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Trump Fires Back at 'Discredited' Woodward

He accuses journalist of being 'Dem operative'

(Newser) - Bob Woodward might be feeling a sense of deja vu today: An angry Republican president is attacking his credibility and accusing him of being a Democratic operative. President Trump laid into Woodward in a series of tweets Tuesday night after the publication of explosive details from Fear , Woodward's new... More »

So How Did Omarosa Make Her Secret Recordings?

One reporter suggests she used a pen, as White House explores ways to stop more tapes

(Newser) - First she released a recording of White House chief of staff John Kelly firing her. Then she released a recording of President Trump from the next day expressing sympathy to her. Consider that sympathy officially gone: On Monday morning, Trump unloaded on Omarosa Manigault Newman in a three-part tweet:
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Omarosa Releases Tape of Firing by John Kelly

The ex-Trump aide claims she was threatened with damage to her reputation

(Newser) - The saga of Omarosa's departure from the White House and subsequent transformation into a Donald Trump critic continued Sunday as the former Apprentice contestant released what she claims is a secret recording of her being fired by chief of staff John Kelly. Per USA Today , Omarosa claimed on "... More »

Journos Dispute WH Account on Barring CNN Reporter

WH says Kaitlan Collins refused to leave previous event, claims ban wasn't tied to her questions

(Newser) - The White House on Thursday defended its decision to bar a CNN correspondent from attending an open press event but contended it had nothing to do with the questions she asked. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Kaitlan Collins was denied access to Trump's Rose Garden event with the... More »

Trump Breaks With Long-Standing WH Tradition

Feds stop releasing 'readouts' of president's phone calls to world leaders

(Newser) - It has become traditional for American presidents to offer "readouts" summarizing their phone calls with world leaders—but President Trump didn't get where he is today by bowing to tradition. Sources tell CNN that amid the backlash to Trump's Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, the White House... More »

At 'Made in America' Event, One Little Problem

Last US maker of flatware identifies White House forks and spoons as made in China

(Newser) - The White House hosted a "Made in America Product Showcase" Monday, and one of the attendees was Matt Roberts, president of the last US manufacturer of forks, spoons, and knives. That his Sherrill Manufacturing from upstate New York snagged an invite to the event wasn't a surprise—but... More »

The White House July 4th Concert Includes ... Who?

Marquee names still keeping a distance from President Trump

(Newser) - Tuning into the White House July 4th concert on the Hallmark channel? You're not likely to see many celebs, unless you like American Idol finalists—"as in, not actual winners," the Washington Post explains. Idol alumni Jax and Jonny Brenns, country singer Sara Evans, and Russian-born classical... More »

Pompeo Will Return to N. Korea Amid Denuclearization Doubts

The trip will be the US Secretary of State's second

(Newser) - The White House says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make another trip to North Korea as the Trump administration seeks agreement with Pyongyang on an acceptable denuclearization plan . Per the AP , press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Monday that Pompeo would travel to North Korea this week. The... More »

Arguments Erupt Over Immigration at the White House

Customs and Border Protection chief faces off against Justice officials

(Newser) - The White House has seen arguments erupt since President Trump signed an executive order to keep migrant families together at the US border, the New York Times reports. Sources say the quarrels began Thursday night and resumed Friday when Kevin McAleenan, who heads Customs and Border Protection, asked how his... More »

Trump: Americans Should 'Sit Up in Attention' for Me

He later said he was being sarcastic about remark made during impromptu Fox interview

(Newser) - President Trump had a busy morning Friday on Twitter , taking credit for bringing the World Cup to the US, boasting about the jobs numbers, and diving into the Justice Department's IG report , railing on FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Director James Comey . It was another tweet, however,... More »

$0 Salaries Didn't Hurt Ivanka, Kushner in 2017

They made at least $82M in combined income outside the White House

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made at least $82 million last year while serving as unpaid senior advisers to the president, according to financial disclosure forms released Monday. Kushner drew at least $70 million from dozens of companies linked to his family's real estate company, Kushner Cos., including $5... More »

Ex-WH Aide: Trump's Paper-Ripping Habit 'Craziest Thing Ever'

Aides were tasked with taping shredded documents back together

(Newser) - President Trump's "odd and enduring habit" of ripping paperwork to shreds when he's done with it has spawned a Politico report that's raising some eyebrows over a strange job apparently given to White House staffers. Solomon Lartey and Reginald Young Jr., two former White House aides... More »

At Iftar Dinner, Trump Recalls 'One of Great 2 Days of My Life'

'Ramadan Mubarak,' he tells guests

(Newser) - Wishing Muslims around the world a "Ramadan Mubarak"—a blessed holiday—President Trump on Wednesday hosted his first White House dinner for Islam's holy month of Ramadan, an overture that surprised many in the Muslim community after he skipped hosting such a meal last year, the AP... More »

White House Aide Out After 'Unforgivable' McCain Remark

Spokesman confirms Kelly Sadler departure

(Newser) - The White House communications aide who made a flippant remark about Sen. John McCain's terminal illness is no longer part of the administration. Spokesman Raj Shah confirmed Tuesday that Kelly Sadler—who allegedly said McCain's rejection of CIA nominee Gina Haspel didn't matter because "he's... More »

White House Contract Worker Arrested by Secret Service

He was wanted in Maryland for attempted murder

(Newser) - Authorities say a man wanted on an arrest warrant from a Maryland county was taken into custody when he reported for work at the White House, where he was employed as a private contractor, the AP reports. Martese Edwards, 29, was taken into custody at a checkpoint Tuesday on an... More »

Trump: Super Bowl Champs Disinvited to White House

He calls off Eagles visit, cites anthem issue after fewer than 10 players agree to come

(Newser) - This year's Super Bowl champs will not be visiting the White House as planned on Tuesday—and President Trump says it is because of the NFL national anthem controversy. "The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House," Trump tweeted on Monday. "Unfortunately, only... More »

Melania Makes First Public Appearance in Weeks

She attended White House event for military families

(Newser) - Finally, Melania Trump has reappeared. After more than three weeks out of the public eye, the first lady strolled into a White House event Monday for military families and swept away the wild speculation that she was incapacitated or had otherwise vanished. The White House did not allow journalists to... More »

New York Post Slammed for Its 'Kim Thong Un' Cover

Many are calling poke at Kim Kardashian 'sexist,' inappropriate

(Newser) - The jokes of a "Trump-Kim" summit came flying fast after Kim Kardashian met with the president Wednesday at the White House, but one snarky headline isn't going over so well. Per HuffPost , Kardashian was there to talk to Trump about criminal justice reform and to press for a... More »

Teacher on Trump's Letter: 'OMG This Is Wrong!'

Yvonne Mason has a few writing tips for the president

(Newser) - Ever recoiled at the corrections scribbled on your high school essay? Now you can imagine how the White House felt earlier this month when its form letter was returned by retired teacher Yvonne Mason, the Greenville News reports. "I have never, ever, received a letter with this many silly... More »

Sinkhole on White House Lawn Is Getting Bigger

National Parks Service says it's watching closely

(Newser) - A sinkhole has appeared on the White House lawn, causing headaches for groundskeepers and giving the current occupant's critics an irresistible metaphor. The Washington Post reports that the sinkhole was first spotted last week on the North Lawn, yards away from the White House press briefing office and the... More »

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