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Trump Will Do 'Most Important Thing' on Visit to UK

US ambassador says president will meet with Queen Elizabeth in July

(Newser) - Donald Trump will make his first "working visit" as president to the UK next month, and it looks like he'll be doing a meet-and-greet with Queen Elizabeth after all. US Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson tells Sky News not all the kinks have been worked out, but that even... More »

Crowd Chants 'Lock Her Up' at Trump Rally

President defended immigration policies in Duluth

(Newser) - Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday night to defend his hardline immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him.... More »

Trump's Border Separation Move Could Pose Legal Issue

Executive order would likely violate Flores settlement agreement

(Newser) - After weeks of outcry, President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end the controversial practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. The order declares that it is the administration's policy to "maintain family unity," including by detaining entire families together... More »

Trump's 'Space Force' Raises 'Alarming' Flags for One Nation

Rep for Russian Foreign Ministry says new military branch would have 'destabilizing effect'

(Newser) - President Trump announced his plans Monday to build the "Space Force," a "separate but equal" sixth branch of the US military, spurring a fair amount of in-depth criticism , joshing , and outright mockery . But one nation in particular is taking Trump's pledge quite seriously, even expressing concern,... More »

EU's 'First Phase of Retaliation' Against US Launches Friday

The tariffs it threatened in March are on their way

(Newser) - The tariff tit for tat continues, with the EU set to put a wave of new tariffs against US exports into place on Friday. It's a response to the steel and aluminum tariffs that were imposed on the bloc three weeks ago , and the BBC characterizes the to-be-targeted exports... More »

Report: Trump Meeting With House GOP 'Didn't Move Needle'

But he wants them to send him an immigration bill

(Newser) - President Trump met with House Republicans Tuesday amid mounting public outrage over the separation of children from their families at the border—but insiders say that while the closed-door address was vintage Trump, he didn't leave lawmakers with a clear path to a deal on immigration. Lawmakers say Trump... More »

In Audio, Border Agent Jokes About Screaming of Separated Kids

McCain calls policy an 'affront to the decency of the American people'

(Newser) - A harrowing recording from inside a border facility has added fuel to the controversy over the immigration policies that have separated thousands of children from their families. In the recording, which ProPublica says was made last week and provided to civil rights attorney Jennifer Harbury by a whistleblower, wailing children... More »

Trump Orders Creation of 6th Military Branch: 'Space Force'

It's not clear whether he can do so without congressional approval

(Newser) - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard ... and Space Force? President Trump, speaking at a meeting of the National Space Council at the White House Monday, ordered the Pentagon to create a sixth branch of the military, Politico reports. "We are going to have the Air Force, and we... More »

Roger Stone: Russian Wanted $2M for Dirt on Hillary

Trump confidant now recalls meeting with mysterious Russian

(Newser) - Two associates of President Trump claim the whole thing was an FBI setup. Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone admits he met a man with a thick Russian accent in Florida in 2016, and the man—who went by the name Henry Greenberg—wanted $2 million for political dirt on Hillary... More »

US, South Korea to Announce Big North Korea Move

Yonhap says the offer is coming this week

(Newser) - Seems the US and South Korea really are on the verge of stopping "large-scale" military exercises, Reuters reports. Per Yonhap, a South Korean news agency, the two nations will announce the move this week with the stipulation that exercises with resume if Pyongyang fails to denuclearize as promised. "... More »

Trump 2020 Teams With Key Players in Facebook Scandal: AP

Reporters overhear Matt Oczkowski in conversation

(Newser) - A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election effort, the AP has learned. The AP confirmed that at least four former... More »

White House Clarifies: Trump Misunderstood Question

President does support 'moderate' GOP immigration plan; he'd said no Friday morning

(Newser) - The White House has walked back comments made by President Trump on Friday that he would not sign a "moderate" immigration reform bill scheduled for a vote next week. A spokesman said Trump had misunderstood the question and does indeed back the measure, reports Politico . The tumult erupted as... More »

Giuliani Suggests Mueller Probe Will End in Pardons

'Things might get cleaned up,' says the presidential attorney

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is again making headlines for comments related to the Robert Mueller investigation—this time strongly suggesting that President Trump will be flexing his pardon power before all is said and done. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,”... More »

Trump's 3 Letters May Have Helped World Cup Bid

President takes some credit for getting FIFA to pick North America

(Newser) - President Trump gave himself a pat on the back Friday, two days after FIFA announced North America would host the 2026 World Cup over Morocco. "Thank you for all of the compliments on getting the World Cup to come to the US, Mexico and Canada. I worked hard on... More »

Trump: Americans Should 'Sit Up in Attention' for Me

He later said he was being sarcastic about remark made during impromptu Fox interview

(Newser) - President Trump had a busy morning Friday on Twitter , taking credit for bringing the World Cup to the US, boasting about the jobs numbers, and diving into the Justice Department's IG report , railing on FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Director James Comey . It was another tweet, however,... More »

Report: Trump Has Approved Tough New Tariffs on China

Move raises fears of trade war

(Newser) - President Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long vowed... More »

A Trump Salute Shows Up in North Korea Video

White House defends the salute as 'common courtesy'

(Newser) - North Korean state media has released video of President Trump returning the salute of a North Korean general at the Singapore summit. The footage set off a debate about whether the benefits of showing mutual respect to the general outweighed the fact that North Koreans could use the film as... More »

New York Attorney General: Trump Foundation Is a Sham

Barbara Underwood sues to shut it down, prevent Trumps from leading other charities

(Newser) - New York's new attorney general came down hard on President Trump, the foundation that bears his name, and his three eldest children on Thursday. Barbara Underwood sued all of the above, alleging that the Donald J. Trump Foundation hasn't functioned as the charity it was set up to... More »

Pompeo Gets Testy Over 'Insulting' N. Korea Question

And Trump isn't too pleased with the media, either

(Newser) - President Trump was formally nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in early May, with the House of Representatives members who submitted the nomination citing his efforts to broker peace on the Korean peninsula. Now, a second nomination, this time out of Norway. The AP reports two lawmakers with the... More »

Trump Tweets North Korea Is 'No Longer a Nuclear Threat'

Not everyone agrees with the president's latest tweets

(Newser) - President Trump tweeted upon landing back on US soil, and one sentence in particular is grabbing attention: "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." In a subsequent tweet he wrote that "before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with... More »

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