Speaker Kevin McCarthy made good on his pledge to remove two California Democrats from the intelligence panel. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good news.
Former President Donald Trump is now firing off text messages to a select group of individuals, The Post has learned. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The texting will be fun, again.
Meta Spokesperson Nick Clegg said Trump’s two-year suspension had ended, and his accounts will be added back in the coming weeks. New York Post


Four states could ban transition care into young adulthood. Lawmakers in several others want to restrict drag shows in ways that could affect transgender performers broadly. It’s part of a long-term plan. New York Times
Your email address has become a digital bread crumb for companies to link your activity across sites. Here’s how you can limit this. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Read carefully - protect your information.
The anger felt by rural voters toward the Democratic Party is driving a regional realignment. New York Times
“One in every nine tanks of gas, diesel or jet fuel pumped in California comes from the Amazon,” one researcher said. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A US loss.
George Santos, who has admitted to lying about his personal and professional background, is facing the most scrutiny for campaign finance reports.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
Airlines owe you whenever a flight is canceled, and sometimes when a flight is delayed. Here's how to find out what you're entitled to.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Don't trust all you read.


Republicans will pick a party chair heading into the 2024 election. Contenders are Ronna McDaniel, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindel and Harmeet Dhillon.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Bet on Trump.
Aides for former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton say they're not searching for classified files because those items were turned over when they left office.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: So, they say.
The new Republican chairman of the panel that oversees the IRS said Wednesday that he has created a new online form for agency employees to report directly to Congress on any abuses or wrongdoing they see. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Doing so would give job security.
AT&T-owned DirecTV ignited an uproar on the right Wednesday by pulling the plug on the Newsmax network, spurring allegations that the satellite service is censoring conservative voices less than a year after dropping One America News. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It should be time to drop Direct TV.

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Contrary to stereotypes of quick-speaking East Coast city slickers, Minnesota is the fastest-talking state at 5.34 syllables per second, according to a study from language learning platform Preply. Washington Times
The University of Texas at Austin has implemented diversity, equity and inclusion policies that "espouse a clear ideological agenda" at every level of academic life, a recent report finds. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All founding to UT Austin should be stopped.
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Malibu, California, at about 2 a.m. on Wednesday, officials said. ABC


House Republicans have renewed an investigation into the art dealings of Hunter Biden, pushing for details as part of the party’s long-promised probe of President Joe Biden and his family ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should
Biden has signed off on the U.S. sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. ABC
GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Tuesday that "there are not enough votes in the Senate for an assault weapons ban." CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is always against reality.
Supporters of abortion rights have filed separate lawsuits challenging abortion pill restrictions in North Carolina and West Virginia. CBS
Omar told reporters many Republicans have spoken with her privately and said they believe the move to deny her a spot on the Foreign Affairs Committee is "unjust." CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.

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Speaker Kevin McCarthy is reiterating that he will block Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell of California from serving on the House committee that oversees national intelligence. CBS
The IRS expects to issue guidance on the clean vehicle credit in March. Experts think the rules around car batteries will limit who can get the credit. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will not happen.
Democratic Reps. Morelle and Meeks asked McCarthy to limit Santos' ability to access classified material or attend classified briefings. CNBC

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The Biden administration rolled out a blueprint for a renters bill of rights, a major win for tenants, advocates say. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden should not be making rules for renters.
Mortgage interest rates fell for the third straight week, while mortgage demand rose again. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
GenBioPro argues that FDA regulations on the abortion pill preempt West Virginia's state law that basically bans the medication. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Stupidity!
Despite high inflation making many things — including houses — more expensive, most millennials who plan to buy a home are simply adjusting their approach. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Millennials have no clue.
Nikki Haley, who was former President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, is gearing up for a likely 2024 run for president against her old boss. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The German government will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, it announced on Wednesday, following weeks of diplomatic pressure to make the move. CNN
VOA VIEW: Ukraine can't fight with these delays.
• CNN Poll: Broad majority of Americans approve of appointment of special counsel to investigate Biden documents • Opinion: Mr. President, it's time to go digital • Analysis: Trump seeks to exploit Pence's discomfort CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden caused the madness which affect him, Trump and Pence.
In the latest episode of "Unfiltered," SE Cupp argues that infighting inside Trump world, at the RNC and in the Republican House will only be good for former President Donald Trump, who can weaponize it to further his 2024 prospects. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good for Trump.
State prosecutors nationwide request that Congress pass a law permitting state prisons to block inmates from using illegal cellphones. FOX News
VOA VIEW: How would they know a cellphone is illegal?
AT&T reported fourth-quarter and full year financial results in a statement Wednesday that were higher than Wall Street estimates. AT&T's stock price was up on the news. UPI
It remains a seller's market, with December marking yet another month for an increase in the price of a single-family home. UPI
VOA VIEW: People are realizing that housing and mortgage rates may increase.
The total amount of refined petroleum products supplied to the market was below pre-pandemic levels during the week ending Jan. 20. UPI
VOA VIEW: All caused by Biden.
Net income for the U.S.-based exploration and production company of $624 million during the fourth quarter was more than double year-ago levels. UPI
VOA VIEW: Smaller companies can do better with low productivity.
North Korean hackers are displaying a "startup mentality" as they experiment with new methods to build upon a record-breaking year of cryptocurrency heists, a new report by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint said. UPI
VOA VIEW: They should be caught and made to pay big.
Twenty GOP-led states have filed a lawsuit challenging President Joe Biden's recently unveiled plan to stymie irregular migration, saying it illegally creates a pathway into the country. UPI
VOA VIEW: It's about time.

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