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The U.S. is awaiting retaliation from China over increased tariffs, after talks in Washington ended without a deal on trade, the president's chief economic adviser said on Sunday. "The expected countermeasures have not yet materialized. We may know more today or even this evening or tomorrow,"... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: China will lose regardless what they come up with.
The fate of a shuttered General Motors plant in Ohio remains very much up in the air even after a tweet from President Donald Trump heralded the potential sale of a factory he has shown an intense interest in saving. That's because the buyer is a fledgling electric vehicle maker that has never... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: The liberal news would make any Trump idea look bad.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says special counsel Robert Mueller won't appear before his panel next week, despite the committee's hope that Mueller would testify May 15. New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler said Friday that negotiations continue with Mueller and the Justice Department... Baltimore Sun

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Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: So let them.
As Venezuela's crisis deepens, more and more government opponents are on the run, facing arrest for their role in a failed military uprising last week when opposition leader Juan Guaidó briefly took control of a highway with a small cadre of troops seeking to topple Maduro. Las Vegas Sun
Washington seems to be barreling toward a constitutional crisis. Democrats are barraging President Trump with demands for witnesses and documents. Trump has answered by stonewalling, vowing to fight “all the subpoenas.” As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned, Trump seems to be goading the Democratic-controlled... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Bitch, bitch, bitch ...
When Republican lawmakers in Alabama weighed a stringent new bill that would outlaw almost all abortions, they did not pretend that it complied with federal law or that it would go into effect anytime soon. “Yes, it’s unconstitutional,” state House Rep. Terri Collins, the bill’s sponsor, said last... LA Times
One person was killed and another wounded in shootings on Sunday afternoon that witnesses say happened near the Trump International Beach Resort Miami in Sunny Isles Beach. Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: So!
Sen. Kamala Harris pledged Sunday that she will pursue executive action on gun control measures if Congress fails to act in the first 100 days of her presidential administration. “I’m proposing, one, that if by my 100th day in office when elected president of the United States, if the United States Congress fails to put... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Second amendment obstruction.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday compared Republicans to the uptight Dwight Schrute character from “The Office” — and even likened some GOP members to a real SpongeBob Squarepants. The firebrand freshman with a socialist bent shared a tweet defending her choice of words when she said the super rich — a group she... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal media fool.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads for Russia on Sunday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other officials. New York Post
President Trump’s confidence in the strength of the American economy is fueling his decision to escalate his trade fight with China. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Pain for a few - relief for many.
The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any "bitter fruit" that harmed its interests. Rueters
VOA VIEW: China will ultimately lose.

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Democrats are reluctant to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress' efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems will look like the fools they are if they make a false impeachment claim.
Harris joins other high-ranking Democrats in describing the standoff between the executive and legislative branches as a crisis.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
A Democratic state legislator in Colorado facing a recall effort over her anti-fracking vote announced Sunday that she has resigned following allegations reportedly stemming from a sexual-misconduct complaint. State Rep. Rochelle Galindo, who was elected in November, posted a statement denying the allegations without providing details, but House Speaker K.C. ... Washington Times

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Congress needs to move on from Trump-related investigations, including Senate Republicans eyeing additional testimony from Donald Trump Jr. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr issued a subpoena Thursday for the eldest Trump son to return to Capitol Hill to discuss his original testimony in ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Truism!
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Russia to meet Vladimir Putin as President Trump hopes to repair relations after the domestic political pressure. ABC
VOA VIEW: A meeting would be good.
He allegedly sent envelopes filled with white powder threatening to kill Trump. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dumb and stupid.
Manning spent 7 years in prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks. ABC
VOA VIEW: Manning should be in jail.
The U.S. increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports at the direction of the president, who accused Beijing of backtracking on a trade deal CBS
VOA VIEW: No question, both sides will hurt due to a standoff - but China would lose much more.

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The GOP House Minority Leader denounced congressional Democrats for their myriad of investigations into President Trump CBS
VOA VIEW: McCarthy has it right.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talks with Margaret Brennan about whether he thinks Russian President Vladmir Putin has paid an adequate price for Russian meddling in the 2016 election. CBS
VOA VIEW: Russia has its own agenda.
Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, a 2020 presidential candidate, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss how trade talks with China are affecting American farmers. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bennet is an idiot.

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China's intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing's ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Trump knows what is good for the US.
The bank said in a note that the trade war's impact on U.S. consumer prices is now higher than previously expected. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
The White House on Sunday decried Democratic-led congressional investigations, saying Democrats are refusing to abide by "rules and norms" that govern oversight authority as they issue subpoenas for documents the Trump administration refuses to hand over. CNN
VOA VIEW: Very true.
A high school in Mason, Ohio, is eliminating the honor of valedictorian in an effort to improve mental health. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield asks a psychotherapist how much class rankings affect mental health. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal foolishness.
A pilot for an American Airlines subsidiary was arrested Saturday at the Louisville airport in connection to the 2015 killings of three people, Kentucky's attorney general said. FOX News
Shadow Brexit secretary also warns Labour risks losing its remain votersKeir Starmer has expressed doubts that any cross-party Brexit deal lacking a confirmatory referendum could pass parliament, warning up to 150 Labour MPs would reject an agreement that did not include one.The shadow Brexit secretary said he feared the party risked losing its remain voters after worse than expected losses in the local elections, but he warned Labour remainers tempted to vote for the Liberal Democrats or Change UK that only Jeremy Corbyn’s party could deliver a fresh referendum. Guardian
Venezuelan opposition leader speaks to the Guardian as his allies face years in jail for their role in the abortive 30 April uprisingThe Venezuelan politician fighting to depose Nicolás Maduro has accused his rival of attempting to obliterate the opposition challenge to his rule with a campaign of “state terrorism”.Speaking to the Guardian nearly two weeks after his failed uprising against Maduro, Juan Guaidó claimed Venezuela’s strongman president was illegally targeting opposition leaders who took part. Guardian
VOA VIEW: It's a mess.
Former PA Minister tells Media Line: ‘I doubt the Americans will put forward the so- called Deal of the Century because there is no Palestinian or Arab acceptance of this deal. It will be born dead’ Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Palestinians are acting foolish.
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States is "right were we want to be with China," adding that Beijing "broke the deal with us" and then sought to renegotiate. Reuters
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Sunday that U.S. officials should consider breaking up Facebook Inc, the world's largest social media company, saying it is a utility that has gone unregulated. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Harris is looking for any excuse to stay in the presidential race - Facebook needs to be regulated.
The new commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Sunday that the United States "does not have the ability" to wage war against Iran UPI
VOA VIEW: Iran should not count their chickens.
The Defense Department is moving the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock ship and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery to the Middle East for additional military strength amid rising tensions with Iran. UPI

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