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President Donald Trump said in an interview Wednesday that Democrats were actively trying to “hold up” legislation to provide relief to Georgia farmers and other victims of Hurricane Michael six months after the storm slammed into the Southeast. Atlanta Journal
VOA VIEW: Dems are hurting those they allegedly support.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused a last-day appeal from condemned Texas inmate John William King, clearing the way for his execution for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago. John William King is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening for orchestrating one of the most... Baltimore Sun
The National Rifle Association is used to battling forces that criticize its fiery and unbending efforts to protect gun rights. But as the group gathers for its annual convention this week, the NRA may be facing its toughest foe in decades: its own members. Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal wishful thinking.
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U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines. New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since ... Las Vegas Sun
President Trump vowed on Wednesday to fight a host of congressional efforts to scrutinize his conduct, business and policies, opening the path toward a constitutional clash that could last for the rest of his term or longer. “We’re fighting all the subpoenas,” Trump told reporters, ascribing partisan... LA Times
VOA VIEW: It's about time Dems meet a fighter.
California Rep. Katie Hill is learning there are risks and rewards that come with being seen as Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s new favorite. Every few years, Pelosi (D-San Francisco) takes a promising new member under her wing and provides them with opportunities not given to most rank-and-file members.... LA Times
Ahead of the 2020 election, Republicans in Washington and state capitals are honing in on one of the most emotionally charged parts of the abortion debate: those procedures conducted late in a pregnancy. Opponents of abortion hope that their effort will mobilize conservatives and bolster Republican... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have something to worry about in 2020.
After hours of debate, the Florida House on Wednesday passed along party lines its version of a bill implementing Amendment 4, which was supposed to restore the right to vote … Miami Herald
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, is adding her voice to the list of U.S. lawmakers concerned about growing gang-related violence in … Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: Birds of a feather flock together.
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Hillary Clinton wrote in a blistering opinion piece published Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report “documents a serious crime against the American people” — and that President Trump possibly broke the law. But the former first lady — who infamously lost to Trump in the 2016 elections — added that she opposed any knee-jerk... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hillary should run and hide.
President Trump seized on comments made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a frequent lightning rod for criticism by Republicans, that Veterans Affairs is not broken – but that’s not all she said about the federal agency. “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is correct, the VA is not broken, it is doing great. But that is only because of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is an idiot - very little she says makes any sense.
All four of the Supreme Court’s liberal members wrote dissents after a ruling limiting class arbitration. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The four liberal Justices are fools.
The United States condemned on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin's order simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine. Rueters
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A merit-based immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers, sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday. Rueters
Local officials say it's time to take action and protect the communities most affected, including driving less. San Diego Tribune
Puerto Rico’s governor pledged on Wednesday to lift the U.S. territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. During a nearly two-hour state of the commonwealth address that followed […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Slamming Trump is not the way of gaining.
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A Georgia meat producer is recalling 113,424 pounds of ground beef, over concerns of an E. coli outbreak that officials have expanded ten states.
The Navy abandoned "safety through ignorance" and drafted guidelines to report UFO sightings. A recent uptick in sightings of unidentified flying objects — or as the military calls them, “unexplained aerial phenomena” — prompted the Navy to draft formal procedures for pilots to document encounters, a corrective measure that former officials say is long overdue. “Since 2014, these intrusions have been happening on a regular basis,” Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for office of the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, told The Washington Post on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday took credit for he said was good progress combatting the nation's opioid epidemic. ABC
Rep. Andy McKean changed his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, citing President Donald Trump's -- and the GOP's -- policies and behavior. ABC
VOA VIEW: A liberal fool - goodbye.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised to fight "all the subpoenas" Democrats might try to get former White House counsel Don McGahn and other aides to testify. ABC
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Critics say the Russian government's latest controversial cyber laws are a form of censorship. BBC
The fight between President Trump and members of Congress continues. The president is vowing to defy subpoenas issued by House Democrats. CBS
VOA VIEW: As he should in Dems are foolish to down the road.
Pompeo expressed optimism about a path to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in an interview for the podcast "Intelligence Matters," ahead of its first-year anniversary as a production of CBS News CBS
VOA VIEW: NK has played the nuclear game for a long time.
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Polls show Biden leading Sen. Bernie Sanders by significant margins before ever uttering a word as an official candidate. CNBC
Bernie Sanders has been running for president for the last four-ish years straight. In the wake of his closer-than-expected primary loss to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders kept his massive grassroots organization active and made sure anyone and everyone knew that he wasn't done with this whole "national politics" thing. CNN
VOA VIEW: Typical CNN foolishness.
Deutsche Bank has begun the process of providing financial records to New York state's attorney general in response to a subpoena for documents related to loans made to President Donald Trump and his business, according to a person familiar with the production. CNN
Company makes revelation in financial reports showing first-quarter revenue growth to more than $15bnFacebook is expecting to pay as much as $5bn to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), it revealed in first quarter financial reports, which otherwise showed continued revenue growth to more than $15bn for the first three months of the year.Facebook recorded a $3bn legal expense “in connection with the inquiry of the FTC into our platform and user data practices”, the company said. Guardian
VOA VIEW: FB should be hit harder.
"I don't think he wants war," Zarif said in an interview at the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York. "But that doesn't exclude him being basically lured into one." Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: So be it - the US is ready.
The sanctions target two people and three firms that Washington accuses of being involved in schemes to help the armed Shi'ite group backed by Iran evade American sanctions. Jerusalem Post
The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of a "massive, unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction" after he ordered federal employees not to comply with congressional investigations. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dems sound and look stupid.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Wednesday there was "every indication" that Sunday's bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 359 people were inspired by Islamic State. Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyang's nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo. Reuters
Boeing on Wednesday recalled its financial forecast for 2019 and said it will stop buying back shares as it works through issues related to the grounding of its 737 Max aircraft. UPI
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Dems should not waste their time looking foolish. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reminded Democrats Monday that they don’t have to pursue impeachment to investigate President Trump. “It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings.”
A number of Democrats have said they’d like to pursue impeachment, from freshmen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a presidential contender. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – which would have to take up an impeachment resolution – has said it’s premature.
Pelosi included in her note to colleagues a letter signed by six top Democrats from both the House and Senate telling Attorney General William Barr that his proposal to allow some members of Congress to see the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller wasn’t going to satisfy them.