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Known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.
The biggest foreign policy challenge for President Biden is coming not from Asia, but from a more traditional nemesis, Russia's Vladimir Putin. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is making American interests last.
While jabs and boosters are offered in the U.S. and much of Europe, vaccination rates remain low in southern Africa, where the Omicron variant was first detected. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A trick seems to be playing to make people vaccinate and/or validate the mandate.
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Desperate Iraqis become unwitting players in the grudge match between Belarus and the EU LA Times
VOA VIEW: No deal should be made with Iran.
A new COVID-19 variant, reported from sub-Saharan Africa on Wednesday, has caused many developed countries to halt travel from that region without delay. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a dishonest idiot.
It was always fair to doubt that Kathy Hochul would govern as a centrist,but her signature last week on a redistricting bill that flouts voters’ wishes and violates New York’s Constitution might come as a shock. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hochul is a dishonest fool.
Effective January White House-ordered Occupational Safety and Health Administration directive requires you to get a vaccine or a weekly test — or be fired from your job. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden doesn't have a clue.
Most of the media continue to ignore Hunter Biden like toddlers with their fingers in their ears. His laptop is "unconfirmed." "Unsubstantiated." "It doesn't matter." New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hunter is an opportunist thief.
The Pentagon thinks Beijing may build 1,000 or more weapons by 2030. But it’s the new technologies that worry strategists. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China is a threat to the world.
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A chilling effect has taken hold on American campuses, contributing to an outflow of academic talent that may hurt the United States while benefiting Beijing. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals are mistaken - the US must hunt for Chinese spies.
South Africa gave the world an early warning. Decisive action on containment and surveillance could help us control it. New York Times
Biden's social infrastructure bill could make child care more affordable for many. But the Build Back Better Act could also raise prices for others.
VOA VIEW: The word "could" is incorrect - BBB will raise prices for all.
Cyber Monday deals have dropped. Don't miss your chance to save on AirPods, mattresses, headphones and furniture this weekend.
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The USA TODAY Editorial Board asked experts from the left and right to assess Biden's performance in key areas.
VOA VIEW: Biden's performance on all key areas is pitiful.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday defended his state’s law limiting abortion access ahead of oral arguments before the Supreme Court in a case that could decide the fate of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The Republican governor said that the state’s 2018 abortion law barring most abortions after ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
On the day the Supreme Court hears arguments in a Mississippi abortion ban case, Sheila Katz plans to be at a nearby church. It is where the Jewish organization she leads is helping to host a morning interfaith service in support of abortion rights. That gathering, and a planned rally ... Washington Times
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Chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that his Republican detractors are in reality criticizing science when they lambaste his work on the coronavirus pandemic, because “I represent science.” In an interview with CBS "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan, Dr. Fauci said that “anybody who’s looking ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a lying idiot.
A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted around the world after Jussie Smollett, a ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Smollett should go to jail.
The World Health Organization was accused of pandering to China after announcing Friday that the latest COVID-19 variant has been named “omicron” after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, skipping the letters “nu” and “xi.” The English spelling of the Chinese president’s name is Xi Jinping, and while his ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: WHO is in China's pocket.
Police in Las Vegas help federal officials capture undocumented immigrants jailed for nonviolent crimes, a shift in practice that critics say was never made public. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also has instructed jail officials not to record on inmate booking logs that they were ... Washington Times
A recent poll found Vice President Kamala Harris and former First Lady Michelle Obama are the leading Democratic candidates for 2024 if President Biden opts out of running for reelection. The Hill-HarrisX poll had Ms. Harris leading a handful of Democratic candidates with 13% of support, followed by Mrs. Obama ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A foolish poll.
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Voters gave clear backing to legislation that introduced tight restrictions. ABC
VOA VIEW: Protection is important to all.
Israel has approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant ABC
VOA VIEW: An ounce of protection.
Americans spent $8.9 billion online on Black Friday, with spending down for the first time due to early deals, according to Adobe Analytics data. ABC
VOA VIEW: There is question of delivery.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. must prepare for the coronavirus omicron variant. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a fake.
Health officials are working to learn more about the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. Michael George speaks with CBS News chief medical morrespondent Dr. Jon Lapook about what is known and what can be expected. CBS
VOA VIEW: Precaution is good.
Dave Clark, the CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer, says the company is hiring thousands of workers by offering incentives and higher wages. CBS
VOA VIEW: The government has to stop giving away free money.
The FDA's recent approval of a new drug, Aduhelm, to clear the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain is potentially good news for the six million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. But the approval process for Aduhelm has stirred controversy. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with experts about the clinical benefits of this new class of drugs; and with early-onset Alzheimer's patients, including a former neurologist who enrolled in an early trial of Aduhelm. CBS
Omicron was classified as a "variant of concern" by the WHO last week. CNBC
Traffic at retail stores on Black Friday dropped 28.3% compared with 2019 levels, according to preliminary data from Sensormatic Solutions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Pre-buying hurt the season.
"We expect Omicron to be identified quickly, if it emerges in the U.S.," according to the statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CNBC
While the economically sensitive Dow Jones Industrial Average was the hardest hit on Friday, the Nasdaq was the main underperformer. CNBC
The market for secondhand and new-with-tags items is booming as consumer habits change and they seek out hard-to-find luxury items. CNBC
VOA VIEW: People are looking for a bargain.
As the worst of the pandemic appears behind us, rents are rising sharply. CNBC spoke with experts about how to get ahead of a big jump. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is making everything higher in price.
Steep enrollment declines are forcing some colleges into bankruptcy while the country's most elite institutions are faring better than ever. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Elite institutions yield more dollars.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says he wonders why the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland haven't pursued an investigation into former President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election results in a key state. CNN
VOA VIEW: Garland does not want to look like a fool more than he already has.
Writer Chris Arnade has spent months walking around the US and talking to voters and says the main reason that Americans have a negative perception of President Biden is that there has not been a post-pandemic return to normalcy. CNN
VOA VIEW: Americans are seeing through Biden lies and the liberal media.
Smash-and-grab looters targeted stores across the country ahead of Thanksgiving and over Black Friday weekend FOX News
VOA VIEW: Law and order have broken down.
The newly discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant may evade forms of immune protection against the virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a joke.
After months of heat waves and drought, weather in the Pacific Northwest has flipped completely to flooding rain and gusty storms. UPI
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President Joe Biden said Friday that he’s concerned about an alleged pro-Russia coup plot in Ukraine and that he’s likely to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss allegations made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Biden will try to bribe Putin to his way of thinking.
“I am concerned. Look, we support Ukraine’s territorial integrity. We support Ukraine’s ability to govern itself. And we reject anything remotely approaching [that],” Biden told reporters when asked about the coup plot allegation. Biden, who is spending a long Thanksgiving weekend in Nantucket, said he “in all probability” will speak with both Putin and Zelensky about the matter, which comes as Russia allegedly masses troops near Ukraine’s borders. Zelensky claimed Friday that Ukrainian intelligence operatives learned of a coup plot timed to take place on Dec. 1-2. He said Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov may be conspiring with Russian and Ukrainian accomplices.
Ukraine, which is deeply corrupt and poor, has alternated between pro-Russian and pro-Western leaders since the end of the Cold War. A 2014 uprising moved Ukraine away from Russian influence, sparking pro-Russia protests across the Russian-speaking south and east of the country. Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 following a disputed referendum. Prior to 1954, the important port and resort region was part of Russia, rather than Ukraine. Putin’s government also allegedly propped up a pair of pro-Russia breakaway states in eastern Ukraine. Those territories in the coal-rich Donbas region remain at war with the Kiev-based central government. A no win stupidity.