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February 3, 2012 | By David Horsey
Donald Trump has endorsed Mitt Romney, which proves that two rich guys can spend months insulting each other and still come around to the realization that they share one deep and overriding interest: money. Sharing a stage with Trump on Thursday in Las Vegas, Romney acted like a kid on a visit to Disneyland. “Being in Donald Trump's magnificent hotel and having his endorsement is a delight,” he gushed. Romney's real pleasure may have been having the news of the day not be centered around one of his frequent tone-deaf turns of phrase.
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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.
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NEWS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1990
It's rumored that Donald Trump wrote a check so large that the bank bounced. LEW JONCICH Palm Springs
NEWS
November 14, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Kristen Stewart went with one of this season's biggest red carpet trends for the Los Angeles premiere of "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" on Monday night -- sheer fabric. But while her Zuhad Muhair gown was lovely, it was perhaps too sheer. At least from the rearview, where one sees a lot of, well, rear. I believe this might qualify as a wardrobe malfunction. [Styleite] Channing Tatum has been named People's "sexiest man alive" for 2012. "Magic Mike"might have had something to do with it. [People]
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The folks at History are nothing if not ambitious. Two years ago, In "America: The Story of Us," the basic cable network reduced the history of the United States to a 12-hour miniseries, its lavish and entailed reenactments punctuated by commentary from citizens as diverse as Colin Powell, Michael Douglas and Donald Trump. Now History turns its attention to a wider palette. The entire palette, actually. "Mankind: The Story of All of Us," was created by Nutopia, the production company behind "Story of Us," and uses a similar construct and time frame - 12 hours - in which to review the evolution of human civilization.
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