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Lindsey Graham Talks Impeachment

Senator backs Trump, but opens the door a crack to changing his mind

(Newser) - An interview between Axios and Lindsey Graham is causing a stir, though there's some different interpretations over his comments on the topic of President Trump's impeachment. The upshot is that Graham says he still hasn't seen evidence of an impeachable offense, but he's open to changing... More »

Mitt Romney Admits He Is 'Pierre Delecto'

He has been using name on 'lurker' Twitter account

(Newser) - You might know him as mild-mannered Sen. Mitt Romney. But on Twitter, he is Pierre Delecto, fearless defender of ... Mitt Romney. After the Utah senator mentioned in an Atlantic profile Sunday that he has a "lurker" Twitter account that he uses to follow journalists and athletes, among others, Ashley... More »

Trump Really Hammers Mitt

Romney's criticism of the president had an effect, apparently

(Newser) - President Trump is really going after Mitt Romney. In tweets on Sunday, the president kept hammering the Utah senator after calling for his impeachment the day before, Fox News reports. "The Democrats are lucky that they don’t have any Mitt Romney types," Trump tweeted . "They may... More »

Romney 'Can't Understand' Trump's Attacks on McCain

He praises 'exemplary' senator

(Newser) - The Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee isn't happy about what the 2016 candidate is saying about the 2008 nominee. In a tweet Tuesday night, Sen. Mitt Romney wondered why President Trump had renewed his attacks on John McCain seven months after the Arizona senator's death, USA Today... More »

RNC Chair Not Happy With Her Uncle Mitt

Ronna McDaniel rebukes Romney after his op-ed criticizing President Trump

(Newser) - Like the president, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee finds fault with an op-ed critical of Trump penned by Utah senator-elect Mitt Romney—who just so happens to be her uncle. "POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the [mainstream] media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman... More »

Trump Slams Incoming Senator by Insulting an Outgoing One

'Is he a Flake?' president tweets after Mitt Romney's biting 'WaPo' op-ed about Trump

(Newser) - It was just a matter of time before President Trump responded to Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney's very public rebuke, and Wednesday morning brings our answer, per the Hill . The president tweeted , "Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake?,... More »

Romney Slams Trump's Character in Op-Ed

Romney will be sworn in as a US senator on Thursday

(Newser) - Mitt Romney will be sworn in as a US senator on Thursday—and he makes it clear in a Washington Post op-ed that he has no intention of becoming an unquestioning ally of President Trump. Romney writes that Trump was not his choice to become the GOP nominee for president... More »

Stunning Upset: No. 4 House Dem Loses in NY

It was a good night for Trump's favorites

(Newser) - President Trump staked a lot of political capital on a primary in South Carolina on Tuesday—and won. Gov. Henry McMaster prevailed in the Republican primary, beating businessman John Warren, a political novice, in all but seven of the state's 46 counties. Both candidates tried to appeal to Trump... More »

Romney Gives His 2020 Prediction

Trump will be 'reelected solidly,' he tells GOP donors in Utah

(Newser) - Addressing high-profile GOP donors, Mitt Romney predicted Thursday that President Trump would slide smoothly into a second term in 2020. "I think President Trump will be re-nominated by my party easily, and I think he'll be reelected solidly," he told business and political leaders including Blackrock CEO... More »

Mystery of Mitt Romney's Presidential Vote Solved

He wrote in the name of his wife, Ann

(Newser) - Mitt Romney said long before the November 2016 election he wouldn't be casting his ballot for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but the person he did vote for has remained a mystery—until now. "I wrote in the name of a person who I admire deeply, who... More »

Romney: 'Bigot' Shouldn't Pray at Jerusalem Embassy Opening

City soccer team names itself after Trump

(Newser) - One of Israel's biggest sports teams has given itself a new name in honor of the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem —and the man who made it possible. Soccer club Beitar Jerusalem says it is now called Beitar Trump Jerusalem and the change will be... More »

Mitt Romney Fails to Get Utah Senate Nomination

He'll now face a primary for Orrin Hatch's seat after a contentious GOP nominating convention

(Newser) - Mitt Romney did anything but cruise to the Republican nomination for Orrin Hatch's Utah Senate seat on Saturday in what CNN calls "a wild and raucous day of voting" at the state's nominating convention. Romney, among a dozen Republicans seeking Hatch's seat, was unable to secure... More »

Trump: Romney Will Be a 'Great Senator'

He endorses his Utah Senate run

(Newser) - Mitt Romney and President Trump have traded their share of insults in the past, but they appear ready to let bygones be bygones: Trump endorsed Romney's Senate run Monday night, tweeting that the 2012 Republican nominee "will make a great Senator and worthy successor" to Sen. Orrin Hatch... More »

Romney Is In, but Don't Expect Attacks on Trump

He is running for the Senate and is the immediate front-runner

(Newser) - There's a good chance Mitt Romney will be adding "Senator" to the front of his name in the near future. The former governor and presidential candidate formally announced that he's running for the seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, and the move makes him the "instant... More »

After Shooting, Romney Delays Senate Announcement

Sources say he was planning to release video Thursday

(Newser) - Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for the Utah Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue his biting criticism of President Trump. Romney, who once called Trump "a phony" who was unfit for office,... More »

Report: Mitt Romney Had Prostate Cancer

Per a CNN source who says the prognosis is good

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's name has grabbed headlines lately on the heels of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's retirement announcement as a likely successor. Now, news of a different sort, by way of a CNN source who says the Republican was "treated surgically" for prostate cancer over the summer at... More »

Mitt Romney Just Changed His Location to 'Utah'

Move seen as big hint at Senate run

(Newser) - Mitt Romney hasn't publicly said whether he plans to run for the Senate now that Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch is retiring , but he may have provided a clue via Twitter: Hours after Hatch announced the move, Romney changed his location from "Massachusetts" to "Holladay, Utah" in... More »

If Romney Replaces Hatch, Senate Math Is All New

Utah Senator is retiring, paving way for Trump-critic Romney to run

(Newser) - Utah's Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, says he won't be running for re-election in 2018. The 83-year-old announced the move on Twitter. “Every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves," he says in a video . "And for me, that time... More »

Bannon Came to Defend Moore. He Ended Up Bashing Romney

Steve Bannon lashes into Mitt's lack of military service, says he hid behind his religion

(Newser) - Steve Bannon isn't in the White House anymore, but he's still popping up on the political landscape. On Tuesday, he made a showing in Alabama to rally for Roy Moore , the GOP Senate candidate who's been hit with multiple sexual misconduct allegations. But as HuffPost reports, Bannon... More »

Trump Pushing Hard to Keep Romney Out of Senate

Sources say he has been urging Orrin Hatch to stay on

(Newser) - After almost 41 years in office, Utah's Sen. Orrin Hatch is the longest-serving Republican senator in US history—and President Trump apparently wants the 83-year-old Senate Finance Committee chairman to seek another term in 2018. Sources tell Politico that Trump, who will appear with Hatch at an event in... More »

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