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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.


Trump dangles White House visit for North Korea’s Kim if summit goes well

The United States hopes to one day normalize relations with North Korea, President Trump said Thursday, adding that he would invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United …


Malcolm Jenkins chooses handwritten signs instead of spoken words to convey message after cancellation of Eagles’ visit to White House

Malcolm Jenkins, perhaps the most outspoken player on the Eagles, chose not to speak on Wednesday. Instead, Jenkins responded to questions about the Eagles’ rescinded White House invitation by holding …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Aide dismissive of McCain departs White House

A West Wing aide who was dismissive of gravely ill Sen. John McCain during a closed-door meeting last month has left the White House.


There’s a growing sinkhole on the White House lawn

For all the concern over leaks at the White House, a more pressing problem might be the sinkhole on the North Lawn that appears to be growing by the day.


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 12:36 p.m.

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure.


Researching medical marijuana for veterans faces more White House hurdles

As scientists try to research the medical benefits of marijuana, a simple problem has emerged: How do you research marijuana if no one can produce it under federal law?


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:08 p.m.

Chief of Staff Kelly says Trump is ‘distracted’ by Russia probe

White House chief of staff John Kelly said President Donald Trump is “somewhat embarrassed” by the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But he later clarified …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

WH aide dismissed McCain view, says ‘he’s dying’

A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. John McCain about President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee, saying Thursday at a staff meeting that “it doesn’t matter” because “he’s …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Tech leaders seek more focus on AI at White House summit

Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs.


White House will host Amazon, Facebook, Ford and other major companies for summit on AI

The White House on Thursday plans to convene executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and 34 other major U.S. companies as it seeks to supercharge the deployment of powerful robots, …


Trump backs White House chief, says Kelly ‘doing a fantastic job’

President Donald Trump pushed back Friday against reports of a growing rift between himself and his chief of staff, declaring that John Kelly is “doing a fantastic job” and dismissing …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Michelle Wolf draws laughs, gasps at correspondents’ dinner

White House aides, reporters and other famous-for-Washington types were set to gather without President Donald Trump to toast press freedom.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Trump, Merkel cordial, but no apparent movement on Iran

Facing imminent deadlines, President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel largely papered over their differences on trade and the Iran nuclear accord on Friday, stressing instead ties between the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Memo: VA pick Jackson said to have crashed car while drunk

Dr. Ronny Jackson had a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 6:49 a.m.

Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 4:14 p.m.

Haley’s pushback draws fans, rattles White House

The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

White House adviser apologizes for saying U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley was confused

The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from “momentary confusion” when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions …


Donald Trump hails championship Alabama football team

President Donald Trump is praising the University of Alabama football team for their latest championship season. Trump is hosting Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and the players at the White …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Trump jokes ‘who’s next?’ as tumult engulfs White House

President Donald Trump consumed Thursday morning’s TV headlines with amusement. Reports of tumult in the administration were at a feverish pitch – even on his beloved Fox News – as …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:05 a.m.

Trump flies solo more, is said to want to rely less on staff

His staff hollowing out and his agenda languishing, President Donald Trump is increasingly flying solo.


Fears of ‘brain drain’ hit West Wing amid Trump staff exits

President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House.


Trump-Netanyahu visit comes amid legal distractions for both

There’s much to celebrate but plenty of cause for trepidation, too, as President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet Monday at the White House.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

White House: No exemptions from steel, aluminum tariffs

President Donald Trump’s administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Sunday that the president is not planning on …


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Authorities say man kills himself near White House

Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday.