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White House

  1. the kavanaugh hearings
    White House Apparently ‘Will Not Allow’ the FBI to Interview Kavanaugh and FordAccording to a statement from Sen. Feinstein.
  2. trade
    With New NAFTA Deal, Trump Avoids Disaster But Falls Short on Big Trade PromisesCanada has signed on to a deal that shores up and modernizes the existing trade system, but fails to address major issues that animated Trump voters.
  3. Why on Earth Is Trump Making Infomercials From the Rose Garden?Lately, the president has been standing outside and yelling about various things. The reason involves his new communications director, Bill Shine.
  4. Trump Aides Decided to Go Ahead With Rally Despite McCain MemorialsThe White House reportedly considered canceling Trump’s rally in Indiana on Thursday night, but what’s one more controversy?
  5. White House Quietly Launches Initiative to Highlight the Evils of MarijuanaThe Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee is collecting info from government agencies on the “negative” aspects of marijuana use.
  6. Trump: White House Counsel Don McGahn Is Leaving in the FallThe favorite to replace him is Bill Clinton’s impeachment lawyer Emmet Flood.
  7. A Wild Conspiracy Theory About Obama Aides Circulated in the Trump White HouseA shadowy private Israeli intelligence firm seems to be the source and the propagator of a wild theory in which Ben Rhodes ran the news media.
  8. White House Reportedly Killed Bipartisan Bill to Fight Election HackingThe Secure Elections Act looked like a sure thing to become law, until it didn’t.
  9. What Did the Manafort Verdict and Cohen Plea Deal Really Change?Four members of New York’s politics team discuss the upshot of the latest developments in the trials of Trump’s inner circle.
  10. White House Speechwriter Fired After Being Linked to White NationalistsDarren Beattie gave a speech in 2016 at a small conference popular with white nationalists, but insists he said nothing “objectionable.”
  11. Sarah Sanders’s Correction of Jobs Stats Felt Rare Because It WasThe White House is fond of demanding corrections, but it doesn’t often issue them.
  12. White House Will Ask Judge to Scrap Obamacare’s Protections This SeptemberDemocrats want to brand Brett Kavanaugh and House Republicans as threats to Americans’ health care. The White House is about to make their job easier.
  13. Where Trump’s Vacation Is a Vacation From TrumpThe White House without the president is like a bunker without the war.
  14. off-off-off-off-off-broadway
    Broadway Performers, Rosie O’Donnell Plan Musical Protest Outside White HouseIf you’re in D.C., stop by their Off-Off-Off-Off-Off-Broadway show.
  15. White House: Trump isn’t Not Obstructing Justice, He’s ‘Fighting Back.’Tomato, tomahto. The White House also offered a novel defense for Trump’s apparent unfamiliarity with grocery shopping.
  16. Glutton for Punishment John Kelly Promises Trump to Stay on Through 2020Some say he’s as miserable as he looks, while others think he’s defying Trump by refusing to quit, but either way, John Kelly’s endurance is weird.
  17. Trump Has Repeatedly Tried to Ban or Punish Reporters Who Annoy HimThe authoritarian-curious president has reportedly sought to ban journalists or revoke their credentials in retaliation for how they question him.
  18. spin
    This Rambling Kellyanne Conway Interview Sent Me to Another DimensionShe created a truly incredible word jumble in response to a question about John Kelly’s light mishap yesterday.
  19. Bill Shine, Disgraced Former Fox News Exec, Is Trump’s New Comms DirectorBill Shine is accused of enabling former CEO Roger Ailes’s years-long pattern of sexual harassment at the news network.
  20. Maybe Republicans Just Don’t Do PolicyFor all their differences, the Bush and Trump White Houses share an indifference toward policy development as opposed to politics and ideology.
  21. Nick Ayers and Mick Mulvaney Said to Be Trump’s Top Picks to Replace John KellyDespite reports that Trump would prefer to be his own chief of staff when Kelly finally makes his exit.
  22. loneliness
    Trump Staffers Can’t Get Laid“The last person I would want to be is a single Trump supporter dating in D.C. right now.”
  23. No One Wants to Work at the White House So It’s Having a Job Fair on FridayThe steady trickle of White House departures continues so the White House is looking for “competent conservatives” of “every experience level.”
  24. Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah Latest Trump Staffers Said to Be Eyeing ExitIt seems like everyone in the Trump administration is thinking about quitting (except for Scott Pruitt).
  25. Trump Won’t Stop Tearing Up Papers, So Staffers Tape Them Back TogetherGovernment workers say they spent months reconstructing documents that the White House is legally required to preserve.
  26. Trump’s Briefing Book Includes ‘Screen Grabs of Cable News Chyrons’It has become so difficult to get the president to do his homework, aides have resorted to briefing him with printouts of cable news headlines.
  27. The First White House Anti-Opioid PSA Shows a Guy Smashing His Hand With HammerKellyanne Conway said the goal is to show “how quickly some people can become hooked and addicted and the lengths to which they will go.”
  28. Scott Pruitt Was Told to Stop Eating at the White House Mess So OftenThe EPA administrator was reportedly so fond of the well-priced White House mess that he had to be told to stay away.
  29. melania watch
    Melania to Make (Sort of) Public Appearance for First Time in 25 DaysBut the press isn’t invited, and she won’t be attending the G7 Summit or Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un.
  30. Melania to Make (Sort of) Public Appearance for First Time in 25 DaysBut the press isn’t invited, and she won’t be attending the G7 Summit or Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un.
  31. Trump Claims Aide Who Gave Official White House Briefing Does Not ExistEveryone knows the president has a penchant for lying and complaining, but on Saturday he finally invented an alternate universe.
  32. What the Hell Was Sylvester Stallone Doing at the White House?President Trump posthumously pardoned an all-time great boxer Thursday, and a guy who played a boxer in a movie was on hand to witness it.
  33. Jared Kushner Finally Gets Permanent Security ClearanceThree months after his clearance was downgraded from “top secret” to merely “secret,” Kushner’s security clearance saga is over.
  34. Leaks Suggest White House Plan to Purge Leakers Won’t Go As PlannedAccording to the latest White House leak, John Kelly now claims an aide’s quip about John McCain dying was a factual statement, not a joke.
  35. Melania Trump Has Been Released From HospitalPresident Trump later welcomed her home to the White House in a tweet which misspelled her name.
  36. An Anti-Leak Squad Patrols the White House in Search of Staffers’ Secret PhonesTo combat leaks, Trump has banned personal phones from the White House — and formed a special security unit to enforce the prohibition.
  37. White House Leaker Covers Tracks by Impersonating Co-workersAnother staffer reportedly looked into spying on his colleagues’ phone and email data in an effort to figure out who was talking with reporters.
  38. Following Trump’s Lead, White House Will Not Apologize for McCain ‘Dying’ RemarkThough Kelly Sadler told Meghan McCain that she’d offer a public mea culpa, and even Republicans are criticizing the White House.
  39. DHS Secretary Nielsen is Not MAGA Enough for Trump’s White HouseApparently minding her own business in 2016 makes Nielsen a member of Never Trump.
  40. White House Aide on McCain’s Opposition to Haspel: ‘He’s Dying Anyway’Cindy McCain chided communications official Kelly Sadler following reports that she joked about the senator’s battle with brain cancer.
  41. Iran Gains, Then Loses, Nuclear Weapons Program in White House ‘Clerical Error’The White House said Iran has, rather than had, a nuclear weapons program in what might be its most impressive typo yet.
  42. white house correspondents' dinner
    Michelle Wolf’s Best Jokes at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ DinnerIt was ballsy and wonderful.
  43. friends
    Donald Trump Reportedly Wants to Have Kanye West Over for DinnerAs friends do.
  44. power
    Here Are the Best Pictures From the White House’s Take Your Kid to Work DayThe West Wing celebrates Take Your Kid to Work Day.
  45. The White House’s Russia Hawks Are Still Winning the WarBut Trump won a battle against them by overruling Nikki Haley on additional sanctions.
  46. Within Trump’s Orbit, Divorce Is the Hot New TrendDefense lawyers aren’t the only ones staying busy during the Trump administration.
  47. McMaster Rips Russia on His Way Out of the White HouseThe U.S. and its allies “have failed to impose sufficient costs,” the outgoing national security adviser said.
  48. easter egg roll
    Donald Trump Struggles to Describe the White House“This incredible house, or building, or whatever you want to call it, because there really is no name for it.”
  49. bros icing bros
    White House Staffers Reportedly ‘Smirnoff Iced’ Each OtherThe technical term is “icing.”
  50. Trump Hasn’t Rehired Rob Porter, So Apparently His Love of Chaos Has a LimitHe’s reportedly told advisers that he hopes the alleged domestic abuser will return to the White House — but he knows that can’t happen.
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