White House

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in 1800. The term is often used as a metonym for the president and his advisers. The residence was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban in the neoclassical style. Construction took place between 1792 and 1800 using Aquia Creek sandstone painted white.
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  • Report: White House Counsel Is Cooperating Extensively In Russia Probe
    HuffPost

    Report: White House Counsel Is Cooperating Extensively In Russia Probe

    Don McGahn, the White House counsel, has been cooperating extensively with

  • Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser
    Associated Press

    Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation.

  • Jimmy Carter Details Frugal Life with Wife Rosalynn in $167K Georgia Home
    People

    Jimmy Carter Details Frugal Life with Wife Rosalynn in $167K Georgia Home

    How Jimmy Carter, 93, Lives Modestly in Georgia

  • Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'
    Yahoo News

    Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'

    President Trump on Friday suggested that he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.

  • Trump 'had row with Vietnam veterans about Apocalypse Now'
    The Independent

    Trump 'had row with Vietnam veterans about Apocalypse Now'

    Donald Trump had an argument with Vietnam veterans about the plot of Apocalypse Now during a White House meeting, it has been claimed. According to The Daily Beast, the US president last year met with various heads of veterans’ organisations who were angered over the appointment of the now-sacked Omarosa Manigault-Newman to handle veterans’ affairs. Rick Weidman, co-founder of Vietnam Veterans for America, reportedly asked that a wider number of veterans injured by the herbicide Agent Orange receive payment from the government.

  • 'Confused' Ohio State community braces for Urban Meyer decision
    Yahoo Sports

    'Confused' Ohio State community braces for Urban Meyer decision

    While Urban Meyer awaits his fate, Ohio State's community waits in limbo.

  • Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade
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    Trump blames D.C. pols for raining on his parade

    President Trump on Friday blamed Washington, D.C., lawmakers for ballooning costs that forced the cancellation of his planned military parade.

  • Donald Trump feels guilty about the impact of his presidency on his wife - but overruled her furniture plans
    The Telegraph

    Donald Trump feels guilty about the impact of his presidency on his wife - but overruled her furniture plans

    The furniture Melania Trump chose for the White House was replaced with glitzier items preferred by her husband, Donald Trump, it has been claimed in a new profile of the first lady. The profile, published by the New York Times, tells that Mr Trump overruled his wife on the elegant and modern furniture she selected for their new home in favour of a more lavish interior design scheme.  The 48-year-old Slovenian was portrayed as a woman with a steely core, however, who does at times choose to overrule her husband.  It also reported that Mr Trump suggested she not mount her kids' campaign against cyberbullying, saying she would likely be mocked because he frequently abuses people on Twitter, but she dismissed his concerns. When she became the highest-ranking White House official to visit the US-Mexico border, in the midst of outrage at a policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, she wore a jacket emblazoned with the phrase “I really don't care, do u?” to silence her critics inside and outside the Trump orbit, the paper reported. Melania Trump in her "I REALLY DON'T CARE DO U?" jacket, on June 21 Credit: Reuters The paper reported that Mrs Trump and her husband maintain separate bedrooms inside the White House and when travelling, and said that she spends much of her time in the East Wing of the building, keeping up with her Pilates schedule and tending to their 12-year-old son, Barron. Constant rumours that Mrs Trump lives in a different house, near Barron’s school in Maryland, are repeatedly denied. Mrs Trump has few friends in Washington DC, and her staff is small — 10 people, compared with more than 25 who worked for Michelle Obama or Laura Bush. She returns to New York around once a month to visit her sister and hair stylist, and see her friends – who she reportedly stays in touch with via emoji-heavy text messages. Melania Trump and the rise of 'Republican chic' “She is a woman of grit, never afraid to speak her mind,” said Karen LeFrak, wife of a New York property developer and one of Mrs Trump’s friends.  “As a friend, I’ve seen how she handles her role as first lady with the same finesse and care as she uses in her friendships — always quality over quantity.” Another of her allies, Thomas Barrack, a friend of her husband, said the president respects her. “He listens to her more intently than anyone and respects her advice and counsel not only because she is his wife, but because her loyalty, grace, trust, elegance under fire, intellect and instincts are time tested and proven,” he said. Melania Trump Credit: TASS The paper spoke to several “friends and aides of the Trumps” who said that their relationship was unchanged by the move to Washington. A Palm Beach friend said Mrs Trump “entered the relationship with Mr Trump with her eyes open, and has weathered 13 years of scandal-plagued marriage and a rocky transition into the White House primarily for the benefit of keeping life stable for their son.” The president’s allies, the paper claimed, say he remains concerned about her reaction whenever headlines about his affairs emerge, and he has told friends he feels guilty about the criticism she has faced. A former White House official told the paper that Mr and Mrs Trump give the impression that they like one another, but their rapport is not particularly warm.  Another person said Mrs Trump was far more relaxed outside the presence of her husband than when he was around. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, defended the Be Best cyber bullying initiative. Donald and Melania Trump Credit: AFP “It is exactly what she wants it to be, and has been a success,” said Ms Grisham said.  “We look forward to continued success in her mission of helping children.” She added that Mrs Trump “is staying true to the independent woman that she is by doing things her own way.  “This should be celebrated, not criticised. Her priorities remain her family, her personal health and her role as first lady.” She said that Mrs Trump was entirely happy with her husband’s furniture.  “They both chose the décor,” she said.

  • Omarosa Manigault Newman has President Trump unhinged
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    Omarosa Manigault Newman has President Trump unhinged

    The release of "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House" and the secret recordings made by its author, Omarosa Manigault Newman, get under the president's skin.

  • Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019
    Associated Press

    Pentagon delays Trump's military parade until at least 2019

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.

  • Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director who has criticized the White House
    Yahoo News

    Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director who has criticized the White House

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders began her briefing on Wednesday by reading a statement from President Trump announcing his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent critic of the current administration. The statement went on to list other current and former officials whose clearances would be under review.

  • Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House
    Associated Press

    Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.