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Few in GOP Differ With Trump on Constitution

McCarthy and McConnell say nothing publicly

(Newser) - A few Republicans joined Democrats in denouncing former President Donald Trump's call for the "termination" of the Constitution , but none of them run the party's congressional delegations. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had not said anything publicly about the scheme to...

Trump Suggests Suspending the Constitution

He doubles down on election fraud claims as White House fires back at suggestion

(Newser) - When he announced his reelection campaign, Donald Trump eased up on allegations of a stolen election in his speech. The former president ramped things back up in a big way this weekend, with a series of Truth Social posts calling for the suspension of the Constitution.
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Prosecutors Whip Out Surprise Document in Trump Org Trial

Paperwork signed by Trump shows he 'explicitly' sanctioned firm's tax fraud scheme, they argue

(Newser) - On Monday, jurors are set to begin deliberating in the Trump Organization's criminal trial , and they now have a new piece of evidence to mull over the weekend regarding Donald Trump himself. On Friday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, prosecutors in the trial, which revolves around...

Appeals Court Throws Out Special Master in Trump Case

Former president should not enjoy legal exceptions not available to other Americans, judges write

(Newser) - A federal appeals court put a stop Thursday to a special master's review of documents the FBI confiscated in August at former President Donald Trump's home. A lower court judge had appointed the special master at Trump's request, taking a rare action that was undone and criticized...

House Democrats Can Now Access Trump's Tax Returns

Lawmaker says making them public is a possibility

(Newser) - House Democrats now have access to Donald Trump's tax returns—but they don't have control of the House for much longer. The Treasury Department confirmed Wednesday that it has "complied with last week's court decision," ABC reports. The Supreme Court ended a three-year legal battle...

Trump Steering Clear of Georgia Runoff

Former president doesn't plan a rally for Herschel Walker, which could backfire

(Newser) - As the Senate runoff in Georgia heads into crunch time, one big name won't be playing a public role. Politico and the New York Times report that Donald Trump has no plans to stage one of his signature rallies for Herschel Walker. Trump is still a strong supporter of...

Trump Is Shifting a Boundary That Shouldn't Shift

Michelle Goldberg: His dinner with Holocaust denier further normalizes antisemitism

(Newser) - In a New York Times essay, Michelle Goldberg is not buying the idea that former President Trump didn't realize he was dining with Holocaust denier and avowed antisemite Nick Fuentes. For one thing, Goldberg wrote another essay in September about a Trump-backed candidate that mentioned Fuentes in the very...

Trump Aides Struggle on White Supremacist Dinner

Republicans denounce former president's hosting of Nick Fuentes

(Newser) - Republicans on Sunday joined an expanding list of political leaders and anti-racism organizations that have denounced former President Donald Trump's dinner last week with a white supremacist. Trump hosted Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West, who recently lost endorsement contracts over his antisemitic comments, at his home in Florida....

DeSantis Has Musk's Vote
DeSantis Has Musk's Vote

DeSantis Has Musk's Vote

Twitter owner has found Biden disappointing

(Newser) - Whether he wants it or not, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would seem to have the backing of Elon Musk in the 2024 presidential race. Musk proclaimed his endorsement in a "yes" tweet when asked if he would support DeSantis, NBC News reports. "My preference for the 2024 presidency...

Trump Says He Didn't Know White Nationalist He Dined With

Nick Fuentes was a guest of Kanye West

(Newser) - Donald Trump has acknowledged dining with a notorious white nationalist and Holocaust denier at Mar-a-Lago—but he says Nick Fuentes was a guest of Kanye West and he didn't know who he was. "This past week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago," Trump said...

Murkowski Reelected in Alaska
Murkowski
Beats Trump
Candidate

Murkowski Beats Trump Candidate

Incumbent was the only Senate Republican on the 2022 ballot who voted guilty in impeachment trial

(Newser) - Alaska Republican US Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won reelection, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka. Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election. The results were announced Wednesday, the AP reports, when elections officials tabulated the ranked choice results after neither candidate won more than 50% of...

Trump Blasts SCOTUS Over Tax Returns Ruling

Court is 'nothing more than a political body,' complains man who appointed 3 justices

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump picked one-third of the current Supreme Court justices, giving the nation's top court a conservative supermajority—but he doesn't sound happy with them. In posts on his Truth Social network Wednesday, Trump slammed the court for rejecting his request to block the release of...

SCOTUS: Congress Can Have Trump's Tax Returns

Court refuses to block release of records to House committee

(Newser) - The Supreme Court—without comment or noted dissent—has rejected Donald Trump's request to block the release of his tax records to the House Ways and Means Committee, ending a three-year legal fight. The release was on hold after an emergency appeal from the former president. The Tuesday order...

As Biden Turns 80, Experts Assess Aging Issues

Mental declines aren't a given for people in their 80s, experts say

(Newser) - The US entered unfamiliar territory Sunday, when President Biden turned 80. The milestone prompted a family brunch at the White House, CNN reports, as well as an uptick in discussion of what the milestone might mean for the president and the nation. Biden has said it's a "legitimate...

Elon Musk Allows Trump Back on Twitter

Former president's ban, instituted after Capitol riot, has been lifted

(Newser) - Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account on Twitter Saturday, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Musk made the announcement in the evening after holding a poll that asked Twitter users...

Musk Wants You to Weigh In on Trump's Twitter Return

Owner of social media platform is conducting a user poll to see if they want ex-president back

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Twitter owner Elon Musk announced that suspended accounts wouldn't be brought back online for "at least a few more weeks," and only after a "clear process" was put in place to determine who could return and who couldn't. It's not yet...

Garland Picks Special Counsel for Trump-Tied Investigations
Merrick Garland Names
Special Counsel on Trump
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Merrick Garland Names Special Counsel on Trump

DOJ's Jack Smith will oversee inquiries into Mar-a-Lago documents, 2020 election

(Newser) - (Updated with new information throughout.) A big move from Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday: He named a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Trump's Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe...

Bush's 9/11 Condolences Came From Him
Bush's 9/11
Condolences
Came From Him
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Bush's 9/11 Condolences Came From Him

Presidential speechwriter, 'Washington Post' columnist Michael Gerson dies at 58

(Newser) - "This world He created is of moral design. Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance, and love have no end. And the Lord of life holds all who die and all who mourn." Those words spoken by then-President George W. Bush in the...

Pence: 'We Will Have Better Choices' Than Trump

Former VP says voters want 'new leadership' in 2024

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that voters are "looking for new leadership" following the disappointing midterm elections for Republicans, who are now openly debating whether his onetime boss, Donald Trump, should maintain a leading role in the party. In an interview with the AP , Pence implicitly positioned...

Cracks in Trump Support May Be Starting to Show
3 Big GOP Donors
Say No to Trump

3 Big GOP Donors Say No to Trump

And Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is 'very seriously' considering a run of his own

(Newser) - Donald Trump's official entry into the 2024 race is apparently not scaring potential rivals away. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told CNN Thursday that he's "very seriously" exploring a run for the GOP nomination himself. "He's a known quantity now," Hutchinson said of Trump. "...

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