Though Trump didn't make a formal announcement, he suggested that he doesn't plan to fade into political obscurity. LA Times
VOA VIEW: He is needed.
Clinton’s allies and lawyers fed the FBI a stream of rumor and innuendo. New York Post
VOA VIEW: In other words, Clinton and clan are liars.
The Democratic Party's gerrymander debacle has allowed New Yorkers to switch their party affiliation in the ballot booth on Aug. 23 to vote in another party's primary.  New York Post
VOA VIEW: Total madness.


Who's listening to hearings probing the Capitol attack and the role of former President Donald Trump? 72% of Democrats are; 78% of Republicans aren't.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
Among the reasons to fear we are headed for a hard economic landing is that mortgage rates have increased at the fastest pace in 30 years.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Biden and his gang are destroying the American economy.
Calling for an "all out effort" against crime, the former president said the country will have to "be tough and be nasty and be mean if we have to."       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Republicans must get tough.
Attorney General Merrick Garland indicated the indictment of former President Donald Trump could be on the table, as the Justice Department aggressively continues to prosecute anyone connected to the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Garland is an idiot.
Twenty-two Republican attorneys general sued Tuesday to block the Agriculture Department's newly announced guidance making student-lunch funds contingent on enforcing the Biden administration's gender-identity agenda. Washington Times
Early voting is surging in Kansas head of next week's statewide abortion vote and the electorate so far is leaning more Democratic than usual. Washington Times


A federal judge has ordered Indianapolis Public Schools to allow a 10-year-old transgender girl to rejoin her school's all-girls softball team while a lawsuit continues against a state law that bans transgender females from competing in girls school sports. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The judge should be ousted.
Wisconsin Senate candidate Tom Nelson ended his campaign on Monday in a competitive Democratic primary, blaming money in politics for his struggles. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Progressives are not wanted.
Indiana lawmakers pass bill that restricts most abortions. ABC
VOA VIEW: The people speak, not the liberal media.
Lawmakers in West Virginia have advanced a new abortion bill banning the procedure at nearly every stage of pregnancy after a pre-Roe law was blocked in court. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fifty years of Roe v Wade was accepted by conservative without a major disruptive battle.

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Russia's space chief says the country will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost ABC
VOA VIEW: Russia is isolating itself.
European Union governments have agreed to ration natural gas this winter to protect against any further supply cuts by Russia as it pursues its invasion of Ukraine ABC
VOA VIEW: Standing now or falling later is best.
A divided federal appeals court panel is backing Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order that forbids school districts from imposing mask mandates on schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 ABC
VOA VIEW: Good for the children and America.


Housing prices nationwide are up about 20%, but they've soared far more in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay's home prices spiked nearly 36% and rents are up about 22% from last year. CBS
VOA VIEW: Money is getting tighter.
The bill would provide billions in subsidies meant to spur the domestic production of semiconductor chips. CBS
VOA VIEW: This would be good for America.
Prior infections make clear answers tricky. Currently, the CDC estimates the BA.5 and BA.4 subvariants make up 95% of COVID cases in the U.S. CBS
Alphabet reported earnings after the bell. Here are the results. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Alphabet is going in the wrong direction.
The nation's homebuilders are now experiencing a slowdown in sales and an increase in supply. CNBC

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Natural gas is on track for its best month ever. CNBC
With 13 years until Social Security’s funds are projected to run out, Democrats want to extend that timeline while also making benefits more generous. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The tale of the sky falling has gone on for some time.
Student loan servicers have been instructed to hold off on the process of restarting borrowers' payments. The bills are scheduled to resume after Aug. 31. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Wishful liberal free ride.

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Vice President Kamala Harris met with leaders and advocates from the disability community Tuesday afternoon, to mark the 32nd anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. UPI
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
U.S. consumer confidence slipped for the third straight month in July, down 2.7 points to 95.7 as Americans' view of the economy weakened amid worries about a recession and ongoing inflation. UPI
VOA VIEW: American confidence sees little or no hope.
Former Vice President Mike Pence tried to win back conservatives and supporters of his former boss Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying while their "focus" may not match, they are aligned on the issues. UPI
VOA VIEW: It's not wise the hit Trump.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is asking its Oversight Board to reconsider removing COVID-19 misinformation now that the pandemic has "evolved," and could label or demote misinformation moving forward. UPI
VOA VIEW: Meta is admitting it has allowed misinformation.
The cost of gasoline in the United States declined by a few cents per gallon on Tuesday and it appears that part of the reason for the recent slide is that Americans are driving less, experts say. UPI
The Biden administration has unveiled plans to plant more than 1 billion trees over millions of acres of national forests in an effort to address a reforestation backlog and to fight climate change. UPI
VOA VIEW: The Biden Admin. is lost.

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