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By now, we all know that the Delta variant is about twice as transmissible as the original coronavirus. What exactly makes it so good at spreading? LA Times
VOA VIEW: No one knows the answer.
Photos posted to social media showed Muriel Bowser in close proximity to others and without a mask hours before a new indoor mandate for the city started. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bowser is an idiot.
Negotiations over the Senate's $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill dragged on through Saturday — frustrating Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's plans to debate it on Saturday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: No deal is good.
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Pentagon officials must develop plans to make the vaccine mandatory while also dealing with requirements for workers to show proof or face tests. New York Post
Leaked audio from inside a problem-plagued federal shelter for migrant children at Fort Bliss appears to confirm allegations that staffers have sexually abused minors in their custody. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden additional stupidity.
Gov. Cuomo announced New York state has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 2.40 percent. Staten Island had a 3.15 percent rate, the highest of the NYC boroughs. New York Post
"We have to have rules where you can be able to determine what the background, how many times a cop has violated the rules," President Biden said.
VOA VIEW: Again, Biden show contempt of police.
Republican Sam Peters is vying to oust Rep. Steven Horsford in a second bid to return a Democratic-leaning Nevada district back to the GOP. Mr. Peters, an Air Force veteran who sought the seat in 2020, believes this time voters will turn out in backlash against the migrant surge at ... Washington Times
Former President Donald Trump said Saturday that House Democrats “dishonestly described” his efforts to challenge the election results in late 2020, saying documents released to the public do not show that he was trying to overturn the election. “In fact, it is just the opposite,” Mr. Trump said in a ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems lie and the liberal media push the lie.
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HBO host Bill Maher railed against cancel culture during his weekly cable program late Friday, earning rare praise from several conservatives who found themselves agreeing with the liberal comedian. The host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" ended the latest episode of the series with a segment in which he ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Even liberals are waking up to cancel culture stupidity.
Gas prices ticked up again in New Jersey and around the nation with drivers continuing to pay about a dollar more per gallon than they did a year ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has sold out the country.
Homeland Security officials said the first expedited removal flights of illegal immigrant families back to Central America took off Friday under a new initiative to stem the border surge, braving criticism from immigrant-rights activists who called the move “appalling.” The flights went to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, sending a ... Washington Times
President Biden and congressional Democratic leaders, stymied by Republican opposition to their partisan voting-rights bills, agreed Friday to keep pushing for legislation "reflecting the priorities and values" of two stalled measures. Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met at the White House Friday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems were not seriously trying to compromise.
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Reps. Andy Biggs and Brian Babin on Friday called on congressional leaders to exclude amnesty for illegal immigrants from the $3.5 trillion package of social welfare programs that Democrats plan to pass in a party-line vote. The two Republicans, who are co-chairs, of the House Border Security Caucus, raised their ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It was a dumb idea.
The measure was rejected by Republicans. ABC
The shortage of ammunition is even affecting law enforcement agencies. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is causing increased fear.
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Publicly available mortality data shows an increasingly huge gap between Russia's official coronavirus death toll and likely real toll of the pandemic in the country. ABC
VOA VIEW: Russia is known for deception.
New coronavirus infections are on the rise across the nation, mask mandates are returning in some places, and cities, states and businesses are rolling out vaccination requirements. New cases are up 150% across the country over the past two weeks and hospitalizations climbed 74 percent. Michael George has the latest. CBS
VOA VIEW: What is the truth?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraged the authors of a bipartisan infrastructure plan to finish writing their bill so that senators can begin offering amendments. CBS
VOA VIEW: The infrastructure deal must fail.
The department said 27 U.S. attorney offices had at least one employee's email account compromised during the hacking campaign. CBS
VOA VIEW: Russia is not scared of Biden.
"I have been evicted three times myself. I know what it's like to be forced to live in my car with my two children," Bush said. "Now that I am a member of Congress, I refuse to stand by." CBS
VOA VIEW: What happens to people who can't pay their mortgage because rent is not paid?
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Neither Trump nor his lawyers have said if they will challenge Friday's order. CNBC
Seven Tennessee residents have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Lee for stopping federal unemployment benefits earlier this year. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A lawsuit from those who want a free ride.
Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, New Orleans has required all city employees and contractors be vaccinated and reinstated a citywide mask mandate. UPI
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NATO tracked and intercepted four Russian planes, traveling without flight plans or transponder codes, over the Baltic Sea, the bloc announced on Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia is seeking a challenge.
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Biden likes to give away money to losers. President Biden on Friday urged states to pump out $46.5 billion in federal rental relief to prevent a wave of evictions as Democrats on Capitol Hill struggle to find enough votes to extend a national moratorium amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Biden has not attempted a legally creative new federal moratorium — as President Donald Trump did in August 2020 to get around congressional gridlock. The Supreme Court recently said the Trump-era CDC moratorium must expire July 31.
In an attempt at damage control, the White House has emphasized that funds are available for renters at risk of eviction. “As the eviction moratorium deadline approaches tomorrow, I call on all state and local governments to take all possible steps to immediately disburse these funds given the imminent ending of the CDC eviction moratorium,” Biden said in a statement.
“State and local governments began receiving Emergency Rental Assistance funding in February and were eligible for an additional $21.5 billion passed in the American Rescue Plan. Five months later, with localities across the nation showing that they can deliver funds effectively – there can be no excuse for any state or locality not accelerating funds to landlords and tenants that have been hurt during this pandemic,” he said.