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Trump May Issue His First Veto to the New Congress

Stephen Miller says Trump will stand by his national-emergency plan

(Newser) - President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the US-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News Sunday that "the president... More »

Abe Nominated Trump for Nobel: Report

But reportedly at the US government's request

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday said that Japanese PM Shinzo Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, and had given him "the most beautiful copy" of the five-page document, but Japanese newspaper Asahi is reporting on Sunday that Abe did so only at the request of the US... More »

SNL Goes to Town on Trump's National Emergency

'We need wall,' says Alec Baldwin

(Newser) - President Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border found new scorn on Saturday Night Live, which trotted out Alec Baldwin in its Cold Open to proclaim that “We need wall, OK. We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern... More »

In Surprise, Trump's Pick for UN Ambassador Withdraws

Heather Nauert cites her family as a driving reason

(Newser) - Heather Nauert, picked by President Trump to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman who was previously a breaking news anchor on Fox & Friends, said in a department statement that... More »

It's Lawsuit Time

Public Citizen files the first federal suit over Trump's national emergency

(Newser) - In case you left Earth recently, President Trump has declared a national emergency to free up funds for his border wall. And now, as he predicted, lawsuits are on their way. The first one comes from the liberal non-profit Public Citizen, which says there's no actual emergency at the... More »

Could 6 Words Haunt Trump on Emergency Declaration?

'I didn't need to do this'

(Newser) - As expected, President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday over the US-Mexico border. A big legal fight looms, but first comes the initial reaction. First up: George Conway, husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, thinks the president made a big mistake by saying, "I didn't need to... More »

This Man May Try to Take the GOP Nomination From Trump

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld is exploring a run for president

(Newser) - Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination in 2020 may not be an automatic one. Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announced on Friday that he has formed a presidential committee to explore running against Trump as a Republican. The 73-year-old Harvard and Harvard Law grad and former federal prosecutor... More »

Trump Declares Emergency, Makes His Case

President will direct $8B to build or repair border barrier

(Newser) - No last-minute surprises: President Trump said in the Rose Garden on Friday that he was declaring a national emergency over the southern border. Trump is going around Congress to direct about $8 billion toward the building or repair of more than 230 miles of a barrier along the US-Mexico... More »

DOJ Warns White House About Emergency Declaration

Courts expected to block border wall move

(Newser) - President Trump says he will sign an emergency declaration to secure funding for a border wall—but he has been warned that the move is likely to encounter a wall of lawsuits from Democrats, immigration advocates, and environmentalists, among others. Sources tell ABC News that the Justice Department has told... More »

As Congress Passes Border Deal, Focus Turns to Trump

President has said he'll sign it, but declare emergency for border wall funds

(Newser) - Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited—this time over President Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican... More »

Results of Trump's Physical Are In

'Very good health overall,' but the president is technically obese

(Newser) - The good news for President Trump is that the doctor who performed last week's medical exam pronounced the 72-year-old to be in "very good health overall." The bad news is that Trump gained 4 pounds from last year, enough to qualify him as technically obese, reports NPR... More »

Trump Confirms He Will Sign Border Deal, Declare Emergency

White House issues official statement soon after McConnell confirmed Trump would sign

(Newser) - President Trump will sign Congress' border security compromise. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed that Thursday, followed quickly by confirmation from the White House. The announcements removed the last ounce of suspense over the fate of a bill that would provide just a sliver of the money Trump wants to... More »

Trump Is Worried About One Candidate the Most

Joe Biden; his campaign, however, is focusing on Harris, Warren, and Booker, reports Politico

(Newser) - As the Democratic field begins to take shape for 2020, Politico reports that President Trump is worried about Joe Biden—who remains undecided about a run—more than any other candidate. Trump reportedly thinks that Biden would give him the toughest run in a general election, but that's assuming... More »

McCabe: Yes, We Talked About Removing Trump From Office

Former acting FBI chief says Justice Department considered using 25th Amendment

(Newser) - Andrew McCabe is having his say. McCabe has been out of the headlines for a while, but he became acting director of the FBI after President Trump fired James Comey—only to be fired himself under heavy criticism from the president. While acting FBI chief, McCabe ramped up the investigations... More »

California to Trump: We're Not Giving the Money Back

Gov. Newsom calls Trump tweet about bullet train project 'fake news'

(Newser) - President Trump once called then-candidate Gavin Newsom a "clown" who supported open borders, notes USA Today . Now that Newsom is governor of California, their relationship hasn't improved much. Newsom has accused the president of "fake news" over a Trump tweet about the state's scaled-down high-speed rail... More »

Oh, No: Urine-Crucifix Artist Buys Trump Wedding Cake

Andres Serrano paid a pretty penny for it, too

(Newser) - An artist who turned heads (and inspired a violent assault ) by immersing a crucifix in urine has just made an interesting purchase: a cake from President Trump's 2005 wedding to Melania, the Washington Post reports. Andres Serrano, 68, bought the chocolate truffle cake for $1,880 at a... More »

Trump: Border Wall Will Be Tougher to Climb Than Everest

President says people will have to be 'in extremely good shape to get over this one'

(Newser) - President Trump says the wall he envisions in some places along the southern border would be harder to scale than Mount Everest, the AP reports. Even by Trump standards of exaggeration, that's a huge leap. The estimated height for some proposed barriers runs as high as 30 feet. Mount... More »

Trump Wants Her to Resign. Instead, She Takes a Swing

Rep. Ilhan Omar tweets that Trump has 'trafficked in hate your whole life'

(Newser) - Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar "unequivocally" apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting Jews used money to control politics. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes," she said in part. That wasn'... More »

Trump Looking for 'Land Mines' in Border Deal

Most predict he will sign it

(Newser) - It's the billion-dollar-and-change question: Will President Trump sign a tentative bipartisan border deal that would allocate $1.38 billion for border fencing (he has maintained he needs $5.7 billion) and avoid a second government shutdown at midnight Friday? USA Today reports the House has scheduled a vote for... More »

Sarah Silverman, Megyn Kelly Get in Twitter Spat

The two are in a spat over President Trump, climate change, Silverman's language

(Newser) - Sarah Silverman wasn't having it when President Trump called out Amy Klobuchar on Twitter, and ended up in a Twitter feud—which also conveniently plugged one of her movies—with Megyn Kelly as a result. The relevant tweets:
  • Trump : "Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she
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