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Joe Manchin agreed to support Democrats' big climate and healthcare bill in exchange for energy permitting reform. But his colleagues rejected the proposal. LA Times
VOA VIEW: He got caught with his pants down.
Across the country, election clerks have spent the last two years waging an information and public relations battle to restore faith in elections. But as the 2022 primaries showed, some key personnel involved in elections — poll workers and poll challengers — still actively doubt the results of the 2020 presidential race, believing baseless allegations of fraud. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will do whatever possible to rig the 2022 elections in their favor.
These issues have worked well for Republicans in the past. The problem has been sustaining them against opposition from Democrats, much of the media and interest groups that would later be characterized as "the swamp." New York Post
VOA VIEW: The GOP must fight hard to protect their vote.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now listed at the very bottom of the website, next to Prince Andrew and other minor members of the family. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Two selfish fools.
The United States has started to allow people to apply for asylum under a new process that the secretary of homeland security hopes can help fix the current “very broken system.” New York Times
A lawyer at a conservative legal group said in a complaint that he would personally be financially harmed by the government’s approach. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden's debt cancellation plan is illegal.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly has opened a 7 percentage point lead over Blake Masters, his Republican challenger, according to a new poll for The Republic.
VOA VIEW: Liberal design.
Experts told USA TODAY the racist history of recreational swimming leaves Black people less likely to learn to swim.
VOA VIEW: It has not been a racist history - it's indifferent black fact.
A Pennsylvania anti-abortion activist arrested at his home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges stemming from an altercation at an abortion clinic, a case fueling Republican claims that the Biden administration is targeting its political foes. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The FBI was out of control.
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Philadelphia's Democratic mayor imposed a ban on guns at playgrounds and recreation centers Tuesday after the death of a city worker, another example of a rising tide of violence in major cities that conservatives blame on lax law enforcement. Washington Times
Attorneys for Maryland's Republican gubernatorial nominee announced Tuesday that they're challenging an order allowing the counting of mail-in ballots before Election Day. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The action is wrong and unconstitutional.
A study by Pew Research Center shows that women make up a larger proportion of the college-educated workforce than men. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The facts are clear.
The consumer confidence index jumped to 108.0 this month from 103.6 in August. ABC
VOA VIEW: If true, consumers are ill informed.
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A Delaware judge is hearing arguments over the exchange of information by lawyers in Twitter's lawsuit seeking to force billionaire Elon Musk to carry through with his $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant ABC
VOA VIEW: High legal costs.
For the first time in a decade, Americans will pay less next year on monthly premiums for Medicare’s Part B plan, which covers routine doctors’ visits and other outpatient care ABC
Student activists have walked out of class across Virginia to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s guidance on district policies for transgender students ABC
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Florida’s home football game against Eastern Washington scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday because of Hurricane Ian, which is expected to hit the state’s southwest coast on Wednesday ABC
Ian is forecast to make landfall as a hurricane in Florida by midday Thursday. ABC
A short-term funding measure unveiled by Democrats would keep federal agencies operating through mid-December. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems want to get an edge on November elections.
Conservatives in the South Carolina House have rejected what they contend is a watered-down abortion measure, meaning the state likely will maintain its ban on the procedure at six weeks. CBS
The committee said the hearing was being postponed "in light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida." CBS
VOA VIEW: Saved by the bell - Dems are not believed or trusted.
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In some metro areas around the country, the cost of renting a one-bedroom apartment has fallen more than 20%. CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal wishful thinking.
The appeals court ruled that as an employee of the federal government, the president is protected from certain lawsuits. CBS
VOA VIEW: The law should protect Trump from deceptive lawsuits.
But a stock market slump and rising borrowing costs could dim Americans' economic outlook, Wall Street analysts said. CBS
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To combat the worst impacts of sea-level rise, a new industry of floating infrastructure is emerging. CNBC
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell urged Floridians not to underestimate Hurricane Ian and listen to local officials as the now Category 3 storm approaches. CNBC
The new incentives put the nation on a "strong course" toward substantially cutting greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade, Yellen said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Yellen is a deceptive idiot.
States are approved to build a network of EV charging stations along designated alternative fuel corridors on the national highway system. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A premature waste of time and money.
The Fed's aggressive tightening is making the majority of Wall Street investors believe stocks will be underwater for longer, according to a new CNBC survey. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Nothing will change until Dems are defeated in November.
Falling stock markets have wiped out $9 trillion in wealth from U.S. households, putting pressure on family balance sheets and spending. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All on Biden and Dems.
The leaks will scupper any remaining expectations that Europe could receive gas via Nord Stream 1 before winter, analysts noted. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Russia may not change until Putin is ousted.
Major Florida airports on Tuesday prepared to halt flights ahead of Hurricane Ian's expected landfall overnight. CNBC
Meta called the Russia-based operation "the largest and most complex Russian-origin operation that we've disrupted since the beginning of the war in Ukraine." CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook cannot be trusted or believed.
People who got the Covid-19 vaccine reported slightly longer menstrual cycles, but the change was temporary, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine. CNN
VOA VIEW: More failures will become known.
The Senate voted on Tuesday to take up a stop-gap bill that would keep the government funded through December 16 as lawmakers work to avert a shutdown by the end of the week. CNN
VOA VIEW: Manchin is a switch-hitting traitor.
We're still six weeks -- to the day! -- away from the 2022 election, but Republicans are already looking ahead to 2024 and the prospect of knocking off West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. CNN
VOA VIEW: He should be ousted in 2024.
Libertarian group Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit to challenge President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel student debt. The group claims it would increase tax burdens. FOX News
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday he supports legislation led by Democrats that would make changes to the Electoral Count Act. UPI
VOA VIEW: McConnell is traitor.
Energy proposals included in a continuing funding resolution by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat representing West Virginia, could kill the progress of a measure meant to keep the federal government functioning. UPI
North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations blamed the "growing hostility" of the United States for his regime's nuclear weapons and warned that U.S.-South Korea naval exercises could lead to the "brink of war." UPI
VOA VIEW: NK is a nothing.
As part of the special master review of the Mar-a-Lago search, the Justice Department submitted a slightly revised inventory of the materials seized, along with a declaration supporting the accuracy of the new list. UPI
VOA VIEW: How much is the DOJ holding back.
President Joe Biden highlighted the steps his administration is taking to lower healthcare costs, while also warning that a Republican takeover of Congress would put Medicare and Social Security in jeopardy. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden scare tactics.
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It’s good that the average household income in Martha’s Vineyard is $133,000 a year because, hoo-boy, the illegal immigrants who arrived there from Florida are going to cost taxpayers a bundle. Over their lifetimes, all the illegal immigrants Biden has so far added to the United States will cost us about $400 billion. A sad state of affairs.
Immigrants don’t create such a large cost for taxpayers because they’re bad or lazy. Immigrants, legal or illegal, are just regular people trying to make it through the day. But their relatively low level of education means the kinds of jobs they can get don’t pay much. That in turn means they pay relatively little in taxes and use more in government services.
The costs at the state level come mainly from children in illegal immigrant-headed households using Medicaid and enrolling in public schools, plus births to illegal-immigrant mothers. Florida alone spent an estimated $1.6 billion in 2019 on public schooling for children from illegal immigrant-headed families — and the number of such students has certainly increased since then. The congressionally chartered National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine looked at the big question in 2016. Using their numbers, it estimated the lifetime cost to taxpayers of an illegal border-crosser is $75,000 — that’s services used minus taxes paid. They also estimated that since Biden’s inauguration, the illegal-immigrant population has increased by at least 5 million. When you multiply the two numbers, you get a lifetime fiscal cost of the illegals Biden has let in so far at more than $400 billion.