Oversight Board Upholds Facebook Ban on Trump, With Caveat
Social Media
Oversight Board Upholds Facebook Ban on Trump, With Caveat
2021-05-05 15:22:55
by Dan McCue

Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld the social media platform’s suspension of former President Donald Trump’s Facebook account, but in doing so, it said the company failed to impose the penalty properly. “It is not permissible for Facebook to keep a... Read More

No. 2 House Republican Backs Cheney Ouster Over Trump Barbs
Political News
No. 2 House Republican Backs Cheney Ouster Over Trump Barbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Republican publicly called Wednesday for the removal of Rep. Liz Cheney from the party's leadership, adding momentum to the drive to topple her after she clashed repeatedly with former President Donald Trump.  Rep.... Read More

Whose 'Big Lie'? Trump's Proclamation a New GOP Litmus Test
Political News
Whose 'Big Lie'? Trump's Proclamation a New GOP Litmus Test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame — and potentially remove — members of their party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year's election was... Read More

Texas 6th District House Special Election Headed to Runoff
Elections
Texas 6th District House Special Election Headed to Runoff
2021-04-30 21:24:17
by Dan McCue

 Susan Wright, who is seeking the seat held since 2019 by her late husband, Republican Rep. Ron Wright, secured one of two slots in an as yet unscheduled runoff election. She was one of 23 candidates vying to replace her husband,... Read More

GOP White House Hopefuls Move Forward as Trump Considers Run
Political News
GOP White House Hopefuls Move Forward as Trump Considers Run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule,... Read More

US Says Russia Was Given Trump Campaign Polling Data in 2016
Political News
US Says Russia Was Given Trump Campaign Polling Data in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one of the more tantalizing, yet unresolved, questions of the investigation into possible connections between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign: Why was a business associate of campaign chairman Paul Manafort given internal polling... Read More

Report: Broad Missteps Left Capitol Police Unprepared Jan. 6
Law Enforcement
Report: Broad Missteps Left Capitol Police Unprepared Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn't be used,... Read More

'New Strategy': Politicians in Crisis Refuse Calls to Resign
Political News
'New Strategy': Politicians in Crisis Refuse Calls to Resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign... Read More

U.S. Trade Deficit Hits Record High in February
Trade
U.S. Trade Deficit Hits Record High in February
2021-04-07 18:40:09
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit surged to a record high in February as the nation’s economic activity rebounded more quickly than that of other nations carefully shake off the economic hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The trade deficit... Read More

Stephen Miller’s New Legal Group to Challenge Biden Policies With Lawsuits
Political News
Stephen Miller’s New Legal Group to Challenge Biden Policies With Lawsuits

WASHINGTON - He’s baaack. Stephen Miller, that is.  Former President Donald Trump’s senior White House advisor and the architect behind that administration’s hard line immigration policies, is launching a new organization this week, America First Legal. And, though the 35-year-old... Read More

High Court Dismisses Case Over Trump Bid to Silence Twitter Critics
Supreme Court
High Court Dismisses Case Over Trump Bid to Silence Twitter Critics
2021-04-05 20:23:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a case over former President Donald Trump’s efforts to prevent critics from posting to his personal Twitter page, but Justice Clarence Thomas said a high court reckoning with the power of social... Read More

Reversing Trump, Pentagon Releases New Transgender Policies
Military
Reversing Trump, Pentagon Releases New Transgender Policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Wednesday swept away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition. The new department... Read More

Pence Reemerges, Lays Groundwork for 2024 Run
Elections
Pence Reemerges, Lays Groundwork for 2024 Run

WASHINGTON (AP) — When former President Donald Trump was asked to list those he considers the future leaders of the Republican Party, he quickly rattled off names including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Conspicuously... Read More

Trump Unveils New Official Website
Political News
Trump Unveils New Official Website
2021-03-30 13:22:49
by TWN Staff

Shorn of social media and communicating with the world outside Mar-a-Lago via email and the occassional podcast appearance, former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday announced the launch of their new website, 45Office.com.  Called "the... Read More

Fractured GOP Faces Serious Reckoning Ahead of 2022
In The News
Fractured GOP Faces Serious Reckoning Ahead of 2022
2021-03-13 20:08:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – “It’s not supposed to be that way …” the chorus of an old Willie Nelson song begins. It is a melody a lot of Republicans on Capitol Hill may be finding all too familiar. Five months removed from... Read More

NYC Prosecutor, Trump Nemesis Won't Seek Reelection
Cities
NYC Prosecutor, Trump Nemesis Won't Seek Reelection
2021-03-12 18:36:30
by TWN Staff

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who is currently overseeing a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump will not seek re-election to a fourth term, he announced Friday morning. “Representing the people of New York during this pivotal era for... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Final Trump Bid to Reverse 2020 Election
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rejects Final Trump Bid to Reverse 2020 Election
2021-03-08 18:00:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by former President Donald Trump to nullify his election loss in Wisconsin, rejecting the last remaining appeal seeking to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. In an unsigned order, the justices... Read More

Swalwell Sues Trump, Others Over Capitol Hill Riot
Litigation
Swalwell Sues Trump, Others Over Capitol Hill Riot
2021-03-05 20:42:14
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., a House manager in Donald Trump’s last impeachment trial,, filed a civil lawsuit on Friday against the former president and others whose words and actions, he claims, led directly to January’s riot at the... Read More

Trump Rule on China Tech Transactions to Remain in Place
Geopolitics
Trump Rule on China Tech Transactions to Remain in Place
2021-03-01 19:23:04
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A Trump-era regulation allowing the Department of Commerce to block technology-related business transactions determined to be national security threats will remain in place, against the wishes of some of the country's business stakeholders. The rule, scheduled to take... Read More

Trump Calls for GOP Unity, Repeats Lies About Election Loss
Geopolitics
Trump Calls for GOP Unity, Repeats Lies About Election Loss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking fellow Republicans and promoting lies about the election in a... Read More

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records
In The States
What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records.Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he will soon have them.... Read More

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Trump
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Deals Blow to Trump
2021-02-22 21:15:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an effort by former President Donald Trump to shield his income tax records from N.Y. prosecutors. The court’s action is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already... Read More

Biden Repudiates Trump on Iran, Ready for Talks on Nuke Deal
Geopolitics
Biden Repudiates Trump on Iran, Ready for Talks on Nuke Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure campaign" that sought... Read More

Trump-McConnell Feud Threatens Republicans' Path to Power
Geopolitics
Trump-McConnell Feud Threatens Republicans' Path to Power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is escalating a political war within his own party that could undermine the Republican push to fight President Joe Biden's agenda and ultimately return the party to power.A day after blistering Mitch McConnell,... Read More

Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems
Law
Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces more fallout from the unrest, including a lawsuit from a congressman Tuesday. But his biggest legal problems might be the... Read More

BOEM Cancels Planned Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale
Energy
BOEM Cancels Planned Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale
2021-02-16 21:20:17
by TWN Staff

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Friday cancelled an oil and gas exploration lease sale for a sizable swath of the Gulf of Mexico. Lease Sale 257, which was scheduled to be live-streamed from New Orleans on March 17,... Read More

Lancet Report Slams Trump Administration Policies as 'Virulently Racist' and Lethal
Research
Lancet Report Slams Trump Administration Policies as 'Virulently Racist' and Lethal
2021-02-16 13:51:54
by Daniel Mollenkamp

A report in a major peer-reviewed journal described the effects of the Trump administration's policies on public health in the US as devastating, virulently racist, and lethally bad for public health. The report, which was published on Feb. 10 by... Read More

Biden Tosses Trump Emergency Order Advancing Border Wall Construction
White House
Biden Tosses Trump Emergency Order Advancing Border Wall Construction
2021-02-11 18:43:49
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Thursday rescinded the emergency order used by former President Trump to justify construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico. “I have determined that the declaration of a national emergency at... Read More

How a Leading Anti-Trump Group Ignored a Crisis in its Ranks
Political News
How a Leading Anti-Trump Group Ignored a Crisis in its Ranks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high.Led by several prominent former Republican consultants, its slickly produced ads attacking President Donald Trump made it perhaps the best known of the so-called Never Trump organizations. The group... Read More

Congress Considers Changes To Presidential Clemency Law
Law
Congress Considers Changes To Presidential Clemency Law
2021-02-10 15:11:16
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A backlash against former President Donald Trump continued Tuesday, first with a Senate trial on whether to impeach him again and second with a House hearing on whether to strip the presidency of some authority to grant clemencies... Read More

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