Category Archives: White House

White House Receives Memo on Transgender Troops

The memo, written by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, outlines recommendations for dealing with transgender service members. The memo was received by President Trump on Friday. Mattis was given six months to develop the plan though exactly what that plan is remains unknown. As of now,

President Trump, Prime Minister Turnbull Laud Each Other

Despite a rocky start, the President and the Australian Prime Minister seem to have plenty in common. In fact, the two men seemed to genuinely enjoy each others company. PM Turnbull congratulated the President on his tax reforms saying, “Trump’s economic reforms are one of

Rick Gates, Former Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty

The former Trump campaign aide and business partner of Paul Manafort plead guilty to federal conspiracy and making false statements. In addition to pleading guilty to the charges, Gates has agreed to turn witness in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. This is part of a plea

Hope Hicks name White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks Named White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks was named interim White House communications director in August after the departure of Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci. Hicks was one of the first staffers to join Trump’s campaign. Her association with Trump began while she was working for Hiltzik Strategies, a New

Steve Bannon fired.

Steve Bannon Fired

The controversial tenure of Steve Bannon has come to an end. According to CNN, Bannon was given the option to resign but was forced out. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Bannon’s departure on Friday in a statement. “White House Chief of Staff

Sam Brownback Nominated as Religious Ambassador

Governor Sam Brownback Nominated for Religious Ambassador

The White House made the announcement on Wednesday. Sam Brownback, governor of Kansas, will be nominated to serve as ambassador at large for international religious freedom, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. After the announcement, Brownback took to Twitter to convey his

Jobless Claims Rise Modestly

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Modestly

Despite a previous three month low, jobless rate have risen according to Labor Department. The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits has rebounded from a three-month low last week,. However, the numbers remain below a level consistent with a tightening labor market. On Thursday,

Justice Department Moves to Remove LGBTQ Workplace Protections

Justice Department Moves to Remove LGBTQ Workplace Protections

The Trump Administration continues to target the LGBTQ community. On the same day that President Trump tweeted his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military, the DOJ submitted an amicus brief opposing the extension of Title VII discrimination protections on the basis

Trump Announces Transgender Ban

President Announces Transgender Military Ban

President Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday to announce reinstating a ban against transgender people serving in military. The ban will forbid transgender people from serving “in any capacity” in the military. Trump had this to say, via Twitter. “After consultation with my Generals and