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Since spring, actor Matthew McConaughey has been considering a run for governor of Texas, but he has not committed. LA Times
VOA VIEW: He should back off.
President Biden’s huge “transformation” bill would “drive us over an economic cliff, former chain-restaurant CEO Andy Puzder warns at Fox Business. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is a financial problem for the US.
In yet another sign of how politicized it is, the Biden Justice Department has restored disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s full pension. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden has gone madder than mad.

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Pressure from Beijing is evicting the only known major monument on Chinese soil that commemorates the lives of Tiananmen Square victims. New York Post
VOA VIEW: China looks like the madness they are.
The TSA should use its canine teams to keep airport security lines moving if there is a worker shortage amid the vaccination mandate, Chuck Schumer said. New York Post
VOA VIEW: More Biden stupidity.
As the senator thwarts Democrats’ major push to reduce warming, new data shows West Virginia is more exposed to worsening floods than anywhere else in the country. New York Times
Democrats are debating whether doing nothing will cost more than doing something to deal with climate change, education, child care, prescription drugs and more. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems put themselves is a no win hole.
Police should see vaccination as the best way to protect themselves on the job, Fauci says. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Stupidity!
Donald Trump is the Republicans’ greatest asset in mobilizing voters. But some fret that his obsession with false claims about the 2020 election could cost the G.O.P. in 2022. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are the ones who fear what Trump will do.

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Low pay, a high cost of living and an insulated culture make it hard for Black aides to build a career in Congress. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Thank the Dems.
This season of oppression is very likely the beginning of an era of oppression — unless Congress intervenes. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems and liberals are the cause of the problems.
Shopping for groceries should be an easy task, but scarcity on some products are leaving customers frustrated. Here's a few items to watch out for.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden and Dems.
Fauci also said Sunday that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's move to ban vaccine mandates in the state is "unfortunate" and would damage public health.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Fool!

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that the supply chain issues wracking the U.S. economy are likely to “continue into next year.” Mr. Buttigieg, who has been on paternity leave since early August, told CNN’s “State of the Union” the current situation is unlikely to be lessened anytime soon. Washington Times
President Biden’s relationship with America’s law enforcement community has gone from bad to worse in the nearly nine months that he has occupied the Oval Office, according to veteran police officers. Rank-and-file cops and unions that broke away from Mr. Biden to endorse President Trump say they ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Police know that Biden is anti them and law and order.
Employees who get exemptions to a COVID-19 vaccine requirement get unpaid leave. ABC
VOA VIEW: Interesting!

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He works as a program manager for the sergeant-at-arms of the House ABC
VOA VIEW: Embarrassing for Dems.
About 26,000 gallons of crude oil​ is believed to have leaked into the Pacific Ocean near Huntington Beach. CBS
Supply chain disruptions in the U.S. are fueling record-high prices for everyday items. As prices soar and shelves empty, experts warn that low-income Americans and small businesses will be left most vulnerable. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is bankrupting the nation.
The workers still must vote to approve it, but the strike has been called off with the tentative deal. CBS
Tensions are mounting between police unions and city officials nationwide as COVID-19 vaccination mandates go into effect. CBS
VOA VIEW: The standoff will prevail for those not wanting to take a vaccine.

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The opportunity to make big money in cryptocurrency is attracting huge investments to industrial-scale bitcoin mining, with thousands of supercomputers and an enormous energy demand, so much so that some companies are using power plants to fuel their operations – which may create real-world concerns for the environment. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Supporters of police gathered in Springfield, Mass., on Wednesday to honor both current and fallen officers to combat staffing issues brought on by anti-police sentiment, according to a local report. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Not funding the police is losing badly.
Russia's daily coronavirus daily deaths have passed 1,000 for the first time and cases also were a record high amid relatively low vaccination rates. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia made a mistake in trusting their own vaccine.

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Two right-leaning law professors have resigned from a commission set up by President Joe Biden to consider potential changes to the U.S. Supreme Court. UPI
VOA VIEW: More liberal madness.
A staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives' security service has been arrested on child pornography charges. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems look foolish.
Pope Francis appealed to pharmaceutical companies to drop their patents on COVID-19 vaccines to make them more widely available in poor countries. UPI
VOA VIEW: Why should the US help the world with no gain?

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October 19, 2021

     The battle goes on.  Nearly 1,000 people flocked to a Times Square rally Saturday to protest the COVID-19 vaccine and mandates that they get jabbed. Some participants wore T-shirts or carried signs that read “My Body, My Choice,” “Freedom Over Fear” and “De Blasio is the Virus.” A truck with an electronic billboard displayed dubious messages such as, “COVID-19 vaccines can cause injury and death.”

     “This means standing up for our freedom and indivisible rights, to come together as a group and let each other know we are not alone,” said Brett Copp, 56, a city worker from Staten Island who came to the “Rally for Freedom” at 41st Street and Broadway. The crowd at one point chanted “I stand with Kyrie Irving,” the unvaccinated Nets player who was banned from playing until he gets jabbed. Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the board chair of Children’s Health Defense, addressed the crowd of about 900 and said, “the vaccine is not safe and effective.” “We have no business giving this to little children. It is unethical, it is medical malpractice,” Kennedy claimed.

     
 YouTube recently yanked the Children Health Defense’s channel, saying it was cracking down on content with false claims about vaccines. Instagram previously pulled Kennedy’s account.  Big Tech social media are anti America - they have become socialistic.