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Melania Shrugs Off Trump Affair Rumors

First lady tells ABC News reporter she has better things to think about these days

(Newser) - "No question is off limits" is how ABC's 20/20 is promoting its interview with Melania Trump, airing Friday night at 10pm EDT. That apparently included queries about her marriage from Tom Llamas, who chatted with the first lady during her recent trip to Africa , ABC News reports. "... More »

'Curse of the Worst Family Name' Lives On

Hitler's great-nephew describes broken engagement in interview

(Newser) - Hitler became Hiller, then Stuart-Houston. The name changes allowed Adolf Hitler's last living descendants on his father's side to keep a quiet life in New York, the New York Post reports via German newspaper Bild , which recently visited Hitler's three great-nephews on Long Island. Sons of Hitler'... More »

What Her Love of Trump Has Cost Her: Her Grandson

Ben Bradlee Jr. profiles Trump super-fan Lynette Villano

(Newser) - When Ben Bradlee Jr. refers to "Mrs. Trump," he's not talking about Melania. Rather, it's a nickname that was bestowed upon Lynette Villano, 72, a die-hard Trump supporter living in Luzerne County, Pa. In a lengthy excerpt of The Forgotten published by Politico , Bradlee explains that... More »

White House Allows FBI to Expand Kavanaugh Inquiry

The directive reportedly instructed investigators to interview anyone necessary

(Newser) - A White House directive has reportedly given the FBI broad authorization to interview anyone necessary in its investigation into President Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh. Sources tell the New York Times the move came after Democrats criticized the White House's call for an investigation of sexual assault... More »

SNL Cuts Kanye's Pro-Trump Speech From Broadcast

The rapper performed in a MAGA hat

(Newser) - Kanye West's Saturday Night Live performance drew both praise and criticism after the vocally pro-Trump rapper appeared onstage in a "Make America Great Again" hat over the weekend. However, he reportedly made another statement regarding the president during his appearance, one that was cut from the show's... More »

Elizabeth Warren: I'll Consider 2020 After the Midterms

The Massachusetts Democrat is believed to be a likely presidential contender

(Newser) - Senator Elizabeth Warren isn't ready to announce a presidential bid just yet, but she could be soon. Per the Boston Globe , the Massachusetts Democrat told a town hall crowd that she's now focused on her re-election bid, but bets are off thereafter. "After Nov. 6 I will... More »

Ex-Trump Staffer Allegedly Slipped Woman 'Abortion Pill'

Jason Miller has left his job as a CNN commentator

(Newser) - A Former Trump 2016 campaign aide who'd since become a paid political commentator on CNN is out at the news network in the wake of allegations he slipped drugs to a woman he'd impregnated in a bid to terminate the pregnancy. Court documents first reported on by Splinter... More »

Group Slams Trump's Character, Wants Liquor License Yanked

President doesn't pass character test required to hold license, group argues

(Newser) - A group calling President Trump a liar, fraudster, and racist say he shouldn't be allowed to serve booze at his hotel in Washington, DC. Two judges and five religious leaders are challenging the liquor license held by the Trump Hotel, as city law requires anyone selling wine, beer, or... More »

Trump Asserts Sessions Has Put GOP in Midterm Jeopardy

The president assailed the attorney general on Twitter again Monday

(Newser) - President Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen. Per the AP , Trump tweeted that "Obama era investigations, of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well... More »

Cohen Guilty Pleas Involve Payoffs to Two Women

Charges against the president's former attorney include campaign finance violations

(Newser) - Ex-Trump attorney Cohen has entered guilty pleas to charges that include campaign finance violations involving payoffs to two women, per the AP . The hush money payments were part of a coordinated effort to influence the 2016 presidential election, the president's former "fixer" said in a federal court in... More »

Chelsea Clinton's Political Future a 'Definite Maybe'

Will she or won't she?

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton will not rule out a future in politics. Per the Guardian , the daughter of Democratic superstars Bill and Hillary Clinton was plugging her children's book at the Edinburgh international book festival when the question of her potential future in elected office was posed. While bashing Trump, the... More »

Omarosa Releases Latest Secret Recording

It features Lara Trump; Trump's daughter-in-law says she feels betrayed

(Newser) - Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released another secret audio recording that she says proves President Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. In the recording played on MSNBC, Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump offers Manigault Newman a job earning $15,000 a month, the AP... More »

Omarosa Releases Tape of Firing by John Kelly

The ex-Trump aide claims she was threatened with damage to her reputation

(Newser) - The saga of Omarosa's departure from the White House and subsequent transformation into a Donald Trump critic continued Sunday as the former Apprentice contestant released what she claims is a secret recording of her being fired by chief of staff John Kelly. Per USA Today , Omarosa claimed on "... More »

Unanimous Vote on Trump's Hollywood Star: It Must Go

But West Hollywood City Council resolution is nonbinding, and past stances suggest it will stay

(Newser) - It's unanimous, at least in the West Hollywood City Council: The group voted Monday night to get rid of President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reports the Wrap . The resolution urges the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Angeles to remove the... More »

Trump Offers Iran Olive Branch Days After Threatening Tweet

The president said Monday he's open to meeting President Hassan Rouhani

(Newser) - President Trump has extended an olive branch to Iran's leaders just days after a tweet he wrote appeared to say he was ready to use military force should they "ever threaten the United States." Per CNN , the president was at a news conference at the White House... More »

NYT Publisher Issues Statement on Meeting With Trump

AG Sulzberger says he warned the president about labeling the press as Americans' enemy

(Newser) - The publisher of the New York Times has released a statement following President Trump's tweet about a meeting the two had together July 20. According to AG Sulzberger, the White House requested the meeting, which Trump said Sunday morning centered around the "vast amounts of Fake News being... More »

Trump Wants to Yank Clearance for Comey, Other Intel Critics

It would be an unprecedented move

(Newser) - President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of six former Obama-era officials who have been critical of his administration, the AP reports. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday the president is "exploring the mechanisms" to strip clearance from former CIA Director John Brennan as well as five... More »

Pelosi Pressures Ryan Over Putin Invite to Washington

GOP leaders say Putin has not been invited to address Congress

(Newser) - A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan says Russian President Vladimir Putin should not expect an invitation to address Congress if he visits Washington in the fall. Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong says "the only one talking about inviting Putin to address Congress is Nancy Pelosi," a jab at... More »

Trump: 'European Union Is a Foe'

The president calls out the EU for trade policies

(Newser) - President Trump has raised eyebrows ahead of his meeting with Vladimir Putin regarding who he feels are the enemies of the United States. In an interview from Scotland with CBS News, the president told anchor Jeff Glor that the EU with its 28 members, many of which are longstanding US... More »

Billy Bush's Wife Calls It Quits

Their marriage, already rocky, comes to an end

(Newser) - The wife of Billy Bush has filed for divorce after separating from the former Today co-anchor last September, TMZ reports. Sydney Davis cited irreconcilable differences and asked for primary physical custody and joint legal custody of two of their children. The couple's separation came a year after the Access ... More »

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