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President Trump meets the press. A poll suggests that there could be emerging sympathy for him and his confrontations with the media. (Associated Press)

49 percent of Americans don't approve of the way media treats Trump

- The Washington Times

President Trump frequently takes on both the hostile news media and persistent negative coverage. That we know. What's new is this: there could be emerging public sympathy for Mr. Trump's side. Half of all Americans - 49 percent - say they do not approve of "the job the media has done handling Donald Trump"; that includes 77 percent of Republicans, 50 percent of independents and even 28 percent of Democrats.

Major General George Armstrong Custer, shown here in May, 1865. He was best man for Confederate Capt. John "Gimlet" Lea's wedding. (Library of Congress)

America's next 'civil war'

- The Washington Times

It is an alarming headline: "America's next Civil War will be worst than our last," writes H.W. Crocker III, a historian and novelist who points out that in summer 1862, Union Capt. George Armstrong Custer attended the wedding of Confederate Capt. John "Gimlet" Lea at Bassett Hall in Williamsburg, Virginia, as best man.

A recent friendly arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A major Gallup poll is now gauging "migrant acceptance" in 140 nations, including the U.S. Iceland tops the list at the most accepting. (Associated Press)

The world wrestles with 'migrant acceptance'

- The Washington Times

Gallup has conducted a massive global poll to determine the rate of "migrant acceptance" among the nations of the world. How massive? It took the pollster two years to complete the research, which involved telephone and face-to-face interviews in 140 countries; each sample included at least 1,000 adults, though India, Russia and China warranted larger polls — between 2,000 and 4,000 respondents.

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro now say unprecedented hatred from the left for President Trump could undermine the nation. (Fox News)

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Trump hatred undermines the U.S. not the president

- The Washington Times

Fox News Channel host Judge Jeanine Pirro's book rules the marketplace. Published last week by Center Street, "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy" remains No. 1 on Amazon. The author is in the middle of a book tour which takes her to the nation's capital Tuesday for an event at a historic site within blocks of the White House.

Megyn Kelly, host of the daily talk show "Megyn Kelly Today," will showcase an upcoming film on Ronald Reagan starring Dennis Quaid. (NBC)

Megyn meets Reagan -- 'A great man, a humble man'

- The Washington Times

She was once globally famous for appearing to challenge then-presidential hopeful Donald Trump on the 2016 campaign trail. That would be Megyn Kelly, who was then a Fox News Channel prime time anchor; the pair were must-see TV that year. Consider that the first GOP presidential debate on Aug. 5, 2016, was hosted by a Fox News team which included Ms. Kelly and drew an unprecedented 24 million viewers -- emerging as the highest rated cable news program on record.

Surrounded by the press, then-candidate Donald Trump grins following the fifth GOP presidential debate, staged in Las Vegas in 2015. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Trump's strategic war on the media

- The Washington Times

Voters already know that President Trump has confronted a hostile news media, which has produced an unprecedented amount of negative coverage aimed at his campaign, presidency and administration for three years. The practice ultimately may backfire on the press; Americans dislike the media almost as much as the media dislikes Mr. Trump. Almost.

Then-candidate Donald Trump at a rally in 2016. He was thinking about "talking peace" with Russian President Vladimir Putin even then. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Michael Savage: Trump hoped to 'talk about peace' with Putin even before 2016 election

- The Washington Times

During the final days of the 2016 presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump had an exclusive chat with talk radio host Michael Savage — which suggests just how long the future president had been mulling over his future dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump hoped at the time to "talk about peace with Putin," according to Mr. Savage — and that time was over 21 months ago.

First Lady Melania Trump, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, pose for a photograph in Helsinki, Finland, just prior to the much awaited summit between the two leaders on Monday. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Gorka: 'A president is never measured by his pressers'

- The Washington Times

Awash with adjectives and outrage, much of the news media was in full cry Monday after the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump's critics celebrated with caustic commentary and melodramatic predictions. But such is the current media marketplace when political agenda, journalism, spectacle and the need for ratings and readership collide.

CNN discussion: Trump is a 'Russian agent'

- The Washington Times

Six-out-of-10 voters approve of President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday, says a Fox News poll — including 81 percent Republicans, 56 percent of 39 percent of Democrats. So Mr. Trump's got that going for him. Sort of.

The push is on by centrist Democrats who are convinced they can woo the huge population of moderate and undecided voters to their side. (Associated Press)

Centrist Democrats issue a call to arms to retake party from raucous left

- The Washington Times

Amused Republicans already know that the shrill call of left-leaning progressives ultimately could backfire on the Democratic Party as significant elections loom. But the GOP has a new wrinkle to worry about. Some Democrats also know this and are poised to mute all the left-leaning noise and "resistance," and retool the party image into something that appeals to the huge, much coveted population of moderate voters and undecided folks in the heartland.

It's understandable that Democrats mourned Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016. But a poll reveals Americans may be tired of lingering outrage. (Associated Press)

America's growing fatigue with Democratic outrage

- The Washington Times

Yes, it is very understandable that Democrats would be sad, mad and uneasy following the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. That defeat was almost two years ago. But the decibel level of Democratic dismay only seems to have grown louder in 20 months. Party officials, lawmakers, Hillary fans, activists, operatives, strategists and potential candidates have joined the fray.

The Rev. Franklin Graham created the "Pray for 45" T-shirt in response to a Walmart shirt calling for President Trump's impeachment. (Franklin Graham)

He still prays for the president

- The Washington Times

The whirlwind of media and politics continues to spin toward uncertain destinations. But one thing appears to remain steady. There are many who continue to pray for President Trump, and the practice goes back a-ways. On the night before Americans went to the polls in the 2016 presidential election, the Rev. Franklin Graham called for the faithful to pray for America, and then go vote. He had a clear comment following Mr. Trump's victory.

A survey finds that voters are not ready to let go of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. About 55 percent are opposed to the idea. (Associated Press)

Voters: It's not time to fire 'ICE'

- The Washington Times

Leading Democrats are demanding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement — ICE — be abolished. The federal agency was created 15 years ago in response to 9/11 and related threats. A new Rasmussen Reports survey, however, finds voters are not ready to put ICE on ice: 55 percent oppose the idea, including 69 percent of Republicans, 53 percent of independents and 44 percent of Democrats. Only 25 percent overall favor shuttering the agency.

A Gallup poll reveals that most Americans say the nation's best years are ahead of us, and satisfaction with the country is at a 12-year high. (Chris Light)

Gallup: Satisfaction with America at 12-year high

- The Washington Times

Stand aside, now. Here's yet another poll to vex news media and Democratic Party, both long convinced that President Trump would be out of office by now. A new Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans now believe the nation has a brighter future, a sentiment which had dwindled in previous years.