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Twitter Goes Wild Over Rubio's 'Failed Hug'

Senator, Ivanka Trump played along

(Newser) - Sometimes all you can do is surrender to Twitter. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may have started out his day Tuesday thinking about deep issues. But when Twitter went wild over an awkward photo of him leaning in for a hug with Ivanka Trump at a Capitol Hill meeting, Rubio was... More »

Ivanka Trump 'Blindsided' by Attacks on Her Father

First daughter says she wasn't prepared for 'level of viciousness' among his critics

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump says she never expected life in the White House would be easy—nor did she expect the "level of viciousness" she has encountered among the critics of her father. "I was a little blindsided by it," she says in an interview with Fox News . "... More »

Lawyer: 3 Men Who Probed Ivanka Trump Shoemaker Detained

Men were investigating excessive overtime and low wages

(Newser) - A lawyer for one of three activists detained while investigating a Chinese company that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump in China said Tuesday that all three men were being held at the Ganzhou City Detention Center in southeastern China, where conditions were crowded but tolerable. The activists were working with... More »

Men Probing Ivanka Trump Brands in China Missing, Arrested

They were looking into conditions at a shoe-making factory

(Newser) - A man investigating working conditions at a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes has been arrested and two others are missing, the arrested man's wife and an advocacy group said Tuesday. Hua Haifeng was accused of illegal surveillance, according to his wife, Deng Guilian. Deng said police told... More »

Ivanka's Brand Gets Frosty Reception for Popsicle Tweet

IvankaTrumpHQ suggests ill-received champagne popsicles for Memorial Day

(Newser) - Instead of honoring America's fallen war veterans, Ivanka Trump's lifestyle brand suggested that Memorial Day is a perfect time to make popsicles—and is taking no small amount of flak for it. CNN reports the backlash was "icy" after IvankaTrumpHQ tweeted a tip to "Make champagne... More »

No Headscarf for Melania, Ivanka Despite Trump Tweet

'They were insulted. We have enuf enemies'

(Newser) - Neither Melania nor Ivanka Trump wore a headscarf after arriving in Saudi Arabia for President Trump's first trip abroad, the BBC reports. In fact, none of the women in the president's entourage wore one. It turns out that while sharia law requires Saudi women to wear a headscarf,... More »

Saudis Tell Dad He Can't Call Daughter 'Ivanka'

'I pleaded with them to accept the name,' he says

(Newser) - "Ivanka" is not an acceptable baby name in Saudi Arabia, a father was told after trying to give his newborn daughter the same name as President Trump's first daughter. "The civil status department informed me that the name could not be approved because it was foreign,"... More »

Ivanka's Advice for Stressed Women: Try Calligraphy

'Don't gossip' among business tips in new book

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump says her new book , with tips on how to be a successful working woman, is a "manual for architecting the life you want to live." Reviewers say Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success is a nauseating read with no more helpful advice than "... More »

Ivanka Plans to Be 'Much More Proactive'

She says her role model is Eleanor Roosevelt

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump now has an official government job as well as a White House office—and she may have more influence on President Trump than any other federal employee. In a New York Times profile and interview, the first daughter talks about her agenda as an adviser to the president... More »

After Controversial Ivanka Quip, Fox Host Is on 'Vacation'

Critics call Jesse Watters' comments on first daughter lewd, though he denies

(Newser) - Under fire for remarks about first daughter Ivanka Trump that critics are calling sexually suggestive, Fox host Jesse Watters made the surprise announcement that he’s taking a break. The move comes just three days after his show, The Five, landed a prime-time spot, notes the Hill . "I'm... More »

Ivanka Greeted With Boos at Women's Summit

Audience didn't care for her gushing about President Trump's 'advocacy' for women

(Newser) - Media access to the first family may be somewhat controlled in the US, but Ivanka Trump found such a buffer doesn't exist in Germany. Trump took the stage in Berlin on Tuesday at the W20 summit on women's entrepreneurship, at Chancellor Angela Merkel's invite, and she was... More »

Ivanka Eats With Chinese Prez, Gets Chinese Trademarks

Critics worry Ivanka Trump is mixing business and politics

(Newser) - On the same day Ivanka Trump sat down for dinner with the Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago, her company got approval from the Chinese government for trademarks to sell jewelry, spa services, and bags, the AP reports. That same week, 3.4 tons of her company's bags, wallets, and blouses... More »

Eric Trump 'Sure' Ivanka Pushed President to Bomb Syria

He says Trump's daughter isn't afraid to contradict his advisers

(Newser) - How did President Trump go from staunchly opposing any action in Syria to launching an airstrike in a matter of days? His son, Eric Trump, tells the Telegraph he's "sure" the decision has Ivanka Trump's fingerprints all over it. "Ivanka is a mother of three kids... More »

Ivanka Had Secret Meeting With Planned Parenthood

Her relationship with Cecile Richards has since soured: Politico

(Newser) - Not long before explaining that "lack of public denouncement" does not equal silence , Ivanka Trump secretly met with the head of Planned Parenthood, reports Politico . After indicating she wanted to know more about the organization, Trump sat down with Cecile Richards in the weeks following her father's inauguration,... More »

Ivanka Trump: People Won't Know 'the Impact I Have'

Tells CBS her new role came 'organically'

(Newser) - Responding to Saturday Night Live's swipe that she is "complicit" in her father's presidency, Ivanka Trump tells CBS News , "If being complicit is wanting to ... be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit." In an interview with Gayle... More »

On Equal Pay Day, Good News and Bad News

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day

(Newser) - It takes a woman until the following Tuesday to earn what a man does in a single week, and more than 15 months to earn what a man does in a year, according to the National Committee on Pay Equity. That's why Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, representing how... More »

What We Learned From White House Financial Disclosures

Administration's top staffers are a rich bunch

(Newser) - The White House released financial disclosures for dozens of its senior officials Friday, revealing that, as the AP notes, President Trump's advisers are "richer than previous White House officials." Some of the coverage surrounding the release:
  • The New York Times takes a look at who's worth
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Ivanka Trump Becoming Official Federal Employee

Though she won't be collecting a salary

(Newser) - After ethics experts raised concerns about her acting as a informal adviser to her father, Ivanka Trump will join her husband as an unpaid government employee, the New York Times reports. Critics worried Ivanka Trump, who already has an office in the White House , could skirt ethics rules while advising... More »

Ethics Experts Concerned About Ivanka's Role

'For purposes of the conflict of interest statute, I believe she is a government employee'

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump has attended meetings with foreign leaders and Cabinet members; she has security clearance that allows her access to classified information, a government-issued phone and computer, a White House email address, and even her own White House office . She still doesn't have an official White House job, but... More »

Ivanka Gets White House Office, Security Clearance

But she doesn't have official job, lawyer says

(Newser) - Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee. Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser for Ivanka Trump, said Monday that the... More »

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