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Trump Arrives at NYC Court for Fraud Trial

New York attorney general Letitia James says 'no one is above the law'

(Newser) - Former President Trump showed up on Monday for a trial in a lawsuit that could cost him control of Trump Tower and other prized properties, after vowing to defend his reputation in a case he calls "a sham." Trump, who built his political career on his fame as...

Trump: I'll Be in Court Monday to Defend Name

Former president's civil trial over his business empire begins in New York

(Newser) - Former President Trump promises to be in a Manhattan courtroom Monday as one of his ongoing legal fights reaches the trial stage. "I'm going to Court tomorrow morning to fight for my name and reputation," he wrote on his Truth Social platform Sunday, per the BBC . "...

Trump's Team Left Birdcage at Nikki Haley's Hotel Room

After calling her 'Birdbrain' in a Truth Social post

(Newser) - Former President Trump handed out a new nickname Friday when he dubbed Nikki Haley "Birdbrain"—and he apparently doubled down days later by sending an actual birdcage to her Iowa hotel room. Haley, a fellow GOP presidential candidate, posted a photo of the cage, accompanying bag of bird...

First Trump Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty in Georgia

Scott Hall agrees to testify in other trials, including Trump's

(Newser) - The sweeping Georgia election interference case just went from 19 defendants, including Donald Trump, to 18. Scott Hall, a bail bondsman, pleaded guilty on Friday to five misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with the performance of election duties, the Hill reports. As part of his plea deal,...

Trump Gives Up on Moving Georgia Trial

Judge had been unmoved by Mark Meadows' similar request

(Newser) - Donald Trump will not seek to have his Georgia election interference case transferred to federal court, his attorneys said in a filing Thursday—three weeks after a judge rejected a similar attempt by the former president's White House chief of staff. The notice filed in federal court in Atlanta...

Trump's Comment Sparks Steps by Milley

Outgoing chairman of Joint Chiefs responds to 'death' post by former president

(Newser) - Retiring Gen. Mark Milley said he has personal security measures in place, and will take other steps, in response to Donald Trump's suggestion that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff deserves to be executed. In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air Sunday, Axios reports, CBS' Norah...

Trump Loses Another Court Battle in New York

Appellate panel rejects his request to delay fraud trial

(Newser) - Donald Trump has suffered another legal setback in New York: A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Trump's effort to delay his fraud trial regarding the value of his properties, reports the New York Times . As a result, the civil trial brought by state attorney general Letitia James could...

Biden: Trump's 'Extremist' MAGA Is a Threat to the US

Its followers do 'not share the basic beliefs of our democracy,' says the president

(Newser) - President Biden says "there is something dangerous happening in America" as he revives his warnings that Donald Trump and his allies represent an existential threat to the country's democratic institutions. "There is an extremist movement that does not share the basic beliefs of our democracy—the MAGA...

Kari Lake Preps for a New Fight
Kari Lake
Preps for a
New Fight

Kari Lake Preps for a New Fight

Republican to announce run for Arizona Senate seat next month, per 'WSJ'

(Newser) - While still appealing her loss in last year's Arizona gubernatorial race, Kari Lake will mount a new fight—to snag Kyrsten Sinema's Senate seat. The former TV news anchor tells the Wall Street Journal that she'll launch her campaign with a rally on Oct. 10, setting up...

During GOP Debate, Trump Downplays UAW Strike in Michigan

Former POTUS spoke at a non-unionized auto parts supplier in Michigan

(Newser) - As his Republican rivals sparred onstage in California at their second primary debate , former President Trump was in battleground Michigan on Wednesday night working to win over blue-collar voters by lambasting President Biden and his push for electric cars in the midst of an autoworkers' strike, the AP reports. "...

Judge Denies Trump, Won't Recuse Herself

Tanya Chutkan calls defendant's portrayal of past comments from the bench 'cynical and suspicious'

(Newser) - US District Judge Tanya Chutkan turned down former President Trump's request that she recuse herself from presiding over the federal government's election obstruction prosecution of the former president in Washington, making it clear that she disagreed with his legal team's reasoning. The Trump lawyers' interpretation of two...

In GOP Rematch, 'the Sand Is Going Through the Hourglass'

Time is running out to gain ground on Trump as 2nd Republican presidential debate takes place

(Newser) - The way things stood Monday remain how they stand just hours before the Republican presidential debate Wednesday in California, with two notable candidates not expected to take the stage. FOX 26 Houston reports that former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson didn't make the cut, while former President Trump, far and...

Judge Rules Trump Committed Fraud
Judge Rules Trump
Committed Fraud

Judge Rules Trump Committed Fraud

Key claim in New York AG's ruling resolved before trial in civil lawsuit

(Newser) - The trial in New York Attorney General Letitia James' civil lawsuit against Donald Trump is due to begin next week, but a key part of it was resolved Tuesday when a state judge ruled that Trump and his company had committed fraud. Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that it was beyond...

Campaign Backtracks on Trump Gun Purchase

Social media post said former president picked out a Glock in South Carolina

(Newser) - Donald Trump apparently was just browsing at a South Carolina gun store on Monday, which works because it's not clear that he's allowed to buy a firearm anyway. A campaign spokesman had tweeted that the former president purchased a Glock firearm while in Summerville for a campaign appearance,...

GOP Debate Will Be Test for Her, Too

GOP Debate
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GOP Debate Will Be Test for Her, Too

Dana Perino of Fox News is in the spotlight Wednesday night

(Newser) - The second Republican debate takes place Wednesday night, and the New York Times sees it as a challenge not only for the candidates, but as perhaps the "biggest test" yet as a journalist for moderator Dana Perino. Coverage:
  • Nuts and bolts: The debate begins at 9pm ET on Fox

As Biden Slips on Issues, Poll Finds Voters Reassess Trump

Incumbent's approval rating hits 37%

(Newser) - There's no single issue President Biden's team has to address to bolster his support among voters, new polling shows: There are a bunch. An ABC News/Washington Post poll found 44% of respondents saying their personal financial situation has worsened during Biden's term, the highest share the poll...

Inside California Dems' Effort to Boot Trump From Ballot

Group asks state attorney general to expedite court ruling on former president's eligibility

(Newser) - Nine Democrats in California are seeking an expedited court ruling that could bar former President Donald Trump from the March 5 presidential primary ballot, claiming he's ineligible to resume office. The lawmakers—who echo conservative law scholars in arguing Trump may have violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment,...

Trump Is Also Skipping the Second Debate

In favor of giving a speech to workers, union members

(Newser) - Count former President Trump out for the second debate of the 2024 Republican presidential primary season, too. Trump, who gave Tucker Carlson an interview instead of attending the first debate in August, will be in Detroit on September 27, the day of the next debate, multiple advisers tell media outlets...

Maren Morris Taking a Break From Country Music

She says she feels 'very distanced' from the genre now

(Newser) - Maren Morris, who has long been outspoken about LGBTQ+ rights and anti-racism , is taking a "step back" from country music, she says in an interview with the Los Angeles Times . "After the Trump years, people's biases were on full display," says the singer, who just released...

Trump Dodges Questions on His Actions During Capitol Riot

Former president tells interviewer he'll consider pardoning Proud Boys leader if elected

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump repeatedly declined in an interview aired Sunday to answer questions about whether he watched the Capitol riot unfold on television, saying he would "tell people later at an appropriate time." Trump, the current front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, refused to say on...

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