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# White House

Last month
January 2023
# Joe Biden
More classified documents found at Biden home in Delaware
The newly discovered documents date back to Biden’s time as vice president.
Larry Donnelly: Biden's classified documents problem is an embarrassing political setback
Our columnist looks at the political hot water the US president has found himself in this week.
# White House
Biden faces scrutiny after two sets of classified documents found
The revelation that Biden potentially mishandled classified or presidential records could prove to be a political headache.
Last year
# difficult 2024 path
Donald Trump's third White House run is littered with new obstacles of his own making
The former president faces several legal battles, as well as stiff competition from fellow Republicans.
# Midterms
US Democrats close in on Senate majority as counts continue
Midterms traditionally deliver a rejection of the party in power but Republicans did not perform as well as expected.
# Ransomware
National cyber security centre join forces with international teams to fight ransomware hackers
The meeting in the White House in Washington DC was attended by the States cyber security officials.
Some Trump staffers still have documents to be given to National Archives
A letter from the acting US archivist said some staffers had used private electronic messaging accounts to conduct official business, and not turned those messages over as required by law.
# biden
Biden appears to believe deceased politician is in audience at food conference
Officials claimed that the president simply had the congresswoman on his mind.
# White House
US Court permits Justice Department to use classified records seized in Trump raid
The court removed an obstacle that could have delayed the investigation by weeks, if not months,
# Up In The Air
Biden promises to defend Taiwan but refuses to confirm re-election bid in rare TV interview
The US president said it ‘remains to be seen’ if he will seek re-election.
# london-NYC
Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?
The Taoiseach will deliver Ireland’s National Statement in the UN on Thursday.
# the obamas
Barack and Michelle Obama return to White House to unveil presidential portraits
Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden invited Barack and Michelle Obama back to their former home to unveil their official portraits.
# White House
Democracy in the US is ‘under assault’ by MAGA Republicans, Joe Biden says
The leader called Donald Trump and his allies an extremist threat to America and its future.
# Covid-19
Dr Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19 in 'rebound' case
US President Joe Biden continues to test negative.
# White House
Top US Covid-19 advisor Dr Anthony Fauci to step down in December
The 81-year-old is the country’s leading infectious disease expert.
# White House
US First Lady Jill Biden tests negative for Covid and will leave isolation
Jill Biden tested positive on August 16, nearly two weeks after her husband contracted the virus for a second time.
# US
Two killed following lightning strike near the White House
Police said two others remain in a critical condition in hospital following the strike.
# Joe Biden
Joe Biden comes out of isolation after two negative Covid-19 tests
The US president is fever-free, according to his physician.
# Joe Biden
Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19
The US president is experiencing ‘very mild symptoms’, the White House said today.
# US
Matthew McConaughey makes emotional appeal for gun control at White House
The actor spoke powerfully about some of the children who died in his hometown of Uvalde two weeks ago.
# White House
Biden names Karine Jean-Pierre as new press secretary, first Black woman to hold role
Jean-Pierre will replace incumbent Jen Psaki from 13 May.
# Crime
Next Irish ambassador to Washington hopes crackdown on Kinahan cartel will make a big difference
Geraldine Byrne Nason will take over the role of Irish Ambassador to Washington in early Autumn.
# Washington DC
Most 'Irish' president since JFK: Biden in the White House 'enormously helpful' to Ireland
US ‘has skin in the game’ when it comes to maintaining peace in NI, says Congressman Brendan Boyle.
# Washington DC
Irish dancing, stout and a poem by Bono: US St Patrick's Day carries on without 'unlucky Taoiseach'
Micheál Martin’s long-awaited trip to the White House was scuppered after he contracted Covid.
# White House
Taoiseach tests positive for Covid-19 while in Washington for St Patrick's events
Micheál Martin received a negative antigen test result but later tested positive on a PCR.
# Washington DC
Taoiseach to get leadership award at event attended by US President Joe Biden tonight
Taoiseach says it will be a ‘very pleasant’ meeting between ‘one Irishman and another Irishman’.
# US Trip
Ireland’s St Patrick's Day message and theme is being tweaked to reflect the Ukraine crisis
Micheál Martin has decided to evolve the ‘tone and theme’ of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations this week.
# US archives
Kim Jong-un 'love letters' retrieved from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort
The National Archives and Records Administration pursues records it learns have been “improperly removed”.
# St Patrick's Day
Slimmed down contingent of Ministers likely to travel abroad for St Patrick's Day this year
It is tradition for Ministers and Ministers of State to travel to different destinations around the globe to mark St Patrick’s Day.
# Ukraine
US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks
The White House warned yesterday that Russia was ready to attack Ukraine at “any point”.
# Ukraine
Russia prepping pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, White House says
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke at a briefing at the White House in Washington today.
All time
# Mark Meadows
Trump's White House chief held in contempt for defying Capitol riot probe
Mark Meadows could be the first White House chief of staff to be prosecuted since HR Haldeman in the Watergate scandal.
# US
Kamala Harris held presidency for 1 hour 25 mins while Joe Biden was under anaesthesia
The US President had a colonoscopy as part of a regular health check, the White House said.
# Jen Psaki
White House press secretary tests positive for Covid-19
The official said she had last met US President Joe Biden on Tuesday and they had remained six feet apart.
# Interview
Biden won’t run in 2024 after Afghanistan ‘travesty’, says Trump's ex-chief of staff
Mick Mulvaney spoke to The Journal about Afghanistan, the Good Friday Agreement and quitting the Trump administration.
Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.
# Washington DC
Judge dismisses most claims over clearing of protesters from in front of White House
Claims against two law enforcement agencies, however, have been allowed to proceed.
# black lives matter
Probe says Washington DC protest was not broken up because of Trump photo-op
Park Police officials had already planned to clear the area for fencing installation, the investigation found.
# presidential pooch
Obama family mourns death of White House dog Bo
The Portuguese water dog was a gift to the Obamas from the late Senator Edward Kennedy.
Larry Donnelly: A quietly excellent first 100 days for Joe Biden
Our columnist takes a look at the first stages of the Biden and Harris administration.