The U.S. economy shrank from April through June for a second straight quarter, contracting at a 0.9% annual pace and raising fears that the nation may be approaching a recession ABC
VOA VIEW: It's now official - the US is in a recession.
Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer's Inflation Reduction Act addresses healthcare, energy and climate issues, taxes and U.S. debt. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Manchin is a fraud.
Despite plans to reinstate a mask mandate in Los Angeles County, the value of widespread masking isn't what it used to be. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Times are a changing.


Groundbreaking research has Americans questioning their medicine cabinet. New York Post
President Joe Biden is bucking yet again to add to his ever-growing list of blunders. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is a weak idiot.
The "slimmed-down" spending plan agreed upon by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin still spends billions of dollars on pet Democratic issues. New York Post
VOA VIEW: More money to allegedly slowing down inflation and recession - dumb thought.
Team Biden is offering more of the exact same poison that’s brought back the dreaded stagflation combo for the first time since the 1970s. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The fools are becoming bigger fools.
In Ukraine, rooting out those who aid Russia is a tangled, painful process. Hundreds of collaboration cases are being scrutinized. LA Times
Pumping hundreds of billions into the economy will do nothing to alleviate inflation. The opposite. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Anyone with an once of intelligence knows the new plan is insane and stupid.


Vice President Kamala Harris attempted to take credit for gas prices decreasing slightly on Twitter. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Clear madness.
Some G.O.P. governors have high public profiles, others fly below the radar — and many are excelling. New York Times
Gross domestic product, in an initial reading, fell 0.2 percent in the second quarter. President Biden said any troubles would be transitory. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Inflation was also transitory, according to Biden and his ilk.
Debris from a Chinese rocket launched this week will reenter Earth's atmosphere and crash this weekend. Where? Experts say it's too early to know.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: China will deny the obvious.

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The White House on Thursday accused Republican governors of using illegal immigrants as a "political pawn" as Washington, D.C., strains from scores of illegal immigrants being bused in from red border states. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems are the ones that are using illegals.
The U.S. economy shrank for the second straight quarter, but President Biden dismissed concerns of a recession Thursday as "chatter" and plowed ahead with plans for a tax increase and another huge boost in spending over the objections of Republicans, who say those policies have sparked historic inflation and reversed growth. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The definition of recession has been the same for 50 years.
Mexico City residents aren't happy with the droves of Americans who are coming to their city. Washington Times


Border officials got the go-ahead Thursday to fill four remaining gaps in the U.S.-Mexico wall near the southern Arizona community of Yuma to protect the safety of migrants and U.S. agents working there. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The whole border should have a major wall.
Federal officials say that a California man accused of plotting to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had a more expansive goal to change the makeup of the Supreme Court in discussions he had online ABC
VOA VIEW: It was a leftwing plan.
President Joe Biden Thursday pointed to continued job growth to quell growing concerns after the economy contracted for a second consecutive quarter. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden lies when the facts are easy to see.
The Inflation Reduction Act wouldn't impose new taxes on families earning less than $400,000, its backers say. CBS
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
The call between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping came amid heightened tensions over Taiwan. CBS
VOA VIEW: No positive gain for the US.

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Called the Inflation Reduction Act, the plan was announced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Insane!
Apple reports earnings on Thursday for its fiscal third quarter ending in June. CNBC
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday the U.S. economy is in a state of transition, not recession, despite two consecutive quarters of negative growth. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Yellen said the same thing about inflation - she lied.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Congress and local authorities need to do more to help end the growing monkeypox outbreak. CNBC
As the U.S. economy shrinks for a second straight quarter, many aren't prepared for an economic downturn. Here's what advisors are telling their clients. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The nation is in a major financial downturn.
The U.S. House on Thursday passed a $280 billion bill to provide incentives for production of semiconductors and other investments in science and technology. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good, if Dems don't squander the money.
Who exactly is Viktor Bout, the Russian arms dealer offered up in exchange for the release of Americans Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan? UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is showing weakness.
President Joe Biden said Thursday the U.S. economy is strong and stable with clear signs of progress despite the latest report from the Commerce Department showing a 0.9% decline in gross domestic product. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is lying though his mouth.
The U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said Thursday it has referred four large corporate landlord companies to enforcement agencies for allegedly using "abusive" eviction tactics. UPI
VOA VIEW: Pay your rent and don't be a menace - all would be good.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matt Olsen told House lawmakers on Thursday that there's "no doubt" that threats from domestic extremists -- like the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol -- are on the rise. UPI
VOA VIEW: Domestic extremists are Dems.
During his talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Joe Biden "underscored that the United States policy has not changed" on Taiwan, the White House said Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Cowardly!
Pfizer reported record-high sales of $27.7 billion for the second quarter, up 47% from the same period last year on the strength of its COVID-19 vaccine and antiviral drug Paxlovid. UPI
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden - what is Hunter or his brother's cut?
Russian forces fired rockets into northern Ukraine from Belarus on Thursday, marking one of Moscow's most aggressive actions and use of an ally to attack Ukraine since the start of the war five months ago. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin doesn't give up.

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