Republican Trump critic Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming raised $1.2 million for her reelection campaign from Californians — including many Democrats. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Cheney is a Dem.
Despite plans to reinstate a mask mandate in Los Angeles County, the value of widespread masking isn't what it used to be. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
"From our analysis, it becomes clear: business retreats and sanctions are catastrophically crippling the Russian economy," the authors write. New York Post


This week, a poll of New Hampshireans finds Biden trailing his own Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, among Democrats asked whom they would prefer to vote for in 2024. Mayor Pete got 17%, Biden 16%. This too must be an age-based result. The president is closing in on 80; Mayor Pete is 40. New York Post
The Biden administration is wary of making the designation despite strong calls from Congress and pleas from Ukraine. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Cowards!
The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems are playing into China in destroying world fossil fuel.
Coming on the heels of a spate of mass shootings, the vote gave Democrats another opportunity to draw a sharp distinction with Republicans before the midterm elections. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Senate must end the dumb move.
Following years of pressure and a legal requirement from Congress, the FAA takes another step toward establishing minimum dimensions for plane seats      USA Today
VOA VIEW: Plane seats are too small.
President Biden praised the House's passage of legislation to revive the ban on semi-automatic weapons on Friday, a step he said will "save lives in this country, and reduce crime in our communities." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose in the Senate.


Big Tech's most ardent critics have gained some momentum in pursuit of an antitrust overhaul to curb the power of companies such as Amazon and Google that have become integral to the everyday lives of millions of Americans. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Big Tech companies must be taken down a few pegs.
The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Cars, baseball bats and hammers would be next.
President Biden has nominated Julie Rikelman, the lawyer who unsuccessfully defended abortion rights before the Supreme Court, to a federal appeals court. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The fool must not be approved.
Louisiana's abortion ban is positioned to be enforced again, after an appeals court ruled Friday that the state must be granted a suspensive appeal while a lawsuit challenging the ban continues to play out in court. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell the final outcome.

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House Republicans are working with a Trump-inspired Washington think tank to craft a midterm election message focused on the party's defense of freedom and rule of law, The Washington Times has learned. Washington Times
Immigration judges are tossing one out of every six new immigration cases because Homeland Security failed to file a basic form -- the original court summons -- according to a new study. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden's failure.
A gun rights organization is suing Colorado over the state's 2013 ban on magazines that hold over 15-rounds, arguing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a New York gun law reinforces the group's belief that it infringes on Second Amendment rights. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Let the courts decide.


An inflation gauge that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.8% in June from a year ago, the biggest increase in four decades, and leaving Americans with no relief from surging costs ABC
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden.
Russia's top diplomat says he’s open to a call with Sec. of State Antony Blinken ABC
VOA VIEW: Russia is making Biden look foolish.
Black employees at Joliet, Illinois, Amazon warehouse MDW2 have filed a complaint with the EEOC. ABC
VOA VIEW: Black employees are complaining race too much.
President Xi Jinping warned against meddling in China’s dealings with Taiwan. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is acting weak.
Even though consumer demand is strong, the candy maker said it's dealing with "capacity constraints." CBS

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Federal regulators are giving Voyager two days to take down claims that users' money is protected in case of a failure. CBS
Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a longtime advocate for veterans, told Norah O'Donnell on "Person to Person" that lawmakers need to "hold up their agreement" and provide essential health care to veterans. "This is the cost of war," said Stewart. "Don't penalize veterans for your budgeting error." CBS
VOA VIEW: They should.
House Democrats have introduced the Billionaire Minimum Income Tax Act, calling for a 20% levy on total income for households worth more than $100 million. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are becoming more and more insane.

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New COVID vaccines expected in fall. ABC
Intel stocks fell 8% Friday, a day after the company reported disappointing second-quarter earnings that missed on the top and bottom lines.  CNBC
Nearly 75% of retailers are planning to enable payments with digital currencies within the next 2 years according to a June survey conducted by Deloitte. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Ocean spot rates had been declining as consumer demand softened, but are higher again on key trade routes from Asia as shipping container supply tightens. CNBC
The civil trial pitting social media giant Twitter against one of the richest men in the world Elon Musk will take place in a Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17, a judge decided in a filing released late Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: There will be extensions.
A key government inflation gauge showed Friday that prices have risen by close to 7% over the past year -- again stoking fears of an impending recession and fueling rising economic discontent among Americans. UPI
VOA VIEW: More Biden increases, but according to him, all is well.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, a conservative member of the court who wrote the ruling that struck down legalized abortion nationwide, defended the decision and slammed world leaders in a keynote speech in Italy. UPI
VOA VIEW: The left is wrong and making deceptive statements.
Chinese President Xi Jinping warned U.S. President Joe Biden against interfering in Taiwan in a call that took place amid soaring tensions over a possible trip to the self-governing island by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. UPI
VOA VIEW: Xi is making fun of Biden.
The Biden administration has announced a reward for up to $10 million for information concerning Russian interference in U.S. elections. UPI
The Biden administration has authorized construction to close gaps in a U.S southern border wall near Arizona's Yuma, citing safety concerns. UPI
VOA VIEW: The entire Wall should be finished.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday said "inflation is still too high" although the United States' economic outlook "remains strong" after the release of the Commerce Department's gross domestic product report. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems still don't admit the country is in a recession.

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