NEWS - MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022 - NEWS
Hundreds walked down Crenshaw Boulevard to eat, dance and shop as they reflected on the historic day for Black people. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A liberal and divisive celebration.
U.S. health officials recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Who will be the first parent to have their child be a Ginny pig?
It’s understandable that Democrats would want to constantly revisit Jan. 6 — to invoke it, investigate it and sacralize it even. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems fear Trump's capability.
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Former Mayor Bill de Blasio has accused MSNBC of giving rival Dan Goldman free air time and an unfair advantage in the Democratic primary for the 10th District House seat. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It's good to see Dems rival each other.
She has a shot; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the whole Democratic Socialist machine are in her corner. New York Post
VOA VIEW: She should lose.
The United Kingdom's new army chief sent the message that British soldiers need to be ready to fight amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict, according to a report. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The world should prepare to fight China and Russia.
A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies. New York Times
For the first time in 20 years, a newly-elected French president failed to win an absolute majority in Parliament, forcing President Macron to deal with a defiant left and a resurgent far-right. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Macron is an idiot.
The international swimming federation said transgender women who had experienced male puberty could not compete in women’s events. New York Times
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It may seem like Herschel Walker, candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, is too much of disaster to beat Raphael Warnock. But he can win in Georgia.
VOA VIEW: Walker may have a heavy battle.
GOP voters think Senate gun reform plan erodes Second Amendment rights. Democrats say plan to widen background checks, red flag laws falls far short.
VOA VIEW: Voters are watching very carefully to see the Second Amendment is secure.
Apple store employees in a Baltimore suburb voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, joining a growing push across U.S. industries.
VOA VIEW: A union vote win would not be good.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says while a federal gas tax holiday would ease pump prices, it also takes funding from infrastructure projects.
VOA VIEW: A gas tax holiday will not fix the problem.
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The Stephen Colbert producers and staffers arrested for trespassing at a House office building haven't done any favors for Democrats stoking outrage over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Washington Times
Inflation has not taken a toll on Father's Day, judging by data from the National Retail Federation. Washington Times
The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight disruptions, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is an idiot.
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Sen. John Cornyn was booed at the Texas Republican Party's annual convention Friday for his efforts to craft a bipartisan deal on guns and school safety. Mr. Cornyn's advocacy for red-flag laws has particularly been of concern to critics who say gun owners' due-process rights will be violated. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Republicans must stick to their values.
Democrats on Tuesday are settling multiple statewide races and congressional primaries, including three races where Stacey Abrams has endorsed other members of her party that she wants on the ticket as she runs for governor. There are three Republican congressional runoffs, including two in heavily Republican districts. Two Democratic congressional runoffs feature a frontrunner who lost to a Republican in 2020 but wants another shot. Finally, there are 11 state legislative runoffs, including one Republican incumbent and one Democratic incumbent in the state House who failed to win majorities in the May 24 primary. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Republicans must prevail.
The military said the man shot was trying to cross illegally into Israel. ABC
VOA VIEW: He should have known better.
CBS News senior national correspondent Mark Strassmann reports on what's driving the rise in prices and how Americans are coping with inflation. CBS
VOA VIEW: Only one word - Biden.
On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Union Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston that all enslaved people in Texas were now free. The day would become commemorated as Juneteenth, but for the now-free African Americans, the future was uncertain. CBS News' Mark Whitaker takes a personal journey to Jewett, Texas, where his great-grandfather became a free man, and meets with relatives for whom Juneteenth has taken on a special meaning. CBS
VOA VIEW: A PC stupidity.
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Approximate 165,000 homes and businesses were without water this week, as temperatures hovered near 100 degrees. CBS
Talk of a recession has accelerated this year as inflation remains high and the Federal Reserve takes aggressive steps to counter. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Yellen is making foolish statements, again.
Inflation has been pushing prices higher, and shoppers are feeling the pressure as they pay more for goods like groceries and gas. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There are bad economic times.
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A Wisconsin mom said that the Oconomowoc School District is trying to bully her into silence by threatening legal action for her critical statements. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The districts leaders should be removed.
Members of Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights protested outside of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's home in Virginia demanding "abortion on demand and without apology." FOX News
VOA VIEW: They should be arrested.
A Gallup poll found that half of Americans rate the US as having poor moral values, while only one percent said that the country's moral values are excellent. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A major negative assessment of US values.
Massachusetts Bishop Robert J. McManus penned a decree stripping The Nativity School of Worcester of its Catholic affiliation for flying Black Lives Matter and pride flags. FOX News
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday urged Western allies to maintain support for Ukraine, warning its war with Russian invaders could span years. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sad, but maybe true.
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