Lindsey Graham proposes invading Venezuela to oust Maduro

Lindsey Graham proposes invading Venezuela to oust Maduro

Graham believes the threat of an invasion could check what he says is Cuban influence in the country. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close ally of President Donald Trump, suggested the president take a tough stance in dealing with the ongoing Venezuelan crisis: A US invasion similar to the one executed by Ronald Reagan in Grenada back in 1983. “Trump said rightly, Maduro’s not the legitimate leader of Venezuela. The entire region supports the Trump…

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How do All in the Family and The Jeffersons translate to 2019? Surprisingly well.

How do All in the Family and The Jeffersons translate to 2019? Surprisingly well.

ABC hopped in a time machine to celebrate TV legend Norman Lear — and got terrific ratings. Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for May 19 through 25 is the ABC special Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The…

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Sarah Sanders says Trump and Kim Jong Un “agree” on Biden

Sarah Sanders says Trump and Kim Jong Un “agree” on Biden

The press secretary also defended an investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday, and also said the two leaders are of like minds when it comes to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. On NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday morning, Sanders responded to a tweet Trump sent stating he trusts Kim and that praised the North Korean…

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In Japan, Trump pushes a hard line on trade — and a soft line on North Korea

In Japan, Trump pushes a hard line on trade — and a soft line on North Korea

Trump said recent North Korean missile tests are nothing to worry about, and that he wants “fairness and reciprocity” in a US-Japan trade deal. President Donald Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a state visit with the country’s leaders, including its new emperor, but launched his trip with a reassuring message to an adversary: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but…

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GOP senator applies for farm aid, but maintains support for Trump’s trade war with China

GOP senator applies for farm aid, but maintains support for Trump’s trade war with China

Sen. Chuck Grassley owns a farm in his home state of Iowa, and like many of the farmers he represents, plans to apply for tariff relief. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, will apply for financial assistance offered by the Trump administration as part of the latest bailout package for farmers hurt by the White House’s ongoing tariff war with China. Grassley’s spokesperson, Michael Zona, told The Des Moines Register’s…

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Poll: Biden would beat every other Democratic candidate in a one-on-one race

Poll: Biden would beat every other Democratic candidate in a one-on-one race

A new poll suggests there might not be an anti-Biden vote to consolidate. Former vice president Joe Biden’s status as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 is highlighted in a new poll, which suggests he is not only the current favorite in the crowded field of candidates, but that he would remain the favorite even if he were running against a single Democratic opponent. The poll (conducted by Republican firm Echelon Insights)…

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Mount Agung erupted in Bali. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

Mount Agung erupted in Bali. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

The eruption has canceled some flights. It’s a reminder that volcanoes are beautiful, dangerous, and closer than we may realize. Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia erupted Saturday, spilling lava and shooting out rocks over a distance of 2 miles. The towering ash cloud over the popular international vacation spot forced some flight cancellations. No injuries were reported. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management said the eruption alert level remains at level III, the second-highest…

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Trump pushes out head of largest immigration agency — and wants Ken Cuccinelli instead

Trump pushes out head of largest immigration agency — and wants Ken Cuccinelli instead

The move is a loss for dedicated immigration hawks — and a win for Trump loyalists. President Donald Trump, continuing his purge of the Department of Homeland Security, has pushed out the head of US Citizenship and Immigration Services — the agency responsible for legal immigration into the US, including asylum — and reportedly plans to replace him with former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli. L. Francis Cissna, who was confirmed as USCIS director by…

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Federal judge blocks part of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall

Federal judge blocks part of Trump’s US-Mexico border wall

The judge blocked funding meant to support wall work in Arizona and Texas. A federal judge in California issued a ruling Friday night that blocks a plan by the Trump administration to channel federal money originally set aside for other purposes to help fund the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border. President Trump used a national emergency in February to begin the process of diverting the funds. The decision by Judge Haywood Gilliam,…

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