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Story About Iceland Sets Off Angry Debate Over Abortion

CBS explored the declining number of Down syndrome births

(Newser) - A story by CBS News about the declining number of Down syndrome births in Iceland has caused an uproar, with conservative critics accusing the story of celebrating abortion and others lashing out at Iceland itself. There's so much to unpack that even the myth-busting site Snopes has weighed in... More »

Sarah Palin Is Suing the New York Times

Former Alaska governor says paper defamed her by linking her to Gabby Giffords shooting

(Newser) - Sarah Palin "took a stand" this week against the New York Times in a lawsuit claiming defamation. CNNMoney reports that the former Alaska governor filed her complaint, which seeks upward of $75,000 in damages, against the Times on Tuesday for an editorial it published right after the shooting... More »

Palin Might Lawyer Up After NYT Correction

Newspaper apologizes after linking Gabby Giffords shooting to Palin's 2011 map

(Newser) - Sarah Palin issued a not-so-veiled warning to the New York Times on Thursday over a controversial editorial in the newspaper, one that prompted two corrections and an apology. In a tweet , Palin said she is "talking to attorneys this AM and exploring options." It all stems from an... More »

Message to ISIS on British Bomb Riles Internet

'Love From Manchester,' reads controversial note

(Newser) - A photo circulating online in the wake of the Manchester attack has sparked controversy, and the British Royal Air Force has confirmed it's indeed a real pic, CNN reports. The image, which started proliferating on Thursday, shows what appears to be a bomb with a written message on it... More »

Trump at 100: The Positive Reviews

'Rousing success,' a 'sea change,' and 'pretty close to perfect' are what some are saying

(Newser) - The first 100 days are just about under President Trump's belt, and there's plenty being said online about his performance—and much of that analysis is enthusiastically positive. Some of the standouts in that category: (Or click here to see a roundup of negative reviews .)
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Trump's Dinner Companions: Nugent, Kid Rock, Palin

Ted Nugent says he met with Trump to 'make America great again'

(Newser) - President Trump assembled a motley crew (though surprisingly no members of Mötley Crüe) for dinner on Wednesday. Time reports the president was visited by a trio of famous supporters: Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin, who posed with Trump in the Oval Office and mugged in front... More »

Canadians Freak at Prospect of Ambassador Sarah Palin

Impolite reaction greets suggestion Trump could name her to diplomatic post

(Newser) - You'd think Canadians would be thrilled by the prospect of having a hockey mom with a fondness for moose stew as the US ambassador to Canada. Not so much. The White House refused to rule out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the vacant post on Wednesday, reports the... More »

Palin: Policies Like Trump's Carrier Deal Are 'One Big Fail'

'A $20 trillion debt-ridden country can’t afford this sinfully stupid practice'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's Carrier deal is facing some harsh criticism from a surprising source: Sarah Palin. "When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent," and the free hand of the market gets "amputated," Palin writes... More »

Sarah Palin to Run the Biggest Government Agency?

Sources say Donald Trump is considering her for VA secretary

(Newser) - Does Donald Trump have a big job lined up for loyal supporter Sarah Palin? The former Alaska governor is a candidate to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, a Palin aide and a Trump transition team official tell ABC News , which notes that the VA is the largest government agency,... More »

Trump Gives Weird Reason Why Palin's Not Attending RNC

Alaska is just too far away from Ohio, apparently

(Newser) - Sarah Palin won't be speaking at next week's Republican National Convention in Ohio, and Donald Trump explained to the Washington Examiner on Thursday why that is. "She was asked," Trump says, but "it's a little bit difficult because of where she is. We love... More »

Trump: Ryan 'Blindsided' Me

Palin says speaker might be 'Cantor-ed'

(Newser) - Donald Trump on Sunday said that Paul Ryan's statement that he couldn't yet support the GOP frontrunner came as a surprise. "I like Paul Ryan. I think he's a very good guy," he tells NBC News . "He called me three weeks ago, and he... More »

Palin Says She's Got As Much Science Cred as Bill Nye

'He's a kids' show actor, he's not a scientist': Palin at climate-change-denying event

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has taken on rapper Azealia Banks , Lena Dunham , and, of course, President Obama , but now she's taking on science itself via one of its most well-known representatives. "Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am," Palin said Thursday at a Capitol Hill event,... More »

Palin Threatens to Sue Rapper for Offensive Tweets

Azealia Banks says she wasn't really talking about gang rape

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is feuding with notoriously outspoken rapper Azealia Banks—and even some of the Alaskan's detractors say this time, she appears to be in the right. Palin has threatened to sue Banks over an NSFW Twitter rant—which was deleted but can be seen here —in which... More »

Sarah Palin Will Be the Next Judge Judy

She can see justice from her house

(Newser) - It's the natural progression in politics: city councilor, mayor, governor, vice presidential candidate, Fox News talking head, reality-TV judge. That's right, Sarah Palin—despite lacking a law degree or any sort of legal experience—is going Judge Judy on us, People reports. The former Alaska governor signed a... More »

Todd Palin Fractured 8 Ribs in 'Freak' Accident

Trump awkwardly jokes about injured Palin, guns

(Newser) - Todd Palin is expected to recover after fracturing eight ribs in a snowmobile crash in Alaska on Sunday, his father tells the AP . Palin, who also suffered a broken shoulder blade and clavicle and a collapsed lung, was undergoing surgery Tuesday at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, wife Sarah... More »

Todd Palin Injured in 'Serious' Snowmobile Crash

He's in the ICU

(Newser) - Todd Palin is hospitalized in the intensive care unit after a snowmobile accident Sunday night, reports NBC News . His condition is not known, but a source tells NBC that the crash itself was "very serious." The news surfaced after Sarah Palin canceled a campaign event on behalf of... More »

Palin in Testy TV Interview: I Didn't Blame Obama for PTSD

'What did I say that's offensive?'

(Newser) - A Sarah Palin interview on the Today show Monday quickly got testy when the subject of PTSD and her son came up. After discussing Iowa for a few minutes, Savannah Guthrie changed the subject to Track Palin and his mother's recent comments about his domestic violence arrest . "You... More »

Bristol's 'Who Wore It Better' Poll Goes Wrong

Palin's readers apparently think Tina Fey wore that sweater better than mom

(Newser) - Bristol Palin is not happy that Tina Fey is once again impersonating her mom on Saturday Night Live. For one thing, Fey "sounds nothing like my mom," and "her fake accent is like nails on a chalkboard," Bristol writes in a blog post . And then there'... More »

Palin's Trumpfest Gets Tina Fey Treatment

She's 'the total package—smarts, legs, yelling'

(Newser) - If Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump wasn't bizarre enough , Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to turn, as the Decider puts it, the erstwhile vice presidential candidate's "already impressive word salad into even more of a feast for linguistic detectives of all stripes."... More »

Palin Seems to Partly Blame Obama for Her Son's Arrest

'I guess it's kind of the elephant in the room'

(Newser) - A day after Sarah Palin's son Track was arrested on domestic violence charges, the former governor of Alaska appeared to blame his troubles—at least partly—on President Obama not supporting veterans, the Washington Post reports. "I guess it's kind of the elephant in the room because... More »

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