Trump approval rating bounces back from government shutdown lows
Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:24 AM
President Donald Trump's approval rating has mounted a decisive comeback from its descent last month during the record-long 35-day partial government shutdown. Trump's approval numbers hit a low of under 40 percent on Jan. 25, the final day of the shutdown, a loss of almost 3 points from before the closure, according to an average calculated by the website FiveThirtyEight.
Trump praises Brazil's new President Bolsonaro after he vowed to 'strengthen democracy'
Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 7:49 AM
Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president on Tuesday, and immediately called on Congress to combat endemic corruption and promised to "work tirelessly so that Brazil reaches its destiny." Addressing a joint session of Congress minutes after taking the oath of office, Bolsonaro, a former Army captain and admirer of the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, vowed to adhere to democratic norms.
Trump invites Congressional leaders to meet about government shutdown
Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 7:48 AM
President Donald Trump has invited eight top lawmakers to sit down Wednesday afternoon and discuss the partial government shutdown and border funding. This would mark the first time Trump has met with democratic and republican leaders since the shutdown started Dec. 22. Politico first reported news of the invitations, and NBC News confirmed with two congressional leadership sources and another person familiar.