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Salvadoran woman marks 1 year in sanctuary near White House

Yoga. Meditation. English. These are some of the skills Rosa Gutierrez Lopez has learned since Dec. 10, 2018, when she became the first unauthorized immigrant to get refuge inside a …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

President Trump notched his


As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also powerful sentiment against him from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms …


Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

House impeachment report coming ahead of landmark hearing

The House is plunging into a landmark impeachment week, with Democrats who once hoped to sway Republicans now facing the prospect of an ever-hardening partisan split over the historic question …


Melania Trump encourages students to avoid misusing drugs

Melania Trump on Tuesday urged students at a youth summit to avoid misusing drugs, saying that would make it harder for them to achieve.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Brief evacuation at Capitol over small plane

The U.S. Capitol and its office buildings were briefly evacuated Tuesday amid concerns about a small aircraft in the area. Officials say the plane violated airspace rules in the restricted …


Federal judge: McGahn must comply with House subpoena

A federal judge has ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback to President Donald Trump’s effort to keep his top aides from testifying.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Conan the dog gets hero’s welcome at White House after raid

A U.S. military dog that played a starring role in the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seemed oblivious to the praise that President Donald Trump heaped …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Trump summons Powell to discuss rates amid WH attacks on Fed

President Donald Trump summoned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to the White House on Monday to discuss the economy and interest rates – issues on which Trump has repeatedly attacked …


White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the …


White House: Trump undergoes exam at Walter Reed

BETHESDA, Md. – President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part …


Mulvaney won’t sue over impeachment, declines to cooperate

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump’s directions …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Mulvaney stands up Democrats in impeachment probe

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has stood up Democrats in their impeachment inquiry, skipping his 9 a.m. deposition as Democrats wrap up closed-door interviews and move into …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Bolton willing to defy White House and testify in impeachment inquiry if court clears the way, sources say

Former national security adviser John Bolton is willing to defy the White House and testify in the House impeachment inquiry about his alarm at the Ukraine pressure campaign if a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment

The Trump administration has unveiled a website aimed at helping millions of Americans with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment options.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

White House: Ukraine aid held up partly over election probe

The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the …


White House and Democrats clash over rules for impeachment

The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” – but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it …


Constitutional collision: WH vows no cooperation in probe

If there was any doubt: White House tells Congress there will be no cooperation in impeachment probe


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Impeachment probe reaches into White House with new subpoena

For the first time, the impeachment inquiry reached directly into the White House on Friday as Democrats subpoenaed officials about contacts with Ukraine and President Donald Trump signaled his administration …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Mouse falls from ceiling at White House, lands in lap of former KHQ reporter

Reporters got a surprise Tuesday when a mouse fell from the ceiling at the White House. The rodent fell onto the lap of NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Subpoenas mark first concrete steps for Trump impeachment

The White House on Friday confirmed a key detail in the intelligence whistleblower’s complaint alleging that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Study: 78% of top Trump White House jobs have turned over at least once

Seventy-eight percent of the most influential jobs in President Donald Trump’s White House have turned over during his tenure, a figure higher than those for the entire first terms of …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden’s son

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Rose Garden setting for Trump’s second state dinner

It’ll be an al fresco Rose Garden soiree for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the White House throws its first state dinner in more than a year.


Gun legislation stalls as congressional leaders trade barbs

Congress appears no closer to approving legislation to curb gun violence as President Donald Trump wavers.


Judiciary panel subpoenas former White House aide Rob Porter

The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House staff secretary Rob Porter as part of its investigation into President Donald Trump’s conduct in office and whether he should be …


White House fence project obscures tourists’ view

A yearslong, $64 million project to install a taller fence around the White House has begun and is obscuring prime views of the executive mansion.


Rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basement

A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House’s, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region.


Pence abruptly cancels New Hampshire trip

Vice President Mike Pence has abruptly canceled a planned trip to New Hampshire, but the White House and his office refuse to say why.