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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 »

First White House Tourists of Trump Era Get Surprise

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. reopened to visitors Tuesday

(Newser) - Until Tuesday, the White House had been closed to tourists since President Trump's inauguration—and when it re-opened Tuesday, Trump himself made sure to greet the first visitors who arrived for tours. Fox News video shows the president surprising one group of people who cheered wildly as he brought... More »

White House Press Release Copies ExxonMobil's

Both releases contained identical paragraph

(Newser) - The White House and ExxonMobil were literally on the same page Monday when a White House statement on the oil giant's investment plan lifted an entire paragraph from an Exxon press release issued around 30 minutes earlier. Both statements praised how the company is "strategically investing in new... More »

Spicer's Crackdown on Leaks Promptly Leaks

What happens in the White House is not staying in the White House

(Newser) - Sean Spicer recently held an abrupt meeting in which he berated his staffers about White House leaks that had been appearing in the media, ordering them to leave their phones at the door for a "phone check" in order to show they weren't hiding anything. We know this... More »

White House Asked FBI to Dispute Russia Reports

Democrats say this is a clear violation of policy

(Newser) - White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official told the AP late Thursday. The official said Priebus' request came after the... More »

White House Restarting Tours After Lawmakers Complain

First lady Melania Trump makes the announcment

(Newser) - Following a longer-than-usual delay, the White House will be back open for tours next month. First lady Melania Trump announced Tuesday that the tours will resume on March 7, per ABC 7 . White House tours are typically halted when a new president takes office, but a seven-week interruption is out... More »

White House Was Warned Flynn Could Be Blackmailed

Moscow lawmakers blame 'Russophobia' for resignation

(Newser) - Michael Flynn stepped down Monday night after just 24 days as President Trump's national security adviser—and it's surprising he lasted that long, sources tell the Washington Post . The sources say officials, including former acting attorney general Sally Yates, notified the Trump team late last month that Flynn... More »

Canadians Freak at Prospect of Ambassador Sarah Palin

Impolite reaction greets suggestion Trump could name her to diplomatic post

(Newser) - You'd think Canadians would be thrilled by the prospect of having a hockey mom with a fondness for moose stew as the US ambassador to Canada. Not so much. The White House refused to rule out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the vacant post on Wednesday, reports the... More »

2 Patriots Skipping Visit to White House

'I don't feel accepted' in Trump's White House, McCourty says

(Newser) - New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty says he "doesn't feel accepted" in the White House with Donald Trump as president and that he'll be skipping the team's ceremonial visit following their stunning Super Bowl win . "With the president having so many strong opinions and... More »

Melania Has Hired a Chief of Staff, but Little Else

Everyone's wondering how she'll make the first lady role her own

(Newser) - Melania Trump is holed up in New York City until at least the end of son Barron's school year, already redefining the role of first lady. The New York Times reports on that upended role, and whether Melania will even play much of one at all, noting it was... More »

Protesters Lift 'RESIST' Banner From Crane Near White House

'There's nothing that irritates him more than to know he's not popular'

(Newser) - The morning after President Trump issued orders to delay environmental rules and restart pipeline projects, seven Greenpeace protesters climbed a 270-foot tall construction crane blocks from the White House and unfurled a massive orange and yellow banner with the word, "RESIST." The banner encouraging opposition to Trump's... More »

Want to Contact the White House? It's Not Easy

Callers told to use Facebook Messenger, but that's not possible

(Newser) - If you'd like to send a message to the White House, you might want to get your smoke signals handy: As of Monday, those calling a White House phone line for public comments were told that the line had been closed. Callers were instead directed to leave a comment... More »

How Obama Will Spend His Morning

There will be goodbyes and tea

(Newser) - President Obama has only a few hours left in office, but there's still plenty to do. At 8:30am, the Obamas will say goodbye to the few remaining White House staffers—some of whom are departing for New York or California, per Time —before Barack and Michelle join... More »

Is the Press Getting Kicked Out of the White House?

Trump rep calls press 'opposition party,' Priebus says it's about space, but no decision

(Newser) - Could reporters covering White House goings-on soon be relegated to standing in front of the fence, much like the New York Times describes reporters in the 1890s? A report published Saturday night by Esquire suggested a move of some sort, with three senior transition team officials telling the magazine discussions... More »

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