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China’s commitments in the Phase 1 trade deal with the United States were not changed during a lengthy translation process and will be released this week as the document is signed in Washington, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. Mnuchin told Fox News Channel that the deal reached on Dec. 13 still calls... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A deal with China is a crap shoot - they never keep any deal.
The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard whined on Sunday that he wished he was on the downed Ukrainian passenger jet so he could avoid the shame of making such a colossal mistake. “I swear to almighty God that I wished I was on that plane and had crashed with them and burned but had... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It's easy to say what he said - it means nothing.
In October 2002, he was one of 77 senators who gave President George W. Bush the authority to use force in Iraq. He is still trying to explain that choice. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has never made a right foreign decision.

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Ms. Warren said she was “disappointed” the Sanders campaign had used a script for volunteers that suggested she appealed mainly to highly educated voters. Mr. Sanders called her a good friend and said reports of tension were overblown. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Trouble with the Dems.
Asian shares paused near 19-month peaks on Monday ahead of the expected signing on a Sino-U.S. trade deal, though talks on a phase two package are likely to drag on for months. Rueters
U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he does not care if Iran agrees to negotiate with the United States after a senior adviser earlier suggested the Islamic Republic would have no choice but to agree to talks. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Iran is a victim of their own arrogance.
U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg told Reuters he is ready to spend much of his vast fortune to oust Republican President Donald Trump from the White House in 2020, rejecting criticism from rivals for the Democratic nomination that the billionaire is trying to buy the U.S. election. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is an idiot.
In the latest Iowa Poll, 45% of registered Iowa voters disapprove of the U.S. House vote to impeach Trump, while 43% approve and 12% aren't sure.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The numbers are much higher in favor of Trump.
Videos show protesters shouting anti-government slogans in subway stations. ABC
VOA VIEW: Iran is looking at trouble from within.

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Leader described Iran's ballistic missile response as a “slap” to Washington. ABC
VOA VIEW: Hezbollah would be wise to step aside.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not rule out the possibility of a House subpoena for testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton and other witnesses. ABC
VOA VIEW: Someone has to tell Pelosi she does not have any power over the Senate.
The former secretary of state told "Face the Nation" accused Sanders of "distorting" Biden's record on the war in Iraq. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Dems are attacking each other.
But the 2020 Democratic candidate deflected when asked whether Sanders' recent surge in some polls shows momentum. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is a rich idiot.

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Senators Tim Kaine and Mike Lee blamed Congress for giving the president too much power to use military force. CBS
"To the leaders of Iran - DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS," the president tweeted. CBS
VOA VIEW: Iran is between a rock and a hard place.
The House Democrat told "Face the Nation" that the president and other officials are "fudging" the intelligence about Iran. CBS
VOA VIEW: Schiff is an idiot.

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Iran's security forces deployed in large numbers across the capital on Sunday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Iran is in a defensive mood.
Defense Secretary Esper said he did not see evidence of a specific tangible threat from Iran, but said he agreed with the president that Iran "probably" had a plan to strike. CNBC
Trump, in Twitter messages written in both Farsi and English, called on Tehran to allow human rights groups to report facts from the ground and warned the government that the "world is watching." CNBC
Iran's sole female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh announced that she has permanently left her country for Europe. CNN
Activist conservative group One Million Moms is taking aim at Burger King for using what it calls the "d-word" in a commercial promoting the non-meat Impossible Whopper. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal CNN stupidity.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's supporting a resolution to dismiss the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump a "cover up." CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN sounds more foolish.
Kristen Marttila braved sub-freezing temperatures on Saturday to knock on doors in Mason City, Iowa, trying to convince voters to cast their lot with Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in the state's nominating contest on Feb. 3. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Trump will win big.
China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it, Beijing said on Sunday, after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to China's threats, as state media warned she was courting disaster. Reuters

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said House Democrats will determine on Tuesday when to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate and warned that Republicans will pay a political price for denying a trial with witnesses. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Pelosi will be wrong, again.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was endorsed by veteran Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack on Sunday, a high-profile boost for the White House hopeful just three weeks before the party's nominating contest begins in Iowa on Feb. 3. Reuters
VOA VIEW: No big help - Buttigieg is going nowhere.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that the United States deployed thousands of American troops to the Middle East because it believed Iran was targeting four U.S. embassies. UPI

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