Kellyanne Conway memoir 'Here's the Deal' coming out May 24
Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has a memoir out May 24: “Here’s the Deal” is billed by her publisher as a look beyond the headlines of the Trump administration and her family life, including her husband and prominent Trump detractor, George Conway.
Biden's firing of Trump military academy holdovers creates new precedent, experts say
Critics say President Biden's moves to clean house at America's military service academies creates a precedent that politicizes a traditionally nonpartisan — if patronage-heavy — system.Driving the news: The White House's personnel office today sent letters to all six members of each of the three service academy visitors boards — overseeing West Point, Annapolis and the U.S. Air Force Academy — demanding they resign by 6pm or face termination.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Marketnews.yahoo.com
Smooth Psaki shows new tone in first Biden press briefing
NEW YORK – If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's that she's determined to minimize drama in the briefing room. The 42-year-old Psaki (pronounced SOCK-eee) was a State Department spokesperson and White House communications director in former President Barack Obama's administration. Psaki showed a bone-dry wit when one reporter asked if Biden planned to keep the new color scheme that Trump ordered for Air Force One. CNN's chief White House correspondent, Kaitlan Collins, pointed to the lack of attacks on reporters coming from the podium. “This is the way it should have been for four years with President Trump.
Harvard petition demands scrutiny of ex-Trump officials
FILE In this May 30, 2019 file photo, graduates of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government hold aloft inflatable globes as they celebrate graduating during Harvard University's commencement exercises in Cambridge, Mass. A petition circulating at Harvard University demands that school officials create new accountability standards for former Trump administration officials who seek to work or speak on campus, an idea that has drawn outrage from prominent conservatives. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Harvard petition demands scrutiny of ex-Trump officials
A petition circulating at Harvard University demands that school officials create new accountability standards for former Trump administration officials who seek to work or speak on campus, an idea that has drawn outrage from prominent conservatives. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON – A petition circulating at Harvard University demands new accountability standards for former Trump administration officials who seek to work or speak on campus, an idea that has drawn outrage from prominent conservatives. The new petition argues that Trump officials deserves more scrutiny than those tied to past presidents. Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary and a Harvard Law School graduate, urged Harvard to reject the petition. “This is not an administration whose officers can be treated normally.”The Harvard petition goes further in demanding additional scrutiny of speakers and fellows, not just faculty.
Trump-friendly Newsmax seeks to cut into Fox’s viewership
(Newsmax via AP)NEW YORK – Now that his largely invisible network has suddenly been flooded by fans of President Donald Trump, Newsmax television personality Grant Stinchfield is puffing out his chest. “We’ve really cornered Fox from the right,” said Chris Ruddy, Newsmax founder and friend of Trump. Fox’s prime-time viewership during the two weeks after the election was up 50 percent over last year. For Newsmax, a big question is whether its programming is compelling enough to hold viewers who are clearly sampling. Besides Kelly, former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer is Newsmax’s best-known personality.
First lady unseen as Trump restarts campaign after COVID-19
Wolkoff detailed her falling out with Mrs. Trump in a new book the White House has dismissed as full of “mistruths and paranoia.” Wolkoff also had confirmed she had Mrs. Trump on tape. President Trump was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for treatment on Oct. 2, and was sent home three days later. His White House doctor said Trump tested negative for the virus on consecutive days and was no longer considered contagious. Former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Mrs. Trump may want to be a “little bit more selective” about how she reengages after recovery. Mrs. Trump convalesced at the White House for nearly a month before she resumed a public schedule.
Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews exit 'Dancing With the Stars'
NEW YORK The dance has ended for Dancing With the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Bergeron has hosted Dancing With the Stars since its premiere in 2005. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately its their call, Bergeron wrote. The network on Monday also said farewell to Andrews, who originally competed as a contestant back in 2010 and returned as co-host in 2014. "Her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show, the statement read.
By the numbers: Trump reads economic boom into jobs data
CHICAGO President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy. )The presidents premature claim to economic victory reflects an artful relationship with numbers that Trump has long displayed. Left unsaid by the president was that African American unemployment inched up to 16.8% last month, the highest its been in more than a decade. Asian American workers' unemployment rate also rose from 14.5% to 15%. Trump scoffed at an African American reporter who noted the disconnect between Trumps comments and what minority workers are enduring.
Attorney General: Divide between blacks, police must change
Federal officers stand outside the Department of Justice as Attorney General William Barr speaks during a virtual press conference inside the building Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Washington. But he vowed that the Justice Department would do its part to investigate and prosecute civil rights crimes. I believe that police chiefs and law enforcement officials and leaders around the country are committed to ensuring that racism plays no part in law enforcement, and that everyone receives equal protection of the laws, Barr said. President Donald Trump has called Floyds killing a terrible, terrible thing that happened and called on the Justice Department to expedite its investigation of his death. Federal agents have made 51 riot-related arrests, Barr said, and 114 law enforcement officers have been injured in protests in Washington.
Reporters Alcindor, Collins, Jiang get under Trump's skin
Reporters Alcindor, Weijia Jiang and Kaitlan Collins have faced hostility from Trump at news conferences with stoicism. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, FIle)NEW YORK – To anyone who's watched, there's more that binds Yamiche Alcindor, Kaitlan Collins and Weijia Jiang than an impromptu display of teamwork at a recent White House news conference. Each reporter has a knack for getting under President Donald Trump's skin and an equal ability not to let it knock them off stride. Trump has reacted to questions by Alcindor, Collins and Jiang by calling them nasty or racist, and effectively telling the journalists to pipe down. “This president doesn't live by those rules.”Jiang, Collins and Alcindor aren't the only reporters to tangle with Trump.
Trump's new press secretary pledges not to lie from podium
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's new spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, vowed Friday not to lie to reporters from the podium as she made her debut at the first White House briefing by a press secretary in more than a year. During past administrations, a formal briefing by a White House press secretary would hardly be news. The briefings were must-see TV during the early days of the Trump administration, when viewers would tune in to see Trump's first press secretary, Sean Spicer, spar with the press. Grisham, who had held the titles of both press secretary and White House communications director, rejoined the first lady's office in a new role as Melania Trump’s chief of staff. Grisham, who succeeded Sanders and Spicer, was arguably the nation’s least visible press secretary in modern history.
All the Things Sean Spicer's Shirt Is Being Compared to: Today on Inside Edition
Sean Spicer took to the floor on "Dancing With the Stars" Monday night, shimmying along to "Spice Up Your Life" with partner Lindsay Arnold. But what's really getting attention is the lime-green shirt he donned for the number. As a bride and groom were saying "I do," police say her father disconnected the home's gas line, prompting it to explode. For these stories and more, watch Inside Edition. RELATED STORIES'Lucky Guy' Wins $4.6 Million Lottery Jackpot After Surviving Cancer TwiceFather Charged With Manslaughter After 11-Year-Old Son Is Run Over by Boat: PoliceCannonball From Civil War Found Lodged in Missouri Tree
Sean Spicer Spiced Up the 'Dancing With the Stars' Stage
Sean Spicer spiced up the stage Monday night on Dancing With the Stars.The new season's most controversial contestant shimmied to the Spice Girls in a flamboyant neon green shirt, which has viewers comparing it to Jerry Seinfeld's puffy shirt on the famous episode of "Seinfeld." Though clearly having a blast shimmying and shaking, President Trump's former White House press secretary was disappointed with his scores. I played the bongos to the Spice Girls and wore a lime green shirt that's opened up. I am the most proud mom in the world right now.RELATED STORIESWho Is Replacing Christie Brinkley on 'Dancing With the Stars'? Tom Bergeron Seems Displeased With the 'Dancing With the Stars' CastDancing Dad Falls to the Floor When Navy Daughter Stuns Him at Church
'Dancing with the Stars' returns with splash, Spicer
(CNN) - "Dancing with the Stars" Season 28 premiered Monday, bringing with it plenty splash on and off the show. Hannah BrownThe "Bachelorette" alum Hannah Brown danced a cha cha to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" with partner Alan Bersten. She and Pasha Pashkov danced a cha cha to "She Works Hard For The Money" by Donna Summer. Lamar OdomThe basketball player's size might have put him at a disadvantage (he's much larger than dance partner Peta Murgatroyd). He partnered with Cheryl Burke on a salsa set to Nelly's "Hot in Herre."
Staffers unhappy with Spicer being on 'Dancing with the Stars'
CNN image(CNN) - Tom Bergeron isn't the only person who's unhappy about the casting of Sean Spicer on "Dancing With the Stars." Some staffers at ABC News are "up in arms," as one source put it, over the decision by ABC's entertainment division. The network is casting the former White House press secretary, best known for his obfuscation on behalf of President Trump, for what's supposed to be a delightful dance-off. But for "GMA" to lean into it -- by setting up a faux White House podium for his intro on Wednesday -- is problematic. Responding to Bergeron's statement, Spicer told CNN Business, "I think Tom has been a great host.
Tom Bergeron Seems Displeased With the 'Dancing With the Stars' Cast
Dancing With the Stars co-host Tom Bergeron is throwing shade at the recent announcement that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has joined the recent cast. The season 28 cast was announced Wednesday morning on Good Morning America. Among the names was Spicer, which caused much shock and awe. Bergeron later took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to subtly protest the decision, though he did not name Spicer specifically. Other members of the new cast include Christie Brinkley, The Office star Kate Flannery, Lamar Odom and James Van Der Beek. Hannah Brown moves from The Bachelorette to Dancing With the Stars, and 75-year-old Mary Wilson of the Supremes was introduced as the last cast member.
Does Trump now represent Republican party after Kasich drops out?
RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer reacts to John Kasich suspending his campaign, leaving Donald Trump the likely Republican presidential nominee. Spicer also discusses how Trump needs to pivot for the general election to attract more women and minority voters. Watch the full interview with CBSN's Josh Elliott.cbsnews.com