The Justice Department is working to hold accountable those responsible for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland says. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Garland is a leftwing idiot.
Just six days ago, Indiana soared beyond 10,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in the pandemic.        IndyStar
Defense attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell want a new trial following post-verdict comments made by one of the jurors who helped convict her of sex trafficking crimes. ABC
VOA VIEW: A good point.


Gov. Kathy Hochul kept her maiden State of the State address short and sweet. Cuomo-esque, thankfully, it was not. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hochul is weak and dumb.
McConnell said it was "distasteful" for Democrats to cite the Capitol Riots as a justification to force a vote to amend 60-vote filibuster rule. New York Post
VOA VIEW: McConnell must get a backbone and speak out.
Angered teachers union factions are ramping up pressure on city officials to adopt remote learning amid an ongoing "nightmare" of coronavirus infections in city schools. New York Post
Democrats are fueling a false portrayal of the Jan. 6 Capitol clash to change voting laws that tarnished the 2020 presidential election, James Bovard writes. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The liberal lift is making a joke on the word insurrection.
His continued grip on the party shows, once again, that the former president can outlast almost any outrage cycle, no matter how intensely it burns. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The left is jealous.
Former President Donald Trump abandoned plans to hold a press conference on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks. But Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia will fill the void. Mr. Gaetz’s office issued a statement Wednesday saying the two conservative lawmakers will ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It will mean little - but something.


Seattle police exchanged detailed fake radio transmissions about a nonexistent group of menacing right-wing extremists at a crucial moment during 2020 racial justice protests, an investigation by the city’s police watchdog group shows. The radio chatter about members of the Proud Boys marching around downtown Seattle, some possibly ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The left will go to extremes - shamefully.
Republicans in red states refusing to wear masks everywhere are to blame for the omicron outbreaks and canceled vacations, thundered Rep. Eric Swalwell, California Democrat. But not in his case. Mr. Swalwell was photographed Tuesday vacationing in mandate-resistant Florida without a mask. According to photos posted by ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Swalwell is anti-America.
Partisan divisions have hardened in the year since the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, with Republicans less interested in prosecuting the rioters and Democrats firm in blaming former President Donald Trump for the violence, according to polls. Slightly more than one-fourth of Republicans say it is very important ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A reality.
The U.S. Capitol Police’s acting director of intelligence says she warned Capitol Police leadership of potential violence days before a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, but that her assessment went ignored. Julie Farnam said her team bears no responsibility for the U.S. Capitol Police being caught flat-footed. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are at biggest fault.

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Entry-level workers across much of the country will see bigger paychecks in 2022 as 25 states and the District of Columbia phase in higher minimum wage laws throughout the year. Most of those 26 jurisdictions have bumped the federal minimum wage of $7.25 for non-tipped workers, which hasn't been increased ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A major cause of unemployment and inflation.
A top White House official on Wednesday said supply chain disruptions could continue into 2022  because the omicron variant could impact the supply networks both overseas and in the U.S. “It’s hard to tell that the supply chain pressures have peaked,” White House Port Envoy Jon Porcari told reporters. “I ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The fools know very little - but cause much.
UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas may be smashing records and winning races against women, but LGBTQ advocates say the transgender-athlete issue is a loser. A Transgender Law Center “messaging guide” posted online last month found that no matter how the issue was framed, “no arguments we tested bested the opposition in ... Washington Times


The White House issued a loud call to keep schools open Wednesday after the Chicago Teachers Union bucked city leaders and voted in favor of remote teaching, forcing the public school system to cancel classes and marking a new high point in the clash between Democratic leaders and their union ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Say is one thing - doing and acting are another.
Chicago officials canceled classes for hundreds of thousands of public school students on Wednesday after reaching an impasse with the city's teachers union. ABC
VOA VIEW: The unions must not control the future of children.
If the CDC director signs off, shots could go into arms as soon as Thursday morning. ABC
VOA VIEW: It's all about money.
New York City is facing the biggest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since spring of 2020, but the city's new mayor is urging schools and businesses to stay open. Mayor Eric Adams joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss the city's response to the latest pandemic surge, and combating crime. CBS
VOA VIEW: High hopes for Adams may be misplaced.
Cigna and eBay among those allegedly "backsliding" on vows to halt contributions to lawmakers who disputed 2020 election results. CBS

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In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Julie Farnam, the acting intelligence director for the Capitol Police, said her team doesn’t bear any responsibility for the insurrection, pointing to an intelligence report she gave to department leadership on January 3. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are looking bad.
Now No. 2 to Toyota in total U.S. vehicle sales, Detroit's biggest automaker is speeding up its shift to electric cars. CBS
VOA VIEW: Backward thinking.
The CDC has updated its guidance on the recommended COVID-19 isolation period. The new recommendations were supposed to clear up questions over testing, but critics say the agency's guidance still falls short. CBS
VOA VIEW: Does anyone know the real facts?

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says his phone records have been subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Under what color of law?
Covid-19 cases are rising to record levels. Yet this time around, help in the form of expanded unemployment or stimulus checks is no longer available. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good - there should not be a national charity.
Amazon's stock climbed a meager 2.4% in 2021, vastly underperforming its Big Tech peers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Go figure.
The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell for abetting the abuse of underage girls by Jeffrey Epstein could be in peril because of a juror's media interviews. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Not a good sign.
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program was meant to help the live entertainment industry, but operators who appear to qualify for aid have been denied. CNBC
White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said preliminary data indicates omicron is less severe than delta. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
Two staffers announced Wednesday that they are leaving Vice President Kamala Harris' office. CNN
VOA VIEW: Many are leaving a sinking ship.
Multiple cases of "flurona," or COVID-19 and an influenza infection simultaneously, have been detected in the United States as the nation sees a resurgence of the flu amid record COVID-19 cases. FOX News
Rain and snow that were ongoing Wednesday will increase in coverage and intensity by Wednesday night and could result in travel impacts, particularly in higher elevations. UPI
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that actions taken by the Justice Department against those responsible for the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection "will not be our last." UPI
VOA VIEW: Garland is a lying idiot.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to testify next week before a Senate panel on the U.S. departure from Afghanistan last year. UPI
VOA VIEW: Few valid answers will be given.
Pfizer and BioNTech announced plans Wednesday to partner to develop an mRNA vaccine to protect against shingles. UPI
VOA VIEW: Money, money, money.
Mortgage applications nationwide dipped to 2.7% in the final week of 2021 amid an ongoing rise in interest rates, an industry report said Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Interest rates are rising, thanks to Biden.

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