WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressional job approval declined to 20% in April, eight points lower than the seven-year high reached in February after Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. The drop was driven mainly by a loss of support among Republicans, whose approval fell from 50% two months ago to 31% in April.
Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died after being found unresponsive Saturday. He was 90. Berry's seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics like Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B Goode. He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Singer-songwriter Huey Lewis described him as "maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll." "His music and influence will last forever," he added.
In November, the U.K. Daily Mail used its entire front page to brand three judges "enemies of the people" following a legal ruling on the Brexit process. Then on Friday, President Donald Trump deployed the epithet against mainstream US media outlets that he sees as hostile. "The fake news media (failing New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS, CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" he wrote on Twitter. ... The U.S. president's use of "enemies of the people" raises unavoidable echoes of some of history's most murderous dictators. ... "Charming that our uneducated president manages to channel the words of Stalin and fails to hear the historical resonance of this phrase," tweeted Mitchell Orenstein, a professor of Russian and East European studies at the University of Pennsylvania. read more