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The 2020 Democratic race is entering full Bloom. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is looking well beyond Super Tuesday March 3, and is already planning to staff up and roll out endorsements in Kentucky in time for the May 19 primary there, a campaign insider told The Post. The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee kicks... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is rich madman on a mission.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declares a state of emergency as forecasters say the Pearl River in Jackson will crest at levels not seen in decades. LA Times
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the jury is still out on bail reform. “What I would just say is that we should just give this time. It’s been five minutes,” AOC told The Post when asked if the controversial new law needed to be amended. “Give it a shot. We’ve had almost no time since these... New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is a loser.

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The presidential candidate has donated billions to progressive causes over the years. That has earned him enormous influence with Democrats, even those who take issue with parts of his record. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Big money talks.
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday criticized the conduct of online supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders, saying his rival for the Democratic nomination for president has "some accountability." Rueters
Once she read through more of the speech, the speaker said she "realized that almost every page had something in it that was objectionable."       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Pelosi went mad.
Possession of small amounts of drugs that are considered dangerous would be decriminalized in Hawaii under a proposed bill, potentially reducing the amount of money spent on enforcement. The proposed legislation would make it a misdemeanor instead of a felony offense to possess less than 2 grams ... Washington Times
Federal authorities have accused a Florida vascular surgeon of bilking the government and health insurers of more than $26 million to possibly finance his political ambitions in his native country of Ghana ABC
VOA VIEW: This should be stopped.
Outside of China, the Diamond Princess is the site of the biggest coronavirus outbreak. CBS

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The unpiloted Cygnus cargo ship will deliver nearly 7,500-pounds of supplies and equipment, including the first scanning electron microscope ever carried to orbit. CBS
He said it is urgent that the international community wakes up to the dangers posed by the country. CBS
VOA VIEW: China cannot be trusted.
President George W. Bush attended the popular NASCAR event in 2004. CBS
VOA VIEW: Fun!
The Trump administration may stop exporting jet engines manufactured partly by General Electric to China for the country's airliner, for fears that the Chinese could mimic the production techniques, the Wall Street Journal reported. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!

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"We have a fundamental responsibility as companies and as a technology sector to help protect our candidates from attacks and hacking," Brad Smith explained at the annual Munich Security Conference. CNBC
VOA VIEW: True, but big tech's can't be trusted.
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is considering Hilary Clinton as a vice presidential running mate after positive internal polling about the potential pairing, the Drudge Report said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Pitiful - Bloomberg is pitiful.
As an outbreak of a novel coronavirus has swept through Hubei province, China, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been preparing for its worst case scenario -- a widespread outbreak of illnesses in the United States. CNN
VOA VIEW: Ready is good.

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President Donald Trump tweeted a passage from a New York Times article which quoted the line from essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, "when you strike at the king, you must kill him." CNN
The Trump administration is deploying highly trained officers to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, the latest move in a battle against localities that adopt "sanctuary" policies to protect them from deportation. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good!
Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told global leaders and security chiefs on Saturday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Facebook can't be trusted.
The United States is seeking to rally European support for competitors to Huawei Technologies following disappointment in Washington over Britain's decision to use 5G equipment made by the Chinese company. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Bet on the US.
Two rockets were fired Saturday from the Gaza strip at southern Israel, Israel's military said Saturday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Foolish!

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Dozens of sites opened for early voting in the Nevada Democratic Party's presidential caucuses Saturday, the first time the state has offered early caucusing. UPI
VOA VIEW: All the Dem candidates are fools.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday pledged $1 billion in U.S. support to help Europe avoid reliance on Russia for energy needs. UPI

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