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Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee plan to boycott Barrett's nomination. But that won't stop it from moving forward. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will fail.
President Obama hit the campaign trail in Philadelphia on Wednesday for his former vice president, Joe Biden, Obama's first in-person rally in the 2020 race. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Obama is a thief, liar and fool.
President Trump keeps attacking the Commission on Presidential Debates. What is the commission and how and why was it formed? LA Times
VOA VIEW: The Commission is a joke and should be abolished.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its coronavirus guidance on what it means to be a “close contact” of someone who has been infected. In a move likely to impact schools, job sites, and group settings, the health agency updated its previous guidelines that said people are at higher risk of catching... New York Post
The president’s advisers want him to present an affirmative vision for the country. Joe Biden’s team is bracing for ugly attacks. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is hiding.
Rudy Giuliani shared files from what he said was Hunter Biden's laptop, which were turned over to the FBI, a Delaware attorney general spokesman said.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The left is scared.
Vice President Mike Pence will collect some much-needed campaign dollars from his home state during a trip sandwiched between battleground states.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The liberal media have lost.
President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani was pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen and caught in a possibly inappropriate situation in the new "Borat 2."        USA Today
We've all gotta die sometime. Before then, however, be sure to watch these 25 horror movies, from 'The Shining' to 'The Birds' to 'Get Out.'       USA Today

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Conservatives cheered the premier of "Obamagate," a "verbatim theater" production about the FBI Russia collusion investigation from Irish filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. The 71-minute production released Tuesday on YouTube features Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson reprising their roles as star-crossed FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Obamagate shows how corrupt the administration was.
Trump campaign officials are counting on Republican voter-registration gains in key swing states and a massive ground game that has volunteers knocking on 3 million doors per week to overcome Democrat Joseph R. Biden's lead in public polls in the final two weeks of the race. In Florida, Republicans' aggressive ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Trump is winning.
A judge heard arguments Wednesday on whether the United States can take over for President Donald Trump in E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit. ABC
VOA VIEW: Carroll is an idiot want-to-be.
Hospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff ABC
VOA VIEW: Good - not further.

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A record-breaking snowstorm has hit the upper Midwest with some areas getting more than 10 inches of snow. ABC
A federal judge is demanding answers after the U.S. Education Department rejected 94% of claims for student loan forgiveness it had agreed to process after being sued over delays ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal judge goes nowhere.
DOJ cites "public estimates" saying that Google pays Apple between $8 billion and $12 billion per year to be the default search engine on Safari as well as other services like Siri. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It clearly shows major corruption.

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The central bank official cited several areas of concern, including slowing gains in the jobs market from the 21 million positions lost in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are a fault.
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges for its role in creating the nation's opioid crisis and will pay more than $8 billion and close down the company. CNN
The FBI said in a letter Tuesday night that it had "nothing to add" to comments this week by the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, who said there was "no intelligence to support" that Russian disinformation efforts were connected to recently surfaced emails that have been behind stories critical of Hunter Biden and his father Joe Biden. CNN
VOA VIEW: The FBI is still a cesspool of corruption and liberal bias.
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a lead in Pennsylvania and neither he nor President Donald Trump leads in the critical state of Florida, according to new CNN polls conducted by SSRS. CNN
VOA VIEW: It really shows Trump is winning big.
The president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP resigned Tuesday, effective immediately, amid allegations of sexually abusing three men years ago. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Any wonder why Portland has civil unrest?

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VOA VIEW: The Biden's are guilty.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas, with the help of local law enforcement, arrested nearly 300 suspected illegal immigrants in a span of 18 hours last week, according to authorities. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good!
Defense officials are looking at deploying U.S. soldiers closer to the Russian border after their departure from Germany are under consideration, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. UPI

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Boeing has received a $30 million U.S. Navy contract to demonstrate advanced missile technologies for use on F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter planes, the company said. UPI
NATO countries' military spending grew in 2020 for the sixth straight year, but only 10 of 30 members spent two percent of GDP, a report on Wednesday said. UPI
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Trump.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams joined other top health experts Wednesday in opposing a dangerous "herd immunity" strategy, as the United States again added another 60,000 COVID-19 cases. UPI
China warned Sweden against taking measures to ban Huawei and ZTE, a day after the Swedish Telecom Authority issued a deadline on removing Chinese technology. UPI
VOA VIEW: China can do nothing.

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October 22, 2020

     The Justice Department accused Google on Tuesday of illegally protecting its monopoly over search and search advertising, the government’s most significant challenge to a tech company’s market power in a generation and one that could reshape the way consumers use the internet. In a much-anticipated lawsuit, the agency accused Google of locking up deals with giant partners like Apple and throttling competition through exclusive business contracts and agreements.

     Google’s deals with Apple, mobile carriers and other handset makers to make its search engine the default option for users accounted for most of its dominant market share in search, the agency said, a figure that it put at around 80 percent. “For many years,” the agency said in its 57-page complaint, “Google has used anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in the markets for general search services, search advertising and general search text advertising — the cornerstones of its empire.”

     The lawsuit, which may stretch on for years, could set off a cascade of other antitrust lawsuits from state attorneys general. About four dozen states and jurisdictions, including New York and Texas, have conducted parallel investigations and some of them are expected to bring separate complaints against the company’s grip on technology for online advertising. Eleven state attorneys general, all Republicans, signed on to support the federal lawsuit.

     Attorney General William P. Barr had spoken publicly about the investigation for months. He urged the agency to file a case by the end of September, prompting resistance from some of its lawyers who wanted more time and complained of political motivations.  Google  must be stopped and split.  They are a dangerous monopoly.