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The feel-good Hallmark Channel is booming in the age of Trump – The Washington Post

There’s a very good chance that you or someone in your close circle of friends watches the Hallmark Channel. Ratings are booming. Hallmark was the only non-news channel in the top 15 to see substantial viewership growth last year. In November and December, when Hallmark aired Christmas movies almost nonstop, the channel often ran neck-and-neck with Fox …

Venezuela shuts off CNN in Spanish after criticizing story

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s government pulled CNN in Spanish from the nation’s airwaves on Wednesday, shutting off the news channel after officials angrily criticized a report alleging the country’s diplomats sold passports to members of a Middle East terror group. The National Telecommunications Commission announced it initiated sanctions because …

CNN at war with Trump over what reporting unleashed

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A week before the inauguration, CNN is at war with an incoming president, not necessarily for what it reported but for what its reporting unleashed. For all the noise — accusations of “fake news,” the confrontation between Donald Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta at a news …

Obama not slipping away quietly from presidency

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Barack Obama is not leaving his presidency quietly. Besides his farewell address to the nation Tuesday night, Obama has been on a media blitz during his final weeks in office. The biggest broadcast networks have all been granted interviews, culminating in a full-circle talk Sunday on …

Venezuelan’s military begins campaign to combat shortages

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are getting a glimpse of the military’s expanded role combatting severe food shortages that are threatening to provoke more unrest in the crisis-plagued nation. Images broadcast Wednesday on state TV show uniformed officers inspecting chicken and soybean processing plants near the capital. In an effort …