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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a new concept into the debate over President Donald Trump's actions: "self-impeaching." As Trump all but goads Democrats into impeachment proceedings, viewing the showdown as potentially valuable for his 2020 re-election campaign, Democrats are trying to... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Pelosi, Dems and the liberal news are losing their minds.
U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. ruled that the 2018 law would create a "substantial obstacle" to a woman's right to an abortion, violating constitutionally protected privacy rights. Kentucky's only abortion clinic challenged the law right after it was signed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Foolish Judge.
A fare war between Uber and Lyft has led to billions of dollars in losses for both ride-hailing companies as they fight for passengers and drivers ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Good for riders.

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When the National Football League brings the Super Bowl to the Miami area next year, it plans to leave a “legacy” project of two new artificial-turf football fields in a … Miami Herald
Gov. Ron DeSantis flexed his veto power for the first time Friday night, declining to sign an environmental bill that would have prohibited local governments from banning plastic straws for … Miami Herald
She’s already eyeing the throne. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took time off from warring with Nancy Pelosi to perch in the speaker’s chair for a ceremonial spin as leader of the House on Friday. After just 128 days in office, AOC grabbed Pelosi’s gavel and ran the chamber for about an hour, becoming the youngest member... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is a liberal news idiot.
In an emotional outpouring, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her feelings about graduating from waitress work to being a member of Congress — and railed against the stigma of low-paying jobs on Twitter. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is allowing the 14K votes to win go to her head.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on calling the cops on a black man breaking into a car and selling your condo to someone accused of sexual assault. New York Times
President Trump has suffered a series of stunning foreign policy setbacks this week.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: Liberal news wishful thinking.

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Vice President Mike Pence told Liberty University graduates that they have to be ready to be ridiculed for their Christian faith.         USA Today
When Ohio and Indiana tried to ban German in schools, it made German immigrants less likely to assimilate. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Silly thought and position.
HUD's own analysis concluded that half the residents in households potentially facing evictions and homelessness are children who are legally eligible for aid. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Illegals should not be rewarded with free housing.
David Bernhardt said he was committed to carrying out President Trump’s plans to expand fossil fuel production but won’t make the effects the key factor in calculating climate impact of leasing decisions. Washington Post

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been ordered to identify any women who accused the former head of a missionary training center of sexual misconduct and all women who were at the facility the same time as a woman suing the church. ... Washington Times
Rudy Giuliani is on a new mission now that he has finished jousting with the special counsel: stopping former Vice President Joe Biden. ABC
VOA VIEW: Giuliani is up to something.
Southeast Texas has seen over 14 inches of rain in some spots this week. ABC

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"President Trump has escalated the U.S. trade tensions with China. He's threatening to raise tariffs again on essentially all remaining imports from china, which are valued at an estimated $300 billion. This comes after the Chinese delegation left meetings with U.S. officials in Washington Friday with no deal. CBS
VOA VIEW: China's lose.
Trump claimed China was 'beaten so badly' in recent trade negotiations that Beijing wanted to wait until after the 2020 election. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China is making a major mistake, as Trump will win 2020.
President Donald Trump increased his tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. CNBC
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens accused President Donald Trump of exceeding his presidential powers in an interview published Thursday, telling The Wall Street Journal that the President "has to comply with subpoenas." CNN
VOA VIEW: Stevens should mind his own business.
Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. FOX News

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President retweets 60 comments siding with him on issues including the Russia investigation and James ComeyBefore heading to his golf club near Washington on Saturday, Donald Trump indulged in a retweeting spree which included jabs at Democrats for pursuing the Russia investigation and familiar complaints about China, Joe Biden and undocumented migration. Related: There are many reasons not to impeach Trump. The House should do it anyway Guardian
VOA VIEW: A word game with Trump is a no win.
China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said as U.S. President Donald Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China needs to give in or lose more.
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Reuters

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Saturday he has asked his envoy to the United States to meet with Pentagon officials to "cooperate" on a solution to the South American country's political crisis. Reuters
A U.S. district judge struck down a one-year-old Kentucky law that restricted a type of abortion usually performed after the 14th week of pregnancy, ruling it violates a woman's constitutional rights. UPI
The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 24 Apache helicopters, with spare parts, to Qatar for $3 billion. UPI

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