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A handful of high-profile women who are sanctuary beneficiaries and activists face hefty fines assessed by the Trump White House. They want them rescinded. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is destroying all that Trump built and the nation..
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cover-up of nursing home deaths from COVID-19 hid nearly 1,900 fatalities in New York City alone — with new figures sending the tally at one Queens facility skyrocketing more than 1,000 percent. A Post analysis of the latest state Health Department data shows that 5,443 nursing home residents have been killed by... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo must pay for his transgressions.
China has been waging a sprawling COVID-19 disinformation campaign through news and social media aimed at advancing a conspiracy theory that the US created and released the contagion as a bioweapon, according to a new investigation. A nine-month probe published Monday by the Associated Press details how the communist government has spread the malicious lie... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Few believe the China stupidity.
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Republicans on Monday continued to press President Biden to use his influence to help reopen schools, pointing out that government scientists say virtually all schools can reopen safety — even in hard-hit areas if COVID-19 tests are used. “The CDC says it’s safe to open schools. So why does the ‘party of science’ want to... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
The embattled Lincoln Project spent more than $10 million on their unsuccessful bid to unseat Republicans up for re-election in the Senate last year, according to a new report. A review of the group’s FEC 2020 financial records by Fox News shows the anti-Trump PAC spent a large amount of the money it... New York Post
VOA VIEW: They look foolish.
Symptomatic cases of COVID-19 dropped by 94 percent after two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, according to a new study. Israel’s largest healthcare provider, Clalit, looked at data from more than 600,000 people in what is believed to be the country’s largest study to date. The study also found that people were 92 percent less likely to... New York Post
Administration and Fed officials argue that workers not getting enough stimulus help is a larger concern than potential spikes in consumer prices. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and the liberals have lost their mind.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged that his administration mishandled data regarding virus-related nursing home deaths in New York. Here’s the latest on Covid-19. New York Times
VOA VIEW: He had no choice.
After being cut off by Amazon and other tech giants, Parler worked for weeks to find a way to get back on the internet. New York Times
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Governors are asking President Joe Biden for better coordination on the distribution of coronavirus vaccines in their states.
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Pollster Frank Luntz said Trump has made it hard for GOP politicians to defend him, but not to the extent they are willing to join Democrat's attacks.
Though Trump has been damaged, the era in which he can be disregarded by the political world – Republican and Democratic – has not yet arrived.
VOA VIEW: Dems fear Trump and will continue to find fault.
People with knowledge of the Lincoln Project workplace reveal the weight of sexual harassment allegations and a culture of infighting and inequality.
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Wisconsin's Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson downplayed the storming of the U.S. Capitol last month, saying on conservative talk radio Monday that it "didn't seem like an armed insurrection to me." Johnson's comments on WISN-AM in Milwaukee came after he voted Saturday to acquit former President Donald ... Washington Times
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday his administration aims to target "for-profit nursing homes" as criticism mounts over his handling of COVID-19 positive nursing home patients in the state. "Our focus, I believe, is going to be on the for-profit nursing homes," the Democratic governor said during a press ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is out of his mind.
The Biden administration is under mounting pressure to investigate the spiraling New York nursing home scandal as Democrats join Republicans in demanding answers on the Cuomo administration's decision to withhold information on the novel coronavirus death toll. Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York Republican, urged President Biden not to protect Democratic ... Washington Times
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The city of Albuquerque and the U.S. Department of Justice have proposed a plan to temporarily assist Albuquerque Police Department internal affairs investigators. An outside team is expected to correct issues as they arise and train detectives on how to improve their job performance, the Albuquerque ... Washington Times
The crown teachers once put on Shakespeare now lies uneasy upon his head as the English playwright comes under assault from teachers who fault his un-woke attitudes regarding race, sexuality, gender and class. For the new breed of teachers, William Shakespeare is seen less as an icon of literature and ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The left is crazy.
The makers of COVID-19 vaccines are figuring out how to tweak their recipes just in case the shots need an update against worrisome virus mutations ABC
VOA VIEW: The vaccines are being changed.
President Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure at the border ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden needs to review his demands.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has won a $1 million award from a private Israeli foundation for “courageously defending science” during the coronavirus pandemic ABC
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More than 2 million people are without power in. Texas, where temperatures are dropping to single digits. CBS
Citing concerns following last year's super-spreader event, New Orleans officials have restricted Mardi Gras celebrations and banned alcohol sales in the French Quarter through next Tuesday. CBS
People whose income fell in 2020 or who had a baby may want to file quickly to ensure they get their full payment. CBS
VOA VIEW: Don't bet on it.
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CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart are among 21 chains and networks getting immunization shots from U.S. this week. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good or bad - time will tell.
North Carolina GOP Chairman Michael Whatley said in a statement that Burr's vote to convict "in a trial that he declared unconstitutional is shocking and disappointing." CBS
Sunday marked the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Second Amendment is already being attacked.
Republicans who voted to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 riot in the Capitol are now facing heat from conservatives in their home states. CNBC
Nearly 170 million people are under winter weather advisories Monday, with icy roads, power outages and dangerously low temperatures threatening to snarl traffic and paralyze cities from coast to coast. CNN
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in a letter to House Democrats on Monday plans for the creation of a "9/11-type commission" to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is using the so-called commission to attack Trump and Republicans.
Rep. Lisa McClain is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to brief members of Congress on why National Guard troops may remain in Washington, D.C., until the fall. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Liberal waste of money and stupidity.
F-35 fighter plane engines are in short supply, with the solution months away, causing the Defense Department to reduce its schedule of exhibition flights and to start planning for a shortage as soon as 2022. UPI
VOA VIEW: The dissipation of the military starts.
Iran increased pressure on the United States Monday to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal and the other nations involved to hold up their end of the agreement, otherwise it will limit U.N. inspections at Iranian sites. UPI
VOA VIEW: Iran is already making Biden look and act weak.
North Korea violated international sanctions with ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum products at sea, according to a Japanese press report. UPI
Millions of Americans have another three months to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, beginning Monday, after President Joe Biden reopened the enrollment window to sign up for coverage. UPI
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