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WH Investigating Loans Made To Kushner’s Family Business

White House attorneys are looking into whether two loans worth more than $500 million given to President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s family real estate business violated any criminal laws or federal ethics regulations, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal obtained a letter from David Apol, the acting director of the Office…

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Out, John Bolton To Replace Him

President Trump tweeted on Thursday evening that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is being replaced by John Bolton, a former United States ambassador to the United Nations and Fox News analyst. “I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job and will always remain my friend,” Trump…

Trump Picks CNBC Host & Trump Supporter Larry Kudlow as Top Economic Adviser

President Trump has chosen economist and media analyst Larry Kudlow to direct the National Economic Council, Politico reported Wednesday. Kudlow will replace Gary Cohn, the Goldman Sachs executive who resigned from the post amid disagreements over Trump’s steel and aluminum import tariffs. Trump called Kudlow on Tuesday night to offer the job, and Kudlow accepted,…

Kushner Cos. Got Millions In Loans After Lenders Met Kushner At WH

Kushner Cos., the family business of President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, received a loan of $184 million last November from Apollo Global Management, a firm whose founder, Joshua Harris, made several visits to the White House over the year, three people with knowledge of the matter told The New York Times. Harris…

Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, said Wednesday she is resigning, the New York Times reports. Hicks, 29, is a long-time aide to President Donald Trump and was a fixture during the presidential campaign. Hicks said she had been considering leaving for several months, telling “colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she…

NYT: WH Plans To Fire Tillerson Will Be Replace By Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may soon be fired and replaced with CIA Director Mike Pompeo within weeks, a new bombshell report from The New York Times claims. According to the story, the White House has already developed a plan to force out Tillerson, who has an increasingly strained relationship with President Trump. Pompeo, in…

Samantha Bee Takes On Ivanka Trump ‘The Heir to the White House Throne’

To celebrate Women’s History Month (kind of), Samantha Bee turned the spotlight on the newest White House hire: Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s older daughter. “Ivanka’s official title is assistant to the president. Wishful thinkers are hoping that’s code for ‘your secret progressive buddy,’” Bee said on Wednesday’s Full Frontal. Her moderating influence was supposed to…

Obama White House Tried To Preserve Trump-Russia Evidence

In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government. Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated…

Obama Talks Russian Hacking, Trump’s Intel Briefings [VIDEO]

President Obama sat down with Trevor Noah for Monday’s Daily Show, but he wasn’t in a joking mood when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. “We determined and announced in October that it was the consensus of all the intelligence agencies and law enforcement that organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence were…

Canada’s PM Trudeau Greeted By Obama At WH

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the White House for a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau emerged from a motorcade to be greeted on the South Lawn of the White House by Obama and his wife Michelle. The leaders shook hands with assorted Canadian and U.S. dignitaries,…

Obama to Travel to Vietnam in May

President Barack Obama is planning to visit Vietnam as a part of a trip to Japan for the G7 Summit in May, the White House confirmed Monday. Obama accepted Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s invitation during a meeting at a summit of Southeast Asian nations in California.

Secret Service Foils Plot Against Obama’s Dogs

A man was arrested in WA, D.C. after he allegedly planned to kidnap one of President Barack Obama’s Portugese Water Dogs, Sunny and Bo. Scott Stockert was arrested at a Hampton Inn with unregistered firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. It’s still not clear why the man, who claimed to be Jesus and the…

White House: Obama, Putin to Meet at UN [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is expected to meet with Vladimir Putin at the Russian president’s request, the White House said Thursday. The two leaders will meet Monday on the sidelines at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. The meeting comes amid mounting tension over Ukraine and Syria,…

Saudi Arabia Starts Bombing Yemen [VIDEO]

Operations began by Saudi Arabia on Thursday against Houthi rebels in Yemen, hours following the rebels seized control of the military base employed by U.S. authorities for drone strikes. Warplanes have apparently started bombing the airport in Sanaa’s capital city. Yemeni Leader Rabbo Mansour Hadi left his home. The White House claimed Thursday that Obama…

Armed Woman Arrested Outside White House

A woman was arrested outside the White House with a gun moments after President Obama concluded his speech on immigration Thursday night, a Secret Service official told Fox News. The woman was carrying a 9mm handgun in a holster that was observed by two plain-clothes agents, who notified Uniformed Division officers who arrested the woman…

White House intruder ran through much of main floor

The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident. An alarm box near the front entrance of…

Obama Stops Israel Weapons Transfer

White House and State Department officials were reportedly caught by surprise when they found out that the Pentagon was sending military supplies to Israel without approval from the White House. As a result, the White House has now decided that any munitions request from Israel requires White House and State Department approval. Apparently the issue…

Geeks Show Obama Their Skill At White House Science Fair

Science education went to the head of the class at the White House on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama announcing a $35 million competition for teacher training programs — and checking out an all-star lineup of science fair projects. [nbcnews]

White House Report: Climate Change Is Harming The Economy

White House Report: Climate Change Is Harming The Economy Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” as extreme weather has a negative impact on Americans’ everyday lives and the U.S. economy, a new White House report says. The congressionally mandated National Climate Assessment, produced by more than 300 experts overseen by a panel of…

Obama-Big Papi selfie: White House objects to Samsung use

The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone. Spokesman Jay Carney says the White House objects any time the president’s image is used for commercial purposes. Carney says in this case, quote, “We certainly object.” Carney…

Jindal Rips Obama at White House

Someone should teach Bobby Jindal some manners. After emerging from a bipartisan meeting with governors and President Obama in the West Wing, Jindal attacked him during a press conference on the White House lawn. “This president and the White House seems to be waving the white flag of surrender,” the Republican governor of Louisiana said…

‘Veep’ Julia Louis-Dreyfus dines with Veep Joe Biden

Julia Louis-Dreyfus HBO’s “Veep,” was seated next to Vice President Joe Biden at a White House dinner honored French President Francois Hollande held Feb. 11. “That was an unforgettable evening. Thank u @JoeBiden @BarackObama @MichelleObama,” Louis-Dreyfus tweets along with a picture showing herself with Biden. According to ABC News, Louis-Dreyfus said sitting next to Biden…

More than 100,000 sign White House petition to deport Bieber

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to the White House to deport Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. The petition, created on Jan. 23, on the White House’s We the People site, has met the threshold for a response from the WhiteHouse. Bieber is in the US on a special visa given to high-profile…

Obama: Massachusetts plan should give Americans confidence

President Barack Obama on Wednesday touted the success of the Massachusetts health care law that served as a blueprint for the Affordable Care Act, highlighting how the Bay State plan overcame a troubled start in an effort to assure the public that his law can do the same. Obama delivered the speech in Boston’s Faneuil…

Morning Joe Agrees Woodward ‘Wrong Guy’ To Mess With, As Scarborough Recalls His Own WH Threats

Given the recent developments in the tension between Bob Woodward and the White House, Joe Scarborough was especially excited to discuss the story. Finding the whole ordeal “fascinating,” the panel largely agreed that Woodward is the wrong journalist to mess with — with Scarborough recalling his own past threat from the White House. Woodward has…

Obama, Afghan President To Hold Press Conference At 1:15 PM ET

After a morning of meetings, President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will hold a press conference at 1:15 p.m. ET at the White House. Obama and Karzai are scheduled begin meeting at 10 a.m. ET. Vice President Joe Biden will attend the meeting, and the three leaders will also have lunch at the White…