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Bloomberg's Anti-Trump Strategy Getting Lots of Buzz

Former mayor's poll numbers are rising, and the president himself is returning fire

(Newser) - Mike Bloomberg is ticking up in the polls and he's pouring millions into ads criticizing President Trump's behavior and policies—ads that seem to be irking the president if his tweets are any indication. The developments have led to a slew of stories about Bloomberg's 2020 strategy.... More »

Impeachment Day 3: Trump Puts 'Nixon to Shame'

'This conduct is Donald Trump first'

(Newser) - Day 3 of President Trump's impeachment trial is underway, and Democratic impeachment managers plan to focus much of the day's arguments on the abuse-of-power allegation against the president, reports the Hill . "The Constitution is not a suicide pact," said one of those managers, Rep. Jerry Nadler.... More »

Trump Will Be First President at March for Life

It's the 47th year the march has taken place

(Newser) - In one of his record-breaking 142 tweets on Wednesday, President Trump announced that he will be attending this year's anti-abortion "March for Life" on Jan. 24. "See you on Friday...Big Crowd!" he tweeted , sharing a tweet from organizers. Trump will be the first president to... More »

Trump Sets New Record for Presidential Tweets

Most of his 142 tweets, retweets focused on impeachment

(Newser) - President Trump has once again broken one of his own records for most tweets from an president. According to Factbase , the president tweeted a total of 142 times on Wednesday, firing off most of them as he traveled back to the US from Davos, Switzerland, the AP reports. He broke... More »

Day 2 of Impeachment Trial: Schiff Talks, Trump Tweets

House managers led by Adam Schiff begin their opening arguments

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Jon Tester described the first day of President Trump's impeachment trial, which clocked in at nearly 13 hours, as "like sitting on a tractor," reports NBC News . And it's back on the tractor today: With the rules for the trial now set , House managers... More »

Trump Suggests He's Open to Entitlement Cuts

'At some point' they will be on his plate, he says in CNBC interview

(Newser) - Entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare could potentially get cut under President Trump, or so he suggested at the very end of a CNBC interview from Davos on Wednesday. In what the Washington Post describes as a "new openness" to the idea—he pledged to protect entitlements... More »

Trump on Troop Concussions: There Are Worse Things

'I've seen people with no legs and with no arms,' president says

(Newser) - Additional US troops who were identified as having potential concussions tied to the Jan. 8 Iranian missile attack have been taken to Germany for treatment, defense officials said Tuesday. While the AP says no troop count was provided, the reportedly small group adds to the 11 who were removed from... More »

At Davos, Trump Talks Up America's 'Blue-Collar Boom'

President also had a lot to say about impeachment trial

(Newser) - On the first day of President Trump's impeachment trial, Republican senators stymied Democrats' attempts to bring additional evidence and witnesses, but on the witness topic, Trump says he actually wants to see those like chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton brought in to... More »

Senate Rejects Demands for More Witnesses

Trump trial rules passed along party lines

(Newser) - The Senate plunged into President Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democrats' demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s "trifecta” of offenses. The daylong session started Tuesday with the setback for Republican... More »

McConnell Loosens Rules as Impeachment Trial Starts

Each side will now get 3 days to make its case, instead of 2

(Newser) - The impeachment trial of President Trump has begun. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts gaveled the historic proceedings into session shortly after 1pm. First up: Senate Republicans and Democrats are haggling over the rules before opening arguments begin. Developments:
  • McConnell eases up: Mitch McConnell has loosened up on his short timeline
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In Davos Speech, Trump Rejects 'Prophets of Doom'

President decries climate 'alarmists'

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday and said "predictions of apocalypse" from "prophets of doom" should be rejected, reports the BBC . Trump spent most of his speech touting the US economy, but he briefly took aim at climate activists. "These alarmists always... More »

McConnell Lays Out Plan for Trump's Trial

Each side will have 24 hours to make opening arguments

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to seek a speedy impeachment trial of President Trump. In a Senate resolution released Monday evening, the AP reports, McConnell detailed the structure for the trial's opening phase, with votes on witnesses deferred until next week. The resolution would permit Trump's lawyers... More »

Va. Preps for Gun Rally With 'Enormous Potential to Go Bad'

Capitol Square gun rights demonstration expected Monday in Richmond

(Newser) - Law enforcement agencies in Virginia are planning a "strong presence" Monday as gun rights advocates are set to converge upon the state's capital of Richmond to protest proposed gun control measures. The rally is happening amid a governor-issued state of emergency barring weapons from Capitol grounds through Tuesday... More »

National Archives: Sorry We Doctored Anti-Trump Photo

'We made a mistake' in blurring photo from 2017 Women's March

(Newser) - As the fourth Women's March took place in Washington, DC, on Saturday, the National Archive was busily apologizing for doctoring an image of the first one, saying in a statement that "we made a mistake." The agency had blurred President Trump's name out of a protest... More »

Trump Responds to 'Clown' Barb From Iran's Leader

'He should be very careful with his words!'

(Newser) - First there was MAGA; now there's MIGA. That stands for "Make Iran Great Again," which was President Trump's message to Iranian leadership Friday during a tense tweet-off between himself and Ayatollah Ali Khameini. This week, for the first time since 2012, Khameini delivered a Friday sermon,... More »

'Dopes and Babies': Book Quotes Trump on His Generals

President allegedly lit into them during a meeting early in his presidency

(Newser) - A new book about President Trump written by two Washington Post reporters details an incident early in his presidency that might make Trump's critics dislike him even more while simultaneously making his supporters admire him even more. It's from an excerpt of A Very Stable Genius: Donald J.... More »

2 Big Names Join Trump's Impeachment Legal Team

Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr are among the president's defense lawyers

(Newser) - We've met the Democratic managers for President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. Now it's time to meet the commander in chief's defense team. A source tells the Wall Street Journal that, under the leadership of White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Trump's trial lawyers will... More »

Government Watchdog: Yes, Trump Violated the Law

As the impeachment trial starts, another big piece of information

(Newser) - The Senate may not yet have decided whether to convict President Trump, but as the POTUS' impeachment trial begins , a congressional watchdog has determined his administration did indeed break the law. The Government Accountability Office, which is nonpartisan and reports to Congress, says the White House's freeze on military... More »

Congress Doesn't Get Briefings on Iran After All

State, Defense departments scrap scheduled meetings at the last minute

(Newser) - The State and Defense departments have called off three classified briefings for members of Congress, who have questions about the Iran situation, that were scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. House committee members were expecting to hear from State Department officials about embassy security, CNN reports, while a Senate panel was... More »

Trump Signs 'Unbelievable' China Trade Deal

President says the deal delivers economic justice

(Newser) - President Trump signed a trade agreement Wednesday with China that is expected to boost exports from US farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions between the economic powers, the AP reports. Trump said during a White House ceremony that the deal is “righting the wrongs of the... More »

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