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Setting no bail sends a message to young men: Carrying a loaded, defaced firearm into the subway is not a serious crime but more like stealing. New York Post
A Los Angeles judge has struck down California's first-in-the-nation law requiring corporate boards to adhere to gender quotas, calling the measure unconstitutional. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The thought is totally unconstitutional.
The Issue: The Biden administration’s slow response to the widespread shortages of baby formula in stores. If President Biden and members of his administration were working for a major corporation, they would’ve been fired by now (“Biden’s baby bungle,” May 14). They have bungled every major crisis since he took office on Jan. 20, 2021.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A Biden dismissal leaves Harris in charge.
The milestone is an indelible reminder of the awful toll that the disease has taken and continues to take. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Let us say amen.
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Democrats, battered with low approval ratings from voters over high inflation and skyrocketing gas prices, are deflecting blame for the latest crisis -- a massive baby formula shortage. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems never take any blame.
Nearly 9 in 10 American voters want corporations to stay out of politics, according to a poll released Monday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A realistic poll.
Musk has been trying to raise more money for his $44 billion Twitter bid and is not only having a difficult time but finding it expensive, sources close to the situation said. New York Post
Support for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign among potential jurors in the trial of former campaign attorney Michael Sussmann frustrated prosecutors as jury selection began Monday. Washington Times
Former President Donald Trump agreed to restrict his social media usage outside his Truth Social platform regardless of whether Twitter, Facebook or others lift their bans on him, according to a regulatory filing from Digital World Acquisition Corp. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
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Jeff Bezos this weekend became the latest centibillionaire to launch a political fight on Twitter by denouncing a tweet by President Joe Biden about corporate taxes as “disinformation” and “misdirection.” ABC
VOA VIEW: Bidon is a know nothing idiot.
Major energy producing states from Alaska to Pennsylvania are reaping a windfall from soaring oil and natural gas prices, stoked by the war in Ukraine and the U.S.-led ban on Russian oil imports ABC
President Joe Biden is offering formula manufacturers and retailers transportation and logistics support to ease the nationwide shortage of baby formula ABC
Jury selection is underway in the trial of a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016 ABC
VOA VIEW: It will be a fact eye opening trial.
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Rep. Liz Cheney criticized fellow GOP lawmakers in the wake of the Buffalo shooting for having "enabled white nationalism," she said in a tweet Monday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Cheney us an idiot.
Sturgis plant will reopen soon as nationwide out-of-stock levels of baby formula rise above 40%. CBS
Tesla CEO's $44 billion offer for the social media company is "out the window," one Wall Street analyst says. CBS
VOA VIEW: We will soon know the outcome.
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Major averages posted steep losses last week amid an intense sell-off as the Fed attempts to tamp down inflation. CNBC
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been engaged in a Twitter spat with President Joe Biden over his approach to rising inflation. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden makes himself look dumber.
The Pennsylvania Senate Republican primary on Tuesday could be one of the most expensive races in the 2022 election cycle. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's a major political prize.
Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke said the central bank erred in waiting to address the inflation problem. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Thank Biden for the inspiration.
You might be able to pick up your new company's health plan and drop Medicare — and then re-enroll again down the road. Here's what to know. CNBC
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Of the roughly 40% of investors who pulled money from markets last year, 40% regret their decision, according to an April survey from MagnifyMoney. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Makes no sense.
The move comes on the heels of evolving intelligence that suggests the extremist group al-Shabab could soon pose a larger threat to the region. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is turning the world upside down.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Sen. Ted Cruz over the Biden administration in a dispute over a campaign finance regulation. CNBC
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Sweden's government has made a historic decision to apply for membership in the NATO western military alliance, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced Monday. UPI
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told students, professors and university officials Monday that they have a choice to take an active role in current conflict in his country against Russia or they can be bystanders. UPI
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Starbucks employees who want to have an abortion or gender-affirming procedure will have eligible travel expenses paid for by their company, the coffee giant announced Monday. UPI
Ukrainian forces said Monday their counteroffensive in the second-largest city of Kharkiv has allowed them to push back Russian forces in one of the most significant setbacks for Moscow since the start of its invasion. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good, but the future does look grim.
The Supreme Court was expected to issue orders and opinions on Monday for the first time since the rare leak of one opinion that indicates the court is planning to overturn the landmark abortion decision in Roe vs. Wade. UPI
McDonald's announced on Monday that it's selling its operations in Russia as a result of the war in Ukraine -- which includes hundreds of restaurants and tens of thousands of employees. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia's continued loss.
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Republican Sens. Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley want the US attorney in Delaware to divulge whether a senior Justice Department official recused himself from the federal tax fraud investigation of Hunter Biden due to his links to the first son’s lawyer. The doors are closing around Hunter.
Nicholas McQuaid, who leads the Justice Department’s criminal division, formerly worked with Hunter Biden’s lawyer Chris Clark at the large multinational law firm Latham & Watkins. Johnson (R-Wis.) and Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote to US Attorney David Weiss, saying that Attorney General Merrick Garland ignored three letters they sent last year regarding McQuaid’s possible recusal from the Weiss-led investigation. “Dear Mr. Weiss: On Feb. 3, 2021, March 9, 2021, and Nov. 10, 2021, we wrote letters to Attorney General Garland with respect to Nicholas McQuaid…and his conflicts of interest in the Hunter Biden criminal case,” the senators wrote.
“In those letters, we specifically raised concerns about the fact that Mr. McQuaid worked with Hunter Biden’s criminal attorney until he was hired by the Biden administration on Jan. 20, 2021,” Johnson and Grassley wrote. “This association creates a clear conflict of interest, yet the Department has failed to provide adequate responses to answer the threshold questions about whether Mr. McQuaid has or had any role in the Hunter Biden criminal case and whether he has been recused from it.” Johnson and Grassley asked Weiss to say whether his investigation has “received sufficient resources and support from the Justice Department to properly execute the Hunter Biden criminal case” and whether McQuaid has recused himself from the case.
The senators additionally requested any communications between the office and McQuaid and information on whether any other employees at the US attorney’s office in Biden’s home state recused themselves. “In light of Mr. McQuaid’s clear conflicts in the Hunter Biden investigation, Attorney General Garland’s silence draws serious suspicion and has cast a cloud over the investigation – a cloud that could easily be removed if the Justice Department showed a modicum of transparency,” the senators added.