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Developing now, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un could be in jeopardy as North Korea reportedly objects to U.S. demands that country give up its nuclear weapons and to American air force drills taking place in South Korea
Two Trump-backed candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, won their U.S. Senate primaries as four states held primary elections Tuesday
President Trump's choice to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, picks up key Democratic support before Wednesday's vote by the Senate Intelligence Committee and ahead of a full confirmation vote later this week
Hawaii residents are on the highest alert as authorities warn the Kilauea volcano is growing more volatile and that an eruption could be imminent
HEADED FOR CONFIRMATION: President Trump's pick to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, appeared headed for confirmation as she picked up endorsements from key Democrats ahead of the pivotal vote expected later this week ... Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., all offered support to Haspel on Tuesday afternoon. These endorsements follow Haspel support from Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly. All but Warner are facing tough re-election races this year. Haspel was nominated to replace former CIA director and now-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said her confirmation vote will be held this week. A Senate Intelligence Committee vote is expected Wednesday.
RED ALERT IN HAWAII: Hawaii residents are facing the highest volcanic activity alert after officials warned that the Big Island's Kilauea volcano is growing more explosive -- as a massive ash cloud grows in the sky ... The U.S. Geological Survey upgraded its previous volcano warning from "orange" to "red," signifying that an "eruption is forecasted to be imminent with significant emission of ash into the atmosphere likely," or that an eruption is already underway. Nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting 12 days ago. On Monday, another fissure spewing lava and unhealthy gas opened up, and a crack in the Earth that emerged a day earlier was sending molten rock on a slow run for the ocean, officials said.
F--- THE FACTS: "You don't know what you're talking about. Facts work. Why don't you get some?" – Tucker Carlson, on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," to Pat Davis, a Democrat running for Congress in New Mexico, who dropped the F-bomb in an anti-NRA ad.WATCH
GOP 'AMNESTY FANATICS': "These representatives should be ashamed. By defying their leadership, they are demoralizing the base of the GOP and weakening unity before the midterms. Rather than keeping a focus on the booming economy, these Republicans have decided it is in their political interest to turn the spotlight to immigration and the DACA kids, even if it means handing power over to the opposing party to do it." – Laura Ingraham, on "The Ingraham Angle," blasting 18 Republican members of Congress who signed a "discharge petition" in hopes of bringing a slew of liberal immigration measures to the floor for a vote. WATCH
Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Outrage in Philadelphia after a public school displays anti-NRA and anti-GOP signs; 'Fox & Friends' takes a closer look. President Trump pays tribute to fallen NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia at the annual National Peace Officers' Memorial; Officer Familia's children joins the show. Trump supporter Eugenior Joseph recounts being berated at Cheesecake Factory. Home improvement expert Skip Bedell has tips to spruce up your backyard.
On Fox Business:
Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Guests include: Neil Everitt, Brockmans CEO; Lanhee Chen, former policy director for Mitt Romney; Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.; Dan Conn, chief executive officer of Christie's International Real Estate.
Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Gayle Dickie, founder and CEO of Gamer World News Entertainment; Rep. Leonard Lance; Beth Lindstrom, Massachusetts Senate candidate.
After the Bell, 4 p.m. ET: Michelle Steel, Orange County, Calif. superviser; Rep. Leonard Lance.
The Evening Edit,5 p.m. ET: Guests include: House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady.
On Fox News Radio:
Benson & Harf, 6 p.m. ET: Don't miss the new show hosted by Guy Benson, political editor at Townhall.com and Marie Harf, former senior adviser of strategic communications at the State Department.
The Fox News Rundown podcast: Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has the GOP worried that a pair of scandals could derail their hopes for victory in the midterm elections. Fox News' Matt Finn and Fox News political director Chris Stirewalt discuss the governor's political impact. The city of Seattle announced a new tax on large employers, like Amazon, that is said to help fund homelessness and affordable housing programs. Fox News' Seattle-based correspondent, Dan Springer, discusses opposition to the ordinance and why some believe it's a step in the right direction. Plus, commentary by Dr. Marc Siegel.
The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Guests include: David Acela; Jonathan Swan; Home Depot founder Ken Langone; Amb. John Bolton; William McGurn; Bill Hemmer.
1988: Surgeon General C. Everett Koop releases a report declaring nicotine is addictive in ways similar to heroin and cocaine.
1939: The federal government begins its first food stamp program in Rochester, N.Y.
1868: At the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, 35 out of 54 senators vote to find Johnson guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors" over his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, falling one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to convict; the trial would end 10 days later after two other articles of impeachment went down to defeat as well.
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