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Melania, Barron Won't Immediately Move to DC

Sources say the 4th grader will finish out the school year in NYC

(Newser) - The New York Post first reported on Melania and Barron Trump's post-election plans, and now NBC News echos the newspaper: Sources say the two will not accompany Donald Trump to the White House in the immediate aftermath of his Jan. 20 inauguration, but will rather remain largely in Trump... More »

Documents Reveal Melania Worked Illegally in US

AP says she took modeling jobs while on visitor visa

(Newser) - Unwelcome news for the Trump campaign days ahead of the election: According to documents unearthed by the AP , Melania Trump worked illegally in the US for a few weeks in 1996, earning $20,056 for 10 modelling jobs. According to the documents, which the AP says it has been seeking... More »

Media Points Out Melania Trump's Ironic Goals as First Lady

She'd focus on cyberbullying

(Newser) - Melania Trump gave a rare campaign speech Thursday—her first since the Republican National Convention—that Jezebel notes was "rich with apparently unnoticed irony." Talking about what she'll focus on as first lady, Trump said she wants to stop bullying on social media and be an "... More »

Melania Trump Goes On Offensive for Her Husband

Says he was egged on by host Billy Bush in hot mic comments

(Newser) - Melania Trump has kept a low profile since the GOP convention, but she's suddenly taking a more aggressive role on behalf of her husband. In interviews with CNN and Fox News , the wife of Donald Trump said she has accepted his apology over the language he used in his... More »

Weirdest Factoid of Debate: Melania's Blouse

Trump campaign swears Mrs. Trump's 'pussy-bow' shirt wasn't intentional troll

(Newser) - Melania Trump, master troller? While what Donald Trump's wife was wearing during the "ugliest debate in American history" at first glance didn't seem newsworthy, it's now creating buzz based on name alone, the Hill reports. There was no "wardrobe malfunction," but Melania's bright... More »

Trump: 'Zero Chance' I'll Quit

'I'm not quitting this race'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has a message for those calling on him to drop out of the race after his videotape scandal : There is "zero chance I'll quit," he tells the Wall Street Journal . He expresses a similar sentiment to the Washington Post : “I’d never withdraw. I’... More »

Melania Trump Sues Daily Mail Over Escort Claims

She's seeking $150M in libel damages

(Newser) - Melania Trump is taking on the Daily Mail—armed with the lawyer who brought down Gawker . Attorney Charles Harder announced Thursday that Trump is suing the British newspaper and US blogger Webster Tarpley for libel over claims that she worked as an escort in the '90s, the BBC reports.... More »

Polls Suggest Trump Is in Trouble

McClatchy puts Clinton 15 points ahead

(Newser) - Even somebody with Donald Trump's knack for PR will have a hard time portraying these poll numbers as terrific. According to the latest McClatchy -Marist poll, he's now 15 points behind Clinton, who has a 48% to 33% lead and has made gains among all major groups, including... More »

Did Melania Break Immigration Laws in Her Modeling Days?

Politico investigation raises questions that could cause her legal grief

(Newser) - The New York Post has been going to town publishing not-safe-for-work photos of Melania Trump from her early modeling days, but it's the timeline behind those images that's now raising more eyebrows. Politico backtracks through Trump's progression from Slovenian visitor to US citizen, noting dates that place... More »

Melania Trump Facing Another PR Mess

Her website is taken down amid questions of accuracy

(Newser) - Negative headlines about a cribbed speech have died down, but now Melania Trump is facing a spate of new ones about the accuracy of a bio on her newly shuttered website. The wife of the GOP nominee said via Twitter on Thursday that www.melaniatrump.com was made in 2012... More »

Speechwriter Takes Blame for Melania Speech

Apologizes, has her Trump resignation rejected

(Newser) - Meredith McIver, the writer who was reported to have worked with Melania Trump on overhauling the original RNC speech that was written for her, has released a statement on Trump's website taking the blame for the ensuing plagiarism controversy . While working together on the speech, “we discussed many... More »

2 People Surprised at Melania Speech: Original Writers

Matthew Scully, John McConnell's draft was gutted after they submitted it

(Newser) - With the Trump campaign still stinging from allegations that Melania Trump cribbed from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech, various news outlets are beginning to piece together how the gaffe happened. At this point, one thing is clear: You can't blame the original speechwriters. As ABC News reports, the Trump... More »

Trump Campaign: What Plagiarism?

'These were common words and values'

(Newser) - All the buzz Tuesday morning about Melania Trump plagiarizing a speech by Michelle Obama is "just really absurd." At least that's the stance the Trump campaign is taking after a controversial night at the RNC. She wouldn't "do something like that knowing how scrutinized her... 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 »

Melania's Speech Looks to Have Plagiarized One by Michelle Obama

Parts of her RNC address match 2008 DNC speech word for word

(Newser) - In what could turn into a PR disaster for the Republican National Convention, parts of Melania Trump's Monday night speech appear to have been lifted from the speech Michelle Obama delivered on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Journalist Jarrett Hill was the first to... More »

Melania Hailed as Day's Best Speaker

But some parts of her speech sounded very familiar

(Newser) - It was the biggest speech Melania Trump has ever made—and if the former supermodel had stage fright, she didn't show it. The Quicken Loans Arena emptied rapidly after Melania—introduced by her husband, in a departure from convention tradition—made her speech, leaving analysts to declare her the... More »

Melania Trump's 5 Big Lines

Donald Trump's wife is keynote speaker

(Newser) - Melania Trump took a starring role at the Republican National Convention on Monday night, ending what Julia Ioffe at Politico reports has been two months spent out of the "public eye." She was introduced by husband Donald, who was incredibly restrained in his comments, saying simply, "It... More »

Chris Matthews Hot for Melania Trump's 'Walk'

Hot mic captured comments Tuesday

(Newser) - The hot mic claims another victim: Hardball host Chris Matthews apparently forgot he was wearing a microphone when Melania Trump walked onstage during MSNBC's coverage of Donald Trump's Indiana primary victory speech on Tuesday. "Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good,"... More »

6 Crude Things Donald Trump Has Said on 'Howard Stern'

He appeared on the show some two dozen times

(Newser) - Donald Trump has appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" some two dozen times since the late '90s. Now, BuzzFeed has listened to hours of those conversations—"not publicly available," it says—and found that the candidate's typical topic du jour was sex. Its big takeaway:... More »

May-December Effect Is Real

Age gap at first marriage shrinks

(Newser) - The older men are when they walk down the aisle, the more likely they are to have a younger bride, according to a new study. Famous May-December pairings usually involve the rich and famous—think Donald Trump or Larry King—but the trend holds up at every income level, the... More »

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