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Scientists are urging their colleagues to dig deeper into the origins of the coronavirus behind the pandemic, including the possibility of a lab escape. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The Jesuit priest who presided over the inaugural Mass for then President-elect Joe Biden resigned as president of Santa Clara University in California. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Fools stay together.
According to the report, no other staff or crew members from Maher's show have tested positive. The host said he "feels fine" despite testing positive for COVID. New York Post
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The White House won’t rule out a retroactive implementation of its sweeping new tax plan — and tax haters across Wall Street are in a panic. The Biden administration has previously said levying taxes retroactively — which could stick taxpayers with jacked-up rates on transactions dating back to Jan. 1 instead of imposing them beginning... New York Post
President Biden is apparently ignoring the contributions of charter schools in educating students -- during National Charter Schools Week. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden has no clue.
The C.D.C. said Thursday that vaccinated Americans no longer needed masks in most places. Other disease experts recently had a different message: that masks were necessary in public. New York Times
Joe Biden's shades are such a part of his political persona that, in a break with presidential protocol, he is donning them for White House events.
A top U.S government official said Thursday it is increasingly likely the federal government will be faced with a "catastrophic cyber incident" larger in scope than the recent Colonial Pipeline hack. Brandon Wales, the acting director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, also said ransomware attacks ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Feds must be ready to deal with future cyber attacks.
People eager to open their pools for the summer are facing a shortage of the disinfectant chlorine — and, yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is partially to blame. Demand for chlorine is high because many people installed pools over the past year amid coronavirus restrictions. What's more, a key producer of ... Washington Times
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Former President Trump took credit Thursday for fast-tracking the development and delivery of the coronavirus “Trump vaccine” that has saved millions of lives around the world and put the nation on a path toward a return to normalcy. Mr. Trump said he will never get credit for the leadership he ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Trump had everything to do with the push and accomplishment of the vaccines.
Missile attacks against Israel by the Iran-backed Palestinian militant group Hamas prompted Pentagon officials to withdraw about 120 Department of Defense personnel from Israel on Thursday. The personnel, who had been in Israel for a future military exercise planning conference, were evacuated to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany on ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden weakness is embarrassing.
President Biden’s charm offensive with Sen. Joe Manchin III was on full display on Thursday as first lady Jill Biden flew the West Virginia Democrat and his wife on an Air Force One-style plane to a vaccination event in their home state with actress Jennifer Garner. At Capital High School ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is trying very hard to bribe Manchin.
Gasoline prices have skyrocketed in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack, hitting the highest point since 2014. The American Automobile Association estimates that the average price for a gallon of gasoline nationwide is more than $3. Prices have steadily climbed since November 2020, when the cost was $2.13 per ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden stupidity.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday characterized Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's run-in with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “verbal assault and abuse” and suggested an ethics probe was warranted. She said Ms. Greene’s conduct — allegedly running after Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and shouting questions at her outside the House chamber — makes ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is using her power to help AOC.
Liberal attacks on Israel amid the country's violent clash with Hamas militants in Gaza have the "deep, deep flavor of antisemitism," former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, condemning by name Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for their controversial takes on the bloody conflict. In an interview ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Omar is anti Israel, not vague.
Winsome Sears, the first Black female Republican to win the party's nomination for Virginia lieutenant governor, said Thursday that critical race theory is "nonsense" and that she's "sick of being used" by Democrats to further their agenda. Mrs. Sears, a Jamaican-born U.S. Marine veteran, appeared on "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: CRT is anti white racism.
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President Joe Biden on Thursday aimed to ease concerns from Americans over high gas prices and fuel shortages after the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is is acting like the fool, he is.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended the Biden administration's handling of a variety of immigration issues at a Senate hearing Thursday. ABC
VOA VIEW: It's more like a coverup.
Layoffs have slowed further with economy strengthening. ABC
VOA VIEW: The economy is not in good shape.
Calling it a 'great day for America,' President Joe Biden on Thursday touted what he said was a 'milestone' marking the CDC's eased mask guidance. ABC
The Environmental Protection Agency is revoking a Trump-era rule that overhauled how the agency evaluates air pollutants ABC
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The presidents of the nation’s two major teachers unions are separately calling for a full return to in-person learning in the fall ABC
VOA VIEW: About time - time will tell.
There are a handful of instances where people will still need to wear masks — in a health-care setting, at a business that mandates them or on public transportation. CNBC
Ransomware attacks involve malware that encrypts files on a device or network that results in the system becoming inoperable. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Who gets punished?
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President Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of senior Republican senators to discuss the prospects of a bipartisan infrastructure bill. CNBC
More than 1 million people will see a loss or reduction in jobless benefits due to state withdrawal from federal unemployment programs. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All states should follow suit.
CVS, Walgreens and Macy's said they are reviewing their requirements for facial coverings following new CDC guidance easing mask wearing for people vaccinated against Covid-19. CNN
VOA VIEW: Private businesses can make their own restrictive policies.
Republican senators celebrate by removing their masks on Capitol Hill after the CDC's latest guidance that fully vaccinated individuals can go maskless both indoors and outdoors. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good news today - tomorrow may be different.
• Rep. Chip Roy says he'll challenge Stefanik for Republican conference chair CNN
VOA VIEW: We will have to see what happens.
VOA VIEW: Biden should back Israel - if acts brave and tuff.
The Biden administration plans to coordinate with nongovernmental organizations to identify vulnerable migrant families in Mexico and allow them to enter the United States, instead of turning them away under a Trump-era border policy, according to a source familiar with discussions. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden is making it easier for illegals to gain entry into the US.
With parts of the Southeastern U.S. still recovering from a pipeline hack that resulted in fuel shortages, a North Carolina school district is reverting to remote learning on Friday due to concerns staff and students don’t have enough gas to get to class. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden is at fault.
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If the media could take a break from obsessing over the House Republicans choosing a new conference chair, they might have noticed that Joe Biden’s presidency is falling apart. On every major front, Biden is flailing — even by the depressingly low bar set for him by the Washington press corps. Biden has one struggle after another.
April just saw the highest rate of inflation in 13 years, according to the Department of Labor. Prices for everything, including food and gasoline, immediately skyrocketed after Biden’s $2 trillion welfare scheme (sometimes referred to as a “stimulus package”) went into effect and flooded the economy with more money than anyone knows what to do with. Biden’s preoccupation? Spending even more.
The unemployment rate actually went up from March to April, even as Biden bragged that he’s the one responsible for mass vaccinations that are, at least in theory, supposed to be moving people back into the workforce. But no, his extension of the obscene amount of federal unemployment benefits has would-be workers choosing to sit pretty at home cashing government checks. Those benefits don’t end for another four months, assuming they aren’t extended again (you can never assume anything with Nancy Pelosi in charge). Fuel is running out in several states after the US fell under attack from what appears to be a Russia-based cyber-hacking group that locked up one of the East Coast’s major fuel pipelines. The White House response to the crippling of a critical energy supply has been to throw its hands up and say, “Sorry, but the pipeline is a private company.” Whaddaya do?