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Judge Gives Sanctuary Cities Win Against Trump

Judge blocks order on sanctuary city funding

(Newser) - A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities, the AP reports. US District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision... More »

Trump Awards 1st Purple Heart of His Presidency

It was given to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the US military, the AP reports. "When I heard about this ... I wanted to do it myself,... More »

White House Makes Demands With Shutdown Looming

Trump is proving to be a wildcard in spending bill negotiations

(Newser) - Once or twice a year recently, the federal government threatens to shut down. But the Washington Post reports this year's version of the crisis—the deadline to pass a spending bill is midnight April 28—has a brand-new wrinkle: President Trump. According to the New Yorker , things had been... More »

Trump: 'Doesn't Matter' if Vote on Health Care Next Week

But he does promise details on a 'massive tax cut' next week

(Newser) - President Trump says he plans to introduce a tax reform package next week that includes a "massive tax cut" for both businesses and individuals, the AP reports. According to CNBC , Trump is promising a "big announcement" on Wednesday that will "formally" start the tax reform process. While... More »

NZ Paper Refers to New US Ambassador as 'Former Nude Model'

And former senator, but perhaps that's not as punchy

(Newser) - After losing his Massachusetts Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren in 2012 —and then failing to nab the New Hampshire seat in 2014 —Scott Brown appears to have again found a political post. President Trump on Thursday announced his intention to nominate Brown, an early Trump supporter, as ambassador... More »

Trump's Dinner Companions: Nugent, Kid Rock, Palin

Ted Nugent says he met with Trump to 'make America great again'

(Newser) - President Trump assembled a motley crew (though surprisingly no members of Mötley Crüe) for dinner on Wednesday. Time reports the president was visited by a trio of famous supporters: Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin, who posed with Trump in the Oval Office and mugged in front... More »

Trump's Least Favorite Judge to Hear DACA Deportee Case

Legal analysts say there's no conflict of interest

(Newser) - President Trump is likely to be no fan of this scenario. US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump accused of being a "hater" and a "Mexican" when he presided over a lawsuit involving Trump University, will hear the case of a man who says he was deported by... More »

Trump Destroys Record for Inaugural Fundraising

Committee raised $107M, including $5M from Sheldon Adelson

(Newser) - In 2009, a record-breaking $53 million was raised for President Obama's first inaugural festivities, despite a cap of $50,000 per donation, reports the New York Times . With no such cap in place, President Trump's inaugural committee says it raised twice as much at a whopping $107 million,... More »

Mnuchin: Tax Reform Derailed by Health Care Failure

Mnuchin now says 'not realistic' tax reform gets done by August

(Newser) - It looks like the US won't have a reformed tax system by Labor Day after all. Steven Mnuchin tells the Financial Times that having a tax reform bill ready for President Trump's signature by August is "not realistic at this point." Two months ago, the Treasury... More »

Marchers Across US Demand Trump's Tax Returns

Organizers say marches are taking place in 150 cities

(Newser) - Protesters are taking to the streets across the country to demand that President Trump release his tax returns, the AP reports. The Washington, DC, march began Saturday with a rally at the US Capitol, where Democratic lawmakers called on Trump to stop the secrecy. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon says... More »

Another Name Rising as Bannon's Falls: Gary Cohn

He's a former Goldman Sachs exec and a registered Democrat

(Newser) - The short version of the White House political calculus is that as Steve Bannon's political fortunes fall , Jared Kushner's rise. But another name is being increasingly mentioned along with Kushner's, that of National Economic Council director Gary Cohn. In a profile of Cohn, the Washington Post says... More »

Trump to Keep White House Visitor Logs Secret

The move breaks with an Obama-era policy

(Newser) - The Trump administration announced Friday it will be keeping all White House visitor logs secret until at least five years after President Trump leaves office, Time reports. According to Politico , the Obama administration had been putting the visitor logs online about three months after the fact. In breaking with that... More »

Mar-a-Lago Had Long List of Health-Code Violations

Some January violations described as 'potentially hazardous'

(Newser) - Unsafe seafood. Insufficiently refrigerated meats. Rusty shelving. Cooks without hairnets. Reports show Florida health inspectors cited President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort with 15 violations in late January, days before the US leader hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a diplomatic visit, reports the AP . Still, the state inspectors allowed... More »

What the 'Mother of All Bombs' Accomplished

36 militants died in blast, says Afghan defense ministry

(Newser) - The "mother of all bombs" dropped on the Islamic State in Afghanistan Thursday not only killed 36 militants but also destroyed their base within a 1,000-foot-long network of tunnels and a stockpile of weapons, says the Afghan defense ministry. A presidential spokesman tells the BBC that ISIS commander... More »

DHS Plans to Curb Illegal Immigration Revealed

New border agents could skip polygraph test: report

(Newser) - How President Trump might curtail illegal immigration is laid out in a new Department of Homeland Security memo. How he might afford it is not, reports the Washington Post . The assessment reveals plans to quickly hire 5,000 new Customs and Border Protection agents—just 500 would cost up to... More »

Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Registering as Foreign Agent

Manafort was in talks about registering prior to joining Trump campaign

(Newser) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is registering as a foreign agent, the AP reports. Paul Manafort's spokesperson says he was in talks with the government about registering before the 2016 election and is now "taking appropriate steps" in response to "formal guidance" from the government.... More »

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution on Syrian Chemical Attack

And Rex Tillerson says US-Russia relations are at a 'low point'

(Newser) - The US—along with France and the UK—had sought to pass a resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria and calling for a full probe into last week's attack only to have it vetoed by Russia during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday,... More »

Eric Trump 'Sure' Ivanka Pushed President to Bomb Syria

He says Trump's daughter isn't afraid to contradict his advisers

(Newser) - How did President Trump go from staunchly opposing any action in Syria to launching an airstrike in a matter of days? His son, Eric Trump, tells the Telegraph he's "sure" the decision has Ivanka Trump's fingerprints all over it. "Ivanka is a mother of three kids... More »

Trump Offers Incentive to Get China to Act on North Korea

He promises a 'far better' trade deal

(Newser) - Forget a " ruthless blow ." North Korea says the US will face "catastrophic consequences," including possible war, if it continues to provoke the country, reports the Guardian . The message from a foreign ministry spokesman comes days after the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, a missile carrier, and... More »

Trump Tells Bannon to 'Work This Out' Regarding Kushner

A make-up meeting between Kushner and Bannon was held Friday

(Newser) - "Work this out," the New York Times quotes President Trump as saying to Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus regarding the highly publicized feud between Bannon and Jared Kushner. So on Friday, Priebus oversaw a meeting between Bannon and Kushner at Mar-a-Lago to "smooth things over," Fox... More »

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