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Vast Majority of Republicans Agree About 'Witch Hunt'

While almost all Democrats disagree, according to new poll

(Newser) - President Trump refers to the Robert Mueller investigation again and again as a "witch hunt," and it appears that a decent number of Americans agree with him. A poll by USA Today and Suffolk University finds that 50% of respondents agree with the president's contention that he... More »

Meghan Fires Back After Trump Attacks John McCain

President still feuding with late senator

(Newser) - President Trump is apparently still feuding with John McCain—seven months after the senator's death . After a report that a McCain associate had leaked the infamous Russia dossier, Trump quoted Ken Starr as saying it was a "very dark stain" on McCain's record and tweeted that the... More »

Aide Reacts After Media Links Trump, NZ Shooter

Mick Mulvaney speaks out against reference to shooter's manifesto

(Newser) - A top White House official said Sunday President Trump "is not a white supremacist" and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are "absurd," per the AP . Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed... More »

Trump Uses His First Veto Over Border Wall Funding

It doesn't appear the Senate has enough votes to override

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday vetoed a congressional attempt to keep him from obtaining funding for a wall at the Mexico border. The "reckless" resolution would endanger Americans, he said at the Oval Office ceremony, reports the Hill . "Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have... More »

Trump: White Nationalism Isn't Rising Threat

'It's a small group of people,' says the president after New Zealand massacre

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday said he doesn't think that white nationalism is a rising global threat. "I don't really," said Trump when asked about the issue in the wake of the New Zealand massacre at two mosques, per USA Today . "I think it’s a... More »

Jeb Bush: We Need 2020 GOP Challenger

Former candidate thinks president should face a Republican rival in primary

(Newser) - President Trump should have to overcome both Democratic and Republican opponents if he wants to retake the presidency, according to Jeb Bush. In a CNN interview to air Saturday, the former Florida governor who faced Trump in the 2016 primary calls for a competitive round two in 2020 among Republicans.... More »

Trump, AOC Draw Headlines With Their New Zealand Tweets

'49 innocent people have so senselessly died,' writes Trump

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to respond to the mass shootings in New Zealand , tweeting , "My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes [sic] out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many... More »

Trump: O'Rourke Has 'Crazy' Hand Movements

Democrat says he wants to 'rise above pettiness'

(Newser) - If President Trump faces Beto O'Rourke in the general election, he apparently has two lines of attack ready: The Texan's hands and name. The president mocked the Democrat, who announced his candidacy in a video Thursday, for moving his hands too much, Politico reports. "I've never... More »

Trump Accuser's Lawsuit Against President Can Proceed

NY appeals court says he's not immune from 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos' suit

(Newser) - A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that President Trump isn't immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Apprentice contestant who accused him of unwanted kissing and groping, the AP reports. A panel of judges on the Supreme Court Appellate Division said in their ruling, in a... More »

After Getting Last Wish From Trump, CT Man Has Died

'That phone call meant everything to him'

(Newser) - A week after receiving a call from President Trump, Jay Barrett died a happy man. The terminally ill cystic fibrosis patient from Connecticut died in his sleep overnight Tuesday, according to his sister, who'd arranged his dying wish . "I think he literally lived his best time in that... More »

Report: Trump Bad-Mouthed 737 Before Grounding Decision

He told officials Boeing model 'sucked'

(Newser) - The US became the last major county to ground the Boeing 737 Max on Wednesday—shortly before the aircraft's maker grounded the entire global fleet. Boeing says it "continues to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 Max," but it will ground all 371 of... More »

Senate Puts a Foot Down Over the War in Yemen

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Mike Lee co-sponsor the bill

(Newser) - The Senate voted Wednesday to end US support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Trump's foreign policy, the AP reports. Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a foreign conflict,... More »

Here Are Your 5 New National Monuments

They tell of disaster, division, dinos

(Newser) - President Trump signed a bipartisan public lands bill Tuesday that will protect 1.3 million acres from California to Kentucky and establish five national monuments. But it's the lack of action on ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendations in a review of 27 national monuments that's drawing attention.... More »

Senate Poised to Deliver Another Rebuke of Trump

Resolution to end Saudi-led war in Yemen expected to pass Wednesday

(Newser) - President Trump's first veto is on the horizon. The Senate will vote Wednesday on a resolution demanding that the US end its military support of the devastating Saudi-led war in Yemen. The bipartisan resolution invoking the War Powers Act, seen as a rebuke of Trump, passed 56-41 in December... More »

Paul Ryan Has Warning for Trump on 2020

'If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn't going to win it'

(Newser) - Paul Ryan is out of Congress, but Politico reports that the former House speaker weighed in on the 2020 race during a recent lecture in Vero Beach, Fla. Ryan sees President Trump as vulnerable to Democrats unless he starts putting the focus on policy rather than on his "personal... More »

5 Key Takeaways From Trump's Budget

Among them: He proposes cuts to Medicare as Democrats move in the opposite direction

(Newser) - President Trump proposed a $4.75 trillion budget on Monday, the largest one in history. Here are five takeaways from early coverage:
  • First key point: As the New York Times notes, this presidential budget is typical in that it's more of a political document than something that will affect
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A Time Change: Trump Backs Permanent Daylight Saving

Legislation in Congress calls for never falling back

(Newser) - The movement to spring forward year-round gained a big supporter Monday, when President Trump tweeted : "Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!" Three Republicans from Florida introduced legislation in Congress this month that would put an end the November change back to standard time, the... More »

Trump: Here's Why I Said 'Tim Apple'

He blames 'Fake News' for negative coverage

(Newser) - President Trump is doubling down and insisting that he did not, in fact, screw up the name of Apple CEO Tim Cook at a White House function. You can start by watching the original remarks here . On Twitter Monday, Trump provided an explanation of why he said "Tim Apple"... More »

Trump Finds a Fresh Avenue for Border Wall Money

Obviously, the House won't be jumping at it

(Newser) - President Donald Trump will seek $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the US-Mexico border wall, two administration officials said Sunday, setting up another showdown with Congress, which has resisted giving him more money for his signature campaign promise. The request would more than double the $8.1... More »

Trump 'Pretty Disappointed' if Kim Tests a Rocket: Bolton

But he says the government is watching North Korea 'constantly'

(Newser) - The top national security adviser says President Trump would be "pretty disappointed" if North Korea were to launch a new rocket or missile test, as some experts believe he could be preparing to do , reports the AP . Speaking on ABC's This Week, John Bolton would not confirm reports... More »

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