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As Bernie Sanders solidifies support with progressives, the battle among centrist candidates is poised to rage long after the New Hampshire primary. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems are confused
Pete Buttigieg worked to solidify his strength in New Hampshire as his Democratic rivals tried to undermine him before the primary vote. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are fighting each other.
Facing dire political straits, the former vice president steps out and holds forth before reporters in Manchester, N.H. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is looking bad.

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Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence President Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone to serve between 7 and 9 years in prison after his conviction on witness tampering and obstruction charges. Stone, who is scheduled to be sentenced next week, was convicted in November of a seven-count indictment that accused him of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Mayor Bill de Blasio demanded lawmakers reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to stick the Big Apple with a $1 billion chunk of the state’s coming Medicaid bills, warning Monday the program would cripple local governments across the state. “From the five boroughs, to Nassau County on our border, to Erie County some 400... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio and Cuomo are both at odds.
The head of the NYPD’s sergeants’ union should face “consequences” for tweets “declaring war” on City Hall following the shootings of two cops, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. “I have to say it’s sad when someone feels they can be openly divisive and get away with it,” de Blasio told reporters in Albany, where... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sergeants are speaking for the officers in blue.
Embittered “Never Trump” Republicans tied to former Ohio Gov. John Kasich have secretly schemed to assist Joe Biden’s campaign — because they think he’s the only Democrat who can beat the president and help them get “revenge,” The Post has learned. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Kasich is still a sore loser.
President Trump will visit India at the end of the month, the White House said Monday. The visit reflects India’s increasing economic power and Trump’s close relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a pro-market nationalist. Modi will host Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Feb. 24-25 in the northern capital of New Delhi... New York Post
A U.S. district judge is expected to rule in favor of allowing Sprint and T-Mobile to merge, according to sources familiar with the matter. Rueters
VOA VIEW: It should not be passed.

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The World Bank is offering technical assistance to China to help battle the coronavirus epidemic but no new loans, the development lender's president, David Malpass, said on Monday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Good!
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday ramped up its fight against states and municipalities that adopt "sanctuary" policies to protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation, with Attorney General William Barr announcing new lawsuits against the state of New Jersey and King County, Washington, where Seattle is located. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Good!
This is the first time Bernie Sanders has led Quinnipiac's national poll, surpassing Joe Biden who was hit hard by the Iowa caucus results.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Questionable!
Congressional Democrats criticized the spending priority, creating doubts about whether the funding would be approved.        USA Today

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday set an April 28 special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the resignation of Republican Chris Collins, who was sentenced last month to more than two years in prison for insider trading. The date coincides with ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A Republican must win.
After acknowledging that murder is already a crime, the West Virginia Senate on Monday passed a bill to penalize physicians who don't provide medical care to a baby born after an abortion attempt. Senators unanimously approved the measure following lone testimony from a Democrat who said lawmakers ... Washington Times
The number of U.S. troops who suffered brain injuries during a Jan. 8 Iranian attack on an American military base in Iraq has topped 100, the Pentagon said Monday night. Defense Department officials said 109 troops have been diagnosed with "mild traumatic brain injuries" since the attack on Al Asad ... Washington Times

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The political outsider did not get pledged delegates (or a boost) from Iowa and is in need of money and momentum. Can Granite State voters keep his campaign viable? New York Times
VOA VIEW: Yang is at a loss.
Over 40,000 people have contracted the novel coronavirus and 910 of them have died. ABC
VOA VIEW: Not good statistics.
A high-level North Korean defector will join South Korea's main opposition party and run in April parliamentary elections ABC
VOA VIEW: It's hard to trust a defector.
President Donald Trump released a 2021 budget proposal Monday that calls for cuts to social safety net programs. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems will object.
Former Vice President Joe Biden joins “CBS This Morning” from Nashua, New Hampshire, where he says he is confident in how his campaign is doing. The Democratic candidate responds to his poor finish in Iowa and the latest CBS News Battleground Tracker that shows Senator Bernie Sanders leading the field, followed closely by former Mayor Pete Buttigieg. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is dreaming.

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Sanders officially asked the Iowa Democratic Party for a recanvass of 25 precincts and three satellite caucuses following last week's chaotic Iowa caucuses. CBS
VOA VIEW: Scared!
"This was one of the largest data breaches in history," Attorney General William Barr said at a press conference. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
Amazon said it wants to depose Trump to learn more about any private conversations related to the JEDI award. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish bet.

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Two Russian "satellites have been actively maneuvering near a U.S. government satellite," Gen. John Raymond told CNBC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Russia is looking for trouble.
The Education Department's budget would be reduced under Trump's 2021 budget. Cuts include the end of subsidized student loans and the public service loan forgiveness program. CNBC
The Defense Department is asking for $705.4 billion in its fiscal 2021 budget, which is actually $13 billion less than what Congress gave the Pentagon in fiscal 2020. CNBC
Giuliani's shadow foreign policy efforts in Ukraine became a central feature of House Democrats' impeachment case against Trump. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Trump's former inaugural committee chairman sees Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg as formidable contenders for the White House. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
There has been a shooting at the Walmart in Forrest City, Arkansas, the Forrest City Police Department said. CNN
VOA VIEW: Walmart is becoming a target.
A former friend of Jessica Mann, one of the accusers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, told jurors on Monday that Mann did not show any signs of distress on the day the former Hollywood producer allegedly attacked her. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Not good for the accuser.
New York state sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday to void a policy barring hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers from federal programs that help travelers speed through airport security lines and borders, calling the ban political punishment. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A waste of time and money.
A U.S. Justice Department anti-human trafficking grant program is facing internal complaints, after two nonprofits were denied funding in favor of two less established groups whose applications were not recommended by career DOJ officials. Reuters
North Korea continued to enhance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs last year in breach of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: NK is making major mistakes.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticized U.S. President Donald Trump while suggesting Trump resign despite his acquittal on impeachment charges last week. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fool!

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