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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

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, 8:03 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

Jimmy Carter claims Russia won Trump the White House

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is president only because of Russian interference.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe stands by statement about not going to White House

Megan Rapinoe said Thursday that she stands by previous comments that she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women’s World Cup.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

House panel backs subpoena for White House counselor Conway

The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved a subpoena to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

President Donald Trump calls out Megan Rapinoe for comments about White House visit

President Donald Trump called out U.S. women’s national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a video surfaced on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn’t going …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

First lady’s spokeswoman to be White House press secretary

Melania Trump announced Tuesday that her longtime spokesman and confidante will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary.


White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

The White House has unveiled the economic portion of its much-anticipated “deal of the century” peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Trump says Sarah Sanders to leave White House at end of June

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the month.


House committee subpoenas Flynn, Gates in Russia probe

The House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its investigation into Russian interference in …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Federal agency recommends White House aide Conway be fired

Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway, for repeatedly violating a law that limits …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

The Trump administration is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue, overriding the advice of scientists who say it has led to life-saving medical advances and …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

White House orders Hope Hicks, former aide to defy subpoena

The White House is again directing former employees not to cooperate with a congressional investigation, this time instructing former aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson not to provide documents to …


Trump says top White House economist Kevin Hassett leaving

President Donald Trump says the White House’s top economist is leaving soon.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

McGahn defies subpoena for testimony, faces contempt vote

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

Trump tells ex-counsel McGahn: Defy subpoena, don’t testify

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran

Congressional leaders are receiving a classified briefing on Iran as members of both parties demand more information on the White House’s claims of rising threats in the Middle East.


White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think “political bias” has led to their posts being removed from social media sites …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Against backdrop of controversy, Red Sox honored by Trump

President Donald Trump honored the World Series champion Boston Red Sox – well, some of them – at the White House on Thursday, but made no mention of the controversy …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

House panel votes Barr in contempt, escalating Trump dispute

The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Ex-Trump aide John Kelly on board of company that detains migrant kids

Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has joined the board of the conglomerate that operates the largest facility for migrant children in the country.


Trump confident US-Japan trade deal can be reached ‘quickly’

President Donald Trump is expressing confidence that a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Japan can be reached quickly, despite differences over tariffs, as he welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Mnuchin puts off decision on providing Trump tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the department hasn’t decided whether to comply with a demand by a key House Democrat to deliver President Donald Trump’s tax returns and won’t meet …


White House lawyers consulted Treasury on Trump’s tax returns, Mnuchin says

ATTN: National editors; one video. Updates Mnuchin’s comments; adds reaction. Damian Paletta


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 …