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A Republican state senator from North Dakota said Wednesday he’s sorry for posting a long-debunked photo that purports to show Minnesota Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp, but that he won’t apologize to Omar. State Sen. Oley Larsen said in a Facebook... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Omar has a lot to answer to.
More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine's newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal unfounded talk.
Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. Secretary for Security John Lee told the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's legislature that the government suspended... Baltimore Sun
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President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is making contrarian appeals in the most unusual places, trying to win over Hispanic voters in states not known for them, like Pennsylvania. His second campaign, far better financed and organized than his first, is pressing every potential tactical advantage,... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal news gossip.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is ramping up his ground game in Nevada, staffing up and opening offices in Las Vegas and more rural areas like ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is a loser.
The president has pretty much ceased being president. Donald Trump never really seemed to enjoy the job, except for ceremonial tasks like handing out medals. I’d be surprised if he could name every member of his Cabinet, and I’d be shocked if he had the foggiest idea of what, say, Secretary Elaine Chao has been up to over at the Department of Transportation. Does anyone imagine that Trump even knows … Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal propaganda.
Joe Biden has apparently never heard of Google. Rather than just looking up free anti-plagiarism programs online, the former Vice President’s campaign shelled out $4,200 on software designed to keep him from getting accused yet again of stealing other people’s written work, according to a report Wednesday. Filings that the Federal Elections Committee released last... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is out of the loop.
Organizers of a Belgian parade that drew global condemnation this year for including an anti-Semitic float featuring giant puppets of Orthodox Jews have printed 150 caricatures mocking Jews ahead of the 2020 event, according to a report. The caricatures — including men with red, hooked noses and golden teeth – were printed on ribbons meant... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Anti-Semite fools.
President Trump on Wednesday ripped the coalition of Republicans who oppose his presidency as “human scum!” “The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Watch out for them, they are human scum!,” Trump wrote on Twitter.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trump makes a valid point.
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Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump's economic policies on Wednesday, telling voters in the electoral battleground state of Pennsylvania that the middle class is "in trouble." Rueters
VOA VIEW: Biden is a lying idiot.
Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces could visit the United states to discuss the situation in the country. Rueters
Congressional investigators want to ask Laura Cooper, who oversees Ukraine policy at the Pentagon, about the withholding of military aid to Ukraine.
The group that flagged a questionable donation tied to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman says evidence shows America First Action falsified its FEC report.
VOA VIEW: Time will tell the facts.
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Embracing 'sex workers' seems like a progressive policy. In reality, it treats pimps and exploiters like managers and will worsen sexual exploitation.
VOA VIEW: Decriminalizing may be a good idea.
The House ethics committee said Wednesday it has opened an investigation intro freshman Rep. Katie Hill, after news reports that the California Democrat was involved in a three-way relationship with her husband and a female campaign staffer, even as she had an affair with a male staffer in her official ... Washington Times
If Sen. Elizabeth Warren got her way and the Senate filibuster were eliminated, it's likely Congress already would have gutted Obamacare, allocated billions more dollars to President Trump's border wall, and even erased the Massachusetts Democrat's own brainchild idea, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which grew out of the Wall ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Ending the filibuster may be time.
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Maxine Waters harshly criticized the Facebook CEO on Wednesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Facebook is trying to turn the 2020 elections to their favor - they must be stopped.
Republicans stormed a closed House impeachment hearing Wednesday, delaying testimony by a defense official on how and why military aid to Ukraine was withheld. ABC
He says Turkey assured him it would no longer attack the Kurds, and an agreed ceasefire would last. BBC
VOA VIEW: A deal has been struck - but Turkey can't be trusted.
They fail to agree a new timetable to get the PM's deal into law, as the EU considers delaying Brexit. BBC
Most employees have seen or experienced ageism, racism, gender discrimination or sexual identity bias, survey finds CBS
VOA VIEW: The numbers can't be trusted.
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Trump's lawyers argued that Trump's tax returns can't be given to a New York grand jury because he is immune from state criminal law, even if he were to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue CBS
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
Companies including Google and IBM are pouring money into development of quantum computers, but these systems don't have many practical applications yet. CNBC
Mark Zuckerberg did not have many answers when asked about the details of Facebook's civil rights work by Rep. Joyce Beatty during a Congress hearing on Wednesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook can't be trusted.
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The White House is considering Chad Wolf to replace the outgoing acting Homeland Security secretary, according to two sources familiar with the process. CNN
Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who helped U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, investigate political rival Joe Biden pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to illegally funneling money to a pro-Trump election committee and other politicians. Reuters
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Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded on Wednesday that the company's planned digital currency Libra was a "risky project," but sought to reassure skeptical U.S. lawmakers that it could lower the cost of electronic payments and open up the global financial system to more people. Reuters
President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to affirm plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, a source said, less than two weeks before he can officially start the process. Reuters
The United States has seen no evidence of ethnic cleansing in northeastern Syria by Turkish forces in the wake of a U.S. pullout and has been assured by Turkey there will not be any, a senior Trump administration official said on Wednesday. Reuters
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor was seen performing a flyover at an air base in Saudi Arabia, an indication that the aircraft have been deployed there, just before Secretary of Defense Mark Esper met with F-22 crews. UPI
A plan by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lower the cost of prescription drugs was passed in committee late Tuesday and will receive a full chamber vote by the end of this month. UPI
VOA VIEW: Big deal - the Dem controlled House will do anything Pelosi wants.
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Truer words never spoken. President Trump took a shot at Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday and praised Democrats for their unity in the impeachment inquiry — while calling on Republicans to get “tougher and fight.” Republicans must grow a backbone.
Speaking of the inquiry House Democrats launched, Trump said he watched a “couple of people on television” who talked about “what a phony deal it is. What a phony investigation it is.”
“And Republicans have to get tougher and fight,” Trump went on. “We have some that are great fighters, but they have to get tougher and fight because the Democrats are trying to hurt the Republican party for the election, which is coming up, where we’re doing very well.”
While Trump slammed Romney for his disloyalty, he praised Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), who defended the president on his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that sparked the inquiry.