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Not aligned with US view of freedom of speech: WH on online posts dropped after Indian govt order

April 27, 2021 8:47 am

The Lumen Database, a Harvard University initiative that tracks takedown requests, said at least 52 tweets from prominent figures, including opposition politicians, journalists and filmmakers, have been censored.

Biden committed to bringing responsible end to Afghan conflict: White House

April 10, 2021 12:19 pm

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference on Friday, "The president's commitment to bringing a responsible end to the conflict, removing our troops from harm's way, and ensuring that Afghanistan can never again become a haven for terrorists and that would threaten the US or any of our allies."

Easter bunny pays surprise visit during White House press briefing

April 08, 2021 10:48 am

As part of the White House Easter celebrations, the life-size bunny, wearing a face mask, referring to the ongoing pandemic handed out Easter eggs and candies to reporters.

He's 100% fine: White House after Joe Biden stumbles thrice while boarding Air Force One

March 20, 2021 10:38 pm

Videos shared widely on social media show the US president climbing about a dozen stairs before briefly losing his footing. He then appears to regain his balance and make it up a few more steps, only to trip again.

Five White House staffers lose jobs over drugs, marijuana use

March 20, 2021 8:45 am

Marijuana has become a delicate issue for President Joe Biden's administration because 15 states and Washington DC allow for recreational usage despite a federal prohibition.

Former Trump coronavirus coordinator Birx takes job at Texas air purifier maker

March 13, 2021 12:50 pm

An expert in global health, Birx came to the White House in 2020 to help lead the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic.

The Bidens have phone-free dinner dates every night at the White House

February 28, 2021 2:29 pm

"We have dinner together, no phones, the phones have to be off..."

Syria airstrikes: President Biden protected US personnel, facilities, says White House

February 27, 2021 8:08 am

The strikes came in the wake of recent attacks on US interests in Iraq, including a rocket attack last week which killed a civilian contractor and injured a US service member and other coalition troops.

'There is one candidate to lead the budget department and her name is Neera Tanden': White House

February 24, 2021 9:24 am

If confirmed by the Senate, 50-year-old Tanden would become the first person of colour to head the federal agency that prepares the annual budget of the US government.

Biden very clear on 'restoring compassion, order to immigration system': White House

February 12, 2021 7:31 am

The White House spokesperson was responding to a question on an influential immigration advocacy group representing Indian-Americans urging the Biden administration not to issue the most sought-after H-1B work visa to any individual born in India, till the time the discriminatory country-cap on green cards or permanent legal residency is removed.


'Black Lives Matter Plaza' is drawn into history amid protests over George Floyd killing

June 06, 2020 4:08 pm

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said the painting is intended to send a message of support and solidarity to Americans outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

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.