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Michael R. Bloomberg's abrupt reversal on his racially polarizing stop-and-frisk policing policy as New York mayor has Democratic presidential primary voters looking deeper into his varied and unconventional record during three terms running the country's most populous city. How party regulars — and Democratic black voters in particular — react ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is a back peddling fool.
President Trump portrays Ukraine as a netherworld infested by corruption, which he says justifies his interaction with President Volodymyr Zelensky. In fact, an entire generation of younger Ukrainians is fighting corruption; they speak English, aspire to Western values, reject their country's Soviet past, have turned away from Moscow – and now fear the U.S. that once offered support has turned away from them. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Trump knows the game.
Accused bike path terrorist Sayfullo Saipov told a Manhattan federal court judge Monday he doesn’t respect his authority — while prosecutors said they want to empanel an anonymous jury to oversee the death penalty case. “The orders issued here have nothing to do with me,” Saipov told Judge Vernon Broderick through an Uzbek interpreter. “I... New York Post
The whistle-blower had filed a complaint accusing Treasury Department officials of improperly interfering with the handling of President Trump’s tax returns. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems make something out of nothing.


The New York State Attorney General (NYAG) is investigating WeWork, according to two people familiar with the matter, adding to a series of problems facing the workspace provider. Rueters
After George Conway called GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik "lying trash," Nikki Haley said he is "the last person that can call someone 'trash.'"        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Conway is an idiot.
Donald Trump, who has attacked Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell on Twitter, said their meeting at the White House was "very good" and "cordial."       USA Today
President Trump's new national security adviser said China must keep its promise to permit Hong Kong to keep its current system in the face of widespread unrest and strongly denied Beijing's charges that the U.S. was secretly instigating the pro-democracy demonstrations. For the first time since the protests ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: O'Brien was right.
Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The federal charges could come as soon as Tuesday and are the ... Washington Times


House Democrats embark Tuesday on a busy three days of impeachment hearings, bringing nine key players to Capitol Hill in hopes of eliciting damning evidence against President Trump. Testimony that is billed as the most consequential yet in the impeachment probe will kick off with four officials facing the Permanent ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They will look like fools.
Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records ABC
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
Police and protesters in a tense standoff at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University ABC
VOA VIEW: Bad for China.
The Chinese telecom giant Huawei was blacklisted by the Trump administration in May. ABC
VOA VIEW: Huawei cannot be trusted.

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The US reverses four decades of foreign policy in move seen as a boost to Israel. BBC
"I've encouraged the mayor to run," Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin told CBS News CBS
In interviews with a dozen top Democratic leaders, officials and strategists, many expressed concerns about Biden's standing in Iowa CBS
VOA VIEW: Iowa and the rest of the country is a major problem for Biden.


The House is investigating whether President Trump lied to former special counsel Robert Mueller CBS
VOA VIEW: House Dems are expanding their waste of time.
Jerome Powell visits White House for a chat with the president who has called U.S. central bankers "boneheads" CBS
David Holmes, an American diplomat stationed in Ukraine, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What's new for Dems.
The report, released in October, aims to paint a different picture of the private equity industry than the one put forward by populist politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Warren and Sanders are losers.
US administration officials knew as early as May 2019 that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky felt pressure from President Donald Trump's allies to conduct investigations that were politically useful to the American president. CNN
VOA VIEW: More liberal deception.

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 11 to discuss the findings of his report into the opening of the Russia investigation, Chairman Lindsey Graham announced Monday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Bad news for Dems.
As hearings continue in the House impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump has continued to attack individuals involved in what he considers a purely partisan affair. Since the inquiry started, the President has labeled several people who initially testified behind closed doors, and are now scheduled witnesses in the public impeachment hearings, as "Never Trumpers." CNN
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue. Reuters
VOA VIEW: NK is creating a big enemy and going nowhere.

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The United States is gravely concerned about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, urging the city's government to take clear steps to address public concerns. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China is looking for a big problem.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was proud of what the United States had done in Ukraine and declined to defend former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch who was attacked on Twitter by President Donald Trump. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Pompeo is doing the right thing.
Restaurant franchise Chick-fil-A announced Monday it will no longer donate money to organizations that oppose same-sex and transgender rights. UPI
North Korea responded to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, a day after Trump had tweeted "See you soon!" in a message that appeared to be addressing the North Korean leader. UPI
VOA VIEW: Un is a fool.

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November 19, 2019
     Pelosi has lost her senses, if she had any.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Donald Trump was "wrong" to tweet criticisms of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, during her testimony Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee, but she stopped short of saying the tweets constituted witness intimidation. 

     Yovanovitch was testifying in the second public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into allegations that Trump used military aid as leverage to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that stood to benefit him politically. As she testified about her removal as ambassador, Trump tweeted: "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go?"

     "I think part of it is his own insecurity as an impostor. I think he knows full well that he's in that office way over his head. And so he has to diminish everyone else," she said. When asked if she thought Trump was guilty of witness intimidation, Pelosi said: "I haven't had a lot of time to pay attention to the president's tweets and the legal implications of them. I just think that was totally wrong and inappropriate and typical of the president."