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Foreign Policy Questions Trip Up Trump

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt put Trump on the spot about terrorist groups

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have spent last night on Wikipedia after what the Washington Post describes as "some uncomfortable moments" during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt yesterday. Touching upon foreign policy with the presidential candidate who's said he would be "so tough" on ISIS, Hewitt... More »

Trump Guard Takes Protester's Sign, Hits Him

Candidate flubs foreign policy interview

(Newser) - As Donald Trump pledged his loyalty to his own party inside Trump Tower yesterday, things got a little ugly outside. Police were called after Trump security guards scuffled with anti-Trump protesters on the sidewalk outside the New York City tower, NY1 reports. The guards took signs away from the protesters... More »

Trump Pledges Loyalty to GOP

An eventual third-party run just became a lot less likely

(Newser) - Donald Trump has come to heel, agreeing to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee and not run as a third-party candidate, the AP reports. Despite being the only candidate to publicly mull a third-party run during the August GOP primary debate, Trump signed a party loyalty pledge today. The pledge... More »

Trump Hits Bush for Speaking Spanish

He thinks he's not setting a good example

(Newser) - Jeb Bush and Donald Trump have nearly 150 days to fire insults at each other before the Iowa caucuses, but they may be running out of ammo already. Bush has stepped up direct attacks on Trump and in a Breitbart interview, Trump attacked Bush for the apparently grievous offense of... More »

Jeb Bush Shifts Strategy to Go After Trump

In risky move, Bush decides to fight back directly

(Newser) - This could get interesting: The big political headlines of the day are focusing on how Jeb Bush has decided to shift strategy and return fire on Donald Trump. ("Jeb Bush Takes Gloves Off" is the entry in the Wall Street Journal .) The fight so far is mostly via... More »

Trump Mocks 'Perv' Husband of Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

That would be Anthony Weiner

(Newser) - Donald Trump got especially personal in a line of attack against Hillary Clinton last night, going after aide Huma Abedin and her "perv" husband Anthony Weiner. While speaking in Boston about Clinton's email scandal, Trump said Abedin had access to classified information, reports the Hill . “And who... More »

Trump Lets Audience Member Inspect His Hair

Let's get one thing straight: It's not a toupee

(Newser) - If "birthers" are those who doubt President Obama was born in the United States, then Donald Trump apparently has "hairers." The presidential candidate complained at a South Carolina rally today about a New York Times article referencing someone calling him "the man of the toupee,"... More »

Trump Manages 33 Bush Insults in 35 Minutes

Washington Post: His feud with family goes back decades

(Newser) - He ripped into George HW Bush for raising taxes "monstrously" and labeled George W. Bush "a horrible president—possibly the worst in the history of this country." So it's no surprise that Donald Trump now has Jeb Bush in his crosshairs—the latest result of a... More »

Trump Has a Beef With Oreo

Vows to stop eating Oreos over plans for production lines in Mexico

(Newser) - Having clearly never been exposed to the wonders of Mexican Coke, Donald Trump yesterday reiterated his vow to go cold-turkey on Oreos over a plan to move production of the cookies south of the border. "I'm never eating Oreos again," Trump said. The cookie kerfuffle stems from... More »

Univision Reporter Kicked Out of Trump Event

Jorge Ramos came back for immigration back-and-forth

(Newser) - Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is one of the most influential journalists in America—in any language—but that didn't stop Donald Trump's security officers from physically removing him from a news conference in Iowa last night. When Ramos asked questions without being called on, Trump told the Mexican-American... More »

Trump Finally Crossed the Fox News Line

Roger Ailes issues statement, is not pleased

(Newser) - OK, now Donald Trump has gone too far: Though the Republican presidential candidate managed to remain on decent terms with Fox News after he first slammed Megyn Kelly , his latest remarks on the Fox host have apparently, finally, crossed the line as far as the network is concerned. Roger Ailes... More »

Megyn Kelly Returns, and Trump Pounces

Fox anchor 'must have had a terrible vacation, she is really off her game'

(Newser) - Those worried the Donald Trump-Megyn Kelly conflagration had burned out should don protective gear once more: Kelly is back from a 10-day vacation, and the real estate mogul is back to his online berating of her, USA Today reports. On the heels of his remarks that Kelly was bleeding out... More »

Trump Condemns Assault in His Name After Criticism

'I would never condone violence'

(Newser) - Donald Trump is taking another crack at responding to an assault in Boston reportedly committed in his name, this time with a little more feeling: "Boston incident is terrible," he tweets . "We need energy and passion, but we must treat each other with respect. I would never... More »

Cops: Brothers Inspired by Trump Beat Homeless Man

Trump is now taking flak for his response

(Newser) - A savage beating in Boston is making headlines because of its connection to Donald Trump. In fact, a headline at the Atlantic calls it a "Trump-Inspired Hate Crime." Police say two brothers set upon a homeless Hispanic man sleeping outside a subway station, leaving him with a broken... More »

Clinton and Trump's Hot New Rival: Deez Nuts

Independent 'candidate' is 15-year-old from Iowa doing surprisingly well in polls

(Newser) - Before this week, Deez Nuts was nothing more than an Internet meme . Now Deez Nuts has turned into a different kind of sensation : a top-polling independent presidential candidate against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In a Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina released yesterday, 40% of voters would pull... More »

Slumping Walker Will Try to Out-Trump Trump

Wisconsin governor promising more passion to supporters

(Newser) - After falling to third place in the Iowa polls, Scott Walker has decided it's time to steal from Donald Trump's playbook. Stories in the Washington Post , CNN , and NBC News report on how Walker is testing out a much more aggressive strategy this week. He's not only... More »

Klum to Trump: 'Every Woman Is a 10'

Supermodel still can't figure out why Donald Trump brought her up

(Newser) - One day after releasing a video poking fun at him, Heidi Klum continued to fire back at Donald Trump's comment on her allegedly fading looks, saying it's disrespectful to assign numerical values to women, Mashable reports. It started when Trump told the New York Times that Klum was... More »

Why Trump's Birthright Citizenship Plan Matters

It's starting one of the most substantive political debates yet

(Newser) - One of the most talked about election topics at the moment is Donald Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship for immigrants—the notion that anyone born in the US automatically becomes a citizen. "I don't think they have American citizenship," he told Bill O'Reilly on... More »

Polls Like Trump, But Not Bookmakers

Jeb Bush is the easy favorite there

(Newser) - Yet another new poll shows Donald Trump way ahead of the Republican pack—in this case, a CNN survey gives him the support of 24% of GOP voters, with the nearest rival, Jeb Bush, at 13%. But the Hill takes note of a different kind of measure, one that involves... More »

Critics Pick Apart Trump's Immigration Policy

Post warns of "staggering economic and social havoc"

(Newser) - Donald Trump's immigration policy is taking heat this week from critics who claim aspects of it might be illegal or could lead to "staggering economic and social havoc." The Washington Post editorial board calls out the GOP presidential frontrunner's plan to deport all illegal immigrants, a... More »

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