Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke has ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, he announced via Twitter on Friday. Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: It took long enough to realize he is a fool and had no chance.
More Americans approve of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump than disapprove of it, though only about a third say the inquiry should be a top priority for Congress, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal crap - most Americans want and end to impeachment.
Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they'll follow as weeks... Baltimore Sun


The lawyer for John Bolton is signaling that the former national security adviser will not testify anytime soon in the House impeachment inquiry. Democratic lawmakers want to hear next week from Bolton over the administration's approach to Ukraine that is central to House proceedings that could... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: As we said would not happen.
Kamala Harris has reportedly axed her entire campaign field team in New Hampshire — the same day fellow struggling Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke announced he would end his bid for the nomination. The Harris campaign closed all three of her field offices in the state and laid off more than 10 workers, New York Post
VOA VIEW: The next loser to end the race.
The U.S. government has opened a national security review into the video-based app TikTok over Chinese data collection concerns, the New York Times reported. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is reviewing the Chinese deal that led to the creation of the app popular among teenagers after lawmakers raised national security concerns.... New York Post
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Chad Wolf, a little-known policy staffer at the Department of Homeland Security, will be the department's new acting secretary. Rueters
President Donald Trump said on Friday that talks on a trade agreement with China were coming along well, echoing comments by U.S. and Chinese officials of progress on an initial deal. Rueters
VOA VIEW: China better wise up.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the ceasefire in northeastern Syria where Turkey has sent in troops to clear the area of Syrian Kurdish militia forces has held very nicely. Rueters


The House Intelligence Committee chairman has become a chief storyteller of this drama-filled political moment San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: Schiff is a liar and hopefully will not make it in 2020.
Longtime New Yorker President Trump now says he's a Florida resident. First Lady Melania Trump also declared herself one as well. ABC
VOA VIEW: The decision was easy.
The U.S. economy seems to be chugging along just fine, with 128,000 new jobs added in October according to the U.S. Labor Department. ABC
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will face each other in the ITV special. BBC
VOA VIEW: Dems will beat each other up.

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Hundreds of protesters wearing masks and costumes marched through the city centre on Halloween night. BBC
A new poll shows Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is leading among likely Iowa Democratic caucusgoers. She has also released details on how she would fund her universal health care plan, known as Medicare for All. Sean Sullivan, a national political reporter for the Washington Post, spoke to CBSN's Reena Ninan about Warren's health plan and the race in Iowa. CBS
VOA VIEW: Total stupidity.
Pelosi says politics are not for the faint of heart: "You also have to be prepared to throw a punch – for the children," she joked CBS
VOA VIEW: A road show.


The deal includes Ford investing more than $6 billion in new investments, the creation or retention of 8,500 U.S. jobs and $9,000 ratification bonuses for full-time workers. CNBC
While champion team visits have been standard practice for most administrations, President Trump has disinvited several teams after members criticized him or his policies. CNBC
Last week, the Trump administration announced that flights to all airports except Havana will come to an end Dec. 9. "This is going to be torture," said a Cuban who lives more than 500 miles from the capital and worries about his U.S. relatives' ability to visit. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Cuba has to act right.
As part of her plan to pay for Medicare for All, presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she would double the top rate of her wealth tax to 6% from 3%. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Warren is nuts.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Thursday, President Donald Trump floated an idea. CNN

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PM rejects Nigel Farage’s offer of electoral pact, saying it could allow Jeremy Corbyn into No 10Boris Johnson faces the threat of battling against the Brexit party for leave votes in every seat across Britain, after Nigel Farage gave the prime minister a two-week deadline to drop his Brexit deal.After a rocky 48 hours, which saw Johnson booed during a hospital visit and urged by Donald Trump to join forces with Farage, the Brexit party leader urged him to strike a “leave alliance”. Guardian
Exclusive: Report allegedly being withheld by No 10 contains submissions from ex-head of MI6’s Russia deskA report on Russian interference in British politics allegedly being sat on by Downing Street includes evidence from Christopher Steele, the former head of MI6’s Russia desk whose investigation into Donald Trump’s links with Moscow sparked a US political scandal.Steele made submissions in writing to parliament’s intelligence and security committee (ISC), it is understood. A counter-intelligence specialist, Steele spent his career tracking Russian influence operations around the world and investigated Alexander Litvinenko’s 2006 murder. Guardian
At a highway checkpoint in central Guatemala, 10 U.S. officers in caps and sunglasses and packing concealed weapons watched as local border agents flagged down vehicles, inspected documents and prepared to fingerprint any undocumented migrants. Reuters

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The United States is researching the new leader of the Islamic State to determine his previous roles in the organization, Nathan Sales, the U.S. counter-terrorism coordinator, said on Friday after a U.S. raid last month killed its former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Looking for a fool.
A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the State Department to make public certain "readouts or summaries" of the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the center of a congressional impeachment investigation. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Liberal fever.
U.S. retailers may be in for a bigger spending spree this holiday season, according to a new survey Friday. UPI
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has transferred detainees out of a West Texas detention center after a water shortage forced the facility to use portable toilets and bottled water. UPI

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