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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz will release his report Monday about the FBI's surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide. USA Today
VOA VIEW: It is about time.
Sen. Lindsey Graham is demanding the suspension of the military training program that brought the Pensacola naval base shooter to the US from Saudi Arabia. “We need to suspend the Saudi program until we find out what happened here,” Graham said. “But there’s something really bad here. We need to slow this program down and... New York Post
The attorney general embodies the combative culture and conservative ideology that animate the president and the Republican Party. Is he what the party looks like post-Trump? New York Times
VOA VIEW: It's time conservatives win the so-called culture war.
The White House is refusing to engage and Democrats have abandoned all but a semblance of comity as the House races ahead, rendering a historic undertaking little more than a foregone conclusion. New York Times
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A U.S. offensive against the World Trade Organization will effectively shutter the group’s system for settling disputes, at a time it’s most needed. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals hate the idea they will lose the so-called trade war.
The best course for the House is to present a case for impeachment focused on Ukraine and the danger to the 2020 elections. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Trump is making Dems look foolish.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has not funded its election campaign with Russian money, security minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC on Sunday. Rueters
The number of migrants from African countries in Mexico who have had contact with Mexican immigration officials has increased from 460 in 2007 to more than 5,800 in 2019 San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: They better think before trying to enter the US illegally.
"Don't get why @FoxNews puts losers on like @RepSwalwell (who got ZERO as presidential candidate before quitting)" Trump tweeted.
VOA VIEW: Fair and balance is one thing - stupidity is another.
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The county commission is set to vote on whether to bar new refugee resettlement. ABC
VOA VIEW: There has to be close and careful vetting.
U.S. Embassy allegedly banned an American academic critical of President Trump. ABC
This week on "Face the Nation," as President Trump's impeachment in the Democratic led House appears inevitable, he looks to the Republican held Senate as his chance to get a quote fair shake. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems show their foolish desperation.
Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was pronounced dead Sunday after a "medical emergency'' at Midway International Airport. CBS
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The chair of the House Intelligence Committee said Democrats can't charge every transgression they believe President Trump has committed while in office in their articles of impeachment CBS
VOA VIEW: There are none.
Nadler's comments come as the House inquiry shifts into a new gear after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly directed committee chairmen last week to move forward. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.
North Korea has carried a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported. CNBC
VOA VIEW: NK better watch their bravado.
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Political advertisers can still buy Google ad inventory through third-party platforms that allow for deeper targeting. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Most don't understand the meaning.
T-Mobile and Sprint begin their trial against state attorneys general Monday to determine if they will be allowed to merge. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The merger should be prevented.
The ideas in Elizabeth Warren's bill demonstrate how dramatically she wants to reshape years of U.S. regulatory doctrine and policy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Warren if seeking socialism.
Three US Navy sailors were killed when they "didn't run from danger" after a gunman opened fire at a US Navy base in Florida, US Navy officials said. CNN
In a report using tweets attributed to the Saudi Arabian military member who fatally shot three people at a US Navy base in Florida, the intelligence group SITE paints a picture of an individual with extreme anti-American views. Twitter tells CNN the account referenced in the report has been suspended, but CNN has not confirmed that the account is that of the Pensacola shooter. CNN
VOA VIEW: Better vetting must be initiated.
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President Donald Trump warned Sunday that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un could "void" their "special relationship" amid reports that the hermit nation conducted an "important" test at a missile site. CNN
VOA VIEW: NK better heed the warning.
There's a hotly anticipated new report expected to be released Monday from the Department of Justice Inspector General's office about whether, as President Donald Trump has repeatedly alleged, the FBI spied on his presidential campaign in 2016. CNN
VOA VIEW: The report will be a sad eye opening.
Authorities investigating a deadly shooting at a U.S. naval base in Florida say Saudi nationals linked to the attack are now accounted for, though no arrests have been made. FOX News
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Judiciary chair cites ‘real and present danger to … next election’Committee to hold critical hearing on MondayWarren: Trump has destroyed US leadership – I’ll restore itThe Democratic chairman of the House judiciary committee, Jerry Nadler, has not ruled out including evidence from the Mueller report in articles of impeachment against Donald Trump that could be published as early as next week.On Sunday, Nadler told CNN’s State of the Union evidence showed the president’s conduct in the Ukraine scandal was part of “a pattern”, indicating “that the president put himself above this country several times”. Guardian
VOA VIEW: The Dems can add whatever nonsense they want and it will still be nothing.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he has instructed the armed forces to review both security at military bases and screening for foreign soldiers who come to the United States for training after a shooting in Florida. Reuters
With support for Elizabeth Warren's White House bid sliding since the release last month of a divisive plan to overhaul healthcare, the Democratic presidential contender has made an effort to refocus her campaign in early-voting Iowa on her signature anti-corruption message. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Warren should follow Harris - give it up.
An invasion of Arctic air will plunge temperatures to their lowest levels since last winter, and may set the stage for the biggest lake-effect snow event so far this season in the Midwest. UPI
North Korea said Sunday that it has conducted a "very important test" at its western satellite launching site, saying the successful testing will play a key role in changing the country's "strategic position" in the near future. UPI
Israel Defense Forces conducted air raids early Sunday in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian rockets were fired from the region toward southern Israel. UPI
VOA VIEW: Israel is a force to deal with.
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NK is making a dumb mistake. North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song said Saturday that denuclearization is off the table in negotiations with the United States, despite two major summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump. "We do not need to have lengthy talks with the U.S. now and the denuclearization is already gone out of the negotiation table," he said in a statement sent to CBS News.
The statement by the ambassador took shots at the White House's attempts to keep talks open. "The alleged 'sustained and substantial dialogue' claimed by the United States is none other than a time-saving trick to make expedient use of the DPRK-U.S. dialogue solely in its domestic political agenda," he said, using the acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Kim Song also reacted to a December 4 joint statement by six European nations that "condemned" North Korea. North Korea's envoy called the European action "another serious provocation" and "stupid and serious." Thirteen ballistic missile launches by North Korea since May have upped the pressure on the U.S. and world leaders to negotiate to lift sanctions if Pyongyang dismantles its nuclear weapons program, although Washington has made clear that complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization would be needed for any easing of economic measures.