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The Republican counsel questioned Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman about a specific proposition by the Ukrainian government. ABC
VOA VIEW: Vindman is a corrupt loser.
Manhattan Rep. Carolyn Maloney Tuesday cleared her first hurdle to become chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee, succeeding the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. Maloney got the nomination from the House Democratic steering committee in a meeting Tuesday afternoon and the full Democratic caucus will finalize the vote on her chairmanship Wednesday. She’d become the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Forget about capabilities.
Moody’s data shows that higher taxes would be paid disproportionately in Democratic-leaning states. New York Times
Her pivot is seen as a recognition of the realities of today’s Republican Party — there is little future after separating yourself from the president. New York Times
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Former senior White House aide Timothy Morrison said on Tuesday he resigned from the National Security Council of his own volition and felt no pressure to resign, and he did not fear retaliation for his testimony in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry. Rueters
Democrats are pounding the word 'bribery' in the ongoing impeachment inquiry to describe Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky.
VOA VIEW: Liberals are doing all the can to look and sound stupid.
Former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker told lawmakers he "never conveyed" a linkage between security assistance and investigations to the Ukrainians.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren sailed into the fourth Democratic presidential debate in October with the wind at her back after emerging as the candidate to beat in the early primary states. A month later, however, the Massachusetts senator's support has flattened out, suggesting she has her work cut ... Washington Times
The two correctional officers on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide were indicted on Tuesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: And the truth is ...
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The House has passed a short-term spending bill to keep federal agencies running for another month ABC
In what many will consider an act of defiance, the Navy is ordering a decorated SEAL to go before a review board, which could kick him out of the unit. It comes after the president signed an order, restoring him to his full rank. CBS
VOA VIEW: Some in the Navy are hurting their future by bucking the President.
President Trump has slammed the impeachment inquiry as unfair. But at a cabinet meeting, he boasted that Republicans are winning the impeachment battle. CBS
VOA VIEW: Anyone who listened objectively no the hearings were a joke.
While a transcript of Sondland's closed-door testimony from mid-October has already been made public, it's far from clear what he will say in his public hearing. CNBC
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The Democratic presidential candidate's tax proposals would have "catastrophic economic consequences" if implemented, the former treasury secretary says. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Warren and statements are foolish.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman had already recounted his unease at President Donald Trump's approach to Ukraine and his actions to report it when his employer -- the White House -- attacked him on Twitter. CNN
VOA VIEW: Vindman is a liberal liar.
Most Americans say they're keeping an eye on the televised impeachment hearings -- but that doesn't mean they're open to changing their minds about what they mean, according to new polling. CNN
VOA VIEW: The hearing a joke which hurt the country.
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Former Green Beret Maj. Matt Golsteyn intends to fight to get back his military awards and decorations that were stripped from him in 2015, his attorney said. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As he should get.
Kim Foxx, the controversial Cook County district attorney who has come under fire for her handling of the sensational Jussie Smollett case, announced Tuesday she is running for re-election. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Voters would be fools to reelect Foxx.
The U.S. Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid China's crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement that has gripped the vital financial center for months. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China better walk away.
The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – that they are in breach of international law – is unchanged, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said during a press briefing on Tuesday in New York, reacting to the policy reversal announced by the United States. UN News
New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Tuesday against e-cigarette maker Juul, alleging deceptive business practices and illegal sales to minors. UPI
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Most Democratic voters are willing to support a less-than-ideal candidate from the party in next year's election -- as long as they defeat President Donald Trump, a new survey said Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dem voters should be ashamed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved a measure Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley, taking advantage of a controversial new U.S. decision that says Israeli settlements in the West Bank are fully legal. UPI
Negotiations on military costs between the United States and South Korea broke off without an agreement on Tuesday, after the U.S. negotiator called for an end to the talks. UPI
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Bloomberg is a back peddling fool. Michael R. Bloomberg’s abrupt reversal on his racially polarizing stop-and-frisk policing policy as New York mayor has Democratic presidential primary voters looking deeper into his varied and unconventional record during three terms running the country’s most populous city. How party regulars — and Democratic black voters in particular — react to the former mayor’s blunt mea culpa will determine whether Mr. Bloomberg’s last-minute, long-shot bid for the 2020 nomination has any viability at all.
Though he gets more attention for his post-mayoral political advocacy efforts, Mr. Bloomberg built a reputation as a data-driven technocrat who oversaw New York City’s post-9/11 economic recovery and who left a legacy that touched on issues including charter schools and easing the Big Apple’s legendary traffic jams. Both detractors and supporters of the billionaire former mayor said that if nothing else, it’s tough to accuse Mr. Bloomberg of pursuing half measures. It was a data-driven governing style that led Mr. Bloomberg to embrace the New York Police Department’s controversial policing policies as a means to combat crime — a position he now says he regrets. “I can’t change history,” Mr. Bloomberg told a black church in Brooklyn on Sunday. “However, today I want you to know that I realize back then I was wrong.”