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Johnny Depp Apologizes for 'Bad Joke' About Assassination

'It did not come out as intended'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp has responded to uproar over his joke about assassinating the president . "I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump," he says in a statement to People . "It did not come out as intended, and I intended no... More »

Trump: Suggesting I Had Comey Tapes 'Wasn't Stupid'

Says Mueller's friendship with Comey is 'very bothersome'

(Newser) - Allies of President Trump have been demanding Robert Mueller recuse himself from the Justice Department investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia and whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, reports Politico . And while Trump himself wouldn't go that far in an interview with Fox & Friends that... More »

Johnny Depp Jokes About Killing Trump

'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp is in England, but the Secret Service might want to chat with him when he returns to the US: The actor joked about assassinating President Trump to a crowd at the Glastonbury festival Thursday night, the Guardian reports. Depp starting discussing the president while taking questions from the... More »

Trump Says He Doesn't Want 'Poor People' to Lead Economy

He holds 'victory lap' rally in Iowa

(Newser) - President Trump spoke to 6,000 supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday night at a gathering that strongly resembled one of his raucous campaign rallies—right down to whistle-blowing protesters and chants of "Lock her up" when Hillary Clinton's name was mentioned. In what is being widely described... More »

One Topic Conspicuously Missing From Queen's Speech

Donald Trump's state visit

(Newser) - While Prince Philip was in the hospital Wednesday, his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, delivered the Queen's Speech at the opening of parliament in the UK. The speech, which outlines the government's agenda and is actually written by ministers, centered on Brexit, reports Reuters . But what's drawing the... More »

James Corden Sends Trump 297 Copies of Tom Hanks Flick

He thinks 'Philadelphia' will get president to care about AIDS

(Newser) - Late Late Show host James Corden thinks he's come up with a can't-miss way to get President Trump more involved in the fight against AIDS. He has sent 297 copies of the movie Philadelphia to the president's Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida. On his show Tuesday , Corden... More »

Trump's Office Towers Cause Net Worth to Slip

Bloomberg puts it at $2.9B after NYC properties have lackluster year

(Newser) - President Trump may be keeping his tax returns close to the vest, but Bloomberg thinks it has a handle on his net worth. Its latest Billionaires Index pegs it at $2.9 billion, down from $3 billion last year. The site chalks up the loss mainly to three under-performing office... More »

Trump Boasts About Being Perfect in Special Elections

Calls wins in Georgia, South Carolina defeats against 'FAKE NEWS'

(Newser) - President Trump's critics had turned Georgia's congressional runoff into a referendum on him, and the president was happy to do a little gloating in the wake of victory . "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!... More »

Trump May Be Exactly Right on the Russia Investigation

David Brooks, no fan of the president, is underwhelmed by the evidence

(Newser) - David Brooks isn't a fan of Donald Trump, but the president might be thrilled to read his column in the New York Times on Tuesday. Brooks makes the case that the Trump-Russia investigations are overblown. "There may be a giant revelation still to come," he writes, but... More »

Trump Lawyer: 'There Is No Investigation, Period'

Says president's tweet was responding to report of investigation

(Newser) - Tweets that President Trump is under investigation have been greatly exaggerated, the president's own lawyer says. "Let me be clear here," Jay Sekulow tells NBC's Meet the Press. "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction." He went on to... More »

Guess Where Trump Is Spending the Weekend?

President giving Camp David a try for the first time

(Newser) - President Trump is picking simple over swanky this weekend. For the first time in his five months as president, Trump is heading to Camp David, the government-owned retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, the AP reports. A frequent weekend traveler, Trump has favored his palatial residences in Florida and New... More »

After Caesar Is Knifed to Death, Protesters Emerge

New York’s Public Theater reimagining of the play is interrupted Friday night

(Newser) - "This is violence against Donald Trump." It's not a line written by William Shakespeare, but it's one that was uttered during Friday night's production of Julius Caesar in New York's Central Park. The Public Theater's reimagining of the play has been the subject... More »

'I Am Being Investigated,' Tweets Trump

But he again belittles the inquiry as a 'Witch Hunt'

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday continued to belittle the investigations of his White House, again using the term "witch hunt" to describe them. But after saying for weeks publicly that he wasn't personally under investigation, the president for the first time acknowledged the opposite: "I am being investigated... More »

One Change on Cuba Under Trump: No More Solo Trips

Americans who visit will have to be in tour groups under Trump revisions

(Newser) - Stopping short of a complete turnabout, President Trump is expected Friday to announce a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of US cash to the country's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations and allowing US airlines and cruise ships to continue service to the island,... More »

Leaked Audio Won't Put Aussie PM in Trump's Good Graces

Malcolm Turnbull mimics the president

(Newser) - Malcolm Turnbull should probably expect another heated phone call with President Trump. During what was supposed to be an off-the-record speech Wednesday at the Australian Parliament's Midwinter Ball—comparable to the White House Correspondents Dinner in the US—the Australian prime minister put on his best Trump impression, mimicking... More »

Trump Defies Aides, Tweets About Investigation Story

'Single Greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history'

(Newser) - When the Washington Post reported its potential bombshell on Wednesday—that a special prosecutor is looking into whether President Trump obstructed justice—the newspaper noted that aides were urging the president not to comment about the development on Twitter. Those requests didn't work: Trump fired off two tweets Thursday... More »

Trump Says Scalise Is 'in Very Tough Shape'

'But he is a real fighter,' continues the president

(Newser) - President Trump urged the nation to pray for Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday night after he visited the critically injured congressman at a hospital in Washington, DC. "Just left hospital. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape - but he is a... More »

Trump Just Might Be Under Investigation After All: Report

Officials say Mueller now probing whether Trump tried to obstruct justice

(Newser) - It's not an entirely happy 71st birthday for President Trump as the Washington Post reports what it calls a "major turning point" in the FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating whether Trump tried to obstruct justice,... More »

Here's What Trump Has Planned for Cuba

Tillerson says new policy will pressure Cuba on human rights

(Newser) - The upside to former President Obama's landmark deal to normalize relations with Cuba is that the Cuban people have benefited, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The downside, he says, is that they haven't benefited enough. While commending the increased commercial activity in Cuba, Tillerson told the Senate... More »

In Record-Setting Move, 196 Lawmakers Sue Trump

The 'emoluments clause' is what's at play, again

(Newser) - As far as records go, it's a dubious one for President Trump, who was on Wednesday sued by the highest number of lawmakers to ever sue a president, per Reuters . It puts the count at 196 Democrats, with 30 senators and 166 representatives listed as plaintiffs in a suit... More »

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