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Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris to contest for US president post

Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party's increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters.

Indian-origin White House deputy spokesman Raj Shah quits Trump administration

Raj Shah's departure comes as the White House press and communications teams have been depleted. Several aides have moved on to roles at government agencies or have left the Trump administration entirely.


White House considers using storm aid funds as a way to pay for the border wall

In a sign of growing unease about the partial government shutdown, some Senate Republicans came off the sidelines to hash out a deal that would reopen the government as Congress worked toward a broader agreement tying wall funds to protection for some immigrants in the country illegally and other migrants.

At the border and in Washington, the White House digs in on the Wall

The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to examine emergency supplemental funds allocated last year after devastating hurricanes and wildfires that could instead be used to pay for the wall.

‘All Alone’ in the White House, a Christmas Eve Twitter Storm

Trump's posts were replete with grievances about funds for border security, the Federal Reserve chairman, Democrats critical of his relationship with U.S. allies and Brett McGurk, the departing special envoy for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

Trump, Democrats spar over shutdown with no deal in sight

Building the wall was one of Trump's most frequently repeated campaign promises, but Democrats are vehemently opposed to it.


White House unveils goals for Japan trade talks

According to the document, the United States is aiming to secure duty-free market access for American industrial products and reduce or eliminate tariffs for US agricultural goods. It may want to negotiate the deal in stages.

Trump to pick State Department spokeswoman for UN ambassador: White House officials

Trump pulled the United States out of the UN human rights body in September, citing bias toward Israel, and his administration has cut funding for the U.N. refugee agency.

US: Protesters delay Toronto debate involving White House strategist Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon played a central role in the 2016 campaign of Trump. Bannon said next week's midterms are critical test of the populist movement but said they are just in the first inning of it.

Targeted by pipe bomb, CNN denounces White House's rhetoric

"The president, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter," said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. "Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that."

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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.