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House votes to lift debt limit, but only for a few months. A redo in December will be harder. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have put the US in financial danger.
The House of Representatives passed a short-term debt limit increase to provide $480 billion that will ensure the federal government does not default through Dec. 3. New York Post
Libertarian: What About the Times’ Misinfo? The left is enraged by the supposed deluge of “misinformation” on Facebook — but, asks Reason’s Robby Soave, “how many of them are worried about the COVID misinformation being spread by The New York Times?” The paper just did a massive correction to a story on “other countries’ approaches... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The NYT is liberal and nonsensical.
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Jessica Hertz, who had previously been an associate general counsel for Facebook in DC, is stepping down from her post as White House staff secretary. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It shows where Biden has gone..
Walgreens is closing five more San Francisco locations as drug stores from the Bay Area to the Big Apple are besieged by rampant shoplifting and lax enforcement. San Fran shoplifters have been emboldened by a referendum that lowered the penalty for stealing goods worth less than $950 from a felony to a misdemeanor, cops and... New York Post
VOA VIEW: No other choice.
The nation's trucking industry is facing significant headwinds in dealing with a massive shortage of drivers — just one of the factors contributing to a supply-chain bottleneck that is driving up prices and threatening to put a crimp in this year’s Christmas shopping. The trucker shortage, which the industry has ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The nation is in financial trouble.
The Marine who faces a court-martial for his criticism of the Afghanistan withdrawal will plead guilty to some of the charges, his lawyer said Tuesday. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller will seek a discharge that allows him to keep some of the military benefits he accrued in his 17 years of ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Scheller must be vindicated.
President Trump and his closest aides insist they were never informed of intelligence in late 2020 suggesting China’s military was prepping for a surprise U.S. attack, information that prompted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to launch private, back-channel diplomacy to de-escalate supposed war tensions. Secretary of State ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Milley should resign or be fired.
A former police officer running for governor in Minnesota is promising to restore law and order that he says has been diminished under the state's current leadership. Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy, a Republican, said much of the motivation for his campaign stems from the riots in Minnesota that erupted after ... Washington Times
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A prominent libertarian financial analyst says the $3.5 trillion social spending bill proffered by President Biden and congressional Democrats would move the United States closer to a classical socialist economy. Iain Murray, vice president for strategy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, notes that the $3.5 trillion figure represents a compromise ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Dem spending must be stopped.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over a Kentucky abortion law that pro-choice advocates said could open the door to states increasingly implementing restrictions for women if the justices side with the state’s Republican attorney general. The court won’t weigh in on the legality of the state law, which restricted ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: This is getting out of hand.
A letter written by founding father Alexander Hamilton during the Revolutionary War and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives has been returned following a federal appeals court decision, top state officials said Tuesday. Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin hailed the homecoming, after last week's decision by ... Washington Times
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi retreated from President Biden’s push to give the Internal Revenue Service access to all bank transactions above $600 on Tuesday, saying that while she was committed to the policy its threshold would be subject to “negotiation.” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, was asked during a Capitol ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The so-called threshold should be zero.
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A National Public Radio poll released Tuesday finds that "Americans have fallen way behind" in all quality of life indicators, deepening their financial and health crises a year-and-a-half into the pandemic. Despite billions of dollars in government aid and aggressive vaccination mandates from the Biden administration, the NPR poll of ... Washington Times
The family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death. Andy Parker said Tuesday the company is violating its own terms of service in hosting videos on Facebook and its ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Facebook should be taken down a peg or more.
A nuclear engineer for the U.S. Navy and his wife, accused of 'espionage-related crime,' appeared in court Tuesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fools and traitors.
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The Biden administration on Tuesday announced it would end workplace raids. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is damaging US security.
The Biden administration is again urging courts to step in and suspend a new Texas law that has banned most abortions in the state since early September ABC
The vice chairman of the Nobel Foundation's Board of Directors is facing controversy over his comments that the academy won't have gender, ethnicity quotas. ABC
VOA VIEW: Why should their be ethnic and gender quotas?
One reason America’s employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: Americans are quitting in droves ABC
VOA VIEW: Mandates and free government money are the main reasons.
The tropical storm is expected to be "near major hurricane strength" by the time it makes landfall, the National Hurricane Center said. CBS
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USAA follows BofA in hiking hourly pay to nearly three times what the federal government says workers must be paid. CBS
Job openings declined sharply in August while hiring also fell and the level of workers quitting their jobs hit the highest level since at least late 2000. CNBC
This is a critical step forward to winning formal clearance to be administered to people who received the first two doses. CNBC
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Energy prices are surging, and the economy is already feeling the pinch of higher fuel costs though it is far from stalling out. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden made the US oil dependent, again.
Boeing tells employees to show proof of vaccination by Dec. 8 CNBC
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a financial boon or bust for many Americans. Now, those affects are changing how soon they expect to retire. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China caused the world serious problems.
Consumer inflation is expected to have flared in September at the same rapid pace as August, and economists say there will likely be more hot numbers to follow. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation is not going away.
The court recently voted not to block a Texas law banning most abortions, and it is set to consider a case challenging Roe v. Wade. CNBC
Central banks such as the Fed should be preparing to tighten policy in case inflation gets out of control, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation is already out of control.
Texas Border Patrol agents arrested 24 migrants who they believe used a train to travel deeper into the United States after crossing the border. FOX News
A federal judge in New York granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday in favor of 17 healthcare workers seeking religious exemptions to the state's COVID-19 mandate. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It must be considered.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ordered Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to stop conducting mass raids of workplaces that employ undocumented immigrants in a memorandum released Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Mayorkas is an anti America fool.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday indicated she is leaning toward cutting the length of programs in President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan to pare down the $3.5 trillion price tag. UPI
VOA VIEW: Pelosi and are ilk are trying to cook the books.
Rep. John Yarmuth, chairman of the House Committee on the Budget, announced Tuesday he won't seek re-election next year. UPI
Former President Barack Obama will stump for Terry McAuliffe's re-election as Virginia's governor later this month, the campaign said Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: A loser supports a loser.
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