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Voters rejected a measure that would have let GOP lawmakers restrict or outlaw abortion. Can abortion rights activists replicate the win beyond Kansas? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Not all states are gullible.
Ex-Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller blasted the New York’s bail-reform measures as "all ideology over common sense." New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bail so-called reform must end.
Democrats hope to pass the bill with only a simple majority under a process called "reconciliation," bypassing a filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat chamber to advance most legislation. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems will regret their rejected amendments when they are made public in the November elections.

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The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Manchin will be properly exposed, hopefully finished in two years.
A practicing Catholic, President Biden has long sought a middle ground on abortion. But activists see the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a sign that Democrats have tiptoed too carefully around the issue. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is finished.
The Republican says her crusade to stop Donald J. Trump will continue — even if she loses her primary next week. Restoring a “very sick” G.O.P. will take years, she says, “if it can be healed.” New York Times
VOA VIEW: Cheney wants to hold her seat, hopefully she will be rejected.
Moscow accused Ukraine of striking near spent-fuel storage at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, while Ukrainian intelligence said it was a move by Russia to destroy infrastructure. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Russia is lying again.
After a year of negotiations on President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, Democrats passed legislation tackling climate, taxes and health care.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Dems will pay in November - by losing.
A community thrives      USA Today

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Sen. Lindsey Graham told CNN on Sunday that 'talking about 2020 is not what people want to hear' from former President Donald Trump.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Graham is right.
A Florida prosecutor vowed Sunday to fight his suspension from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state's 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The prosecutor will lose.
Facing critical races for governor and U.S. Senate, Democratic hopefuls in Wisconsin are hoping that their support for abortion rights in the face of a Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade can overcome the headwinds of a midterm election long expected to favor Republicans. But there's one key group their strategies might fail to mobilize: Black voters. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Black voters will be foolish to back Dems.
Former President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Republicans not to become complacent ahead of November's midterm elections and warned that the U.S. stands at the precipice of becoming "Venezuela on steroids" should Democrats maintain control in Washington. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: American is in for a battle for its future.

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The White House on Saturday called Indiana's near-total ban on abortion "devastating" and demanded that Congress act immediately to restore nationwide protections for the procedure in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is acting like the fool he is.
President Joe Biden has been cleared to break isolation now that he has tested negative for COVID-19 for a second time, he physician announced. ABC
VOA VIEW: No more excuses.
China says it carried out its fourth consecutive day of military drills in the air and sea around Taiwan in the wake of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island, despite international calls to calm the tensions ABC
VOA VIEW: China scare tactics.

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Over two-thirds (69%) of Americans think the nation’s economy is getting worse, the highest it has been since 2008, when it was 82% in an ABC News/Washington Post poll. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is looking worse than Obama and Carter.
Israel says it killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in an airstrike on an apartment building in a crowded Gaza refugee camp. CBS
The idea: Incorporate short-term levered plays including covered call and collar strategies in order to help investors customize their own defensive strategies. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's a financial game.
America has amassed over $1 trillion in credit card debt as of the beginning of 2022. These are the 7 states that have the least amount of credit card debt. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Credit debt is just the beginning.
The most successful people have an "unstoppable nature" that sets them apart from the rest, according to self-made millionaire Bethenny Frankel. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Work is the only answer to sucess.

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New York City bodega worker Jose Alba left the city and is considering a move back to the Dominican Republic after being cleared of murder charges in a deadly self-defense stabbing. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Sad truthfulness - the US has gone too far to the left.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized the human rights organization Amnesty International on Saturday as fighting escalated around the Zaporizhzhia Power Plant. UPI
A caravan of four ships carrying grain and corn products left Ukraine on Sunday, adding relief to the looming global hunger crisis. UPI

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Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "played right into" China's hands by visiting Taiwan this week in a lengthy speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas. UPI
VOA VIEW: Pelosi wanted to show political dominance.
Crews have reached 30% containment of the massive McKinney Fire that has destroyed more than 87 homes in northern California since last weekend. UPI
Former President Donald Trump traveled to Wisconsin to rally for his preferred candidate in the battleground state's gubernatorial election, UPI
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Trump will carry the day.
Israeli jets again pounded the Gaza Strip on Saturday, flattening multiple residential buildings and killing more Palestinians in its second day of airstrikes. UPI
VOA VIEW: It would be wise to not mess with Israel.
Officials with Britain's Ministry of Defense say it's unclear if the long convoys of military personnel headed to the south of Ukraine are building a new attack or simply preparing for a counterattack. UPI
VOA VIEW: What will be, will be.

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     House Democrats’ campaign arm unveiled a seven-figure ad buy targeting Hispanic voters by region, using local accents and dialects. The radio, digital, and print ads launched by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hit Republicans as being “MAGA extremists” and urge voters to “¡Cálmate!” or relax and support Democrats.  Hispanics may be smarter than Dems Thinks.

     “Democrats refuse to take Latino voters for granted and this latest investment will join the DCCC’s cycle-long commitment to court, build, and expand Democrats’ relationship and commitment to the Latino electorate,” said Mariafernanda Zacarias, DCCC senior advisor for Latino Engagement. Ms. Zacarias added that the ads come at a time when Republicans are working to “lie and try to deceive voters” in Hispanic communities.

     The radio ad begins with a woman complaining of back pain because of long working hours and a man telling her that she should vote for Democrats with solutions to rising prices.  “What you could do is vote for Democrats. These Republican extremists have no plan to help us,” the man said. The woman then responds by saying that Democrats seem out-of-touch, prompting her friend to point out that “MAGA Republicans are only working for rich people.”

     “Democrats know firsthand that even small price increases are hard on working families like ours. Democrats are finding solutions, unlike the Republicans. ¡Cálmate! What you could do is vote for Democrats,” the man said. The ads are Democrats’ latest attempt to engage with Hispanic voters, while Republicans expand their own outreach efforts.