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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp about the Trump Administration's view on the shutdown. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Subscribe to the NPR politics Podcast. Listen on NPR One · Apple Podcasts · Google Play music · RSS ...
When Stephanopoulos asked why Trump wasn't meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Saturday, Short said the president met with a "bipartisan, bicameral group of members that were to discuss exactly these issues." In politics, a week is a "lifetime ago," Stephanopoulos responded.

the White House released pictures apparently showing President Donald Trump hard at work at his Oval Office desk to resolve the government shutdown. On the anniversary of his inauguration Saturday, Trump spent the day working rather than at a planned celebration with allies and supporters at his ...
the White House public comment line is not accepting calls during the government shutdown, and the voicemail message has been updated to blame this change on Democrats. "Thank you for calling the White House," the message says. "Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today because ...
Shortly after President Donald Trump's inauguration, news sites began reporting that pages for LGBT rights, climate change, and other key issues had been scrubbed from the White House website. This wasn't quite accurate. The Obama White House's entire site had been rolled over to an archived ...

Former Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman might have secretly taped private conversations in the White House out of fear for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, The New York Daily News reported Friday. Sources told the publication that Manigault Newman, whose official last day at the White ...
In the year after he handed the most powerful job in the world to Donald Trump, Obama's foray into post-presidential life has included globe-trotting, book-writing, speech-giving and the unmistakable perks of semiprivate life -- like sleep and nights out with Michelle, his wife and former first lady. And while ...
The idea began as a couple of facebook events posted in the hours after the shock of the 2016 election, spontaneous expressions of the desire to fight the forces that put Trump into the White House. It quickly expanded--though not without some growing pains--to become what Political Scientists estimate ...
But Mulvaney and Short deflected questions about whether Trump and Republicans should share some of the blame if the government shuts down, given Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress. "I have to laugh when people say that, 'Oh, we control the House, the Senate, the ...
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to the White House on Friday to meet with President Donald Trump about a possible deal to avoid a government shutdown. Trump invited the New York Democrat on Friday morning as Congress scrambled to find an agreement ahead of a midnight shutdown ...
In the basement of the Mexican restaurant Anejo TriBeCa last December, with rain pouring down on the streets of Lower Manhattan, Nicolle Wallace was addressing the staff of her new MSNBC show, "Deadline: White House." They had gathered for their first holiday party since the show's debut in May.
In any previous Administration, reports that the resident of the White House had paid off a porn star to be silent about an alleged affair would be a defining--and, probably, Presidency-ending--scandal. With Trump, Stormy Daniels hardly registers at all as a figure, so dense and thick on the ground are the ...
the White House says President Donald Trump supports the House effort to avert a government shutdown and fund a popular children's health insurance program for six years. "The President supports the continuing resolution introduced in the House," White House spokesman Raj Shah says in a ...
One of the Trump Administration's greatest accomplishments in the past year might be its staff members' past and present efforts to project a stable disposition, even as deeply sourced reporting from inside the White House says otherwise. But here, is the president berating his staff in front of press, while ...
U2 have shared the new music video for their song "Get Out of Your Own Way." The stop-motion animation, directed by Israeli graffiti collective Broken Fingaz Crew, depicts the band in addition to shots of Donald Trump in the Oval Office as hooded Klansmen walk the White House grounds. "The video ...
Wikileaks has hit out at the White House as a source of false information following Donald Trump's so-called Fake News Awards. The awards, which were announced on Wednesday evening (and saw Newsweek take a very respectable eight place), singled out The New York Times, ABC and CNN for the ...

"Everyone was wondering who would dominate the White House: Steve Bannon or the Manhattan mafia," Mr. Gingrich told me this week, referring to the Goldman alumni. "It turns out Donald Trump dominated the White House. Surprise! That should have been obvious to anyone who knows anything about ...
women's marches all over the Bay Area Saturday · News · education · Nation · World · politics · Sponsored: Clean Energy CA · Trump's first year in the White House in photos - Photo ...
As lawmakers in the closed-door session probed Bannon's time working for Trump, his attorney got on the phone with the White House counsel's office, relaying questions and asking what Bannon could tell Congress, according to a White House official and a second person familiar with the interview.
A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday on the Trump Administration's bid to toss out a lawsuit alleging that the White House has failed to stop aides to President Donald Trump from using encrypted apps that automatically delete messages soon after they're read. U.S. District Court Judge Christopher ...
Shah said that the President has four priorities coming out of last week's bipartisan meeting on immigration at the White House: a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, increased security at the southern border with a wall, ending "chain migration" and ending the visa lottery system.
... where celebrities and journalists alike claimed he had given a low-ball measurement of the president's weight, giving birth to the "Girther Movement" conspiracy. Others, like CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, claimed the numbers Jackson reported indicated that Trump had heart disease. But Jackson has served in the White House ...
The president has recently begun to temper his own statements about the wall, telling a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House last week that a 2,000-mile structure would not be needed because parts of the border would be impassible. But in telling lawmakers that Mr. Trump ...
the White House's contention: Pretty much everything is off limits until the president says it's not. The argument was laid bare this week during former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's interview with the House Intelligence Committee. As lawmakers in the closed-door session probed Bannon's ...
At some points during Bannon's six hours of closed-door testimony, his attorney took breaks to confer via telephone with the White House counsel's office to clarify what questions could be answered and came back with the same guidance: Bannon could not discuss any activities related to the transition or ...
For nearly an hour Tuesday, Jackson stood in the White House briefing room, answering questions from reporters about President Trump's physical exam, conducted last Friday. His lectern-side manner was both professional and disarming -- the polar opposite of Trump's personal physician, who drew ...
During Richard Nixon's presidency, the cooler heads at the White House tried to ignore his obsession with enemies and schemes of retribution. The yes men, such as (by his own later admission) Chuck Colson, ran with Nixon's instincts -- turning his manias into plans -- to help consolidate their influence.
Trump's FISA flip-flop: The president sent lawmakers into a frenzy when he criticized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act just hours after the White House released a statement voicing its strong support for it. In a tweet, Trump accused the previous administration of using FISA to spy on his campaign during the election.
West Palm Beach, Fla. -- the White House says President Donald Trump has received an "in-depth" briefing on trade with China and its economy. Trump met Saturday in Florida with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says also discussed ongoing talks with ...
"The U.S. government hasn't tested these plans in 30 years," said the senior administration official involved in the White House response. "All the fresh faces sitting around the table in the situation room have little idea what their roles would be in this scenario. The bottom line is that without a principals level ...
A CNN anchor blasted author Michael Wolff on Saturday for "misrepresenting" himself at the outset of his project in order to gain access to the White House, citing emails in which Wolff allegedly promised to "humanize Donald Trump." Wolff, the man behind the new tell-all book Fire and Fury: Inside the ...
It is up to the White House what data, if any, it reveals about Mr Trump's condition. It has a long history of picking and choosing what to reveal about its occupant's health, Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
Today is a sad moment in American history and the history of the White House. For the president of the United States to utter words like this does a total disservice to all of us who are sons and daughters of immigrants which encompasses nearly every American living and working hard in our great land and ...
the White House rejected assertions that Mr. Trump is racist. "This president fights tirelessly for all Americans, regardless of race, religion, gender or background," said Raj Shah, a White House spokesman. "Any suggestion otherwise is simply insulting and belies all the results he's delivered for minorities ...
the White House's conference call with the media before Friday's announcement on the Iran deal apparently went completely off the rails. White House officials reportedly did not know how to enable the "listening only" feature on the call, according to CBS. The conference call informed media that President ...
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg at the White House in Washington, DC on January 10, ... messages were the reason he vaulted past an experienced lineup of rivals to win the 2016 Republican nomination and then the White House.
This week on Freak Out And Carry On, Ron Suskind and Heather Cox Richardson talk with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. They discuss the debate around President Trump's mental fitness, the history of the 25th amendment, and whether or not Oprah should run ...
"The Administration urges the House to reject this amendment and preserve the useful role FISA's Section 702 authority plays in protecting American lives." So. Let's recap: 1. the White House -- via Sanders -- said Wednesday night that they supported the FISA reauthorization. 2. The president tweeted this ...
It's a distortion field because it obscures a key truth of the political moment: that the White House is working steadily and efficiently to turn the president's rhetoric into policy and to advance the goals of the conservative ideological and business interests that backed his candidacy. And it has been effective in ...
Kelly replaced Reince Priebus, the president's former chief of staff. Hope Hicks is the White House's third communications director, following Mike Dubke and the short-lived Anthony Scaramucci. Steve Bannon, who as of Tuesday has departed Breitbart, left as the president's chief strategist over summer.
One of the saddest days in my adult life was watching the Obama family leave the White House. Sure, President Barack Obama didn't end white supremacy or fork out reparations checks like I had hoped he might, but at least he was was cool, funny, played basketball and invited all of my favorite Rappers ...
The meeting Tuesday was an unusually public one at the White House with Trump keeping the press in the room for nearly an hour as he meandered from a variety of topics from earmarks to immigration and proclaimed he was open to signing just about any DACA bill that the Congress sent him.
... policy in the year ahead. "I am thrilled to stand with you today, and for many years to come," President Trump said. "We are witnessing a new era of patriotism, prosperity and pride--and at the forefront of this exciting new chapter is the great American farmer." White House Logo. the White House ...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned Thursday's White House press briefing over to "special guest" President Trump for a few minutes, but there was a catch: He appeared on two TV screens, in a pretaped pep talk for the Republican tax overhaul, thus avoiding any questions. Trump "did avoid some zingers" about his mental ...
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer admitted there was "no question" that he made mistakes during his tenure behind the White House's press-room podium. "There were times where I screwed up," Spicer said during a Thursday interview with S.E. Cupp on HLN. "There's no question about it.".
Jack Breuer, who graduated from Emory University in Atlanta this year, is clearly bucking orders -- personally given by the president -- to give a thumbs-up in the picture that was taken in the White House in November. While the other hundred or so interns smile and follow Trump's command, Breuer, a dentist's son who ...
The last administration's refusal to act ultimately emboldened Iran's tyrannical rulers to crack down on the dissent. The Green Revolution was ruthlessly put down, and the deadly silence on the streets of Iran matched the deafening silence from the White House. To this day, many Iranians blame the United ...
In a statement on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that personal cellphones will no longer be allowed in the West Wing. "The security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump Administration and therefore the use of ...
If you took a break from the news over the holidays, you may have missed some announcements out of the White House. Specifically, rollbacks on certain regulations pertaining to things from oil and gas to migratory birds. James Hohmann, a Washington Post national political correspondent, wrote about ...


 

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