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Fulton County, Ga., election workers Wandrea 'Shaye' Moss and Ruby Freeman tell the Jan. 6 committee of the toll of Trump's false claims about them. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Leftwing unrebutted statements by a one-sided hearing.
'Pressuring public servants into betraying their oath was a fundamental part of the playbook,' said committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). LA Times
VOA VIEW: More leftwing unrebutted statements.
Homeless encampments now spill well beyond Portland's downtown core, dividing a city that has invested liberally in support services. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Portland leaders should be ousted.
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“Lose that prosecutor. Bag Bragg. He should never be in office. Worst DA ever. He’s emboldening bad guys. Harming citizens plus law enforcement doing their jobs. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A very need move.
There are many lessons from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. Among the most concerning is that nuclear coercion worked against the Biden administration. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is weak and makes the US look bad.
President Biden escalated tensions with Chevron CEO Michael Wirth after the oil company rejected the president's "political rhetoric." New York Post
VOA VIEW: The oil companies should not trust Biden's rhetoric.
Gov. Kathy Hochul's decision to tap Antonio Delgado as her replacement lieutenant governor could cost Democrats a House seat, according to a new poll. New York Post
Ms. Trump told a film crew in December 2020 that her father should “continue to fight until every legal remedy is exhausted” because people were questioning “the sanctity of our elections.” New York Times
With China and India buying the Russian oil shunned by the West in an effort to force an end to the Ukraine invasion, Moscow is earning more now than it did before the war. New York Times
VOA VIEW: So, Russia states.
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I'm not sure Biden could win in 2024. He was right for 2020, a safe harbor for 81 million voters, but he's older now and the challenges are greater.
VOA VIEW: Not a big threat.
Black United Methodist Church pastors in North Carolina and South Carolina are paid "substantially less" than their White counterparts because cross-racial appointments for Black clergy are difficult to come by, a 12-year study reported. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The church's wealth makes a difference in how much pastors earn, not racism.
House Republicans have named the congressional aide to Rep. Jake Auchincloss, Massachusetts Democrat, who allowed TV's Stephen Colbert's comedy crew into one of the House office buildings after hours. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A dumb mistake and insult by Colbert.
A recount in Texas affirmed Democrat U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar as the winner Tuesday of his primary race against progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros, who had trailed by fewer than 200 votes following a runoff in May. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is good that a progressive bites the dust.
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The 1.3 million U.S. members of Jehovah's Witnesses are returning to street-corner evangelism this week after more than two years of pandemic-enforced isolation, including literature displays near The White House and in New York City's subways. Washington Times
The Republican National Committee helped former President Donald Trump assemble alternative electors to contest the certification of the 2020 election, the House Jan. 6 committee revealed on Tuesday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems will make up any lie.
Elon Musk grew closer to completing his takeover of Twitter on Tuesday when the company's board unanimously recommended that shareholders approve the social platform's sale to the billionaire. Washington Times
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is running far ahead in the polls in his bid for a second term, is attracting major donors who previously funded the campaigns of former President Donald Trump. Washington Times
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed two strict abortion bills into law targeting providers and mail-order pills. ABC
VOA VIEW: Strong commitment.
At least one expert said he believes it's likely the deaths of Iranian officers are linked. ABC
VOA VIEW: Iran is lying about the death probe.
The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer’s appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer ABC
Meta, formerly Facebook, is going to spend $10 billion this year on research and development on virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg is an idiot.
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Sales of existing homes in May fell 3.4% to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.41 million units, according to the National Association of Realtors. CNBC
VOA VIEW: House sales will continue to decline.
"Right now, the best outcome would be for the averages to come down quickly, so [Fed Chair Jay Powell] can get it over with," the "Mad Money" host said. CNBC
With gas prices around the country at historic highs, lawmakers are considering giving drivers a break on federal gas taxes. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The reduction is very little and will not offer much.
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The ban will be on single-use plastics like checkout bags, cutlery, straws and food-service ware made from or containing plastics that are hard to recycle. CNBC
Bitcoin bounced on Tuesday after slumping to fresh lows this past weekend. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fools would invest in Bitcoin.
Amazon has moved its two-day shopping event to July this year. Here's how to make the most of the big sale. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Regular news promotes a shopping event.
More than half of millennials surveyed feel confident in their ability to protect their finances if there is a recession, finds Nationwide Retirement Institute. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
The IRS has expanded artificial intelligence-driven voice bots to tackle payment plans, according to the agency. But tax professionals remain skeptical. CNBC
VOA VIEW: IRS cannot be trusted.
Stagflation refers to a combination of high inflation and high unemployment. Here's why experts are worried the economy may be susceptible to those conditions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Look at your financial position before you reject stagflation.
As consumers shift spending from goods to services, some shippers are seeing Chinese manufacturing orders drop by as much as 30%, logistics sources tell CNBC. CNBC
On Tuesday the supreme court ruled that the state of Maine cannot exclude religious schools from a program offering tuition aide to private schools. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Great, as they should.
Family members of murder victims said Tuesday at a press conference that district attorney Larry Krasner should be ousted from office for his soft-on-crime policies. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Krasner is an idiot and should be ousted.
SD's attorney general is currently facing impeachment due to a fatal accident which killed a pedestrian. Jason Ravnsborg claims it was an accident but prosecutors are skeptical. FOX News
VOA VIEW: He should be smart enough to resign.
Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on gun legislation with a draft of the new bill and a procedural vote expected "soon," according to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. UPI
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Russia combined its firepower to hit more suburban areas around the key eastern city of Severodonetsk on Tuesday, where controlling the area remains Moscow's top focus of the war in Ukraine that's nearly four months old. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin is making a costly mistake.
The United States will form a War Crimes Accountability Team, led by the Justice Department's top Nazi hunter, Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed Tuesday while visiting Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: Don't count on much.
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he plans to appoint Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba, the chief of the Mohegan Tribe, as the next U.S. treasurer. UPI
If Pope Francis retires, the current betting odds point to his replacement as being either Asian or Black, according to bookmakers. UPI
VOA VIEW: More separation from the Church will occur if this happens.
A senior Chinese space official said on Monday the country is on track to bring back rocks from the surface of Mars two years ahead of the planned joint effort by NASA and the European Space Agency to do the same thing. UPI
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
State programs that provide money for public school tuition cannot exclude schools that offer religious instruction, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. UPI
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