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The Democratic debate in South Carolina helped some black voters in Charleston narrow their choices before Saturday's primary, but they didn't appreciate all the bickering. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, prove that they are not buying Dem BS.
In his latest campaign ad, presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg takes credit for leading New York “through” the 9/11 attacks. But there’s one problem: He didn’t become mayor until four months later. Touting his leadership chops, the billionaire released a 30-second video on Wednesday including the claim. But Rudy Giuliani was mayor during the attacks, and... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A total billionaire fool.
The damage to the US economy from the coronavirus outbreak could actually look less severe in the statistics than it really is because of what the illness will do to international trade. The gross domestic product is the common way we measure economic conditions. A lot of things go into that number, which right now is... New York Post

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Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are crap. I’ve been saying this for a long time, although I have explained it more delicately in the past. Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies are nothing more than confidence games. They only have value if someone dumber than you thinks they are worth something and is willing to take them off... New York Post
VOA VIEW: You have to wish on a star.
President Trump sought to reassure the country that his government was controlling the spread of the coronavirus after his administration weathered days of criticism. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
Joseph R. Biden Jr. is counting on a victory in South Carolina to revive his candidacy. But a daunting challenge awaits next week in states where he has limited resources. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg's money has been too much for all Dems.
The United States and South Korea postponed joint military drills on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus, as the number of infections inside China - the source of the outbreak - was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere. Rueters
Legislation to effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults in Utah overwhelmingly passed the state House of Representatives in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, moving it a step closer to becoming law.  Rueters
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Google persuaded a federal appeals court on Wednesday to reject claims that YouTube illegally censors conservative content. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Google, YouTube and Facebook and Twitter are against conservatives.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday more lawsuits would be filed against the New York Times after his re-election campaign said it was filing a libel suit over what it said was a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election. Rueters
VOA VIEW: It's about time.
The ad plays an audio passage from Obama's 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father," to allude that Biden supports  "plantation politics."        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Obama should stay in hiding.
The former New York mayor talked apology and decrease of practice during recent debates. But he actually increased stop and frisk by 600%.       USA Today
The House approved a bipartisan bill that would make lynching a federal crime, a move supporters say is long overdue.        USA Today

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He was told being strict on illegal immigration would doom him among Hispanic voters. Yet President Trump has defied their predictions, from the moment he delivered his iconic address to the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2013 — warning the Republican Party that legalizing 11 million illegal immigrants was political ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Hispanics are not as foolish as Blacks.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina revealed that President Trump was more than ready to face any progressive challenger in 2020. Ms. Haley kicked off the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban D.C. by asking hundreds of attendees ... Washington Times
A seven-month deployment in Afghanistan shrouded in secrecy is a key piece of Pete Buttigieg's pitch to voters in the 2020 presidential race, with the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor arguing that his status as a veteran and his time in a war zone give him foreign policy gravitas and ... Washington Times

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Nervous Democrats who never thought Bernie Sanders had a chance of winning the 2020 primary are now asking the party's big-dollar donors to open their wallets to stop him ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems will look bad either way.
He faces trial on charges he cheated porn star of book deal proceeds. ABC
VOA VIEW: Avenatti is a scum bag.
Influential South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn announced Wednesday that he is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of the Palmetto State's primary on Saturday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden needs all the help he can get.
Hundreds more COVID-19 cases confirmed in South Korea, including a U.S. troop, as death toll nears 3,000 and a CDC warning weighs heavy on stock markets. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bad news for all.
Tax-prep companies use code to hide their free services from online searches, a federal watchdog says. CBS
VOA VIEW: Foolish is, as does.

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Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on tax-prep services — that's often a waste of money. CBS
Prince Harry returned to the U.K. to begin his final series of engagements as a senior royal. The public appearance marks his first since he and wife Meghan Markle finalized their split from the rest of the royal family. Charlie D’Agata reports on some terms of the split that the couple is reportedly not happy with. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
Elizabeth Warren wants Blackrock's Larry Fink to put more force behind his pledge to have the world's largest money manager to tackle climate change, and detail how he expects to do it. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Warren is a loud mouth fool.

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Housing market strength could help keep the economic expansion, now in its 11th year, on track. CNBC
Retail sales are forecast to rise between 3.5% and 4.1%, topping $3.9 trillion, in 2020, the industry's trade group said Tuesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Trump confidence.
Stringent travel restrictions imposed on inbound flights from China to contain the coronavirus outbreak become "irrelevant" in a potential pandemic because "you can't keep out the entire world," a top U.S. health official said. CNBC
President Trump may be livid about this week's market sell-off, but the rally in U.S. equities since his election is still well intact. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's not over until it' over.
ABC News said on Wednesday that it had suspended a veteran correspondent after the journalist was secretly recorded on video by a right-wing activist group leveling criticism against the network and making disparaging comments about President Donald Trump. CNN
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Oklahoma could soon have the national motto "In God We Trust" displayed in all 342 state buildings. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Who else would we trust?
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday secured the endorsement of James Clyburn, an influential black congressman from the early-voting state of South Carolina, which could prove pivotal to his White House bid. Reuters
VOA VIEW: All the help he can get.
Brazil confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America on Wednesday, diagnosing a 61-year-old man in Sao Paulo who returned recently from Italy. Reuters
President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Wednesday to face increasing concerns over the coronavirus as U.S. public health officials warned Americans to prepare for a possible outbreak and financial markets remained on edge. Reuters
As cases of the infectious COVID-19 disease in South Korea soared to 1,261 confirmed patients Wednesday, the government began testing over 200,000 members of the secretive Shincheonji Church of Jesus. UPI
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States will sign a deal with the Taliban to withdraw troops from Afghanistan if the current weeklong reduction in violence is successful. UPI
VOA VIEW: How long it would last would be the biggest question.
The U.S. State Department has imposed sanctions against 13 foreign entities and individuals in China, Iraq, Russia and Turkey for supporting Iran's missile program. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.

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February 27, 2020

     The majority don't trust and believe the liberal news.   Fox News broke records in February, averaging 3.53 million total viewers in prime time — the highest ratings in its 23-year history. It was also its 44th consecutive month that it was the most-watched channel on basic cable. The channel steamrolled its news competitors, with MSNBC averaging 1.78 million and CNN hitting 1.05 million.


     Year over year, Fox News was up 35 percent in total viewers, with a 27 percent increase in the 25-54 demographic. MSNBC was down 9 percent in total viewers and 7 percent in advertiser-coveted young viewers. CNN was down 3 percent, and 6 percent in the key demo. Fox News’ primetime shows, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, all hit all-time records. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 4.115 million viewers, a 33 percent increase from the year before. “Hannity,” meanwhile had 4.3 million average total viewers.

     With 3.6 million average viewers, Ingraham broke the ratings record for a female cable news host. The highest rated show of the month was President Trump’s State of the Union address, with 11.7 million viewers.