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White House readying emergency coronavirus budget request

February 25, 2020 7:30 am

The White House is readying an urgent budget request to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak whose rapid spread is spooking financial markets and restricting international travel.

Explained: How Donald Trump is remaking the world's most powerful office

February 18, 2020 10:13 am

In a new book, Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes submit Trump’s “vision of the presidency” is unique.

This new plan by White House sidesteps climate concerns, speeds up big project permits

January 09, 2020 8:15 pm

Under the new plan, the administration can only assess the environmental impacts of a project directly linked to it, and not on the larger climate implications of the project

Qassem Soleimani killing: The US accusations against Iran’s Quds Force

January 03, 2020 8:06 pm

The Pentagon said that Gen Soleimani and his Quds Force “were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more”.

‘Harsh retaliation awaiting': Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei after US strike kills Gen Soleimani

January 03, 2020 8:32 pm

US airstrike today at Baghdad airport: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed along with 7 others in an early morning airstrike at Baghdad airport today, the Pentagon confirmed. Hours later, Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said 'a harsh retaliation is waiting'. He also declared three days of mourning in the country.

Melania Trump unveils white Christmas decorations for White House, here's how people reacted

December 04, 2019 12:05 pm

After receiving backlash for the choice of decorations last year, this year's decorations were more sober and brighter. Melania Trump revealed this year's theme titled "The Spirit of America" which claims to be a "beautiful exhibit of patriotism".

Donald Trump wants Senate trial, expects Joe Biden to testify -White House

November 22, 2019 11:06 am

"President Trump wants to have a trial in the Senate because it’s clearly the only chamber where he can expect fairness and receive due process under the Constitution," spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

Former White House adviser says Ukraine aid was tied to probe

November 17, 2019 1:19 pm

Morrison said in closed-door testimony Oct. 1 that he was among officials who listened-in on the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelenskiy, which has become the subject of the impeachment inquiry.

Trump attacks impeachment witness on Twitter, Democrats see intimidation

November 16, 2019 8:42 am

Trump blasted Marie Yovanovitch, a career diplomat, as she explained to the second day of televised impeachment hearings how she had fought corruption in Ukraine and how the Trump administration abruptly removed from her post earlier this year.

White House's Mick Mulvaney to sue over House impeachment subpoenas

November 12, 2019 9:04 am

Mulvaney has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry, partly because of his statement at an Oct. 17 news conference that the White House had withheld security assistance for Ukraine.


Heavy rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basement

July 10, 2019 7:30 am

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

December 03, 2015 4:23 pm

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.