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White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release

Some of President Trump’s advisers are concerned about whether he will retaliate against them if the report reveals them as sources of damaging details.
Tags: News, White House, Attorneys General, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mueller, Justice Dept, Barr, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, William P


White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release

Some of President Trump’s advisers are concerned about whether he will retaliate against them if the report reveals them as sources of damaging details.
Tags: News, White House, Attorneys General, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Mueller, Justice Dept, Barr, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, William P


White House Memo: This Just In! Waiting for Mueller, Trump Passes Time Commenting on the News

In speeches, in interviews and on Twitter this week, the president has been a kind of town crier as he opines on the day’s news developments.
Tags: Twitter, Television, News, White House, Social Media, Tiger, Nancy, Anthony, Woods, Trump, Sanders, Bernard, Donna, Pelosi, Brazile, United States Politics and Government


White House Memo: Some Presidents Felt Trapped in the White House Bubble. Trump Thrives in It.

President Trump’s calendars show a clear pattern. He travels to states he won in 2016, speaks to crowds that are predisposed to like him and relies on Twitter for personal connection.
Tags: Twitter, News, White House, United States, Calendars, Trump, Timothy, Naftali, Zelizer, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Presidential Election of 2020, Julian Emmanuel, White House Bubble Trump Thrives


In Divided White House, Trump Sided With Mulvaney in Push to Nullify Health Law

President Trump decided to press courts to overturn the Affordable Care Act despite concerns from the attorney general, the White House counsel and the vice president.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Mick, Barr, Law and Legislation, Health Insurance and Managed Care, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mulvaney, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010, William P


White House Memo: For Trump’s Aides, Celebratory Dinners and a Hunger for Revenge

With the Mueller inquiry over, a less playful theme emerged alongside the wisecracks at the White House: Once the party ends, the president’s perceived enemies should pay.
Tags: News, White House, Giuliani, Trump, Sanders, Conway, Mueller, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, SARAH HUCKABEE, Kellyanne, Rudolph W, Robert S III, Parscale, Brad (1976-, Trump 's Aides Celebratory Dinners


Trump to Meet Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Reinforcing Close Ties

President Trump is fresh off news that an inquiry did not find evidence of a conspiracy with Russia, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel faces indictment on charges of bribery and fraud.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, Netanyahu, Benjamin, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations


Trump Wants Robert Kraft at White House Super Bowl Celebration Despite Charges

Mr. Trump has brushed aside worries about any negative impact that the Patriots owner’s presence at an official event could have, according to people close to the president.
Tags: News, Prostitution, White House, Super Bowl, New England Patriots, Kraft, Trump, Robert Kraft, Donald J, Robert K, MeToo Movement, Jupiter (Fla


Trump’s Tax Cut Won’t Power the Growth He Predicts, Officials Concede

White House forecasters say the economy would need more tax cuts, fewer regulations and an infrastructure plan to produce long-term 3 percent annual growth.
Tags: News, White House, Trump, White House Council of Economic Advisers, Economic Conditions and Trends, Hassett, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Federal Budget (US, Kevin A, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017


White House Memo: Trump on Tech: Planes Are ‘Too Complex to Fly,’ and ‘What Is Digital?’

Experts cite the need to bolster the nation’s infrastructure and science initiatives, but President Trump has often embraced a 1950s approach to technology.
Tags: News, White House, Science and Technology, Trump, United States Navy, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Airlines and Airplanes, Infrastructure (Public Works


Lens: Our White House Photographer on Covering President Trump

Having covered the White House for over three decades, Doug Mills discusses the challenges of his job.
Tags: Photography, News, White House, Kim Jong-un, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, News and News Media, White House Correspondents Assn, DOUG MILLS


The White House and Congress Are Heading for a Collision. Who Will Win?

The law provides no simple answer — which is why investigators should proceed thoughtfully.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Trump, Nixon, Executive Privilege, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Constitution (US, Richard Milhous, Doctrine of


Eric Holder Won’t Run for President, Saying He’ll Fight Gerrymandering Instead

Mr. Holder, who served as attorney general for six years under President Barack Obama, said he would work to end gerrymandering instead of running for office.
Tags: News, Eric Holder, Washington Post, Barack Obama, Trump, Holder, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, State Legislatures, Eric H Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Redistricting and Reapportionment, National Democratic Redistricting Committee


White House Memo: Mark Penn, Ex-Clinton Loyalist, Visits Trump, and Democrats Are Not Pleased

As the Democratic Party has moved to the left, Mr. Penn, with his centrist politics, has become alienated from the party in which he once reigned as a winning pollster.
Tags: News, White House, Bill, Dick, Clinton, Penn, Trump, Democratic Party, Morris, Mueller, Schoen, Gingrich, Stagwell Group LLC, Reines, Newt, United States Politics and Government


White House Memo: For Trump, It’s Just ‘Trust,’ No ‘Verify’

In two years in the Oval Office, President Trump has demonstrated an unmistakable pattern: He tends to believe what strongmen say.
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Warmbier, Donald J, United States International Relations, Otto Frederick (1994-, Oval Office President Trump


White House Bars 4 U.S. Journalists From Trump’s Dinner With Kim in Hanoi

The Associated Press and the White House Correspondents’ Association denounced the restriction on journalists’ access to a meeting between the president and North Korea’s autocratic leader.
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Kim Jong-un, Associated Press, Kim, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Hanoi, Trump, Sanders, Bloomberg News, United States Politics and Government, Donald J




White House Says 200 Troops Will Stay in Syria, Retreating From a Full Withdrawal

The move was a concession to allies and Pentagon officials who have argued that a complete American withdrawal risks returning key areas in Syria to the Islamic State.
Tags: News, White House, Syria, Graham, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump, Sanders, Lindsey, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, SARAH HUCKABEE, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, United States Defense and Military Forces


White House Memo: Trump Cultivates a Kindred Spirit From a Continent He Often Antagonizes

President Trump hosted Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria on Wednesday at the White House. They have a shared appeal to nationalism and determination to crack down on immigration.
Tags: News, White House, European Union, Austria, Trump, Sebastian Kurz, Kurz, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Sebastian (1986-


Patrick Caddell, Self-Taught Pollster Who Helped Carter to White House, Dies at 68

Decades after aiding the Democratic presidential campaigns of George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, Patrick Caddell began to advise conservatives including Stephen Bannon.
Tags: News, White House, Reagan, Trump, Carter, Jimmy, George McGovern, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Ronald Wilson, Deaths (Obituaries, Speeches and Statements, Patrick Caddell, Presidential Election of 1976, Patrick Caddell Self, Jimmy Carter Patrick Caddell


White House Memo: The War That Wasn’t: Trump Claims Obama Was Ready to Strike North Korea

President Trump has been telling audiences that President Barack Obama had been on the verge of war, a situation that Mr. Obama’s former aides say is entirely fiction.
Tags: News, Obama, North Korea, White House, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Barack, Trump, Brennan, Donald J, John O, United States International Relations, Nuclear Tests, Defense and Military Forces


White House Memo: Trump Follows Familiar Playbook When Confronted by a Loss: Distract and Digress

“So, I’m going to be signing a national emergency,” the president said, almost as an afterthought at the news conference whose purpose was ostensibly to announce that news.
Tags: News, White House, Kim Jong-un, Nielsen, ANN, Rush, Trump, Ryan, Jim, Limbaugh, Abe, Coulter, Acosta, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


Best of Late Night: James Corden Criticizes Trump for National-Emergency Threat

Corden quoted a Trump tweet from 2014 criticizing Barack Obama for subverting the Constitution as president “because he is unable to negotiate with Congress.”
Tags: News, Congress, Barack Obama, Noah, Colbert, Kardashian, Kim, Biden, Stephen, Trump, Kimmel, Jimmy, Seth, Corden, Meyers, Donald J


At 243 Pounds, Trump Tips the Scale Into Obesity

The president gained four pounds since last year, pushing his body mass index into the obese category, but the White House physician otherwise declared him in “very good health.”
Tags: News, Obesity, White House, Cholesterol, Jackson, Weight, Trump, Sean, Conley, Diet And Nutrition, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Ronny L, Scale Into Obesity


News Analysis: Trump Puts Best Face on Border Deal, as Aides Try to Assuage an Angry Right

It was arguably the most punishing defeat President Trump has experienced in office, and it left the White House scrounging for other ways to pay for a wall.
Tags: News, Media, White House, Fox News Channel, Trump, Sean, Dobbs, HANNITY, Lou, House Freedom Caucus, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers


With a Trump Ally Taking the Gavel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Goes Quiet

The White House may find an ally in the Senate committee’s new chairman, Jim Risch of Idaho, who has already pledged not to spar publicly with the president.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Idaho, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, James E, Jim Risch, United States International Relations, Risch, United States Defense and Military Forces, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Gavel Senate


Trump Is in ‘Very Good Health’ Following His Annual Physical, His Doctor Says

The White House physician made a long-term prognosis about President Trump’s health without issuing a detailed final report about what a team of specialists treating him found.
Tags: News, White House, Colonoscopy, Cholesterol, Doctors, Jackson, Weight, Walter, Trump, Reed, Sean, Conley, Bornstein, Diet And Nutrition, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


White House Memo: Painting Socialists as Villains, Trump Refreshes a Blueprint

Casting socialism as a threat could become the kind of rhetorical touchstone of President Trump’s re-election campaign that sounding the alarm about “criminal illegal aliens” was in 2016.
Tags: News, White House, United States, Venezuela, Republican Party, Alexandria, Michael, Trump, Democratic Party, Murphy, Michael Ellis, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Kazin, Presidential Election of 2020, Capitalism (Theory and Philosophy


White House Memo: Trump Once Said Power Was About Instilling Fear. In That Case, He Should Be Worried.

The president has tried to use fear as the prime motivator both with American allies and Democrats in Congress. It has not worked well for him.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Republican Party, Nancy, Trump, Nixon, Democratic Party, Pelosi, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Richard Milhous, Fear (Emotion


White House Memo: In the Pale of Winter, Trump’s Tan Remains a State Secret

The White House insists that only “good genes” and a clear powder are behind President Trump’s glow, but mysteries about his grooming routine abound.
Tags: News, White House, ALEC, Trump, Baldwin, Cosmetics and Toiletries, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Suntan, Washington (DC, Palm Beach (Fla, Pale of Winter Trump



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