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Elizabeth Warren, who has been consistently dogged by doubts about her electability, is making a more explicit gender appeal in the final weeks before the Iowa caucuses. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Warren is a nothing loser.
The Senate voted along party lines Tuesday to table an amendment proposed by Democrats seeking to subpoena additional documents and witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial — killing the effort at least for now. The amendment, introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer, would have compelled the Senate to subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton and... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A good start.
A Mayor Bill de Blasio administration scheme to get more subway homeless people to take the city up on supportive programs — instead of getting summonses for bad behavior — has backfired, an anonymous letter purportedly sent by transit cops to homeless advocates alleged Tuesday. De Blasio announced his Subway Diversion Project in June —... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio is an idiot.

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U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a breakfast meeting on Wednesday with Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook and other business leaders on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, according to sources familiar with the situation. Rueters
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver court on Tuesday, where her lawyers argued for a second straight day that the U.S. extradition request against Meng is founded in sanctions violation. Rueters
The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by imported vehicles and auto parts, citing pending international negotiations and executive branch deliberations. Rueters
VOA VIEW: As they should.
With the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump under way, U.S. senators have polished their talking points about upholding the Constitution. They also have another phrase at the ready: "Please do not touch me." Rueters
The Iowa caucuses are less than two weeks away, and several senators are stuck in Washington, D.C., for President Trump's impeachment trial.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: A waste of time and good accuse for the loss.
Former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott and Democratic leader Tom Daschle navigated through the 1999 Clinton impeachment trial and emerged friends.        USA Today

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President Trump again has proclaimed the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion as National Sanctity of Human Life Day, saying there is "more to be done" to reduce abortions. Mr. Trump, in a proclamation timed for the 47th anniversary of the Roe decision on Wednesday, ... Washington Times
A worker with anti-government views fatally stabbed his Trump-supporting boss at a highway construction site and placed an American flag next to the body after they got into a political argument, deputies in Florida said Tuesday. Mason Toney, 28, was charged with first-degree murder for the killing ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that he will introduce a series of amendments to the proposed rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, set to begin Tuesday afternoon. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Schumer will not succeed.
The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan ABC

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Shares of U.S. airlines that fly to China are down on growing fear about a virus outbreak in that country ABC
VOA VIEW: Caution is good.
The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump begins with a fight over the fairness of proposed rules to govern the proceeding. ABC
The US president attacks activists at the World Economic Forum, with Greta Thunberg in the audience. BBC
VOA VIEW: It showed Trump was right.

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The drinks giant says it will not ditch plastic outright but will try to recycle more. BBC
An analysis from Axios shows the so-called "Trump effect" is motivating some news and entertainment media outlets to rethink their political coverage and instead offer alternative content for consumers. Axios media reporter Sara Fischer joined CBSN to explain the trend. CBS
VOA VIEW: The liberal news hates the truth.
"He said I was unqualified. I had a lot more experience than he did, and got a lot more done than he had, but that was his attack on me," she told The Hollywood Reporter. CBS
VOA VIEW: Hillary makes a bigger fool of herself.
The biggest potential stumbling blocks: U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods and Chinese pledges to buy more American products. CNBC
The House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it more difficult to fire or discipline older workers based solely on their age. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!

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Michael Avenatti, a fierce critic of President Donald Trump, is being kept in the same jail where accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in 2019. CNBC
Historic trial begins as parties clash CNN
VOA VIEW: A McConnell compromise.
Couple threaten legal action over press pictures of Duchess of Sussex and baby ArchieThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex began their new lives in Canada by firing a warning shot across the bows of the media over paparazzi photographs they said were taken without consent.Within hours of Prince Harry touching down in Vancouver to join Meghan and their baby son, Archie, the couple’s lawyers were threatening legal action over pictures taken of the Duchess of Sussex while out for a stroll. Guardian
VOA VIEW: They will soon realize they don't have the protections of the past.

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Democrat Adam Schiff, leading the U.S. House of Representatives team charged with arguing that President Donald Trump must be removed from office, on Tuesday said that the process being considered for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial is not fair. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Talking about the pot calling the kettle black.
The White House rejected a request from Democrats that President Donald Trump's lawyer Pat Cipollone disclose any first-hand knowledge he had of the withholding of aid to Ukraine, which is at the crux of the Senate trial over whether Trump should be removed from office. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dump!
U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a breakfast meeting on Wednesday with Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook and other business leaders on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, according to sources familiar with the situation. Reuters
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he would move to set aside any efforts by Democrats to force an early vote on subpoenaing witnesses and documents during afternoon proceedings in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good!
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday turned down a request to expedite a challenge that struck down a provision of the Affordable Care Act, likely putting it off until after the 2020 presidential election. UPI
VOA VIEW: Bad for liberal and Dems.
Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz promised Tuesday he will annex the Jordan Valley if he's elected prime minister in March, in what will be Israel's third election in less than a year. UPI
North Korea did not answer South Korea's proposal of permitting individual or independent tourists to travel to the North on Tuesday, focusing instead on "internal solidarity." UPI

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     A good point and problem to resolve.  The Trump administration plans to move forward with a new rule aimed at stopping what it calls "birth tourism" -- pregnant women traveling to the U.S. to have a "citizen child," a State Department official confirmed. "This change is intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry," the official said in a statement.

     The changes to State Department policy for temporary tourist and business visas are expected to come shortly, the official said. Axios was first to report the administration was moving forward with the rule change.  Trump administration officials have publicly criticized birthright citizenship -- a guarantee mandated by the 14th Amendment for anyone born in the country.  Ken Cuccinelli, Trump's former head of Citizenship and Immigration Services and now the No. 2 at the Department of Homeland Security, said a constitutional amendment would not be required to make changes to birthright citizenship.

     The birth of a child from a tourist should not be considered an American.