Law enforcement officers ring state capitol buildings nationwide, bracing for protesters and attempted repeats of the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The FBI maybe pushing an extreme point.
Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped his preliminary budget for his last year as mayor on Thursday — with no notice, on the eve of a holiday weekend and with the documents providing key details landing even later. In other words, he did his best to bury it, and with good reason. New York Post
VOA VIEW: There is no money.
President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a whopping $1.9 trillion economic recovery plan for digging out of the coronavirus-fueled economic downturn that he’ll pitch to Congress as one of his first acts as commander in chief. The big-spending bailout, which he’s calling the American Rescue Plan, proposes $1,400 checks for most Americans, an extension of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bankrupting the nation from the jump start.


An international team of scientists arrived Thursday in Wuhan, China, the original epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, to investigate the origins of the virus — but two members of the group were forced to stay behind after testing positive for coronavirus antibodies, officials said. The group was sent to the Chinese city by the World... New York Post
Democrats say GOP colleagues may have helped rioters before the violence. They want investigations but haven't named names        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The big fear is how many were from Antifa and BLM.
The unprecedented security buildup in Washington for Wednesday’s inauguration — 20,000 troops, miles of fences and barricades, mass transit shutdowns — has business owners asking if all this is really necessary. Federal officials and security experts say the measures are prudent, given the online chatter about a repeat of last ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The fear is from Biden and other liberals.
CNN’s Jake Tapper, under fire for a comment questioning a Republican congressman and combat veteran’s commitment to democracy, said Thursday the criticism is an attempt to change the subject from the attack on the U.S. Capitol. During coverage of Wednesday's House vote to impeach President Donald Trump, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Most other media would fire Tapper.
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday the Trump administration is committed to a "safe" inauguration for President-elect Joseph R. Biden, as officials beef up security in Washington to unprecedented levels amid threats of more violence.  “We all lived through that day, January 6," Mr. Pence said of the deadly insurrection ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts Dems and liberals.
"Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing," which came to be known as the "Black national anthem," originally was a poem written in 1899 by James Weldon Johnson. ABC
VOA VIEW: Clyburn is nuts.


As New York officials make aggressive moves to cut ties with President Trump, planning has been underway for Trump and some of his children to ditch the Empire State. ABC
VOA VIEW: Goodbye NY.
Ahead of the inauguration, government contracts reveal a White House deep clean amid the coronavirus pandemic. ABC
Kinzinger, who voted to impeach the president, said that there would have been 150 GOP votes for impeachment if Republicans had "voted their conscience." CBS
VOA VIEW: Kinzinger is the one who is "nuts".
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency finalizes a controversial rule about bank lending and financial services that a Wall Street strongly opposes. CNBC
VOA VIEW: WSJ acted foolishly.

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Social Security rules may alter the age at which people are eligible for full benefits. A new Congressional report examines how that would work. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems has gone mad.
The historic and rapid second impeachment of President Donald Trump came and went in a week. But the larger ramifications of the House's decision to impeach the President in his final days in office are just beginning to unfold. CNN
VOA VIEW: What trial?
Moving trucks were seen outside the White House grounds as the Trump administration makes arrangements to leave office. CNN


A viral tweet claims that impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time would mean he would lose the ability to run for president in 2024. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good and true.
Members of Congress are starting to express fears about the vulnerable position last week's violent breach of the US Capitol put them in, as well as concerns they have about their security going forward and some controversial new security measures. CNN
New research shows that police in the United States are roughly three times more likely to use force against liberal-leaning protesters than their conservative-leaning counterparts. UPI
VOA VIEW: Foolish idea, as the facts show otherwise.
Another 4,000 people in the United States have died of COVID-19, according to updated data Thursday from Johns Hopkins University -- not too far off the record toll seen one day earlier. UPI
North Korea appeared to have staged an evening military parade after the regime's Eighth Party Congress. UPI

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No one in the United States had the winning Powerball lottery ticket on Wednesday night, meaning the combined jackpot for it and another drawing grows to about $1.4 billion this weekend. UPI
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