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Ivanka Trump Eyes a Surprising New Role

Politico says she's aiming to be 'climate czar'

(Newser) - Politico is out with an interesting feature on Ivanka Trump that points out she might be the first "first daughter" in history to eclipse the first lady in influence. But perhaps the most intriguing part of the story is that it says she is planning to make climate... More »

Trump Says He Could 'Terminate' Obama's Cuba Deal

'If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people...'

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to end the detente with Cuba initiated by the Obama administration. In a tweet a bit longer than the one he wrote to mark Fidel Castro's death , Trump tweeted Monday he "will terminate" President Obama's reestablishment of diplomatic ties and normalization of... More »

Trump Adviser Piles on Romney, Gets Piled On

Sources tell MSNBC Trump isn't pleased with Kellyanne Conway's comments

(Newser) - It's been called a "searing attack" and escalation of "war." Now Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway's harsh words about Mitt Romney on Sunday are allegedly ticking off her boss, at least according to two top transition team sources who spoke with MSNBC . They tell the network... More »

Inside Trump's Financial Connection to Dakota Access Pipeline

President-elect owns stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump's investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president. Trump's 2016 federal disclosure forms show he owns between $15,000 and... More »

What It Costs to Protect the Trumps on Thanksgiving

An unnamed official tells NBC News it's $7M

(Newser) - Donald Trump arrived in Florida Tuesday, and will spend the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, reports WUSA9 . NBC News takes a look at what it's taking to protect the president-elect and his 17-member family (that's Melania, Barron, 4 adult children, 3 spouses, and 8 grandchildren)... More »

Trump Team: No, We Won't Try to Lock Her Up

Kellyanne Conway says as much to MSNBC

(Newser) - In an early October debate , Donald Trump said to Hillary Clinton that "if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation." The former has come to pass, but the latter apparently won't, at least according... More »

Trump Document That 'Changed World History' Is Found

1905 decree forced Donald Trump's grandfather to leave state of Bavaria

(Newser) - It's being called a document that "changed world history," at least as of Nov. 8. Germany's Bild reports historian Roland Paul has uncovered the 1905 decree that banished Donald Trump's grandfather from Germany. The Guardian has the timeline: In 1885, a then 16-year-old Friedrich Trump... More »

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 »

Certain Members Wiped From Trump's Transition Team

Lobbyists are being shown the door, sources say

(Newser) - Tuesday brought a big shake-up for Donald Trump's transition team, but the president-elect took to Twitter to assure Americans that there's a "very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!... More »

It's Shake-Up No. 2 for the Trump Transition Team

Mike Rogers resigned today

(Newser) - Big shake-up No. 2 for Donald Trump's presidential transition team: Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, who had been leading the national security part of the team, resigned Tuesday. In a statement reported by Politico , he called his time "during the initial pre-election planning phase ... a... More »

Trump's Plan to Deport 2M Has One Big Hole

WaPo, FiveThirtyEight say there aren't 2M to deport

(Newser) - In an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes on Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump said his first priority will be arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants with criminal records, and he put a number to the effort: "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have... More »

Ivana Thinks She Should Be Ambassador to Czech Republic

And she's not shedding any tears over not being first lady

(Newser) - Ivana Trump would approve of this article's headline. "I’m quite known all around the world. ... I’m known by the name Ivana. I really did not need the name Trump." So she tells the New York Post in an interview garnering attention thanks to this line:... More »

Huffington Post Won't Call Trump Names Anymore

It is losing the editor's note, starting with a 'clean slate'

(Newser) - The Huffington Post won't be calling President Trump a "rampant xenophobe" on every story it writes about him over the next four years. Since late January , the news site has appended the following to the end of every Donald Trump-related article:
  • "Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly
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Waking Up Depressed? Read These 10 Tweets

Keep on keeping on

(Newser) - If you're a Hillary Clinton supporter waking to a loss that seems incomprehensible—and wondering if the Canadian immigration site is back online —take heart, and read on. Here are 10 inspirational and hopeful tweets to remind you the world will keep right on spinning:
  1. George Takei : "
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