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Trump Takes Jab at Time Magazine

President claims he 'took a pass' on being named Person of the Year again

(Newser) - President Trump says he turned down an interview and photo shoot for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" issue, the AP reports. In a Friday evening tweet , Trump says the magazine informed him he was "probably" going to be granted the title for the second year in... More »

Trumps to Ditch Their 'Epically Mismanaged' NYC Hotel

The Trump SoHo has had troubles from the start

(Newser) - A posh New York City hotel bears the Trump name—but the Trumps have apparently had it with the property, the New York Times reports. The Trump Organization has penned a deal that lets it out of its ties to Trump SoHo by the end of the year, bringing to... More »

Woman With Profane Anti-Trump Sticker Goes After Sheriff

Karen Fonseca added Troy Nehls' name to her list, and the back window of her truck

(Newser) - The Texas woman who became infamous last week after Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls threatened to arrest her for driving around with a "F--- Trump" bumper sticker on her truck has added the sheriff's name to her latest expletive-ridden decal, the Houston Chronicle reports. Yesterday Karen Fonseca... More »

Justice Dept. Sues to Stop AT&T/Time Warner Merger

The government says the deal would weaken competition

(Newser) - The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant, the AP reports. The government claims that consumer cable bills will rise if the merger goes through, saying the deal would "... More »

Cost of Opioid Epidemic Much Higher Than Earlier Estimates

The crisis cost $504B in 2015

(Newser) - President Donald Trump said Monday that the opioid epidemic is "ravaging so many American families and communities." It also appears to be more expensive than previously thought, according to a government analysis released Monday. The White House Council of Economic Advisers pegs the true cost of the crisis... More »

Trump: 'I Should Have Left Them in Jail!'

President chastises father of UCLA player arrested in China

(Newser) - President Trump is singing a different tune after helping three UCLA athletes who were arrested for shoplifting in China come home. “I should have left them in jail!” the president tweeted Sunday in response to an interview in which one of the players' fathers downplayed his role in... More »

White House Torn Over ObamaCare Mandate Repeal

At least one Republican senator is balking at the idea

(Newser) - The White House is sending mixed signals about the fate of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate as it tries to corral enough votes in the Senate to pass tax reform. After President Trump said he would like to see repeal of the mandate as part of the tax... More »

WH Adviser Suggests Trump Believes Moore Accusers

Otherwise he'd be campaigning for the Senate candidate

(Newser) - President Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet on the issue of Roy Moore , not so much as sending out a single tweet about the embattled Alabama Senate candidate and the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. But to hear one White House adviser tell it, actions in this case speak... More »

General Wouldn't Follow Trump Order for 'Illegal' Nuclear Strike

'It's not that complicated,' says head of US Strategic Command

(Newser) - The commander of US Strategic Command says he wouldn't launch a nuclear strike he believed to be "illegal" if ordered to do so by President Trump, CBS News reports. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the top US nuclear commander, says he doesn't take the responsibility lightly. "... More »

Water Break Overshadows Trump's Speech on Asia Trip

'Needs work on his form,' tweets Marco Rubio

(Newser) - Upon returning from his 12-day trip around Asia, President Trump announced during a televised speech Wednesday that he had fixed the "mistakes" of past presidents, CNN reports. "I swore that in every decision, every action I would put the best interest of the American people first," Trump... More »

Trump Intercedes on Basketball Players' Behalf

Trump asked Chinese president to help UCLA students accused of shoplifting

(Newser) - The case of three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting sunglasses in China has taken on geopolitical significance, so much so that the president of the United States himself has gotten involved. The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to resolve the case during... More »

Ex-CIA Director: Putin Is Playing on Trump's Ego

John Brennan believes Putin's flattery is meant to manipulate Trump

(Newser) - A day after being criticized by President Trump, a former CIA director questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was manipulating Trump with flattery during the president's lengthy trip to Asia. Trump's trip was meant to be centered on trade and North Korea, but Trump remains dogged by things... More »

Trump Clarifies Stance on Election Meddling, Putin

Says he's 'with our agencies'

(Newser) - President Donald Trump says he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin believes it when he says Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. But Trump says he also believes US intelligence agencies, which have concluded that Russia did meddle in the election. "I believe that he feels... More »

CIA Weighs In After Trump Sides With Putin on Election Meddling

Director Mike Pompeo 'stands by' report of Russian intereference

(Newser) - Despite President Trump calling them "political hacks" on Saturday, CIA director Mike Pompeo "stands by" a report issued by the intelligence community that found Russia tried to influence the 2016 election with the aim of getting Trump elected, the Hill reports. "The intelligence assessment with regard to... More »

Ex-Bodyguard Says Trump Was Offered Women in Russia: Sources

Keith Schiller reportedly testified he rejected offer to send women to Trump's hotel room

(Newser) - President Trump's longtime bodyguard reportedly told Congress this week that Russians offered to send five women up to Trump's hotel room while he was in Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant in 2013. Sources with direct knowledge of Keith Schiller's testimony in front of the House intelligence... More »

Trump 'Frustrated' by Canceled Visit to DMZ

President attempted surprise visit to DMZ only to be thwarted by weather

(Newser) - President Trump scrapped a surprise visit to the Korean demilitarized zone due to poor weather Wednesday morning, the AP reports. Marine One flew most of the way from Seoul to the DMZ before turning back due to poor weather conditions. Back at the US Army's Yongsan Garrison, Trump prepared... More »

ObamaCare Surprises With Record Enrollment Numbers

More than 200K people signed up on day 1 of open enrollment

(Newser) - Bucking expectations, ObamaCare is off to a record-breaking start. The Hill reports that around 200,000 signed up for health care coverage on the first day of this year's enrollment period, compared to 100,000 last year. Such early enthusiasm is good news for fans of ObamaCare, many of... More »

Trump, Abe Make Fishy Faux Pas

What restraint?

(Newser) - It's probably one of the most-repeated phrases when teaching kids about how to feed fish: just a pinch. It's a directive President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe most definitely did not follow while the two visited the Akasaka palace's koi carp pond Monday. The Guardian ... More »

JFK Document Dump Includes FBI File on Martin Luther King

They called the civil rights leader a communist and the group he founded a 'tax dodge'

(Newser) - In response to Donald Trump's order to release documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, on Friday the government made public an FBI file on Martin Luther King from March 1968, four-and-a-half years after Kennedy was shot. The document doesn't paint a flattering portrait of the... More »

Trump Lauds Domestic Successes on First Day of Asia Trip

The president spoke to American troops in Tokyo about unemployment and the stock market

(Newser) - Donald Trump is in Asia this week to talk trade and the threat of a nuclear North Korea, and at his first stop, Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, on Sunday morning he told the American troops gathered to hear him speak that things are going "really, really well" back... More »

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