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Several House and Senate leaders stayed mum Friday as Trump escalated the controversy that has fueled an impeachment inquiry and plowed through another norm of American politics ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Romney is a loser fool.
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to plunge into the abortion debate in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign, taking on a Louisiana case that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to chip away at abortion rights ... Las Vegas Sun
Rev. Franklin Graham did not utter the word "impeachment" as he spoke to thousands of Christians here this week, the latest stop on a long-running tour he has dubbed Decision America — a title with political and religious undertones ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: America needs direction.
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Ukraine's top prosecutor said Friday his office is reviewing several cases related to the owner of a gas company where the son of former Vice President Joe Biden sat on the board, but he added that he wasn't aware ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Elizabeth Warren raised $24.6 million over the past three months, relying largely on a massive small donor operation to solidify her status as a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination ... Las Vegas Sun
The U.S. economy added a modest 136,000 jobs in September, a gain that managed to help lower the unemployment rate to a new five-decade low of 3.5% but also suggested rising caution among employers ... Las Vegas Sun
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Democratic lawmakers were trying to figure out how to arrest White House officials who ignore congressional subpoenas. Tlaib told constituents at her “Congress, Coffee, and Conversation” event in Detroit on Tuesday that lawmakers were focused on how best to take members of President Trump’s cabinet into custody. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Tlaib has lost her mind and should not win reelection.
President Trump on Friday gave an ultimatum to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — demanding she hold a vote on impeachment and threatening to withhold White House documents and cooperation until she does. “We’ll be issuing a letter. As everybody knows, we’ve been treated very unfairly, very different from anybody else if you go over —... New York Post
While President Trump has denied any quid pro quo in pushing Ukraine to investigate his foes, text messages indicate that his own team saw it otherwise. New York Times
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U.S. Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Friday it was "wrong and appalling" for President Donald Trump to push other nations to investigate former Vice President and Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Romney is a sore loser.
Elizabeth Warren tells San Diego crowd she'll tax the wealthy to help middle class families San Diego Tribune
President Trump told young black conservatives Friday to stick with the Republican Party in next year's election, citing job growth among minorities and his efforts to "keep cities safe" by fighting illegal immigration. Speaking to 300 black students and young professionals at the White House, Mr. Trump said the Democratic ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A Chicago judge says he's keeping a special prosecutor looking into why the state's attorney's office abruptly dismissed charges against actor Jussie Smollett, despite conflict-of-interest questions ABC
VOA VIEW: Hopefully justice will prevail with Smollett being prosecuted.
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A group that opposes affirmative action is appealing a federal judge's ruling that Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian American applicants ABC
Microsoft announced Friday that Iranian government-linked hackers targeted a U.S. presidential campaign CBS
VOA VIEW: Iran should be punished and an example to other nations should be set.
One of the plaintiffs is a 15-year-old migrant girl from El Salvador who contemplated suicide after being forcibly separated from her mother by U.S. officials CBS
VOA VIEW: ACLU fools for attempt to punish the US for illegal entry.
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Trump could very well bring up his request to probe Biden again, but it's unlikely to come up in official U.S. trade talks with China. CNBC
PayPal was one of several corporate backers of Facebook's cryptocurrency project. CNBC
House Democrats on Friday demanded that Vice President Mike Pence turn over documents related to President Donald Trump's call with the Ukrainian president at the heart of their rapidly unfolding impeachment probe. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are acting like fools.
Democratic voters "are absolutely responding favorably to what Elizabeth Warren is saying, even if the ideas are so extreme," Frank Luntz says. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Warren is an idiot.
The poll numbers are in on impeachment, and it's not good news for President Donald Trump. A clear plurality of Americans approve of the House's impeachment inquiry into Trump, and they are split on whether they want to impeach and remove him from office. CNN
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CNN's Brooke Baldwin and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper examine the text messages between Ukraine and US diplomats. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN and Baldwin are out of their minds.
Attorney Michael Avenatti filed a lien claim Thursday against his former client, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, seeking more than $2 million "for legal services rendered and costs and expenses advanced" in connection with the pair's lawsuit against President Trump and other matters. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Avenatti would be smart to be quit.
It appears increasingly unlikely PM will hit deadline for deal laid down in Benn actBoris Johnson is careering towards a fresh constitutional crisis, after insisting there will be “no delay” to Brexit just hours after government lawyers promised in a court in Scotland that he would obey the law and request an extension if he failed to clinch a deal within a fortnight.The prime minister tweeted that there must be “new deal or no deal – but no delay”, echoing the words he used in his party conference speech in Manchester on Wednesday. Guardian
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Thousands hit the streets, crowds set fire to stations and police fire live ammunitionThousands of people swept into the streets of Hong Kong for a night of violent protests after the government activated sweeping colonial-era powers for the first time in over half a century, using them to ban face masks.The chief executive, Carrie Lam, also said harsher measures could be on the table if the protest movement continued, amid calls from police groups and pro-Beijing politicians for a citywide curfew, and discussion of delays to local elections set for November. Guardian
VOA VIEW: China would be smart not to escalate the problem.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday that Facebook Inc's proposal to encrypt its popular messaging program would turn the platform into a "dream come true for predators and child pornographers." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Facebook is a big problem.
U.S. airlines are scrambling to digest a new 10% tariff on European-made Airbus planes that threaten additional havoc in a market already reeling from frozen deliveries of Boeing Co's 737 MAX. Reuters
President Donald Trump hailed a "nice victory" on Thursday after the United States got the green light to place tariffs on European Union goods in a dispute over EU aircraft subsidies. Reuters
After enduring one of the most significant measles outbreaks in decades this year, the United States will narrowly keep its "eliminated" status for the disease, the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. UPI
President Donald Trump has admitted Poland as a member of the U.S. State Department's Visa Waiver Program, which makes it easier for Polish citizens to travel to the United States. UPI
The Iranian government has improved its cooperation recently with world nuclear inspectors who are investigating Tehran's activities at its atomic plants, U.N.-affiliated regulators said Friday. UPI
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