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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ordering House committee chairs to draw up articles of impeachment. She said the president's conduct leaves her no choice. Nancy Cordes has the latest. CBS
"Our democracy is what is at stake," the House Speaker says, as Mr Trump demands "fast" action. BBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish - Pelosi knows the Senate will vote to clear Trump.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped out from behind the curtain Thursday to order up articles of impeachment against President Trump — once again exposing the official process as merely a show. Her approach has been cavalier from the start, when she announced an “official impeachment inquiry” back on Sept. 24 — yet didn’t allow an actual... New York Post
As the House prepares to draft articles of impeachment against the president, lawmakers on the other side of the Capitol have begrudgingly begun prepping too. ABC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi sounded like the fool she is.
President Donald Trump tweeted to Democrats Thursday morning: if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate." ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems are acting like the fools they are.
Mexico's foreign ministry said U.S. and Mexican officials engaged in a "cordial and respectful" conversation about various security topics. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Mexico needs to get reformed form cartels.
The Supreme Court weighs whether people who are homeless have a right to sleep on sidewalks if cities don't provide enough shelter beds to house everyone. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Interesting resolve.
If they ever get around to making a “Mean Girls” sequel, Justin Trudeau should audition. This week, video surfaced of the Canadian prime minister mocking President Trump for taking excessive questions from the media, causing time hiccups at the NATO summit. In the footage, Trudeau, who last made news in America for his multiple instances... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Other nations are jealous of the US.
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Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday accused Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of abusing his power by acquiring and publishing the phone records of his political opponents in the Trump impeachment inquiry. The phone records, which showed calls between President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the Intelligence Committee’s top Republican Rep. Devin Nunes and conservative journalist... New York Post
VOA VIEW: This is a scary happening.
Shortly after John Kerry, the former secretary of state, endorsed Mr. Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary, the former vice president had a heated confrontation with a voter. New York Times
As the party reckons with the likelihood of an all-white candidate lineup for the December debate, Cory Booker and Julián Castro see fund-raising gains. New York Times
VOA VIEW: So - should there be token black?
Retired Rear Adm. James McPherson, a San Diego native, picked for key administration job San Diego Tribune
When a reporter shouted at Nancy Pelosi, "Do you hate the president?" she stopped in her tracks, pointed at him and said "don't you accuse me."
VOA VIEW: Pelosi should like a mad fool.
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North Korea is threatening to resume insults of U.S. President Donald Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using words that provoke the North ABC
VOA VIEW: NK is becoming more and more foolish.
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The 2020 Democrat's campaign is funding a pilot program that gives 14 people $1,000 a month for a year — no strings attached. CBS
VOA VIEW: A nothing joke.
In his first TV interview since joining the race for the Democratic nomination, Michael Bloomberg said he thinks President Trump should be impeached. He sat down with Gayle King in Colorado. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is acting like a fool.
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Under House ethics rules, representatives can't cast votes while convicted of a crime. Hunter pleaded guilty this week to conspiring to steal campaign funds. CBS
Bloomberg has already been promoting gun reform as a private citizen. The gun safety group he helped found, Everytown for Gun Safety, rececently helped Democrats take full control of the Virginia House and Senate the first time since 1994. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is an anti gun nut.
The U.S. tax-to-GDP ratio fell the most of any OECD member country in 2018, according to a new report released Thursday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The US is doing economically great.
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said Thursday he believed that new tax policies were needed to "right the market" during a historic period of economic inequality. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden doesn't make sense.
Divya Narendra, co-founder of Harvard Connection, a forerunner to Facebook, says he thinks Facebook will also use its $52 billion cash on hand for additional acquisitions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be shut down.
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With his impeachment now all-but-certain, President Donald Trump and his allies are beginning to look past the House of Representatives, shifting their sights to the Republican-led Senate where the President will face trial. CNN
Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley says his testimony Wednesday against impeaching President Donald Trump has led to a barrage of threats against him. CNN
Rudy Giuliani's phone calls with a number that House investigators say is associated with the White House's budget office may have simply been calls to and from the White House, according to information obtained by CNN. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN does not like the sound of truth.
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Founder of the "Free Amelia" PAC Ed McCoy said Thursday that Ohio residents' decision to dissolve their village was "bizarre" but warranted. FOX News
Donald Tusk says it would still be better for both sides if UK stayed in EUBrexit has been “one of the most spectacular mistakes” in the history of the EU and followed a campaign marked by “an unprecedented readiness to lie”, Donald Tusk has said.In his first interview since standing down as European council president last week, Tusk said Brexit was “the most painful and saddest experience” of his five years in office, a tumultuous period marked by the Greek eurozone crisis, bitter rows over migration and the election of Donald Trump. Guardian
A strike that crippled public transport and closed schools across France entered a second day on Friday, with trade unions saying they planned to keep going until President Emmanuel Macron backs down from a planned reform of pensions. Reuters
Support for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren dropped nationally to its lowest level in four months, and nearly one in three potential Democratic primary voters say they do not know which candidate to pick with the first nominating contests less than two months away, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Warren is not going anywhere.
China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's northwest, has cut even closer to the bone and could trigger reprisals and hurt efforts to resolve the U.S.-China trade war.U.S. congressional sources and China experts say Beijing appears especially sensitive to provisions in the Uighur Act passed by the House of Representatives Reuters
VOA VIEW: China has lost it.
On most days, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempts to position herself as the tough but calm and controlled counterweight to President Donald Trump, who many Republicans applaud for being confrontational and unpredictable. Reuters
Sen. Tom Cotton on Thursday promoted a bill he sponsored that would impose sanctions on individuals -- and their families -- responsible for taking Americans hostage. UPI
Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Graves announced Thursday that he will retire from the U.S. House at the end of his term next year. UPI
President Donald Trump's legal team asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to hear a case in which House Democrats seek to access his financial documents. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A majority of Americans still prefer private health insurance over government-run alternatives, a new Gallup survey shows -- but support for public coverage continues to rise. UPI
VOA VIEW: The 2020 elections are very important to this nation.
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