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Trump, RNC Now Promote Voting by Mail
Trump Flops on Voting by Mail

Trump Flops on Voting by Mail

He urges supporters to 'vote any way possible'

(Newser) - "You know mail-in voting is largely corrupt," Donald Trump told a rally last month. But the Republican presidential candidate can't win without votes, and he's thought better of that stance. His team has joined with the Republican National Committee to launch a campaign encouraging supporters to...

Prosecutors Argue Against Lifting Trump Gag Order

His lawyers call for 'unrestrained campaign advocacy' now that trial has concluded

(Newser) - Prosecutors don't want the judge in Donald Trump's hush-money trial to lift what the former president calls a "nasty gag order." In a letter to Judge Juan Merchan made public on Wednesday, prosecutor Matthew Colangelo argued that the restrictions should remain in place "at least...

Trump Joins TikTok, Which He Once Tried to Ban
Trump Joins TikTok

Trump Joins TikTok

Former president quickly amassed more followers than current president

(Newser) - Donald Trump has joined the popular video-sharing app TikTok, a platform he once tried to ban while in the White House, and posted from a UFC fight two days after he became the first former president and presumptive major party nominee in US history to be found guilty on felony...

One in 10 Republicans Less Likely to Vote for Trump

New poll finds some dissatisfaction after former president's guilty verdicts

(Newser) - All eyes are on Republican voters after Donald Trump was found guilty this week of 34 felony charges related to his hush-money trial . According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll , the bloom is coming off the rose for some on the former president. In the survey of 2,500-plus adults nationwide...

Polls Hint at Worrisome News for Biden on Young Voters

President has lost big ground among Gen Z, millennials from 2020, per NPR survey

(Newser) - Young voters flocked to Team Biden in 2020 in droves, giving Joe Biden a 20-point lead over Donald Trump among the 18-to-29 set. That doesn't seem to be the case this time around, with a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll showing the current president and former president in a statistical...

Trump Blasts Judge in Trump Tower Press Conference

He says his trial was 'very unfair,' confirms he will be 'appealing this scam'

(Newser) - A little under nine years after he came down the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his successful candidacy for president, Donald Trump spoke in the building's atrium again on Friday. His remarks were wide-ranging in the 33-minute press conference , but his main focus was what he called his...

How Trump&#39;s Lawyers Got It Wrong
How Trump's Lawyers
'Lost a Winnable Case'

How Trump's Lawyers 'Lost a Winnable Case'

Former federal prosecutor says 'deny everything' approach backfired

(Newser) - Donald Trump is now a convicted felon , but his hush-money trial in New York could have ended differently if his lawyers hadn't blown it, according to former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti. "The prosecution's case had flaws that couldn't be wallpapered over" and with a better defense...

What the Editorials Are Saying About Trump
What the Editorials
Are Saying About Trump

What the Editorials Are Saying About Trump

An 'extraordinarily strange and sad day for America'

(Newser) - A look at how some of the larger American newspapers were assessing Donald Trump's conviction on their editorial pages:
  • Wall Street Journal: Its editorial suggests the "nation might soon regret this rough turn." The editorial predicts that "many voters will digest all of this and conclude

Kid Rock&#39;s Journey From Party Anthems to Fox News
Kid Rock's Journey From
Party Anthems to Fox News

Kid Rock's Journey From Party Anthems to Fox News

Rolling Stone's David Peisner has a theory on why the rapper has gone full MAGA

(Newser) - When Rolling Stone's David Peisner set out to learn how Kid Rock went from a fedora-wearing rapper with rock-infused party anthems to a regular on Fox News, nearly a year passed before the performer, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, agreed to speak with him. Peisner weaves this strange...

Trump Requests $25M to Have Lunch With a Donor

The former president is testing the limits of campaign finance law, per 'WaPo'

(Newser) - To be clear, Donald Trump isn't doing anything illegal in his fundraising efforts. But the Washington Post paints a picture of a candidate who is "testing the boundaries of federal campaign finance laws" as he aims to shorten the Democrats' massive fundraising lead. In an article resulting from...

Here&#39;s What Trump Could Be Sentenced To
Here's What Trump
Could Be Sentenced To
the rundown

Here's What Trump Could Be Sentenced To

Experts think prison is unlikely, but probation or home confinement are possibilities

(Newser) - Donald Trump may be the first former president ever to be convicted as a felon , but experts don't seem to think it's too likely he'll be spending any time behind bars when he's sentenced July 11. As CBS News reports in its explainer, Trump could receive...

Trump After Conviction: 'Real Verdict' Is the Election

Former president remains defiant

(Newser) - Donald Trump remained as defiant as ever after his historic conviction on Thursday, pronouncing himself "a very innocent man" who was railroaded by an unfair trial.
  • "This was a rigged, disgraceful trial," he said outside the courtroom, reports the Hill . "The real verdict is going to

Trump Giving Musk an Ear—And Possibly a Job

'WSJ' reports on 'growing alliance' between the billionaires

(Newser) - If Donald Trump reclaims the White House, Elon Musk might be coming with him. The former president is considering an advisory role for the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, the Wall Street Journal reports as part of a larger exploration of their "growing alliance." Nothing is set in stone,...

Trump Jurors Ask to Rehear Pecker, Cohen Testimony

They also want to hear legal instructions again

(Newser) - The first day of the jury's deliberations in the first-ever criminal trial of a former US president ended without a verdict Wednesday. The New York jurors were dismissed just after 4pm, with Judge Juan Merchan asking them not to discuss the hush-money case with anyone, NBC News reports. He...

Trump: 'Mother Teresa Could Not Beat the Charges'

Judge says Trump has to stay in courthouse while jury is deliberating in hush-money trial

(Newser) - Judge Juan Merchan gave jurors an hour and 10 minutes of instructions before they began deliberations in Donald Trump's hush-money trial Wednesday morning—and the former president did not sound optimistic afterward. "Mother Teresa could not beat these charges," he told reporters outside the Manhattan courtroom. "...

Georgia Plea Has Ramifications for Ex-Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis

Her home state of Colorado bans her from practicing law for 3 years

(Newser) - Colorado legal officials on Tuesday approved an agreement with Jenna Ellis, a onetime attorney for former President Trump, barring her from practicing law in the state for three years after she pleaded guilty to helping Trump try to overturn the 2020 election. Ellis tearfully pleaded guilty to felony charges of...

Trump's Fate Moves to the Jury's Hands

Things kick off at 10am Wednesday

(Newser) - Donald Trump's fate is now in the jury's hands. After a Tuesday packed with closing arguments that went into the evening hours, 12 jurors will on Wednesday be able to discuss the case amongst themselves for the first time. They'll deliberate whether to convict the former president...

Prosecutor Wraps Up Closing Argument in Trump Trial

'This case, at its core, is about a conspiracy and a cover-up'

(Newser) - After defense attorney Todd Blanche delivered his closing argument in Donald Trump's hush-money trial Tuesday, focusing on Michael Cohen's dishonesty, it was the turn of the prosecution. Prosecutor Joshua Steinglass reminded jurors that Cohen—slammed by Blanche as the "MVP of liars"—was not the one...

Trump Attorney Makes His Case in Closing Argument

Todd Blanche assails the credibility of Michael Cohen

(Newser) - Closing arguments began Tuesday in Donald Trump's hush-money trial , and Trump attorney Todd Blanche took direct aim at the prosecution's star witness—Michael Cohen. "He's literally like an MVP of liars," Blanche said of him. "He lies constantly." Referring to the infamous $130,...

Judge Rejects Jack Smith's Request for Trump Gag Order

This one is out of the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

(Newser) - The judge in Donald Trump's classified documents case has rejected a request from special counsel Jack Smith for a gag order on the former president. Smith's team argued that Trump was putting law enforcement agents in danger by falsely suggesting that agents executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago...

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