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President Trump to host White House seder after all

04/10/2017 11:23 AM

Last week, JP Updates reported that President Donald Trump may be discontinuing the tradition begun by former President Barack Obama of hosting a Passover seder at


Trump may end White House seder tradition started by Obama

04/06/2017 7:52 PM

The young tradition of hosting a Passover seder in the White House may be discontinued under the Trump administration, if this year is anything to go


Ivanka Trump’s White House position rings alarm bells for ethics advisers

03/30/2017 12:05 PM

First daughter Ivanka Trump will work as an unpaid adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, according to an announcement Wednesday. Trump, 35, will serve as


Watch the White House kitchen go kosher for Chanukkah

12/15/2016 2:27 PM Updated: 5 months ago

(Video) Jewish Activists Fight White Supremacy in The White House

11/29/2016 3:30 PM Updated: 5 months ago
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Obama: Trump Will Soon Face a Sobering ‘Reality’ Check

11/15/2016 10:00 AM

  Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama cautioned against dire predictions for Donald Trump’s presidency, saying his Republican successor faces a reality check if he tries

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Obama Hails ‘Excellent Conversation’ With Trump at White House

11/10/2016 1:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Washington (AFP) – Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump held a 90-minute transition meeting in the Oval Office Thursday, with the outgoing president vowing his

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Concerns Grow as White House Increases Refugee Acceptance Quota

09/14/2016 11:08 AM Updated: 8 months ago

The number of refugees admitted into the U.S. will increase to 110,000 in the upcoming fiscal year, according to an annual refugee report to Congress cited

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Secretary of State John Kerry Congratulates Slovakia On Anniversary of Constitution

08/30/2016 12:43 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Secretary of State John Kerry extended congratulations to Slovakia Tuesday on the 24th anniversary of its constitution, on September 1. Czechoslovakia, which declared its independence from

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Facebook Users Can Now Contact White House Via FB Messenger: President Obama Will Read Messages

08/10/2016 4:22 PM

President Barack Obama has added Facebook messages to his list of evening reading material. According to the White House, Facebook users will now be able to

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ISIS Confirms Death of Top Commander ‘Omar the Chechen’, Believed by US to Have Been Killed in March

07/13/2016 5:45 PM

The death of high-ranking ISIS leader Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as “Omar the Chechen,” was verified by Amaq Agency, a mouthpiece for the Islamic State.

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US Senate Democrats Block ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill That White House Also Threatens to Veto

07/06/2016 5:13 PM

U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a bill on Wednesday that would strip federal grants from “sanctuary cities” that protect undocumented immigrants in the United States from being

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On World Refugee Day, Obama Urges Nations to Do More to Help the Displaced

06/20/2016 3:19 PM

President Barack Obama is calling for more countries to help refugees, as the number of those displaced reached 65 million worldwide. “In September, when world leaders

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White House Urges Congress to Pass Bill Allowing Puerto Rico to Restructure Debt

06/10/2016 6:01 AM Updated: 11 months ago

The White House released a statement urging Congress to quickly pass a House bill — The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) —

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US Designates Syrian Rebel Group Yarmouk Martyr’s Brigade a Global Terrorist Entity

06/09/2016 2:23 PM

The U.S. Department of State designated the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade (YMB), a rebel group in southern Syria, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity Tuesday. The designation

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In France-Backed Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, White House Says Sacrifices ‘Required to Make Peace’

06/01/2016 12:04 PM Updated: 11 months ago

In a press briefing at the White House Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest fielded questions relating to the French-led peace talks to resolve the

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US Praises Release of Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

05/26/2016 11:21 AM Updated: 12 months ago

The United States on Wednesday praised Azerbaijan’s release of Azerbaijani journalist and Radio Free Europe contributing correspondent Khadija Ismayilova, who had  been serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence on charges

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White House Criticizes House Resolution on Zika Virus, Needs $1.9 Billion as Requested

05/17/2016 4:54 PM Updated: 1 year ago

The Obama Administration opposes the Zika Response Appropriations Act of 2016, saying the House resolution is inadequate to deal with the virus and that it needs the

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Obama Administration Opposes House Resolution Blocking Anti-Islamic State Funding

05/17/2016 1:20 PM

The Obama administration said in a press release Monday from the Executive Office of the President that it appreciates the House Armed Services Committee’s continued support

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White House Set to Award $21 Million to Connect Underprivileged Youth to Summer Jobs

05/16/2016 11:01 AM

The White House and the Department of Labor announced on Monday that $21 million in “Summer Jobs and Beyond” grants will be awarded to 11 cities