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President Trump has been in office for 514 days and his ability to connect with voters across the U.S. remains sharper than ever. (Associated Press)

Trump's still got the magic 'MAGA' touch

- The Washington Times

President Trump has been in office 514 days, give or take an hour or two. He's rocked both sides of the aisle, added a whole new dimension to politics, bettered the economy, challenged the liberal media narrative and finessed an unprecedented and historic meeting with North Korea. Mr. Trump has honed several new skill sets on the job, while remaining unapologetically true to his inner mettle, entrepreneurial roots and billionaire status.

"Americans overwhelmingly are proud of their nation and its past," says a poll. About 85 percent said they take fierce pride in their nation. (Associated Press)

Stalwart nation: 85% still proud to be American

- The Washington Times

The good, the bad and the ugly collide nonstop in news coverage. So do the confusing and the ridiculous. But on occasion, the rare survey emerges with a reassuring finding: Americans are still proud of America no matter what the media, cultural gurus or the naysayers believe. No, really.

President Trump has assured the "haters and losers" that everything will be fine following the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (Associated Press)

Trump to haters: 'We will be fine'

- The Washington Times

Some journalists remain saturated in anti-Trump innuendo no matter what. Despite the historic nature of the one-on-one meeting of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, anchor Stephanie Ruhle called the summit "a brilliant PR stunt that doesn't get us anywhere," while Washington Post opinion writer Paul Waldman said the president was "ignorant and impulsive," and titled his op-ed "Trump doesn't want to look weak in front of Kim Jong-un. Too late."

Members of the press file through a center ahead of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (Associated Press)

Anti-Trump media gets cranky over historic North Korea summit

- The Washington Times

It is a global event of such importance that Pope Francis himself is praying for its success. The pontiff said Sunday that it was his hope that the talks between President Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un would yield "a positive path that guarantees a peaceful future for the Korean peninsula and for the whole world."

A peek at the Capella Hotel and Resort, site of the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
A peek at the 30-acre Capella Hotel and Resort in Singapore, site of the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Capella Hotels) (Capella Hotels)

The Trump effect: North Korea summit sparks worldwide media frenzy

- The Washington Times

Brace for impact. Every broadcast and cable news network, plus untold numbers of print and online news organizations, are sending star anchors and correspondents to a luxury, five-star hotel in Singapore to cover the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea. Fox News' Sean Hannity and Bret Baier, NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's George Stephanopoulos will all be there - eager to have a say about the unprecedented and fascinating encounter between President Trump and Kim Jong-un at the posh, 30-acre Capella Hotel and Resort in the host city, with its fabulous views of the South China Sea.

The Faith & Freedom Coalition hosts its annual "Road to Majority" gathering this weekend and it features some high-profile guests. (Faith & Freedom Coalition)

Faith & Freedom Coalition welcomes Pence, McConnell, Ryan, Scalise and a cast of thousands

- The Washington Times

Thursday marks the beginning of a pivotal 72 hours in the nation's capital for the Faith & Freedom Coalition, the 1.8 million-member grass-roots nonprofit that will stage its annual "Road to Majority" gathering. The three-day event features a startling number of lawmakers and power players, including coalition chairman Ralph Reed and Vice President Mike Pence -- the keynote speaker for a Saturday night "Patriot's Gala" at a historic hotel north of the White House.

Here comes Bilderberg -- with talk of populism, U.S. leadership and the 'post-truth' world

- The Washington Times

In 24 hours, the 66th Bilderberg Meeting begins in scenic Turin, Italy -; a cue for those wary of powerful secrets and/or conspiracies to go into watch mode, seeking proof that a master shadow government is at work and a new world order is afoot somewhere or words to that effect. Organizers of what is generally described as a "secretive" gathering say 128 learned folk plus economic and political titans from 23 nations are headed for the three-day event - rumored to be staged at the NH Lingotto Congress Hotel, a sleek, historic and moderne spot with views of the Alps and a spectacular rooftop attraction which once involved race cars. The hotel is definitely sold out at the moment.

More Americans feel optimistic about their ability "to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today," according to a new survey. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

He persisted: Trump's good news continues

- The Washington Times

"Following record levels of confidence in the job market, Americans are more optimistic than ever about the ability to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today," says a new Rasmussen Reports survey, one of several which report persistent optimism among Americans regarding the economy and other factors.

A poll released Sunday indicates that the upcoming midterm elections may favor Republicans instead of the highly anticipated "blue wave." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

CBS News: The House is 'up for grabs'

- The Washington Times

"Democrats 219, Republicans 216 — in a tight contest for control. In the race for Congress, most polls report one national percentage for Democrats and Republicans. But that's not very helpful, because this is a race for seats. 435 of them, in fact," reports a CBS News poll released Sunday. "And we find the 2018 campaign looks like a toss-up contest for control at the moment, as the Democrats would most likely get 219 seats if the election were today (just one more than the 218 needed for a majority) and the Republicans 216. With a margin of error of nine seats on the model, control is totally up for grabs."

Some analysts are now saying that anti-Trump sentiment is not enough for carry Democratic Party toward wins in the 2018 midterms, or in the 2020 general election. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Anti-Trump fervor backfires on Democrats

- The Washington Times

For months, Democrats have been warned by informed observers that they can't build a winning election strategy for the 2018 midterms or the 2020 presidential election on anti-Trump fervor.

Fox News won the ratings race with their coverage of teh North Korea summit according to Nielsen Media Research. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Unbeatable: Fox News No. 1 for 16 years

- The Washington Times

Fox News Channel was the top network across the entire cable realm for the month of May, according to Nielsen Media Research — besting the most popular non-news competition like TNT, ESPN and HGTV. In real time, Fox News has enjoyed the most total daytime viewers on cable for 23 months, or almost two years.

A recent editorial in the Harvard Crimson, the student publication of Harvard University, calls for more acceptance of conservative students. (Associated Press)

Shocker: Harvard students demand campus 'diversity' extend to conservatives

- The Washington Times

Prepare for an ivy-covered cultural moment. A new editorial in the Harvard Crimson — the student publication of Harvard University — now calls for the campus to be more accepting of conservative students following an extensive 18-month "diversity and inclusion" study by the university's administration which found that only a "startling" 1.5 percent of the faculty identified as conservative while 83.2 percent are liberal.

What's really happening between the U.S. and North Korea? The art of the deal may be in progress. President Trump's 1987 book may hold some major insight. (Ballantine Books)

Art of the deal, North Korea edition

- The Washington Times

A diplomatic breakthrough between the United States and North Korea has stalled for the time being, prompting alarm, scorn and glee among President Trump's critics. But wait. Seasoned observers know that diplomacy is a work in progress, full of tweaks and maneuvers. Deals often follow the same trajectory. Is it time to consult Mr. Trump's 1987 book "The Art of the Deal" to figure out which strategic tactic the president could be using here? Maybe.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis speaks at the Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)

A Mattis moment: The warrior ethos

- The Washington Times

"Your mission begins," Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis advised 983 graduating cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement Wednesday, urging them to take ownership of the future of the Air Force itself, to leave complacency out of the equation, lead by example and "embrace and enjoy the beauty of the unexpected."

In this April 12, 2018 file photo, FOX News personality Sean Hannity attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media event in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Hannity, Limbaugh named 'most important' on radio

- The Washington Times

Talkers Magazine — a primary industry source for the talk radio realm — has issued the "Heavy Hundred," an annual list naming the most important talk radio hosts in America. The emphasis is on "important," the judges say. The news organization bases judgment calls on a mix of factors which include courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent and uniqueness.

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama just signed a new contract to produce new programming for Netflix. (Associated Press)

Protests follow Obama alliance with Netflix

- The Washington Times

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have been an emphatic public presence since they departed the White House on the afternoon of Jan. 20, 2017. The website has been rebranded as "The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama," offering a clear point of contact, a built-in video titled "We Love You Back" and a takeaway message that states "change — big change — takes many years."