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Clinton Slams 'Wacky' Claims About Her Health

She tells Kimmel it's like an 'alternative reality'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, she said the accusations are part of a "wacky strategy" by GOP rival Donald Trump and an "alternative reality" that's not focused on the kinds... More »

Giuliani Didn't 'Forget' 9/11

It was an imprecise moment, not a bizarre one

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani found himself the subject of plenty of angry headlines Monday, and many sounded much like that of the New York Daily News : "Rudy Giuliani forgets about 9/11." The former NYC mayor—whose tenure included 9/11—was in Youngstown, Ohio, to introduce Donald Trump at a campaign... More »

Winners, Losers From Day 1 of the RNC

Controversy overshadowed Melania speech

(Newser) - This year's gathering in Cleveland promised to be the most unconventional GOP convention in decades, and Day 1 did not disappoint, although the Republican Party probably isn't entirely thrilled about how things are shaping up. Here are some of the winners and losers analysts named after the day'... More »

Giuliani: I Saved More Lives Than Black Lives Matter Has

Term is 'anti-American,' he said Sunday

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is being criticized after calling the term "black lives matter" ''inherently racist"—and he's not backing down. During a Sunday appearance on CBS' Face the Nation, Giuliani said "when you say black lives matter, that's inherently racist." He went on... More »

Giuliani: I'm Voting Trump

The former NYC mayor has been advising the Trump campaign

(Newser) - Donald Trump can count on a vote from Rudy Giuliani, just not a formal endorsement. A rep for the former NYC mayor says Giuliani will vote for Trump in the state's April 19 primary, reports the Wall Street Journal , which adds, "Even without an official endorsement, Mr. Giuliani’... More »

Giuliani on Trump's 9/11 Claim: He's Exaggerating

Former NYC mayor is the latest person to refute Trump

(Newser) - Donald Trump's claim that he saw thousands of New Jersey Muslims celebrating after the 9/11 attacks has been refuted by ... just about everyone, as Yahoo News reports. And as of Tuesday, "everyone" includes Rudy Giuliani, New York mayor when the attacks occurred. Though Giuliani acknowledges there were as... More »

Poll: 11% of Republicans Think Obama Loves America

Giuliani gets some support from his party

(Newser) - Some may have been shocked at Rudy Giuliani's suggestion that President Obama doesn't love America , but it seems many in the GOP agree with him. A Huffington Post/YouGov poll finds that just 11% of Republicans believe the president loves his country, Politico reports. Some 85% of Democrats agree... More »

Giuliani: I've Been So Blunt Everyone Misunderstood Me

Ex-NYC mayor explains what he really meant in comments about the president

(Newser) - Rudy Giuilani is blunt. So blunt, in fact, that the ex-NYC mayor reportedly said last week that he doesn't believe President Obama loves America (or you or me, for that matter). He got even more blunt a day later when he reminded the New York Times that Obama had... More »

Obama's Speeches Show Giuliani Is Way Off Base

He lands top marks for 'whoppers' on president's love for US

(Newser) - The Washington Post is fact-checking Rudy Giuliani's recent claims about President Obama: On Fox News, the former New York mayor followed similar comments at a dinner by saying he never hears from the president about "what a great country we are, what an exceptional country we are. When... More »

Rudy Giuliani: I've Gotten Death Threats

Most GOP hopefuls back away from his comment

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani says his comment that President Obama doesn't love America has resulted in death threats being phoned in to his office, reports Politico via CNN . The former New York City mayor isn't backing off his comments, notes Politico, and in fact says the majority of phone calls... More »

Scott Walker: I Don't Know If Obama Loves His Country

'I've never asked him,' says Wisconsin governor

(Newser) - As Rudy Giuliani takes heat for comments questioning President Obama's love for his country , Scott Walker, a leading Republican 2016 contender, says he doesn't know how Obama feels. "You should ask the president what he thinks about America," the Wisconsin governor tells the AP. "I'... More »

Giuliani: I'm Not Racist, Obama's Mom Was White

#ObamaLovesAmerica, tweets White House

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani, under fire for private-dinner comments that President Obama doesn't love America and wasn't "brought up the way you were brought up," has explained that he wasn't attacking Obama's race, just his upbringing. "Some people thought it was racist—I thought that... More »

Giuliani Shares 'Horrible Thing' About Obama

Politico reports the former mayor says president doesn't love America

(Newser) - Another private-dinner comment is grabbing headlines, this time courtesy of Politico , which describes Rudy Giuliani's remarks last night as going "straight for the jugular." His target: President Obama. With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and some five dozen execs and "media types" friendly to the GOP in... More »

Protesters Denounce Met Opera That 'Glorifies Terrorism'

Rudy Giuliani among those objecting to opera's 'historical inaccuracy'

(Newser) - Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined hundreds of demonstrators last night to protest an opening-night opera performance at the Met, the New York Times reports. Protesters shouted "Shame on the Met!" and sported signs that read "The Met glorifies terrorism," and it's all thanks to... More »

Sicilian Mafia Put a Hit on Giuliani

But the Gambino family said no way in the 1980's

(Newser) - The Sicilian mob hated Rudy Giuliani so much when he worked as a federal prosecutor in New York back in the 1980s that it sent a hit man to the US to get rid of him, reports the New York Post . Similar reports have surfaced before , but a mafia turncoat... More »

GOP Bigwigs Stand By Christie

Say it's too early to rush to judgment

(Newser) - The Grand Old Party's finest were out in force today, emphatically defending the virtue of one Chris Christie, reports Politico . "Right now, all we know is one person's word against another. You can't base any conclusion on such a thing," said Paul Ryan , while Rudy... More »

On Question of Christie, No One Rushes to Judge

GOP thinks he can move on; Dem O'Malley says 'I don't know'

(Newser) - Chris Christie was as popular a topic on the Sunday shows today as one might expect, but rather than getting tarred and feathered, guest after guest either came to the New Jersey governor's defense or declined judgment. A rundown of the highlights, as per Politico :
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GOP: Closing Embassies Was Right

Threat level was specific, serious

(Newser) - The State Department's move to close all embassies today in light of an al-Qaeda threat reverberated through the Sunday shows, with the decision garnering near-universal applause from both sides of the aisle. "We’ve learned from Benghazi, thank God, and the administration’s doing this right," said... More »

Mag Posts 'Conservative Version' of History

'The New Yorker' assembles history using quotes from conservatives

(Newser) - A "liberal version" of history might also make for good reading, but the New Yorker has beaten conservatives to the punch by posting "A Conservative History of the United States." Here are a few key moments, each inspired by a rather inventive quotation: More »

Giuliani on Biden Gaffe: He's a 'Joke'

Obama camp dismisses controversy as a 'distraction'

(Newser) - Joe Biden's "chains" gaffe rippled all the way to the Sunday talk show dial, Politico reports, with Rudy Giuliani backing off his earlier charge that the veep is "not that bright," but very much questioning whether he's got what it takes. "I don'... More »

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