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President Trump's tweets reach about 76 percent of the U.S., says a poll. And Democrats interact with them more than Republicans do. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Now that's power: Trump tweets reach 76% of the nation

- The Washington Times

The man has 52 million followers and an incredible knack for transforming complex issues into compelling, spirited missives. Yes, we are talking President Trump, who remains victorious in his battle to get the truth before the American public. And now we have definitive numbers about the power of the tweeter-in-chief.

Roseanne Barr tweeted that "Next season will be even braver/funnier/timely than this season, despite what anyone mistakenly says." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Roseanne rescues 'Roseanne' from the PC police

- The Washington Times

It made a sensational prime time debut in March, generated outstanding press coverage and was a stunning cultural moment revealing the enduring power and influence of middle-class America. Indeed, ABC's reboot of classic sitcom "Roseanne" was all of those things. Nevertheless, the network now appears to be skittish that the new program dared to offer a few scant positive views of President Trump and conservative values.

Fox News prime time host Laura Ingraham has bested MSNBC host Rachel Maddox in a key audience demographic for the very first time. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Laura Ingraham outpaces Rachel Maddow

- The Washington Times

There is another ratings victory for Fox News Channel, which marks its 18th consecutive week as the No. 1 network across the entire cable TV realm besting such non-news rivals as HGTV or TNT, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Alec Baldwin's parody of President Trump has appeared in multiple cold openings of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." But the schtick is getting stale.
in an "cold open" sketch for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in New York. (Will Heath/NBC via AP) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Trump bashing now deemed smug, 'cringeworthy'

- The Washington Times

Trump-bashing is about to jump the shark. A few well-connected journalists and comedians are beginning to get the message that ceaseless criticism of President Trump is losing its edge. Consider insight from Vice — the hipster media powerhouse — about NBC's "Saturday Night Live," known for its signature "cold open" sequences that plunge into the action without formal credits. Alec Baldwin in the role of Mr. Trump has been a favorite.

CBS is extending the contract of President and CEO Leslie Moonves. CBS says his salary will remain at its current level and he will be eligible for annual performance bonuses and stock-based compensation. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

$266,538 a day: A media kingpin's salary

- The Washington Times

Inquiring minds at Variety wanted to know the most recent annual salaries a half dozen of the media realm's most powerful executives. Here's what the news organization found, based on proxy statements and reports filed by media companies with the Security and Exchange Commission.

Most Americans have given President Trump a big thumbs up over upcoming direct talks with North Korea, says a new Pew Research poll. (Associated Press)

Trump triumph: 71% approval of North Korea talks

- The Washington Times

The positive, powerful developments between the U.S. and North Korea has resonated with all Americans — and the reaction has bested anything similar that surfaced during the Obama administration, according to the Pew Research Center.

According to a new poll, 47 percent of the public plans to vote for "the Democratic Party candidate." While 44 favor the Republican candidate. (Associated Press)

The GOP's midterm surprise: a red wave now threatens the blue wave

- The Washington Times

The Democrats' hopes for a "blue wave" to sweep through the midterm elections in November appears to be fading. For one thing, those in Sen. Bernard Sanders' corner vow that a "progressive tsunami" is on its way. Axios senior analyst Mike Allen, meanwhile, predicts that a new "Clinton wave" is about to surface, propelled by residual Democratic enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton. A red wave, however, is building. CNN has some significant numbers.

"The Great Revolt" by Salena Zito and Brad Todd outlines the profound effect loyal Trump voters have had on reshaping American politics. (Associated Press)

'The Great Revolt': Mighty Trump voters are now reshaping politics

- The Washington Times

The mighty Trump voter gets some significant analysis. "The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics," by astute syndicated columnist Salena Zito and veteran GOP strategist Brad Todd arrives Tuesday, revealing the authentic spirit and iron-willed determination of some 63 million voters who brought President Trump victory at the polls in 2016.

More Americans say they approve of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump. Mr. Trump's rating is 48 percent. Hers is 50 percent. (Associated Press)

Multiple polls percolate in Trump's favor

- The Washington Times

President Trump's favorability poll numbers appear to be on the rise, despite never-ending negative press coverage and political pushback. While this is a work in progress and a tough waiting game for the Trump administration, the poll numbers are percolating upwards. Even a pollster had to do a double-take.

Vice President Mike Pence, left, listen to President Donald Trump, right, speak during during a working lunch with with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mike Pence confirms that prayer is alive and well at the White House

- The Washington Times

Vice President Pence: "There's prayer going on a regular basis in this White House. And it's one of the most meaningful things to me, whether it's public meetings or not, I've lost count of the number of times that the president has nudged me, or nudged another member of the Cabinet and said let's start this meeting with prayer."

The newly formed National Space Council said it will address national space enterprise as well as civil space and commercial space.
A 1984 NASA photo shows astronaut Bruce McCandless II, participating in a spacewalk a few meters away from the space shuttle Challenger. (NASA image via AP) (Associated Press)

Trump hints of plans for the 'Space Force'

- The Washington Times

The White House is much attuned to the final frontier. Consider the new National Space Council, which counts Vice President Mike Pence as chairman and was introduced last year with a noble motto: "We will lead again, we will inspire again, we will hold the high ground again."

A new poll finds that Americans accept that President Trump, seen here with first lady Melania Trump, runs an unconventional administration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Associated Press)

Americans accept reality: Trump is who he is

- The Washington Times

He is who is, and Americans are at ease with that. A new Monmouth University poll has some promising news for President Trump, who often earns a barrage of media criticism for conducting his presidency on his own terms.

The Democratic Party's "blue wave" in the upcoming midterms may not be given if a new poll of millennial voters is right. The valuable and unpredictable voting block's fervor for Democrats may be cooling. (Associated Press)

Democrats may have to trap that 'blue wave'

- The Washington Times

The Democratic Party has unveiled a new car magnet that says "Blue Wave 2018" — perhaps anticipating that millions of Americans will be united in their distaste for President Trump and Republicans in general and vote for Democrats in the midterm elections, now a mere six months off.

Talk radio host Michael Savage has been in the nation's capital this week, having noteworthy private conversations with President Trump and conservative lawmakers, and admiring a beautiful city he says. (Michael Savage)

Michael Savage goes to Washington -- the White House included

- The Washington Times

It is indeed a political and cultural moment. Talk radio kingpin Michael Savage has been in the nation's capital this week - a man on a mission, and then some. Mr. Savage, who has not been in Washington for three decades, arrived Sunday and has been broadcasting his daily syndicated show to 10 million listeners via a studio in Washington.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, shown at a recent defense summit, faces complicated political theater as a Senate vote to confirm him as Secretary of State nears. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Associated Press)

Even the press is rooting for Mike Pompeo

- The Washington Times

Democrats have concocted some fancy footwork when it comes to the upcoming Senate vote on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state later this week. Their strategery involves a refusal to release Mr. Pompeo from the clandestine agency and a possible filibuster to block the nominee.

In this Dec. 2, 2017, photo, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, speaks at a fundraiser at Cipriani in New York, with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Associated Press)

The GOP has big plans -- and $172 million in the war chest

- The Washington Times

So much for all those news media claims that the Republican Party is drifting around the political realm with no compelling message and dwindling support. Once again, the Republican National Committee has broken another fundraising record, according to chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel, who says the party raised $13.9 million in March and now has a bodacious $171.6 million overall in the 2017-2018 cycle. The Grand Old Party's midterm election plans are grand, and going swimmingly.