NEWS - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 05, 2022 - NEWS
Twenty-eight members of Congress who were trapped in the House gallery on Jan. 6 — all Democrats — formed the 'Gallery Group' to help one another through their trauma. LA Times
Close U.S. partners like Germany heaved a quiet sigh of relief over Trump's exit. But worries persist over the erosion of American democracy. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A reason to be scared.
With Republicans favored to regain the House in November's midterm elections, talk on Capitol Hill has turned to the future of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership team. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems are running scared.
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday fended off questions about the slow rollout of President Biden's plan to mass-mail 500 million at-home COVID-19 tests. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Psaki dodges answers to facts and truths.
Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems and the liberal media are seeing the truth unveil.
Fight or fold on Build Back Better? Voters give the White House mixed advice in new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll.
VOA VIEW: The people are wising up.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene of Georgia called on all Republican lawmakers to abandon Twitter in the wake of her being banned by the platform. In an interview that aired Tuesday evening on Fox News Channel, she said that Twitter and other Silicon Valley tech giants are trying to cancel the entire ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All should, not just Republicans.
Facebook did an about-face after banning the account of Heroes of Liberty, a conservative children’s book publisher whose works include biographies of Ronald Reagan, Thomas Sowell and Amy Coney Barrett. Andy Stone, spokesperson for Meta, which owns Facebook, tweeted Monday that the decision last month to disable permanently the publisher’s ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Facebook got caught in another lie.
More than half of Republican voters believe the FBI is acting as President Biden’s personal secret state police, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Rasmussen Reports survey showed that 61% of likely Republican voters believe the FBI is acting as Mr. Biden’s “Gestapo,” a term for the secret police ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
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Firearm purchases by a record number of Black Americans have accelerated a surge in gun sales since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of government records. The year 2021 is on track to be the second biggest on record for firearms sales, with more than 18 million guns purchased ... Washington Times
Nancy Gbana Abudu, President Biden’s nominee for the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, came under fire Tuesday from the Family Research Council and 52 other conservative leaders and groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s deputy legal director is a “radical activist” who “clearly lacks the temperament to hold ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: She should not be confirmed.
Nearly all Senate Republicans and two-thirds of House GOP members urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to strike down President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccinate-or-test rule on private employers, arguing in a legal brief that Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials went beyond the scope of powers granted to it by Congress. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Rare mass protests break out in Kazakhstan over fuel price rise. ABC
VOA VIEW: Rising gas prices are becoming outrageous, everywhere.
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Californians won't be able to water their lawns for 48 hours after rainstorms or let their sprinkles run onto the sidewalk under new mandatory water restrictions ABC
The Supreme Court says all nine justices have received COVID-19 booster shots ABC
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he remains opposed to President Joe Biden’s roughly $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives ABC
VOA VIEW: Neither side trusts Manchin - he speaks with forked tongue.
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Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately ABC
VOA VIEW: Good question - no one knows the real answer.
A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November, a sign of confidence and more evidence that the U.S. job market is bouncing back strongly from last year’s coronavirus recession ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden has made it easy.
A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ABC
Thousands of people in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of Alaska are without power after a windstorm with gusts up to 90 mph blew through the area. ABC
The CDC issued more guidance on Tuesday that further explained last week's decision to shorten the isolation period down to five days but not call for a negative test. ABC
VOA VIEW: Pressure gives correction to stupidity.
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The committee says it has communications between Hannity and the White House before, during and after the riot. CBS
VOA VIEW: Legislators make information demands above their authority.
Police officers are suing the former president for alleged wrongful conduct and inciting a riot. CBS
A deal with the White House to forego profits has expired, making tests costlier — if they are even in stock. CBS
VOA VIEW: It's all about money.
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Software maker, long out of the cellphone business, is no longer supporting its once popular device. CBS
President Biden announced the increase and acceleration of the order on Tuesday. CBS
The updated guidance comes after the CDC faced criticism last week for shortening its recommended isolation period without asking for people to get tested. CNBC
The 5% Apple stake Berkshire Hathaway acquired in 2018 for $36 billion is now worth more than $160 billion as the tech giant hit the $3 trillion milestone. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Money always talks the loudest.
Trump said he was canceling the event due to "the total bias and dishonesty" of the media and the House committee investigating his role in the Jan. 6 riot. CNBC
Most of Alphabet's top executives are getting annual salary increases from $650,000 to $1 million, along with hefty stock awards. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What price is loyalty?
Airlines have canceled more than 20,000 U.S. flights since Christmas Eve. CNBC
Macy's is shortening its store hours for the rest of the month as coronavirus cases spike in the United States and companies grapple with staffing shortages. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The sign of the times.
Toyota outsold GM in 2021, marking the first time since 1931 that the Detroit automaker wasn't the best-selling car company in the U.S. CNBC
VOA VIEW: You snooze, you lose.
Another aide is leaving Vice President Kamala Harris' office soon after two other advisors departed late last year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot loser.
Americans who get Covid and miss work aren't eligible for unemployment benefits. That wasn't the case earlier in the pandemic. CNBC
Biden's disapproval rating reached a new high in December as more voters signaled their unhappiness with his handling of the economy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: America is wising up from the liberal media.
The iShares US Home Construction ETF lost 2.69% on Monday, its worst day since September 30th when it fell 2.89%. CNBC
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• Update to CDC's Covid-19 isolation guidance is imminent, source says CNN
VOA VIEW: Milder, but more infectious.
North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday. CNN
VOA VIEW: NK is acting stupid.
Miles of Virginia’s stretch of Interstate 95, a major East Coast artery that’s often a traffic nightmare in good weather, froze in place for nearly a full day after a blistering snowstorm swept through the region Monday. FOX News
Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. who was discharged after blasting top military brass for the botched Afghanistan withdrawal told Fox News he has one major regret — but would still do it over again. FOX News
Public school districts, mostly across the Northeast and Midwest, closed this week as the omicron variant of coronavirus surges following holiday breaks and students face a mental health crisis. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The future youth are at risk.
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More than 1,100 Boston public school staff members have called out sick as of Tuesday following the holiday break, a Boston Public Schools spokesperson confirmed to Fox News. FOX News
The new omicron variant of COVID-19 has nearly made delta obsolete, as it was responsible for 95.4% of all new cases in the week that ended Jan. 1, according to CDC data released Tuesday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Who knows what's going on?
President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Americans should brace for a difficult short-term future as COVID-19 cases soar. UPI
VOA VIEW: An idiot's ramblings.