The White House

White House renews request for privacy for Trump's young son

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is appealing to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump's young son, Barron.<p>Stephanie Grisham, a spokesman for first lady Melania Trump, says the 11-year-old "deserves every opportunity to have a private childhood."<p>The request follows criticism of …

Donald Trump

Trump's endless Mar-a-Lago travel is breaking the bank. Here's a solution for him

The president has traveled almost every weekend on ‘working vacations.’ If the demands of the job are too much for him, he needn’t stay in office<p>Back in March, President Trump released a budget blueprint that proposed to eliminate some 62 federal agencies and programs – and cripple more of them – …

Donald Trump

White House placed on apparent lockdown

The White House was placed in an apparent lockdown on Tuesday afternoon as President Trump was en route to Arizona for a rally.<p>Secret Service cleared …

U.S. Secret Service

Watch: Violent Antifa protesters can’t define ‘alt-right,’ proclaim they want to kill Nazis

Antifa members took the streets in Laguna Beach, California, Sunday to protest President Donald Trump after his widely criticized response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in violent clashes with counterprotesters and the death of a 32-year-old …

Conservative View

Sheriff Joe hasn’t given up hope on a Trump pardon yet – VICE News

PHOENIX — When the White House announced Tuesday that, despite the rumors, President Trump wouldn’t pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the embattled law enforcement official interpreted the comments in his own way.<p>“He didn’t say he’s not going to do it,” Arpaio told VICE News in a …

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The Patriots gave Donald Trump a Super Bowl ring

The New England Patriots did something unusual during their visit to the White House — they gave President Trump a Super Bowl ring.<p>A Patriots spokesperson said that team owner Robert Kraft gave Trump the ring during the team’s visit following their Super Bowl LI win. Kraft and Trump have been …

Sports

How Trump swallowed a bitter Afghanistan pill

The president didn't want to send more troops into a 16-year-old conflict — until his military men convinced him the risks were too great.<p>In his first national security address, President Trump broke with his “America First” campaign rhetoric and his past skepticism about the war in Afghanistan, …

Politics

Top Trump aides want to use Dreamers citizenship as bargaining chip | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Most of Donald Trump’s top aides are pushing him to protect young people brought into the country illegally as children — and then use the issue as a …

U.S. Politics

The Trump White House’s ugly new strategy: Use ‘dreamers’ as a bargaining chip

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>President Trump is earning some praise for condemning bigotry and calling for national unity during his Monday night speech announcing an escalation in Afghanistan, and while those remarks were welcome as far as it goes, that loud clanging you hear is the sound of the bar being …

Opinion

Democratic senators press on whether White House aide under probe | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Aug 22, 2017 06:30 am | Updated Date: Aug 22, 2017 …

World Leaders

White House opens door to peace talks with the Taliban

The Trump White House is entertaining the possibility of officially backing Afghan-led peace talks with the Taliban, as a way to bring the longest …

Afghanistan

Kushner heads to Israel for latest attempt at peace deal

President Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner arrives in Israel on Wednesday in the latest U.S. effort to revive long-stalled Middle East peace talks, but at a time when progress may be more elusive than ever.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump’s closest ally in the region, …

Israel

The White House Contradicts Icahn Enterprises' Latest 10-K Filing

Carl Icahn stepped down as "special advisor to President Donald J. Trump on issues relating to regulatory reform" last Friday evening shortly before …

Business

Breitbart goes after Trump

The homepage for Breitbart News featured several stories sharply critical of President Trump on Tuesday, just hours before the president is scheduled …

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Last night, the president did himself a lot of good. But how long will it last?

From a well-conceived and well-delivered speech at Fort Myer yesterday to Stephen K. Bannon’s corrosive presence being eliminated, the White House has had a couple of good days. Heck, there was even a successful eclipse under President Trump’s watch — and he should take credit wherever he can. This …

Opinion

Think The New York Times And Fox Covered Bannon Differently? Yes And No.

[The Knife Media] Stephen Bannon left the White House. What are the measurable facts? Well, he left, plain and simple. Compare this to The New York Times’ lead sentence:<p>Stephen K. Bannon, the <b>embattled</b> chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election by <b>embracing</b> their <b>shared</b> …

Media Industry

10 People Causing the Most Panic In the White House This Week

The commander-in-chief gave his first prime-time policy speech last night, and it didn't go horribly. Never mind where you stand on policy, it was …

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Trump's infrastructure plan: Delays ahead?

The prospects for President Donald Trump to pass his infrastructure initiative before year’s end appear increasingly unlikely as the administration becomes bogged down with a slew of more pressing agenda items.<p>When Congress returns from recess in September, lawmakers will be faced with various …

United States

GOP Leaders Unite Behind Trump Afghanistan ‘Doctrine’

Congressional Republicans, who have had their differences with President Donald Trump, rallied behind the commander-in-chief Monday night after his speech outlining what he called a new plan for the 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan.<p>Trump spoke in a forceful tone but offered few specifics in the …

Politics

Yes, it’s honorable to work for Trump

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the highly unusual step over the weekend of publicly explaining why he won’t resign.<p>He responded to Yale …

H. R. McMaster

Democrats Nix Idea Of Trading Dreamers' Protections For Border Wall, More Deportations

Top administration officials are reportedly pushing for a deal that would help young undocumented immigrants -- by hurting their parents and community.<p>WASHINGTON ― Democrats on Capitol Hill said Tuesday they won’t allow President Donald Trump to use undocumented young people as leverage to get …

Immigration

Can the White House Buy Its Way Out of Trump’s Neo-Nazi Problem?

The administration is still banking on tax cuts to “repair relations with the business community.”<p>For political scientists, the ascendance of <b>Donald Trump</b> has served as a sort of modern-day Milgram experiment, with the loyalty of the president’s supporters constantly tested by ever more painful …

Carl Icahn

War in the West Wing: Inside Steve Bannon’s final days in Trump’s White House

<b>By Jeremy W. Peters and Maggie Haberman</b><p>WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, told Stephen K. Bannon in late July that he …

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DC Restaurant Lowers Drink Prices Every Time Trump Fires a Senior White House Official

There will probably be many impromptu happy hours to come.<p>A restaurant called The Bird in Washington, DC is now offering $4 happy hour drinks every time President Trump fires a senior White House official.<p>Which, judging from recent history, means that drinks at The Bird will be $4 each for the …

Anthony Scaramucci

How Trump's team changed his mind about the war in Afghanistan

Donald Trump spent several years calling for the swift withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, ending the longest war in American history. Now …

Donald Trump

My life at a Russian propaganda network

“What would you do if we asked you to write something that wasn’t true?”<p>I was sitting in a 10th-floor conference room in the K Street offices of “RIA …

European News

Donald Trump’s abnormal presidency: the week of August 21 – VICE News

<i>Sign up for a weekly newsletter about President Donald Trump to be delivered to your inbox every Friday.</i><p>Donald Trump made it clear at the beginning of his campaign that he wasn’t going to follow the normal rules or tone of politics. We’re keeping track of all the ways his presidency veers from the …

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Black Democrats vow to fight 'racist' Trump policies: 'People in the White House should not be white supremacists'

The violence and blood in Charlottesville have become the final straw for members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who are now calling action to …

Congressional Black Caucus

Trump during Afghan strategy address says open to eventual deal with Taliban

"Someday, after an effective military effort, perhaps it will be possible to have a political settlement that includes elements of the Taliban in …

Afghanistan

US to withhold up to $290 million in aid from Egypt — report

The United States will be withholding roughly $290 million in aid to Egypt due to Cairo’s failure to rein in human rights abuses, Reuters reported …

Egypt