When same-sex marriage was legalized in Massachusetts in 2004, Mark LeMiere came to Provincetown, a storied gay mecca at the tip of Cape Cod, to tie the knot with his partner of 20 years. The pair were there again Friday, amazed to be attending a rally for the first serious gay presidential candidate.... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg can't do right as Mayor of a small town, much less president.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts raised $19.1 million for her 2020 presidential campaign in the last three months, more than tripling the amount she raised in the first quarter of 2019 — a strong showing of her ability to turn her campaign’s gathering momentum into more robust fundraising... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Weird!
Attorney General William Barr on Monday accused Democrats of trying to create a "public spectacle" by subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress about ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: A big spectacle.


In a bid to increase voter accessibility in its first-in-the-West caucuses, the Nevada Democratic Party has unveiled its virtual caucus plan for 2020 ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Former President Bill Clinton released a statement on Monday night, distancing himself from convicted pedophile — and onetime friend — Jeffrey Epstein, who is facing a slew of new charges. “President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes [Epstein] pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently... New York Post
The Trump administration wants to send 1,000 more troops to the US-Mexico border “to provide supplemental holding and port of entry enforcement support” to Border Patrol agents, officials said Monday. The Department of Homeland Security made the request last week and is waiting to get approval from the Pentagon, according to CNN. DHS officials are... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sad, thanks to Dems.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday blasted President Trump’s push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census as an effort to “Make America White Again” — claiming, “it’s not what our founders had in mind.” “They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted,” Pelosi said at a press conference in San... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Race bating.
The hedge fund investor appears to want the field of Democrats to remain 24 candidates strong. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A fool looking to waste his money.
New York state on Monday cleared the way for Democrats in the U.S. Congress to obtain President Donald Trump's state tax returns, raising the possibility of fresh avenues of inquiry for lawmakers investigating his finances. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.


Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver’s license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers’ knowledge or consent. Public records obtained by the Georgetown University Law Center on Privacy and Technology provided Seattle Times
The House will consider new legislation to address the treatment of migrants at the southern border, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday – less than two weeks after passage of a $4.6 billion emergency spending package left scores of Democrats angered about a lack of accountability for the Trump administration. “Legislation is necessary,” Pelosi, Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have to admit they made a big mistake.
In their new book "The Method to the Mandess," authors Allen Salkin and Aaron Short resurrect allegations of Donald Trump using a racial slur.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Fool - it didn't do well the first time.
The former first lady said the omnipresence of Secret Service agents made making friends, getting a first kiss and sleepovers difficult.        USA Today

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Appellate court ruling carries high political stakes for 2020 presidential and congressional candidates, as well as American consumers. Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan formally withdrew from the House Republican conference Monday, days after announcing he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and "frightened by what I see from it." Amash, who had been the only Republican in Congress to call ... Washington Times
Democrats have invited the U.S. women's soccer team to Capitol Hill amid uncertainty over President Trump's earlier invitation to the White House. ABC
VOA VIEW: Second or third best offer.


A New York-based federal grand jury is investigating whether Elliott Broidy solicited personal business from foreign donors to the Trump inauguration. ABC
VOA VIEW: More wasteful obstruction.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for a major decision that could affect health care of millions. ABC
VOA VIEW: Obamacare must end.
The US president says Sir Kim Darroch is "not liked in the US" and lashes out at PM Theresa May. BBC
Detroit's Afrofuture Fest initially charged white people double, but cancelled the policy after a backlash. BBC
VOA VIEW: Discrimination was wrong.
The longshot 2020 candidate dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential race Monday CBS
VOA VIEW: It would be hard to win his Congressional seat much less become president.

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Seismologist Lucy Jones estimates a similar quake in LA could cause $200 billion in damage CBS
"This is just a political ploy and I think a very underhanded one just to try get herself attention, to move herself up in the polls," CBS
VOA VIEW: True words are becoming Dem reality.
There's no guarantee of a Fed rate cut this month despite the CME Group's FedWatch tool showing traders priced in a 100% probability, hedge-fund veteran says. CNBC

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U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., sided with drugmakers Merck & Co, Eli Lilly and Co and Amgen by halting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule from taking effect on Tuesday as planned. CNBC
Congressional Democrats have issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization and other Trump businesses tied to a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of profiting from foreign governments in violation of the Constitution, but the Justice Department is now asking an appeals court to step in and block the move. CNN
VOA VIEW: The fools want to continue to act like fools.
The Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to enforce subpoenas and obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, an escalation in a fight for the President's personal financial information. CNN
VOA VIEW: They will lose.
President Donald Trump responds to the House Oversight Committee's broad investigation into the Trump organization and family. CNN
New York state on Monday cleared the way for Democrats in the U.S. Congress to obtain President Donald Trump's state tax returns, raising the possibility of fresh avenues of inquiry for lawmakers investigating his finances. Reuters
VOA VIEW: We will see.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that the United States is prepared to protect U.S. personnel and citizens in the Middle East as tensions build with Iran over its nuclear program. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran would be wise to watch what they say.
“The only way out of this crisis is to come together, in dialogue”: that was the clear message delivered by Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, to the Government of Venezuela on Friday, during an address to the Human Rights Council, coinciding with the publication of a new UN report on Venezuela. UN News
President Donald Trump praised his administration's leadership on environmental issues and blasted the Democrats' proposal for a Green New Deal on Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems are fools.
Federal prosecutors charged billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Monday in an indictment that says he sexually exploited "dozens" of minor girls in New York, Florida and other locations over a period of three years. UPI

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