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Here's what Hunter Biden, President Biden's son whose controversies often make headlines, told CBS in interviews that aired Sunday and Monday. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Hunter made himself a bigger fool and liar.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature’s tentative deal to hike state taxes by more than $4 billion amid the dig-out from coronavirus pandemic is unnecessary and will trigger an exodus from New York City, mayoral candidate Ray McGuire said Monday. “If we needed to raise taxes to balance the budget, I would agree that people... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is running many out of NYC.
The deal, a sign of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s weakened influence, would mean wealthy New York City residents would pay the highest combined local tax rate in the nation. New York Times
VOA VIEW: More will leave the state.
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Millions of white evangelical adults in the U.S. do not intend to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Tenets of faith and mistrust of science play a role; so does politics. New York Times
"Let me first remind everyone that I am a representative in Congress, not a monk, and certainly not a criminal," Rep. Matt Gaetz said in the op-ed.
Joe Biden walks a fine line on transgender sports, "cancel culture" and other hot-button social issues that Republicans use to fire up their base.
During a Black Lives Matter protest on Sept. 21, a Portland police officer was sitting in a vehicle used to broadcast warnings and loud noise at protesters when he saw a burning object sailing through the air toward him. The officer jumped out of the car ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Sick liberal stupidity.
The Senate parliamentarian ruled on Monday that Democrats can use special budgetary rules to avoid Republican filibusters on two more pieces of legislation this year, potentially clearing the way for President Biden's mutli-trillion-dollar infrastructure proposal to pass in two packages with simple-majority votes. Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled that Senate Majority ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The liberals making their own rules.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has invited Vice President Kamala Harris to take a tour of the border this month, saying she needs to get a first-hand look at the situation she’s been put in charge of solving. Ms. Harris has laughed off suggestions that she or President Biden need ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Harris would make a major fool of herself.
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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told department employees he may restart border wall construction to plug what he called “gaps” in the current barrier. In a conversation with ICE employees last week Mr. Mayorkas was asked about his plans for the wall and he said that while Mr. Biden has ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It would be a smart action to continue the wall.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed a bill that would have banned transgender treatments for younger patients. ABC
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he won't throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers' home opener ABC
VOA VIEW: Good - the MLB did wrong.
A series of earthquakes have rattled the Los Angeles area early Monday morning with the biggest being a 4.0 magnitude earthquake centered just east of LAX. ABC
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The Supreme Court has dismissed a case over former President Donald Trump’s efforts to block critics from his personal Twitter account ABC
President Biden is defending a plan to raise the top corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% to fund his $2 trillion "American Jobs Plan," noting the rate was much higher for decades until President Trump cut it in 2017. CBS
VOA VIEW: It would hurt all financially.
The Confederate battle flag will soon be lowered Friday from a monument on the Statehouse grounds. Gov. Nikki Haley's signature on Thursday completed an effort that began after nine people were murdered at a historic black church in Charleston. Omar Villafranca reports. CBS
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Drought conditions across the western U.S. are causing national parks to dry up. CBS News correspondent Danielle Nottingham has more from the Yosemite Valley. CBS
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's campaign has raked in over $114 million in just the first half of the year, shattering early campaign finance records. CBS
VOA VIEW: He may run again and lose, if Trump runs.
Following the shooting death of a San Francisco woman allegedly by a man who had been deported five times, politicians in California have turned their attention to areas where undocumented immigrants are not turned over to federal authorities. CBS
VOA VIEW: The security and safety of Americans are at risk.
Hackers stole the personal information of 22.1 million people when they breached data stored at the Office of Personnel Management. CBS
VOA VIEW: There is not enough security.
The Labor Department reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by 916,000 in March, the highest since August 2020 CNBC
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Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Monday that Americans should still be vigilant and adhere to public health measures as warmer summer months approach. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fuaci is an idiot.
As the economy booms over the next couple of months, the Fed will have a more difficult time defending its super easy policies. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Disney, Geico and many other corporations backed the campaigns of Florida lawmakers now sponsoring new restrictive voting rights bills. CNBC
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Fauci said he is still concerned about how long immunity lasts after a single dose, especially with the emergence of highly contagious variants. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It doesn't take a genius to figure it out.
Justice Clarence Thomas' concurrence signals he would be open to arguments that could require a fundamental change to how tech platforms function. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It should be done quick.
The proposed increase is part of the administration's effort to fund its $2 trillion infrastructure proposal. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot and Manchin should hold tight.
Apple has long been expected to get into the auto business with its own vehicle. CNBC
"Professional money managers crave growth without wage inflation, and that’s just what we got … nirvana for stocks," the "Mad Money" host said. CNBC
Yellen is calling call for a minimum tax levy on corporations around the world in an effort to keep companies from relocating. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It makes not sense.
Top officials in President Joe Biden's administration have made a series of television and radio appearances to promote the infrastructure proposal Biden unveiled last week, a roughly $2 trillion package the White House has named the American Jobs Plan. CNN
Sen. Joe Manchin, an influential centrist Democrat, warned Monday that the Biden administration's massive infrastructure package can't pass in its current form because he and a handful of other Senate Democrats believe the corporate tax hikes proposed in the bill -- designed to offset its costs -- are too steep. CNN
The ever-moving tectonic shift underneath American politics is prime for another quake as civil rights starts to outweigh corporate tax rates in the calculating minds of big American businesses. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal propaganda.
"60 Minutes" is facing backlash for a story it aired Sunday on Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — including from the supermarket chain Publix and two prominent Democrats in the state. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberals do what liberals do best - lie.
A Yemeni citizen who is on the FBI's Terrorism Watch List was caught last week entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the second such incident to occur within the past two months, officials said Monday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden is destroying the security of the nation.
In a letter on Monday, Rubio said the decision will "have a bigger impact on countless small and minority owned businesses in and around Atlanta, than the new election law ever will" and that the move "reeks of hypocrisy," citing the MLB's ties to China and Cuba. FOX News
VOA VIEW: MLB is hurting those they allegedly are trying to help.
Scores of officers are considering early retirement, top leaders have resigned and those in office face increasing criticism. Security concerns over the events of the past four months may alter not only how the department operates, but also whether the historically public grounds can remain open. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The capitol police were glorified security guards.
Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a plan to increase taxes on U.S. multinational corporations by overhauling provisions included in the 2017 Republican tax bill. UPI
A hacker has posted personal data belonging to 533 million Facebook users on an online forum, but the social media platform says it's information from a leak it reported and fixed two years ago. UPI
VOA VIEW: Facebook credibility is going down.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Google legally used elements of Oracle's Java application programming interface when it built the Android operating system, overturning an earlier appeals court decision. UPI
U.S. Navy ships, led by the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, transited the Suez Canal for the first time since its March 29 reopening. UPI
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