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First, Comey Took on Rosenstein. Now, a New Target

Comey accuses AG Bill Barr of 'sliming' the DOJ

(Newser) - James Comey has been embroiled in a very public feud with ex-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Now the former FBI director is adding the current AG into the mix. Business Insider reports that Barr appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning and repeated his assertion that there may have been... More »

Trump: I Am 'Monitoring and Watching, Closely!'

The president reacts to new social-media bans

(Newser) - President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would "monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms." He... More »

Trump's Predawn Tweetstorm Spurred by Biden Endorsement

'I've done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do'

(Newser) - At least one poll has Joe Biden as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, and he's starting to acquire some endorsements. One in particular appears to have riled President Trump, who fired off a predawn tweetstorm Monday addressing it. The International Association of Fire Fighters gave Biden its nod... More »

Trump Accuses Twitter of Bias, Meets With CEO Hours Later

Jack Dorsey met with POTUS at Trump's invitation

(Newser) - During President Trump's latest Twitter rampage early Tuesday, he accused the social media platform of being biased against conservatives. Within hours, he was praising Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after meeting with him personally. The details:
  • Trump's first tweets: "'The best thing ever to happen to Twitter
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Warner Bros. Gets Trump Video Pulled From Twitter

Campaign clip yanked after Warner Bros. complains about use of 'Dark Knight Rises' music

(Newser) - President Trump posted a 2020 campaign video on Twitter late Tuesday afternoon, and in just a few hours it racked up more than a million views, per BuzzFeed . But if you haven't seen it by now, you may not get to anytime soon, as legal action from Warner Bros.... More »

Twitter Is All Emotional Over Mailman's Dog Story

When Gretchen died, her owners knew who should get her dog treats

(Newser) - A bittersweet, "I'm not crying, you're crying" type of story picked up by BuzzFeed is going viral. Twitter user eyelean posted last week that her dad is a mailman who enjoys giving out treats to the dog friends he's made along his route. When he got... More »

They Competed for a Parking Spot... for More Than an Hour

Viral Twitter thread documented the drama in Los Angeles

(Newser) - It's not exactly clear how it started, but on Monday night in Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood, two cars ended up in a standoff over a parking spot ... and it lasted for more than an hour. As the New York Post explains, Twitter user Chicken Tikka Mariah first noticed the... More »

Tom Brady's First-Ever Tweet Is a 'Bad Joke'

New England Patriots QB pretends he's retiring

(Newser) - Tom Brady is now on Twitter , and being that he sent his first tweet on April 1, it's only fitting that it was an April Fools' Day joke. "I'm retiring. In my spare time, I'll be tweeting #LFG," the New England Patriots quarterback tweeted . The... More »

Mussolini's Granddaughter Is in a Throwdown With Jim Carrey

And that's not all Alessandra Mussolini had to say to the Canadian comedian

(Newser) - It's hard to call something a Twitter "feud" when only one side is frenetically tweeting insults. So let's just say Alessandra Mussolini—granddaughter of Benito Mussolini—was having an online monologue of sorts on Sunday, directed at Jim Carrey after the actor posted a cartoon he'd... More »

McCain's 'You Were at My Wedding Denise...' Goes Viral

'The View' co-host creates Twitter meme with clapback

(Newser) - Meghan McCain wasn't taking any guff from conservative commentator Denise C. McAllister, and ended up creating a meme with her comeback. McAllister on Monday tweeted a criticism of The View, which McCain co-hosts, asking readers to explain to her the purpose of the show and noting that it seems... More »

Devin Nunes Was Bugged by a Parody Cow. Now It's Worse

@DevinCow has more followers than the California rep does

(Newser) - Devin Nunes' Cow might have had only 1,200 followers as of Monday, but GOP Rep. Devin Nunes had tired of the insults it had been dishing out since August 2017. So he sued it, Twitter, and a couple of other accounts for $250 million on Monday , claiming Twitter... More »

George Conway Fires Off 20-Plus Tweets After Trump Insult

Kellyanne's spouse is pushing back after president called him 'husband from hell'

(Newser) - The tiff between President Trump and the spouse of one of his closest advisers took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, and things didn't get any better the next day. The Hill reports that on Wednesday morning, Trump continued his criticism of George Conway, the husband of White... More »

Insulted Congressman Sues Twitter for $250M

Rep. Devin Nunes says site is biased against conservatives

(Newser) - Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is tired of being insulted by Twitter accounts like Devin Nunes' Cow , which calls him a "lil' treasonous cowpoke," and the now-suspended Devin Nunes' Mom . In a $250 million lawsuit against the website and some of its users, including the "Cow" and "... More »

Kellyanne, Husband Disagree on Trump's Mental Health

George Conway thinks POTUS is mentally ill

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway's husband George, a frequent critic of his wife's employer , suggested Monday that President Trump has a mental disorder. Not so, the top White House counselor told reporters upon her arrival at work. "No, I don't share those concerns," she said, per Politico and... More »

James Gunn 'Fell on His Sword Early.' Now He's Back on Guardians

Disney rehires director for film after canning him last year for 'offensive' old tweets

(Newser) - There's new talk of "redemption" in Hollywood— specifically for James Gunn, the 52-year-old director cut loose by Disney last year from the third installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after "offensive" old tweets of his resurfaced. Mike Fleming of Deadline says he was told Disney... More »

Tweet Battle Between Trump, Cohen Uses Word 'Lie' a Lot

President and his former attorney take their tiff to Twitter

(Newser) - The falling out between President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen headed straight to Twitter Friday morning, with the commander in chief addressing the confusion over whether Cohen had ever asked him for a presidential pardon, and whether he'd ever lobbied to work in the White House, the... More »

Clinton's Response to Trump: Mean Girls Gif

'Why are you so obsessed with me?'

(Newser) - President Trump and Hillary Clinton will definitely not be having a rematch as candidates in the 2020 election cycle—but there's still room for spats on Twitter. Clinton fired back on Tuesday after Trump mocked her for deciding not to run in 2020, the Hill reports. "(Crooked) Hillary... More »

California Teens Pictured at Party With Swastika, Giving Nazi Salute

Photograph went viral, led to outcry

(Newser) - A California school district is investigating a social media photograph in which young people are seen giving Nazi salutes while standing around a table on which red cups form a swastika, the AP reports. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District was made aware Sunday of social media postings "involving some... More »

Elon Musk in Hot Water Yet Again Over a Tweet

SEC wants Tesla CEO held in contempt

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweeting habits have triggered another legal challenge from stock market regulators worried about him using his Twitter account to mislead investors, the AP reports. The latest dust-up emerged late Monday when the Securities and Exchange Commission asked a federal court in New York to hold... More »

Rubio Seems to Threaten Maduro With Gadhafi Pics

Fla. senator being criticized for 'remarkably stupid' tweet some see as hint at US military intervention

(Newser) - Marco Rubio is known for his biblically themed tweets , but a different sort of post made waves over the weekend. On Sunday, the Florida senator sent out side-by-side photos of Moammar Gadhafi—one showing the late Libyan dictator in his prime, the second showing him bloodied and roughed up, right... More »

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