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A Democratic proposal that would give Black people more federal aid than White people to make down payments on homes is bringing charges of reverse racism and threats of lawsuits. Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, proposed the race-based down-payment program to be included in President Biden’s $3.5 trillion package of ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Definitely reverse discrimination.
A Tokyo Games mired in controversy could cast the Olympic movement into a void that could have consequences that reach all the way to Los Angeles. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The Olympics is in a bad start in many ways.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is over three months late appointing members to an advisory board established to review street vendor activity while illegal peddlers invade The Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio has ruined NYC.
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Buses leaving the Texas city at the heart of the border crisis are struggling to keep up with business -- because they're full of illegal immigrants released into the US, The Post has learned. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The Biden Border chaos is worsening.
The CDC has made some ridiculous recommendations, and if your kids are in class and masked for yet another year, you’ll have these feckless and unelected federal bureaucrats to thank. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden has lost COVID direction and control.
Massive flooding in China is disrupting the country's supply chain, including the production of food, cars and coal, according to a report. New York Post
The J&J COVID vaccine may look inferior because the other vaccines are so good, experts say. But questions remain about protection and other issues.
VOA VIEW: J&J was not the best choice.
The USCP officer's lawyers replied that Dunn would 'lay down his life to protect a Member of Congress,' no matter the party.
President Joe Biden said children under 12 could be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in weeks during a CNN town hall. Pfizer says it's likely later.
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The Biden administration is not changing its mask policies as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and the Delta variant surges across the country, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. “I think the most important thing for the public is that there hasn’t been a decision made,” she said ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Psaki is an idiot.
Tucker Carlson has mounted an attack on Harry Dunn, a U.S. Capitol police officer who is speaking publicly about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, resulting in Republicans facing pressure to condemn the Fox News host's comments Thursday. Days before Mr. Dunn is set to testify before members of ... Washington Times
A federal judge blocked a West Virginia law banning transgender athletes from competing in girls sports, saying the legislation likely runs afoul of the Constitution. Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, a Clinton appointee, said if West Virginia wants to treat people differently, there must be a compelling reason to do so. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A very bad ruling.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee split along party lines Thursday on Bureau of Land Management nominee Tracy Stone-Manning, whose nomination has been roiled by her involvement in a three-decades-old tree-spiking case. The committee voted 10-10 on President Biden’s choice to lead the agency, meaning that Senate Majority Leader ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: This nominee needs to be ousted.
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In his first steps toward his own Cuba policy, President Joe Biden is sanctioning the Cuban defense minister and its special forces. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Cuba madness should end after 62 years.
Elected officials in a Michigan county gave themselves bonuses with federal relief money related to the coronavirus pandemic ABC
VOA VIEW: They should all be prosecuted.
Russia enduring a devastating coronavirus third wave, seeing record daily deaths, amid a slow vaccine uptake and few significant restrictions. ABC
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A small number of COVID-19 “breakthrough” cases are expected after vaccination, and health officials say they’re not a cause for alarm ABC
The CDC is sticking with its guidance for now that only unvaccinated people need to wear masks to be safe, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters on Thursday. ABC
VOA VIEW: As the CDC should.
U.S. health officials say they now have evidence that an untreatable “superbug” fungus has spread in two hospitals and a nursing home ABC
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to pull all five of his Republican picks from the panel Wednesday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi should not make decisions for Republicans.
The art shows allow the president's son to meet potential collectors of his art, seemingly defying the spirit of a White House ethics agreement. CBS
VOA VIEW: This is a Biden ripoff.
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The effort from the Justice Department is the latest in a series of steps taken by the Biden administration to confront a surge in violent crime. CBS
VOA VIEW: The violence will not stop until police are backed, not defunded and prosecutors, DA's and judges put offenders behind bars.
Senator Chuck Grassley was first elected to the Senate in 1980. CBS
VOA VIEW: Grassley will prevail if he runs, again.
During a public session broadcast on Facebook Live, Tommy Bryant used the slur to refer to a Black female council member. CBS
VOA VIEW: What is said about the racial statements made by blacks toward whites?
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The bipartisan infrastructure plan backed by President Biden failed to advance in the Senate, but it could see another vote Monday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Texas and Florida are getting involved in Israel's battle with the socially conscious Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand. CNBC
VOA VIEW: B&J should be boycotted.
Weekly jobless claims totaled 419,000 for the week ended July 17, above the 350,000 estimate. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Sad times resulting from Biden stupidity.
"There's going to be a peak sometime probably around late August, early September," former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Thursday. CNBC
GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks "made statements and took actions that just made it ridiculous to put them on such a committee," Pelosi said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is the one who is ridiculous.
President Joe Biden participated Wednesday in the second CNN town hall of his presidency, taking questions from anchor Don Lemon and local residents in Cincinnati. CNN
VOA VIEW: As usual, Biden made false claims.
Nearly half of House Republicans still won't say publicly whether they are vaccinated against Covid-19, even as new cases rise nationwide. CNN
Washington D.C., officials announced a new crime-fighting initiative Wednesday that will be manned by police officers on mountain bicycles and scooters in high-crime areas in an effort to engage with the community following several days of gun violence that saw a 6-year-old girl killed. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Not a worthwhile resolve.
The Minneapolis City Council is preparing a measure that would allow voters to replace the city's police department with a community-focused safety initiative, according to local reports. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The city will be hurt and the citizens will suffer.
Atlanta Public Schools will require students and staff to wear face masks this coming year after Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive order on masking in schools fell short of outright banning such mandates. FOX News
A top Navy admiral said this week that the service's next-generation attack submarine will have the strongest parts of its predecessors -- including payload, speed, acoustics, sensors, availability and service life. UPI
Tokyo's government on Thursday reported nearly 2,000 new cases of COVID-19, 91 connected with the Olympics, the day before the Opening Ceremony. UPI
VOA VIEW: The Olympics are doomed.
North Korea expressed support for the Cuban government's response to protests. UPI
VOA VIEW: Birds of the same feather.
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Biden wanted to make progressives happy. Last week, the Senate Education Committee held a confirmation hearing for a woman who has arguably done more than any other government official to fan the flames of America’s culture war: Catherine Lhamon. President Joe Biden has nominated Lhamon to return for a second stint as assistant secretary in the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. During her previous term, under former President Barack Obama, Lhamon transformed that office from a guarantor of statutorily defined rights into a forward operating base for coercing compliance with liberal social dogma.
Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the ranking Republican on the committee, described Lhamon’s track record as “deeply troubling if not outright disqualifying.” But he and his colleagues seemed focused on fighting the last culture war — over Title IX and allegations of sexual assault and abuse on campus — rather than the left’s social crusade du jour: critical race theory.
To be sure, Lhamon’s track record on Title IX is worth scrutinizing. Under her leadership, OCR coerced colleges to adopt a new “preponderance of the evidence” standard for investigating sexual allegations on campus — a standard critics on left and right say creates a presumption of guilt. When President Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, issued a regulation with a stronger emphasis on due process, even the liberal Washington Post editorial board admitted that DeVos got quite a bit right.