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White House considers eliminating council focused on female empowerment
The Trump administration is currently debating the future of the Council on Women and Girls, an initiative created by former President Barack Obama at the beginning of his presidency, a senior White House official said. “We want the input of the various agencies to understand the assets they have
Valerie Jarrett : I 'Encouraged' Kellyanne Conway to Work in the White House
Kellyanne Conway, the political pollster who became the first Republican woman to run a presidential campaign, said Wednesday she might not continue to advise President-elect Donald Trump from inside the White House because of her four young children. “My children are 12, 12, 8 and 7, which is bad
President Obama salutes champion Cavaliers in South Lawn ceremony
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Barack Obama started Thursday by welcoming the future, meeting with president-elect Donald Trump at the White House for the first time. He finished the day by celebrating the past, recognizing the Cavaliers for their 2016 NBA championship over the Warriors . "Give it
Farewell to 'The Greatest': Thousands Celebrate Muhammad Ali's Life
Thousands of people gathered today to pay their final respects to Muhammad Ali , as a jovial funeral procession, highlighted by fans who chanted and threw flowers, gave way to a more somber memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali's memorial service at the KFC Yum! Center started at 3 p.m., an
Watch Muhammad Ali's Public Memorial Service Live From Louisville
Muhammad Ali , the late three-time heavyweight champ, is being laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, today. The iconic boxer, who died June 3 at age 74, will be honored with an interfaith service, according to family representatives. Today's public memorial service follows
President Obama Calls Muhammad Ali 'One of a Kind'
President Obama called Muhammad Ali "one of a kind," remembering the late fighter for supporting him during his political campaigns in a video posted to Facebook today. The video begins in the Oval Office with an empty Resolute desk, until Obama walks into the frame. After speaking off the cuff for
Obama Drinks Flint's Filtered Water During Visit to 'Shine a Spotlight' on Water Crisis
President Obama drank filtered Flint water during a visit to the Michigan city today as he received a first-hand look at the crisis he has said deeply affected him as a parent. “Generally I have not been doing stunts here," the president said as he took a small sip of water sitting in front of him.
11-Year-Old Girl May Be the Reason Harriet Tubman Was Chosen for $20 Bill
An 11-year-old Massachusetts girl may have been the driving force behind the Treasury Department's move to put a woman on the $20 bill. Sofia wrote a letter to President Obama two years ago asking why there were not any women represented on U.S. paper currency, her mother Kim told ABC News today.
White House Engages Liberal Activists in Battle to Fill Scalia's Seat
Several participants confirm to ABC News that the White House held a conference call with liberal activist groups Tuesday to discuss their role in what is expected to be a protracted battle with Republicans as President Obama attempts to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by late Justice Antonin
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Releases Emails Tied to Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released his collection of emails from 2014 and 2015 surrounding the toxic water crisis in Flint, hoping to provide a better understanding of how the municipal emergency unfolded, he said Tuesday in his State of the State address. More than 270 pages of emails were