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Trump's Vow on Opioid Crisis Creates Whole New Crisis

Trump promises emergency declaration next week, but officials have nothing

(Newser) - "They are not ready for this," one public health advocate tells Politico . On Monday, President Trump said he would make an emergency declaration on the opioid crisis next week, promising "a very, very big statement" and "a very important step." Trump reportedly made the decision... More »

Odd Story of Trump's Allegedly Fake Renoir Surfaces

The Art Institute of Chicago says it is sure its version is authentic

(Newser) - First fake news, now fake art? According to Donald Trump biographer Tim O'Brien, the president has a fake version of impressionist painting "Two Sisters (On the Terrace)" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir—only Trump asserts that it's an original. On Vanity Fair's Inside the Hive podcast, O'Brien... More »

Trump Has Officially Rated His Response to Puerto Rico

'I'd say it was a 10'

(Newser) - On Thursday, President Trump gave himself perfect marks for the federal government's response to the ongoing disaster in Puerto Rico, USA Today reports. "I'd say it was a 10," Trump told reporters during a meeting with Gov. Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico. According to the Washington ... More »

Election Fraud Staffer Busted for Child Porn

Ronald Williams II was working on Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

(Newser) - Donald Trump's already controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity took another hit this week when a man working on the commission was arrested on child pornography charges. Ronald Williams II, of Suitland, Md., was arrested late last week by Maryland State Police after they followed a tip indicating... More »

Nearly Half of Republicans Back Strike on North Korea

A new poll puts Republican support for a preemptive strike at 46%

(Newser) - Even as Bob Corker, one of the most prominent members of the Republican caucus in the Senate, continues to sound the alarm about President Trump's rhetoric about North Korea, a new poll says nearly half of his party's voters support a preemptive strike against the country. In a... More »

Tillerson Denies Castration, but Not Calling President 'Moron'

The secretary of state bemoans the 'destructive games' of Washington DC

(Newser) - The question of whether the secretary of state called the president of the United States a "moron" remains open, with Rex Tillerson once again declining to put the matter to rest. On CNN's State of the Union Sunday, host Jake Tapper asked Tillerson about reports from last week... More »

The 10 Things Americans Fear the Most

Corruption and ... TrumpCare

(Newser) - 2017 marked "a pronounced shift" in American fears. Christopher Bader of Chapman University, which has released its fourth annual Survey of American Fears , notes "environmental fears" are prominent in the 10 biggest fears of Americans for the first time, per a release . For the third year in a... More »

Trump Talks Meeting President of Virgin Islands, Which Is ... Himself

Trump likely meant the governor of the Virgin Islands, which is a US territory

(Newser) - "I went to Puerto Rico and I met with the president of the Virgin Islands," CNN quotes President Trump as saying Friday during the Value Voter Summit. He later added: "The Virgin Islands and the President of the Virgin Islands, these are people that are incredible... More »

North Korea Threatens Guam Again: 'US Should Be Tamed With Fire'

North Korea upset about joint naval exercises between US and South Korea

(Newser) - North Korea is once again threatening to launch missiles toward Guam, the New York Times reports. The US territory is in the crosshairs this time over a joint naval exercise being held by the US and South Korea and scheduled to start Monday in the waters around South Korea. "... More »

Vote to Impeach Trump Was Nearly Held Wednesday

Though the chances of it passing were essentially zero

(Newser) - While the actual impeachment of President Trump may never happen, a Congressional vote on it nearly did when Rep. Al Green of Texas read an impeachment resolution Wednesday on the House floor, the Washington Post reports. According to the Hill , Green introduced impeachment as a privileged resolution, which allows a... More »

As Trump's Attacks Persist, NFL Owners May Soon Give In

Owners meeting next week could require players to stand for anthem

(Newser) - No NFL player who has used the national anthem to protest against racism and police brutality has faced punishment from the league. That could be about to change. The Wall Street Journal reports NFL owners are scheduled to meet next week, and league spokesperson Joe Lockhart expects player protests "... More »

Jimmy Carter: I'll Talk to Kim Jong Un

Former president offers to make trip to North Korea to press for peace, professor says

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter wants "to prevent a second Korean War," and so has offered to meet with Kim Jong Un, per a University of Georgia professor who met with the ex-US president. Park Han-shik spoke of Carter's plans to South Korea's Korea JoongAng Daily amid rising tensions... More »

Ivana Trump on Marla Maples' DWTS Stint: 'No Class!'

And more on the feud from Ivana's new book

(Newser) - The drama between the president's wives continues: The latest excerpt to trickle out of first wife Ivana Trump's new book has to do with her feelings toward second wife Marla Maples. Let's just say those feelings aren't great: Ivana calls Marla "the showgirl" throughout Raising ... More »

Ivana Trump Calls Herself 'First Lady,' Angers Melania

The president's first wife upsets his current wife while promoting her new memoir

(Newser) - Donald Trump may be infamous for battling with people from across the political and cultural spectrum, but it's two other Trumps—one current wife and one ex-wife—who are currently engaged in the hottest war of words in Washington, CNN reports. On Monday, during a TV interview to promote... More »

Trump's Columbus Day Proclamation Ignores Native Americans

Instead he celebrates Columbus as a great explorer and 'man of faith'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's first presidential proclamation of Columbus Day was long on praise for the famed explorer but failed to mention the Native Americans who were here when he arrived. Dated Friday, the proclamation honored Christopher Columbus as a "skilled navigator and man of faith, whose courageous feat brought... More »

GOP Senator Calls White House 'Adult Day Care Center'

Just the latest barrage in the war of words between Donald Trump and a leader of his own party

(Newser) - Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to attack another senior senator from his own party, but this time the senator is swinging back, sparking a remarkable war of words for a party still struggling to find its legislative footing. On Sunday morning, Bob Corker, the longtime senator from Tennessee and... More »

National Anthem Protest Makes Its Way to Hockey

Lightning forward J.T. Brown becomes the first NHL player to protest during the "Star-Spangled Banner"

(Newser) - The sports world's racial justice protests that started a year ago when former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernik started kneeling during the "Star-Spangled Banner" have come at last to professional hockey. On Saturday night, J.T. Brown, a forward with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, kept his right... More »

Kim Jong Un Applauds Nukes, Promotes His Sister

Trump responds with yet another implied military threat

(Newser) - In the midst of continued war threats between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un this weekend, the North Korean leader took time out to promote his sister to the top decision-making body in the country. Reuters reports that the promotion of Kim Yo Jung, the youngest daughter of former leader... More »

2 States Sue Over Trump Decision on Birth Control

Massachusetts, California take action

(Newser) - Two attorneys general filed lawsuits Friday over the Trump administration's decision to allow businesses to refuse to cover employees' birth control in their insurance plans. The move rolled back a mandate of the Affordable Care Act and allows companies to claim moral or religious objections to providing birth control... More »

Sources: Trump Will 'Decertify' Iran Nuclear Deal

That will put its future in the hands of Congress

(Newser) - Word is President Trump will "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal next week, giving Congress 60 days to decide whether to stay in the agreement or void it by imposing new sanctions on Iran. Citing "people briefed" on the matter, the Washington Post reports Trump is expected to deliver... More »

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