Tag: White House

April Ryan Snubbed By White House for Christmas Party

The Trump administration handpicked invitees to the White House Christmas party for news media on Friday at 2 p.m. Several journalists didn’t receive an invitation, including April Ryan for the first time in 20 years of covering the White House. “I don’t think I was overlooked,” Ryan told The Washington…

Obama Penned Letter to Trump for Inauguration Day

According to a recently released Inauguration Day letter to Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama described the presidency as “a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success.” In the letter, published by CNN, Obama described presidents as just “temporary occupants” of the White House. “That makes us guardians of…

White House Gender Pay Gap More Than Tripled Under Trump

Women working in the White House experience a pay gap of about 37 percent compared to their male counterparts nearly double than what was previously reported by media outlets, according to a new analysis. This is more than triple the rate under former President Barack Obama, whose female staffers earned…

Right Wing Quick to Misidentify Quebec Shooter as Muslim Man

Not long after a gunman in Canada shot and killed six people and wounded a dozen others praying at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night, the finger-pointing began, identifying the shooter as a Muslim extremist. Several conservative news outlets were quick to point out the 27-year-old suspect was a Muslim…

Michelle Obama in Final Speech: 'I Hope I've Made You Proud'

In her final speech as the first lady, Michelle Obama spoke of the great value of diversity, American tradition, the country’s future and how grateful she was to have served as first lady. “Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made…

Obama: 'Absolutely' Faced Racism in White House

In an interview on CNN Wednesday, President Barack Obama reflected on racism he “absolutely” faced during his presidency. “I think there’s a reason attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in southern states,” the president said to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria during “The Legacy…

Michelle Obama Opens Up About President-Elect Donald Trump's Win

Next month, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, will leave the White House after a historic eight years as America’s first African American First Family. PEOPLE magazineshared portions of a joint interview with Mr. and Mrs. Obama on how their daughters will transition…