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New Rule Could Punish Green Card Applicants on Public Assistance

Trump administration proposes making it 'a heavily weighed negative factor'

(Newser) - Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free—well, maybe not your huddled masses if they're poor, under a new policy being considered by the Trump administration that would deny green cards to immigrants on public assistance. As CNN reports, the Department of Homeland... More »

Maria Protesters Mark Anniversary With Message for Trump

Hundreds of Puerto Ricans give nod to hurricane's 1-year mark by stopping by Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their cars on their way to a rally a few miles away to mark the one-year... More »

Key Order Floats Around White House, 'Author Unknown'

The document would trigger a federal crackdown on Silicon Valley

(Newser) - President Trump is about to hit America's tech giants with federal antitrust probes, if a newly leaked document holds any water—and it may not hold any water at all, the Washington Post reports. Revealed Friday by Bloomberg , the draft executive order would empower federal agencies to investigate Google,... More »

Report: Rosenstein Wanted to Record, Oust Trump

But deputy attorney general denies 'New York Times' report about 25th Amendment

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with quite a story: It says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording President Trump last year and using the recordings to have Trump ousted from office. Rosenstein, however, flatly denies it, calling the story "inaccurate and factually incorrect" in a statement.... More »

Trump Questions Credibility of Kavanaugh Accusation

If the attack were as bad as Ford says, she would have gone to police, says president

(Newser) - President Trump has largely held his tongue in defense of Brett Kavanaugh, but he is now challenging the account of accuser Christine Blasey Ford and questioning why she didn't come forward much sooner with her allegation of sexual misconduct. "I have no doubt that, if the attack on... More »

Report: Trump Urged Spain to Build Wall Across Sahara

Spanish minister says president offered advice on migrants

(Newser) - Spain's foreign minister says President Trump offered the Spanish government some very Trumpian advice on dealing with an influx of cross-Mediterranean migrants. Josep Borrell says the president suggested building a wall across the Sahara desert, even though only two small enclaves in the region are Spanish territory, the Telegraph... More »

Trump on Sessions: 'I Don't Have an Attorney General'

That's not his only scathing quote

(Newser) - President Trump has ripped into Attorney General Jeff Sessions plenty of times on Twitter; now he's doing it in the Oval Office. The Hill reports on its Tuesday sitdown with the president for Hill.TV, for an interview it describes as "one of his most ferocious broadsides to... More »

'Fort Trump' Could Become Reality

Polish President Andrzej Duda wants permanent American military base in Poland

(Newser) - Poland's leader pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to consider creating a permanent American military base in Poland, offering a tempting incentive: The installation would be called "Fort Trump." Polish President Andrzej Duda extended the invitation during a one-on-one meeting with Trump at the White House that... More »

Stormy Daniels Discusses Trump's Genitals in New Book

You may never think about Mario Kart the same way after reading an excerpt

(Newser) - The Guardian appears to be the first media outlet to have gotten its hands on Stormy Daniels' new memoir, Full Disclosure, and it reports she gets explicit in what she discloses. The Guardian reprints her fairly NSFW description of the president's genitals, which she likens to a character from... More »

Trump Addresses Kavanaugh Allegations for First Time

Says he wants to make sure 'full process' is gone through

(Newser) - President Trump weighed in Monday on the allegation against his Supreme Court nominee, Politico reports. "We want to go through a full process" to air Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that, when they were high school students, Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, Trump said. If that "takes a... More »

Tom Arnold: Mark Burnett Went Crazy, Choked Me

Confrontation allegedly happened at pre-Emmy party

(Newser) - As nominees prepare to duke it out at the Emmys on Monday night, a party on the eve of the awards show led to a more literal scuffle between two attendees. Per Us Weekly , an early morning tweet from actor and comedian Tom Arnold was the first hint that the... More »

Hillary Clinton: 'Our Democracy Is in Crisis'

She says Trump is as bad as she feared

(Newser) - After President Trump's election victory in 2016, "I hoped that my fears for our future were overblown," Hillary Clinton writes in a blistering essay in the Atlantic . "They were not." In the essay, Clinton slams the "unspeakable" and "monstrous" actions of Trump's... More »

Americans Are About to Get a Text From Trump

It's part of a FEMA test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System

(Newser) - On Thursday at 2:18pm Eastern, chances are that you'll get a text from President Trump. But rather than urging you to make America great again, his missive will read: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." Its the... More »

Trump Won't Back Down From Denial of Hurricane Death Toll

President's Friday tweetstorm praised FEMA, railed against Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria

(Newser) - President Trump spent much of Friday evening digging into a claim he'd made the previous day that spurred instant backlash. On Thursday, Trump accused Democrats of inflating the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, which a recent George Washington University report updated from 64 to 2,975.... More »

Mom of Teen Allegedly Murdered by MS-13 Killed at Memorial Site

Evelyn Rodriguez hit by SUV after confrontation on Long Island

(Newser) - A grieving New York mother recognized by President Trump at the State of the Union in his campaign against MS-13 gang violence was struck by an SUV and killed at her slain daughter's memorial site Friday after a confrontation with the driver. Evelyn Rodriguez was hit around 4pm in... More »

Manafort Cuts a Deal With Prosecutors

The former Trump campaign chair will avoid a second trial

(Newser) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has cut a "cooperation agreement" with prosecutors and intends to plead guilty to charges related to his Ukrainian consulting work, the AP reports. The deal allows Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington. Manafort... More »

Fellow Republicans Disagree With Trump on Puerto Rico

Paul Ryan, Rick Scott among those backing up the death toll of 3,000

(Newser) - President Trump thinks the latest estimate of about 3,000 dead from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is a lie made up by his political opponents . But even some Republicans—especially those in Florida—are among those disagreeing with the president's assertion about the estimate from researchers at George... More »

Trump: Democrats Made Up Death Toll in Puerto Rico

'3000 did not die,' he writes

(Newser) - President Trump isn't just disputing the hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico, he's accusing his political enemies of making up a higher number. "3000 people did not die," Trump tweeted Thursday. The reference is to the latest estimate, commissioned by the territory's government, that 2,... More »

Trump Order Hits Election Meddlers With Sanctions

Move counters critics who claim he has not taken election security seriously enough

(Newser) - President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections, a move that counters critics who claim he has not taken election security seriously enough. The executive order covers not just interference with campaign infrastructure, but it also covers the distribution of disinformation and... More »

Jamie Dimon Says He Could Beat Trump, Immediately Backtracks

'I should not have said it,' JPMorgan Chase head later clarifies

(Newser) - Jamie Dimon had fighting words for President Trump Wednesday morning, but by noon the JPMorgan Chase & Co. chairman and CEO was already backtracking. "I think I could beat Trump" in an election, Dimon said at an event celebrating the company's philanthropy. "I’m as tough as... More »

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