NEWS - FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020 - NEWS
President Trump signs declaration authorizing federal aid to remove debris and support public health and safety in wake of Puerto Rico quakes. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Puerto Rico is very corrupt and has many disasters.
Democrats in Iowa are desperate to beat Trump, but 2½ weeks before they caucus, a majority are still undecided on which candidate to back. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are at a loss.
Two of the most crucial swing votes in the Senate are keeping mum on whether or not they think Hunter Biden or John Bolton should testify in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alas.) have both repeatedly told reporters throughout the week that it’s too soon to decide... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A vote against Trump will cause an election loss.
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Ukraine has asked the FBI in the United States for help investigating a suspected cyberattack by Russian military hackers on Burisma, an energy company caught up in the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump. Rueters
The Democrat-controlled House overturned rules from Betsy DeVos on student loan forgiveness. Republicans in the Senate are unlikely to agree.
VOA VIEW: Dems are at a loss.
After more than a decade of planning, a 24-hour national cable news channel targeting black viewers is scheduled to go live on February 10.
VOA VIEW: No chance to a financial win.
Out of all the matchups with top Democrats in the three swing states Trump only led Buttigieg and Warren in Wisconsin.
VOA VIEW: A foolish liberal wishful thinking - Trump will beat any in 2020.
More than one in two Americans doubt their personal budget will get a boost in 2020, while 43% are more optimistic, according to a new Bankrate.com survey. USA Today
Federal prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether former FBI Director James Comey illegally leaked classified details about a Russian-intelligence document. The New York Times reported Thursday evening, citing "people familiar with the inquiry," that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington is investigating Mr. Comey as part of a ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Comey is an idiot.
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The third Senate impeachment trial of a US president in history convened on Thursday with the reading of the two impeachment articles charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. CNN
VOA VIEW: Sad waste of time.
More evidence emerges of racial disparity between what bank customers pay in monthly ATM and checking-overdraft fees. CBS
VOA VIEW: Typical liberal view point.
The president insists he doesn't know indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas. CBS
GOP Congressmen Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows also raised doubts about the official assigned to ensure the court's order is followed. CBS
VOA VIEW: No one should be above the law.
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Under a deal with Guatemala, the U.S. has sent dozens of migrants to the Central American country, asking them to seek asylum there. CBS
VOA VIEW: The ACLU is anti the US.
The Senate rushed to pass the USMCA trade agreement before the expected start of Trump's impeachment trial next week. CNBC
Since the explosion of student loan debt following the Great Recession, annual repayment rates, or the amount of existing balances lowered, have been just 3% CNBC
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The price-earnings to growth ratio, commonly called the PEG ratio, sits at its highest level since the firm started tracking in 1986. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There will be an adjustment.
The guidance comes amid a formal White House declaration recognizing Jan.16 as Religious Freedom Day. CNBC
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) called CNN's Manu Raju a "liberal hack" when asked about considering new evidence for President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN is a joke and so are their reporters.
A Mexican national on Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally entering the United States eight times, according to immigration authorities. FOX News
Jeffrey Epstein’s eyes had burst capillaries after his body was found in his Manhattan jail cell, suggesting that the convicted pedophile was likely murdered through manual strangulation and did not hang himself, a forensic pathologist says in a TV interview. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A true eye opener.
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The Russian parliament overwhelmingly backed President Vladimir Putin's surprise choice for prime minister on Thursday after what one daily called a "January revolution", a major political overhaul that some say could set Putin up as leader for life. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Putin is trying to pull another China.
Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner last week said on Thursday that Tehran should pay compensation to families of the victims, and warned that the world is watching for its response. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran has to pay.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., delayed the sentencing hearing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday in light of a request to withdraw his guilty plea. UPI
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Joe Walsh, a former Republican lawmaker challenging President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination, showed up at the Republican Party's Washington headquarters Thursday to complain about what he says is a "rigged" race. UPI
A North Korean university has self-developed a frequency changer or frequency converter, according to state media. UPI
VOA VIEW: Don't believe what NK says.
North Korea state media claimed Thursday the United States is "strangling" the United Nations by not paying its share of a regular budget. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK is a joke and should watch its step.
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