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Kellyanne Conway: Couch Photo Caught Me Doing What I Was Asked

'I was asked to take a certain angle and was doing exactly that'

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway says she was just trying to capture a big moment, not create one. In an interview on Lou Dobbs Tonight on Tuesday, the White House adviser says the viral photo of her kneeling on an Oval Office couch simply caught her doing what she was asked: "What... More »

America Keeps Staring at This Photo of Kellyanne

Some call it disrespectful, some don't see the big deal

(Newser) - When former President Obama was photographed with his feet propped up on the Oval Office desk, the accusations that he was "desecrating" the office were so loud that Snopes weighed in (and found near-identical shots of George W. Bush and Gerald Ford). The latest accusations of disrespect are now... More »

Law Professors Hit Conway With Misconduct Complaint

They claim she's bringing 'shame upon the legal profession'

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway is "acting in a way that brings shame upon the legal profession," according to a professional misconduct complaint filed against her by 15 law professors specializing in legal ethics. The professors—who hail from Duke, Yale, Georgetown, Northern Kentucky, Saint Louis, Hofstra, and elsewhere—have a... More »

Ethics Watchdog: Conway in 'Clear Violation' of Guidelines

Office of Government Ethics recommends action be taken

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway's "free commercial" for Ivanka Trump's fashion line was a "clear violation" of federal ethics rules, according to a letter from Office of Government Ethics posted online by Democrats on the House oversight committee. Per Politico , the Feb. 13 letter recommends the White House investigate... More »

Kellyanne Conway 'Has Been Counseled' After Ivanka Plug

That was Sean Spicer's response when asked about possible ethical violation

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway "has been counseled" after recommending that Americans "go buy Ivanka's stuff" Thursday morning, White House press secretary Sean Spicer says. Conway issued the line on Fox & Friends following President Trump's denouncement of Nordstrom after the retailer ditched Ivanka Trump's fashion line. Conway,... More »

Conway May Have Violated Ethics Rule With Ivanka Plug

'Go buy Ivanka's stuff'

(Newser) - "Go buy Ivanka's stuff." That was Kellyanne Conway's message to viewers during an interview with Fox & Friends on Thursday after Nordstrom pulled Ivanka Trump's clothing line from its stores. The problem? She might have violated federal ethics rules with the plug. Government workers aren'... More »

Conway's 'Massacre' Reference Wasn't Her Only One

'Cosmopolitan' resurrects interview

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway took flak last week when she justified President Trump's travel ban with a reference to the "Bowling Green massacre." When critics pointed out that no such massacre ever occurred, she acknowledged that she misspoke in the MSNBC interview. But now the story is again in... More »

Conway: I Misspoke About 'Bowling Green Massacre'

At least Twitter is entertained

(Newser) - Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway caused a stir in an interview on MSNBC by justifying the president's new travel ban with a reference to "the Bowling Green massacre." As countless media outlets—including CNN , the Guardian , and the Hill —along with seemingly all of Twitter were quick... 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 »

Pence to Marchers: 'Life Is Winning'

Kellyanne Conway promises 'new dawn for life' at March for Life

(Newser) - For the first time in the 43-year-long history of DC's annual March for Life, White House officials attended the event . Vice President Mike Pence promised the crowd Friday that "life is winning again in America," and noted that there is a "pro-life [majority]" in Congress. He... More »

How Conway Met Trump: Condo Meetings

She hopes to transition from public role to an insider one: profile

(Newser) - Tired of seeing Kellyanne Conway on TV seemingly 24 hours a day? She knows the feeling. "Have I told you how sick I am of me?" reads one of her texts to Newser founder Michael Wolff, who profiles her in the Hollywood Reporter . Conway's official title is now... More »

1984 Tops Best-Seller List

Orwell selling fast after 'alternative facts' remark

(Newser) - If George Orwell were alive today, he would probably be less than thrilled to find that his vision of a dystopian future at the top of best-seller lists. Orwell's 1984, first published in 1949, is now at No. 1 on Amazon.com's best-seller list and publisher Penguin is... More »

Kellyanne Conway 'Punched Man at Inaugural Ball'

'No one was hurt except maybe the dude she smacked'

(Newser) - Senior Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway took matters into her own hands when two tuxedo-clad men started fighting at the inaugural Liberty Ball on Friday night, according to witnesses including Fox Business host Charles Gasparino. "We see a fight between two guys in tuxes and then suddenly out of... More »

Conway: No Trump Tax Returns Coming. WikiLeaks: Oh, Yeah?

Website would love to release president's tax returns for him, encourages leakers

(Newser) - Amid Kellyanne Conway's busy morning of sparring with Chuck Todd over "alternative facts," came this new tidbit about President Trump's much-discussed tax returns: "The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns," she told ABC News' This Week,... 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 »

Kellyanne Conway: Trump 'Wasn't Aware' of Allegations

She discusses explosive claims with Seth Meyers

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway managed to keep her cool Tuesday night on Late Night With Seth Meyers after the host confronted her with explosive new allegations against her boss . The former campaign manager, now Donald Trump's special counselor, told Meyers that claims that Russian intelligence services are holding compromising personal information... More »

Meryl Streep Gets Called Out by the Right

Kellyanne Conway, Ann Coulter, others bash Meryl Streep

(Newser) - Donald Trump was quick to jump on Meryl Streep after the actress spoke out against him during her Golden Globes acceptance speech, and now other reactions are trickling in. On Monday's Fox & Friends, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway accused Streep of "inciting people’s worst instincts" with her... More »

Trump's New WH Counselor: Kellyanne Conway

Former campaign manager 'played a crucial role in my victory': president-elect

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway was devoted as Donald Trump's campaign manager (so much so she says she's getting death threats as a result), and her loyalty has now been rewarded. The president-elect announced Thursday that Conway will serve as his counselor in the Oval Office, Reuters reports, noting in a... More »

Kellyanne Conway: Headline About Me Led to Death Threats

Donald Trump senior adviser says it needs to stop

(Newser) - "Incendiary" pro-Clinton "rhetoric" is leading to death threats against Kellyanne Conway, the senior adviser to Donald Trump said in an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC Thursday. "Somebody ... in the Washington Post today has a scathing headline about me, which is not true but did lead to... More »

Thiel's Costume for Posh Party? Hulk Hogan, per Sources

Trump, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway were also in attendance

(Newser) - Hulk Hogan, with funding from frequent Gawker target Peter Thiel, helped bring the media group to bankruptcy via his sex-tape lawsuit, so Thiel's choice of costume at a posh Long Island party might not be terribly surprising: He reportedly dressed as the Hulkster on Saturday night, when the PayPal... More »

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