Last Updated: 10:09 GMT Tuesday, 17 May. 2022

The Late Decadent Phase of the Trump Memoir

First, Mark Esper's career got hijacked by Donald Trump. Now, his perfectly dull memoir has to deal with the guy too.
Laura Miller / Moneybox   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 09:40:00

Pennsylvania Republican primary tests Trump's grip on his party

Race exposes widening rifts in the GOP as voters in five states head to the polls to choose midterms candidates
FT   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 09:00:42

Trump’s Truth Social app may raise up to US$50 million before deal closes, filing says

A regulatory filing from Digital World Acquisition Corp said Donald Trump’s social media venture could raise the money through convertible notes.
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 08:30:18

Women voters stopped Trump from getting a second term. Will they stop Morrison?

Women will decide the outcome of this election. So why is no one acknowledging this? The post Women voters stopped Trump from getting a second term. Will they stop Morrison? appeared first on Crikey .
Keir Semmens / Crikey   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 05:15:22

10 Republicans on President Trump's Sway in Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania

Nostalgia for the former president ran high, but his influence in big elections in swing states this month depended on the candidate.
Patrick Healy and Adrian J. Rivera / NY Times   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 04:01:06

Melania Trump drops hint about White House return

Melania Trump has not ruled out a second return as First Lady if husband Donald Trump runs again for US President.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 03:45:33

Jack Nicklaus knocks PGA for anti-Trump 'cancel culture': 'He loves golf and he loves this country'

The PGA tour's most successful player ever has called out the association for engaging in "cancel culture" against former President Donald Trump.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 03:32:54

Biden Orders US Troops Back To War-Torn Somalia, Reversing Trump Withdrawal

Biden Orders US Troops Back To War-Torn Somalia, Reversing Trump Withdrawal White House officials have announced that President Biden will reverse Trump's Somalia withdrawal of US forces as the fight with al-Shabaab Islamic militants heats up. This includes talk of a return to a policy of indefinite "boots on the ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 03:25:00

Biden Reestablishes US Troop Presence Inside Somalia

President Joe Biden has ordered the reestablishment of a US troop presence in Somalia to help local authorities combat the Al-Shabaab militant group, a senior American official told reporters Monday. The move reverses an order from Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, who in late 2020 pulled nearly all US forces from ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 03:24:18

Biden Administration Lifting Some Trump-Era Restrictions on Cuba

The changes include an expansion of flights to the country and the restarting of a family reunification program.
David E. Sanger / NY Times   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 01:59:43

Ex-British Spy Confirms Putin Is 'Seriously Ill', But Disease Won't Stop Ukraine Attacks

A former British spy who wrote a discredited dossier on former President Donald Trump has confirmed reports about Russian leader Vladimir Putin's health but added that it will unlikely lead to the end of the war. Speaking with Sky News on Sunday, Christopher Steele said his sources had told him ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 01:34:39

Kathy Barnette Is the Trumpiest Candidate Who Wasn't Endorsed by Trump

A few weeks ago, before Kathy Barnette became a true contender to win the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, Jackie Kulback, the GOP party chair in Cambria County, had a quick question for the candidate. "I said, 'Hey, Kathy, somebody's here and asking me where you went to college," Kulback says. ...
Charlotte Alter / Time   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 01:22:00

Biden Administration Eases Trump-Era Cuba Restrictions

The Biden Administration will add flights from the United States to Cuba, let U.S. residents send more money to Cubans and restore a program designed to help Cuban relatives of U.S. citizens dodge the wait for a visa, the State Department said Monday, part of a rollback of Trump-era restrictions ...
Kalie Drago, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 00:40:04

Donald Trump Is Back On Twitter

The former president is posting his Truth Social messages on Twitter, even though he's supposed to be permanently banned.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 00:34:03

US Announces Easing Visa, Family Remittance Restrictions For Cuba

The United States said Monday it is easing restrictions imposed during former president Donald Trump's administration on travel to Cuba and on the sending of family remittances between the United States and the communist island. "The Cuban people are confronting an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and our policy will continue to ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 00:32:37

McConnell Takes On Isolationist Wing of G.O.P. in Fight for Ukraine Aid

The top Senate Republican has been working to tamp down on the strain in his party, his latest proxy battle against President Donald J. Trump's America First policy.
Catie Edmondson / NY Times   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 00:31:01

US agrees to ease Trump-era sanctions on Cuba

Under the new rules more travel will be permitted to the island and visa processing will speed-up.
BBC   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 00:22:59

US eases Cuba policy to allow more travel and remittances

Biden administration softens some aspects of Trump's hardline approach to the island's communist government
FT   |   Tue, 17 May 2022 00:21:28

White House To Loosen Some Cuba Restrictions

Former President Donald Trump had increased sanctions against Cuba, including the cancellation of permits to send remittances.
Huffington Post   |   Mon, 16 May 2022 23:31:13

GOP 'Chaos' in Pennsylvania Threatens to Upend Midterms

"To a degree surpassing any other contest in the 2022 midterms so far, Donald Trump has poured his personal prestige into Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary race, which is going through [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Mon, 16 May 2022 23:27:58