Stories tagged: white house
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017, 9:44 A.M.
Secret Service examines suspicious package near White House
The Secret Service says they have taken a man into custody who was carrying a package near the White House after he made suspicious comments to an officer.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 3:28 P.M.
Kushner to lead overhaul initiative
President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises – such as reforming …
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 4:34 P.M.
Officials: Everett woman accused of jumping White House fence tries again, at Treasury
The Secret Service said a woman who got tangled up by her shoelaces after trying to jump the White House fence last week has been arrested again after a similar …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 10:40 P.M.
Two months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other
The first cocktail party at Barack Obama’s new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of …
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 9:49 P.M.
White House aide Boris Epshteyn expected to leave communications post
Boris Epshteyn, a onetime surrogate for President Donald Trump who became a White House aide, is expected to depart from his post.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 5:15 P.M.
Officials: White House fence jumper caught by shoelaces
The U.S. Secret Service said a woman who tried to climb over the White House fence was found dangling from it by her shoelaces.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 7:13 P.M.
Spicer: Secret Service stops attempted White House intrusion
The White House said Saturday that an individual was apprehended after jumping a low metal barrier just outside the White House fence, a week after an intrusion raised questions about …
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 11:56 P.M.
White House tries to salvage GOP health care proposal as criticism mounts
The White House launched an intensive effort Tuesday to salvage support for the Republican plan to revise the Affordable Care Act, even as a growing number of lawmakers weighed in …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 11:43 P.M.
Trump paid $38 million in income taxes in 2005, the White House says
President Donald Trump paid $38 million in federal income taxes in 2005 on an income of $150 million, according to a partial tax return released Tuesday by MSNBC host Rachel …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 8:17 P.M.
Trump praises arrest of ‘troubled person’ at White House
President Donald Trump said Saturday that the U.S. Secret Service did a “fantastic job” apprehending a “troubled person” who got onto the White House grounds after climbing a fence on …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 9:59 P.M.
Trump transition, but not Trump, knew Flynn might register as foreign agent, White House says
President Donald Trump was not aware that former national security adviser Michael Flynn previously acted as an agent of the Turkish government, the White House said Friday while sidestepping questions …
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017, 10:56 P.M.
White House: Trump unaware of Flynn’s foreign agent work
President Donald Trump was not aware that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had worked to further the interests of the government of Turkey before appointing him, the White …
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 12:20 P.M.
Trump welcomes first wave of White House tourists
A jovial Donald Trump greeted the first wave of tourists to the White House since his inauguration Tuesday. Hillary Clinton was there, too – at least in spirit.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 3:06 P.M.
Analysis: Four claims the Trump White House made about its travel ban that now look silly
President Donald Trump on Monday took his second crack at a travel ban executive order. He signed a scaled-back version of the previous executive order, which was halted by the …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 9:44 P.M.
Trump seeks Congress’ help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it
President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election. Obama’s …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 4:07 P.M.
Tom Hanks keeps buying new coffee machines for the White House press gallery
If the White House is at war with the news media, it looks as though the fourth estate has an A-list ally in the fight: Actor Tom Hanks, who delivered …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Foreign policy battle at White House
There are glaring the glaring contradictions between the uber-nationalist views of President Trump and those of the foreign policy team he’s appointed.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 11:17 P.M.
AP sources: White House to propose slashing agency budgets
WASHINGTON – The White House is moving to propose slashing cuts to longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 7:48 A.M.
Commentary: Skipping White House celebrations is disrespectful
I am embarrassed to admit I am not a political person and don’t pay much attention to political issues. But I want to make that clear at the top. Maybe …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 7 A.M.
Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric runs into obstacles – including Trump
The Trump administration’s attempts to translate the president’s hardline campaign rhetoric on immigration into reality have run into two major roadblocks: the complexity of reshaping a sprawling immigration system and …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 7:40 P.M.
Melania Trump says she’ll keep predecessor’s produce garden
Michelle Obama’s garden can keep churning out vegetables at the White House. That’s the official word from the Trump White House. First lady Melania Trump says through a spokeswoman that …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 5:15 A.M.
Media critic to speak at University of Idaho says ‘send the interns’ to cover Trump
Here’s a thought from a prominent media critic: Major news organizations shouldn’t waste “talent and prestige” by sending their best reporters to cover Donald Trump’s White House. Instead, Jay Rosen …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Former Bush press secretary says Trump should not be ‘misunderestimated’
A former White House press secretary under George W. Bush has some advice for Donald Trump’s communications office: Focus on policy, and salvage whatever credibility is left to salvage.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 4:08 P.M.
White House clarifies, again, travel order rules for legal residents
Legal permanent U.S. residents from seven countries whose citizens are covered by a three-month American travel ban won’t need special permission to come back to the United States after all, …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 9:21 P.M.
White House: No Americans will be targeted in terror strikes
The White House said Tuesday that no American citizen “will ever be targeted” in raids against terror suspects, a blanket statement that appeared to signal a break from the Obama …
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 1:09 P.M.
White House website no longer available in Spanish
President Donald Trump, who chided his opponents during the campaign for speaking Spanish, has made a tangible change to the White House website to eliminate bilingual access.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 10:39 P.M.
Teary farewells as President Obama aides pack up, make way for Trump
There’s a mass exodus underway this week at the White House, as Obama and his staff pack up their offices and turn in their BlackBerrys.
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017
Ed Rogers: Trump’s Cabinet picks reassuring
Where Trump is brash and says what immediately comes to his mind, Sessions, Tillerson and Mattis are poised and careful in choosing their words.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
DC police: Knife-wielding man shot by officer dies
District of Columbia police say a man shot by an officer when he ignored commands to drop a knife has died.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 8:38 A.M.
Trump selects Conway for White House counselor position
President-elect Donald Trump has named close adviser Kellyanne Conway as his White House counselor, elevating the woman who led his campaign to victory to a senior West Wing position.