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More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former Counsel Don... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems are going nuts.
Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has sought to capitalize on his huge popularity, dissolving the country's parliament Monday minutes after he was sworn in as president. Zelenskiy, who won 73% of the vote last month in his landslide victory, slammed parliament as a hot-bed of self-enrichment,... Baltimore Sun
Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole used up any equity his operation... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Trump will win the trade war - America First.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted President Trump for shaming him for abandoning Pennsylvania — an attack line the president deployed at his Montoursville, Pennsylvania rally Monday night. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden better direct himself to his initial opponents - Dems.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iranian threats against US forces in the Middle East have been “put on hold” after the Trump administration deployed a aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region. “We have put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans” by Iran or its allies, Shanahan told reporters... New York Post
Mayor Bill de Blasio has the highest negative rating among 23 Democratic presidential contenders — a staggering 45 percent of American voters dislike him, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. That same national survey — the first since de Blasio launched his 2020 campaign last week — found that not even 1... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A big idiot and so are those who voted for him in New York.
Shares of technology companies helped lift Wall Street on Tuesday after the United States temporarily eased curbs on China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, alleviating investor concerns about pressure on future corporate results in the sector. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Huawei should not be trusted.
Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway has extended his office’s participation in the controversial immigration program known as 287(g) by one year, he said in a surprise Tuesday afternoon announcement. Atlanta Journal
VOA VIEW: What is right or fair?
Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman’s marital status and tell her about the “emotional implications” of an abortion. Democrats in the Assembly passed the bill in largely party-line vote on Tuesday, the same day […] Seattle Times
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President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders Tuesday that he believes Congress should first pass a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico before taking up a bill to boost the nation’s infrastructure. The president made his request in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer before […] Seattle Times
Joe Biden is responding to President Donald Trump’s latest attack on his candidacy, saying Trump can’t understand the difficult decisions that struggling families must make. Speaking Tuesday to high-dollar donors in an Orlando suburb, the former vice president referenced Trump’s criticism a day earlier that Biden had deserted his native […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
President Trump and his Cabinet are speaking rarely at this year's college graduations, even as the annually lopsided measure of liberal versus conservative commencement speakers seems more balanced than usual. When they do speak, they are opposed by students such as those who walked out Saturday at Taylor University, a ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal do not want to hear the truth.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are pushing back on limited terms offered by Justice Department officials for special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems show foolishness.
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President Trump is expected to tap immigration-hardliner and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to a new immigration-focused role within Homeland Security. ABC
The Trump administration now believes Iran is behind attacks on four oil tankers as its senior officials brief Congress on the Iranian threat. ABC
VOA VIEW: Iran showed pay dearly if they attacked the vessel.
Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death. BBC
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Nike and Adidas are among 170 firms who claim higher tariffs are 'catastrophic' for consumers. BBC
VOA VIEW: Bias has been the big problem.
Republicans say abortion should be restricted, but they're divided on overturning Roe v. Wade CBS
VOA VIEW: A liberal poll has to always be suspect.
The agency asked the House Intelligence Committee not to hold the attorney general in contempt — a move one Democratic-led panel has already taken CBS
VOA VIEW: And the truth is ...
The subpoenas come as former White House counsel Don McGahn failed to show for a scheduled hearing CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems trying and end-run.
Environmental activists say Amazon emits more climate-warming gases than it lets on — and it's not necessarily from all that shipping. CBS
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Alzheimer's is "very, very difficult to solve," Andreessen Horowitz general partner Jorge Conde said at CNBC's Healthy Returns conference. CNBC
"Single-payer is the Democratic equivalent of repeal and replace. It'll never be legislated, because the details are too hard," President Barack Obama's former budget chief says. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Many will realize how bad Obamacare has been and is.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has expressed reluctance to him testifying publicly in front of the House Judiciary Committee, according to sources familiar with the matter. CNN
Pressure is mounting for House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to launch impeachment proceedings, but the New York Democrat is weighing dueling loyalties to eager members and to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has urged her caucus to stay the course on investigations and ignore the growing chorus for what would become a bitterly divisive process. CNN
VOA VIEW: Nader looks, acts and speaks like an idiot.
Attorney Michael Avenatti says he expects to be indicted in New York in the coming days following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. FOX News
Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. FOX News
Corbyn calls for nationalisation of Brexit-hit producer if £30m loan not forthcoming‘I’m worried sick’: Scunthorpe frets over British Steel slumpBritish Steel could fall into administration as soon as Wednesday, putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk and endangering thousands more in the supply chain, after talks to secure an emergency £30m loan from the government stalled.The UK’s second-largest steel producer is on the verge of collapse following inconclusive talks with the business secretary, Greg Clark. Accountancy firm EY has been lined up as administrator if it goes under. Guardian
"I think our steps were very prudent and we've put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans and that is what is extremely important." Jerusalem Post
"I think it’s time for us to, at the very least, open an impeachment inquiry ... we’ve been given no choice I think, in this scenario," Ocasio-Cortez said. Jerusalem Post
The United States has temporarily eased trade restrictions on China's Huawei to minimize disruption for its customers, a move the founder of the world's largest telecoms equipment maker said meant little because it was already prepared for U.S. action. Reuters
U.S. lawmakers are pressuring the Justice Department for access to counterintelligence reports generated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation of President Donald Trump and his associates, two congressional sources said on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The Dems will trying anything - they have nothing positive to offer.
Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said on Tuesday that Beijing was ready to continue trade talks with Washington. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states. Reuters
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. "bullying" on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to respond to trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Huawei cannot be trusted.
With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017 ̶ 4.6 million more than the previous year ̶ the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities which host those displaced. UN News
Pollster Gallup said Tuesday more Americans are confident in the U.S. job market than they've been at any other time in the history of the poll. UPI
VOA VIEW: There is a positive feeling.
More Americans -- nearly 260 million -- will travel the skies this summer than ever before, an aviation trade group said in a study Tuesday. UPI
North Korea accused the United States of violating international law on Tuesday at the United Nations during an unprecedented press conference delivered by Pyongyang's top envoy to the U.N. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK better get on the right page.
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A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala who died in U.S. custody Monday had been held for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred to another holding facility after he was diagnosed with the flu.Those who are at fault are those who promoted and directed the teen to come to the US illegally.
If he stayed in Guatemala - he would be alive.