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Cardi B Warns 'Sheep' Tomi Lahren: 'I Will Dog Walk You'

Singer isn't having it with conservative commentator over the shutdown and border wall

(Newser) - Cardi B and Tomi Lahren got into an online smackdown over President Trump's border wall and the government shutdown. The 26-year-old singer and rapper caused quite a buzz last week with a 58-second rant about the partial shutdown, noting that "our country is in a hellhole right now,... More »

SNL Has Solution to the Shutdown

Alec Baldwin's Trump plays a little game of 'Deal or No Deal' with members of Congress

(Newser) - With no deal to end the government shutdown, Saturday Night Live tried to find a simple solution for Alec Baldwin's President Trump character. As Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey on Deal or No Deal said, "We decided to do this in the only format that you can understand:... More »

Trump Offers 'Compromise' Plan to Dems

The president would extend DACA protection for a border wall

(Newser) - In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the US illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange or his long-promised border wall, the AP reports. But while Trump cast the move as... More »

Dems Make an Offer on Border Security

And President Trump plans to speak Saturday afternoon

(Newser) - The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a "major announcement" about the closure and the US-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security, the AP reports. It was... More »

'Major' News From Trump Coming on Shutdown

Offering few details, president says he'll speak at 3pm

(Newser) - The partial government shutdown is now in its 28th day, per a CNN tracker, and President Trump is now promising some big news on it. The president tweeted late Friday afternoon: "I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown,... More »

Mueller Almost Never Speaks About His Case. He Just Did

Special counsel offers 'rare' public statement refuting part of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

(Newser) - The BuzzFeed report that had all of DC abuzz was roundly attacked by Trump supporters Friday after it alleged President Trump had instructed former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress in 2017 about efforts to build a condo tower in Moscow. On Friday, a new detractor of the report... More »

After Damning Report, 3 Key Words Are in Circulation

'If it's true.' BuzzFeed story about Trump has DC buzzing with the implications

(Newser) - BuzzFeed came out on Thursday night with a scoop about the Robert Mueller investigation that has most pundits in agreement on thing: It's very bad news for President Trump, if it's true. The latter point is a crucial one, given that the report is based on two... More »

Pelosi Responds to Cancellation of Trip

She accuses White House of killing a potential commercial flight, too, which White House denies

(Newser) - In his Thursday letter announcing he'd cancelled a military flight meant to carry Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to Brussels and Afghanistan, President Trump noted that the House Speaker was still free to fly commercial . But on Friday, Pelosi shot back that the White House made that impossible, too.... More »

ISIS Hit Americans at Favorite Lunch Spot

2 service members among 4 Americans killed in Manbij suicide bombing

(Newser) - The restaurant rocked by the suicide bomb attack that killed four Americans in Syria on Wednesday was a favorite lunch spot for troops, who'd stop for French fries and a shawarma sandwich, often several times a week. Military leaders and Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jeanne Shaheen even dined without... More »

Democrats: This New Report on Trump One of the Worst Yet

BuzzFeed says president ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

(Newser) - Michael Cohen has admitted that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's ambition to build a tower in Russia. But a new report from BuzzFeed adds a wrinkle that has bombshell implications if true. The report, based on two anonymous law enforcement sources, alleges that Trump, as president, ordered... More »

Giuliani Clarifies His Surprising Comments on Collusion

Reiterates Trump's innocence, but can't speak for 'thousands' of campaign workers

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani sought to walk back comments he made in a TV interview that left the impression some of President Trump's top campaign aides might be guilty of colluding with the Russians. "I can understand the confusion," said Giuliani, per the New York Daily News , but he... More »

Atlantic Makes Bold Case Against Trump

New cover features a giant word: 'Impeach'

(Newser) - The Hill calls it "striking" and Mediaite goes further with "stunning." Whatever the adjective, the new cover of the Atlantic is definitely a talker. It features a giant word in red capital letters: "Impeach." Underneath that: "It's time for Congress to judge the... More »

Giuliani on CNN: 'I Never Said There Was No Collusion'

Between Trump campaign and Russia; Giuliani insists Trump himself has committed no crime

(Newser) - Some are wondering "what shoe may be about to drop" in Robert Mueller's Russia probe after an appearance on CNN Wednesday evening by President Trump's personal lawyer. The Hill reports that Rudy Giuliani showed up to chat with the network's Chris Cuomo, and Giuliani had some... More »

Was Pelosi's State of the Union Move a Foolish One?

Pundits weigh in

(Newser) - In a letter to President Trump on Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi suggested that the State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29, be postponed until after the shutdown ends or delivered in writing. Some reactions to the House speaker's move, which she indicated was tied to security concerns :
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Pelosi Sends Trump a Letter With a Big Ask

She wants him to delay his State of the Union address

(Newser) - On Jan. 3 she formally invited him to deliver the State of the Union address on Jan. 29; just shy of two weeks later, Nancy Pelosi wants it rescheduled until after the shutdown ends—or just delivered in writing. In a letter sent to President Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns,... More »

Burger King Trolls Trump Over 'Hamberders'

POTUS initially misspelled 'hamburgers' on Twitter

(Newser) - Burger King is needling President Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship. The spelling error was quickly corrected . But Burger King jumped in with a tweet of its own,... More »

New Report Won't Help Trump on the Russia Narrative

'NYT' says he has repeatedly talked about leaving NATO, and Putin would love that

(Newser) - President Trump has made no secret of his disdain for NATO. Now, the New York Times reports that his displeasure has gone beyond making public criticisms. Quoting anonymous senior administration officials, the newspaper says Trump has repeatedly expressed his desire to withdraw from the alliance. Trump's national security team... More »

Hillary Clinton Has Fighting Words for Trump

Implies he's Russia's 'puppet'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton on Monday jumped into the latest President Trump-Russia fray. "Like I said: A puppet," Clinton tweeted , alongside a clip of her exchange with Trump during the final 2016 presidential debate in which she said Russian President Vladimir Putin would "rather have a puppet as president... More »

Trump Answers 'Most Insulting' Question

'I have never worked for Russia,' president says

(Newser) - When Jeanine Pirro of Fox News posed it to him on Saturday, President Trump called it "the most insulting thing I have ever been asked." On Monday, he answered it. Pirro had asked about whether he had ever worked for Moscow, following a New York Times report that... More »

Trump Downplays Idea of National Emergency

President hints he won't make controversial declaration after all

(Newser) - President Trump once strongly hinted that he would declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall. On Monday, he walked back the threat about the controversial move . "Now I have the absolute legal right to call it, but I'm not looking to do that,"... More »

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