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The big fires that hit Southern California last week burned expensive Los Angeles homes, swept through lush agricultural land, closed the 405 Freeway and threatened a presidential library. But they did not burn through large swaths of forests. Nonetheless, President Donald Trump weighed in Sunday... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: CA governor is a mistake.
President Donald Trump’s road to re-election a year from now runs through Wisconsin, but both sides will get chances months earlier to measure where their operations, and voters, stand in the hotly contested state. A special election to fill a rural Wisconsin congressional seat vacated by Republican... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Republicans and Trump will win.
Bristling at Elizabeth Warren's suggestions that he's a milquetoast moderate with small ideas, presidential candidate Joe Biden countered Saturday that he offers a "bold" vision for the country and warned that ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Nov 19 debate will be hot.
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McDonald’s has axed its chief executive officer for having a relationship with an employee, according to reports Sunday. The fast food giant’s board of directors voted Friday to terminate Steve Easterbrook after investigating his consensual relationship with the unnamed staffer, the Wall Street Journal reported. The British-born business executive, who became president and CEO in... New York Post
Forty-nine percent of US voters think President Trump should be impeached and kicked out of office, roughly the same amount that thought so a month ago, according to a new Fox News poll. The poll also found that 52 percent of voters believe the impeachment inquiry by Congressional Democrats is “legitimate,” Fox News reported Sunday.... New York Post
President Trump on Sunday said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has “lost her mind” over impeachment and should return home because her California congressional district “is going to hell.” “I think Nancy Pelosi has lost her mind, and I think frankly she should go back home to San Francisco,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn after returning to... New York Post
VOA VIEW: No question Pelosi has lost her mind as Dems have no meaningful platform.
Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said Sunday that his party’s push to impeach President Trump could backfire. “The downsides of that, the entire country gets engrossed in this impeachment process,” Yang said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And then, we’re gonna look up and be facing Donald Trump in the general election and we... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It has and will cause Dems to lose big in 2020.
A former Navy SEAL invited on Fox News to talk about military dogs suddenly went off-topic when he blurted out, “Epstein didn’t kill himself.” Warrior Dog Foundation founder Mike Ritland was on “Watters’ World” Saturday to discuss the heroism of dogs like Conan, the Belgian Malinois wounded as he helped take down ISIS leader Abu... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It did sound fishy.
The law of presidential succession is broken, and it ought to be fixed immediately. New York Times
VOA VIEW: NTY wishful thinking.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren's $20.5 trillion plan to provide healthcare for all Americans was attacked and mocked over the weekend by Democrats, Republicans, and "Saturday Night Live," the long-running New York comedy show. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Warren is a nut case.
While the Trump administration has successfully severely limited asylum qualifications for people fleeing general violence in Central America, people can still request asylum based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. San Diego Tribune
Trump did not seem concerned about border wall breaches because "we have a lot of people watching" and "cutting is one thing, but it's easily fixed."
VOA VIEW: We have to know all the real facts.
Joe Biden is still the Democrat who is most likely to defeat President Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup, according to a new poll from Fox News.
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For years, experts recommended crafting complex passwords in an attempt to foil hackers. But that's now a bad strategy for protecting yourself online. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Simple or hard no password is totally safe.
People carrying a white nationalist flag were caught on security cameras trying to film in front of a new memorial to lynching victim Emmett Till. Patrick Weems, executive director of the Emmett Till Memorial Commission, told The Associated Press that the incident was captured Saturday by new security cameras at ... Washington Times
Cold air is settling in across much of the U.S. this weekend, while the fire weather threat in Southern California is finally over. ABC
VOA VIEW: CA big problem is bad elected officials.
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President Donald Trump has signed off on a plan that would continue a dramatic drop in the number of refugees taken in by the U.S. to no more than 18,000 in fiscal year 2020 ABC
President Trump on Twitter Sunday attacked Gov. Gavin Newsom for wildfires. ABC
VOA VIEW: CA is its own political victim.
The party says a huge programme to fund household energy-saving would reduce bills and create jobs. BBC
The prime minster says he will reject any request to hold a second vote on Scotland's future in the UK. BBC
"I'm practically living in Iowa to do the work that is necessary to make sure that I earn the support" in Iowa, Harris said in an interview CBS
VOA VIEW: Harris is all in on losing.
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The top Republican in the House said Congressman Adam Schiff should allow lawmakers communications between his staff and the whistleblower CBS
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
California Democrat Jackie Speier says the transcripts from the House impeachment inquiry are going to be released in the coming days, calling them "very telling." CBS
VOA VIEW: Seeing is believing.
Google has remained quiet while the leaders of Facebook and Twitter take heat for their positions on political ads. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Social media should not be the political police.
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The fact that no licenses have been approved yet has raised some speculation that the White House was withholding them as leverage in China trade negotiations. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Huawei cannot be trusted - they are a China controlled company.
The social media companies' polar opposite approaches to political advertising may both have some unintended consequences. CNBC
Notes from an FBI interview were released Saturday after lawsuits by BuzzFeed News and CNN led to public access to hundreds of pages of documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. CNBC
Mark Zaid, an attorney for the anonymous whistleblower whose allegations about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine ignited the House impeachment inquiry into the President, said Sunday he offered to have Republican lawmakers submit questions to his client directly without having to go through the committee's Democratic majority. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN cannot be trusted.
The top Republicans on the committees involved in the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday demanded House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff bring the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump and Ukraine in for public testimony. CNN
Three new national polls find that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are leading the pack of Democratic presidential candidates less than 100 days before the Iowa caucuses, the first real test of the 2020 Democratic primary. CNN
An explosion at a Louisiana chemical plant reportedly shook communities awake Sunday morning, but company officials said no one was injured and the unit was stable. FOX News
PM says failure to leave EU on 31 October is matter of ‘deep regret’ and blames parliamentBoris Johnson has apologised to Tory members who voted for him to become party leader for not taking Britain out of the EU on 31 October.The delay was a matter of “deep regret”, the prime minister said, describing extensions as “painful” because they caused the country uncertainty. Guardian
Hamas claimed that it succeeded in shooting down an Israeli drone in the northern Gaza Strip, according to Al-Arabiya. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Hamas will lose.
Much of the US will not view Tehran as being a country that it can do business with until it renounces the hostage incident and other similar behaviors that violate Western norms. Jerusalem Post
The U.S. official whose whistleblower complaint led to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered to communicate directly with Republicans on the intelligence committee leading the inquiry, his lawyers said on Sunday. Reuters
Hong Kong police fired tear gas in a violent standoff with protesters in the eastern suburb of Taikoo Shing in which a local politician had his ear partly bitten off. Reuters
A federal judge in Oregon has blocked the Trump administration from requiring immigrants seeking visas to demonstrate healthcare coverage. UPI
VOA VIEW: A liberal anti America judge.
The beginning of November confirms what Cal Fire Deputy Director Mike Mohler told AccuWeather at the start of the state's fire season. "We don't really have a fire season anymore; it's really a fire year," Mohler said. UPI
The U.S. Justice Department on Saturday released FBI interview summaries and documents as part of Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. UPI
VOA VIEW: Very few trust the FBI.
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