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Biden's performance rating slips among Californians in the poll, but his overall approval is strong and support for his spending plans is even higher. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and Harris' ratings have dropped because they are idiots.
A top lawyer to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a key figure in the inquiry into the governor’s alleged sexual misconduct is set to resign next week, officials said. The departure of Special Counsel Judith Mogul would come just two weeks after Cuomo was apparently questioned by the state’s top lawyer about widespread accusations of sexual... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is a loser.
Former President Donald Trump again panned the $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure package as a "terrible deal" Wednesday, shortly before the Senate voted to begin debate on the measure. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems may blow the deal, if one was considered.

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There is something grandiose about his conception of his place in government. New York Times
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "moron" after he criticized the House mask mandate as COVID-19 cases rise.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is the moron.
The State Department on Wednesday condemned the use of violence to crush ongoing protests in Iran, breaking the Biden administration’s silence over a widening uprising against the Tehran government that has been unfolding this week in several cities across the country. “The Iranian people have a right to voice their ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has been silent about Cuba, China, Iran, Russia, North Korea - showing weakness.
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer vowed Wednesday he would not support an infrastructure deal that doesn’t aim to combat climate change.  The New York Democrat, who is in the midst of getting a bipartisan infrastructure deal passed Congress' August recess, said his colleagues are prepared to make the “largest ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: More threats.
President Biden proposed Wednesday raising the domestic content requirement for a product to be considered “American-made” when purchased by the federal government. In what the White House hails as the biggest “Buy American” push in almost 70 years, the proposal would require that at least 60% of a product’s components ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden makes braise statements - follows through with very little.
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is rushing to prevent a revolt by senior Democrats in his caucus who bristle at being cut out of the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal. The anger is most notable among committee chairs. Many have waited more than a decade for Democrats to control ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fools!

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Landlords in New York asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to halt the state from enforcing its moratorium on evictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They told the justices their constitutional rights are being infringed because they are unable to take tenants who refuse to pay rent to court and ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A valid challenge.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a "medical freedom" law this week, banning public places from compelling residents of his state to be vaccinated against COVID-19. "Every person has the natural, essential, and inherent right to bodily integrity, free from any threat or compulsion by government to accept an immunization," ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday abruptly postponed scheduled votes on President Biden’s picks to lead ICE and the Census Bureau. No immediate explanation was given, and it’s not clear whether either nomination is in trouble. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas, who is the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Gonzalez is a bad fit.
Support has dropped for the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday. Approval for the Supreme Court’s new 6-3 conservative majority decreased 9 points to 49% in the survey conducted July 6 through July 21. A year prior with a 5-4 conservative majority, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Supreme Court has been a disappointment.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged Wednesday that the situation in Afghanistan is headed in the wrong direction. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden madness is causing a major failure.
Negotiators say they have a bipartisan infrastructure deal. ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Top health officials in the United States are recommending that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in places where the coronavirus is surging ABC
VOA VIEW: The message is the vaccine does not give protection.

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A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 195 million people worldwide and killed over 4.1 million of them. ABC
VOA VIEW: It's far from being over.
The Justice Department on Wednesday released guidance cautioning states embarking on so-called post-election 'audits' of vote counts for the 2020 presidential election. ABC
VOA VIEW: More like threats to protect Biden.
Workplace vaccine requirements have emerged as the latest hot-button issue. ABC
VOA VIEW: The big question is whether the vaccine really works?
Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics "to focus on her mental health," USA Gymnastics announced Wednesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: A loser costs the US medals.
The federal moratorium on evictions ends this week, putting many renters in jeopardy. Janet Shamlian spoke with a single mother who is one of thousands in Nevada waiting for federal assistance. CBS
VOA VIEW: Millions are looking for a continued free ride.

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The Senate secured enough votes to move ahead with a bipartisan infrastructure agreement. CBS
President Biden is expected to announce that all federal workers, including contractors, must be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID testing. Some cities and states have already implemented similar rules. Weijia Jiang reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is causing doubts about the effectiveness of the vaccine.
The National Apartment Association says the CDC's eviction ban cost its members tens of billions of dollars. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden has caused a major dependence and debt.

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As many as 13 million taxpayers who collected unemployment benefits last year may be eligible to get money back. CBS
VOA VIEW: A big ???
Facebook's results exceeded estimates as the company lapped the first full quarter of Covid impact, leading to the fastest revenue growth since 2016. CNBC
The company will continue to evaluate its approach outside of the U.S. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What if employees don't return to work?
The CDC recommended that fully vaccinated Americans in Covid hot spots start wearing masks again. This map shows where those hot spots are. CNBC
VOA VIEW: An individual decision and answer.
New York state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is considering a potential primary challenge against fellow Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo next year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Cuomo must be beaten.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate near zero and said the economy continues to progress despite concerns over the pandemic spread. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What progress?
The bipartisan infrastructure plan and President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion proposal to widen the social safety net won't cause runaway inflation if passed by Congress, according to a new report by Moody's Analytics. CNN
VOA VIEW: Moody's is wrong.
A third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can "strongly" boost protection against the Delta variant -- beyond the protection afforded by the standard two doses, suggests new data released by Pfizer on Wednesday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pfizer is putting the effectiveness of their vaccine in question.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced Wednesday that it recommends everyone dons a mask while indoors regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Newsom is an idiot.
Two federal whistleblowers are alleging that Department of Health and Human Services instructed them to downplay a coronavirus outbreak amongst migrant children being housed at a facility in Fort Bliss, Texas, earlier this year, according to a complaint filed Wednesday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The lie is being exposed.
New York City GOP mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa on Wednesday denounced challenger Eric Adams' flip-flopped stance on refunding the New York Police Department (NYPD). FOX News
VOA VIEW: Defunding the police anywhere is dumb.
The Federal Reserve left its benchmark lending rate unchanged Wednesday, saying the U.S. economy is recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic even as case numbers rise again. UPI
Attorneys general from 48 states and territories on Wednesday filed to appeal a federal court's decision to dismiss their antitrust lawsuit against social giant Facebook. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
President Joe Biden signed a memo on Wednesday to increase national defenses against cyberattacks and counter major online attacks against sectors of the federal government and private businesses. UPI
VOA VIEW: What will really happen?
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi during his first official visit to India on Wednesday. UPI
Mortgage rates in the United States have dipped again, sending borrowers to the bank and homeowners to lenders to refinance and save money on their monthly payments, an industry report said Wednesday. UPI
After failing to make it three years ago, Texas Republican Jake Ellzey's second run for a seat in the U.S. Congress is a winner. UPI
VOA VIEW: As long as a Republican wins.

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July 29, 2021

     Dems and the leftwing media are dividing the nation with deception.  America may have its first mixed-race vice president, its first African American secretary of defense and its first Latino and immigrant as secretary of homeland security, but the country has never been so racist. That, at least, is one of the disturbing conclusions being drawn from a new Gallup poll, which found that the share of Americans reporting that race relations are bad or “somewhat” bad has reached 57 percent — the highest it’s been in two decades. But are its findings really evidence of widespread racism in the US? Hardly. In fact, you need only look at the behavior of Americans — at the number of interracial marriages or police shootings of minorities, for example — to see that racism has almost never been so absent.

     Take interracial marriages. In 1958, 94 percent of whites opposed it — yet just 10 percent do today. Similarly, the long-running General Social Survey found that in the 1970s, nearly 60 percent of white Americans agreed with the statement that blacks shouldn’t “push themselves where they’re not wanted.” In 2002, that figure fell to 20 percent — and the question was discontinued. It’s much the same story with police shootings of African Americans. Despite the charged rhetoric of the past year, which culminated in calls for entire police forces to be disbanded, such shootings are 60 to 80 percent lower than they were in the 1960s. So why is there such a misunderstanding between the American public and the reality of US race relations? The answer, I suspect, reflects a media-driven moral panic — one that is rooted in the racialization of identity-obsessed progressive politics.