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Ethics Lawyers Prepare to Sue Trump

They are suing over 'unconstitutional' foreign payments

(Newser) - An ethics watchdog group is planning to file a lawsuit against President Trump on his first full weekday in office. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a liberal advocacy group that includes constitutional scholars and former White House ethics lawyers, says Trump is in violation of the constitution's... More »

Media on 'Alternative Facts': 'We've Gone Full Orwell'

Reporters react to White House's first presser: 'These are not normal times'

(Newser) - Dan Rather has been in the news business for longer than most of Donald Trump's aides have been alive and he says the weekend's goings-on were like nothing he has seen before. In a Facebook post , the former CBS anchor slams adviser Kellyanne Conway for the "Orwellian"... More »

Woman Fired, Investigated for Trump Assassination Tweet

Burlesque group cuts its ties with Ky. woman

(Newser) - Advocating the assassination of President Trump appears to have seriously derailed a Kentucky woman's life. "If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate," Heather Lowrey tweeted between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Trump's... More »

Conway: No Trump Tax Returns Coming. WikiLeaks: Oh, Yeah?

Website would love to release president's tax returns for him, encourages leakers

(Newser) - Amid Kellyanne Conway's busy morning of sparring with Chuck Todd over "alternative facts," came this new tidbit about President Trump's much-discussed tax returns: "The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns," she told ABC News' This Week,... More »

Graham, McCain Back Tillerson at SecState

Meanwhile, McConnell says Cabinet picks will go through; Schumer is in no hurry

(Newser) - Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain will support Rex Tillerson as secretary of state in a move that all but clinches his nomination, reports Politico . Graham confirmed his position on CBS' Face the Nation and in a joint statement with McCain; Marco Rubio still hasn't decided, but McCain... More »

Trump on Women's Marchers: 'Why Didn't These People Vote?'

President weighs in on Saturday's marches on Twitter

(Newser) - A day after taking issue with media reports on the size of crowds at his inauguration, President Trump addressed the size of the Women's March protests that dotted the nation Saturday. "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't... More »

Trump Accuses Media of Dishonesty on Inauguration Crowds

He says more than 1M attended, way more than other estimates

(Newser) - On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airing of grievances about "dishonest" journalists. But it was Trump who spread inaccuracies about the size of... More »

Kushner in White House Doesn't Violate Anti-Nepotism Laws

The Department of Justice published a ruling Saturday

(Newser) - President Trump didn't violate federal anti-nepotism laws by making son-in-law Jared Kushner a senior White House adviser, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel ruled in a 14-page memo published Saturday. CBS News reports the 1967 anti-nepotism laws forbid presidents from putting family members—including sons-in-law—into... More »

Trump Forced to Give Up Phone

His beloved Android reportedly replaced with secure device

(Newser) - Well, it appears the Secret Service has pried Donald Trump's beloved Android phone from his tweeting fingers. An unidentified friend of Trump's tells the AP the new president handed over his phone Thursday on the advice of security advisers. The New York Times reports Trump's Android was... More »

Women's Marches Against Trump Held Worldwide

DC numbers could surpass those for inauguration

(Newser) - Donald Trump was the target of women's marches worldwide on the first full day of his presidency. As the pre-march rally kicked off in Washington, DC, where numbers might exceed those that turned out of Trump's inauguration, marches were already underway or over in cities including London, Prague,... More »

'Mild Panic' Over What's Missing From New White House Site

Climate change and LGBT rights are conspicuously absent

(Newser) - WhiteHouse.gov is the official website of the president, and the minute President Trump replaced President Obama on Friday, the website underwent a major change, the BBC reports. Pages regarding climate change, LGBT rights, and science policies were deleted, creating a "mild panic" online. According to the Daily... More »

Images From President Trump's Inaugural Parade

He and the first lady got out of their vehicles twice

(Newser) - President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump twice got out of their vehicles to walk and wave to the crowd during their escorted trip from the Capitol to the White House, the AP reports. They first walked for about a block before reaching the Trump International Hotel, where the... More »

Trump Makes 1st Official Moves as President

He created a national day of patriotism, among other things

(Newser) - Donald Trump made his first official moves as president immediately after being sworn in Friday. The Hill reports he signed a number of acts into law during a signing ceremony following the inauguration. The first approved a law passed by Congress that lets Gen. James Mattis serve as secretary of... More »

Is Protesting Trump Just 'Cheap Altruism'?

You may actually hurt your interests in the long-term, ethicist says

(Newser) - Planning to participate in a protest of President Donald Trump? That may not actually be the most "ethical" choice, Corinne Purtill writes in Quartz . Participating in a general protest (as opposed to a protest of a specific policy) won't actually accomplish anything other than making you feel (incorrectly)... More »

DC Police Chief: Most Protesters Are Peaceful

But some protests turn violent; 90 arrested so far

(Newser) - The AP is reporting violent clashes between protesters and police in downtown Washington DC, blocks from the Trump inauguration parade route. NPR reports that protesters have used hammers to break windows and police are using pepper spray and "an unidentified concussive device." More than 95 people have been... More »

Shia LaBeouf's New Project: 4-Year Anti-Trump Livestream

'HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US'

(Newser) - Shia LaBeouf, actor and performance art fan, has a new project, and it will presumably last for the next four years. At hewillnotdivide.us , LaBeouf is livestreaming people standing outside New York's Museum of the Moving Image. On an exterior wall of the museum, the words "HE WILL... More »

Obama Is Out, but 50 Staffers Unexpectedly Remain

Obama appointees to stick around until posts are filled

(Newser) - Barack Obama may have exited the White House, but some of his administration staffers are unexpectedly sticking around. New White House press secretary Sean Spicer says 50 State Department and national security officials who served under Obama will stay at their posts temporarily, while Obama appointee Thomas A. Shannon Jr.... More »

Watch Donald Trump Get Sworn Into Office

It's official

(Newser) - Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday in Washington, DC. CNN has the video of Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath of office. More »

How People Worldwide Are Reacting to the Inauguration

Demonstrators flock to London's Tower Bridge, Berlin Wall to protest No. 45

(Newser) - As thousands descend on Washington to demonstrate against the inauguration of Donald Trump, protesters around the world are also voicing their take on the new US president. In London, demonstrators made metaphor literal at the city's Tower Bridge, where a banner proclaiming "Build Bridges Not Walls" was spread... More »

Trump Will Get 'Sobering' Nuclear Briefing This Morning

He is about to get the 'nuclear football'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has got a busy schedule before his swearing-in as president Friday, with events including a prayer service, coffee with President Obama, and being briefed on having the power to destroy the planet as we know it. At some point Friday morning, the military officers in the Strategic Command... More »

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