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Flynn Move Could Be Ominous News for Trump

His lawyers have reportedly cut ties with Trump's legal team

(Newser) - Is former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now cooperating with Robert Mueller's special investigation? Sources tell the AP and the New York Times that Flynn's legal team has informed Trump's lawyers that they can no longer discuss the investigation with them, a move that suggests Flynn is... More »

Trumps to Ditch Their 'Epically Mismanaged' NYC Hotel

The Trump SoHo has had troubles from the start

(Newser) - A posh New York City hotel bears the Trump name—but the Trumps have apparently had it with the property, the New York Times reports. The Trump Organization has penned a deal that lets it out of its ties to Trump SoHo by the end of the year, bringing to... More »

Trump's Thanksgiving Tweet: US 'Starting to Do Really Well'

President also had message for Coast Guard, troops around the world

(Newser) - President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump kicked off their Thanksgiving celebration by visiting a Coast Guard station in Riviera Beach, Fla., on Thursday, the AP reports. Trump praised the Coast Guard for its work in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and said, "There's no... More »

Trump's Holiday Message: America Is So Much Better

'HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well'

(Newser) - President Trump offered the nation a Happy Thanksgiving on Twitter Thursday morning, Or, as the AP put it, "presents his report card [and] passes with flying colors." USA Today's take: "It's time to be very grateful. To him." The tweet : "HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your... More »

North Korea's Response to Terror Relisting in 5 Quotes

'Old lunatic Trump' has spurred the people to erupt in 'hate and spirit to destroy the enemy'

(Newser) - What does North Korea think of the US' Monday decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terror ? Now we know: In the country's first public statement on the subject, a rep for the Foreign Ministry tells state-run KCNA that while North Korea doesn't care "... More »

'IT WAS ME': Trump Ramps Up Feud With UCLA Father

Calls LaVar Ball 'ungrateful fool,' takes credit for getting his son freed by China

(Newser) - The father of one of the UCLA basketball players freed by China after shoplifting maintains that he's not in a feud with President Trump over the incident, but the president may feel differently. Trump fired off two tweets Wednesday morning critical of LaVar Ball, at times referring to Ball... More »

Trump Pardons Turkeys, Gets in Obama Dig

President spared Wishbone, Drumstick, but not before poking fun at his predecessor

(Newser) - President Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year's turkey pardons stand despite his penchant for overturning Obama-era orders. In a brief White House ceremony, Trump extended the annual presidential tradition of pardoning... More »

Trump on Moore: 'We Don't Need a Liberal' in That Seat

President emphasizes that the Senate candidate has 'totally denied' allegations

(Newser) - President Trump didn't explicitly endorse the embattled Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Tuesday, but he seemed to come pretty close. Trump told reporters that Moore has "totally" denied allegations of sexual misconduct, and the president pointed out that the alleged incidents took place decades ago... More »

Trump Gets a Hard No on Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

After 2 Calif. counties sue, a federal judge permanently blocks executive order

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Trump's executive order to cut funding from so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities. US District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration's argument that the order affects a relatively small pot of money, reports the AP... More »

White House Walks Back Trump Tweet on UCLA Players

UCLA player's father says he's likelier to thank Xi

(Newser) - President Trump was merely making a "rhetorical response" to criticism when he said he should have left three UCLA basketball players in a Chinese jail , according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She said Monday that Trump was "happy to intervene" in the case and had... More »

Sources Say McMaster Called Trump a 'Dope'

BuzzFeed spoke to multiple people, though others deny the accusations

(Newser) - A charged allegation from five sources: National Security Adviser HR McMaster, while at dinner with the CEO of tech company Oracle, insulted President Trump's intelligence, the sources say. They tell BuzzFeed McMaster was meeting with Safra Catz, who served on Trump's transition team and whose name has come... More »

Trump to Declare North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism

White House cites killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother as one example

(Newser) - President Trump said Monday that he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror. Trump called the move a long overdue step and part of the US "maximum pressure campaign" against Pyongyang, per the AP . North Korea was last on the US list of state sponsors of... More »

Trump: NFL Should Suspend Marshawn Lynch Over Protest

Oakland Raider stood for Mexico's national anthem, sat for US version

(Newser) - On Sunday, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch stood for a national anthem for the first time this season. It was the Mexican one. Lynch remained seated for the US national anthem before the team's game in Mexico City against the New England Patriots, Sports Illustrated reports. Lynch has... More »

Trump Adds 5 Names to His List of SCOTUS Possibilities

Even though there's no current opening

(Newser) - President Trump's Supreme Court shortlist just got a little longer. Should another vacancy on the high court arise, Trump on Friday added five new judges to his existing list of 20 possible replacements, Politico reports. "These additions, like those on the original list released more than a year... More »

Trump Applies the Brakes Day After Elephant Trophy News

'Will update soon with Secretary Zinke,' he tweets

(Newser) - President Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The US Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation from Zimbabwe and Zambia, arguing... More »

Christie's Nagging Question as He Got Fired From Trump Team

He wanted confirmation that Jared Kushner, not Trump, really wanted him off transition team

(Newser) - Despite reportedly being Donald Trump's fast-food fetcher during the campaign, Chris Christie really seemed to want to keep working on the former's transition team, admitting he was legitimately bummed when he was unceremoniously removed from that role and replaced with VP-elect Mike Pence. But per the Week and... More »

Trump Slams 'Al Frankenstein'

Groping picture is 'really bad,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump has been circumspect in his comments on Roy Moore . It's a different story with the man he has dubbed "Al Frankenstien (sic)." "The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words," Trump tweeted Thursday, referring to a photo of Sen. Al... More »

White House Speaks Out on Moore Allegations

'Very troubling'

(Newser) - The White House has made its first remarks on the Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations since President Trump got back from Asia—and they stopped a long way short of calling for Moore to step aside, as many senior Republicans have done. Trump believes allegations against the Senate candidate are... More »

Fox Host Bucks Network on Uranium Coverage

Shep Smith says the scandal involving Hillary Clinton and Uranium One isn't much of one

(Newser) - It's the DC topic that won't go away: Uranium One. President Trump sees it as a Watergate-level scandal involving Hillary Clinton, while those who disagree—now notably including Shepard Smith of Fox News—think Trump and Republicans are wildly distorting the facts. The controversy came up again Tuesday... More »

Trump 'Sentenced to Death' in North Korea Over Tweet

State run media peeved over Kim Jong Un insults

(Newser) - President Trump's hope of becoming friends with Kim Jong Un seems unlikely to pan out now that the North Korean regime has suggested he should, well, die. An editorial published Wednesday in a state run newspaper says Trump is guilty of criticizing North Korea's society, lifestyle, and history... More »

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