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President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for the U.S-Mexico barrier while imposing steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and setting the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents are often seen as just a starting... Baltimore Sun
A hearing on the threat seismic testing poses to North Atlantic right whales was plodding along Thursday when Rep. Joe Cunningham pulled out an air horn and politely asked whether he could blast it. Before that moment at a Natural Resources subcommittee hearing, Cunningham, D-S.C., had listened... Baltimore Sun
I’ve got the perfect slogan for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign: “Promises Made, Promises Not Kept, But I’m Betting My Voters Are Too Stupid to Notice.” Las Vegas Sun
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Conservationists are rallying around a pair of legislative resolutions opposing the U.S. Air Force's proposed expansion of a bombing training range they say would threaten big horn sheep ... Las Vegas Sun
In 1960, John F. Kennedy launched his presidential campaign about two months before the New Hampshire primary. Now candidates campaign years in advance. What accounts for the now-endless campaigns? LA Times
VOA VIEW: The liberal media are the cause of the problem - braining washing.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller was making a "mistake" by not demanding that President Trump testify as part of his investigation, which by many accounts may soon be nearing its end. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Rep. Adam Schiff... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Schiff is a fool.
Two Florida congresswomen met with the president of Colombia and saw where blockades were preventing humanitarian aid from getting to Venezuela during a visit to the Columbian-Venezuelan border. U.S. Reps. … Click to Continue » Miami Herald
Venezuela began sputtering back to life Friday as the country slowly recovered from a severe power outage that lasted for more than 20 hours in many areas. While the power … Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: Maduro must go now.
China’s civilian aviation authority has ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order was issued at 9 a.m. Beijing time Monday and would last nine hours. It said the order was... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Costly, but no other choice.
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It was the last straw for Rep. Devin Nunes. The California Republican warned of “Socialism in California!” in a tweet Saturday evening when a restaurant waitress asked if he wanted a straw because she “she says she has to ask now in fear of ‘THE STRAW POLICE.'” Turns out, it’s the law in the Golden... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The law is stupid.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign billboards feature him with President Trump, who is more popular in Israel than in almost any other country. New York Times
Beto O’Rourke at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., on Saturday. He could announce his decision on a 2020 run as early as this week. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Another liberal media sweetheart.
Robert Mueller brought an enviable reputation as the architect of the modern FBI and a force behind major criminal prosecutions to his job as special counsel investigating Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election but has encountered a relentless campaign by President Donald Trump to discredit the probe. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The liberals don't like the hear the truth.
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three Philippine Catholic priests say they and some church leaders who are critical of the president’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs have received death threats from unknown people. Father Robert Reyes and two other priests told reporters Monday that they are hesitant to seek protection from the police because they are […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Don't do anything wrong and you should have no fear.
"Think about it. Omar wears a hijab," Pirro said, questioning if the head covering signals an "adherence to Sharia law."
VOA VIEW: Omar is a threat to freedom and democracy.
Trump administration cites concern about migrants being bombed while crossing the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range, says additional barrier is needed. Washington Post
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Obsolete technology sometimes can be cheaper, more convenient and even more secure than newer alternatives. Washington Post
Several thousand people have rallied in Moscow to protest legislation they fear could lead to widespread internet censorship for Russian users. The sanctioned rally on Sunday was organized in response to a bill in parliament that would route all internet traffic through servers in Russia, making virtual private networks (VPNs) ineffective. The proposed measure also would create a division in Russia's agency that regulates communications to oversee traffic control and routing.
VOA VIEW: Russia in trying to control all information.
The issue of declaring an emergency at the border is rife with implications for the ongoing fight between Trump and his Democratic opponents in the 2020 election. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires' list released this week. With an estimated fortune of $131bn (£99bn) he is the wealthiest man in modern history. But he is by no means the richest man of all time. That title belongs to Mansa Musa, the 14th Century West African ruler who was so rich his generous handouts wrecked an entire country's economy. Mansa Musa was "richer than anyone could describe", Jacob Davidson wrote about the African king for Money.com in 2015. BBC
President Trump could be on the way to issuing the first veto of his presidency. Niall Stanage, a White House columnist for The Hill, joins CBSN to discuss the week in politics in the Sunday political recap. CBS
VOA VIEW: Trump will do what needs to be done.
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The former Colorado governor pledged to be a capitalist but stressed that he believed labels divide both the country and his party CBS
Let's consider for a moment what Sen. Warren's brave new world of broken-up tech giants will look like. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Warren is an idiot.
Brexit could be reversed if lawmakers reject the government's exit deal, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday. CNBC
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said President Donald Trump's associate Erik Prince was not truthful in a recent interview about his testimony before Congress. CNN
VOA VIEW: Schiff is the biggest liar.
Heavy fighting erupted Sunday as US-backed forces attacked the last ISIS stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the jihadist group from the war-torn country. CNN
A transgender woman has been arrested in connection to the random attacks of at least seven people who were sprayed with a chemical substance on Friday in New York in what is being investigated as a hate crime. FOX News
The top national security adviser says President Donald Trump would be "pretty disappointed" if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he could be preparing to do. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Un would make a major mistake.
Eurosceptics could move against the PM if Commons defeat leads to Brexit delayTheresa May was battling on Sunday night to save her Brexit deal and prolong her premiership, amid signs Eurosceptics could move against her if there is a delay to leaving the EU.The prime minister’s position looked precarious as she was unable to announce any progress in talks with the EU less than 48 hours before her House of Commons vote on the deal. Continue reading... Guardian
An internet poll it conducted among 400 Jewish Israelis and 100 Arab Israelis found that 82% of the respondents held that the peace treaty was essential for Israel’s security. Jerusalem Post
The rally, which had a turn out of roughly 50 New Yorkers, took place simultaneously with a similar event in Jerusalem under the initiative of the World Zionist. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose bad on this sole issue.
Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country entered a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception. Reuters
Venezuela is suspending school and business activities on Monday amid a continuing blackout, Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said in a televised broadcast on Sunday, the second such cancellation since power went out last week. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Maduro must go.
An Ethiopian Airlines fight crashed shortly after take off from the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing more than 150 people on board. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement that he was “deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives” , as reports emerged that UN staff were also among the dead. UN News
The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, to discuss the latest findings of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, which concluded that there were “reasonable grounds” that a chemical attack took place during the crucial battle for control of Eastern Ghouta, last April. UN News
Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday that it would be a "mistake" for special counsel Robert Mueller not to subpoena President Donald Trump as part of his Russia probe. UPI
VOA VIEW: Schiff is looking from bad to stupid.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed off on a new law that will make the city the first in the United States to ban cashless stores. UPI
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