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GOP's Nunes Apologizes to Democrats for Going to Trump

More developments on the Russian investigation

(Newser) - The GOP chairman of the House panel exploring possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign apologized in private to his Democratic colleagues Thursday for his controversial decision to brief President Trump before them on new information, while CNN is out with a potentially big development. Here's a look... More »

Trump Fails to Secure Deal on GOP Health Care Bill

Things are looking bleak for the American Health Care Act

(Newser) - With a House vote on the American Health Care Act just hours away on Thursday, it still didn't appear as if the Republican replacement for ObamaCare had the necessary votes, the Washington Post reports. Republicans can only afford for 22 GOP representatives to vote against the bill (it's... More »

Manafort Had Murky Dealings Routed Through Cyprus: Report

Treasury investigating ex-Trump campaign chief's offshore financial transactions

(Newser) - US Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, the AP reports. Information about Manafort's transactions was turned over earlier this year to agents... More »

Trump: 'I'm President and You're Not'

He says there's no credibility issue because he keeps being proved right

(Newser) - President Trump may be taking a lot of criticism for tweeting and uttering things that others find hard to believe, but in an interview with Time , he stands by his controversial statements and dismisses concerns about credibility. "Hey look ... I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m... More »

Ethics Experts Concerned About Ivanka's Role

'For purposes of the conflict of interest statute, I believe she is a government employee'

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump has attended meetings with foreign leaders and Cabinet members; she has security clearance that allows her access to classified information, a government-issued phone and computer, a White House email address, and even her own White House office . She still doesn't have an official White House job, but... More »

New Headlines Raise Heat on Trump's Ex-Campaign Chief

Paul Manafort calls it a 'smear campaign'

(Newser) - A flurry of headlines are out about Paul Manafort, who temporarily served as President Trump's campaign manager, and Manafort's Russian business dealings. The latest one, from the AP , asserts that Manafort "secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a... More »

Wall Street Journal Delivers Blistering Trump Editorial

He clings to wiretapping story 'like a drunk to an empty gin bottle'

(Newser) - President Trump is known to bristle at criticism. Plus, he happens to be a teetotaler. Which makes a scathing new editorial in the Wall Street Journal likely to be one of his least favorite bits of presidential commentary yet. In the piece, the editors say Trump is seriously damaging his... More »

Anne Frank Center to Tim Allen: 'Have You Lost Your Mind?'

Wants apology from Allen for comparing being conservative star to being in '30s Germany

(Newser) - The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling on Tim Allen to apologize for comparing the experience of being a conservative in Hollywood to living in Germany in the 1930s. Allen made the comments on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week while discussing his attendance at President Trump's inauguration,... More »

One Post-Comey Assessment: 'Our President Is a Liar'

Pundits weigh in on FBI chief's testimony on Trump

(Newser) - FBI chief James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill is not surprisingly a major topic on the opinion pages Tuesday, and David Leonhardt's piece in the New York Times is one of those drawing attention. It begins, "The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the... More »

Now It's Arnold's Turn to Troll Trump's Ratings

'Wow. Now you're in the thirties?'

(Newser) - President Trump took a few swings at Arnold Schwarzenegger's low Apprentice ratings, but the tables have turned. Schwarzenegger posted a video on Twitter Tuesday morning mocking Trump's low approval ratings—"you got swamped," he says. "Wow. Now you're in the thirties? "—and... More »

British PM Describes Trump in One Word

'Gentleman'

(Newser) - When President Trump took British PM Theresa May by the hand during her visit to the White House in January, some suggested it showed he was a leader and she a follower, reports NBC News . But Trump was "actually being a gentleman," says May. In an interview with... More »

House Hearing Called 'Worst Day' for Trump

He took 'double blow' from Comey testimony

(Newser) - After FBI Director James Comey both contradicted President Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor and confirmed that the bureau is probing his campaign's links to Moscow, critics including MSNBC's Joe Scarborough called it the "worst day" of the Trump presidency so far. The... More »

Fox Drops Analyst Who Said Brits Helped Wiretap Trump

Andrew Napolitano has been benched, sources say

(Newser) - The Fox legal analyst who claimed that a British intelligence agency helped former President Barack Obama wiretap Trump Tower won't be analyzing anything else for the network in the near future: Insiders tell the AP and the Los Angeles Times that Andrew Napolitano has been "benched" by Fox... More »

Trump Basically Live-Tweeted Comey Testimony

And Comey responded in real time

(Newser) - President Donald Trump produced a running commentary Monday on FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress, the AP reports. Thanks to the length of the hearing and the immediacy of Twitter, Comey was able to comment on the president's commentary without leaving his seat. It was a nearly... More »

Spicer: Trump's Golf Habit Totally Different Than Obama's

Spicer defends president's golf course meetings, too

(Newser) - Amid a plethora of headlines like the Washington Post 's recent "How much is Donald Trump’s travel and protection costing, anyway?" Sean Spicer Monday defended President Trump's golf habits. Responding to a question from Yahoo White House correspondent Hunter Walker about the 10 golf trips Trump... More »

President Trump Is Not Having a Great Monday

From the FBI chief's testimony to poll ratings to his net worth

(Newser) - It wasn't the best of news cycles on Monday for President Trump, who will presumably be displeased with negative headlines on multiple fronts. The biggest: FBI Chief James Comey told Congress that he sees no evidence to support Trump's claims that President Obama wiretapped him. Plus, Comey confirmed... More »

Hawking: 'I May Not Be Welcome' in US Under Trump

Acclaimed physicist notes his criticism of president's environmental policy

(Newser) - Stephen Hawking is afraid he might be persona non grata in America, reports the Guardian , due to the Trump administration's views on the environment and British cosmologist's past criticism of those views. In a conversation Monday with ITV's Good Morning Britain, Hawking said the US has swung... More »

Comey: There's No Evidence Obama Wiretapped Trump

He also confirms investigation into Russian meddling, possible ties to Trump campaign

(Newser) - FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress on Monday is making headlines on two main fronts: First, he publicly contradicted a series of tweets from President Trump in which Trump alleged that then-President Obama had wiretapped him during the campaign. "I have no confirmation that supports those tweets,... More »

Meals on Wheels Sees a Huge Surge in Donations

But federal budget's impact on program is unclear at this point

(Newser) - Fears that the Meals on Wheels program would be gutted under President Trump's first budget has translated into a significant boost in donations to the group. The national umbrella organization said it received $50,000 in online donations Thursday after Trump released his prelminary budget , reports Reuters . The typical... More »

Trump Tweet That Germany Owes 'Not How (NATO) Works'

President's interpretation of NATO spending questioned

(Newser) - President Trump's at-times awkward meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was summed up as one that "could have been a lot worse" by German daily Bild, reports the New York Times , but Trump's comments on NATO are gathering some steam. During a joint news conference Friday, Trump... More »

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