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Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz says no constitutional basis for abuse of power charge. Democrats say that's because president has no defense. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big.
President Trump's legal team accuses House Democrats of trying to overturn the 2016 election in an angry response Saturday to the impeachment trial. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems only did a obstruction case in the House.
Hong Kong authorities say the riot officer was trying to post pro-democracy signs near a rail station. Some protesters see hope in divided police ranks. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China must end the abuse or lose more.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders insists that he’s “always believed” a woman can be elected president — but added that gender could be a “negative” for female candidates. The comment, which aired on New Hampshire Public Radio Sunday, came days after Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused the Vermont senator of telling her in 2018 that a woman couldn’t... New York Post
You’d think a former mayor and federal prosecutor would get this right. Rudy Giuliani falsely blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio for the rocky roll-out of bail reform on Sunday, even though the measure was passed by state lawmakers — not the city — and Hizzoner has publicly called for changes to the law. “The ridiculous way... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio should resign.
The Supreme Court has never definitively resolved whether Congress can sue the president. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Congress can't.
Britain's Prince Harry said on Sunday it brought him great sadness that he had to leave his royal duties after agreeing with Queen Elizabeth that he and his wife Meghan would step down from official roles to seek an independent future. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Markle is the one that has started this problem.
Mexico should move to deepen its economic ties with China after U.S. congressional approval of a new North American trade deal, a senior Mexican official said late on Saturday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Mexico will be making a bad bet.
The top Republican in Virginia's lower house said that any group planning to incite violence at a large gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond should stay home, while far-right leaders of militias planning to attend swore they were coming in peace. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The gun nuts are making things worse.

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Human rights advocates and social workers in Tijuana worry about sexual exploitation and trafficking of migrant children after policy changes San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Alan Dershowitz, who joined Trump's defense team, plans to argue that even if Trump did everything he is accused of, his acts aren't impeachable.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Dems are doing everything possible to lose big in 2020.
Several Republicans who oppose new witnesses say House Democrats rushed the impeachment process.       USA Today
Former Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used to be Facebook's friends. Things have changed.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed outrage to Egypt’s president at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in an Egyptian prison ABC
VOA VIEW: Egypt must provide a good reason.
ADOS, American Descendants of Slavery support reparations and a black economic agenda but not without controversy. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Black ADOS fools want to start trouble.
Biden called for Sanders’ campaign to “disown” what he calls “doctored video.” ABC
VOA VIEW: Sanders is right.

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Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, and Alan Dershowitz discuss impeachment in separate interviews on ABC's "This Week." ABC
VOA VIEW: The impeachment stupidity will make Dems look like the fools they are.
Some of the aid has allegedly been sitting in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria ​struck in 2017. CBS
VOA VIEW: PR has too many corrupt officials.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is one of seven Democrats who will prosecute the House's case against the president in his Senate trial. CBS
VOA VIEW: Nadler is an idiot.
Millionaire investors have ditched their fears of a recession and are increasingly bullish on the economy and stocks at the start of 2020 trading, according to an E-Trade survey. CNBC
The impeachment of President Donald Trump is center stage, but when the last vote in the Senate trial is cast, it won't mark an end to the investigations looming over the President and his company, the Trump Organization. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems will never stop their obstruction.

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) predicts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have the votes to not immediately call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial. CNN
VOA VIEW: The trial will end with a Trump vindication.
Alan Dershowitz, a recent addition to President Donald Trump's legal team, said Sunday that he plans to revive an 1868 argument used during former President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial when he is arguing on behalf of Trump on the Senate floor. CNN
VOA VIEW: As he should.
Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff said Sunday that the National Security Agency is withholding from Congress documents pertaining to the "issue of Ukraine" ahead of the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. CNN
VOA VIEW: Schiff is an idiot.

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A sprawling snowstorm that produced blizzard conditions as it moved across the Plains and Midwest this weekend has left dangerously cold wind chills in its wake while the storm spread to the Northeast, bringing snow showers and slick road conditions. FOX News
Hundreds of Central Americans gathered on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Sunday, aiming to cross en masse early on Monday in what could prove a stiff test of the Mexican government's pledge to satisfy U.S. demands to curb migrant flows. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A smart move would be not to move.
Over 1,000 people marched through Moscow on Sunday in an event a Kremlin critic tried to turn into a protest against a constitutional shake-up by President Vladimir Putin, but many demonstrators chose to voice dissent about other issues instead. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Putin likes power.
Israel has begun installing "highly sohisticated' underground sensors along the northern border with Lebanon to detect new subterranean tunnels, Israel Defense Forces said Sunday. UPI

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