He’s got this case in the bag. Stephen Castor, the lawyer drafted by House Republicans to fight Democrats’ impeachment case, brought his legal documents to Monday’s hearing inside a reusable grocery tote. The attorney strolled into the appearance before the House Judiciary Committee looking more prepared to cook up some steaks than argue a high-stakes... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Castor sounded more authentic and knowledgeable than the Dems attorney.
The attorney general reprised his role as a vocal defender of President Trump. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Sounds like a Horowitz cover-up.
"This will be the first impeachment that is partisan on facts that are not agreed to," Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said. "We shouldn't be doing this."        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Nadler is a fool.
President Trump highlighted inaccuracies in surveillance applications, but the report found the FBI was legally justified in opening the Russia probe.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
Dropping out early, she helped her vice presidential prospects and reelection chances LA Times
VOA VIEW: A total loser.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is in an extremely awkward position for his first face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. LA Times


A new poll of registered Democrats has Hillary Clinton as their top choice for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination — and she’s not even running. The online Harris Poll survey released by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard found that Clinton placed first with 21% of the vote, followed closely by Vice President Joe Biden... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dem madness.
Democrats sought on Monday to bolster the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressure on Ukraine to investigate a political rival as a "clear and present danger" to national security and the upcoming U.S. election. Rueters
VOA VIEW: There is no question of foul.
Executives from Sprint Corp testified on Monday that the U.S. wireless carrier has struggled to improve its network, hindering its growth and underscoring the need to merge with larger rival T-Mobile US Inc. Rueters
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday at the White House, a senior administration official said on Monday. Rueters


DOJ IG Michael Horowitz's report, released Monday, says the FBI was not driven by bias against President Donald Trump in launching the Russia probe.        USA Today
Bloomberg worked his way through college parking cars, and the three-term ex-NY mayor has more governing experience than most candidates: Our view       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Money talks.
Hunter Biden's name is ringing throughout the political universe — from the halls of Congress to the annals of social media and the cornfields of Iowa, messing with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden's "No Malarkey" mojo in the Democratic presidential race. The 49-year-old has emerged as a central character ... Washington Times

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has once again banned Russia from participating in the Olympics, as well as all major international sporting events, over its failure ABC
VOA VIEW: There is a price to pay for cheating.
Hong Kong police say they have made 6,022 arrests and fired nearly 16,000 tear gas rounds in six months of anti-government protests that have shaken the city ABC
A contested Kentucky law requiring a physician to display-and-describe a fetal ultrasound to patients seeking abortion has survived an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. ABC


Over the weekend a storm system that moved into the West Coast brought more than 5 inches of rain to northern California around the Bay area. ABC
The Justice Department's inspector general has issued his report on whether the FBI was justified in launching a probe of the Trump campaign CBS
New dramatic details on the anti-government protests in Iran have emerged. The U.S. State Department said the death toll could be as high as 1,000 people. Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, joined CBSN to discuss the latest. CBS
VOA VIEW: Iran is a bigger threat to its own people.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Trump is a "coward" and "cruel." She also said she still prays for him. CBS
VOA VIEW: A fool.
The Social Security Administration has pulled back the number of paper statements it sends via snail mail in a bid to save money. But some lawmakers want to reverse that in an effort to help workers make better financial decisions. CNBC

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Christopher Steele met President Trump's daughter Ivanka at a dinner in 2007 and remained in touch for some time thereafter, according to an ABC News report. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Pitiful!
Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt says final approval of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger would allow for 5G networks to be built faster. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Not a good example.
The National Labor Relations Board has officially begun a fresh investigation into Google's labor practices after "Thanksgiving Four" file federal complaint. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Google must be split and sanctioned.

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The Justice Department's inspector general found that the FBI properly opened its investigation into Russian election interference but that four surveillance warrants targeting a former Trump campaign adviser were riddled with "significant inaccuracies and omissions." CNN
The US government believes that Iran is behind a series of increasingly sophisticated rocket attacks on joint US-Iraq military facilities in Iraq, several US officials tell CNN. The attacks have taken place as the US has grown increasingly concerned that Iran may be planning new provocations against US troops and interests in the region. CNN
VOA VIEW: Iran is guilty.
A Virginia sheriff has vowed to deputize residents in his county if the new Democratic-led legislature enacts gun control measures. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The Second Amendment must be preserved.
An Oklahoma inmate’s special Christmas delivery was thwarted last week after prison staff intercepted an early – and illegal – holiday gift: a pair of Nike shoes with six mini cellphones hidden inside a secret cavity. FOX News
Prime minister said migrants from Europe have treated the UK like ‘their own’ country for too longCampaigners for EU citizens have launched a scathing attack on Boris Johnson over his claims that EU nationals who made Britain their home have treated the UK like “their own” country for too long.They say his remarks have moved some of their members to tears as they suggest the 3.4m who have settled in the UK have somehow abused freedom of movement laws. Guardian Inc on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting "improper pressure" and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to rival Microsoft Corp. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Amazon is a big cry baby.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are still studying proposed changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade pact, and there was no agreement to announce it yet, a senior Democratic aide said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dems are making excuses for their inactions.
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley discussed alterations to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday, and hopes that a deal can be announced soon, a Grassley spokesman said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States is doing very well on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact and he has heard from unions that it is looking good. Reuters
U.S. Democrats sought on Monday to bolster the case for impeaching President Donald Trump, describing his pressuring of Ukraine to investigate a political rival as a "clear and present danger" to free and fair elections and national security. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Nothing new in Dems foolish accusations.
The General Assembly on Monday urged United Nations Member States to observe the Olympic Truce – the ancient Greek tradition calling for the cessation of hostilities before, during and after the Games – in the context of next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. UN News
The Republic of Singapore Air Force will establish a fighter pilot training detachment in the U.S. territory of Guam following the signing of a memorandum of understanding signed by the two countries. UPI
The Justice Department watchdog said Monday efforts by authorities to surveill a member of President Donald Trump's campaign as part of the Russia investigation were rife with mistakes, but contained nothing improper. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not as strong a report, as was expected.
U.S. and Japanese forces began engaging in joint exercises on Monday. UPI
President Donald Trump has spoken with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman about the attack Friday at a naval base in Florida, which is being investigated by the FBI as a presumed terrorist attack. UPI
VOA VIEW: What is, is.

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