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Trump Says Date, Location Set for Summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Source: Wall Street Journal

President Trump said Thursday that he has reached an agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the time and place of their next summit.

Mr. Trump didn’t provide those details, but said the announcement would be coming soon.

He reiterated that the meeting would take place at the end of February. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Fox News on Wednesday that he was sending a team to prepare for the next summit, which he said “will be some place in Asia.”

Vietnam has emerged as a strong contender, according to people familiar with the talks

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-date-location-set-for-summit-with-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-11548959006?mod=mhp

No wonder all these nations want to have a nuclear weapons.
Do you think Trump would be treating Nicolas Maduro this way if he had a nukes?

Democrats Ask if Trump Administration Misspent Funds During Shutdown

Source: Wall Street Journal

The Internal Revenue Service called back thousands of workers to help process taxpayer returns at the start of the filing season. The National Park Service diverted entrance fees meant for infrastructure and maintenance to keep up with daily operations. The Interior Department used donations from the Park Foundation to fix broken lights on the National Christmas Tree near the White House.

In another example, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed Southwest Airlines Co. to cover the cost of briefly recalling a furloughed safety inspector to sign off on putting three of the company’s new jets into service. 

An FAA spokesman said the move, which was approved by agency managers and lawyers, complied with laws and regulations restricting agency functions during the shutdown.

Democratic lawmakers and budget experts have questioned whether the moves comply with the Antideficiency Act, which generally limits government spending during a shutdown to activities necessary to protect human life and property.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-ask-if-trump-administration-misspent-funds-during-shutdown-11548936001?mod=mhp

South Korean Leader's Ally Convicted of Illegal Pre-Election Influence Campaign

Source: New York Times

A close political ally of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring with bloggers to illegally influence public opinion before Mr. Moon’s election in 2017.

The politician, Gov. Kim Kyoung-soo of South Gyeongsang Province in the country’s southeast, was taken to prison shortly after Seoul Central District Court convicted and sentenced him on Wednesday.

No evidence has emerged that Mr. Moon was aware of Mr. Kim’s activities. But the verdict is a political setback for the president, for whom Mr. Kim was a key adviser during the 2017 presidential campaign, in which Mr. Moon ran as a champion of clean politics.

Mr. Kim was accused of working with a blogger named Kim Dong-won, known widely by his alias, Druking, to sway online opinion in favor of Mr. Moon, both before and after the election.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/world/asia/south-korea-president-moon-jae-in.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

Voters disapprove 66 - 31% of the president using emergency powers to fund wall

If you thought the shutdown hurt Republicans politically, you ain't seen anything yet.
Wait until Trump decides to declare a phony national emergency too grab money for the wall:

"Voters disapprove 66 - 31 percent of the president using emergency powers to fund a wall along the border."


How Bernie could do better in the South this time

If Joe Biden runs, he, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris might split the African-American vote which help Hillary Clinton win the South against Bernie.

Morning Consult poll (Democrats): Biden leads with 20%. Bernie 13, Kamala 5%

Noteworthy: Gabbard gets 0%.

Michigan poll: Biden and Sanders lead Trump by double digits

Biden by 13%', Sanders by 11%.
Warren and Kamala also lead him, both by 5%.
The pollster has a B rating in fivethirtyeight.

Venezuela's attorney general seeks Guaido investigation, accounts' freeze

Source: Reuters

Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek Saab on Tuesday said he had asked the Supreme Court to open a preliminary investigation against self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido, and to freeze the opposition leader's accounts.

As a lawmaker, who also heads the National Assembly, Guaido has immunity from criminal investigation which can only be removed by a high court.

Read more: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/af/idAFKCN1PN26J

WaPo poll: Most Dems/Leaners undecided. Biden and Kamala lead among decided

Biden and Kamala lead those fixed.

The Washington Post has some explaining to do.
They have Trump even ahead of Warren. Again, this is among Democrats and Democratic leaners, which is usually the sample used by all other pollsters.


Suspicious anti-Kamala activity coming from Tulsi-supporting Twitter account

A suspicious Twitter account is exclusively tweeting against Kamala Harris today.
Its location is not specified.
Ms. Gabbard should explain whether her campaign is aligned with this account.
My guess is no. More likely coming from a foreign power:
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