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shealah craighead selected as chief white house p og her


why it matters to you the white house p og her is responsible for many of the official images you will see of the president, so this is a big choice.president donald trump has selected the second woman to ever hold the official chief white house p og her title, choosing p ojournalist shealah craighead for the position. on thursday, january 27, trump’s press secretary, sean spicer, confirmed the selection.craighead has worked similar positions before as the p og her for former first lady laura bush. the washington d.c.-based p og her also p og hed governor sarah palin’s vice presidential paign and also worked as a p o editor for former vice president dick cheney. along with those titles, her work, primarily focused in the political arena, has also been featured in newsweek as well as peopl






january storms erase part of california's snowpack deficit


the white mountains near convict lake, calif., are covered with snow in early januarybrian van der brug / los angeles timesthe white mountains near convict lake, calif., are covered with snow in early januarythe white mountains near convict lake, calif., are covered with snow in early january (brian van der brug / los angeles times)






the east village of the 1980s: black, white and ‘grit’ — p os - p o journal


when p og her tony mangia cleaned out his manhattan apartment, he didn’t expect to stumble upon a small time capsule of the 1980s east village, preserved in black and white. click here to see the p os and read more.






jackie kennedy's real white house tour


director pablo larraín’s movie “jackie” was nominated for three academy awards tuesday, including best actress for natalie portman’s portrayal of first lady jacqueline kennedy.the film traces mrs. kennedy’s life in the days immediately following president kennedy’s ination. woven through the movie’s narrative is a recreation of the first lady’s famous white house tour, which aired on valentine’s day in 1962. hosted by cbs news correspondent charles collingwood, “a tour of the white house with mrs. john f. kennedy” was america’s first televised tour of the president’s residence. in the movie, larraín meticulously recreated scenes from the tour and also included footage from the 1962 broadcast.  with signature poise and style, mrs. kennedy showcased the $2 million renovation she launched to






silk iphone 7 collection hands-on: style, protection, and functionality at affor


while many of us carry our iphone naked, it's nice to have some protection for those times when your phone slips out of your hand. the snap shell slim case offers corner and back protection with minimal added size or weight. it is available in black, white, gold, and rose gold for just $9.99.i took the pearl white case for a spin and like the way it gives a stormtrooper look to my matte black apple iphone 7 plus. the interior has a microfiber lining to help protect the exterior of your iphone.all the ports are accessible, including a large opening on the back for the era and flash.






white house backs strategist at national security meetings


washington — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump's chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country's top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief's decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend "where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed."bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique inves






petition demanding donald trump release his tax returns breaks white house recor


as of thursday afternoon, the petition had over 368,000 signatures, surp ing the previous record of 367,180. the previous record-holder called for the united states government to “legally recognize the westboro baptist church as a hate group.” president donald trump spoke at the gop congressional retreat in philadelphia on thursday. he did not bring up his tax returns. trump has kept in place former president barack obama’s online petition system, which was created in 2011 to increase accessibility to government. the site also still states that a petition with at least 100,000 signatures will get an official response. a spokesman for the white house did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the petition.






key till witness gave false testimony, historian says


new york — the woman at the center of the trial of emmett till's alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.author timothy tyson told the ociated press on urday that carolyn donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. his book, "the blood of emmett till," comes out next week.emmett till was a 14-year-old black teenager tortured and killed in 1955 in mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as carolyn bryant. his murder be e national news and was a galvanizing event in the civil rights movement. donham's then-husband, roy bryant, and his half-brother, j.w. milam, were acquitted by an all-white jury. both men have since died.






pac-12: buffs end oregon's 17-game winning streak, 74-65


derrick white scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half urday night, keying colorado’s 74-65 upset of no. 10 oregon that snapped the ducks’ 17-game winning streak.xavier johnson added 13 points as the buffaloes (12-10, 2-7 pac-12) kept the ducks winless in seven trips all-time to boulder.payton pritchard’s 19 points led the ducks (19-3, 8-1), who lost for the first time since nov. 21 against georgetown.white had a pair of three-pointers early in the second half that put the buffaloes ahead, 45-39, as colorado’s stifling defense kept the ducks out of rhythm at the other end of the court. white also had a three-pointer, a three-point play and two free throws in an 11-1 run that gave colorado a 64-52 lead.the buffs are just the third team to top 70 points against oregon this season.at uta






white house cites 'buffet of options' on paying for wall


washington — the white house says it has yet to determine how mexico will pay for a m ive wall at the mexican border that president donald trump has promised to build.chief of staff reince priebus (ryns pree'-bus) tells cbs' "face the nation" that a "buffet of options" remains. he says that could include a tax on goods coming across the border, import and export taxes — even a tax on drug cartels or fines to people who come to the u.s. illegally.mexican president enrique peña nieto last week canceled a meeting with trump amid tensions over trump's plan to build a wall at mexico's expense.priebus says it's early in the planning process. he says the broader point is that trump is fulfilling a paign promise to build the wall.






texas mosque goes up in flames hours after white house announces muslim ban


police in victoria, texas are investigating a mysterious fire that burned down a mosque late friday night, reports ktrk.according to victoria fire marshal tom legler, he has asked for additional help from the state as part of his investigation of the torching of the  islamic center of victoria.fire officials state the fire began about 2 a.m.  local time, just hours after the white house issued an executive order limiting the travel of visitors or immigrants from seven muslim-majority countries in the middle east.police state that worshipers who showed up to pray on urday used a facility across the street, with the islamic center’s president, shahid hashmi saying they will rebuild.according to hashmi, the building was burglarized one week ago.watch the video below via ktrk:






white house backs strategist at national security meetings


washington (ap) — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump’s chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country’s top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief’s decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend “where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed.”bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique






key till witness gave false testimony, historian says


new york (ap) — the woman at the center of the trial of emmett till’s alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.author timothy tyson told the ociated press on urday that carolyn donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. his book, “the blood of emmett till,” comes out next week.emmett till was a 14-year-old black teenager tortured and killed in 1955 in mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as carolyn bryant. his murder be e national news and was a galvanizing event in the civil rights movement. donham’s then-husband, roy bryant, and his half-brother, j.w. milam, were acquitted by an all-white jury. both men have since died.






emmett till accuser admits to giving false testimony: book


the chicago pastor vividly remembers the night 60 years ago when two white men e for his cousin emmett till."fear just gripped me," said the rev. wheeler parker jr. "you couldn't call anyone but god for help, so that's what i did. i prayed."till was murdered aug. 28, 1955, for reportedly whistling...the chicago pastor vividly remembers the night 60 years ago when two white men e for his cousin emmett till."fear just gripped me," said the rev. wheeler parker jr. "you couldn't call anyone but god for help, so that's what i did. i prayed."till was murdered aug. 28, 1955, for reportedly whistling... (angie leventis lourgos)






emmett till accuser admits to giving false testimony about boy's a nces: book


emmett till's killersaproy bryant, left, and john w. milam during their trial in sumner, miss., sept. 23, 1955. acquitted by an all-white jury, the two men would eventually admit to the murder of emmett till after being paid for their story by look magazine.roy bryant, left, and john w. milam during their trial in sumner, miss., sept. 23, 1955. acquitted by an all-white jury, the two men would eventually admit to the murder of emmett till after being paid for their story by look magazine. (ap)






immigration ban sows panic, anguish and confusion at airports around the globe


read the full presidential executive order blocking refugees from coming to the u.s.the white houseoffice of the press secretaryfor immediate release                         january 27, 2017 executive order - - - - - - - protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states       by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and laws of the...the white houseoffice of the press secretaryfor immediate release                         january 27, 2017 executive order - - - - - - - protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states       by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and laws of the...






official: green card holders also banned from entering u.s.; airlines start turn


read the full presidential executive order blocking refugees from coming to the u.s.the white houseoffice of the press secretaryfor immediate release                         january 27, 2017 executive order - - - - - - - protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states       by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and laws of the...the white houseoffice of the press secretaryfor immediate release                         january 27, 2017 executive order - - - - - - - protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states       by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and laws of the...






syrian families bound for allentown turned back under trump order


read the full presidential executive order blocking refugees from coming to the u.s.the white houseoffice of the press secretaryfor immediate release                         january 27, 2017 executive order - - - - - - - protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states       by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and laws of the...the white houseoffice of the press secretaryfor immediate release                         january 27, 2017 executive order - - - - - - - protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the united states       by the authority vested in me as president by the constitution and laws of the...






white house seems to back down on part of new vetting policy


the white house on sunday appeared to back down on a key part of president trump’s tough new immigration order, signaling that travelers trying to enter the country from seven banned countries will be allowed in if they hold green cards. white house chief of staff reince priebus said that these legal permanent residents are exempt from the travel ban “moving forward,” even though over the weekend other administration officials said the rule did apply to them. the apparent reversal e amid a national controversy over the new trump order that temporarily halts the entry of all refugees to the u.s. and any traveler from seven majority muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. federal judges across the country have blocked parts of the president’s executive actio






white house seems to back down on part of new vetting policy


the white house on sunday appeared to back down on a key part of president trump’s tough new immigration order, signaling that travelers trying to enter the country from seven banned countries will be allowed in if they hold green cards. white house chief of staff reince priebus said that these legal permanent residents are exempt from the travel ban “moving forward,” even though over the weekend other administration officials said the rule did apply to them. the apparent reversal e amid a national controversy over the new trump order that temporarily halts the entry of all refugees to the u.s. and any traveler from seven majority muslim countries: iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. federal judges across the country have blocked parts of the president’s executive actio






emmett till accuser admits to giving false testimony at murder trial: book


emmett till's killersaproy bryant, left, and john w. milam during their trial in sumner, miss., sept. 23, 1955. acquitted by an all-white jury, the two men would eventually admit to the murder of emmett till after being paid for their story by look magazine.roy bryant, left, and john w. milam during their trial in sumner, miss., sept. 23, 1955. acquitted by an all-white jury, the two men would eventually admit to the murder of emmett till after being paid for their story by look magazine. (ap)






dnc chair candidate sally boynton brown defends racist comments to ‘shut other w


at george washington university, thednc held a forum for candidates hoping to become chairman of the democratic national committee on monday. sally boynton brown, the executive director of idaho’s democratic party, urged democrats to provide “training” to teach people to be “sensitive” and “how to shut their mouths if they are white.”the democrat how now defended her racist comments in a new interview. check out those remarks at the bottom.yes, that’s right: here’s her exact racist remark.“my job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt,” brown said.“black lives matter and it makes me sad that we’re even having that conver ion, and that tells me that white leaders in our party have failed,”“i need schooling, and i depend on you and the other people around our communit






trump family hosts ‘finding dory’ screening at white house as immigration ban tu


president donald trump reportedly hosted a screening of the movie finding dory on sunday while protests erupted across the world in response to an executive order banning travelers from seven majority-muslim countries.soon after protests broke out over green card holders being detained at u.s. airports on urday, the white house released a sunday schedule which reserved the president’s afternoon for a movie screening. cnn producer kevin liptak revealed on sunday that the president’s family had chosen to screen finding dory, pixar’s film about a cartoon fish who is torn apart from her family and placed in a public aquarium.read some of the reactions on twitter below.at 3pm, trump is hosting a screening of finding dory, a movie about what happens when you're separated from your family.let tha






the latest: trump invites japanese leader to white house


washington — the latest on president donald trump (all times est):11:10 a.m.president donald trump has invited japanese prime minister shinzo abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) to a meeting in washington on feb. 10.white house spokesman sean spicer says on twitter that trump extended the invitation during a telephone conver ion with abe on urday.the white house says in a statement that trump affirmed the "ironclad u.s. commitment" to japan's security. the leaders pledged to consult and cooperate on the threat posed by a nuclear-ambitious north korea.they also discussed defense secretary jim mattis' upcoming visit to the region, including japan.it was the first several conver ions trump planned with world leaders on urday. the president is also expected to speak with the leaders of russia, germany, fran






white house cites ‘buffet of options’ on paying for wall


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rula jebreal erupts at jonathan turley for defending trump’s ban


foreign policy analyst rula jebreal erted on sunday that president donald trump’s travel ban targeting muslims was more about white supremacy than protecting the national security of the united states. on cnn’s fareed zakaria gps program, constitutional law professor jonathan turley predicted that courts would not overturn the bulk of trump’s executive order banning travel from seven majority-muslim countries. “the law does favor president trump in this regard,” turley explained. “i don’t like this order, i think it’s a mistake. but that doesn’t go into the legal analysis. the court has been extremely deferential to presidents on the border.”“i do not believe a federal court will view this as a muslim ban,” he predicted. “i don’t think the court can, regardless of what the court may think






under cover of #muslimban, bannon throws top general and spy off the national se


while the american public's attention was focused on the thousands of families whose lives were disrupted and even put at risk by trump's ban on muslims entering the usa, the us director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the president's national security council. they were replaced with white nationalist trump advisor steve bannon. trump announced the changes shortly after speaking with putin for an hour. presidential press spokesman sean spicer downplayed bannon's lack of expertise, describing the avowed racist as "a former naval officer." bannon left the navy in 1983. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, whom bannon is replacing, is an active-service four-star general. counseling trump in t






under cover of #muslimban, bannon throws top general and spy off the national se


while the american public's attention was focused on the thousands of families whose lives were disrupted and even put at risk by trump's ban on muslims entering the usa, the us director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were removed from the list of permanent attendees in the president's national security council. they were replaced with white nationalist trump advisor steve bannon. putin announced the changes shortly after speaking with putin for an hour. presidential press spokesman sean spicer downplayed bannon's lack of expertise, describing the avowed racist as "a former naval officer." bannon left the navy in 1983. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, whom bannon is replacing, is an active-service four-star general. counseling trump in






israel's netanyahu applauds trump's plan for wall; mexico not pleased


on corona and avocados: trump's 20 percent border tax concerns chicago businessesgreg trotter, robert channick and lauren zumbachlet's get this out the way right now: yes, your avocados would cost more if a proposed 20 percent border tax on mexican imports were to become reality.that being said, the import tax floated by the white house on thursday as a possible way to fund president donald trump's proposed wall along the...let's get this out the way right now: yes, your avocados would cost more if a proposed 20 percent border tax on mexican imports were to become reality.that being said, the import tax floated by the white house on thursday as a possible way to fund president donald trump's proposed wall along the... (greg trotter, robert channick and lauren zumbach)






white house backs strategist at national security meetings


washington (ap) — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump’s chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country’s top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief’s decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend “where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed.”bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique






the latest: uk prime minister 'does not agree' with order


washington — the latest on u.s. president donald trump and his ban on refugees from muslim-majority countries (all times local):4 a.m.british prime minister theresa may has criticized president donald trump's order temporarily banning refugees from entering the united states.her official spokesman said sunday that may does "not agree" with trump's order and will challenge the us government if it has an adverse effect on british nationals.the official comment e after may refused to condemn the ban during a visit to turkey to meet with turkish leaders. she said in turkey the decision was a matter solely for the united states.after she returned to britain from a whirlwind visit to washington, where she met trump at the white house, and turkey, her spokesman said britain did not approve of tru






steve bannon personally overruled dhs decision not to include green card holders


steve bannon, a senior adviser to president donald trump, personally overruled a decision by the department of homeland security not to include green card holders in the president’s temporary ban on travel from muslim countries.protests erupted at airports across the country over the weekend after dhs agents began enforcing an executive order signed by trump by detaining legal permanent residents who were returning from abroad. on urday, a federal judge stayed the detentions and ordered the green card holders to be released, but cnn reported that the mayhem could have been avoided if the white house had listened to the guidance of dhs lawyers in the first place.documents obtained by cnn showed that dhs initially determined that “lawful permanent residents are not included and may continue






the latest: trump, putin are holding closely watched call


washington — the latest on president donald trump (all times est):12:15 p.m.the presidents are on the phone.white house press secretary sean spicer has tweeted that the scheduled call between president donald trump and russia's vladimir putin is underway.it's the first time the leaders have spoken since trump took office on jan. 20.trump has said he's open to cooperating with russia if it helps further american interests abroad.before the call, trump was noncommittal about whether he was considering lifting economic sanctions imposed on moscow by the obama administration.___11:10 a.m.president donald trump has invited japanese prime minister shinzo abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) to a meeting in washington on feb. 10.white house spokesman sean spicer says on twitter that trump extended the invitatio






pub apologizes for 'build-a-wall' burger with mexican toppings


trump proposes 20 percent tax on mexican imports to pay for border walltribune news servicesdetermined to wall off america's border with mexico, president donald trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade thursday as the white house proposed a 20 percent tax on imports from the key u.s. ally and mexican president enrique pena nieto abruptly s ped next week's trip...determined to wall off america's border with mexico, president donald trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade thursday as the white house proposed a 20 percent tax on imports from the key u.s. ally and mexican president enrique pena nieto abruptly s ped next week's trip... (tribune news services)






california sen. kamala harris joins protesters outside the white house


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are you more likely to get sick when you haven’t had enough sleep?


your mom wasn’t just nagging you — not getting enough sleep really could make you sick. a study in the journal sleep showed that in 11 pairs of identical twins, the halves who consistently got less sleep every night also had weakened immune systems. the researchers specifically looked at white blood cells circulating in the body…






snaps of all the presidents' p og hers


the way we see a president’s term in the u.s. is often shaped by the p og her by their side, people who rarely enjoy the spotlight they cast.petapixel’s allen murabayashi turns to focus around to reveal who played this important role since the tradition began with lyndon johnson. beginning during wwii, the national park service was tasked with documenting official ceremonies, but after johnson saw what an impact the personal relationship between army public information office p og her cecil stoughton and kennedy had on influencing public perception of the president, he hired yoichi “oke” okamoto as the first official p og her.a tradition was born.oliver f. atkinsas nixon’s personal p og her on the paign trail, oliver f. atkins was the logical choice as white house p og her. but unlike okam






trump orders isis plan, gives bannon role in revamped national security council


donald trump draws sharp rebuke, concerns over stephen bannon appointmentjose a. delrealpresident-elect donald trump's decision to appoint stephen bannon as his chief strategist in the white house has drawn a sharp rebuke from political strategists who see in bannon a controversial figure too closely ociated with the "alt-right" movement, which white nationalists have embraced....president-elect donald trump's decision to appoint stephen bannon as his chief strategist in the white house has drawn a sharp rebuke from political strategists who see in bannon a controversial figure too closely ociated with the "alt-right" movement, which white nationalists have embraced.... (jose a. delreal)trump accepted merkel's invitation to visit hamburg, in july for the g-20 summit, and trump invited the






officials say trump, putin avoided topic of sanctions


washington — officials say the thorny matter of u.s.-imposed sanctions on russia didn't come up during president donald trump's first phone call with russian president vladimir putin, which suggests that the more difficult obstacles to warmer relations between their nations can wait.statements from the white house and the kremlin described the conver ion urday in positive terms, the same tone used in white house accounts of other calls trump made to world leaders. only later did a white house official, responding to a question, acknowledge that sanctions were not among the topics the two leaders discussed.in the first week of his presidency, trump has been noncommittal on lifting sanctions imposed by his predecessor, barack obama, in response to u.s. findings of interference by russia in t






trump's revamp of top advisors reflects the rise of controversial aide steve ban


president trump is revamping the advisory circle of national security experts in his white house, and the new configuration reflects the sharp rise of his controversial aide steve bannon. bannon, trump’s chief strategist, is now invited to sit in on all meetings of the national security council, while key experts like the director of national intelligence and chairman of the joint military chiefs will only participate when specifically summoned. the decision is raising questions in national security circles. bannon is the former head of the right-wing breitbart news website who declared last week that the news media should be considered “the opposition party” during the trump era. bannon was a key link for trump with the nationalist “alt-right” movement during the paign. “stone-cold cr






trump's revamp of top advisors reflects the rise of controversial aide steve ban


president trump is revamping the advisory circle of national security experts in his white house, and the new configuration reflects the sharp rise of his controversial aide steve bannon. bannon, trump’s chief strategist, is now invited to sit in on all meetings of the national security council, while key experts like the director of national intelligence and chairman of the joint military chiefs will only participate when specifically summoned. the decision is raising questions in national security circles. bannon is the former head of the right-wing breitbart news website who declared last week that the news media should be considered “the opposition party” during the trump era. bannon was a key link for trump with the nationalist “alt-right” movement during the paign. “stone-cold cr






trump talks with putin, foreign leaders in round of phone calls


amid roiling global tensions over a recent executive order halting the u.s. refugee program and travel from certain muslim countries, president trump engaged in a series of phone calls with world leaders urday, including russian president vladimir putin, german chancellor angela merkel and japanese prime minister shinzo abe. gathered with several members of his senior staff around his desk, the president spoke with putin around noon urday, the first known phone conver ion mr. trump has had with the russian leader since his inauguration last week.according to a white house readout of the call, the “positive” conver ion lasted approximately one hour and discussed topics ranging from “mutual cooperation in defeating isis” to efforts in syria. “both president trump and president putin are hope






obama ethics rule unenforced in trump white house


this article originally appeared on the international business times. when exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson signed on to work for donald trump’s new administration, he set himself up to receive a quick cash infusion: exxon committed to giving him an $180 million retirement package just as he moves to lead a state department that oversees exxon-related public…






white house backs breitbart co-founder at national security meetings


washington — the white house on sunday said the addition of president donald trump's chief strategist, steve bannon, to regular meetings of the country's top national security officials was essential to the commander in chief's decision-making process.trump took steps urday to begin restructuring the white house national security council, adding the senior adviser to the principals committee, which includes the secretaries of state and defense. at the same time, trump said his director of national intelligence and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff would attend "where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed."bannon served in the navy before attending harvard business school, working at goldman sachs, starting his own media-focused boutique inves






trump talks with putin, foreign leaders in round of phone calls


amid roiling global tensions over a recent executive order halting the u.s. refugee program and travel from certain muslim countries, president trump engaged in a series of phone calls with world leaders urday, including russian president vladimir putin, german chancellor angela merkel and japanese prime minister shinzo abe. gathered with several members of his senior staff around his desk, the president spoke with putin around noon urday, the first known phone conver ion mr. trump has had with the russian leader since his inauguration last week.vice president mike pence, chief of staff reince priebus, chief white house strategist steve bannon and national security adviser michael flynn were in the oval office during the call. rex tillerson, mr. trump’s pick for secretary of state who rema






‘we shouldn’t let people just re-enter the country who are not citizens’


president donald trump’s temporary suspension of the u.s. refugee program took center stage sunday as sen. john mccain called it “confusing” and white house chief of staff reince priebus suggested more countries could be added to the list. trump signed an executive order friday that indefinitely prevents syrian refugees from entering the united states and limits…






malia obama joins protest against trump dapl revival, stands with water protecto


the daughter of former and much-beloved president barack obama has made her political leanings completely public now that she’s moved out of the white house. opting out of her parents caribbean vacation, 18-year-old malia obama was seen standing up at a dakota access pipeline protest in park city, utah. malia will be starting an internship with…






apollo 1 crew - apollo 1 tragedy - pictures


apollo 1 crewastronauts virgil i. “gus” grissom, edward h. white ii and roger b. chaffee were killed when a fire erupted in their capsule during testing on the launch pad on jan. 27, 1967. the mission, originally known as sa-204, was later designated as apollo 1.grissom, 40, the mission commander, was preparing for his third trip to space. white, 36, made history in 1965 as america’s first spacewalker. chaffee, 31, was a navy pilot and nasa rookie looking forward to his first space flight.credit: nasamission trainingastronauts for the first apollo mission, originally known as sa-204, practice in the apollo mission simulator. (l-r) roger b. chaffee, edward h. white and virgil i. “gus” grissom.credit: nasaapollo 1 capsulethe 11,000-pound apollo capsule is prepared for its mission.credit: nas






officials say trump, putin avoided topic of sanctions


washington (ap) — officials say the thorny matter of u.s.-imposed sanctions on russia didn’t come up during president donald trump’s first phone call with russian president vladimir putin, which suggests that the more difficult obstacles to warmer relations between their nations can wait.statements from the white house and the kremlin described the conver ion urday in positive terms, the same tone used in white house accounts of other calls trump made to world leaders. only later did a white house official, responding to a question, acknowledge that sanctions were not among the topics the two leaders discussed.in the first week of his presidency, trump has been noncommittal on lifting sanctions imposed by his predecessor, barack obama, in response to u.s. findings of interference by russia






facing criticism, trump administration has no regrets about leaving out jews in


by abby phillip, the washington postfacing growing criticism for failing to mention jews in a statement marking the holocaust, the trump administration on sunday doubled down on the controversial decision.in a statement on friday, president donald trump broke with the bipartisan practice of past presidents by failing to include any mention of the anti-semitic views that fueled the holocaust and left 6 million jews and millions of others dead.“i don’t regret the words,” said white house chief of staff reince priebus when asked to defend the statement on nbc news’ “meet the press” on sunday.“everyone’s suffering (in) the holocaust including obviously all of the jewish people affected and miserable genocide that occurs — it’s something that we consider to be extraordinarily sad,” priebus adde