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Putin Lauds Trump's 'Significant Achievements' at Presser

Russian president also calls claims of his country's interference in US election 'nonsense'

(Newser) - He may not have said the term "fake news," or the Russian equivalent of it, but Vladimir Putin made it clear in his annual year-end press conference that he's labeling assertions of Russian meddling in the US election "nonsense," per ABC News . Putin railed against... More »

USA Today May Have Written Most Anti-Trump Editorial Yet

'Not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library'

(Newser) - Wow, tell us how you really feel USA Today . The newspaper absolutely unloaded on President Trump in an editorial Wednesday that is drawing attention for its scathing language. For instance: "A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets... More »

Omarosa Leaving White House

Reports differ on whether she quit or was fired

(Newser) - Omarosa is out at the White House. The one-time Apprentice star, full name Omarosa Manigault Newman, is once again parting ways with President Trump. The reasons aren't clear, but the AP notes that it means Trump is losing one of his most high-profile supporters in the African-American community. Omarosa... More »

Trump's Take on Alabama: I Knew It

Tweets that he knew Roy Moore couldn't win

(Newser) - President Trump ended his night by congratulating Doug Jones, and began his morning by tweeting that he essentially knew Jones would be the victor. "The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win... More »

Mueller Team Member: Trump an 'Idiot,' 'Loathsome Human'

Hundreds of reassigned FBI agent's texts revealed

(Newser) - Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him as "awful," an "idiot," and a "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of 375 messages released... More »

Gillibrand Fires Back at Trump for 'Sexist Smear'

Democrats call out president for tweet

(Newser) - In defending himself against renewed allegations of sexual misconduct by female accusers, President Trump on Tuesday also called out Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after she said he should resign. Since then, the backlash has been fast and furious from Democrats, including Gillibrand herself, who say Trump's tweet was sexist itself,... More »

Kellyanne Conway Has Year's Most Notable Quote

From Yale list of the top 10 for 2017

(Newser) - The use of the term "alternative facts" by Kellyanne Conway , an adviser to President Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017. The statement Conway made when asked why Trump's then-press secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of inauguration crowds... More »

Trump Lawyers Reportedly Want 2nd Special Counsel

To investigate Robert Mueller's investigation, reports Axios

(Newser) - There's plenty of speculation in DC about whether President Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller. But Mike Allen of Axios reports on another strategy being explored by the president's legal team: Appoint a second special counsel to investigate Mueller's investigation. The story suggests that Trump's... More »

Trump Tweets About Female Accusers

'Fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met'

(Newser) - President Trump said nothing on the subject Monday as four out of at least a dozen women who've accused him of sexual misconduct reiterated their allegations and called on Congress to investigate their claims. That changed Tuesday, and followed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's call on the president to resign,... More »

NYC Bombing Suspect Came to US in 2011

Akayed Ullah carried bomb on 55-minute subway ride

(Newser) - The man accused of detonating a bomb in a subway corridor near Times Square Monday morning carried the device strapped to himself on a 55-minute subway ride from his Brooklyn home, law enforcement officials say. Akayed Ullah, who came to the US from Bangladesh in 2011, injured himself and three... More »

Trump's Female Accusers: Time Is Right to Try Again

Women come forward again to accuse him of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - As promised , three of about a dozen women who have previously accused President Trump of sexual misconduct went on Megyn Kelly Today to restate their cases Monday. The reason? As one of them, Samantha Holvey explains, the women were "hurt" when they came forward to accuse candidate Trump, only... More »

Trump Watches 4 Hours of TV a Day? 'Wrong!'

President disputes 'NYT' report

(Newser) - The New York Times over the weekend detailed President Trump's daily routine , and the paper painted television as a major part of it. Not so, declared Trump in a Monday morning tweet. The article characterized him as watching four to eight hours a day, though it noted the sound... More »

Trump Accusers Banding Together to Demand Investigation

3 women will speak to Megyn Kelly; press conference will follow

(Newser) - On Sunday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said President Trump's accusers "should be heard," and on Monday they will be. By BuzzFeed's count, some 16 women have come forward with sexual harassment accusations against Trump; three of them will speak with NBC News' Megyn Kelly at 9am... More »

Trump's Day Includes 4 Hours of TV, 12 Diet Cokes

'New York Times' looks at the presidential routine

(Newser) - He's up about 5:30am and back to bed about 11:30pm or later. And in between? Well, that's an "hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation," declares a headline in the New York Times on a story detailing President Trump's daily routine. It's a routine that... More »

Trump Attacks Credibility of Roy Moore Accuser

He cites her addition to yearbook signature

(Newser) - President Trump didn't stump for Roy Moore in Alabama on Friday, but he did the next best thing at a raucous rally near the state line in Pensacola, Florida. "Get out and vote for Roy Moore. Do it. Do it," Trump told the crowd, per the AP... More »

Countering Trump's Attacks, FBI Director Backs the 'Brave'

Tens of thousands of agents are 'working their tails off,' says Christopher Wray

(Newser) - FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday countered strident attacks on his agency by President Trump, saying, "There is no finer institution than the FBI." Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee as Democrats and Republicans clashed over the significance of Trump's attacks, reports the AP . In a... More »

After Trump's Israel Move, a Call for an Uprising

Meanwhile, US allies are speaking out

(Newser) - President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a "war declaration against Palestinians" who should rise up, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said in a speech Thursday. Though Palestinian forces announced three "days of rage" beginning Wednesday, during which Palestinians are to protest at Israeli... More »

Trump Slurs a Word, and Late-Night Pounces

The White House blamed dry mouth

(Newser) - There was no shortage of reaction to President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday, but one word that was floating around was an unexpected one: dentures. There was much social media chatter over the president's apparent slurring of the word "states" at... More »

Patagonia Owner Sues Over Bears Ears: I Won't Let 'Evil' Win

Company sues to keep Trump administration from slashing national monument by 85%

(Newser) - Go to Patagonia's website and you're greeted with a message Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has deemed "nefarious" : "The President Stole Your Land." The California company is referring to President Trump's move to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, but... More »

Trump Declares Jerusalem the Capital of Israel

Controversial move comes despite protests from Arab world

(Newser) - Defying dire, worldwide warnings , President Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of US and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Trump declared that he was ending an approach that for decades has failed to advance the prospects for peace, per the AP . "I have determined that... More »

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