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Reporters Want to Boycott White House Press Briefings

And more on the changes coming to the communications department

(Newser) - CNN's Jim Acosta went on a rant Monday accusing the White House of "stonewalling the news media," and the Daily Beast says he's not the only reporter who's ticked at how the White House handles the press. Monday was the second time in recent days... More »

Secret Service Dampens Hope of Trump White House Tapes

Says it doesn't have any recordings

(Newser) - One big strike against President Trump's insinuation that recordings of White House conversations might exist: The Secret Service isn't aware of any. In responding Monday to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Wall Street Journal , the agency says it has no audio recordings or transcripts of... More »

Melania, Barron Are Now White House Residents

He's the first boy to live there since 1963

(Newser) - The Trump family is now under the same roof and, for the first time since John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1963, there's a boy living in the White House: Barron Trump and mom Melania moved in on Sunday evening. They stayed in New York City for months after President... More »

This White House Photo Is Causing a Controversy

Photographer from Russia's state news agency took it, but US media was shut out

(Newser) - It's an otherwise unremarkable image of the photo-op variety, showing President Trump shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday. But it's causing a fuss because of how it came to be. The meeting was closed to the media, but Russia's... More »

At Press Briefing, Spicer Faces Down a Bunch of Children

It was Take Your Child to Work Day at the White House

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has been accused of talking to reporters like they're children during his daily press briefings. On Thursday, they actually were children. USA Today reports the chairs usually filled by reporters were instead being used by the children of reporters and White House staff for Take Your Child... More »

Trump's Dinner Companions: Nugent, Kid Rock, Palin

Ted Nugent says he met with Trump to 'make America great again'

(Newser) - President Trump assembled a motley crew (though surprisingly no members of Mötley Crüe) for dinner on Wednesday. Time reports the president was visited by a trio of famous supporters: Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin, who posed with Trump in the Oval Office and mugged in front... More »

Tom Brady Is Skipping Team Visit to White House

Cites 'personal family' reasons; move is hours after Aaron Hernandez's death

(Newser) - Tom Brady will not join his New England Patriots teammates when the Super Bowl champions visit the White House on Wednesday to accept congratulations from President Trump for another NFL title. The White House said it was notified that Brady was dealing with a "personal family matter" and will... More »

White House Polls Public on Which Departments to Cut

One option is the White House

(Newser) - The White House is holding a public poll on what departments, agencies, and commissions to cut as part of what it says is an effort to make the government more "efficient, effective, and accountable." The options in the "Reorganizing the White House" poll include the CIA, the... More »

What's a 'Cuck'? A Look at the Bannon-Kushner Fight

In the White House, it's the moderates against the nationalists

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's exit from the National Security Council this week has led to a slew of headlines about a rift in the White House between him and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. One main theme in coverage suggests that Kushner's moderate views are beginning to triumph over Bannon's... More »

NYT: Bannon Threatened to Quit Over NSC Removal

His star may be fading, insiders say

(Newser) - The White House is insisting that Steve Bannon's removal from the National Security Council is not a demotion, but it was a move the strategist strongly resisted, according to the New York Times' sources. The insiders say that at one point, Bannon said he would quit if he were... More »

Here Is the First Lady's Official Portrait

Melania Trump was photographed at the White House

(Newser) - The White House released First Lady Melania Trump's official portrait Monday. Not much information was given about the photo beyond the fact that it was "taken in her new residence at the White House." "I am honored to serve in the role of First Lady, and... More »

What We Learned From White House Financial Disclosures

Administration's top staffers are a rich bunch

(Newser) - The White House released financial disclosures for dozens of its senior officials Friday, revealing that, as the AP notes, President Trump's advisers are "richer than previous White House officials." Some of the coverage surrounding the release:
  • The New York Times takes a look at who's worth
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White House Staff Skipping Correspondents' Dinner

They are 'standing in solidarity' with Trump

(Newser) - It's unlikely they're going to Samantha Bee's roast of President Trump instead, but a month after the president announced he would steer clear of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, White House staff members are following suit. "The staff is standing in solidarity with the president,... More »

White House Fence Jumper Found Dangling, Arrested Again

Marci Anderson Wahl really wants to talk to President Trump

(Newser) - Marci Anderson Wahl, a persistent but apparently not particularly dangerous White House fence jumper, was arrested early Sunday after scaling a section of the fence near the Treasury Building, the Secret Service says. This was the third arrest in less than a week for the 38-year-old resident of Everett, Wash.... More »

Ivanka Gets White House Office, Security Clearance

But she doesn't have official job, lawyer says

(Newser) - Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee. Jamie Gorelick, an attorney and ethics adviser for Ivanka Trump, said Monday that the... More »

Police: Man Stopped Near White House Said He Had Bomb

'This is a test,' he told police

(Newser) - A man arrested at a security checkpoint near the White House on Saturday night was driving a stolen car and falsely claimed he had a bomb in the trunk, a police report states. The suspect, identified Sunday as 29-year-old Sean Patrick Keoughan of Roanoke, Va., told officers "This is... More »

Security Incidents at White House Stack Up

2 on Saturday alone, though President Trump wasn't home

(Newser) - A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a car that was deemed suspicious has been detained by the US Secret Service, reports the AP . The car was stopped Saturday night at about 11pm about a quarter-mile from the White House. "An individual drove... More »

White House Intruder Escaped Capture for Nearly 17 Minutes

Secret Service says the man had two cans of Mace and a letter to Trump

(Newser) - The man who snuck onto White House grounds last week evaded capture for nearly 17 minutes while inside the security perimeter, the Secret Service announced Friday. It gets worse. Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the man got close enough to the White House to peer through a window and "rattle"... More »

Top Senators Reject Trump Wiretap Claim

White House stands by accusation

(Newser) - The White House is standing by its explosive allegation that former President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower phones—despite the Senate Intelligence Committee's finding that there's no evidence for the claim. "Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump... More »

White House Security Breached While Trump Was There

Security Service says someone hopped the fence

(Newser) - The US Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House. The AP reports the breach happened at about 11:38pm Friday. President Trump was at the White House at the time. More »

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