White House: No deal yet on immigration

A bipartisan group of senators working to resolve the status of young undocumented immigrants, border security and restrictions on legal migration has offered an opening bid on an agreement and is seeking support from fellow senators and President Trump. Six senators working on immigration issues “have an agreement in principle. We’re shopping it to our colleagues,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) […]

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White House intends to destroy data from voter fraud commission

The White House “intends to destroy all state voter data” collected for President Donald Trump’s dissolved voter fraud commission, a deputy assistant to the president said in a court filing Tuesday. The data has not and will not be transferred to other agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, according to a court declaration by Charles C. Herndon, director of White […]

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Trump White House Saw Record Number of First-Year Staff Departures

President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was fired after 25 days on the job. Two high-profile campaign aides who followed him into the White House, Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon, were gone before summer’s end. And his third communications director’s tenure is still remembered around the West Wing as “Scaramucci Week.” Those are just a few of […]

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White House vows to stand firm on Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The Trump administration has scrambled to contain the remarkably broad international rejection of its new policy toward the divided city of Jerusalem, including from important allies — using threats, assurances and a cold shoulder to try to limit the diplomatic damage.Trump’s announcement this month that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and has initiated the process of relocating […]

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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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