can before they are ousted.
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Vaccine experts say there's little down side to getting a COVID vaccine booster dose. Side effects are comparable to the initial round of shots.
VOA VIEW: Follow the big money.
Virginia Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears said Sunday that it is time to “stop picking at” America’s racial scabs after a jury returned verdict of not guilty against Kyle Rittenhouse, who was accused of murder for fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during racial justice riots last year in ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The liberal media lost for their bad reporting and condemnation of Rittenhouse.
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple is waging a legal battle with Panhandle county over prohibited banners showing support for former President Donald Trump. Walton County officials say the large “Trump Won” and “Let's Go Brandon” banners on the balcony of the home of Marvin and Paige ... Washington Times
Republicans fighting President Joe Biden's coronavirus vaccine mandates are wielding a new weapon against the White House rules: natural immunity. They contend that people who have recovered from the virus have enough immunity and antibodies to not need COVID-19 vaccines, and the concept has been invoked ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It makes sense that natural immunity be recognized.
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Former President Donald Trump congratulated Kyle Rittenhouse on being found not guilty on five charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. Mr. Trump cited that the 18-year-old who was on trial for killing two unarmed men and shooting an armed man during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year was engaging in self-defense. ... Washington Times
Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a map of new congressional districts on Saturday that will be in effect for the next four years, despite objections from Democrats and voting rights groups. DeWine said in a statement that, compared with other proposals from House ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A very good thing.
Some Democrats have begun saying out loud what others are saying privately. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems better worry about 2022, first.
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He said the cost of the energy transition will be “much higher than expected.” ABC
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
The U.S. and its allies need to operate with a greater sense of urgency, he says ABC
VOA VIEW: More truth - who's listening?
Cyber Command has over 2,000 military personnel from soldiers to civilians who are focused on securing the nation from foreign threat actors. ABC
NAACP President Derrick Johnson said that the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse was a "warning shot" for Black communities that "vigilante justice" is allowed "in particular communities." CBS
VOA VIEW: Dump Black assessment.
The president is also facing criticism on his handling of immigration. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bad for all Americans and Biden.
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Gillibrand told "Face the Nation" that "now is the time" for Democrats to implement a paid leave program. CBS
VOA VIEW: Foolish Dem view.
Facebook now Meta Platforms is primarily an ad revenue company and Madison Avenue already is at work on figuring out how to rethink ads for the virtual future. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg will find a way of making a buck or two.
Oil's run as one of 2021's hottest trades is slowing, with crude on track for a fourth straight negative week amid demand concerns. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will go up real quick.
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President Joe Biden has offered multiple responses to spiking inflation: investigating gas prices, smoothing supply chains, touting benefit programs. None offers Americans much immediate relief. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden has no clue how to solve any problem.
Beto O'Rourke, who recently announced his campaign for Texas governor, declined to invite President Joe Biden to campaign alongside him while speaking to CNN's Dana Bash. CNN
VOA VIEW: Smart move by a fool.
A North Carolina FedEx delivery driver was recorded picking up a fallen American flag and saluting it outside a home. FOX News
Legislation signed into law by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is forcing companies and at least one hospital group to slam the brakes on coronavirus vaccine mandates for employees. FOX News
In the wake of a potent cold front that will track through the Northeast early Thanksgiving week, the coldest air of the season will bring temperatures plummeting to levels more typical of mid-December. UPI
Israeli police on Sunday fatally shot a Palestinian gunman who shot dead an Israeli man and seriously wounded four others in Old Jerusalem, officials said. UPI
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