Whitaker, who was then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions' chief of staff, was promoted to the acting role after Sessions' ouster was revealed Wednesday. Sessions wrote in a letter to Trump that he had resigned "at your request."
President Donald Trump's comments follow remarks from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, in which he blamed rising budget deficits on social safety net spending rather than the GOP's tax cuts.
Two Democratic senators said voters angry that Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court should focus on next month's congressional elections instead of seeking to impeach the new justice.
Some people say Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh shouldn't be held accountable for things he did as a teen because, you know, "boys will be boys!" A women's studies scholar explains in The Conversation how that whole free-pass thing started.
The president insisted that no one on his staff had told him of Woodward's interview requests, before admitting he had, in fact, known about them.
White House chief of staff John Kelly issued a statement denying that "I ever called the President an idiot."
The bill, which comes amid speculation that Warren could run for president in 2020, would also create "conflict-free investment opportunities for federal officials with new investment accounts."
Government ethics experts immediately sounded the alarm, suggesting it may have been a violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while on the job.
No modern president has profited from business while in office the way Donald Trump does.
Some of Trump's most reliable allies in the media and politics have voiced their concerns for the thousands of children taken from their parents who tried to cross the border illegally.
With some exceptions, the Democratic House majority will pursue measured rather than radical change ahead of a 2020 election.
On the Great War's anniversary, it's a good time to ask: How can we prevent a World War III among countries with even more devastating, technologically advanced might and economic interdependence?
PG&E, the parent company of the Pacific Gas & Electric utility unit, is expected to become a major player in the early warning camera expansion, CNBC has learned.
Democrat Gil Cisneros is the apparent winner in the tight race in California's 39th Congressional District, beating his Republican challenger Young Kim, who conceded the race more than a week after the midterm election.