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Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies, arguing that such injunctions are obstructing President Donald Trump's agenda on immigration, health care and other issues.... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Makes sense - one person should not be able to make a decision for all.
President Donald Trump spent his first campaign as an underdog, written off by the political establishment and down on his own chances on Election Night. But as he and his team gear up for re-election, they're claiming an unfamiliar position: front-runner. Trump and his allies are exuding optimism... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Trump will be hard to beat.
Just months after the Army's new training brigade returned from Afghanistan, its teams are preparing for a different type of deployment that will scatter them around the world. Rather than putting all 800 soldiers in one war-torn nation, the Army is expected to begin dispatching the unit's small... Baltimore Sun
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Hastily written executive orders. Declarations by tweet. President Donald Trump's White House hasn't been known for its careful crafting of policy. But Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, has spent months drawing up a long-awaited immigration overhaul plan that the White... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Illegal immigration must be a priority to reduce or end.
A move by House Democratic leaders to protect incumbents is reigniting anger and suspicion among the party’s progressives ahead of the 2020 election. Under a new policy, the powerful Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will refuse to hire pollsters, ad makers or other campaign consultants... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Progressive = socialism.
Among the battleground states that will decide the 2020 presidential election, few make Democrats wince like Michigan. The Wolverine State in 2016 handed Republicans the slimmest of victories — just shy of 11,000 votes — joining with Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to stamp a Donald Trump-shaped hole... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big in 2020.
With little fanfare, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Wednesday that allows teachers to be armed in classrooms of public schools. Although the 54-page Senate Bill 7030 sparked days of … Miami Herald
Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife called for an end to sales taxes on tampons and diapers on Tuesday — because they are medically necessary — as part of a proposal called a “parents’ agenda.” “The governor and I are proud parents of four young children and these issues do hit close to... New York Post
California is close to overhauling its guidance for teaching sex education in public schools, offering teachers a framework for talking to kindergartners about gender identity, discussing masturbation with middle schoolers and recommending books that teach healthy practices for LGBT high schoolers. The proposal the California State Board of Education is scheduled to consider Wednesday offers... New York Post
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Britain’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, at Lancaster House in London on Wednesday. Mr. Pompeo warned about the risks of allowing the Chinese company Huawei to be part of Britain’s new cellular network. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Total madness to allow China to take control.
Huawei's chief financial officer intends to seek a stay of extradition proceedings in part based on statements by President Donald Trump about the case, which her lawyers say disqualifies the United States from pursuing the matter in Canada. Rueters
U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Wednesday he had subpoenaed Attorney General William Barr for documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Rueters
VOA VIEW: A Dem waste of time.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be happy to keep tariffs on Chinese imports as the two countries prepare for new talks to try to rescue a faltering trade deal amid a sharp increase in U.S. duties. Rueters
VOA VIEW: China better wakeup.
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Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the struggles between President Donald Trump’s administration and the U.S. House will show “whether it’s the rule of law or the rule of Trump” that the courts and Republicans obey. Speaking at a wide-ranging event held at Dartmouth College, the former U.S. secretary of state and […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Hillary would be wise to hide.
The Facebook CEO has purchased two adjoining estates on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Wall Street Journal recently revealed.
Human beings are not faceless meat-sacks who exist to make money for Big Tech. It's time social media companies own up to their moral obligations.
VOA VIEW: Facebook cannot be trusted and must be regulated.
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Susan Parsons claims in a lawsuit that the school told her to remove the Trump logo, and that she opposed the change. Washington Post
California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergarteners and giving advice to help LGBT teenagers navigate relationships and practice safe sex. LGBT advocates praised the new recommendations for giving such attention to a community that often is left ... Washington Times
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Georgia's new "heartbeat" abortion bill a backdoor ban on the procedure and compared a 6-week fetus to having a late period. The New York Democrat also called the bill scientifically ignorant and said men only know women's biology as it relates to sexual conquest. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Cortez is a nobody propped by the liberal news.
A California congressman says he will ask President Donald Trump to pardon a Navy SEAL if he is found guilty of murder in the stabbing of an Iraqi war prisoner. Republican Duncan Hunter screened combat footage collected from a helmet camera to a group of lawmakers Wednesday, ... Washington Times
Walmart is following in the footsteps of other retail brands and raising the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21. ABC
VOA VIEW: Little, if anything will be accomplished.
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The Pentagon has suspended efforts to retrieve additional remains of U.S. troops from North Korea, due to a lack of communication from Pyongyang. ABC
Drug makers must begin disclosing their list prices in television commercials this July, the Trump administration announced Wednesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: There may be less ads.
House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee voted to find Attorney General William Barr in contempt. The vote comes just 84 days into Barr's tenure. Nancy Cordes reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Dems are fools.
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Trump claimed executive privilege over the full Mueller report, and his administration hasn't ruled out trying to use privilege to stop special counsel Robert Mueller from testifying before Congress CBS
Iran says it plans to stop complying with parts of the 2015 nuclear agreement, exactly one year after President Trump pulled the United States out of that deal. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin spoke to CBSN about the impact this move may have. CBS
VOA VIEW: Iran may be looking for more problems.
Experts say the plan could cut humanitarian funding, weaken U.S. terrorism listings, project hostility toward Muslims and empower autocrats. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., to answer questions about his claim to have just limited knowledge of an ultimately aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. CNBC
It's rare for a president to use the weight of the office to publicly support or oppose a bill that impacts a private sector venture. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It would have been a waste of time.
State senators in New York passed two bills Wednesday aimed directly at President Donald Trump -- one that could allow his state tax returns to be released to Congress and another to allow state prosecutors to charge people whom the President pardons with state crimes. CNN
VOA VIEW: NY Dems are causing more obstruction.
Beijing has rejected US accusations that the Chinese government has detained large numbers of Muslims in the Xinjiang region in what former detainees describe as re-education centers with prison-like conditions. CNN
The Marine Corps says it has relieved a commanding officer who oversaw a battalion based at Camp Pendleton, citing a 'loss of trust and confidence' in his ability to lead. FOX News
US secretary of state again calls on UK to resist Huawei’s efforts to gain access to 5G networkThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has invoked Margaret Thatcher as he appealed to the Conservative right to take a firmer line with China, again urging the UK to resist efforts by Huawei to gain access to Britain’s new 5G network.Insisting he felt duty-bound to raise sensitive issues with close partners, Pompeo said the telecoms company was, as a matter of Chinese law, required to bow to Beijing’s demands for access to its networks, adding he could see no circumstances in which the west should allow itself to become so vulnerable. Continue reading... Guardian
He also warned Europe against doing business with Tehran, increasing pressure hours after saying it will stop complying with parts of an international agreement to curb its nuclear program. Jerusalem Post
A lawyer for Donald Trump said committees controlled by House Democrats have agreed to provide "substantial portions" of subpoenas issued to Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp for the president's financial records. Reuters
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday accused Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee of engaging in politically motivated attacks, after the panel voted along party lines to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dems look and sound like the fools they are.
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