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Trump Offers 1st Thoughts on Nuclear Weapons as President

He wants the US nuclear arsenal to be 'top of the pack'

(Newser) - In an exclusive interview, President Trump tells Reuters he wants the US to be "top of the pack" when it comes to nuclear weapons. It's the first time Trump has discussed the American nuclear arsenal since becoming president. Trump says he would prefer a world with no nuclear... More »

Protecting Trump Tower Is Cheaper Than Expected

Cost was $24M from Election to Inauguration Day

(Newser) - Good news for taxpayers: Though the NYPD initially said it would need $35 million to protect then-President-elect Trump, his family, and Trump Tower between Election Day and Inauguration Day, it actually managed the feat for $24 million, according to a letter from police commissioner James P. O'Neill asking Congress... More »

Trump Lifts Transgender Student Bathroom Guidelines

Attorney General Sessions says Obama's guidance was unclear

(Newser) - As expected , the Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, the AP reports. The administration came down on the side of states' rights, lifting federal guidelines that had been issued by... More »

Trump to Revoke Transgender Bathroom Guidance: Official

President reportedly wants to let states decide

(Newser) - A government official says the Trump administration will revoke guidelines that say transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity, the AP reports. The decision would be a reversal of an Obama-era directive issued in May. It required public schools to grant... More »

Trump's Immigration Plan Could Cost Billions to Enact

New policy could lead to millions of deportations

(Newser) - The Trump administration's massive overhaul of how the US targets and deports undocumented immigrants is becoming clearer after two memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were released Tuesday. The policy changes in those memos could open the door to millions of deportations thanks to classifying most undocumented immigrants... More »

Pro Golfer Spills the Beans on Trump's Golf Game

'Decent player for a guy in his 70s,' says Rory McIlroy

(Newser) - "He's a decent player for a guy in his 70s," pro golfer Rory McIlroy tells No Laying Up after playing a round of golf with President Trump on Sunday. McIlroy, a four-time major champion, says Trump shot "around 80," Business Insider reports. McIlroy is currently... More »

Trump Condemns 'Horrible' Anti-Semitism

'Has to stop,' says the president

(Newser) - Recent incidents of anti-Semitism—including a wave of threats against Jewish community centers—are "horrible" and a "reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil," President Trump said Tuesday, echoing comments made by his daughter Ivanka a day... More »

CIA Analyst: I'm Quitting Because of Trump

He says administration is 'tuning out' intelligence

(Newser) - Veteran CIA agent Edward Price says he served under George W. Bush and Barack Obama with pride—but he "cannot in good faith" serve under President Trump. In an op-ed at the Washington Post , Price, an analyst who most recently worked as a spokesman for the National Security Council,... More »

NSC Official Fired for Anti-Trump Remarks

Sources say Craig Deare slammed Mexico policy

(Newser) - A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive... More »

Trump Calls Club Members 'The Special People' in Leaked Audio

Trump invited club members to 'come along' for Cabinet interviews

(Newser) - Leaked audio obtained by Politico appears to show President Trump inviting members of one of his golf clubs—who he calls the "special people"—to "come along" to interviews with potential Cabinet members. The audio was recorded during a party at his golf club in Bedminster, New... More »

Taxpayers to Foot Massive Bill for Trump Family Travels

And some of that money will be going into the president's pockets

(Newser) - A few years ago, President Trump called then-President Obama's travel expenses "unbelievable," ABC News reports. According to the Washington Post , those expenses were estimated at $97 million over eight years. Trump and his family are on pace to exceed that total in just seven months, and taxpayers... More »

Small Airport Businesses to Trump: Your Florida Visits Hurt

Airspace around Mar-a-Lago has been shut down 3 weekends in a row

(Newser) - President Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive, the AP reports. The Secret Service closed Lantana Airport on Friday for the third straight weekend because of the president's return to his... More »

Jared Kushner Complains About CNN to Its Parent

He says the network is being unfair to his father-in-law, President Trump

(Newser) - Jared Kushner recently met with an executive from CNN's parent company and complained about what he sees as the network's unfair and anti-Trump coverage, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sources say President Trump's son-in-law and adviser took his concerns to Time Warner's Gary Ginsberg, with whom... More »

McConnell Doesn't Like Trump's 'Daily Tweets'

Otherwise, though, he says the president is pretty good

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is criticizing President Trump for going off message on Twitter and elsewhere, the AP reports. McConnell tells reporters that "I'm not a great fan of daily tweets"—but adds that he is a fan of what Trump has actually been doing. The... More »

Chris Christie: Trump Made Me Eat Meatloaf

Emasculating? He says no

(Newser) - It wasn't the topic of conversation of Tuesday's lunch meeting between Chris Christie and President Trump that drew attention. It was the meatloaf. During an interview with WFAN radio show Boomer and Carton on Thursday, Christie let slip that Trump ordered his meal for him at the White... More »

Reaction to Trump: Like '2 Different Press Conferences'

Some see 'unhinged,' others 'relaxed and funny'

(Newser) - President Trump ripped into the "dishonest" and "out of control" media during his press conference Thursday —and it didn't take long for the media to fire back. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was among those who criticized the president, saying he "keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway... More »

Trump's Pick to Replace Flynn Turns Down the Gig

Sources say Ret. Vice Admiral Bob Harward called job a 's*** sandwich'

(Newser) - Sources say Ret. Vice Admiral Bob Harward, President Trump's pick to replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser, has turned down the role, calling the gig a "s*** sandwich," CNN reports. A friend of Harward's says he was turned off by how messy things currently seem... More »

Trump Says New Version of Travel Ban Coming Next Week

It's unclear whether the administration will continue to defend the old ban in court

(Newser) - In between lashing out at the media, leaks, and more , President Trump said during a Thursday press conference that a new "very comprehensive order" on immigration and refugees would be coming next week "toward the beginning or middle at the latest," NPR reports. While he didn't... More »

Poll: In 2020 Race, Trump Would Lose to Any Old Dem

But not specifically to Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - Democrats are already eyeing the 2020 presidential race, and Elizabeth Warren has broken out of the pack as an early favorite who can persist against President Trump—but a recent poll indicates it may not be her persistence the Dems should be looking toward. The Politico/Morning Consult survey of 1,... More »

Trump Knew About Flynn Problem Weeks Before Pence

Flynn could be prosecuted if he lied to FBI

(Newser) - President Trump knew that Mike Flynn had misled VP Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador weeks before Pence was informed, it emerged Tuesday as the national security adviser's resignation continued to rock the administration. Pence spokesman Marc Lotter tells the Washington Post that the vice president... More »

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