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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

The nation’s fattest president loved steaks for breakfast. Then he went on a diet.

One of the most entertaining White House memoirs in history was written not by a president, but by a maid.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

CNN’s Acosta back at White House after judge’s ruling

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

White House claims right to exclude ‘grandstanding’ Acosta

President Donald Trump’s administration contends it has “broad discretion” to regulate press access to the White House as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over …


CNN sues White House to regain access for reporter Jim Acosta

CNN sued the Trump administration on behalf of reporter Jim Acosta on Tuesday, asking a court to restore Acosta’s White House press pass after President Donald Trump suspended it last …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican …


Dishing up politics: Collection brings china from the White House to your house

You can’t buy the official White House china patterns that presidential families use to entertain. But a new line of glass decoupage plates by designer John Derian and artist Katharine …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Saudi crown prince disparaged slain journalist in call with White House

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist days after his disappearance in a phone call with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner …


Some Sessions allies hope White House allows graceful exit

Sensing that Jeff Sessions’ days at the Justice Department may be numbered, some of his supporters want the White House to allow for a graceful exit for an attorney general …


Melania Trump hosts students for movie at the White House

First lady Melania Trump invited sixth graders to the White House on Tuesday to watch a movie about kindness as part of her anti-bullying campaign – even as her office …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service – a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space” – President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Video: Kanye’s free-style riffs dominate Oval Office

Declaring that his red “MAGA” hat makes him “feel like Superman,” rapper Kanye West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance

The White House delayed until at least Thursday a decision on the fate of Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation, following chaotic hours of breathless and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Trump administration to detain families longer despite court

The White Houseon Thursday moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government …


Trump: White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

White House counsel Don McGahn, who has maintained a front row seat in the Trump administration’s controversies and accomplishments, will be departing in the fall after the expected Senate confirmation …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Under pressure, Trump re-lowers White House flag for McCain

Flags at the White House were back at full-staff Monday, even as objections mounted and Senate leaders of both parties formally requested that American flags at government buildings stay at …


Source: It’s not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency, says a White House official called to talk about a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media …


Trump’s summer: Don’t call it a vacation

President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don’t call it “vacation.”


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

In book, Omarosa says Trump is a bigot, behaved ‘like a dog’

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using racial slurs and that she saw him behaving “like …


Some Kavanaugh documents from Bush White House made public

The first documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time in George W. Bush’s White House were released Thursday as the Senate begins to review the judge’s unusually lengthy public …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Broadway performers plan protest outside the White House

Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals plan to serenade President Donald Trump on Monday – but from outside the White House in protest.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Black man accuses Sean Spicer of hurling racial slur at him

A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a …


Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments

In a quest to shrink national monuments last year, senior Interior Department officials dismissed evidence that these public lands boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries, according to documents the department …


Rathdrum company part of White House event

Rathdrum stove manufacturer gets an invitation to the White House’s Made In America Product Showcase.


Trump White House sets turnover records

President Donald Trump has seen staff turnover in excess of 37 percent over the calendar year ending June 30, an AP analysis of White House filings shows.


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she was asked to leave Virginia restaurant

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience …


Sanders hits back at report she’s planning to leave White House

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter to hit back at a CBS News report that said she’s preparing to leave her position by the end of …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 1:25 p.m.

Formal invitations mistaken for spam

All 132 county commissioners and 105 state legislators in Idaho recently received email invitations to visit the White House and meet with senior Trump administration officials. Despite some initial skepticism, …


Reporters thought this video was North Korea propaganda. It came from the White House.

Reporters crowded into a Singapore auditorium Tuesday, expecting President Donald Trump to walk out and announce the results of his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Suddenly, …


Trump not inviting NBA champions to White House

Whichever team wins the NBA championship, President Donald Trump says he won’t be inviting them to the White House.