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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged at a news conference in Rome on Wednesday that "I was on the phone call" on July 25 between Trump and the Ukraine president, saying that as America's chief diplomat he was … Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Who cares - Dems.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the head of the House Intelligence Committee, got a heads up on a whistleblower’s allegations about President Trump’s phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart days before a complaint was filed, according to a report Wednesday. Trump, asked about the development from the New York Times during a White House press conference, said... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Schiff is a major liar.
President Trump angrily struck back at Democrats in sometimes profane terms, calling them “dishonest” and “corrupt” as they pursue impeachment. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Schiff and Dems are going to look very bad for false accusations.

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Democrats accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of using "propaganda and disinformation" to attack the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explain how the material circulated at top levels of his department. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems can't be trusted.
Pelosi said, "I think the president knows the argument that can be made against him, and he’s scared."        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is the one that is scared.
Warren’s proposal  would have resulted in companies such as Pfizer, Microsoft, Walmart, and Exxon – being subject to a 75% rate for lobbying spending.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Warren is mad.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday vowed never to let allegations of corruption against himself and his family deter his quest for the 2020 Democratic nomination, accusing President Trump and his "hatchet men" of a smear job. "I'm not going anywhere," Mr. Biden will say in a speech ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has been caught.
Rep. Elaine G. Luria had quietly supported her party's priorities on gun control, advocated for veterans' rights and kept focused on her conservative Norfolk, Virginia, district rather than seeking the national spotlight — and then she jumped onto the impeachment train. All eyes turned to the former Navy commander last ... Washington Times
North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards the East Sea Wednesday morning. ABC
VOA VIEW: NK is looking for trouble.

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President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act into law Monday. ABC
A Virginia police department has suspended one of its officers after he turned in a driver involved in a traffic accident to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ABC
VOA VIEW: Total madness - the public may not count on police.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, was hospitalized Tuesday night in Las Vegas. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sanders should not act so mad all the time.
President Trump has used Twitter to attack those involved in the whistleblower complaint against him CBS
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.

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"This is an issue where one's head and heart lead to the same conclusion. We collectively owe it to the Dreamers to hold up our end of the bargain," Cook and Apple Vice President Deirdre O'Brien wrote in a filing to the Supreme Court CBS
VOA VIEW: Why should DACA be saved?
The move is likely to fuel criticism from advocates who believe officials should not obtain sensitive information from people not linked to a crime CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
Manhattan prosecutors are probing how the Trump Organization accounted for hush money paid to two women shortly before the 2016 presidential election. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A true position.

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The U.S. plans to add a 10% tariff on EU aircraft and a 25% duty on agricultural and other products, according to officials. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It may be good for America products.
House Democrats are investigating Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch a probe of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It sounds right.
President Donald Trump scolded a reporter after he repeatedly asked Trump about his goal of speaking to the Ukrainian about the Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son. CNN
The Justice Department told White House personnel on Wednesday that they must preserve all notes regarding President Donald Trump's meetings and phone calls with foreign leaders. CNN
VOA VIEW: Fools - the president does not have to turn his notes to Congress.
The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday it had launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. FOX News

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Michel Barnier scathing in his reaction, describing PM’s Irish border proposals as a trapLatest Brexit news - live updatesBoris Johnson appears to be fighting a losing battle to avoid Britain staying in the European Union beyond 31 October after Michel Barnier privately gave a scathing analysis of the prime minister’s new plan for the Irish border, describing it as a trap.The European commission also refused to go into the secretive and intensive “tunnel” talks with the UK’s negotiators before a crunch summit on 17 October from which the UK had hoped to deliver a breakthrough deal. Guardian
A dispute over whether New York state prosecutors can obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns raises "significant constitutional issues" and should be decided in federal court, not state court, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A Constitution issue.
The United States is withholding its dues to the U.N.'s aviation agency, arguing the body needs to move quickly with reforms like expanding public access to documents and giving greater protections to whistleblowers, U.S. government and aviation sources told Reuters this week. Reuters

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Democratic presidential contenders on Wednesday vowed to pursue far-reaching limits on guns while standing up to the gun lobby, tackling an issue that has increasingly become a chief concern for their party's voters. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The Dems are comic characters.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro's 2020 presidential campaign released a three-pronged labor plan to increase membership in unions and support domestic workers and farmworkers. UPI
VOA VIEW: It makes no sense - like Castro.
President Donald Trump criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats during a joint news conference with Finnish President Saul Niinisto on Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: They deserve it for lying.
Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Tehran will keep abandoning commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal if the United States doesn't rejoin the pact and remove sanctions. UPI
VOA VIEW: He shouldn't hold his breath.

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