Chad Day, Associated Press Updated 8:08 am PST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. The Democrat-led House oversight committee launched an investigation Tuesday into whether senior officials in President Donald Trump’s White House worked to transfer nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia as part of a deal that would financially benefit prominent Trump supporters. The proposal was pushed by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired in early 2017, but it has remained under consideration by the Trump administration despite concerns from Democrats and Republicans that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology was transferred without proper safeguards. less FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the … [Read more...] about House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan
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John Wagner, The Washington Post Published 12:58 pm PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Sarah Huckabee Sanders opens the door for President Donald Trump as he arrives in a surprise appearance at the press briefing room, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019, to speak about border security at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) less Sarah Huckabee Sanders opens the door for President Donald Trump as he arrives in a surprise appearance at the press briefing room, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019, to speak about border security at the White House in ... more Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Sarah Huckabee Sanders opens the door for President Donald Trump as he arrives in a surprise appearance at … [Read more...] about Trump says he directed Sarah Sanders ‘not to bother’ with White House news briefings
After just over two years in office, President Donald Trump’s White House has clearly decided that the televised White House briefing – a regular staple since Bill Clinton came into office – is no longer needed, as Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has not formally taken questions from reporters at the podium in the Brady Briefing Room in over a month. “I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway!” President Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Before the briefings became a daily televised event in the Clinton Administration, White House briefings were mainly what’s known as ‘pen and pad’ gatherings – that is, no television, no radio recording, a throwback to the days when newspaper and magazine reporters dominated those covering the White House. The number of briefings dwindled throughout 2018 – for example, Sanders held only three in July, only once in both November and December. The last formal briefing was on December … [Read more...] about White House briefings disappear – and that’s fine with President Trump
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would name Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House chief of staff."I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction," Trump wrote on Twitter. 16 PHOTOS White House budget director Mick Mulvaney See Gallery White House budget director Mick Mulvaney WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to members of the media after a House Republican Conference meeting September 8, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Mulvaney was on the Hill to push for the Trump Administration's Hurricane Harvey relief and debt limit package. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), holds up … [Read more...] about Trump says budget director Mick Mulvaney to be named acting White House chief of staff
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Victoria McGrane Globe Staff December 12, 2018 Elizabeth Warren is having a media moment, and not much of the news has been good.There was a front-page New York Times story describing a darkening cloud of controversy over her nascent 2020 presidential campaign thanks to a now infamous DNA test. A prominent Washington Post article followed, dissecting who’s in and out of her political team, on the heels of polls showing voters in her home state are not enthused by the prospect of her running.Mix them together with a unflattering editorial from her hometown paper, her Senate reelection results (Governor Charlie Baker won by a bigger margin), and a lot of idle political consultants, and the rest of the media had ingredients for countless other stories painting a picture of a wounded Warren campaign — before it’s even gotten off the ground. … [Read more...] about It’s been a rough few weeks for Warren’s White House hopes. Does it matter?