The pain of the partial government shutdown bit into all corners of America — even the White House, where there is often very little sympathy for those whose job it is to keep Washington running.www.nytimes.com
Former White House communications aide Cliff Sims describes scenes of an "absolutely out of control" White House staff, President Donald Trump berating the then-speaker of the House from his own party over loyalty and the President walking out of policy meetings in his upcoming book, according to excerpts published by The Washington Post.CNN
While the media takes careful note of the president's lies, it seldom imitates him. Which puts us at a disadvantage.Chicago Sun-Times
A BuzzFeed News report that said U.S. President Donald Trump had directed his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress was false, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Friday.U.S.
The government shutdown has reached its third-week mark, and little progress has been made to end it. During a panel discussion with CNN’s Jake Tapper, reporter Pamela Brown revealed that White House aides believe the shutdown is a “losing battle politically.” Trump has refused to back down from his demand for a border wall in exchange to reopen the government, and White House aides say the fight is only getting worse. “The president thinks heRaw Story
Current and former Trump aides are reportedly frustrated with Kushner's appearing to serving as a de facto chief of staff.Newsweek
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló criticized the Trump administration for rejecting food stamp funding for the island and reportedly plotting to cut its emergency aid, as tensions escalate over the ongoing struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria more than a year ago.www.washingtonpost.com