FROM Nicole Santa Cruz
Who'll Get the Crystal Cathedral? Televangelist Robert Schuller's Chrystal Cathedral is bankrupt, and Schuller's family runs a board of directors that recently changed its mind about selling the complex for $50 million or more. But the lack of donor response suggests that the family has lost the confidence of the congregation. Last week, the official committee of creditors threatened to sue if the board continues to block the sale.
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?
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.