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Did Arizona Go Too Far on Abortion? Trump Says 'Yeah'

He was asked about the state's supreme court decision at a campaign event

(Newser) - Days after saying decisions about abortion laws should be left to the states, former President Trump shared his thoughts on Tuesday's abortion ruling in Arizona . When asked if the state's supreme court went too far in its ruling that an 1864 law that prohibits nearly all abortions and...

Trump Makes His Promised Statement on Abortion

He says laws should be left to the states

(Newser) - Donald Trump's promised statement on abortion arrived Monday morning via a video posted to Truth Social . In it, the former president speaks favorably of his role in overturning Roe v. Wade but says abortion laws should be left up to the states as long as exceptions are present for...

With Trump Case, SCOTUS Steps 'Into Freshly Fallen Snow'

It will consider whether the 14th Amendment prevents Trump from holding office

(Newser) - Of all the Donald Trump-related court moments of recent months, Thursday's will be among the most consequential, and certainly the most historic. As the New Republic puts it: The Supreme Court is "stepping out into freshly fallen snow." It will be the first time a case about...

Snoop Dogg Now Has 'Nothing but Love' for Trump

This after years of dissing the former president

(Newser) - Snoop Dogg once bemoaned the fact that the US had a "clown" for a president when Donald Trump was in office, and said he'd cast his first vote in 2020 to ensure Trump didn't win a second term. What a difference a few years makes: In an...

Supreme Court Will Take on Abortion Pill, Trump Cases

Court could set limits on mifepristone, undo Capitol riot charges against hundreds, including Trump

(Newser) - The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to take up a dispute over a medication used in the most common method of abortion in the United States, in what the AP reports is its first abortion case since it overturned Roe v. Wade last year. Also Wednesday, the court agreed to...

Trump's Post-Insurrection Interview Airs

He claimed he was prevented from going to Capitol, where he would've been 'very well received'

(Newser) - An audio clip of former President Trump discussing his plans on Jan. 6, 2021, that aired Thursday on CNN may become valuable evidence for the prosecution in his election interference case, experts say. In an interview with ABC News' chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, recorded two months after the insurrection,...

Trump Asks 'Biased' Judge to Grant Mistrial in Fraud Case

Judge Arthur Engoron is unlikely to side with the former president

(Newser) - Seven weeks into his civil fraud case, Donald Trump is seeking a mistrial. The former president, sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, the Trump Organization, and the company's top executives on Wednesday submitted a 30-page filing in Manhattan Supreme Court that argued the conduct of presiding Judge Arthur...

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...

Trump Has Thoughts on Iran Prisoner Swap

Former president blasts 'absolutely ridiculous' deal as 5 freed Americans arrive home

(Newser) - Americans detained for years in Iran arrived home Tuesday after being freed as part of a politically risky deal that saw President Biden agree to the release of nearly $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets, per the AP . The prisoners landed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, with clapping and cheers heard...

NY AG: Judge Should Rule Trump Committed Fraud Now

Letitia James is seeking a partial summary judgment in the case

(Newser) - As he gears up for his criminal trials, former President Trump is set to first face a civil trial in New York on Oct. 2. But State Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday argued in a court filing that Trump's fraud is so staggering a trial isn't even...

Federal Judge Sets Trial Date for Trump

March 4, 2024, the day before Super Tuesday

(Newser) - A judge on Monday set a March 4, 2024, trial date for Donald Trump in the federal case in Washington charging the former president with trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The decision from US District Judge Tanya Chutkan denied a defense request to push the trial...

Judge Throws Out Trump Claim That Carroll Defamed Him

Writer said on TV after trial that she was raped

(Newser) - Donald Trump lost his latest challenge to a jury's $5 million verdict against him in a sexual battery and defamation case on Monday, when a judge rejected his claim that E. Jean Carroll defamed him after the trial ended. Trump's team argued that the writer defamed the former...

Trump Has a Trial Date in Classified Documents Case

Judge sets trial for May 2024

(Newser) - A federal judge in Florida has scheduled a trial date for next May for former President Trump in a case charging him with illegally retaining hundreds of classified documents, reports the AP . The May 20, 2024, trial date, set Friday by US District Judge Aileen Cannon, is a compromise between...

Trump: Kids Not Coming Back to DC With Me

Says 'it's too painful for the family'

(Newser) - If former President Trump takes the "former" out of his title next year, don't look for a Trump administration to be as much of a family affair as it was the first time around. In his interview with Fox News on Monday night, he addressed the subject of...

At Town Hall, Pence Slams Trump's Putin Remarks

'I know the difference between a genius and a war criminal'

(Newser) - Mike Pence played up the achievements of what he calls the "Trump/Pence" administration at a CNN town hall on Wednesday night while also trying to draw a contrast between himself and his former boss. In what CNN describes as his "sharpest criticism" of Trump at the Iowa event,...

DeSantis Suggests Building a Prison Next to Disney World

Governor is stepping up feud with theme park

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, apparently hell-bent on showing Mickey Mouse who's boss, announced new measures Monday in his ongoing feud with Walt Disney World. The Republican governor said new legislation would block the company's attempt to circumvent control by a DeSantis-installed board. DeSantis said he also plans to...

Judge Denies Trump Request to Delay Rape, Defamation Trial

Trial over E. Jean Carroll's allegations is slated to begin April 25

(Newser) - So far, at least, former President Trump's rape and defamation civil trial is not being delayed. After lawyer Joe Tacopina requested a delay due to Trump's historic indictment, another Trump lawyer made a separate request for a delay—but a judge on Thursday rejected that one, CBS News...

En Route to Arraignment, Trump Posts His Thoughts

Former president's arraignment is scheduled for 2:15pm

(Newser) - Former President Trump has surrendered ahead of his arraignment in court. He made a show of strength as he exited Trump Tower shortly after 1pm Tuesday to head to the Manhattan courthouse, pumping his fist and waving as he left the building, the AP reports. He entered the district...

Despite Promise, Biden Retains Trump's Death Sentence Zeal

Defense lawyers say they see no change in direction from the Justice Department

(Newser) - Rejon Taylor hoped the election of Joe Biden, the first US president to campaign on a pledge to end the death penalty, would mean a more sympathetic look at his claims that racial bias and other trial errors landed him on federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana. But two...

Mike Pence Delivers Biggest Rebuke Yet to Trump

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Mike Pence Delivers Biggest Rebuke Yet to Trump

He calls Jan. 6 riot a 'disgrace' and says 'history will hold Donald Trump accountable'

(Newser) - The annual Gridiron Dinner in DC is usually a lighthearted affair, with politicians testing their comedy chops in front of peers and journalists. Mike Pence did so on Saturday night, but he also turned serious and delivered what the AP and the Washington Post see as his strongest rebuke yet...

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