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One Word Used 10 Times in Thomas Dissent Raises Eyebrows

Supreme Court justice regurgitated baseless voter-fraud claims in election case out of Pennsylvania

(Newser) - While it may not have been a complete surprise that Clarence Thomas dissented from his more liberal colleagues in a Supreme Court election case on Monday, what is causing some head whips is his apparently firm support for former President Trump's debunked claims of election fraud. The case the...

Expect Trump to Go Big in His Weekend Speech
Trump's Message:
I Still Run the GOP
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Trump's Message: I Still Run the GOP

In weekend speech, he will make the point and establish himself as top 2024 candidate: Axios

(Newser) - Former President Trump will re-enter the political spotlight Sunday when he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. What to expect? If a report at Axios is any indication, the speech will be a "show of force" that makes clear Trump is still running the show within the GOP...

Supreme Court Move Is a Loss for Stormy Daniels

It won't hear her defamation case against Trump, which amounts to a victory for former president

(Newser) - As it turns out, the news wasn't all bad for Donald Trump at the Supreme Court on Monday. The court dealt him defeats on tax returns and election challenges , but it also put an end to a defamation suit brought against him by Stormy Daniels, reports USA Today . The...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Pennsylvania Election Case

Justices decline to consider Republicans' complaint about extending voting deadline

(Newser) - Monday is shaping up to be a rough day for Donald Trump at the Supreme Court. Not only did justices clear the way for prosecutors to receive his tax returns, they declined to hear a challenge to the Election 2020 results, reports the Hill . On the latter, the court refused...

Supreme Court Hands Trump a Big Defeat

Justices clear the way for New York prosecutors to get his tax returns

(Newser) - The Supreme Court handed former President Trump what the AP calls a "significant" defeat on Monday, ruling that Trump must hand over eight years of tax returns and financial records to prosecutors in New York. The decision means that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will get valuable information...

Trump To Re-Enter Spotlight at CPAC
Trump Plans Return
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Trump Plans Return to Spotlight

The former president is scheduled to appear at CPAC in Florida

(Newser) - Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend, per the AP . Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group's annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. Trump is expected to...

GOP Lawmaker Got a Letter From Family After Ditching Trump

'I wanted Adam to be shunned,' cousin Karen Otto says

(Newser) - Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who voted to impeach then-President Trump and warned his fellow Republicans that it's "time to choose," may be risking his career by standing up for what he believes, the New York Times reports in an extensive piece on the lawmaker. Kinzinger, who was censured...

So Now What for Trump?
Could Trump Win Again?
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Could Trump Win Again?

'Wall Street Journal' editorial page says no, but not everybody is counting him out

(Newser) - Impeachment acquittal No. 2 is in the books , and former President Trump says his movement has just begun to fight. But what does that mean in practical terms for Trump himself? A look at some of the opinions in circulation:
  • The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal thinks

Report: Trump-McCarthy Call Showed Reticence on Rioters

GOP lawmakers detail 'shouting match' between ex-president, Kevin McCarthy during Capitol attack

(Newser) - "Tomorrow just got a lot more interesting." That was Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's take Friday night about former President Trump's impeachment trial on Saturday, which will be continuing in the wake of a new report of a Jan. 6 interaction between Trump and House Minority Leader...

Big Question in DC: How Will Mitch Vote?

Senate GOP leader expected to favor acquittal of Trump, but doubt lingers

(Newser) - What will Mitch do? That's one big topic of conversation regarding the upcoming vote on former President Trump's impeachment. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Trump for provoking the Capitol rioters and signaled his support for the trial now underway, notes the Washington Post . But whether he will...

How Trump's Impeachment Trial Is Expected to Play Out

4 hours of debate on Tuesday set the stage for opening arguments on Wednesday

(Newser) - It's impeachment, take II . The Senate on Tuesday begins the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Barring surprises, the smart money points to a short trial, maybe lasting a week, that results in Trump's acquittal . Democrats (and a few Republicans) accuse Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol...

Trump Attorneys Dismiss Trial as &#39;Political Theater&#39;
Trump Lawyers: Impeachment
Trial Isn't About Justice
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Trump Lawyers: Impeachment Trial Isn't About Justice

It's merely to allow Democrats to score political points, they argue in new brief

(Newser) - Former President Trump's second impeachment trial begins Tuesday, and his legal team elaborated on its strategy in a newly filed brief. Details:
  • "The Article of Impeachment presented by the House is unconstitutional for a variety of reasons, any of which alone would be grounds for immediate dismissal,"

Stormy Daniels: Trump Was 'Worst 90 Seconds of My Life'

Michael Cohen interviews ex-president's alleged ex-mistress on his podcast

(Newser) - When he was Donald Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen was hellbent on silencing Stormy Daniels , even arranging a hush-money payment to the adult film star that landed him in federal prison . Now, Cohen is literally broadcasting Daniels' story—he interviews her in the latest episode of his podcast, Mea Culpa...

Impeachment Managers Ask Trump to Testify Under Oath

Rep. Jamie Raskin makes the official request in letter to former president's lawyers

(Newser) - House impeachment managers want former President Trump to make his case under oath. One of the managers, Rep. James Raskin, sent a letter to Trump's legal team Thursday requesting that Trump testify either before or during the trial, which begins on Tuesday, reports the Hill . There was no immediate...

Donald Trump Announces New Impeachment Defense Team

2 new top lawyers after last team unraveled

(Newser) - After former President Trump's impeachment defense team unraveled over the weekend , Trump quickly named a new one. Defense attorneys David Schoen, who frequently appears as a legal commentator on TV, and Bruce Castor, the former DA who declined to charge Bill Cosby back in 2005, will be representing Trump...

A Trump Presidential Library May Not Happen
Don't Hold Your Breath
Waiting for a Trump Library

Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for a Trump Library

Author Anthony Clark explains in Politico why he doesn't expect it to happen

(Newser) - Every president since FDR has had a presidential library, and Barack Obama is currently working on his version of one to continue the tradition. What about Donald Trump? The Washington Post reported earlier this month that Trump likes the idea of raising $2 billion from his grass-roots supporters and opening...

Bodycam Caught Mob Trampling Woman at Capitol

Friend's pleas to help Rosanne Boyland were ignored during the fighting

(Newser) - Video shown in a Michigan courtroom this week captured rioters, in their rush to attack police, trampling a woman as she lay dying Jan. 6 on the Capitol steps. The mob ignored a friend of Rosanne Boyland's who was screaming for someone to help her. Fighting took place over...

Mar-a-Lago Meeting Bodes Well for Trump's Influence

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is visiting the former president at his resort

(Newser) - A meeting on Thursday between former President Trump and the most powerful Republican in the House is widely seen as a sign of Trump's continued clout within the GOP. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is visiting Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and a report at CNN casts it...

Man Who Threatened to Kill Trump Gets 9 Years

Gary Gravelle is a 'sick man,' lawyer says

(Newser) - A Connecticut man with a history of mental illness has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a series of threats—including one to kill former President Trump. Gary Joseph Gravelle, 53, has been incarcerated since 2018, when he sent a threatening letter to the then-president with a white...

Oregon GOP's 'False Flag' Theory Draws a Backlash

'Oregonian' editorial board wonders where state's 'mainstream Republicans' have gone

(Newser) - As the Senate gears up for Donald Trump's second impeachment trial , tied to the violent Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Oregon's Republican Party has its own take on what happened that day. To wit, per the Guardian : They insist that evidence is increasingly pointing to the DC attack...

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