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Trump Fails to Secure Deal on GOP Health Care Bill

Things are looking bleak for the American Health Care Act

(Newser) - With a House vote on the American Health Care Act just hours away on Thursday, it still didn't appear as if the Republican replacement for ObamaCare had the necessary votes, the Washington Post reports. Republicans can only afford for 22 GOP representatives to vote against the bill (it's... More »

House Intel Chair: Trump Team Caught in Surveillance

Though they weren't the targets of the surveillance

(Newser) - On Wednesday, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee dropped the kind of bombshell that raises more questions than it answers. USA Today reports Rep. Devin Nunes says he's seen intelligence reports that show communications between President Trump's team and unnamed others were "incidentally collected" by... More »

White House Reportedly Denies Secret Service Funding Request

Secret Service wanted extra $60M to cover Trump's travel, protection

(Newser) - The US Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for next year to cover the increased costs of protecting President Trump and his family—and had that request rejected by the White House, the Washington Post reports. Citing documents and inside sources, the Post says $26.8 million of... More »

British PM Describes Trump in One Word

'Gentleman'

(Newser) - When President Trump took British PM Theresa May by the hand during her visit to the White House in January, some suggested it showed he was a leader and she a follower, reports NBC News . But Trump was "actually being a gentleman," says May. In an interview with... More »

One Direction Singer: Trump Kicked Us Out of Hotel

Liam Payne says band had refused to meet with Trump's daughter

(Newser) - A member of One Direction claims President Trump once kicked the British boy band out of Trump Tower in New York after they refused to meet with one of his daughters, CBS News reports. "He phoned up our manager, and we were asleep," Liam Payne tells a UK... More »

Here Are the Official Specs for Trump's 'Big, Beautiful' Wall

Ideally it will be 30 feet tall and aesthetically pleasing (on the US side)

(Newser) - We now have an idea of what President Trump's "big, beautiful wall" is going to look like after US Customs and Border Protection released two requests for prototypes Friday night, ABC News reports. According to NPR , Customs and Border Protection is asking contractors to mock-up one of two... More »

White House Not Apologizing to UK for Spying Claim After All

Meanwhile Trump is trying to skirt responsibility for the claim

(Newser) - Not so fast: After reports the White House—specifically Sean Spicer and national security adviser HR McMaster—had apologized to the British government for claiming it helped Barack Obama spy on President Trump, the White House now says no such apology ever took place, CNN reports. "I don't... More »

Wiretapping Joke Doesn't Help Tense Trump-Merkel Meeting

President says he and Merkel 'have something in common'

(Newser) - President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference following a meeting Friday, and NPR reports it was "wide ranging and occasionally tense." That's no surprise, as Trump has previously called Merkel a "catastrophic leader" and accused her of "ruining Germany,"... More »

Trump's Proposed Budget Eliminates These 19 Agencies

AmericaCorps, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and more

(Newser) - President Trump's first budget increases defense spending by $54 billion, the Washington Post reports. As part of paying for that, Trump proposes totally eliminating 19 federal agencies—though the budgets for those agencies combined amount to only 5.7% of the proposed spending increase. Here are the 19 federal... More »

Ivana Trump's 'Unfiltered' Memoir Coming Soon

It will focus on her three children with Donald Trump

(Newser) - Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children. Raising Trump will be published Sept. 12, Gallery Books tells the AP . According to Gallery, Ivana Trump is writing a story of "motherhood, strength, and resilience" and... More »

Rubio Not Happy With Snoop Dogg's 'Trump' Video

Toy gun could create 'a real problem'

(Newser) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Snoop Dogg shouldn't have shot a toy gun at a clown dressed as President Trump in a music video released over the weekend, the AP reports. The video shows Snoop shooting at the Trump character with a gun that releases a flag with the... More »

Breitbart Releases Old Audio of Ryan Dissing Trump

Move comes amid speaker's struggle to push health care plan in Congress

(Newser) - Breitbart News is going after Paul Ryan as the House speaker tries to push the GOP's alternative to ObamaCare through Congress. The website released audio of Ryan on a call with House Republicans from back in October, just after the leak of the infamous "grab her by... More »

Family of Ex-FBI Agent Lost in Iran Finds Hope in Trump

Thinks president's negotiating skills could bring CIA operative home

(Newser) - Ten years after a former FBI agent working on an unauthorized CIA mission disappeared in Iran, his family hopes President Trump will be the one to finally bring him home. Robert Levinson's family tells the AP that Trump's background as a deal-making businessman and his harder line on... More »

Tim Kaine's Son Arrested at Pro-Trump Rally

'Some force' required to bring Linwood Michael Kaine into custody in St. Paul, Minn.

(Newser) - Tim Kaine's youngest son probably wouldn't have gotten arrested had his dad fared better in the November election , and not exactly because of the privilege of the vice presidency: The Pioneer Press reports that six people were arrested or cited Saturday at a "March 4 Trump" rally... More »

Letterman on 'Trumpy': 'I Would Have Gone to Work' on Him

Former late-night host chats with 'Vulture' about president, life after retirement

(Newser) - In October, before Donald Trump was elected president, David Letterman chatted with the New York Times and noted that if he still had a late-night TV show, "I would have gone right after him." The 69-year-old's stance hasn't changed much since, per his latest interview with... More »

Trump Administration Planning Big Budget Cuts for NOAA

Cuts could hamper country's ability to deal with effects of climate change

(Newser) - The Trump administration looks likely to do serious damage to the country's ability to research climate change and deal with its effects in favor of "rebuilding the military." The Washington Post got its hands on an administration memo detailing a 17% budget cut to the National Oceanic... More »

Obama Team Denies Trump's Claims About Wiretapping

Spokesperson says administration never wiretapped US citizens

(Newser) - A spokesperson for Barack Obama says President Trump's accusations about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower are "simply false," NBC News reports. "Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen," Kevin Lewis says. The Obama camp wasn't the only... More »

Trump Inspires Patrick Stewart to Apply for US Citizenship

The actor says he wants to 'fight' Trump as a citizen

(Newser) - Last month, Patrick Stewart joked on Twitter that he had the worst sleep of his life in Washington DC, possibly due to his proximity to President Trump. Now the actor is apparently doing something about it, the Hill reports "As the result of this election: I am now applying... More »

Schwarzenegger Says He's Done With Celebrity Apprentice

And he's blaming President Trump

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger has said "hasta la vista, baby" to Celebrity Apprentice, and he's blaming the president. "With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste," Schwarzenegger tells Empire . He claims half of Celebrity Apprentice's viewers boycotted the show when they learned Trump... More »

Trump Keeps Complimenting Canada's Immigration System

But how much does he want to mimic it in the US?

(Newser) - After praising Canada's immigration system during his address to Congress on Tuesday, President Trump was back at it again on Friday, USA Today reports. "The merit-based system is the way to go," Trump tweeted after watching a story about immigration on Fox & Friends. It's unclear... More »

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