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The chair of the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., has reported that "all" video depositions given to the Democratic-led House select committee on Jan. 6 have disappeared. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Dems have much to hide.
Democrats and anti-Trump forces attempting to block him from the 2024 presidential ballot exposes the "fake news" narrative that they want to run against former President Donald Trump, he told his Cedar Rapids, Iowa, rally Saturday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Trump is hard to to beat and debate.
Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon issued an apology on Friday for her polemic, antisemitic comments made during a pro-Palestinian rally in New York City last month. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Sarandon is a disgrace.
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The Biden administration on Saturday issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions, targeting the U.S. oil and natural gas industry for its role in global warming as President Joe Biden seeks to advance his climate legacy. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden is out of his mind.
The University of Massachusetts Boston has dropped a requirement that potential professors pledge a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as part of their job application, but such requirements are growing at schools nationwide. Newsmax
North Korea said Saturday it would consider any interference with its satellite operations a declaration of war and would mobilize its war deterrence if any attack against its strategic assets were imminent. Pyongyang would respond to any U.S. interference in space by ... Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Un is an idiot.
A Florida appeals court on Friday upheld the state's congressional map backed by Governor Ron DeSantis that a lower court had ruled violated the state constitution by diminishing some Black residents' voting power. A state judge in September ruled that the map redrawn in ... Newsmax
The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent government watchdog agency, found that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre violated the Hatch Act with her use of "MAGA" to describe Republicans, but the agency opted against issuing discipline, NBC News ... Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Dems clearly cheat.
The show will go on next month at a Texas high school following controversy that erupted when a major part in the school's production of "Oklahoma!" was taken away from a transgender boy. New York Post
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Disney CEO Bob Iger recently went public with his decision to pull ads from Musk’s X social media platform. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Iger and Disney made a big mistake.
House Speaker Mike Johnson will move ahead with a House vote to formally open an impeachment inquiry against President Biden after weeks of White House "stonewalling." New York Post
The vice president’s statement came after a daylong meeting with Arab leaders in Dubai, where she was attending the U.N. climate summit. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
A small western Pennsylvania water authority was just one of multiple organizations breached in the United States by Iran-affiliated hackers who targeted a specific industrial control device because it is Israeli-made, U.S. and Israeli authorities say. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Iran must be punished.
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An attorney for former President Donald Trump said Friday it would amount to "election interference" if his client is the Republican nominee for president while on trial in Georgia in the months running up to the general election. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Factually true.
The jury ruled last week that the egg producers used various means to limit the domestic supply of eggs to increase the price of products during the 2000s. CBS
VOA VIEW: They should pay more.
The former New Jersey governor fell short of the minimum 2,000 signatures needed from Maine voters to qualify for the state's Republican presidential primary. CBS
VOA VIEW: He was never a serious candidate.
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Israel is pounding targets in the southern Gaza Strip, intensifying a renewed offensive after a weeklong truce with Hamas and giving rise to renewed concerns about civilian casualties. CBS
VOA VIEW: Hamas must be destroyed.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling and ordered Texas to stop any work on the roughly 1,000-foot barrier. CBS
VOA VIEW: A major court mistake.
Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled that former President Donald Trump cannot be shielded from criminal prosecution after leaving office for alleged conduct during his time in office. CBS
Before successful weight loss treatments such as Wegovy and Ozempic, the pharmaceutical path to treating obesity was strewn with failures dating back decades. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's all about money.
Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods on Saturday said the "problem statement" that countries need to focus on at the COP28 climate summit is reducing emissions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's all about liberal stupidity.
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Workers with both pensions and Social Security may have their benefits reduced. That may come as a surprise to some workers and their families. CNBC
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday pushed back on market expectations for aggressive interest rate cuts ahead. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hikes are different than cuts.
Dani Dayan, chairman of the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center, points a finger at Ivy League administrations for rampant antisemitism on college campuses. FOX News
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an executive order increasing the number of personal of the armed forces by 170,000, citing the war in Ukraine and "NATO expansion." UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin is unprepared for his war.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has announced increased collaboration with AUKUS partners Britain and Australia to fortify their presence in the Indo-Pacific region amid tensions between China and its smaller neighbors. UPI
A federal appellate court panel has ordered Texas to remove the floating barrier it deployed in the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass this summer, affirming a lower court's ruling. UPI
VOA VIEW: Bad legal judgment.
Donald Trump's defense attorney in the Fulton County, Ga., election subversion case said Friday that his trial will not move forward if he is elected. UPI
VOA VIEW: It clearly is election interference.
The Women's International Zionist Organization rallied at the Eiffel Tower in Paris Friday, holding placards of hostages still held in Gaza as Israel resumed its military assaults on Hamas. UPI
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Defund lawmakers will spike attention. It was a sunny day in the East Bay and there had already been multiple armed carjackings, two armed robberies, a handful of armed assaults and a fatal hit-and-run, and it was just after noon. For West Oakland, California, resident Seneca Scott, it was just another Wednesday morning.
"So the reason that Oakland is not safe and livable is because of the failed policies of our neo-progressives who have come to dominate our local government," Scott, founder of the nonprofit Neighbors Together Oakland, told Fox News. "The defund movement was a dismal failure." "No one feels safe to go outside, businesses are failing, and we created a dangerous doom loop," the safe neighborhood advocate continued. "The luxury politics of our elite who don't live with the consequences of their policy is absolutely destroying our city."
There were nearly 500 homicides in Oakland from 2018 to 2022, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, making the town the most dangerous city in the Bay Area. From July 6 to 12, Oakland police reported 251 larceny cases, 146 motor vehicle thefts, 43 robberies, 94 assaults and 50 burglaries, according to city data.
"It's been a long-standing issue that Oakland doesn't have enough 911 dispatchers and there's a lot of turnover and attrition in that position," Scott said. "We don't have enough dispatchers and people are waiting upwards of 20 minutes to get someone on the phone." The Oakland 911 dispatch system has failed twice.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services’ standards mandate 90% of 911 calls should be answered in 15 seconds or less. Oakland police, in the first three months of 2023, answered only 55% of calls in 15 seconds or less. Oakland police's 911 average answer time during June was the worst in the state, taking callers over a minute to reach emergency dispatchers, an NBC Bay Area investigation found. "The 20-year-old system is waiting to fail catastrophically," a recent Alameda County Grand Jury report found regarding Oakland's 911 system.