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White House Is Silent on Flynn

Senior adviser won't discuss whether Trump still has confidence in his National Security Adviser

(Newser) - The White House wasn't exactly resounding on Sunday in its defense of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "That's the question that I think you should ask the president, the question you should ask Reince [Priebus], the chief of staff," senior policy adviser Stephen Miller told Meet ... More »

Conway: Ban Is 'a Small Price to Pay'

Trump's order sees some pushback from Republicans

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway says that a federal judge's emergency order late Saturday temporarily barring the US from deporting people from nations subject to President Trump's travel ban "really doesn't affect the executive order at all." Conway says Trump's order is about "preventing, not detaining"... More »

Chuck Todd, Conway Throw Down Over 'Alternative Facts'

'Alternative facts are not facts—they're falsehoods'

(Newser) - If the first 48 hours of the Trump administration are anything to go by, it's going to be a testy four years between the White House and the Fourth Estate. Following Saturday night's press conference in which press secretary Sean Spicer lambasted media reports about the size of... More »

Graham, McCain Back Tillerson at SecState

Meanwhile, McConnell says Cabinet picks will go through; Schumer is in no hurry

(Newser) - Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain will support Rex Tillerson as secretary of state in a move that all but clinches his nomination, reports Politico . Graham confirmed his position on CBS' Face the Nation and in a joint statement with McCain; Marco Rubio still hasn't decided, but McCain... More »

Pence: Lewis' Stance 'Deeply Disappointing'

Says he hopes civil rights icon will reconsider boycotting the inaugural

(Newser) - Vice President-elect Mike Pence says it is "deeply disappointing" that civil rights icon John Lewis would question the legitimacy of Donald Trump's White House victory. In an interview with CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, Pence said he respects "the sacrifice" the Georgia congressman made, but said... More »

McConnell on Ethics Tiff: Dems Need to 'Grow Up'

Says opposition to unvetted Cabinet nominees is just 'little procedural complaints'

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats need to "grow up" and "get past" the election. The Kentucky Republican is objecting to concerns raised by Democrats that Congress this week will hold hearings to consider nominees for the incoming administration who haven't completed ethics reviews . The director... More »

Conway: Search for SecState Expanding

And might add Jon Huntsman to the list

(Newser) - Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Bob Corker, and David Petraeus: Donald Trump's shortlist for secretary of state is evidently not as short as previously thought, reports Politico . "It is true that he’s broadened the search," said Kellyanne Conway, who's made no secret of her personal contempt... More »

Bernie Sanders: 'Nothing Wrong' With Recount

Though it's not likely to change anything, he says

(Newser) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says "there's nothing wrong with" pursuing recounts to ensure the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory. The former Democratic presidential candidate addressed the looming recount in Wisconsin—and the prospect of others in Michigan and Pennsylvania—Sunday morning on CNN's... More »

Ryan: We Are Not Planning Deportation Force

Says 'we don't want' racist elements in the GOP

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan says the people generating racist graffiti in the wake of Donald Trump's election are "not Republicans," reports the AP , and "we don't want them in our party." The Wisconsin congressman told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that... More »

Jan Brewer: Trump Is Getting 'Waterboarded'

"Anybody who's been under these kinds of assaults I think want to defend themselves"

(Newser) - With Donald Trump taking some heat for using a policy speech in Gettysburg to promise to sue those accusing him of sexual assault , former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer took to the airwaves of CNN (via Mediaite ) on Sunday to proclaim his innocence, telling Jake Tapper that her candidate has... More »

Giuliani, Christie: Trump's a 'Genius' for Not Paying Taxes

Candidate praised for tax savvy in wake of 'NYT' report he paid no taxes for 18 years

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani says Donald Trump is a "genius" if he avoided federal income taxes, responding to a New York Times report that the candidate claimed a nearly $1 billion loss in 1995 that would have eliminated his federal tax burden for up to 18 years , reports the AP . Giuliani... More »

Jane Pauley Replacing a Legend at CBS

Network names her as Charles Osgood's successor at 'Sunday Morning'

(Newser) - CBS is capping off its tribute to Charles Osgood as Sunday Morning host by naming Jane Pauley as his successor, reports the AP. Pauley worked 13 years as Today show anchor ending in 1989. She becomes only the third host of Sunday Morning since its inception in 1979. Osgood, who... More »

CBS Sunday Morning's Longtime Star Retiring

Charles Osgood is leaving top-rated show after 22 years

(Newser) - Charles Osgood, who has said "good morning" to his audience every Sunday for 22 years, is about to say "goodbye" as host of CBS News Sunday Morning in September. He announced his scheduled Sept. 25 farewell on Sunday's edition, reports CBS News . That broadcast will be a... More »

Trump: US Needs to Look at Profiling

'It's not the worst thing to do'

(Newser) - In the wake of the Orlando shooting one week ago, Donald Trump says the country should do what it has to do to prevent future such attacks, and he's putting racial profiling squarely on the table. "Well I think profiling is something that we're going to have... More »

Obama: Clinton Won't Be Shielded in DOJ Probe

'No political influence'

(Newser) - President Obama is guaranteeing that evidence, not politics, will dictate the outcome of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails as secretary of state. Obama's comments came on Fox News Sunday, his first appearance as president. Obama said he believes Clinton didn't jeopardize America'... More »

Paul Ryan Talks Sleeping in Office, Boehner's Smoke

And new speaker will not be acting on immigration reform

(Newser) - Our new speaker of the House is a little short in the "house" department—he's among the nation's representatives who opt to sleep in their offices instead of paying DC rent—and Paul Ryan says that won't change with his new gig, reports Roll Call . "... More »

Trump: World '100%' Better With Saddam, Gadhafi

Also, he will be a 'great unifier'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was busily going after Hillary Clinton's blood Saturday night, Donald Trump was waxing poetic about the stability we used to enjoy under some of its bloodiest dictators. Asked Sunday by CNN 's Jake Tapper if the world would be a more stable place if Moammar Gadhafi... More »

Colin Powell: Iran Accord Is a 'Pretty Good Deal'

Debbie Wasserman Schultz also backs deal

(Newser) - The Iran nuclear deal picked up some high-profile support today, with Colin Powell coming to the defense of what he tells NBC News is "a pretty good deal." "These are remarkable changes, and so we have stopped this highway race that (the Iranians) were going down—and... More »

Trump: 'I Will Be Phenomenal to the Women'

Fiorina: 'Women understood that comment' about Kelly

(Newser) - Like Mitt Romney's binders tumbling like dominoes, Donald Trump still finds himself scrambling over his Megyn Kelly comments , and today dug in aggressively on his record with women. "Who would say that?" Trump told CNN today. "Do you think I'd make a statement like that? Who... More »

Lindsey Graham: Caitlyn Jenner 'Welcome' in GOP

Candidate hasn't 'walked into her shoes'

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham doesn't seem to have a problem with Bruce Jenner's transition to Caitlyn: "If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me," the presidential candidate tells CNN today, per the Hill . "I’m into addition. I haven’t... More »

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