Sanders goes off on the media at White House press briefing

The White House ramped up its campaign against the press Monday, alleging that mistakes by reporters are the result of purposeful attempts to mislead the American public. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a heated exchange with reporters, called out news organizations for having to “retract and change and rewrite and make editors’ notes to a number of […]

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Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia

When President Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in February, White House officials portrayed him as a renegade who had acted independently in his discussions with a Russian official during the presidential transition and then lied to his colleagues about the interactions. But emails among top transition officials, provided or described to The New York Times, suggest […]

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White House not holding event for U.S. Nobel Prize recipients

U.S. recipients of Nobel Prizes for science and economics will not meet with President Trump or be feted at the White House when they visit Washington this week, a break with past administrations. Eight American scientists and academics were announced as winners of the prestigious prizes last month. Six of them are expected to attend a Nobel symposium at the Swedish Embassy […]

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White House seeks to weaken ACA’s individual mandate

White House officials have prepared an executive order that would weaken the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that taxpayers demonstrate proof of insurance, according to people briefed on the matter, suggesting they will issue it if congressional Republicans cannot achieve the same goal through the tax reform process.President Trump supports abolishing the insurance requirement, called the individual mandate, but he cannot eliminate it unilaterally because […]

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White House, GOP leaders scramble to prevent last-minute defections

The White House and House Republican leaders scrambled Tuesday to prevent a rank-and-file rebellion from a number of lawmakers who threatened to block a key vote in the tax-cut process unless they get assurances about the bill’s impact on their constituents. The clash centers around an expected provision in the GOP’s tax-cut plan that would prohibit people from deducting the state […]

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White House new concessions in bipartisan health bill

The White House signaled to Senate Republican negotiators Friday that it wants a bipartisan health-care bill to include retroactive relief this year for individuals and employers subject to the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate, according to individuals briefed on the matter, a request that is sure to anger Democrats. Key White House officials are seeking a rightward shift in the […]

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Special counsel investigators start questioning White House staffers

Investigators have begun questioning White House staffers as part of the special counsel’s Russia probe, two sources confirmed to Fox News. Sources said that retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, the chief of staff for the National Security Council, was interviewed on Thursday. Questioning covered former national security adviser Mike Flynn, who resigned in February and who helped bring Kellogg onto […]

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