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Lewandowski cleared to testify in house inquiry, as White House blocks others

The White House on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, blocked two more former aides to the president from testifying in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, but cleared a third witness, Lewandowski, to appear publicly on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and answer questions about potential obstruction of justice by the president.

Trump says White House discussing gun legislation; Democrats say talks low-level

Democrats have accused Trump of reversing course after he initially voiced support for tougher background checks following the latest shootings to rock the United States, so that "sick people don't get guns."


White House unveils USD 50 billion Palestinian economic plan

The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain.

Donald Trump defends Mexico deal as criticism continues

Business leaders and many Republicans had urged Trump against the tariffs, warning they would drive up consumer prices, hinder the economy and compromise the ratification of an updated North American trade deal.

White House tells two ex-aides to defy congressional subpoena

The White House is again directing former employees not to cooperate with a congressional investigation

Indian man dies after setting himself ablaze outside White House

According to police sources, Gupta was hallucinating at the time after he consumed the drug K2— a form of synthetic marijuana—that had been laced with Phencyclidine (PCP). However, the motives behind the incident remain unclear.


Trump launches fresh bid to overhaul old immigration laws, seeks new plan

Though similar efforts have failed to garner anywhere near the support necessary, Trump hopefully invited a dozen Republican senators to the White House to preview the plan, which was spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner.

New tensions with Iran threaten nuclear deal and White House says US troops

The sanctions on Iran’s oil exports were escalated two weeks after the country’s Revolutionary Guard was placed on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations — the first time that the designation was given to an arm of another nation’s government.

White House announces more trade talks with China

President Donald Trump has slapped tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports in a dispute over Beijing's aggressive drive to challenge U.S. technological dominance.

Trump aide Stephen Miller asked to testify on immigration to House panel

Under Trump, federal agencies are trying to stem rising numbers of people arriving at the border, many of them families fleeing violence and poverty in Central America, that swelled last month to the highest in a decade.

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Heavy rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basement

Water entered into the press workspace in the basement near the White House's West Wing as government employees worked to drain puddles of standing water with wet vacuum cleaners.

Here's how the Obamas have decked up the White House for Christmas

Ever wondered how the first family of the US celebrates Christmas? You may not be invited for the eggnog, but you can at least take a sneak peak at the decorations that adorn the White House this holiday season.