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While the world anxiously awaits the end results of the president’s experiment in “tough love” toward people who believed and trusted and counted on us to have their backs, I have to express some alarm about another country and another people who have placed their trust in this president and about whom we have heard very little since Trump pulled a Trump and upended … Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
An impeachment inquiry is underway over President Donald Trump’s infamous phone call soliciting help from the Ukraine government to find dirt on Joe Biden. He has refused to cooperate with the investigation, which indicates consciousness of guilt. Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal fools.
America’s nuclear arsenal will no longer rely on floppy disks. The Pentagon has finally scrapped a disco-era missile-launch system that relied on ancient IBM Series/1 computers and floppy disks — largely because young tech-savvy whippersnappers didn’t know how to maintain the prehistoric devices, according to a report. The Strategic Automated Command and Control System, which is... New York Post

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Officials blasted the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans with explosives Sunday to take down two dangerously unstable construction cranes, stunning video footage shows. Video posted by ABC News of the controlled demolition — aimed at removing the cranes before Tropical Storm Nestor strikes — shows several fiery discharges send the cranes toppling,... New York Post
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard fired another shot in Hillary Clinton’s direction — and chased it with a plea for campaign cash. In a new video, Gabbard suggests Clinton had it out for her since 2016, when she left her position in the Democratic National Committee and endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Gabbard is trying to profit by Hillary's stupidity.
Joe Biden played apple-polisher to more than 1,000 unionized teachers in Midtown on Sunday — promising them a “generous” raise if he gets elected to the White House. The Democratic presidential front-runner also worked the crowd at the United Federation of Teachers-sponsored Teacher Union Day event by expressing support for striking Chicago teachers and pledging... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is a fool.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wouldn’t say whether it was appropriate to hold up military aid to Ukraine unless an investigation into the Democrat National Committee’s server was pursued, instead labeling it a “hypothetical” in an interview Sunday. “I’m not going to get into hypotheticals and secondary things based on what someone else... New York Post
President Trump in a tweet on Sunday touted the Defense secretary’s comments about the ceasefire in Syria but misspelled Mark Esper’s name. “Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, ‘The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with the Kurds,'” Trump wrote on his Twitter... New York Post
A month before invading Kurdish areas in Syria, Turkey’s president said he “cannot accept” the West’s restrictions that keep him from a bomb. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Erdogan better watch his step.

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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said. Rueters
In Indianola, Iowa, on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged to release a plan on how to pay for her public health care program.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Don't hold your breath.
Obamacare isn't what was envisioned. But Republicans still don't have a better fix for health care than the more government Democrats are proposing.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Obamacare is a messy proposition.
If the Supreme Court isn't political, as Chief Justice Roberts says, prove it. Show us it wasn't the 5 Republican appointees taking that abortion case.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The Supreme Court is very political.

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Democrats have chosen a history professor as their candidate to run to replace a four-term Pennsylvania state senator who resigned last month after being arrested on child pornography charges. Lebanon Valley College associate professor Michael Schroeder was selected Sunday for the Jan. 14th election for the ... Washington Times
He made an impassioned plea to a visiting U.N. Security Council delegation. ABC
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan delegation of American lawmakers has visited Jordan to discuss "the deepening crisis" in Syria ABC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.

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Days after admitting to a quid pro quo, White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney says he did not. ABC
VOA VIEW: It's call truth and/or loyalty.
The government insists it will still meet the 31 October deadline, despite sending a letter asking for an extension. BBC
Thousands take part in a banned march that turns violent as hardcore protesters clash with police. BBC
As the U.S. economy continues to expand, a government report out last week showed median household income hit the highest level since 1999. At the same time, tens of thousands of workers across the country are on strike. New York Times labor and workplace reporter Noam Scheiber joined CBSN to discuss why so many workers across the U.S. are picketing. CBS
VOA VIEW: Unions should be careful what they ask for.
The former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command talks White House strategy in Syria. CBS
VOA VIEW: A fool.

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Congressman Jim Himes, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says lawmakers need to know who exactly gave the order to withhold military aide to Ukraine. CBS
VOA VIEW: Take the liberal best shot and lose big.
Federal investigators have received an internal Boeing report showing that employees felt pressure regarding safety approvals. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Sooner or later the truth always come out.
Mulvaney also defended Trump's original decision to host the G-7 at his Miami resort, saying that Trump "still considers himself to be in the hospitality business." CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!

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President Donald Trump's fight to keep his tax returns private is at odds with his own thinking in 2013 and 2014 that releasing them as part of a presidential bid would make him look like a smart businessman who had spent years lowering his taxable income, according to two people with firsthand knowledge of conversations at the time. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN can't help being stupid and anti America.
The third branch of government last week offered an assertive restraint on the power of President Donald Trump. And there's likely to be more bad news for Trump from the federal courts system as the US House's impeachment inquiry progresses. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN liberal wishful thinking.
After looming over the streets of New Orleans for over a week, two damaged cranes that leaned precariously over the remains of a partially collapsed hotel were brought down using a series of controlled explosions.  FOX News
Evacuation part of US-brokered ceasefire, as Nancy Pelosi leads congressional visit to regionKurdish officials say their fighters have evacuated Ras al-Ayn, giving Turkey and its allies control of one of the border cities that has borne the brunt of fighting since Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from north-eastern Syria.The Turkish defence ministry said a convoy of 86 vehicles left the city on Sunday afternoon carrying fighters from the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Front (SDF) and wounded civilians south to cities beyond the 20-mile buffer zone that Turkey is seeking to clear along its border with Syria. Continue reading... Guardian
In an interview with Fox News Channel, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fueled his optimism. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Loyalty is good.
The unravelling of US policy on Syria is continuing almost two weeks after President Trump decided to withdraw US troops from the border with Turkey. Jerusalem Post
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States' longest war. Reuters
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet complete. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good!
The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay. Reuters
The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down. Reuters
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria will end up in western Iraq to continue their fight against the Islamic State. UPI
In the fight for his political life, polls this weekend showed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his party edging ahead of the Conservatives going into Monday's election, but the Liberal Party will likely lose its majority. UPI
A federal judge ruled Florida can not prevent former felons from voting because they are unable to pay court-ordered fines and fees. UPI

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    Kasich is a sore loser. Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said if he were in the House of Representatives today, he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump. "I have no problem with the president of the United States withholding aid if it's related to policy, but to withhold aid because you want some political operation to occur, I just think is dead wrong, and it just goes too far for me," Kasich said on ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" podcast. "So if I were in the House, I would vote to impeach."

     Kasich, who sought the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and has been a frequent critic of Trump, said that while coming to the decision that an impeachment inquiry was necessary was "a piece of cake for" him, the decision to support impeaching the president was something he'd been struggling with.

     While he said he didn't really see the quid pro quo "at the time," acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's comments Thursday, "compounded by so many other things," finally led Kasich to a decision. Kasich is a fool for listening to liberal fake news.