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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "had a much harder impact on our democracy" than what Russia actually did. Mere days after Americans read a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems caused the major problem.
Despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration's plan to inquire about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census in a case that could affect American elections for the next... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: A clear win for conservatives and Americans.
Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Good - Smollett must pay for his hoax.
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Global oil prices are rising in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to impose sanctions on nations that import Iranian oil and could eventually climb to levels that would impact American consumers. Analysts said Tuesday that by taking Iranian crude off the ... Las Vegas Sun
The United States and China are in the final stretch of talks to resolve a conflict over American complaints about China’s unfair trading and economic practices. Senior U.S. officials say they have reached agreement on enforcement and other key elements of the dispute, raising the possibility that... LA Times
VOA VIEW: China must cooperate of lose big.
Kamala Harris said on Monday that “Congress should take the steps towards impeachment” of President Trump, marking her strongest stance yet on the repercussions the president should face after the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Mueller’s report presented “a lot of good... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
The American Civil Liberties Union is warning people not to travel to Florida if the Legislature passes a ban on “sanctuary city” policies being considered in Tallahassee Wednesday. Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: The ACLU has lost their purpose.
Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that “any other person” besides President Trump would have been indicted due to the actions described in Robert Mueller’s report. Clinton was speaking at the Time 100 Summit when she speculated that the special counsel’s office ultimately decided that the Justice Department can not indict a sitting president. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hillary would be smart to hide.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo tossed Bernie Sanders under the bus Tuesday, saying it would be “very hard” for the Vermont senator to become president because Americans are leery of electing a socialist. “Let’s not be so New York and so coastal right? I think it’s very hard to get elected president as a socialist in this... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is right, for once.
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Stephen Moore, of the Heritage Foundation, is being considered by President Trump as a possible nominee to the Federal Reserve Board. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The NYT would be against anyone considered by Trump.
A U.S. threat to veto U.N. Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because President Donald Trump's administration sees it as code for abortion, diplomats said. Rueters
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program, a Kremlin official said. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Un is playing all sides.
An appeals court ruled in favor of Michigan woman Alison Taylor against the City of Saginaw regarding the chalk left on car tires for parking tickets.
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Less than two weeks after Fisher-Price recalled its Rock 'n Play sleepers, two class-action lawsuits have been filed against Fisher-Price.
VOA VIEW: The door has been opened.
The charges are a milestone in the government’s battle against companies accused of ignoring the diversion of hundreds of millions of painkillers to the black market. Washington Post
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is waging a new legal battle against Democrats in Washington, refusing to turn over documents to a House committee trying to investigate his state's efforts to kick noncitizens off its voter rolls. Mr. Paxton argues that, as a constitutional officer of a sovereign state, he's ... Washington Times
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The scope of sexual abuse reports within the Boy Scouts of America was exposed in court testimony about another situation of child sex abuse. ABC
ABC News has confirmed that former Vice President Joe Biden will announce he’s entering the 2020 race Thursday morning in a video. ABC
VOA VIEW: Finally, maybe.
The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the White House is how in "open defiance" of his panel after lawyers advised a former official to ignore a subpoena related to the committee's investigation of White House security clearances ABC
VOA VIEW: There is virtually no concern over the Dems threats.
The US president and Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a D-Day event in Portsmouth. BBC
Four young black men share their experiences of being stereotyped and judged for the colour of their skin. BBC
VOA VIEW: No excuses should be made as to who you are.
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"Impeachment is one of the most divisive paths that we could go down in our country," Pelosi said CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an actress and knows there is no reason for impeachment.
Most recent record for the benchmark index was set last September, shortly before the market took a nosedive in the fourth quarter CBS
VOA VIEW: Thank you Mr. President.
Pelosi said she is "very optimistic" about finding a bipartisan path to passing both an infrastructure proposal and a measure to cut drug prices. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Why should Trump give Pelosi any assistance?
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Trump later tweeted that there had been, "lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform." A Twitter spokesperson said topics included "protecting the health of the public conversation" and responding to the opioid epidemic. CNBC
Rite Aid will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21 within the next 90 days, the company announced Tuesday. CNBC
The US Treasury blew past a Tuesday evening deadline to turn over President Donald Trump's tax returns to House Democrats, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying his department will "take final action on the Committee's request by May 6." CNN
VOA VIEW: Nothing will happen.
The biggest winner from Donald Trump's clampdown on Iranian oil exports is Vladimir Putin and Russia. That much became clear even before Secretary State Mike Pompeo made the official announcement early Monday. Crude oil prices, already up 44% this year, jumped nearly 3% more. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal media untruthfulness.
U.S. officials say two American soldiers in a remote area of Texas were confronted by Mexican soldiers who thought they had crossed into Mexico. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday that his department needed more troops on the southern border, where he expected to leverage a "robust partnership" with the Department of Defense and continue building a barrier blocking unauthorized entry. FOX News
Never mind the insurgent ‘outsiders’. What we need is better politicians, not anti-politics, to get us out of this messImagine that, for some reason, you want to lose an election. You need a vote-repellent campaign, something really unsupportable. You would probably form the Establishment party – passionately in favour of the system, cheering for the status quo. Your candidates would boast of their credentials as career politicians. Their slogan would be “business as usual”.This imaginary party is the perfect adversary, the most beatable thing in British politics – which is why real-life parties all want to run against it Guardian
The amendments, which were approved by Egypt's parliament last week, will extend Sisi's current term to six years from four and allow him to run again for a third six-year term in 2024. Jerusalem Post
Netanyahu said there “is a need to express our appreciation by calling a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights after Donald Trump." Jerusalem Post
Boeing Co has told some 737 MAX owners it is targeting U.S. Federal Aviation Administration approval of its software fix as early as the third week of May and the ungrounding of the aircraft around mid-July, two sources told Reuters. Reuters
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday failed to meet a final congressional deadline for turning over President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers, setting the stage for a possible court battle between Congress and the administration. Reuters
VOA VIEW: It will never happen.
A former engineer and a Chinese businessman have been charged with economic espionage and conspiring to steal trade secrets from General Electric Co to benefit China, according to an indictment unsealed by the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China is a danger.
Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a high-level debate on Tuesday. UN News
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes hit record closing highs Tuesday, bouncing back from losses at the end of 2018. UPI
President Donald Trump has ordered his administration to boycott the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. UPI
VOA VIEW: As it should be and if so, how can it be called a WH Correspondent's Dinner?
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Dems should not waste their time looking foolish. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reminded Democrats Monday that they don’t have to pursue impeachment to investigate President Trump. “It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings.”
A number of Democrats have said they’d like to pursue impeachment, from freshmen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a presidential contender. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – which would have to take up an impeachment resolution – has said it’s premature.
Pelosi included in her note to colleagues a letter signed by six top Democrats from both the House and Senate telling Attorney General William Barr that his proposal to allow some members of Congress to see the full report by special counsel Robert Mueller wasn’t going to satisfy them.