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Iran is a "thugocracy" that the United States has validated by awarding it with $6 billion in a hostage agreement that will be spent however it wishes, retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Blaine Holt said on Sunday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden screwed up, again.
More than 9,000 asylum seekers and counting have crossed this week from Mexico to Eagle Pass, Texas, where the mayor declared a state of emergency and Border Patrol agents have become overwhelmed.. LA Times
VOA VIEW: They seek out of Mexico.
A bus with 45 asylum seekers arrived in in Los Angeles Friday, three days after 40 made it to Union Station. Since June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sent 15 buses to L.A. LA Times
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The states are going to be granted the authority to enforce U.S. border law under a President Ron DeSantis, he vowed in an interview this weekend. "When I'm president, we've already said, we are going to unleash the states, they're going to be equal partners with enforcing... Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It is not a now solution.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., made a deal to address appropriations in separate bills, so running out the clock and falling back into another Continuing Resolution (C.R.) using Democrat votes might spark a notice to vacate the cha, according to Rep. Tim Burch Newsmax
A Saudi delegation is due to visit Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah this week, a Palestinian official said, amid diplomatic efforts to secure an accord between Israel and Saudi Arabia that could involve concessions for the Palestinians. Newsmax
NASA's first asteroid samples fetched from deep space parachuted into the Utah desert Sunday to cap a seven-year journey.In a flyby of Earth, the Osiris-Rex spacecraft released the sample capsule from 63,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) out. Newsmax
President Joe Biden's weakness is emboldening our enemies, and he is forcing them together in a new "axis of evil," while funding them through what could ultimately prove to be a tragic $6 billion prisoner ransom, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., warned.. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Iran fooled Biden.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak drew praise from former President Donald Trump for working to roll back "climate mandates" pushed in a "scam" by clueless "climate alarmists." Newsmax
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President Joe Biden will host a second summit with Pacific island leaders this week, part of a U.S. charm offensive to block further Chinese inroads into a strategic region Washington has long considered its own backyard. During the three-day meeting. Newsmax
The bill would have instructed judges in custody battles to weigh a parent’s support for a child’s gender identity. The governor’s veto breaks from his usual stance on transgender rights. New York Times
VOA VIEW: He had no choice.
One of Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) top Republican allies revealed he drafted a motion to oust him. New York Post
VOA VIEW: McCarthy has failed many.
Synagogues across the country are bracing for "swatting" attacks and bomb threats as Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, begins at sunset on Sunday. Washington Times
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill to require human drivers on board self-driving trucks, a measure that union leaders and truck drivers said would save hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state. Washington Times
The Nevada Republican Party approved rules Saturday for their presidential caucus that many campaigns suspect are meant to help former President Donald Trump win the state's GOP delegates. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The jackpot for the next Powerball drawing is an estimated $785 million. It's set to be the fourth largest prize in the game's history. CBS
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Robert O'Brien, the former U.S. hostage envoy and national security adviser, says a recent deal to free five Americans from Iran in exchange for providing $6 billion will encourage countries to continue detaining U.S. citizens. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden botched the deal with Iran.
"I don't want to see a shutdown. But there is no doubt in my mind that the country is headed for a shutdown, and everyone should prepare as such," GOP Rep. Tony Gonzales of Texas said. CBS
VOA VIEW: The government is not doing well and a shutdown will hurt Biden most.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says President Biden traveling to Michigan to join striking autoworkers is a "historic, historic event": "We have never seen in modern history a president show up to a picket line like this." CBS
President Biden issued a stark warning that "America could be forced to pay the price" if Republicans in Congress fail to act. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden does not have a chance for a second term.
Goldman Sachs predicts credit card losses will continue to climb through the end of 2024 or early 2025 for most issuers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The economy is on a major down slide.
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The IRS has unveiled plans to crack down on tax preparers with "questionable practices" as it elevates scrutiny of a small business tax credit. CNBC
The CDC specifically recommended that expectant mothers 32 to 36 weeks into their pregnancy receive the shot, Pfizer's Abrysvo, from September through January. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The CDC is not trusted.
Authorities in the United States and Mexico worked together to capture three bank robbery suspects. Video caught them at the border before and after the alleged crime. FOX News
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The Veterans Affairs crisis line failed to adequately respond to a veteran who texted the line and warned he was in a place with the materials to commit suicide. FOX News
NASA's Osirs-REx spacecraft will return to Earth carrying the largest-ever sample of an asteroid. The space rock has been deemed "potentiall hazardous." FOX News
The Government Accountability Office released a new 118-page report detailing substandard living conditions faced by young troops living in barracks across the country. FOX News
VOA VIEW: This is all problematic by leadership incompetence.
More than half of U.S. Latinos who speak little or no Spanish have been shamed about it by other Latinos, according to a Pew Research Center survey. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It's called better assimilation.
The former special agent in charge of the FBI's field office in New York pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of concealing information from the bureau. UPI
VOA VIEW: Another FBI deficiency.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov invited Ukrainian parents to "collect their children" taken from Ukraine amid the ongoing war. UPI
The United States is "directly at war" with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday, after the close of the high-level week of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. UPI
VOA VIEW: It's more like the opposite.
The Crimean city of Sevastopol, headquarters to Russia's Black Sea Fleet, was hit by rocket attacks for a second consecutive day on Saturday, its Russian-installed governor said. UPI
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Fighting Americans are booted for migrants is un-American. A well-known veterans’ advocate made up a story about two dozen ex-military members getting ousted from hotels to make way for migrants in upstate New York, according to a state assemblyman.
Nearly two dozen homeless veterans living in New York hotels had their stays cut short in order to make room for migrants arriving from the U.S. southern border, according to a nonprofit. An executive with the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation said the upstate hotels informed the veterans last week that their bookings were being ended and they would have to find new lodging, the New York Post reported. “Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants,” nonprofit CEO Sharon Toney-Finch told the newspaper. The Yerik Israel Toney Foundation helps homeless and low-income veterans in need of living assistance.
Ms. Toney-Finch said the hotels didn’t explicitly say the veterans were being told to leave so they could accommodate migrant arrivals, but she said the timing of the decision made it clear. She said she suspects the government’s willingness to pay above-market prices to house the migrants is why hotels cooperate. A January court ruling allowed a Holiday Inn in Manhattan to charge up to $190 per night while it served as a shelter for migrants. The hotel’s average daily room rate at the time was $102. “Whether you agree with asylum-seekers being here or not, we can’t just ignore these veterans that are in our charge that we are supposed to protect: the New Yorkers and Americans,” state Assemblyman Brian Maher, a Republican who represents part of the Orange County area, told the Post.