Tag Archives: White House

White House Flag Back At Full-Staff Despite Tradition Calling For Half-Staff Until Burial For Sitting Senators

The Daily Beast reports: The flag at the White House was raised back to full-staff Monday morning, just hours after it had been briefly lowered to recognize the death of John McCain. The move breaks with a tradition that has normally seen sitting senators who die in office have flags lowered until burial — as well as the extraordinarily public …

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Trump Spiked WH Statement Calling McCain A “Hero”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism and life of Sen. John McCain, telling senior aides he preferred to issue a tweet before posting one Saturday night that did not include any kind words for the late Arizona Republican. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and other White …

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White House: No Comment On Ailing John McCain

The Washington Post reports: It got off to a bad start, and President Trump’s venomous relationship with Sen. John McCain probably won’t end well either. The president was reportedly disinvited to McCain’s funeral months ago, after McCain’s battle with brain cancer took a turn for the worse, and now the veteran Arizona Republican senator has decided to discontinue medical treatment. …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Today’s briefing will be a special kind of entertainment: The White House has added a press briefing at 2:15 p.m. ET to the schedule. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will brief reporters a day after President Trump’s former campaign chairman was found guilty on eight counts in his criminal trial, and Trump’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to eight felony counts.

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Larry Kudlow Hosted White Nationalist At His Home

The Washington Post reports: The publisher of a website that serves as a platform for white nationalism was a guest last weekend at the home of President Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow. Peter Brimelow attended the gathering, a birthday bash for Kudlow, one day after a White House speechwriter was dismissed in the wake of revelations that he had …

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BREAKING: Manafort Found Guilty On Eight Counts

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday was found guilty of eight criminal counts, including five counts of tax fraud. In a note to U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis, the jurors said they had not reached a consensus on the 10 remaining counts in the bank fraud and tax crimes trial. Manafort, 69, faces …

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BREAKING: Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Prosecutors

Axios reports: President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has reached a plea deal on with federal prosecutors in New York, per ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. The big question: It’s still unknown whether Cohen’s deal means he’ll be cooperating with federal investigators, including those in the Mueller investigation. USA Today reports: The reported deal comes after reports that federal investigators …

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Randy Rainbow Takes On Omarosa! [VIDEO]

Viral YouTube comedian Randy Rainbow is back today, this time taking on Omarosa to the tune of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 classic, Oklahoma! As always, I won’t give away any of the jokes, but as you’d expect there are many riffs on the secret tapes. Watch until the end.

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Poll: Majority Say Trump Doesn’t Hire The Best People

Politico reports: President Donald Trump repeatedly said during the 2016 election that he would “hire the best people” for his administration, but a new poll Monday shows that most Americans don’t think he delivered on that promise. The new Monmouth University Poll found that only 30 percent of respondents believe that Trump has hired the “best people,” with 58 percent …

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Melania’s First Official Solo Trip Will Be To Africa

CBS News reports: First Lady Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing with a trip through several African countries in October, CBS News has confirmed. The first lady first told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she’s looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent face, as well as …

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Trump Invites Hispanic Border Patrol Agent To White House Event Podium: “Speaks Perfect English!” [VIDEO]

At a White House ceremony to honor border agents, our totally not racist Glorious Leader invited a Hispanic officer to the podium, saying, “Come here, you’re not nervous, right? Speaks perfect English!” Earlier in the presentation, Trump claimed that ICE is “liberating” Long Island town from MS-13. “We’re going to do very well in the midterms, and this is one …

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Omarosa: I Believe Trump Wants To Start A Race War

The Hill reports: Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Sunday said President Trump is “disingenuous” in his efforts to help the African-American community, and accused the president of wanting to start a race war. “We have a lot to lose right now,” Manigault Newman said on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” referencing Trump’s appeal to African-American voters during the 2016 …

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BOMBSHELL: White House Counsel Don McGahn Has “Cooperated Extensively” With Robert Mueller’s Team

The New York Times reports: The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, including some that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, according to a dozen current and former White House officials and …

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REPORT: Trump Tried To Quash The #BeBest Campaign

The New York Times last night published a lengthy profile of Melania’s relatively solitary life in the East Wing. Most notable, perhaps, is the revelation that her husband tried to quash her #BeBest campaign: The president suggested that Mrs. Trump choose a different topic to avoid questions about how the wife of a notorious Twitter bully could lead a campaign …

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White House Plots Using Obscure Budget Rule To Strip Billions In UN Funding Without Congressional Approval

Politico reports: The White House budget office believes it has found a way to cancel about $3 billion in foreign aid even if it is never approved by Congress, according to a Republican aide familiar with the plan. Using an obscure budget rule, administration officials are planning to freeze billions of dollars in the State Department’s international assistance budget — …

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REPORT: Omarosa May Have 200 More Tapes

The New York Times reports: The tapes of Ms. Manigault Newman’s private conversations with Mr. Trump and other officials connected to him have rattled the White House in a way that few things other than the special counsel investigation into possible campaign collusion with Russia have. Mr. Trump’s aides have been concerned that they will make appearances on other tapes, …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News provides likely topics: Omarosa: On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted to providing an incorrect figure regarding the number of jobs created for African Americans during the Trump era vs. the Obama era. The error came as Sanders was defending President Trump’s derogatory comments on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. Lewandowski: Former Trump …

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White House: Sorry Not Sorry For Fake Job Numbers

The Washington Post reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologized late Tuesday for wrongly stating that President Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as President Barack Obama did. At a news conference Tuesday, Sanders said Obama created 195,000 jobs for African Americans during his eight years in office. “When President Obama left after …

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WH Staffers “Terrified” About Omarosa’s Next Move

Politico reports: A daily trickle of revealing internal conversations between staffers. Growing anxiety about what one might have once said. No sense of how long it will go on. Omarosa Manigault Newman’s slow release of secretly taped conversations from inside the Trump campaign and White House is having the same effect on staffers as the daily dumps from WikiLeaks had …

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Trump Tried To Ban Aides From Writing Tell-All Books

Politico reports: Long before Omarosa Manigault Newman lodged explosive claims against her former boss, President Donald Trump’s White House foresaw the potential problems with ex-staffers’ tell-all books. Embedded in the White House’s two-page non-disclosure agreement was a seemingly innocuous clause that prohibited top aides from disclosing confidential information in any form including books, without the express permission of the president, …

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