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The report accuses Democrats of conducting "an orchestrated campaign to upend our political system." CBS
VOA VIEW: Republicans are sticking together for a change.
The FBI told Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in a November letter it considers any app developed in Russia, such as the popular FaceApp, to be a "potential counterintelligence threat." CBS
VOA VIEW: Anything coming from Russia or China should be suspect.
Heading into next week's election, Britain's prime minister seeks to avoid a too-tight Trump embrace LA Times
VOA VIEW: Better not go too far.
China condemned the act supporting human rights in Hong Kong but targeted Congress rather than Trump, leaving space open to pursue a trade deal. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China should be very careful in dealing with Trump, he will win in 2020
No matter how poorly you believe President Trump treats women, no matter how inappropriate you find his tweets and no matter how excessive you find his accusations of “treason,” there are serious unanswered questions about Lisa Page’s conduct at the FBI. The former FBI lawyer is, at the very least, someone whose unprofessional behavior compromised... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The fool should have stayed hidden.
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The heir to a Coca-Cola bottling fortune has been ordered to pay more than $50 million in damages to an employee who accused him of sexual assault and sexual battery. Alki David, a Greek billionaire, will have to pay Mahim Khan — a former employee who worked in one of David’s Los Angeles-based media companies... New York Post
A group of irate U.S. Senators want to know exactly when the Department of Justice plans to complete its probe into the death of late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE), Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) asked DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz in a letter Monday why there were... New York Post
A report by the Office of the United States Trade Representative renewed a conflict between the countries, which had negotiated a temporary truce in August. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The US needs a tough strong President.
Cyber Monday sales were on course to bring in a record $9.4 billion, according to early estimates, building on a bumper Black Friday weekend for U.S. retailers driven by earlier-than-usual promotions and free shipping. Rueters
The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co who believes fossil fuels will power a large part of world energy needs for many decades, as President Donald Trump's second energy secretary. Rueters
Chuck Todd asked Sen. John Kennedy if the Senator was concerned that he had been "duped."
VOA VIEW: Hillary is an idiot.
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Volodymyr Zelensky said that the United States' public stance about Ukraine has an impact on how the country does business and is seen by other world leaders and companies
The Trump administration petitioned the Supreme Court Monday after a federal judge halted the first federal execution — for now — which was scheduled to occur next week. The judge issued an injunction as a legal challenge to the federal government's new execution policy works its way through the courts. ... Washington Times
Joe Biden says he doesn't need his former boss's endorsement. In an interview Monday with Politico, the former vice president said having had that post under President Barack Obama is as much help as he needs. "No, because everyone knows I'm close with him," he said. "I don't ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: He can't get it, so he backs off.
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the FBI he was "angry, ashamed, horrified and embarrassed" at the way James Comey was fired as FBI director, according to records released Monday. Rosenstein was interviewed by FBI agents several weeks after Comey's firing as part of special counsel Robert ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Rosenstein played all sides.
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Former Washington archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick is being sued by a man who accuses the defrocked former cardinal of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager at a Catholic church in Hackensack, New Jersey, in the 1990s. The lawsuit — one of several filed under a new state law ... Washington Times
He takes a businessman's bottom-line approach to the country's foreign alliances, but President Trump's drive to extract more money for the deployment of U.S. troops abroad comes with its own hefty price tag. Analysts and military insiders say a string of recent incidents suggests that Mr. Trump's decades-old argument that ... Washington Times
GOP Sen. John Kennedy on Sunday said that both Russia and Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election, despite the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment. ABC
VOA VIEW: Just about all big countries interfere in the elections of others.
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The decision comes as Bloomberg News grappled with how to cover its own founder and CEO, Michael Bloomberg who recently launched a presidential bid. ABC
VOA VIEW: The right move.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill that gives the government the right to register bloggers, journalists and social media users as foreign agents. ABC
China says it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction a range of American pro-democracy organizations in retaliation for the signing into law of U.S. legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong last week ABC
Loeffler will succeed Senator Johnny Isakson, who is stepping down amid health problems. CBS
VOA VIEW: The numbers stay the same.
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The Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a case challenging a New York City rule restricting where handgun owners can transport their licensed firearms. CBS
Voters challenged the latest version, but judges ruled that there isn't enough time to consider the case further. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.
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It is possibly the first time George Conway — a scathing critic of Trump — has directly responded to his wife on Twitter in a post about the president. CNBC
VOA VIEW: George is an idiot.
• Live updates: Trump slams Dems for timing of impeachment hearings • Analysis: GOP launches latest assault against inquiry • Watch: The lewd Trump moment that made Page decide to speak out CNN
VOA VIEW: Page is trying to deflect what's coming.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was fired Monday a few weeks before his planned retirement -- the stunning early dismissal by Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued alongside a stinging rebuke of the city's former top cop that cited his "ethical lapses" and "intentionally dishonest" answers regarding a controversial October incident. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Well deserved boot.
The US president’s ambivalence or even hostility towards the alliance will hover over the 70th anniversary meeting in the UKDonald Trump arrives in the UK on Monday to meet Nato allies who are fearful that he could pose a serious threat to the survival of the alliance if he wins re-election next year.Days before Wednesday’s leaders’ meeting just outside London to mark Nato’s 70th anniversary, the US announced it was cutting its contribution to joint Nato projects. Guardian
VOA VIEW: NATO better wise up and members should pay their fair share.
Wall Street stepped back from last week's record highs on Monday, with weak U.S. manufacturing data and fresh trade worries keeping buyers on the sidelines. Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has lifted a "hold" on security aid for Lebanon, a congressional aide said on Monday, more than a month after it began withholding the money. Reuters
A U.S. appeals court on Monday dealt another setback to plans by President Donald Trump's administration to resume the death penalty at the federal level after a 16-year hiatus, denying a Justice Department bid to pave the way for four scheduled executions. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dems want to free the bad guys.
Multiple U.S. spy planes have flown over the Korean Peninsula since last week, when North Korea tested short-range missiles near its border in violation of a 2018 pledge. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK needs to be put back on the hot seat.
Over the past five years, what began as a collegial, professional relationship between Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler and Pete Buttigieg has blossomed into a genuine friendship. UPI
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.
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