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Meghan McCain said Monday that President Donald Trump is leading "a pathetic life" as she escalated her pushback against Trump's weekend attacks on Twitter against her late father. "He spends his weekend obsessing over great men, because he knows it, and I know it, and all of you know it, he will... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Meghan should hide and shut up.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a set of bills that will make it illegal to spread "fake news." The legislation seeks to punish the distribution of information that "exhibits blatant disrespect for the society, government, official government symbols, constitution or governmental... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Putin is controlling speech in Russia.
Senate Bill 21, which would raise the smoking age in Texas, is one of the top priorities of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Houston Chronicle
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U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there ... Las Vegas Sun
Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator. Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her for ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Foolish move by Fox.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has tapped Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff to lead a “top-to-bottom” examination of its workplace culture, less than a week after the anti-hate nonprofit fired co-founder Morris Dees for misconduct and its staff complained of discrimination against women and... LA Times
VOA VIEW: They are a joke.
Joe Biden is carrying a 20th century voting record into a 21st century political dogfight. During more than 40 years in public life, Biden has taken an array of stances at odds with today’s Democratic Party consensus. As he now prepares for his third presidential campaign, that record could hamper... LA Times
Another Haiti government has been ousted. Haiti’s Lower Chamber of Deputies fired Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant and his government on Monday, deepening uncertainty amid a political and economic crisis Miami Herald
California Rep. Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter on Monday, claiming the social media site has “shadow banned” conservatives. Nunes, a Republican, also accused Twitter of publishing defamatory content — including from a handle that purported to be Nunes own mother, according to the complaint filed in Virginia State Court. Twitter “knowingly hosting and... New York Post
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NASA is fighting a war in orbit — against space herpes. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station and other missions have been plagued by a resurgence in the often-dormant virus because of the stress of space travel, according to a study by NASA researchers published in this month’s issue of the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.... New York Post
Regi Stevenson, who works at the Open Arms clinic in Jackson, Miss., created specifically to reach gay black men. Many distrust the public health system, he said: "People have heard of the Tuskegee experiment." New York Times
Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three of the country's diplomatic properties in the United States, Guaido's U.S. envoy said on Monday, as the opposition presses its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Rueters
The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Monday that it expects to receive tens of thousands of documents as part of its wide-ranging corruption and obstruction of justice probe of Republican President Donald Trump. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems have lost their minds.
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San Diego isn’t the worst place in America to be a first-time homebuyer. But, it is close. America’s Finest City scored poorly in a new study from personal finance website Bankrate that looked at the 50 biggest metros in the United States and ranked the best and worst metros for first-time homebuyers.... San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: Property is too high in SD.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron is in line for a two-year extension to 2023 and a $500,000 pay raise to $4 million annually, plus incentives, under a proposal drafted by the university’s athletic administration. The proposal is subject to approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors at its meeting on Wednesday […] Seattle Times
President Donald Trump has tweeted a picture of a $100,000 check he recently wrote to the Department of Homeland Security, his latest donation to a federal agency. Trump pledged as a candidate in 2016 to not accept the $400,000 annual presidential salary he would be due if elected. Trump says the press […] Seattle Times
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Victoria's Secret has brought back its swimwear line after getting out of the bathing suit business in 2016. The collection only is available online.
Many Americans share a gut feeling that the game is rigged for the wealthy, and the middle class and the poor are losing. Are billionaires contributing their fair share? Washington Post
VOA VIEW: The key reason is jealousy.
Social media may contribute to depression and suicidal thoughts, a study found. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Madness is coming at a younger age.
Dossier creator Christopher Steele had a far greater role in trying to sell his anti-Trump charges to Washington's journalism establishment than previously known, a court filing shows. It was public knowledge through Mr. Steele's previous declarations in two libel lawsuits that he had met with the powerhouses of D.C. journalism ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Steele should be in jail for creating a major fraud.
The Supreme Court has agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002 ABC
VOA VIEW: The Supremes will decide.
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President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant. Trump tweeted Monday that GM should: "Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump," and "Bring jobs home!"
VOA VIEW: GM would be wise to take heed.
A judge who sentenced President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer to prison has directed prosecutors to release redacted search warrant materials Tuesday ABC
The former vice president is expected to face scrutiny from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party if he launches a White House bid CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden will have a hard time against the socialists.
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Twice as many people will bet on the NCAA men's basketball tournament -- legally and illegally -- as wager on the Super Bowl. CBS
President Donald Trump on Monday touted poll results that appeared to show more Americans than ever siding with his oft-repeated accusation that special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe is nothing more than a "witch hunt." "President Trump has called the Special Counsel´s investigation a 'witch hunt' and said he´s been subjected to more investigations than previous presidents because of politics. The survey found that 50 percent of respondents said they agreed with the president's view of Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling and possible Trump campaign collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
VOA VIEW: Trump is right about Mueller and his foolish waste of taxpayers money.
In a Washington spectacle unseen since the wife of Richard Nixon's attorney general sounded alarms about Watergate, the spouse of a top presidential advisor is issuing urgent public warnings about Trump's mental health. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Kellyanne's husband is an idiot.
Four leading Democrats are demanding a new FBI investigation into a Florida woman's apparent ties to Donald Trump, focusing on whether she illegally sought to leverage her relationship with the President by selling access to Chinese clients. CNN
Federal law enforcement officials raided top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy's office last summer as part of a wide-ranging investigation into whether he illegally peddled his influence with the Trump administration on behalf of foreign officials, according to a sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica. CNN
The 24-year-old man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family wrote a string of slogans on his hand, including "MAGA Forever," and flashed them before a court hearing Monday. FOX News
PM likely to have to request long article 50 extension after Bercow intervenesTheresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed.With 11 days to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, May was forced to pull her plans for another meaningful vote because John Bercow said she could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they rejected it twice by huge margins Guardian
The prime minister called the hack “ironic,” pointing out that Gantz was chairman of a cybersecurity company that went bankrupt. Jerusalem Post
“To pass resolution after resolution against Israel while ignoring China, Russia or Cuba is a horrendous hypocrisy,” U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell said at a protest outside the UNHRC. Jerusalem Post
Two senior U.S. senators called on Monday for the Trump administration to correct a slowing pace of U.S. sanctions designations on North Korea, saying there had been a marked decline in the past year of U.S. engagement with Pyongyang. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Trump has done more than all other presidents put together.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been told by senior Conservative party colleagues that she will have to set a timetable for her departure date from Downing Street in return for passing her Brexit deal, the Financial Times reported on Monday. Reuters
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose for the fourth consecutive day Monday, as the Federal Reserve prepares to set interest rates later this week. UPI
VOA VIEW: Most know the feds are not going to raise interest rates.
The Trump administration introduced a proposal to set limits on federal student borrowing programs as part of a series of reforms to the Higher Education Act. UPI
Former president George W. Bush used a naturalization ceremony Monday at his library in Dallas as an opportunity to call for bipartisan immigration reform. UPI
VOA VIEW: Immigration reform are words used to give illegals free access.
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