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The sanctions the U.S. announced against Turkey this week over its offensive in Syria fall well short of doing serious damage to an economy still healing from a ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Turkey and its people a losing.
The House won’t take a vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Speaker Pelosi said Tuesday after huddling with her Democratic caucus. “There’s no requirement that we have a vote,” Pelosi said at a press conference. “So, at this time, we will not be having a vote.” Trump’s legal team has panned the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Pelosi and Dems don't want a losing proposition.
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed former Rep. Pete Sessions over his dealings with President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, according to a report. Prosecutors are seeking documents from Sessions regarding Giuliani’s business involvement in Ukraine — and any role he played in the ouster of former United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich, the... New York Post

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“Reminds me of Crooked Hillary and her 33,000 deleted Emails, not recoverable!” the president wrote on Twitter. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it was unable to share documents with the House of Representative committee pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, citing "legal and practical concerns." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good!
democratic-debate-joe-biden-hunter-biden-question        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The entire debate was a joke and so are all the Dems.
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday refused to turn over documents requested by House Democrats as part of their impeachment inquiry.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: As he should.
The speech and promotion of it on the department's website were met with criticism that it violates the principle of separation of church and state.       USA Today
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday batted away questions about his son Hunter's sweetheart foreign business deals by saying the focus should be on President Trump's corruption. "This is about Trump's corruption. That is what we should be focused on," Mr. Biden said at a ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said Congress should pursue the impeachment process, making the case that lawmakers should not wait until the 2020 election to see if voters are willing to give President Trump another term in office. "Sometimes there are issues that are bigger than politics ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All fools.
Lagging in the polls and in jeopardy of missing the fifth presidential debate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is playing the blame game, telling voters the Democratic National Committee and the news media is colluding against her insurgent bid. The Hawaii Democrat blasted out a fundraising email before Tuesday's debate ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They did it in 2016.
Former Rep. Joe Walsh's primary challenge to President Trump has at least one supporter in the Conway household — though probably just that one. According to a Tuesday report on ABC News, George Conway, husband of presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, has donated $5,600 — the maximum allowable donation ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A fool departs with his money.
President Donald Trump's delegation to Turkey to negotiate a ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurds in Syria will leave in 24 hours, according to a U.S. official. ABC
VOA VIEW: Hopefully nor waste of time.

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Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, told ABC News on Tuesday that he will not comply with a congressional subpoena. ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement. BBC
Pelosi was speaking with House Democrats Tuesday evening about a possible vote on the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is looking to gain traction among Democratic voters in tonight's debate in Westerville, Ohio. CBSN political reporter Caitin Huey-Burns spoke with Booker's national press secretary Sabrina Singh about his plans going into the fourth Democratic debate. CBS
Senator Bernie Sanders is set to return to the campaign trail for tonight's debate for the first time since suffereing a heart attack. CBSN political reporter Caitin Huey-Burns spoke with former Ohio state senator and Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner about how Sanders is feeling ahead of tonight's debate. CBS
The ideal tax rate for the richest 1% of Americans is about 75% — more than twice the current rates, according to the economist advising Sen. Elizabeth Warren on her tax plans. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A socialist campaign.
U.S. military aircraft carried out a "show of force" in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came in close proximity to American forces during a Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria, a U.S. official told Reuters. CNBC
The American Academy of Pediatrics slams Juul in congressional testimony, saying the salts it uses in its vape devices deliver "dramatically higher levels" of nicotine. CNBC

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged Tuesday to turn down contributions from executives at large banks and Big Tech firms over $200. CNBC
VOA VIEW: She turns down what she has not received.
When Donald Trump swept Ohio in 2016 with the largest margin of any Republican since 1988, he won so convincingly that Democrats wondered whether the state was permanently off the swing map. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN has no clue.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday used the "n-word" during a discussion about derogatory comments about Italian-Americans. CNN

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A federal court in Texas ruled Tuesday that doctors across the nation are not required to perform gender-transition surgeries if they go against their medical judgment or religious beliefs. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A good thing.
Negotiators understood to have agreed in principle to customs border down Irish SeaBoris Johnson appears to be on the brink of reaching a Brexit deal after making major concessions to EU demands over the Irish border.A draft text of the agreement could now be published on Wednesday if Downing Street gives the final green light, according to senior EU and British sources. Guardian
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and informed the US president he is not concerned about any US sanctions. Jerusalem Post
The YPG, the key component of the forces who fought Islamic State, is seen by Ankara as a terrorist group linked to Kurdish separatist insurgents in Turkey. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Erdogan has lost his mind.
Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday despite U.S. sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria's Russia-backed army moved on the key city of Manbij that was abandoned by U.S. forces. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Turkey is playing a dangerous game.
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives committees that oversee foreign affairs and the military are to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the situation in northeastern Syria, congressional aides said on Tuesday. Reuters
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are not currently backing a full vote of the chamber to authorize an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, said an aide familiar with the situation. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dems don't want a loss, but want to play the game as long as possible.
U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told fellow Democrats that the House of Representative's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump will move into a public hearing phase eventually, Representative John Yarmuth told Reuters on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: And the game goes on.
Hunter Biden expressed regret in the way he accepted work with a Ukrainian oil and gas company, not realizing the impact it might have on his father's 2020 campaign, he told ABC News in an interview broadcast Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: An admission of guilt.
Deployment of a U.S. Army long-range hypersonic weapon system is expected by 2023, the Association of the United States Army was told at its convention, with prototypes expected for testing starting in 2020. UPI
China and Russia need to participate in North Korea negotiations after an initial agreement is reached between the United States and North Korea, Moscow's top diplomat to Pyongyang said. UPI
VOA VIEW: There is not meaning behind this report.

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