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Madonna: Harvey Weinstein 'Crossed Lines'

Describes movie mogul as 'incredibly sexually flirtatious' with her

(Newser) - At 60, Madonna reflects on a career that wasn't all sunshine and roses in a New York Times feature out Wednesday. In the process, she describes publicly for the first time the stain that was her interaction with Harvey Weinstein during the making of her 1991 documentary, Truth or ... More »

Surveys Are Encouraging for Trump and Biden

Sanders is a distant second in Democratic field, and president's approval rating improves

(Newser) - President Trump, who has said he could well be facing Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, has more reason to think that now. A new poll shows Biden with a major lead on the Democratic side. Trump will be buoyed, as well, by poll results that show a rise... More »

Notorious Case That Rocked NYC Gets 'Intimate' New Look

Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us' on Netflix examines the Central Park Five

(Newser) - It was a story "big enough, terrible enough, to electrify a city grown numb to its own badness." So writes Jim Dwyer for the New York Times on the story that inspired When They See Us, a four-part Netflix movie by Ava DuVernay debuting Friday on the Central... More »

Tweet Adjusts Ryan's Prediction for 2020

Former speaker had earlier said there's a way the president might lose

(Newser) - Paul Ryan has tried to make clear that he expects President Trump to be triumphant in 2020, after possibly leaving a different impression earlier. "His record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election," Ryan tweeted Wednesday. During a lecture in Florida Monday, the former House speaker had... More »

Vietnam Barber Giving Out Free Trump, Kim Hairdos

As the leaders prepare to visit Hanoi next week

(Newser) - At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Trump's locks. On a chair next to him, 9-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as the spitting image of a miniature Kim Jong... More »

Burger King Trolls Trump Over 'Hamberders'

POTUS initially misspelled 'hamburgers' on Twitter

(Newser) - Burger King is needling President Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship. The spelling error was quickly corrected . But Burger King jumped in with a tweet of its own,... More »

Hillary Clinton Has Fighting Words for Trump

Implies he's Russia's 'puppet'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton on Monday jumped into the latest President Trump-Russia fray. "Like I said: A puppet," Clinton tweeted , alongside a clip of her exchange with Trump during the final 2016 presidential debate in which she said Russian President Vladimir Putin would "rather have a puppet as president... More »

Trump Fired Comey. Then the FBI Took Action: Report

'NYT' says bureau opened inquiry into whether Trump was working for Russia

(Newser) - The New York Times has a new "bombshell" on President Trump, and it ties back to a probe into his potential ties to Russia—not Robert Mueller's investigation, but one reportedly opened by the FBI soon after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017. Sources... More »

Award-Winning Green Book Has Many Seeing Red

Director Peter Farrelly says sorry for exposing himself

(Newser) - Green Book racked up big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, including a best picture honor, but it's now making headlines for different reasons. USA Today reports the film had a "bad day" Wednesday, and the Cut reveals one issue: director Peter Farrelly used to "flash... More »

Trump Addresses Elizabeth Warren's Presidential Bid

The president has reportedly spoken out on the US Senator's big announcement

(Newser) - President Donald Trump says he'd "love to run against" Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. Trump says in an interview with Fox News Channel's "All-American New Year" set to air Monday night that... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

Company Paid $25K to Name 4-Inch Critter After Trump

Worm-like 'Dermophis donaldtrumpi' buries its head in the sand

(Newser) - A UK-based company paid $25,000 to name a newly discovered amphibian after President Trump. Hence the Dermophis donaldtrumpi, a small, blind caecilian that buries its head in the sand. On climate change, so does the president, according to Aidan Bell, co-founder of sustainable building materials company EnviroBuild, which bid... More »

Trump Tweets Chief of Staff Pick

It's Mick Mulvaney

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, the AP reports, ending a chaotic search for a new chief of staff that had been inching forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show. Trump tweeted that Mulvaney "will be... More »

Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Trump $293K

It's less than half what president's attorney had requested

(Newser) - Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday. Trump's attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly $390,000 in fees,... More »

Trump Gives His Answers to Mueller

Written responses have been submitted to special counsel

(Newser) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they've provided the special counsel's office with written responses to questions on Russian election interference, the AP reports. The answers are an important milestone in Robert Mueller's probe, marking the first time the president is known to have described to investigators... More »

White House Restores Acosta's Pass, With a Caveat

It can be revoked again, Trump administration warns

(Newser) - The Trump administration said Monday that it will fully restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House credentials, but warned that he must follow a series of rules at future press conferences, the AP reports. White House officials Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Bill Shine sent Acosta a letter explaining his... More »

Bill Maher's Anti-Stan Lee Blog Is Not Going Over Well

Maher drew a line from Marvel Comics legend to President Trump

(Newser) - "Don't speak ill of the dead" is apparently not advice Bill Maher lives by. The comedian wrote a blog post about Stan Lee after the Marvel Comics icon died last week , and it was not exactly respectful in tone. "America is in mourning. Deep, deep mourning for... More »

Trump Writes Answers to Mueller's Questions

After blasting the Russia investigation once again on Twitter this week

(Newser) - "You always have to be careful answering questions for people who have bad intentions," President Trump said Friday as he told reporters that he has finished drafting answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any possible involvement... More »

'Extraordinary': First Lady Publicly Calls for White House Aide to Be Fired

National Security Council official Mira Ricardel is indeed expected to be fired

(Newser) - In a move being called " extraordinary " and " stunning ," Melania Trump has publicly called for a top White House National Security Council official to be fired. The Wall Street Journal reported soon after that Mira Ricardel, national security adviser John Bolton's deputy, was in fact expected... More »

Hot Holiday Gift for 2018? Meet 'Trumpy Bear'

Needless to say, opinion is divided on new toy

(Newser) - A commercial that ran on Fox News Monday night for "Trumpy Bear" had some wondering if it was a joke, but the teddy bear featuring President Trump's distinctive hairdo and signature red power tie is in fact a real thing. You can order it at GetTrumpyBear.com for... More »

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