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Nunes' Abrupt Exit From an Uber Ride Is Making Headlines

As his committee's Trump-Russia investigation appears to be in danger

(Newser) - The night before House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes dropped a bombshell Wednesday , claiming President's Trump transition team communications had been "incidentally collected" by US intelligence agencies, he disappeared out of an Uber. He was in the car with a senior committee staffer when he got a communication... More »

Trump Is Hitting Republicans Hard

Blames Freedom Caucus for health failure, tweets plug for Fox host who slams Ryan

(Newser) - President Trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the Republican bill to replace ObamaCare went down in flames on Friday, reports the AP . Trump tweeted Sunday morning: "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood... More »

After AHCA Debacle, What's Next for Trump?

Tax reform and continued work on the travel ban loom

(Newser) - With the failed American Health Care Act now in his rear-view mirror, here are are three areas where President Trump could turn his attention next:
  • Tax reform. Trump and Paul Ryan have said their next priority will be tax reform, though it may be just as difficult for Republicans
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Democrats Introduce 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act

They want to know who's visiting the 'winter White House'

(Newser) - Senate Democrats who want to know more about who the president is spending his time with have introduced a bill with an unsubtle name: The MAR-A-LAGO Act—"Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act"—calls for Trump to release visitor logs from his Mar-a-Lago estate... More »

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets US OK, With 'Unusual Twist'

Rex Tillerson had nothing to do with State Department signoff on controversial project

(Newser) - The Keystone XL pipeline is officially a go, at least as far as the feds are concerned. Two years after then-President Obama used his veto power to block construction of the TransCanada conduit, the AP reports that a State Department permit was issued Friday to begin construction into the US.... More »

Canada's Biggest School System Bans Trips to the US

Fears students will be turned away at border

(Newser) - There will be no new trips to the Washington Monument for students within Canada's largest school system. The Toronto District School Board, which includes 245,000 students in 584 schools, will no longer green-light trips south of the border, citing uncertainty over border restrictions. "We strongly believe that... More »

After Trump Ultimatum, It's Showdown Time

House to vote on AHCA Friday

(Newser) - Friday promises to be a dramatic day on Capitol Hill, with a House vote that could mark the beginning of the end for ObamaCare—or for President Trump's relationship with congressional Republicans. After a vote was called off Thursday, the president issued an ultimatum to GOP lawmakers in a... More »

Trump to House GOP: Pass Bill Friday or ObamaCare Stays

He delivers ultimatum ahead of key vote

(Newser) - "Leverage: don't make deals without it," President Trump wrote in The Art of the Deal—and he has now reminded House Republicans how much leverage he has in the fight over ObamaCare repeal. After the setback of a canceled vote on a replacement bill Thursday, Trump issued... More »

GOP's Nunes Apologizes to Democrats for Going to Trump

More developments on the Russian investigation

(Newser) - The GOP chairman of the House panel exploring possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign apologized in private to his Democratic colleagues Thursday for his controversial decision to brief President Trump before them on new information, while CNN is out with a potentially big development. Here's a look... More »

Trump Fails to Secure Deal on GOP Health Care Bill

Things are looking bleak for the American Health Care Act

(Newser) - With a House vote on the American Health Care Act just hours away on Thursday, it still didn't appear as if the Republican replacement for ObamaCare had the necessary votes, the Washington Post reports. Republicans can only afford for 22 GOP representatives to vote against the bill (it's... More »

Manafort Had Murky Dealings Routed Through Cyprus: Report

Treasury investigating ex-Trump campaign chief's offshore financial transactions

(Newser) - US Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, the AP reports. Information about Manafort's transactions was turned over earlier this year to agents... More »

Trump: 'I'm President and You're Not'

He says there's no credibility issue because he keeps being proved right

(Newser) - President Trump may be taking a lot of criticism for tweeting and uttering things that others find hard to believe, but in an interview with Time , he stands by his controversial statements and dismisses concerns about credibility. "Hey look ... I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m... More »

Ethics Experts Concerned About Ivanka's Role

'For purposes of the conflict of interest statute, I believe she is a government employee'

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump has attended meetings with foreign leaders and Cabinet members; she has security clearance that allows her access to classified information, a government-issued phone and computer, a White House email address, and even her own White House office . She still doesn't have an official White House job, but... More »

New Headlines Raise Heat on Trump's Ex-Campaign Chief

Paul Manafort calls it a 'smear campaign'

(Newser) - A flurry of headlines are out about Paul Manafort, who temporarily served as President Trump's campaign manager, and Manafort's Russian business dealings. The latest one, from the AP , asserts that Manafort "secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a... More »

Wall Street Journal Delivers Blistering Trump Editorial

He clings to wiretapping story 'like a drunk to an empty gin bottle'

(Newser) - President Trump is known to bristle at criticism. Plus, he happens to be a teetotaler. Which makes a scathing new editorial in the Wall Street Journal likely to be one of his least favorite bits of presidential commentary yet. In the piece, the editors say Trump is seriously damaging his... More »

Anne Frank Center to Tim Allen: 'Have You Lost Your Mind?'

Wants apology from Allen for comparing being conservative star to being in '30s Germany

(Newser) - The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is calling on Tim Allen to apologize for comparing the experience of being a conservative in Hollywood to living in Germany in the 1930s. Allen made the comments on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week while discussing his attendance at President Trump's inauguration,... More »

One Post-Comey Assessment: 'Our President Is a Liar'

Pundits weigh in on FBI chief's testimony on Trump

(Newser) - FBI chief James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill is not surprisingly a major topic on the opinion pages Tuesday, and David Leonhardt's piece in the New York Times is one of those drawing attention. It begins, "The ninth week of Donald Trump’s presidency began with the... More »

Now It's Arnold's Turn to Troll Trump's Ratings

'Wow. Now you're in the thirties?'

(Newser) - President Trump took a few swings at Arnold Schwarzenegger's low Apprentice ratings, but the tables have turned. Schwarzenegger posted a video on Twitter Tuesday morning mocking Trump's low approval ratings—"you got swamped," he says. "Wow. Now you're in the thirties? "—and... More »

British PM Describes Trump in One Word

'Gentleman'

(Newser) - When President Trump took British PM Theresa May by the hand during her visit to the White House in January, some suggested it showed he was a leader and she a follower, reports NBC News . But Trump was "actually being a gentleman," says May. In an interview with... More »

House Hearing Called 'Worst Day' for Trump

He took 'double blow' from Comey testimony

(Newser) - After FBI Director James Comey both contradicted President Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor and confirmed that the bureau is probing his campaign's links to Moscow, critics including MSNBC's Joe Scarborough called it the "worst day" of the Trump presidency so far. The... More »

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