European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday resisted calls by the biggest political group in the European Parliament to cancel participation in an “international contact group” set up in a bid to mediate on the crisis in Venezuela. The Trump administration is not enthusiastic about the initiative, saying the time for dialogue with Maduro has passed.

Ahead of what looks to be a looming showdown on the Venezuela-Colombia border this weekend, President Trump in a rousing speech on Monday declared socialism in the western hemisphere to be in its “twilight hour,” predicting freedom not just for Venezuela, but for the people of Cuba and Nicaragua as well.

When challenged Friday about whether he’s concocting a national emergency at the border to get a wall because he couldn’t get the money any other way, President Donald Trump said to ask the Angel Moms, whose sons and and daughters were killed by illegal immigrants, whether he was making it up. Read Full Story

President Donald Trump said Friday that he is planning to use billions of dollars from the Defense Department budget to build the wall, but it’s only a “very, very small amount” compared to the overall military budget. Read Full Story