‘Major’ pain: Biden’s dog involved in 2nd biting incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s younger dog Major this week was involved in his second biting incident of the month, the White House said Tuesday. The dog “nipped someone while on a walk” on Monday, said Michael LaRosa, press secretary to first lady Jill Biden, adding that the dog “is still adjusting to his […]

Biden dog Major in doghouse after injuring security agent

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has Major trouble. Family dogs Major and Champ have been banished from the White House for a doggie time out in Delaware after Major caused a “minor injury” to a Secret Service agent. White House press secretary Jen Psaki explained the canine caper Tuesday by saying the dogs “are […]

Biden filling top White House team with hyper-political campaign veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced a raft of top White House staff positions on Tuesday, drawing from the senior ranks of his political campaign and some of his closest confidants to fill out an increasingly political White House leadership team. Biden confirmed that former campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon will serve as a […]

President Trump leaves hospital, exhorts nation don’t fear virus

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday walked out of the military hospital where for three days he had been receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. Wearing a mask and stepping gingerly, President Trump left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a waiting SUV that carried him to Marine One […]

Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken […]

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government. Trump and House and Senate […]

White House pushes back against reports of tumult, purges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing back against talk of a staffing purge, insisting that reports of tumult and imminent departures are overblown. Chief of staff John Kelly, himself the subject of rumors that his job may be in jeopardy, has assured some staffers that they’re safe, at least for now. The message […]

White House locked down over after vehicle strikes barrier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that the driver was armed. The U.S. Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle “did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex.” No shots were fired during the […]

White House, FBI differ in accounts of investigation of aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting the White House, the FBI said it gave the Trump administration information on multiple occasions last year about a top aide accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives, and the investigation wrapped up in January. That account by FBI Director Christopher Wray challenged the White House assertion that Rob Porter’s […]

Kelly is Trump’s “star” secretary, now WH chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly may need to find and strap on some armor. The battle-hardened, outspoken commander’s new mission is to steady the roiling Trump administration — and quiet the friendly fire — as White House chief of staff. “He has been a true star of my administration,” the president tweeted […]