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 "White House" 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.
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  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Associated Press

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • House opens inquiry Into proposed U.S. nuclear venture in Saudi Arabia
    San Francisco Chronicle

    House opens inquiry Into proposed U.S. nuclear venture in Saudi Arabia

    WASHINGTON — House Democrats said Tuesday they would begin a full-scale inquiry into White House involvement in a proposed venture to bring nuclear power facilities to Saudi Arabia, citing whistle-blower claims that administration officials disregarded warnings that potential conflicts of interest could put U.S. security at risk. In a 24-page report from the House Oversight and Reform Committee, the Democrats said their concerns centered on actions taken in the early weeks of the Trump administration to secure government backing for a plan to build a series of nuclear power plants across Saudi Arabia. But they said there was evidence as recently as last week that the White House was still considering

  • Meet the Department of Justice veteran helping House Democrats take on the Trump administration
    Good Morning America

    Meet the Department of Justice veteran helping House Democrats take on the Trump administration

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made no secret of her intentions -- she wants Congress to wield just as much power as the president. "You've heard me say over and over again, Article I, the legislative branch, the power of the purse, the power to declare war, many other powers listed in the Constitution, and, of course, the responsibility to have oversight," Pelosi said during a press conference last week. One of those most responsible for insuring the Congress is able to assert that power is the man she hired to serve as general counsel of the House of Representatives, Douglas Letter -- a veteran Justice Department lawyer who has spent years helping presidents argue just the opposite.

  • Reuters

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares scale 4-1/2-month peak on hopes of U.S.-China trade deal

    Asian stocks advanced to 4-1/2-month highs on Wednesday as investors bet that Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators would be able to secure a deal to de-escalate their year-long tariff war. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose as much as 1.1 percent to mark its highest levels since Oct. 2.

  • Vice President Pence picks familiar face for chief of staff
    wtvb

    Vice President Pence picks familiar face for chief of staff

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has chosen a familiar White House figure for his new chief of staff: Marc Short, who was President Donald Trump's top legislative aide until he left in July. "He has a strong relationship with the vice president," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. "Everybody feels like it will be a good fit." Pence's last top aide, Nick Ayers, left in December after he ruled out taking the chief of staff role for Trump. Short, who worked with Pence before he became vice president, had left the White House in July to join the University of Virginia's Miller Center and a Washington consulting firm. He will return to the White House in mid-March, Sanders

  • Associated Press

    Today in History

    Today in History

  • Christina Bennett reflects On White House Visit!
    Middletown, CT Patch

    Christina Bennett reflects On White House Visit!

    Last Wednesday I got a call from the White House while working at FIC's office. Of all the things I assumed I'd be doing that day, receiving an invitation to meet the President of the United States was not on my list. It's funny how life can be full of unexpected surprises. One moment I was sitting at my desk and the next day I was sitting in front of President Trump on a couch in the Oval Office. I was invited to the White House to tell my story of my mother's scheduled abortion appt. at Mt. Siani hospital in Hartford, CT and her decision to walk out. I went along with my friend Melissa Ohden who survived a late-term abortion after a nurse saw her breathing on the floor and rushed her to the

  • Trump To Nominate Jeffrey Rosen As New Deputy Attorney General
    HuffPost

    Trump To Nominate Jeffrey Rosen As New Deputy Attorney General

    If confirmed by the Senate, Rosen would replace Rod Rosenstein and servealongside the president's newly confirmed attorney general, William Barr

  • Bernie Sanders Faces New Hurdles in 2020
    Yahoo View

    Bernie Sanders Faces New Hurdles in 2020

    Bernie Sanders launched a new White House bid with enviable polls numbers and record-breaking fundraising. But there are several challenges ahead.

  • The Wall Street Journal

    When Bosses Call Walking Meetings, Some Employees Wish They’d Take a Hike

    Some 15% of company time is spent in meetings, estimates consulting firm Bain & Co. To stay fit and productive, cubicle-dwellers and their bosses are turning those meetings into “walk-and-talks,” taking a cue from executives such as Steve Jobs, who was known for his ambulatory conferences. “Some colleagues avert their eyes when they see me coming,” says Edward M. Ellison, 63, executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. For Alex Halladay, a recent mobile meeting involved hobbling along a running track in four-inch heels.

  • Devin Nunes Alum Scott Glabe Joins Trump White House
    The Daily Beast

    Devin Nunes Alum Scott Glabe Joins Trump White House

    Another alum of Rep. Devin Nunes' House intelligence committee has taken a White House post. Scott Glabe, previously the deputy staff director for Nunes on the House intelligence committee, recently moved to the White House Counsel's office, two sources familiar with the move told The Daily Beast. A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. CNN reported earlier this month that another Nunes alum, Kash Patel, took a job on the National Security Council.   Nunes and his staff on the House intelligence committee have taken withering criticism from the Intelligence Community for their work scrutinizing the genesis of the Justice Department's Russia probe. Nunes

  • President Trump signs directive to create new Space Force under the Air Force’s wing
    GeekWire

    President Trump signs directive to create new Space Force under the Air Force’s wing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump today signed a space policy directive that lays out further steps in the creation of the U.S. Space Force as a sixth military branch housed within the Department of the Air Force. The plan wouldn't involve splitting off Space Force from the Air Force immediately, although it leaves the door open to take that step at a later time. As described in the White House's Space Policy Directive 4, the arrangement would be similar to the Marine Corps' status as a military branch within the Department of the Navy. Such a concept is more likely… Read More

  • The Economic Times

    Trump's ex-Hill chief returning as Pence's chief of staff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief liaison to Congress is returning to the White House as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Marc Short will begin his new role in mid-March. Short left the White House less than a year ago. He had worked for Pence and a group affiliated with the conservative Koch brothers' political operation before entering the White House. Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, left the White House at the end of 2018 after turning down an offer to become Trump's chief of staff. Short's return drew praise from Republicans on Capitol Hill, with whom he has long has close ties. "I am thrilled to have Marc

  • Are We Ready to Forgive Alberto Gonzales?
    ALM Media

    Are We Ready to Forgive Alberto Gonzales?

    The former attorney general and other members of the George W. Bush team now seem to be on the radar because of the current administration.

  • House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan
    Columbus Telegram

    House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan

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