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Tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggest the industry is in the doldrums or contracting in areas, according to an analysis. A brief from the Legislature's nonpartisan watchdog agency shows ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Gambling is not good for public enterprise.
A former top Nevada Democratic lawmaker was sentenced today to more than two years in federal prison and fined almost $250,000 for misusing campaign funds to ... Las Vegas Sun
The Trump administration said it would deny asylum to migrants who failed to apply for protection in at least one country they crossed on their journey north. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The ACLU in anti America.


President Trump said Thursday that he plans to nominate the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to be the next Labor secretary. Trump said on Twitter that he will tap Eugene Scalia — a partner at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher — to take over at the Department of Labor after... New York Post
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked acting ​Homeland Security head Kevin McAleenan how so many Border Patrol agents ended up in a Facebook group where “rape memes” featuring the congresswoman were shared. AOC started her line of questioning in Thursday’s House Oversight Committee hearing by asking McAleenan if he had seen ProPublica’s report on the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Thursday blasted Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s life sentence as “inhumane” — echoing comments made by the convicted druglord himself. “A sentence for life in a hostile jail” would be “hard” and not worth living, said López Obrador at a morning press conference, according to Reuters. He did, however,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Obrador must be getting some on El Chapos' hidden spoils
The company, long a target of President Trump, is seen as the leading competitor for a $10 billion cloud computing contract that the president said he was “getting tremendous complaints about.” New York Times
Mexico’s National Migration Institute says child protection officials have assisted since December more than 10,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them from Central America. The institute shared images online Thursday of child protection workers painting with grade school age children, and reading them stories. The agency said it ensures that the children […] Seattle Times
The United States will take over the top NATO intelligence post at the end of the year, alliance officials said, a move that some U.S. officials hope could bolster a critical alliance capacity that President Donald Trump has praised. But the appointment runs the risk of putting a U.S. stamp on an […] Seattle Times


Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump’s “racist” taunts at a rally the night before. “This is about dividing the country,” the early Democratic front-runner, who has been criticized for his own handling of race , told reporters. Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Dems cannot be Trump.
The best way to fix the U.S. armed forces' recruiting challenges may involve dipping further into the nation's high schools. As the Army, Navy and other services contend with a thriving economy and a directive to expand their ranks, there is a growing debate over whether the military should consider ... Washington Times
The House Judiciary Committee is asking former White House aide Hope Hicks to clarify her June testimony to the panel after federal prosecutors in New York released documents detailing communications surrounding hush money payments made by President Donald Trump's campaign in the weeks before the election. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Nadler is a fool.
Attorney General William Barr's review of the Obama-era conclusion that Russia interfered in the election to help Donald Trump sets up a struggle between the nation's top spies and Mr. Trump's skeptical Republican allies. On one side are President Trump's past two CIA directors and his current chief of national ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Obama thought he was safe with a Hillary win.

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Capitol Police arrested 70 people in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday. ABC
VOA VIEW: As had to be done.
Trump's tweets come as the unrest on the island grew more violent Wednesday night, when police fired tear gas on those marching in San Juan in protest of Gov. Rossello. ABC
VOA VIEW: Rossello would be wise to resign.
President Donald Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Michael Gilday to lead the Navy, after his Senate-confirmed pick suddenly decided to retire. ABC


Donald Trump says a ship "took defensive action" after being approached in the Strait of Hormuz. BBC
A group of 13 Philadelphia police officers will be fired over racist or offensive Facebook posts. More than 50 other officers are being reprimanded or suspended. Don Dahler reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Racism is not good - but how much has been exaggerated?
The senator has given some conflicting answers on what sort of health care policy she supports and how she would pay for it CBS
VOA VIEW: Harris is confusing.
In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said one big challenge is that migrant families can stay in the U.S. pending their court hearing. He said it's an "incentive" for people to cross the border. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are the big problem.
They also voted to absolve themselves, their party and the voters who elected them – like the ones Trump inspired to chant "send her back" at a rally Wednesday in North Carolina. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Maybe is bad taste - why should it retracted - when the left say worse and more often.

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House Democrats contend the $15 per hour minimum wage bill will lift workers who have not seen the benefits of a strong economy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Foolish mistake.
CNN's Jake Tapper questioned 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about his campaign contributors after he raised an eye-catching $24.8 million in the second quarter of 2019. CNN
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan told lawmakers that there is an "aggressive" ongoing investigation into the secret Facebook group of current and former Border Patrol agents that sparked outrage earlier this month, responding to a question from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a contentious House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday. CNN
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot that is pulling down Dems.

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With few exceptions, elected Republican officials replied with silence, or feigned ignorance, after ‘send her back’ chants“The president’s latest racist rant, offensive even in the context of his intentionally offensive tenure, has set a new low bar … I’m stunned and disappointed by the nonchalance of my Republican colleagues,” congressman Raúl M Grijalva wrote in the Guardian.A year and a half ago. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Dems find it racist - what was racist?
The comments came as Netanyahu spoke at thememorial service for the fallen soldiers of the Second Lebanon War. Jerusalem Post
Iran on Thursday signaled a willingness to engage in diplomacy to defuse tensions with the United States with a modest offer on its nuclear program that met immediate skepticism in Washington. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran cannot be trusted.
Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring taxpayer-backed family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, announcing the state plans to step in to fund those clinics. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee on Thursday called for an emergency meeting of the board overseeing the U.S. Capitol Police to address what he said are growing threats to lawmakers' safety related to President Donald Trump's actions. Reuters
VOA VIEW: There is no bases for the allegation.
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on an international network of companies and their agents it said were involved in the procurement of materials for Iran's nuclear program. Reuters
President Donald Trump on Thursday received a U.S. flag from a ship that carried the first waves of U.S. service members to Normandy on D-Day. UPI
Democratic voters have a better impression of their party's presidential candidates this year compared to similar points in the past eight elections, a Pew survey released Thursday indicates. UPI
VOA VIEW: They are either fools or the poll is fake.
While most Americans have consistently opposed making Washington, D.C., an official state, a new survey Thursday showed a good majority do favor giving Puerto Rico statehood. UPI

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July 19, 2019

     The truth hurts. President Trump skewered the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday night — claiming Joe Biden is not “mentally prepared” for the presidency.   Trump told an energized crowd that Biden’s performance in the first Democratic presidential debate showed the former vice president’s weakness.

     Trump then moved on to Pete Buttigieg, whom he derided as a failed mayor of South Bend, Indiana. “He’s a beauty,” Trump said. “He runs a failed city.” The president added that Vice President Mike Pence also hails from Buttigieg’s state of Indiana. “Mike is one of the nicest human beings you’ll ever meet,” Trump said. “And Mike said he never did a good job. I’m so shocked to see him running.”