NEWS - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2022 - NEWS
An appeals court has ruled that a lower court judge should not have appointed a special master to review documents seized in an FBI search of Trump's home. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The Supreme Court will be the next appeal.
The institution that helped foster Mexico's democracy is under attack by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Obrador is supported by the cartels.
Protesters in China are eager to see an easing of "zero-COVID" rules, but health experts warn that doing so could prompt a massive health emergency. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell what is true or not.
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Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) told reporters that the committee's report will not be completed before Congress is scheduled to leave for the month on Dec. 16, but there is a 'good possibility' it will be out before Christmas. LA Times
ICE inadvertently published on its website the names, birthdates, nationalities and locations of thousands of immigrants seeking U.S. protections. LA Times
White House spokesman John Kirby claimed that countries like Russia and China had to marvel at the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. New York Post
First son Hunter Biden will join the most powerful and influential members of American society Thursday night at his father's first state dinner as president, according to the official guest list. New York Post
An analysis of November turnout data shows that voting by mail dropped as Georgians increasingly cast ballots in person. The shift hints at the possible impact of a 2021 voting overhaul. New York Times
For Democrats, the former president’s event in Atlanta with Senator Raphael Warnock on Thursday is viewed as an ironclad way to ensure that Black voters remain enthusiastic. New York Times
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It's the first time since 1992 that the Senate voted to intervene in a rail labor dispute. Bipartisan leaders in Congress said they had no choice.
VOA VIEW: A rip-off of the American taxpayers.
President Joe Biden signals willingness to talk with Vladimir Putin about ending war in Ukraine during French president Emmanuel Macron's U.S. visit.
VOA VIEW: It should be the Ukraine's choice.
Biden would prefer South Carolina replace Iowa in the Democrats' presidential selection process.
VOA VIEW: It will benefit Biden if he runs for reelection.
Florida is yanking $2 billion worth of state assets managed by BlackRock, escalating the GOP standoff with the world's largest money manager over ESG.
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The ex-restaurateur now in Congress overcame a deficit of thousands of votes. If it was fishy to GOP when Biden did it, why isn't this suspicious?
VOA VIEW: Dems like to cry.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials are being sued in federal court by immigrant rights groups who challenge the constitutionality of the state's migrant relocation program. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: What about Biden not defending the border from illegals - it's federal law.
Newly trending social-media platform Hive announced that it would be shutting down its servers for a few days to fix important security issues with the platform. Washington Times
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The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed increasing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation's fuel supplies over the next three years, a move welcomed by renewable fuel and farm groups but condemned by environmentalists and oil industry groups. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Another Biden attack on oil companies.
Prominent First Amendment blogger Eugene Volokh filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging a New York law targeting online hate speech, arguing that the measure forces platforms to become content police in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It's unconstitutional.
Elon Musk said his company Neuralink will begin human trials on its computer brain implant in the next six months. Washington Times
The court said in a brief order that it will hear arguments in February, but will keep the program on hold for now. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden will lose the Student Loan Forgiveness case.
Business mogul Sheila Johnson was recently named CEO of the Year by The Washington Business Journal. Johnson was most recognized as the co-founder of BET and the first female African-American billionaire. But today she is known as a pioneer across all industries. Michelle Miller has more. CBS
VOA VIEW: A liberal case.
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"The idea that Putin is ever going to defeat Ukraine is beyond comprehension," President Biden said. CBS
VOA VIEW: It's all a photo op.
Prices at the pump are sliding amid slowing demand and fears of economic shutdowns around the globe. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden can't continue to say prices of oil are up a result of the Russian invasion.
The core personal consumption expenditures price index was expected to rise 0.3% in October and 5% from a year ago, according to Dow Jones estimates. CNBC
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At least nine lawmakers in Washington across both the House and Senate have traded over a dozen different crypto stocks since last year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems who took money fear the facts be known.
A class-action lawsuit filed against former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is seeking $11 billion in damages for allegedly misleading customers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: He is not in jail because the Bahamas don't have an extradition treaty.
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried sat down with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin at the Dealbook Summit, discussing the collapse of FTX. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There was clear fraud and theft.
Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch, a son of Rupert Murdoch, will be deposed next week as the Dominion Voting Systems' lawsuit progresses. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dominion reps should also be deposed and much more.
Salesforce shares ticked sharply down as investors digested tighter margins and the shocking news of co-CEO Bret Taylor's departure next year. CNBC
Upcoming sanctions on Russian oil are set to be "really disruptive" for energy markets if European nations fail to set a cap on prices, analysts warned. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It is what it is.
Elon Musk's health tech venture Neuralink shared updates to its brain-implant technology during a "show and tell" recruitment event. CNBC
Ian caused between $50 billion and 65 billion in insured damages after it made landfall in western Florida in September with extreme winds and torrential rain. CNBC
Democrats and Republicans have locked in a deal to vote on rail legislation to avert a damaging shutdown with votes starting "very soon," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Thursday. CNN
VOA VIEW: The railroad should not win by threatening the country.
The Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee will meet Thursday to discuss how to handle six years of former President Donald Trump's federal tax returns, one day after the panel received access to the records following a protracted legal fight. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems don't know what they are looking at.
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio is sending a renewed set of requests to four current and former government officials on Thursday, providing a window into how the highest-ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee is zeroing in on his first top targets ahead of the next Congress when he obtains subpoena power. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems will have to answer questions, now.
A new agreement signed Thursday will improve law enforcement efforts, particularly criminal investigations, in Indian Country. UPI
New unemployment claims dropped slightly but continued claims rose above 1.61 million last week, according to the latest Department of Labor report on unemployment benefits. UPI
The U.S. Treasury Department Thursday announced nearly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan high-speed Internet funding for Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Utah. UPI
VOA VIEW: A liberal reward.
Two of China's largest cities -- Guangzhou in the south and Chongqing, announced on Wednesday an easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, which could indicate a possible change in the country's zero-COVID policy that ha UPI
China and Russia should exert pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and return to the negotiating table, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: China and Russia should be equally responsible for the actions of NK.
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Former President Donald Trump ended months of speculation and launched his bid on November 15, 2022, to retake the White House in 2024, an early attempt to clear the GOP primary field ahead of a potential rematch against Joe Biden. This should bring major fear to Biden, Dems, liberal media and big social media. The US needs a strong leader.
“Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump, 76, told hundreds of cheering supporters who gathered in the ornate ballroom of his Mar-a-Lago resort for the official announcement. “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
Moments before his remarks, the 45th president filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission confirming his candidacy. “I will ensure that Joe Biden does not receive four more years,” he added later in his remarks. “Our country could not take that. And I say that not in laughter, I say that in tears. Our country could not take four more years. They can only take so much.” The former president made a theatrical entrance after the sound system blasted the anthem “Do You Hear the People Sing?” from the musical “Les Miserables.”
“Our enemies are speaking of us with scorn and laughter and derision … People are going absolutely wild and crazy. They are not happy. They are very, very angry,” Trump said. “Now we have a president who falls asleep at global conferences, was held in contempt by the British Parliament over Afghanistan … and he is leading us to the brink of nuclear war, a concept unimaginable just two short years ago.” Trump vowed that if he’s elected to a second non-consecutive term, “we will be a great nation again.” “The decline of America is being forced upon us by Biden and the radical-left lunatics running our government right into the ground. This decline is not a fate we must accept,” he said.