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White House, Intel Office at Odds Over Travel Ban

Report dismissed by White House disagrees with threat from 7 nations

(Newser) - A new source of friction has emerged between President Trump and US intelligence officials, this time over his travel ban. A report out of an office in the Department of Homeland Security challenges Trump's assertion that blocking travelers from seven Mulsim-majority countries will make the nation any safer, reports... More »

Trump's CPAC Speech Was 'Fantastic'—and Ironic

President bashes use of anonymous sources hours after using them himself

(Newser) - President Trump opened his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday by attacking the "dishonest media." He accused the media of making up stories and sources and being "fake news." And he railed against the use of anonymous sources. Here's how people reacted... More »

Trump Just Signed a Brand-New Executive Order

This one's taking on what president says are 'excessive' federal regulations

(Newser) - Steve Bannon spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, and it looks like President Trump's chief strategist wasn't exaggerating when he talked about the commander in chief's plans for "deconstruction of the administrative state." Per Reuters , Trump surrounded himself Friday with CEOs... More »

Trump: Presidents Should Have Spent Last 15 Years at Beach

Argues we'd be better off than where those presidents have left us

(Newser) - In 2011, as the "money, money, money, money" chorus of his reality TV show's theme song blasted, Donald Trump stepped out before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists for the first time. The crowd was less than adoring, occasionally laughing at and booing the longtime former... More »

Spicer Suggests Crackdown on Recreational Pot Is Coming

We may soon see 'greater enforcement,' he says

(Newser) - Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, and the White House has signaled that the eight states that have legalized recreational use will soon be reminded of that fact. At a press briefing Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters he believes we will soon see "greater... More »

Trump Reversal on Private Prisons a 'Reward': Sanders

For campaign donors, senator says after Sessions memo reverses Obama order

(Newser) - This is why shares in private prisons soared after President Trump's election win: His administration, in a widely expected move, has scrapped the Obama administration's plan to phase out the federal government's use of private prisons , reports Reuters . In a memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions released... More »

Caitlyn Jenner to Trump: 'This Is a Disaster'

'You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community'

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner wants transgender students to be able to choose their bathroom just like she can at Trump Tower —and she wants President Trump to call her. Jenner called out Trump over his reversal of federal protection for trans students in a video posted on Twitter Thursday, saying "... More »

Protecting Trump Tower Is Cheaper Than Expected

Cost was $24M from Election to Inauguration Day

(Newser) - Good news for taxpayers: Though the NYPD initially said it would need $35 million to protect then-President-elect Trump, his family, and Trump Tower between Election Day and Inauguration Day, it actually managed the feat for $24 million, according to a letter from police commissioner James P. O'Neill asking Congress... More »

Town Hall Venting: 'What Kind of Insurance Do You Have'

Trump's view of the anger is similar to that of Obama's

(Newser) - Angry constituents confronting Republican lawmakers at town hall meetings continue to make headlines. Here's a look at what both sides are saying:
  • It's one thing President Trump has in common with former President Obama: The latter's White House also shrugged off town hall chaos as the work
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DeVos, Sessions Clashed Over Transgender Decision

Jackie Evancho asks for Trump meeting

(Newser) - President Trump's reversal of former President Obama's directive on bathroom use for transgender students caused a clash inside his administration, sources say. GOP insiders tell the New York Times that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos clashed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the issue and told Trump she opposed... More »

Trump Slams Protesters at GOP Town Halls

He tweets about 'so-called angry crowds'

(Newser) - President Trump's latest target on Twitter is people who attend town hall-style meetings and voice objections to lawmakers—Republican ones, that is. "The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!," Trump tweeted Tuesday evening.... More »

Trump Condemns 'Horrible' Anti-Semitism

'Has to stop,' says the president

(Newser) - Recent incidents of anti-Semitism—including a wave of threats against Jewish community centers—are "horrible" and a "reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil," President Trump said Tuesday, echoing comments made by his daughter Ivanka a day... More »

Trump's 'Warrior-Scholar' Praised as 'Fantastic Choice'

McMaster is getting rave reviews as pick for national security adviser

(Newser) - After the abrupt exit of Mike Flynn and a " Thanks but no thanks " from Bob Harward, it could be the third time is lucky for President Trump with his choice of national security adviser. Army Lt. Gen. HR McMaster, a highly respected military strategist, was unveiled as the... More »

CIA Analyst: I'm Quitting Because of Trump

He says administration is 'tuning out' intelligence

(Newser) - Veteran CIA agent Edward Price says he served under George W. Bush and Barack Obama with pride—but he "cannot in good faith" serve under President Trump. In an op-ed at the Washington Post , Price, an analyst who most recently worked as a spokesman for the National Security Council,... More »

Two More Dueling Tweets Over Trump's Sweden Comments

Plus, Tucker Carlson weighs in

(Newser) - President Trump's Sweden comment continues to make headlines. After Trump on Saturday appeared to reference a recent terror attack in Sweden, leading to much confusion over what he was talking about since the last terror-related incident in the country happened in 2010, the White House has since clarified that... More »

As US Carrier Enters South China Sea, What's Trump's Move?

'Navy Times' reports the Navy wants him to OK freedom of navigation operation

(Newser) - The US Navy wants to embark upon a fresh freedom of navigation operation around China's man-made islands in the South China Sea , in what would be the first under President Trump, the Navy Times reports, citing defense officials. The operation would most likely be carried out by the San... More »

Swedish Embassy Tweets Trump an Offer

It would like to tell him about country's immigration policies

(Newser) - The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC, has offered to let President Trump learn something about their country from somewhere that isn't Fox News. "We look forward to informing the US administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies," the embassy tweeted Sunday after Trump cleared up the confusion... More »

NSC Official Fired for Anti-Trump Remarks

Sources say Craig Deare slammed Mexico policy

(Newser) - A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive... More »

Trump Tweets an Explanation About His Sweden Comment

It was tied to something the president watched on Fox News

(Newser) - After roughly 24 hours of confusion about what President Trump meant when he referenced an incident in Sweden on Friday night, an answer from the president himself. "My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants... More »

Florida Cops: Child Confessed to Striking Trump's Motorcade

And implicated 4 other juveniles, say Palm Beach police

(Newser) - There was apparently no incident in Sweden on Friday, but there was a minor one in West Palm Beach. USA Today cites a Facebook post by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office regarding the 2pm incident, in which a "small hard object" was thrown at a vehicle in... More »

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