FROM Pete Kasperowicz
House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill by Unanimous Consent The House today ended the threat of a government shut-down on Saturday by passing a funding measure today unanimously. It took only a minute. But that doesn't mean that gridlock is over. The government will only be funded through Tuesday. Pete Kasperowicz reports for The Hill , a newspaper that focuses on the Senate and Congress.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."