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The 'Surprise Ascendance' of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Paige Williams profiles WH press secretary and her job as 'Trump's battering ram' for 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - "What does the press secretary believe in—other than defending the president's every word?" That's the question Paige Williams poses for a deep dive on Sarah Huckabee Sanders (aka "Trump's battering ram") for the New Yorker . It follows Sanders from her "so miserable,... More »

Trump Gets Another Letter From Kim Jong Un

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says another summit is being planned

(Newser) - President Donald Trump has received a request from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a follow-up to their historic June summit, and planning is in motion to make it happen. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that no details had been finalized, the AP reports. Trump... More »

Trump Fires Back at 'Discredited' Woodward

He accuses journalist of being 'Dem operative'

(Newser) - Bob Woodward might be feeling a sense of deja vu today: An angry Republican president is attacking his credibility and accusing him of being a Democratic operative. President Trump laid into Woodward in a series of tweets Tuesday night after the publication of explosive details from Fear , Woodward's new... More »

After White House Press Briefing, a 'Rare Correction'

Huckabee Sanders acknowledges inaccurate jobs numbers

(Newser) - CNN calls it a "rare correction," issued via tweet Tuesday night. During a White House press briefing hours earlier that touched on race and accusations that President Trump used the n-word, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said by way of defense that Trump has already created 700,000 new... More »

Omarosa: Trump Should Worry About Being Exposed as 'Racist'

Meanwhile, White House won't 'guarantee' n-word tape doesn't exist

(Newser) - President Trump insists that the "terrible and disgusting" n-word is simply not in his vocabulary —but White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she "can't guarantee" that recordings of him saying it will not emerge. "I can tell you that the president addressed this... More »

High-Profile Diner Brings Trouble for Texas Restaurant

Owner of El Tiempo Cantina in Houston apologizes after posting photo of Jeff Sessions

(Newser) - A longtime Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston has been caught up in the volatile politics of the day, with some calling for a boycott of El Tiempo Cantina. And it's all because Jeff Sessions came to dinner, explains CultureMap . After the attorney general ate there Friday, the owner posted a... More »

US Hits NATO Ally With Sanctions

Trump had told Turkey to free jailed pastor

(Newser) - President Trump has made good on his threat to hit Turkey with sanctions if American pastor Andrew Brunson wasn't freed. The country's justice minister and interior minister, Abdulhamit Gul and Suleyman Soylu, have been sanctioned over what White House press secretary Sarah Sanders describes as the "unfair... More »

Journos Dispute WH Account on Barring CNN Reporter

WH says Kaitlan Collins refused to leave previous event, claims ban wasn't tied to her questions

(Newser) - The White House on Thursday defended its decision to bar a CNN correspondent from attending an open press event but contended it had nothing to do with the questions she asked. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Kaitlan Collins was denied access to Trump's Rose Garden event with the... More »

White House: Yes, Aide Was Irritated at NATO Breakfast

But it was all about the food, says Sarah Huckabee Sanders

(Newser) - While President Trump criticized Germany as "captive to Russia" during a NATO breakfast this week, multiple news outlets pointed out that chief of staff John Kelly didn't look like he was having a great time, reports USA Today . As the Washington Post notes, Kelly pursed his lips and... More »

Woman Confronts Bannon in Bookstore; Owner Calls Cops

Richmond store owner says woman called Bannon 'a piece of trash'

(Newser) - A Virginia business owner says he was forced to call police after a customer confronted Steve Bannon inside his bookstore. Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books in Richmond, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman in his store called Bannon "a piece of trash" while the former White... More »

Trump Lowers US Flags for Newsroom Shooting

President makes the decision after mayor says original request was denied

(Newser) - President Trump seems to have overruled an underling and ordered American flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said on Monday that the White House rejected his original request, made through the state's congressional... More »

Red Hen's Storm Blows Down Main Street

Tiny Lexington, Va., is split over the controversy, taking heat for it

(Newser) - The little Red Hen restaurant has turned into a giant ruckus , not just for owner Stephanie Wilkinson, but for tiny Lexington, Va., and the Christian Science Monitor takes a look at "a community (wading) through a nation's vitriol." Protesters, many of them out-of-towners proclaiming things like "... More »

Maxine Waters Cancels Events Due to 'Very Serious Death Threat'

Dem says she's been hit with intimidating warnings after her remarks on protesting Cabinet members

(Newser) - After Rep. Maxine Waters' speech in which she encouraged citizens to protest President Trump's Cabinet members in public, Trump warned her to be "careful what you wish for"—ominous words with new meaning after Waters says she was forced to cancel two events due to threats lobbed... More »

Arizona Lawyer Threatened Over Fundraiser for Red Hen

It was closed after exceeding its $5K target

(Newser) - Amid a hectic few days that included scathing criticism of its canopies from the president of the United States, the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va., received help from across the country. Phoenix attorney Jimmy Cool says he decided to start a fundraiser when the restaurant was inundated with bad... More »

Outside Red Hen: Protesters, Diners, Chicken Manure

Lexington restaurant didn't open as expected Tuesday

(Newser) - Though WSLS reports it was supposed to open for dinner, the Red Hen in Lexington, Va., remained closed Tuesday in the wake of owner Stephanie Wilkinson's decision not to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday. That doesn't mean all is calm. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ... More »

Report: Trump Wants Secret Service to Protect Sanders

This might be a first for a press secretary

(Newser) - In what may be a first in US history, the White House press secretary is reportedly going to receive protection from the Secret Service. A source tells NBC News that the service will protect the home of Sarah Sanders on a temporary basis starting Wednesday. President Trump has the power... More »

Trump Warns Maxine Waters: 'Careful What You Wish for'

President fires back after she calls for harassment of Cabinet officials

(Newser) - After Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters encouraged critics of the White House to do more of the same by confronting and harassing members of the Trump Cabinet in public whenever possible. Now President Trump has fired back, referring to Waters as "... More »

Did Huckabee Sanders Deserve It? 2 Opposing Views

'Washington Post' says Trump officials should be able to 'eat in peace.' A columnist disagrees

(Newser) - Did a Virginia restaurateur go too far by asking Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her establishment? The incident came after the Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and top Trump aide Stephen Miller were publicly heckled at DC restaurants. Below are two different views on whether this kind of thing is... More »

Now Trump Has Harsh Words for 'Filthy' Red Hen Restaurant

"If a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!' he says of eatery that booted Sanders

(Newser) - The restaurant in Lexington, Va., that booted Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday night had to shut down Saturday due to what the owner says were death threats, and the president himself is now piling on. President Trump tweeted early Monday that the eatery "should focus more on cleaning its... More »

Ex-Ethics Chief: Sanders' Restaurant Tweet Broke Federal Rules

She shouldn't have used official account, he says

(Newser) - Sarah Sanders shouldn't be using her official social media accounts to complain about restaurants, according to a former federal ethics chief. Walter Shaub—who served as director of the Office of Government Ethics during the Obama administration and stepped down last year after publicly clashing with President Trump—says... More »

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