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Ousted national security advisor John Bolton seems to be hinting at possibly testifying late in the impeachment process about President Trump's actions regarding Ukraine, which could provide crucial information to fill in any gaps in the record. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Bolton has proven to be a big mouth, but not a traitor.
Hanukkah came a month early for Donald Trump this year. Though he polls as generally unpopular with Jews and has even been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks in office, New York’s Orthodox enclaves are kvelling over the president — and even raised $4 million for him at a Midtown banquet last week. “[He’s] the first... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Jews know a winner.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang laced into MSNBC Saturday, accusing the network of systemic unfair treatment and publicly refusing an offer to appear on air until he received an apology. “Was asked to appear on @msnbc this weekend – and told them that I’d be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our... New York Post

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Unlike Presidents Richard M. Nixon or Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump will face an election after his impeachment battle if he isn’t removed from office. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Trump will win big in 2020.
Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there. Rueters
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on track to secure a decisive majority of almost 50 lawmakers ahead of Britain's Dec. 12 national election, according to an analysis of thousands of interviews from opinion polls. Rueters
As National Park Service staffing drops, the Department of Interior sends "surge" of rangers to assist the U.S. Border Patrol along Mexican border        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Good idea.
The high court said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a four-time cancer survivor, was experiencing chills and fever.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Liberal, but a tough woman - she should retire.
Joe Biden identified several prominent Democratic women when asked at a town hall in Iowa who he would choose as vice president.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: A losing team.

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The secretary of the U.S. Navy said Saturday he doesn't consider a tweet by President Donald Trump an order and would need a formal order to stop a review of a sailor who could lose his status as a Navy SEAL. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A smart move.
The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee indicated Saturday that he expects Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican, will face an ethics probe over allegations he met in Vienna late last year with a former Ukrainian prosecutor in pursuit of dirt on Joseph R. Biden, Mr. Trump's potential opponent ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are fools.
President Trump asserted Saturday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff will be "compelled to testify" if the House of Representatives votes to impeach. "Adam Schiff will be compelled to testify should the Democrats decide, despite the fact that my presidential conversations were totally appropriate (perfect), to go forward ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Trump make a smart point.
Ousted national security advisor John Bolton seems to be hinting at possibly testifying late in the impeachment process about President Trump's actions regarding Ukraine, which could provide crucial information to fill in any gaps in the record. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Bolton is a big mouth, but not a traitor, so far.

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Even as Republicans worry about Trump's mercurial presidency and its impact down ballot in 2020, Democrats remain in a high state of anxiety about their own party's prospects. The result is a rare chapter in American politics when members of both political parties seem wracked with insecurity about their future. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are losing and will lose 2020 if they vote to impeach.
President Trump on Friday said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would win in a “landslide” if he decides to enter a Kansas Senate race. Trump, speaking on “Fox & Friends,” lauded Pompeo for his work in the State Department, then added he thought he would make a successful Senator. “Mike has done an incredible job.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: True!
Welcome to the party, pal. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to drop a staggering $33 million on national and local television ads ahead of his expected presidential campaign. The spots are scheduled to run in 99 cities across the country from Nov. 23 to Dec. 3, according to the media intelligence firm... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A foolish waste of money.

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On the substance, Democrats have won the first two weeks of the impeachment hearings by a TKO. Not that it’s required much exertion. The facts have been in their favor, especially considering the ground that congressional Republicans have tried to defend. At the outset, Republicans created an impossible standard for themselves. Taking their cues from... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A trial in the Senate would be a major blow to Dems - they would not have the one sided advantage.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's call for massive street protests against President Nicolas Maduro has so far yielded only modest demonstrations, casting doubt on a plan to revive stalling efforts to force a change in government. Rueters
At a town hall, 2020 candidate Joe Biden told an attendee that he would not put an end to all deportations, prompting protest.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Dumb - the sound bite will be played a many, many times.
During an interview with "Fox and Friends," President Donald Trump continued to attack former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and defend his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. ABC
VOA VIEW: She was a liberal traitor.
After two weeks of impeachment hearings, Mr Trump attacked the witnesses and defended his actions. BBC
VOA VIEW: She was a liberal Dem.

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Some of the Trump administration officials who testified at the impeachment hearings have now gone back to work, including Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Paula Reid has details on how the White House is retaliating against them. CBS
VOA VIEW: He should be booted.
The former New York City mayor has not formally announced that he is running for president, although he has filed the paperwork to do so CBS
President Trump raised his concern about negative consequences of banning flavored e-cigarettes during a sometimes hostile meeting about halting teen vaping. CNBC

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Jerry Chun Shing Lee is the third former U.S. intelligence officer to be convicted in less than a year of conspiring with the Chinese to give them national defense information. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China is guilty.
Canadian health officials and the pharmaceutical industry are against the proposal. CNBC
"Out of fear of what I may say?" asked Bolton, who has been asked by Democrats to testify in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. CNBC
Expert after expert in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump testified about one key fact: That Ukraine had no role interfering in the 2016 elections to help Hillary Clinton. And one key witness sounded the alarm even louder. CNN
Joe Biden said he is "embarrassed" for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham over the Republican's willingness to do President Donald Trump's bidding and investigate the former vice president's actions in Ukraine. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden should be embarrassed for his failure.
CNN's Jake Tapper asks Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg about his campaign's recent "self-inflicted wounds" in the wake of a lack of support from the black community. CNN
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said Friday that a military review of the status of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher should proceed despite President Donald Trump tweeting Thursday that Gallagher should not lose it, a possible outcome of the review. CNN
VOA VIEW: Spencer is risking his career.
President gave a rambling 55-minute interview on Fox & Friends, continuing to push claim a top Russia expert called ‘fictional’Donald Trump has continued to promote a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after the former top Russia expert in the White House called it a “fictional narrative” in dramatic impeachment testimony.In her testimony on Thursday, British-born Fiona Hill said Republicans loyal to Trump must stop pushing the idea that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election because it plays into Vladimir Putin’s hands. Guardian
Amazon.com Inc on Friday filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp. Reuters
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday backed President Donald Trump in his fight at the Supreme Court to prevent his tax returns from being disclosed to a New York prosecutor. Reuters
VOA VIEW: As they should.
President Donald Trump on Friday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy, saying Giuliani's crime-fighting abilities were needed to deal with a corrupt country. Reuters
VOA VIEW: As he should.
The Republican chairmen of two U.S. Senate committees have asked the Treasury Department to provide any reports of money laundering or fraud related to former Vice President Joe Biden's son's business dealings with a Ukraine energy firm, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Hunter is guilty.
Nearly six months into a protest movement that has shaken the city to its foundations, Hong Kongers are getting ready for the rare chance to exercise their democratic rights in local elections this weekend. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sunday will tell.

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