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How will Joe Biden handle the sensitive relationship between superpower rivals China and the U.S.? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is too weak to hold up against China.
In Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” a man named Ko-Ko appointed to the job of Lord High Executioner tries to figure out whom he should have killed. “There will be,” he says, “no difficulty in finding plenty of people whose loss will be a distinct gain to society at large.” And then he reveals that... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The AOC goons are a problem for the Nation.
State Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs ripped into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wednesday over disappointing results in key New York battleground congressional and legislative races last week. Jacobs, who also serves as the Nassau County Democratic leader, said he’s had it with AOC and other left-wingers lecturing Democrats who have to fight to compete and win... New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is a negative problem for Democrats.
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President Trump on Wednesday threw his weight behind Ronna McDaniel, endorsing the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee to keep her position as the party is months away from leaving the White House. “I am pleased to announce that I have given my full support and endorsement to Ronna McDaniel to continue heading the Republican National... New York Post
UN envoys from some of the world’s worst human-rights-abusing nations must’ve been looking in a mirror during Monday’s UN Human Rights Council proceedings, when they raked America over the coals for abuses far more common, and worse, in their own countries. China (yes, China) rattled off talking points covering a range of subjects, including religious... New York Post
The left’s paranoia is peaking over the green light Attorney General Bill Barr gave the Department of Justice to look into any credible and “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities. Barr “decided to be Donald Trump’s personal lawyer,” Rep. Adam Schiff sniffs. The AG is “seeding doubts about the legitimacy of the election,” whines Rep. Jerry... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The left is nervous.
The governor of Ohio reissued and toughened the Buckeye State’s mandatory face-mask order Wednesday, as COVID-19 cases there continue to climb. The mask order was first issued over the summer, but now has three new provisions, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine announced. Under those provisions, each business will be required to post a face-covering requirement sign... New York Post
Which party controls the Senate will largely dictate how ambitious President-elect Joe Biden can get on taxes, health care, climate change and other policy priorities. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Republicans must control the Senate.
Our View: 477 counties Biden won are responsible for 70% of America's economic output. But all voters heard were 'defund the police' and 'socialism' USA Today
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It's become common wisdom in Washington that one of the first things presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden plans to do upon arriving at the White House is flush the Trump administration's "America First" doctrine down the drain — but that the extent to which it actually happens is going depend ... Washington Times
Governments have been cracking down on religious expression more than any other time in recent memory, says a new report on global religious persecution. The Pew Research Center's tracking of government restrictions on religion noted a 50% increase in 2018 since the survey's inauguration in 2007, according to the report ... Washington Times
Starkly different tales of two presidential transitions have played out in Washington. In 2016, Democrats, Obama administration officials and liberal media moved quickly to target President-elect Trump. Over 73 days, there were calls for impeachment, a resistance movement, attempts to infiltrate the Electoral College, false opposition research and FBI surveillance, ... Washington Times
President Trump on Wednesday makes his first public appearance since Joe Biden became president-elect. ABC
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President-elect Joe Biden is quietly pushing forward with the business of preparing to become America’s next commander in chief ABC
VOA VIEW: Very few really care.
Martin J. Jenkins, 66, is also only the third Black man to serve on the state's Supreme Court. CBS
The new restrictions, an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, will go into effect Friday. CBS
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With his defeat, Trump's immigration policy changes are now vulnerable — and Biden's team is eager to begin the process of undoing most of them. CBS
His counterpart in Pennsylvania was quick to mock Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's call for "whistleblowers and tipsters" nationwide to report suspected fraud. CBS
CBS News still considers the presidential race in Georgia too close to call. CBS
The U.S. is heading for a “dark winter,” a “Covid hell" that will make the next few months of the coronavirus pandemic unlike anything the nation has seen yet. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What will be, will be.
Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said the country needs leadership. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Osterholm is mad.
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Facebook said there might be an opportunity to resume ads sooner. CNBC
President-elect Joe Biden is poised to name his White House chief of staff as early as Thursday, with longtime adviser Ron Klain the leading finalist for the post, three people familiar with the matter tell CNN. CNN
VOA VIEW: Klain is a bad choice.
As the race for Georgia's two US Senate seats heats up, Georgia's two Republican senators held an indoor, mostly maskless rally with Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal false reporting is a good reason.
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he would accept the job of Labor secretary if President-elect Joe Biden asked him to join his Cabinet. CNN
After narrowly avoiding a ban in the United States earlier this fall, TikTok is again veering toward an imminent crisis with the Trump administration. CNN
VOA VIEW: TIK TOK must go.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued pardons and commuted sentences for 35 current and former convicted felons Tuesday, including 10 pardons for immigrants facing deportation. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Newsom is an anti America fool.
Fox News contributor and Marine veteran Johnny "Joey" Jones participated in a special Veterans Day "Legacy Jump" skydive live on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday. FOX News
Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti is scheduled to go to trial April 26 for allegedly stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels and forging her signature. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Avenatti should go to jail.
Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan won re-election to represent Alaska, multiple news outlets projected Wednesday. UPI
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for parts of Florida's Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Eta made a comeback after passing over the southern tip over the weekend. UPI
After several days out of the public eye, President Donald Trump made a trip to Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday for the traditional Veterans Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. UPI
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