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Mayor Bill de Blasio managed to bungle Wednesday night’s debate before it even started. De Blasio’s upstart presidential campaign introduced labor leader Stuart Appelbaum as one of his supporters preceding the first Democratic Presidential Debate in Miami Wednesday night — but Appelbaum said he wasn’t backing Hizzoner. “I’m not a surrogate for anyone.” New York Post
VOA VIEW: A fool.
Somewhere on the way to a refueling stop in Alaska, President Trump started tweeting from Air Force One Wednesday evening about the first Democratic presidential debate before it even started. The president urged supporters to follow his campaign team on Twitter for fact checking and "the TRUTH!" "Sorry, I'm on ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The debate was dumb.
Four GOP mayoral candidates are all but certain of victory in the general election after the Democrats declined to field candidates before deadline.         IndyStar
VOA VIEW: Dems have no chance.


Pelosi told the Associated Press that "This is a manifestation of behavior that is outside the circle of civilized human behavior.”         IndyStar
VOA VIEW: The drowning can lay rest at the feet of Dems.
President Trump on Wednesday issued a memo directing the Pentagon to allow athletes at military academies to play professional sports directly after they graduate from the schools. The memo, which was released by the White House on Wednesday evening, states that the policy will help the military academies to better compete against other colleges, benefiting... New York Post
Prosecutors say Corey Scott lied last week in the court-martial of a fellow Navy SEAL, Edward Gallagher, when he testified that he, and not the defendant, had killed a captive. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Witness with immunity is being threatened.
U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold much-anticipated trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Osaka at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) on Saturday, a White House spokesman told reporters on Wednesday. Rueters
Democratic presidential contenders defended their ambitious plans to reshape the U.S. economy in the opening minutes of their first debate on Wednesday, saying Republican President Donald Trump's policies benefited the wealthy at the expense of working Americans. Rueters
VOA VIEW: It was a humorous comic relief.
San Diego Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat, in a series of tweets argued in favor of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump Wednesday. San Diego Tribune


North Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and Washington. Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Democratic lawmakers are betting public testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller will make a case that his 448-page report so far has not.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Dems may be foolish.
Trump accusation of illegal activity came the day after it was announced that Mueller would give public testimony Congress about his report.        USA Today
President Donald Trump and most Republicans seek to enforce the law and bring an end to this humanitarian crisis, writes Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Dems are a fault for the increase and problem

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The National Rifle Association also shut down its television arm and severed all business ties with its longtime public relations firm. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: A mess.
The request comes after 16 women alleged they were subjected to sexually charged comments and treated unfavorably during training. Washington Post
House Democrats cannot accept the bipartisan border crisis compromise bill the Senate passed Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, and will demand changes to limit how long children can be held in some facilities. Mrs. Pelosi also said Democrats will insist on more money to pay the communities that illegal ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an obstructionist.


There are more than 100 bills that still need to be voted on before Oregon’s legislative session ends this week, but it’s not clear if the Senate’s Republicans will show. ABC
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Tennessee liquor sales law in a win for big retailers and likely for consumers. ABC
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
The sanctions followed Iran's downing last week of a U.S. surveillance drone. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fools!
Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic candidates want to end federal use of private prison companies CBS
The candidates visited a for-profit detention center for unaccompanied migrant children hours before appearing on the debate stage CBS
VOA VIEW: A pure publicity stunt.

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"As a private company we don't have the tools to make the Russian government stop," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the Aspen Ideas Conference on Wednesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg is passing the buck of blame.
In a strategy to draw attention away from Wednesday's Democratic debate, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign bought out YouTube's "masthead," the leading advertisement on its homepage. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Smart move.
Wayfair sold mattresses and bunk beds to a nonprofit that works as a federal contractor managing some of the camps along the southern border. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fools are against helping children.

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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser, refused to say in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer whether the US backs or opposes Israel's annexation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank or supports a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. CNN
President Donald Trump again lamented what he views as an unequal military alliance Wednesday, claiming that if the US is attacked, Japan "doesn't have to help us at all" and "can watch it on the Sony television." CNN
VOA VIEW: The US does not need anyone to back it.
Study shows HPV vaccine has greatly reduced infections among girls and young womenElimination of cervical cancer in wealthy countries such as the UK may be possible within decades, say experts, following a major study showing the success of the HPV jab in protecting women.Human papilloma virus, which is sexually transmitted, can cause cervical cancer as well as anogenital warts. Data from high-income countries shows vaccination has led to an 83% reduction in HPV infections in 15- to 19-year-old girls over five to eight years. Among women aged 20 to 24, infections are down 66%. Guardian
“When people criticize, the question I would ask them is what is your idea, what ideas are you putting forward,” he told reporters. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
"We do not want our territory to be a staging post for any hostile action against any of our neighbors, including Iran." Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Iraq is going against the US - fools.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday security forces had foiled an opposition coup attempt that included plans to assassinate him and other top political figures and install a jailed former military officer as president. Reuters
A U.S. jury on Wednesday cleared California semiconductor designer CNEX Labs Inc of stealing trade secrets from Chinese electronics giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd while awarding CNEX no damages on its own trade theft counter claims. Reuters
The United States is in behind-the-scenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed reviving working-level negotiations stalled since a second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in February, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: South Korea is pushing too hard.
Hundreds of employees at Boston-based online furniture retailer Wayfair staged a walkout Wednesday over the company's decision to sell furniture to shelters for detained migrant children. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fools!
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he will allow a vote that could block use of military force against Iran without congressional approval. UPI
The Senate passed a border aid bill on Wednesday after rejecting a version passed by the House on Tuesday evening. UPI
VOA VIEW: A better bill, but not good enough.

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June 27, 2019

     Foolish talk.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., praised workers from Wayfair, an online home goods website, for planning a walkout after the company sold furniture to an organization that is managing migrant camps along the U.S-Mexico border. "Wayfair workers couldn’t stomach they were making beds to cage children," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "They asked the company to stop. CEO said no."

     Yesterday the walked out. "This is what solidarity looks like - a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we’re brave enough to use it." Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who is a top-tier candidate in the 2020 Democratic field, also tweeted that she supported the walkout.

     Wayfair employees staged a walkout in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday after the company said it would not end its business relationship with BCFS, a government contractor that has been managing migrant camps at the border.