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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 »

White House Press Release Uses 'Animals' 10 Times

Administration makes a point about MS-13 gang members

(Newser) - To say the White House is doubling down on use of the word "animals" to describe MS-13 gang members is a mathematical understatement. In an official press release Monday, the White House uses the word 10 times, counting the headlines. "What You Need To Know About The Violent... More »

Report: Trump Ends Most Days With Hannity Phone Call

President and Fox host talk most weeknights, according to the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - The New Yorker is out with a story about President Trump's nightly routine, and the piece is drawing lots of attention because of the role of Fox's Sean Hannity. Trump and Hannity talk on the phone most weeknights, usually soon after Hannity's show ends at 10, writes... More »

White House Declines to Apologize for McCain Remark

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she wouldn't validate a leak

(Newser) - White House aide Kelly Sadler reportedly called Meghan McCain Thursday to apologize for an insensitive remark she'd made about McCain's seriously ill father—but the apology wasn't followed up by one from the White House. The New York Times has White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders'... More »

Meghan McCain: 'These People Are Nothing Burgers'

Senator's daughter wonders why Kelly Sadler, who insulted her dad, still has a job

(Newser) - White House aide Kelly Sadler reportedly called Meghan McCain Thursday to apologize for an insensitive remark she'd made about McCain's seriously ill father, Sen. John McCain, at an internal meeting of communications staffers earlier that day. Sadler's original comment, in response to John McCain saying he opposes... More »

John Kelly Denies Calling Trump an 'Idiot'

Report is 'total BS,' chief of staff says

(Newser) - White House chief of staff John Kelly is pushing back against a report that he referred to his boss as an "idiot" during an immigration-related meeting. "I spend more time with the president than anyone else and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship. He always knows... More »

Report: Jackson Won't Go Back to Being Trump's Doctor

Sources say Sean Conley will continue in role

(Newser) - Dr. Ronny Jackson not only won't be taking up a new job as Veterans Affairs chief, he won't be returning to his old job as White House physician, administration sources tell Politico and the Washington Post . The officials say Navy officer Sean Conley, who took over as President... More »

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