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December 9, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
There may only be two candidates, but plans for a debate moderated by Donald Trump are "moving full steam ahead," the organizers said Friday. Only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum accepted the invitation from conservative media group Newsmax to attend the Dec. 27 forum in Iowa, broadcast on Ion Television. Some other candidates, in declining, cited the possibility that Trump might make a third-party run for president, an option Trump said Friday he's not prepared to give up. Asked by Fox Business Network's Don Imus on Friday whether he might back out of his role managing the Q&A, Trump said: "I'll have to see. " "They want me to drop my status as a person to run as an independent.
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SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
When Donald Trump announced a couple of weeks ago he wanted to buy the Buffalo Bills, many dismissed it as a typical publicity ploy by The Donald. Not true, he says. "I'm going to give it a heavy shot," Trump told the Buffalo News on Monday. "I would love to do it, and if I can do it, I'm keeping it in Buffalo. I live in New York, and it's easier for me to go to Buffalo than any other place. " Trump says the only thing that could get in his way is for someone to come in with an overpriced bid. "I have a track record that's pretty much unparalleled," Trump said, "but that doesn't mean that I pay stupid prices.
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NEWS
April 20, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Sarah Palin frequently complains that the media treats her unfairly. But this time, she's sticking up for -- you guessed it -- Donald Trump. Appearing Tuesday evening on Sean Hannity's program on Fox News, Palin said the press is "hammering" him on the Obama birth-certificate issue. "He's merely answering reporters' questions about his view on the birth certificate and then reporters turn that around and saying that's all he's got," the former Alaska governor said.  "Donald Trump is running on the issue, bottom line, that President Obama is so far over his head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
NATIONAL HARBOR. Md. -- So what were Republican presidential hopefuls telling conservatives Thursday on opening day of the annual CPAC conference? Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: Washington sucks. Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan: Democrats suck. Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: Everyone but governors sucks. Yes, I paraphrase, but that was pretty much the takeaway from a fairly tamped down beginning to the American Conservative Union's annual three-day ideology fest.
NEWS
May 16, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
When many suspected Donald Trump's talk of a presidential run was nothing but self-serving bluster, the Iowa Republican Party's announcement that he was headlining their annual Lincoln Dinner fundraising offered the best evidence to date that he was actually taking it seriously. Now that Trump has taken himself out of contention, Iowa Republicans can't help but feel left at the altar. "While our invitation to Mr. Trump never hinged on a potential Trump candidacy, Iowans responded enthusiastically and with great interest in his appearance," Iowa GOP spokesman Casey Mills said in a statement Monday afternoon.
NEWS
October 5, 2010 | By Michael Muskal
Guess what television star is floating a political trial balloon (certainly inflated a bit with his own hot air), looking ahead to the 2012 presidential elections? If you said Donald Trump, you win. The cable airwaves have been chock-a-block with appearances by Trump, the reality television star, real estate developer, celebrity, beauty pageant mogul and self-promoter. He has even injected himself into the recent dispute over a Muslim community center and mosque near the former World Trade Center, destroyed on Sept.
NEWS
May 5, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
American commandos eliminated Osama bin Laden this week. Did they also liquidate Donald Trump's presidential run? A week ago, Trump was riding high. President Obama had been forced to go on television to confirm for the world what most of it already knew: that he had been born in the United States. True to his nature, Trump claimed credit -- and immediately embarked on a tour of New Hampshire in what seemed like a victory lap, as he talked incessantly about running for president. But there's an old axiom in Washington: The more time the media -- and everyone else -- become consumed by silliness by, as Obama might put it, "sideshows and carnival barkers," the more likely something serious will come along to wipe the whole business away.
NEWS
October 17, 2011 | By Seema Mehta
Donald Trump, who flirted with a presidential run earlier this year, headlined a telephone town hall with GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Monday, his first public appearance with a candidate in the 2012 race. The town hall was marked by Bachmann's deference to the New York City real estate mogul. She called him “Mr. Trump,” he called her “Michele.” When participants asked questions, Trump routinely answered first and Bachmann played clean-up. The Minnesota congresswoman lavished praise on Trump.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By James Rainey
Donald Trump released his much-heralded “October Surprise” on Wednesday and the only surprise turned out to be how the reality TV star and business magnate continues to find new ways to embellish his special brand of media-centric depravity. Since Monday, the cartoonish personality had claimed he had news that could change the course of the presidential election between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Instead, it inspired widespread mockery, as Trump merely rehashed tired old insinuations about President Obama's national origin and college credentials.
NEWS
April 19, 2011 | By James Oliphant
It’s official. For the moment, at least, Donald Trump has hijacked the Republican presidential race. How do we know that? He told us Tuesday, dismissing the criticism that he’s inconsequential, that’s he’s a “joke candidate.”  “So inconsequential that I’m leading in every poll?” he bragged to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie. The Trump Presidential Reality Tour stopped at both "Good Morning America" and the "Today" show Tuesday morning, with its principal sounding more and more like he’s ready to jump in. Both Guthrie and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pressed Trump on the Obama “birther” issue, at times almost pleading with him to stop for the sake of Americans everywhere.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By Michael A. Memoli
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Chris Christie's political troubles have the makings of a “disaster,” Donald Trump warned an important political audience Tuesday. The supremely self-confident real estate mogul, visiting the state that hosts the nation's first presidential primary, said he had a hard time understanding the logic behind an effort apparently orchestrated by the New Jersey governor's advisors to tie up traffic in Fort Lee. The scandal, now the subject of an investigation by the Democratic-controlled New Jersey Legislature, could dog the potential Republican presidential hopeful for some time to come, Trump said.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
In case you're wondering why real estate mogul Donald Trump called New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman a political hack and why he's going on a tirade on Twitter , let's recap, shall we? The drama began unfolding Saturday when Schneiderman sued  Trump,  alleging that consumers who attended his school, the Trump Entrepreneur Institute, formerly known as Trump University, were bilked out of thousands for sham courses. The lawsuit says that the Trump Entrepreneur Institute, which operated from 2005 to 2011, was an unlicensed education institute that promised to teach students Trump's real estate investment techniques.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
These days, if you're a celebrity who wants $1 million to make a movie, you can just ask your fans. And Donald Trump.   Following Zach Braff, James Franco and a long list of other showbiz types, comedian Adam Carolla is trying to crowdfund his next movie, titled "Road Hard. "  Carolla, whose last movie, "The Hammer," came out in 2007, has started a fundraising campaign on FundAnything, the Kickstarter and Indiegogo competitor that boasts Trump as a partner and spokesman.  The plot - as Carolla described it at a news conference at the ACME Comedy Theater in Los Angeles, recorded for his podcast - follows a former stand-up comic and sitcom star who, after losing his show and his wife, takes up touring again.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Against all odds, David emerged victorious over a giant ... named Donald Trump?  "The Bible," History's 10-part epic produced by Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey, converted 10.8 million total viewers for chapters three and four on Sunday, covering the stories of King David, Samson and other characters. That was down 17% from last week's record-shattering premiere, but it was still an impressive number for a scripted miniseries on basic cable. "The Bible" also easily outdrew NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," the reality competition overseen by Trump, which scored just 5 million from 9 to 11 p.m. Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Any time he pays a visit to late night TV, Bill Maher can be counted on to court a little controversy.  True to form, Tuesday on “Conan” he managed to weigh in on virtually every hot-button issue of the day, including Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, gay marriage, the drug wars, gun control and, of course, Donald Trump's genetic origins. Apparently unfamiliar with the concept of “satire,” Trump is currently suing Maher for not following through on a promise to pay him $5 million if he could prove that he is not the love child of an orangutan.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times
Penn Jillette isn't one to shy from controversy. In his new book, "Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday," the highly opinionated, talkative half of the long-running magic duo Penn & Teller takes on atheism, racism and the plight of the underclass. But perhaps his most shocking personal view is about Donald Trump. Jillette likes him, mostly for the real estate mogul's determination to be himself. "It's an important part of our culture," Jillette said over a cup of hot tea in West Hollywood one recent afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1990
It's rumored that Donald Trump wrote a check so large that the bank bounced. LEW JONCICH Palm Springs
NATIONAL
December 28, 2012 | By David Horsey
Seated inside a cavernous auditorium in Charleston, S.C., just days before that state's presidential primary in January, I was feeling downright gleeful. Spread out before me was a vast, gaudy, multi-screen, red-white-and-blue stage set worthy of “American Idol.” A CNN producer was warming up a big crowd of well-dressed Republicans, coaching them about when to cheer, when to laugh and when to shut up as if they were rubes in a “Tonight Show” studio audience. Within moments, the candidates for the Republican nomination would be trooped out, one by one - each introduced as if he were in the starting lineup of the Lakers.
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