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Harry Reid has spent decades building a reputation as a stone cold pragmatist and a master political tactician. Which is why he barely hesitated when asked about the possibility that Donald Trump—a man he fears and despises—could ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Reid is worried that Dems will have the worst loss in history.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: A good force.
Trump endorsed state laws that temporarily prevent someone in crisis from buying or possessing a gun. But experts say these laws won't stop mass shootings. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Trump should not take a major anti gun move.

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The Trump 2020 campaign demanded Tuesday that Rep. Joaquin Castro – the twin brother of 2020 White House hopeful Julian Castro – delete a tweet that publicly named and shamed some of the president’s biggest Texas donors in advance of his visit to El Paso on Wednesday. “How low have Dems sunk?”  New York Post
VOA VIEW: There should be jail time.
Shoppers at a Walmart in Baton Rouge caused a panic when they fled the store on Tuesday amid fears that a shooting took place — but it was unclear if a shot had actually been fired. The false alarm — which took place just days after a massacre at the store’s location in El Paso... New York Post
The White House said Tuesday that no politician, including the president, should be blamed when someone “acts out their evil intention” — as President Trump prepares to travel on Wednesday to the Texas and Ohio cities where 31 people were killed in mass shootings over the weekend. ‚Äč”There are plenty of people in this country... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Republicans, seeking a response to this weekend’s massacres, are coalescing around such bills to help law enforcement take guns from those who pose an imminent danger. New York Times
U.S. stocks jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday, bouncing back from a sharp sell-off the previous day as China stepped in to stabilize the yuan, easing concerns that currencies would be the next weapon in the U.S.-China trade war. Rueters
In the first polls after the second Democratic debate, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders are the top contenders.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The fools are looking more foolish.

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President Trump will receive a reluctant welcome to El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, by leaders and community members grappling with the aftermath of mass shootings. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems are acting like fools.
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok sued the FBI and Justice Department on Tuesday claiming he was fired because of pressure from President Trump. ABC
VOA VIEW: Strzok is an idiot - he is opening the door to his demise.
Former President Barack Obama tweeted his criticism of U.S. leadership following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. ABC
VOA VIEW: Obama would be wise to shut his foolish mouth.
The EU says there is currently no basis for "meaningful discussions", but the UK rejects that view. BBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish!

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"Just wanted to clarify: are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress w/ your payroll, or is this just the standard culture of #TeamMitch?" CBS
VOA VIEW: Cortez is acting like the fool she is.
China's move to cut off purchases of U.S. agricultural products is a "body blow" for farmers CBS
VOA VIEW: China will lose.
"When it comes to actual serious criminal violence, there's virtually no evidence that video games matter," Virginia Tech professor James Ivory told CBS News CBS
VOA VIEW: What about the roadrunner, Tom and Jerry, etc.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the launch of tactical guided missiles on Tuesday were a warning to the U.S. and South Korea's joint military drills, state media KCNA said on Wednesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: NK is making a major mistake.
The request renews the records fight that dominated Kavanaugh's nomination hearings before the controversy was subsumed by accusations against the then-federal appeals court judge of sexual misconduct. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish Dems.
President Donald Trump sued California Tuesday challenging a state law that requires candidates for president to disclose income tax returns before they can appear on the state's primary ballot. CNN
VOA VIEW: Ca will lose this latest foolishness.
The deadly massacres over the weekend have sent Senate Republicans searching to find a robust response to help prevent future mass shootings amid loud demands that they quickly pass tougher gun control measures sought by Democrats. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN stupidity.
Aides reject claims that El Paso suspect was influenced by Trump and point to reports that Dayton gunman shared leftwing posts The White House has attempted to shift focus on to Democrats and the media in an apparent bid to deflect scrutiny over the role Donald Trump’s rhetoric might have played in the mass shooting targeting El Paso’s predominantly Hispanic community.In interviews with Fox News on Tuesday, the president’s aides repeatedly rejected assertions that the suspect in El Paso, who allegedly authored a hate-filled manifesto echoing Trump’s incendiary language on immigration, may have been influenced or emboldened by the president. Guardian

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that shipping might not be safe in the Strait of Hormuz, adding that "war with Iran is the mother of all wars." Jerusalem Post
U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed fears of a protracted trade war with China on Tuesday despite a warning from Beijing that labeling it a currency manipulator would have severe consequences for the global financial order. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China needs US food.
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reminded North Korea on Tuesday of its leader's pledge to President Donald Trump not to resume launches of intercontinental-range missiles after Pyongyang conducted its fourth short-range missile test in less than two weeks and warned it might pursue "a new road." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Un would be wise to be very careful.

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A federal judge on Tuesday dropped one of two criminal charges against President Barack Obama's White House counsel Greg Craig for allegedly making false statements about his work for Ukraine. UPI
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg laid out a plan Tuesday to fight and prevent domestic terrorism, like the type that emerged in Texas and Ohio last weekend and killed more than 30 people. UPI
VOA VIEW: The plan does not make financial sense.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the Middle Eastern nation will not negotiate on any terms with the United States until first economic sanctions are removed. UPI
VOA VIEW: Makes no sense - the US doesn't have to do anything.

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