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Former White House chief joins firm that detains migrant children

May 04, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Democrats including 2020 presidential hopefuls accuse John Kelly of profiting from policies he had supervised during his stint in President Trump's administration

EX-CHIEF OF STAFF. In this file photo, then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Outgoing White House chief John Kelly's remarks oppose President Trump's rhetoric on the US-Mexico border

US-MEXICO BORDER. American soldiers install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Photo by Thomas Watkins/Agence France-Presse

Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House

Dec 10, 2018 - 8:02 AM

Nick Ayers, the 36-year-old chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, tweeted that 'I will be departing at the end of the year but will work with the #MAGA team to advance the cause,' referring to Trump's campaign

NICK AYERS. US Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers (L) walks with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster in Washington, DC, October 23, 2017. File photo by Jiim Watson/AFP

Trump, under pressure to honor McCain, orders flags to half-staff

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Donald Trump's about-face comes after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to McCain

TRIBUTE TO MCCAIN. The US flag above the White House flies at half-staff in the evening in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:48 PM

President Donald Trump ratchets up the war of words to a level of nastiness rarely seen, even from a president who has shown he does not pull punches when insulting his critics

BREACH OF TRUST? US President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference on April 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Omarosa's White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The recording by former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman represents another stunning breach of presidential trust

Ad-hoc Trump fuels White House meltdown

Mar 03, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Trump's off-the-cuff enticement of a global trade war and calls for limits on the right to bear arms cleave a schism between the president and his Republican backers, spark a stock market sell-off, and prompt threats of retaliatory sanctions from across the globe

TARIFFS. US President Donald Trump speaks on steel and aluminum tariffs watched by Dave Burkitt (R) of US Steel Corporation during a meeting with industry leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 1, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Trump son-in-law Kushner loses top security clearance

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:35 AM

(UPDATED) The White House, including the president himself, refuse to comment on the record, but insists that the decision will not have any impact on Jared Kushner's role as senior aide

REVOKED CLEARANCE. This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Thomas Coex/AFP

U.S. Secret Service denies China nuclear football 'skirmish'

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The US Secret Service denies reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese security officials over the 'nuclear football' during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing

TRUMP AND XI. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping at the end of a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

White House reforms security clearances to address scandal

Feb 17, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Chief of Staff John Kelly proposed a series of tweaks intended to limit temporary security clearances, but which also seemed designed to draw a line under the Rob Porter scandal.

KELLY. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Trump praises White House aide accused of domestic abuse

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:11 AM

(UDATED) White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigns in the same week, also over domestic abuse claims. He denies the allegations.

RESIGNED. In this photo taken on September 1, 2017, White House staff secretary Rob Porter looks on after US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

FBI challenges White House over explosive Russia case memo

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:40 AM

(UPDATED) The release of the memo could sour relations between the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which Trump has repeatedly attacked as biased against him

The FBI seal is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC on July 5, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Scaramucci out as Trump's new chief of staff takes reins

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:48 AM

Scaramucci s firing after John Kelly became White House chief of staff are the latest in a series of personal shifts that have made Trump s White House feel more like a soap opera than a presidential administration

Anthony Scaramucci speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington,  DC on July 21, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Trump swears in new chief of staff, says no White House 'chaos'

Jul 31, 2017 - 10:40 PM

John Kelly is replacing Reince Priebus who was forced out last week after the spectacular failure of Trump s bid to repeal Obamacare and as an ugly in house feud spilled into the open

JOHN KELLY. Newly sworn-in White House Chief of Staff John Kelly looks on in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2017. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Embattled Trump replaces chief of staff

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Reince Priebus has been under fire for months seeing one White House ally after another resign or leave culminating in the departure of press secretary Sean Spicer a week ago

REPLACED. US President Donald Trump has ousted his beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday, July 28. AFP file photos

US, Mexican officials play nice as Trump doubles down on wall

Jul 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

US Homeland Security Secretary s comments come hours after Trump again touch a raw nerve in Mexico with his latest remark on the border wall

US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia

May 29, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Trump: It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the FakeNews media

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE. This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Thomas Coex/AFP

U.S. weighs banning laptop computers on international flights

May 29, 2017 - 1:00 AM

The United States current laptop ban only covers flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa

LAX ARRIVAL. An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

U.S. may widen ban of carry-on computers on planes

Apr 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Homeland Security Secretary Kelly: We may take measures in the not too distant future to expand the number of airports

LAX ARRIVAL. An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

U.S. promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:12 AM

There will be no use of military force for immigration operations says US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

Top U.S. envoys to meet Mexico president to calm tension

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Border security law enforcement cooperation and trade among other issues will be discussed by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly

In this file photo, flags of the United States and Mexico wave before the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Qualifier at Rose Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Jonathan Moore/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:49 AM

UPDATED Two memos issued by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly order border patrol and immigration officers to deport as quickly as possible any illegal immigrants they find with only a few exceptions

ICE agents visiting a home. File image courtesy US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Trump fires top U.S. gov't lawyer over travel ban defiance

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM

5th UPDATE Sally Q Yates refused to mount a legal defense of Trump s ban on immigration from 7 Muslim nations

FIRED. In this file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP

Trump poised to move on Mexican border wall

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:06 PM

UPDATED Experts have voiced serious doubts about whether a wall would actually stem illegal immigration or if its worth investing billions in such a project

View of the border line between Mexico and the U.S in the community of Sasabe in Sonora state, Mexico, on January 13, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Trump stacks top government posts with retired generals

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Trump s naming of at least 3 retired generals to top posts raises questions as to why there will be so much military brass in cabinet level jobs

This file photo taken on November 19, 2016 shows US President-elect Donald Trump shaking hands with retired United States Marine Corps General James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster, New Jersey. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

IBM leverages cloud power in deal for Weather Company

Oct 29, 2015 - 10:53 AM

IBM says the combination will serve as the foundation for the new Watson unit building on a 3 billion commitment made by IBM in March 2015 to invest in the Internet of Things