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Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales was censured by his party for backing gun safety. There has been no clamor to sanction Rep. Ronny Jackson for a callous remark about President Biden. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Politics has become crude.
When parents reject public-schools teaching critical race theory, a retort from the left is that it’s a university graduate-level analytical framework incomprehensible by children. New York Post
VOA VIEW: CRT must be dismantled.
Rep. Ken Buck is demanding answers from Secretary of State Antony Blinken on taxpayer dollars flowing through the State Department to fund “disinformation research.” New York Post
VOA VIEW: This is wrong and must end.
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The recent surge in Iranian assassination plots against American citizens can be attributed in part to the regime’s thirst for revenge after the January 2020 targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden fears confronting Iran.
The boxes were shipped by Biden's attorney to his law office in Boston before the discovery of 10 classified documents at the 80-year-old president’s namesake think tank. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The classified documents held by Biden is inexcusable.
The Biden administration rarely criticizes conservative media stars by name, but a deputy press secretary declared that Mr. Carlson “is not credible.” New York Times
VOA VIEW: It makes the WH look like fools they are.
A federal judge delivered a severe spanking to President Biden over the southern border, ruling Wednesday that there is an illegal immigration "crisis" and accusing the administration of reducing the boundary to "a meaningless line in the sand." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is in violation of his oath of office.
House Republicans are putting the final touches on a major energy package encompassing nearly two dozen GOP priorities for boosting fossil fuel and clean energy production to lower prices for Americans. Washington Times
Members of the House and Senate were informed Wednesday that hackers may have gained access to their sensitive personal data in a breach of a Washington, D.C., health insurance marketplace. Employees of the lawmakers and their families were also affected. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is losing control.
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Leading senators called on the U.S. to declare a war on Mexican cartels, saying Wednesday that the killing of two Americans at the gangs' hands should earn a response by the full might of the U.S. military. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As the US should.
Michigan's Democratic-led Legislature moved Wednesday to repeal the state's "right-to-work" law that was passed more than a decade ago when Republicans controlled the Statehouse. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A major dumb mistake.
Marjorie Taylor Greene said the Republicans' visit would focus on the conditions of those jailed over Jan. 6 ABC
Asthma medication albuterol has been facing a shortage since the fall -- and experts say it could get worse after a major supplier closed its facilities. ABC
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In a sweeping step earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule that would void non-compete clauses and ban their use in future contracts. ABC
VOA VIEW: The government should not be allowed to limit contracts between parties.
President Joe Biden’s upcoming budget proposal aims to cut deficits by nearly $3 trillion over the next decade ABC
The licensed real estate appraiser, who doesn't have to admit any liability in the case, is mandated to attend training sessions on segregation and agree to not discriminate in the future. CBS
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The investigation is focused on an alleged "hush money" payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. CBS
The proposal is expected to include plans to strengthen entitlement programs by raising taxes on the wealthy and include trillions of dollars in deficit-reduction measures. CBS
VOA VIEW: A waste of time for a political purpose.
Daylight saving time returns to the U.S. on Sunday and is scheduled to end in early November as usual unless Congress decides it's time for a change. CBS
VOA VIEW: It should be eliminated.
Three Republicans have announced their candidacies for president so far. CBS
VOA VIEW: 2024 elections will be interesting.
The Labor Department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed there are 10.824 million openings, down some 410,000 from December. CNBC
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The U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to hike interest rates to at least 6.5% if the economy does not enter a mid-year recession, according to TS Lombard Chief U.S. Economist Steven Blitz. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The US is already in a recession.
Moscow will also work to "strengthen ties" to Americans in media and politics to carry out "future influence operations," the nation's top spy agency assessed. CNBC
Rails want to deploy heat detectors as part of safety plan after Norfolk Southern derailments, but a union says it lacks workers for the job after recent cuts. CNBC
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President Joe Biden this week called for higher taxes on wealthy Americans to boost Medicare as part of his 2024 budget. Here's what to know about the plan. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A tax on the wealthy equals a tax on all.
The tense back-and-forth between O'Brien and Sen. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., escalated into a screaming match. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The teamsters are ruining the country.
President Joe Biden's plan to forgive $400 billon in student loan debt is at risk in the Supreme Court. Justice Amy Coney Barrett might be the one to save it. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All real conservatives should vote no.
Earning less on average means more women are struggling to prepare for a recession, but a recent survey found many are taking steps in the right direction. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It is hard to prepare for something that is in denial.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has been huddling with some of the GOP's biggest political donors and leaders to discuss a possible run for president. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It would be a dumb mistake.
The proposal comes after the Trump administration weakened regulations that required coal plants to treat polluted wastewater with modern filtration methods. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is a fool.
Regulators opened an investigation into Tesla after receiving complaints that steering wheels detached in Model Y vehicles while people were driving. CNBC
BlackRock's chief investment officer of global fixed income Rick Rieder wrote in response to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's testimony before a Senate committee. CNBC
The warning comes as Russia intensifies its now year-long fight in Ukraine and as Putin threatens to withdraw from a key nuclear arms treaty. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Russia is making mad mistakes.
A breach of the US debt ceiling risks sparking a 2008-style economic catastrophe that wipes out millions of jobs and sets America back for generations, Moody's Analytics warned on Tuesday. CNN
VOA VIEW: It's all in Biden's hand.
Late night hosts roasted Fox News' Tucker Carlson for claiming the January 6 Capitol rioters were just "sightseers" in newly released footage. CNN
VOA VIEW: All dumb liars and fools.
The Senate passed a Republican-led resolution on Wednesday to block a controversial Washington, DC, crime bill that opponents have criticized as weak on crime. The measure will next go to President Joe Biden, who has said he won't veto it. CNN
The American intelligence community assesses that Russia tried to influence the 2022 elections, and will continue attacks, according to the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. UPI
The Senate will soon hold a vote to officially end the authorized use of military force in Iraq and Kuwait, which could close the books on the Iraq and Gulf War. UPI
The Justice Department said Wednesday that it found the that Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville/Jefferson County Metro government violated the Constitution and federal law. UPI
VOA VIEW: The DOJ is a joke.
Wagner mercenary group founder Yvgeny Prigozhin says Russian forces have taken control of the eastern portion of Bakhmut. But Ukrainian officials say their forces are holding the city and inflicting heavy losses. UPI
Florida Republicans have introduced bills in the House and Senate to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. UPI
VOA VIEW: It seems reasonable.
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