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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued a rare decision involving constitutional gun rights and ruled that Americans have the right to carry arms outside of the home and in public. UPI
VOA VIEW: Great and wise news.
President Joe Biden's top energy officer was scheduled to meet with a number of oil executives on Thursday in an emergency session aimed at lowering gas prices in the United States, which have been around $5 per gallon. UPI
VOA VIEW: Maybe they will agree to undo Bidens anti oil company actions.
Now that the Supreme Court has tossed out a New York law limiting who can get a permit to carry a gun, California's rules are on shaky legal ground. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good!

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People talk about the sacrifices they made when healthcare forced them into debt. LA Times
VOA VIEW: All thanks to Biden and Dems.
A survey of 2,000 people found three in five US adults (58%) have attempted an average of five different diets in their lifetime. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Diets begin a road to losing weight, but they are hard to continue.
"There's a delay in home ownership." Housing prices and inflation have made it hard to buy a home, but ownership is still key to building wealth.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Home buying has become harder.
The Education Department released draft rules meant to address sexual discrimination and sexual violence on college campuses.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Biden is fooling the needy and causing divisiveness.
The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was charged Thursday with injuring someone in a drunken car crash last month. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is hard to deny the truth.
Lawmakers are sounding alarms about more violence at Republican Party offices and pro-life organizations across the country if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The left radicals will start trouble.

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Public confidence in the Supreme Court reached a historic low this week, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Constrictive Justices are failed the country.
Several abortion-limiting states are poised to make it even harder to terminate a pregnancy if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, a pro-life grassroots network said Thursday. Washington Times
Plumbers, truckers and pipefitters are offering hiring and signing bonuses -- and promoting their six-figure incomes -- to entice high school graduates willing to do dirty jobs, but young people keep turning up their noses to blue-collar work. Washington Times
Sen. Rick Scott, head of the Senate GOP's campaign arm, said Thursday he will vote against the bipartisan gun bill that has won the blessing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, putting more distance between the two powerbrokers. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Republicans will hold fast.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering Juul Labs e-cigarettes and other products to be taken off the market. ABC
VOA VIEW: Interesting!
Those born in the state may now correct their sex designation without surgery. ABC
VOA VIEW: What they really mean - change the meaning.
High gas prices have some workers looking for a new career. ABC
VOA VIEW: Insanity experienced.

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Thursday marks the House select committee's fifth hearing this month looking at the plot by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election. ABC
VOA VIEW: The one-sided liberal joke continued.
Alexa will have the ability to mimic a voice – even your dead relative's – by using just minute of audio and learning from it. CBS
Moderna's request had been stalled for months as regulators studied whether it posed a higher risk of rare heart inflammation side effects. CBS
VOA VIEW: Money talks.
An acute shortage of pilots is forcing some carriers to terminate service to smaller markets in the U.S. CBS
Sportswear maker adds its brand to the list of U.S. companies pulling out of the Russian market. CBS
VOA VIEW: Money, not patriotic move.

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The court concluded Tamara Lanier can plausibly make a case for suffering "negligent and indeed reckless infliction of emotional distress" CBS
VOA VIEW: Harvard is an overrated joke.
The conservative majority said officers are immune to civil lawsuits over Miranda violations because the warnings are not constitutional rights. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
Approximately 200,000 borrowers will be affected, according to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. CBS
VOA VIEW: Taxpayers should not pay other's mistakes.

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Logan Ury, the Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss a new trend this summer: sober dating. She explains why and offers her suggestions for dates that don't involve grabbing a drink. CBS
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Senate leaders are aiming to outright approve the measure before the end of the week, which will send it back to the House. CBS
VOA VIEW: It should fail.
The Supreme Court ruling is a victory for Second Amendment advocates, who opposed the New York law restricting concealed carry gun licenses. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A sound decision.
Intel's Ohio factory was announced in January and would be the most significant expansion of U.S.-based semiconductor manufacturing in years. CNBC
The move has reopened a tough and delicate debate within the EU over expansion. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good start.
In this documentary special from CNBC, David Faber explores whether ExxonMobil is serious about taking on global warming and how its actions match up with its words. CNBC
The discussion draft would modernize a financial data protection law known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, it will prevail.
Last week, Revlon became the first consumer-facing name in months to file for bankruptcy. Now the questions are: Which retailer will be next, and how soon? CNBC
Amazon said Thursday that it's giving minority-led organizations $23 million to build and preserve more than 560 affordable homes in Seattle. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The houses will turn out to become slums.
The EARN Act received unanimous approval from the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, making it more likely that "Secure 2.0" will clear Congress. CNBC
Jeffrey Clark, whom Donald Trump planned to install as acting attorney general, will be discussed by the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The left will go to any and all extremes.
It's not just crypto companies. People in health care, commerce and management are losing new jobs before they even start. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Wake up.
The IRS backlog of tax returns has swelled to over 21 million, despite efforts to clear the pileup, according to a watchdog report. CNBC
President Biden asked Congress to suspend the federal gas tax to provide some relief for drivers. Even without a bill, there are ways to cut costs at the pump. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Drive less is the only real solution.
Two Confederate statues in Macon, Georgia, are being moved to a local Confederate cemetery. A crew began moving the statues on Wednesday using $160k raised by a community foundation. FOX News
VOA VIEW: More PC stupidity.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified in the House on Thursday that aggressive interest rate hikes by the Fed to tame inflation could cause unemployment to rise. UPI
VOA VIEW: Noone is listening.
The House appropriations committee voted 32-26 to approve a $314.1 billion appropriations bill funding military construction and veterans affairs for the 2023 fiscal year. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems like to waste money.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a Georgia death row prisoner seeking to die by firing squad, which is not one of the state's approved methods of execution. UPI

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June 25, 2022

     Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday Joe Biden was running for president promising that he would practically hit energy companies over the head with a two-by-four if they kept producing so much “dirty” gas and oil? Biden is still against fossil fuel and oil companies. 

     His energy plan was to drive oil and gas out of the market by switching to solar, wind and other “green energy.” He even nominated a federal regulator who said she wanted to “bankrupt the oil companies.” But this week he’s saying he’ll practically call in the army and Marines and invade the executive offices of “Big Oil” if they don’t start producing more oil and gas. Well, which is it, Mr. President? Do you want more or less oil? 

     Candidate Biden famously agreed in a presidential debate he would “close down” the oil companies. And just in case they didn’t get the message, his first executive order as president was to kill the Keystone XL pipeline. That was critical energy infrastructure to bring oil and gas to markets swiftly and safely. The Institute for Energy Research counts 100 other initiatives since then — from drilling moratoriums to environmental roadblocks — to stop American oil and gas development.

     What has been the effect on US energy production? Under President Donald Trump, we reached 12 million barrels a day — by January 2021, we were a net exporter of oil and gas — and the price fell to $2.49 a gallon. Now we’re at only 11 million barrels a day — even though the national average has doubled to $5.05 a gallon. The Energy Information Administration predicted we’d get to 15 million barrels a day by 2023. We’re running at least 2 million barrels a day lower than trend, costing the US economy almost $300 million a day in lost output.