Emboldened by his victory and determined to strike back, the president fired Mr. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, after the White House earlier on Friday dismissed Colonel Vindman. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A lying fool should go.
In Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s Mr. Buttigieg — not Bernie Sanders — who has complicated Ms. Warren’s path, winning over college-educated white voters using a similar message of Democratic unity. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is a fool that is hurting the Dems.
A major cruise line on Friday took the extraordinary step of banning citizens of China regardless of when they were last there, while there was sorrow and anger over the coronavirus death of a doctor from Wuhan who had been reprimanded for sounding an early warning about the disease. Rueters


The United States stands ready to spend up to $100 million to assist China and other countries impacted by coronavirus, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday. Rueters
Facebook, Twitter refuse to remove Trump video that makes it appear that Nancy Pelosi ripped up speech when president was saluting a Tuskegee airman.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is a major loser.
"I believe these women completely and without reservation. And I apologize that they have had a bad experience on this campaign," Warren said.        USA Today
The survey removed politically-charged language such as Medicare for All or Obamacare and explained the basics of health care approaches.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Obamacare caused the major problem.
California lawyer Michael Avenatti may decide to testify at his New York trial on charges that he tried to extort Nike for millions of dollars, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Scott Srebnick said he'll file arguments Saturday asking a judge to exclude any questions about allegations ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The fool will dig himself a bigger hole.
Former Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said Friday morning that he is throwing his weight behind Michael Bloomberg. ABC
VOA VIEW: Money talks.


Eleven Americans are among the dozens of people aboard a cruise ship moored in Japan who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said. ABC
Travellers from mainland China will be isolated for 14 days in new efforts to stem the coronavirus. BBC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
President Trump spoke about investing in struggling communities in North Carolina two days after his Senate acquittal. CBS
"I like Pete Buttigieg. Nice guy," Sanders said. "But we are in a moment where billionaires control not only our economy but our political life. I'm reading some headlines from newspapers about Pete Buttigieg." CBS
VOA VIEW: The Dems are attacking each other.

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Stocks fell as worries over the coronavirus' impact persisted and overshadowed the release of stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data. CNBC
"We are profoundly disappointed," Pence told CNBC's Wilfred Frost in an interview, referring to the U.K.'s decision to allow Huawei a limited role in 5G development. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A bad decision on the UK part.
"It's heartbreaking but we stand ready with China to provide them any and all support," Vice President Mike Pence said. CNBC


A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by congressional Democrats alleging President Donald Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by refusing to allow them to review and approve his financial interests. CNN
VOA VIEW: As it should.
The US economy added 225,000 jobs in January, as the surprisingly strong pace of hiring continues. CNN
VOA VIEW: Great for Trump.
There are errors in the results count reported by the Iowa Democratic Party for Monday's caucuses, a CNN analysis shows. CNN
The lead defense attorney in Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial said in an interview that she has never been sexually assaulted "because I would never put myself in that position." CNN
VOA VIEW: Good point.
Despite overwhelming opposition from gun owners and gun rights groups, Virginia Democratic lawmakers on Friday advanced legislation that would ban the sale of some semiautomatic firearms as well as end the possession of high-capacity magazines.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: The so-called push goes against the Second Amendment.

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Vice-president says US is ‘profoundly disappointed’ with Chinese firm’s 5G involvementUS vice-president Mike Pence appeared to hint on Friday that White House disquiet at the involvement of Huawei in building the UK’s 5G network could jeopardise trade talks between the two countries.Pence told the US broadcaster CNBC: “The United States is very disappointed that the United Kingdom has decided to go forward with Huawei. Continue reading... Guardian
VOA VIEW: A bad decision on the UK part.
Vindman escorted out of White House on Friday afternoonTrump ‘decided to exact revenge’, says Vindman’s lawyerIn an accelerating purge of Donald Trump critics in the days since his impeachment acquittal, Lt Col Alexander Vindman, who defied Trump to deliver public testimony during the impeachment inquiry, was removed from his White House post Friday afternoon. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Expected when you lie against the Boss and commander-in-chief.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday threatened to sue the Trump administration over its decision to restrict New Yorkers' access to some programs that allow faster security checks at ports of entry, part of a dispute about the state's limits on cooperation with current U.S. immigration policy. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.

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Over 100 House Democrats signed a letter, released Friday, critical of President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East. UPI
VOA VIEW: A foolish letter sent by the losers.
A federal court declined to throw out a civil lawsuit Friday by Kurdish demonstrators who were involved in a skirmish three years ago during a visit to Washington, D.C., by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. UPI
An appellate court ruled against congressional Democrats on Friday, saying they don't have legal ground to sue President Donald Trump for profiting from his business empire while serving as U.S. president. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not very bright.
Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh ended his campaign Friday after receiving just 1 percent support in the Iowa caucuses. UPI
VOA VIEW: He should never got in the race - fool.

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