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Trump Unveils 'Vision' for a Second Term

The president wants to honor 'the greatest Americans ever,' including Antonin Scalia

(Newser) - President Trump has a vision for his second term, if he wins one, of establishing a "National Garden of American Heroes" that will pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in US history, a collection of "the greatest Americans to ever live." His idea, conveyed... More »

Trump Plans National Mall Blowout Amid Pandemic

Tens of thousands might show up, the AP warns

(Newser) - As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump's style, and he aimed to go big, promising a "special evening" in Washington that could bring tens of thousands... More »

Trump at Rushmore: Protests, Few Masks, a Miffed Neil Young

President's 'divisive' address in SD went after 'far-left fascism,' protesters for racial justice

(Newser) - On the eve of the Fourth, President Trump gave a speech in South Dakota, at the foot of Mount Rushmore, and it wasn't a staid one. Fox News called it "fiery," the Guardian went with a similar take of "incendiary," while the New York Times... More »

Senator: I'm Ready to Block Over 1K Military Promotions

Sen. Tammy Duckworth stands up for a key Trump whistleblower

(Newser) - Sen. Tammy Duckworth is drawing the line. The Illinois Democrat announced Thursday she'll hold up over 1,100 military promotions unless the Pentagon promises it won't block the promotion of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified in in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump, USA Today reports.... More »

Trump Niece: Here's Why the Case Against Me Is Nuts

Mary Trump makes her case in court

(Newser) - "Confidentiality agreement? Give me a break." That's pretty much what Mary Trump argued in a Thursday affidavit seeking to fully unblock the release of her bombshell memoir, the Washington Post reports. President Trump's niece dismissed the agreement as worthless because, she said, it was part of... More »

Russia Investigation Material to Remain Secret Past Election

Supreme Court won't decide on matter until next year

(Newser) - House Democrats are unlikely to see secret material from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation before Election Day because of a move by the Supreme Court on Thursday. In what USA Today reports is a victory for the White House, the court said it would take up the case on whether... More »

Biden Sees Another Edge in 'Highly Unusual' Fundraising Season

Former VP brings in $10M more than Trump in June, $16M more in 2nd quarter

(Newser) - In May, Joe Biden brought in $7 million more than President Trump in fundraising cash. In June, the former VP continued that streak, and then some. Per the Hill , Biden's team announced Wednesday it had, in conjunction with the DNC and its shared fundraising committees, brought in $10 million... More »

Trump Explains Why He Doesn't Wear a Mask

Says he's 'all for' them, but isn't convinced the US needs a national mask mandate

(Newser) - Is President Trump reversing course on masks? The POTUS told Fox Business on Wednesday that while he's not convinced the US needs a national mandate on face coverings, he has "no problem" with them. "I don't know if you need mandatory, because you have many places... More »

Bush Administration Officials Launch Pro-Biden Super PAC

'The president is a danger,' group says

(Newser) - Hundreds of people who served in the administration of America's 43rd president have created a super PAC to help defeat the 45th. The former members of the George W. Bush administration officially launched the "43 Alumni for Joe Biden" group Wednesday. Organizers say they are choosing "country... More »

Trump Doubles Down on Base Renaming With New Threat

'I will Veto' $740B annual defense bill if Elizabeth Warren-proposed amendment is included

(Newser) - An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act regarding the renaming of US military bases paying tribute to Confederate leaders has already been approved in a voice vote by the Senate's Armed Services Committee. But President Trump has just made clear he doesn't intend to let it get... More »

Trump Tweets His Opinion on Russian Bounty Allegations

'Fake News'

(Newser) - President Trump on Wednesday made clear his take on the allegations that Russia put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan: "Fake News." That was part of the president's tweet on the subject, which reads in full, "The Russia Bounty story is just another made up by... More »

Judge Blocks Trump Niece's Book on 'Nightmare of Traumas'

Judge issues temporary restraining order

(Newser) - The second time was apparently the charm for Donald Trump's brother, who on Tuesday succeeded in his quest to halt a tell-all book by the president's niece. Robert Trump's request for an injunction was dismissed last Thursday by Surrogates Court Judge Peter Kelly in New York City... More »

Trump Tweet Set Off Mad Scramble Among Aides

Retweet of 'white power' video caused a ruckus, but he had left for golf course

(Newser) - President Trump set off a firestorm Sunday morning when he retweeted a video (watch it here , but note language) of a Trump supporter shouting "white power" to counterprotesters in a Florida retirement community. The tweet came down about three hours later, and the White House said Trump hadn't... More »

After 4 Years, NASA Scientist Held in Turkey Returns Home

Serkan Golge was convicted of involvement in 2016 coup against Erdogan

(Newser) - Former NASA scientist Serkan Golge, detained on terrorism charges in Turkey, is back on American soil for the first time in four years. The Turkish-American arrived with his family in Washington early Tuesday, some seven months after President Trump said he'd secured a deal for his release, per the... More »

Carl Bernstein Has Damning Story on Trump Phone Calls

Quotes aides calling president 'delusional'

(Newser) - Carl Bernstein's latest investigative story for CNN is all about President Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders, and it's one that will not make Trump happy. Bernstein writes that Trump was so regularly "outplayed" by Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Recep Erdogan and so... More »

Heat Grows on White House Over Alleged Russian Bounties

Democratic lawmakers will be briefed on Tuesday

(Newser) - The new controversy over allegations that Russia put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan—and whether President Trump himself was briefed about it—continues to gain steam. The White House briefed a group of Republican lawmakers on the issue Monday, and a group of Democratic lawmakers will be briefed on... More »

Reddit Bans Popular Pro-Trump Forum

r/The_Donald was booted in crackdown on hate speech

(Newser) - A popular Reddit forum that described itself as "a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States" has been banned as part of the site's crackdown on hate speech. The r/The_Donald subreddit, launched in the early days of President Trump's campaign in 2015, was... More »

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump

Asks Interpol to nab him over killing of Iranian general

(Newser) - When the US killed an Iranian general earlier this year, Tehran retaliated by firing missiles at American military bases. Now, Iran is taking a different approach. It issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Trump and about three dozen others who played a role in planning the strike that killed... More »

Russian Bounties on US Troops Proved Deadly: Reports

As Trump continues to deny being briefed on the alleged plot

(Newser) - The bounties Russia allegedly put on US troops in Afghanistan led to at least one US soldier's death, sources tell the New York Times . President Trump has denied reports that he was briefed on the plot, in which Russia promised to pay the Taliban if they killed American troops,... More »

Trump Tweet: 'Corrupt Joe Is Shot' and 'White Power!'

The president's retweet sparks outcry on 'State of the Union'

(Newser) - President Trump grabbed the media's attention Sunday morning by retweeting a video that appeared to promote white power, NBC News reports. The video (WARNING: profanity) features a line of golf carts trundling past anti-Trump protesters who shout "racist," to which a Trump supporter yells, "white power!... More »

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