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Texas Senate Bill 147, which would bar Chinese citizens from buying property, evokes for critics a history of anti-Asian discrimination facilitated by laws. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The operative word is "citizens."
The best way to harness the economic power and strength of the Hispanic community is for Congress to pass common-sense legislation. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden was not happy about the Hispanics response.
The city's migrant crisis is rapidly becoming migrant chaos. New Yorkers deserve at least a guess from their leaders on how it's to end. New York Post
VOA VIEW: An illegal migrant should be ousted from the US.
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The balloons have some advantages over the satellites that orbit the earth in regular patterns. They fly closer to earth and can evade radar. New York Times
VOA VIEW: They should all be shot down.
The Oversight Committee called the session to scrutinize whether the social media platform has censored the right, but it yielded new revelations about the company’s permissive approach. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Twitter and the FBI colluded to help Biden.
A USA TODAY Network investigation shows nonprofits founded by Walter Payton award winners are often inefficient.
VOA VIEW: They were dishonest.
The hearing into Twitter's brief suppression of a story about Hunter Biden's laptop came the morning after Joe Biden's State of the Union address.
VOA VIEW: The Hunter laptop will be bad for all Bidens.
President Biden played down the controversy over classified documents, saying they were "to the best of my knowledge…from 1974, stray papers."
VOA VIEW: Regardless of how old, it's still illegal to have.
President Biden on Wednesday brushed aside investigations by House Republicans into his family members, including his son Hunter Biden, saying the public has more weighty issues to worry about. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and the liberal media wishful thinking.
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President Biden on Wednesday deflected blame for his classified documents controversy, saying the responsibility lies with staffers who "didn't do the kind of job that should have done." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden, as usual, blames all but himself.
Nobody will ever accuse them of being pals, but Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries have embarked on their working relationship with a grudging respect that was missing when Nancy Pelosi was in charge. Washington Times
The administration of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is telling state agencies and public universities that using diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring decisions is illegal. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued to stop the Biden administration from enforcing its "pharmacy mandate" requiring qualified retail pharmaceutical firms to dispense abortion pills or risk losing Medicare and Medicaid funding. Washington Times
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A proposal to let Massachusetts prisoners donate organs and bone marrow to shave time off their sentence is raising profound ethical and legal questions about putting undue pressure on inmates desperate for freedom. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is a no choice temptation.
One of Twitter CEO Elon Musk's biggest moves to make the company profitable has yielded mixed results, with only 180,000 U.S. users signing up for Twitter Blue service. Washington Times
TikTok is the most popular social media app for young Americans, according to a survey that finds its lead over YouTube has only widened since it took over as the top app in 2020. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: TikTok should be banned from the US.
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China says it was smeared in U.S. President Joe Biden's State of the Union address that repeatedly mentioned competition between the two countries ABC
VOA VIEW: If the shoe fits.
The president visited a training center and touted the creation of manufacturing jobs as he continued to promote his plans to boost manufacturing. CBS
Romney said he told Santos that he didn't belong in Congress. CBS
VOA VIEW: Many would say the same to Romney.
During his State of the Union address, President Biden said, "Some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security to sunset," prompting boos from Republicans and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to shout "liar" at the president. CBS
VOA VIEW: He did lie often.
Their responses offered an early preview of how they might run against Biden, their likely opponent in 2024. CBS
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Shares of Alphabet tumbled Wednesday after the company held an event to promote its new artificial intelligence chatbot. CNBC
Biden renewed his call for levying a tax on billionaires, continued his fight against junk fees, cracked down on monopolistic practices and high drug prices. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden sounded like an idiot.
Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller on Wednesday talked tough on inflation, warning that the fight is not over. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Like a weatherman.
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The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, said approval of a new court system for his city, which is 80% Black, "reminds me of apartheid." CNBC
VOA VIEW: Another "black thing."
A Dominion attorney said Fox News and its parent company still haven't produced evidence in the voting machine company's defamation lawsuit. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Be careful what you wish for.
Mortgage rates continued to fall last week, and both current homeowners and potential homebuyers reacted swiftly. CNBC
Republicans repeatedly heckled President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, ignoring the occasional shushes from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. CNN
VOA VIEW: It was humorous.
A California proposal would reinstate the voting rights of prisoners with felony convictions. Proposed constitutional amendment could expand suffrage for incarcerated people. FOX News
Charges against Eric Obregon, who is accused of firing at Williston, North Dakota police during a traffic stop, were dismissed with prejudice by a district judge. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
Pete Hegseth accuses Princeton's English department of "fostering disturbing antisemitism" for sponsoring a radical pro-Palestinian activist to speak on campus. FOX News
The continuing effects of the pandemic and a year of record inflation have at least half of people in the United States unsatisfied with their current financial situation. UPI
VOA VIEW: That number seems high.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General on Wednesday estimated at least $191 billion in pandemic unemployment payments could have been improper or fraudulent. UPI
President Joe Biden is in Wisconsin to promote his national economic plan which has so far created hundreds of thousands of new jobs and brought $4 billion in new investments to the battleground he narrowly won in 2020. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden has had no success.
The House is probing Twitter's handling of a news story regarding a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, as the GOP-led chamber seeks to turn its investigative sights on the Biden family, big tech and the border. UPI
VOA VIEW: This is just the beginning.
Colgate-Palmolive Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of some Fabuloso branded multi-purpose cleaner products over bacteria fears. UPI
A team of international investigators said Wednesday they have "concrete information" that Russian President Vladimir Putin likely approved the missile that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in 2014. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin should be charged, if this is true.
U.S. data released Wednesday show domestic demand declined somewhat last week, with the appetite from consumer fuels still below pre-pandemic levels. UPI
China's foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning hit back at President Joe Biden Wednesday for comments during his State of The Union address that she implied sought to drive division between the two countries. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden actions were mild.
Seasonally adjusted mortgage applications were up 7.4% for the week ending Feb. 3, according to the Mortgage Banker's Association. Refinance applications jumped 18%, but were 75% lower than a year ago. UPI
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