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UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:52 a.m.

White House: Islamic State territory in Syria eliminated

All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been “100 percent” eliminated, the White House announced Friday, though officials said sporadic fighting continues on the ground between coalition forces and the …


White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing

The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college.


Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb calls Mueller an ‘American hero’ and ‘class act’

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb said in a new podcast that he considers special counsel Robert Mueller to be “an American hero” and “a class act” and does not …


Trump likes ‘actings,’ experts say permanent staff is better

President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to mind an outsize number of “acting” officials in the Cabinet, but government experts say it’s important to install permanent people to maintain stability.


White House fires opening salvo in budget skirmish

The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget …


White House to select federal scientists to reassess government climate findings, sources say

The White House plans to create an ad hoc group of select federal scientists to reassess the government’s analysis of climate science and counter its conclusions that the continued burning …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

White House looking into Labor Secretary Acosta’s role in sex abuse plea deal

The White House says it’s “looking into” Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a secret plea deal with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.


White House says U.S. will keep 200 troops in Syria

The White House says the U.S. is keeping 200 American troops in Syria for now as part of a small peacekeeping force.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

White House pushed Saudi nuclear power plan, report says

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8 p.m.

In Oakland speech, Kamala Harris launches White House bid with scathing assault on Trump

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland’s city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House on Sunday, presenting herself as the leader who can best unite …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

Trump claims grocery stores, banks will give furloughed workers a break during shutdown

President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that grocery stores and banks will give a break to the 800,000 federal workers who are without pay due to the partial government shutdown.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

CNN’s Jim Acosta writing book on Trump White House

Jim Acosta has some follow-up comments on the Trump administration. The CNN Chief White House Correspondent, who has frequently clashed with President Donald Trump and members of his administration, has …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Eyeing 2020, Jay Inslee pitches himself as climate candidate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee introduced himself by first name to one college student after another this week as he toured the state that’s home to the nation’s first presidential primary. …


Trump says he directed Sarah Sanders ‘not to bother’ with White House news briefings

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he directed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders “not to bother” with press briefings because he believes that reporters are rude to her and …


FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with antitank rocket

A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket, guns and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said.


Kirsten Gillibrand takes major step toward White House run

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took a major step toward announcing a 2020 presidential bid Tuesday, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems – ‘Bye-bye’

President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday – “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted soon after – as efforts to end the 19-day partial government …


White House rules it can issue tax refunds during shutdown, plans to bring back some IRS employees

The Internal Revenue Service plans to pay tax refunds in the coming weeks, administration officials say, after the White House decided Monday it was legally permissible to process tax returns …


Trump tweets he’s alone at White House waiting for Dems deal

President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall …


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.