President Donald Trump is finding it hard to recruit staff to fill the vacancies, several people close to the West Wing say, as he faces the second year of his administration with daunting political odds and an ongoing Russian Federation investigation.
On Friday, Trump is due at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland for a medical exam conducted by the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, who performed President Barack Obama's last several physicals while he was in office.
President Trump's aides had previously been told they shouldn't use their personal phones for official government business.
The policy isn't without precedent in federal buildings.
"For the purposes of this memorandum, the West Wing means the facility generally located between the President's Executive Residence and West Executive Drive", a footnote of the memo reads.
A former senior White House official familiar with the decision tells ABC News that this has been a discussion since the early stages of the administration with a focus on protecting national security.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanderswas not having it when CNN's Jim Acosta continuously pressed her on President Trump's potential future immigration policies during Tuesday's press briefing.
Kelly's edict bans personal electronic devices with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cellular capabilities from the West Wing complex, with staff warned of disciplinary action of they violate the policy, which is set to come into effect in mid-January.
"Absolutely not. That's a ridiculous characterization".
The White House said after the meeting that lawmakers had agreed to narrow the scope of the negotiations to four areas: border security, family-based "chain migration", the visa lottery, and the DACA policy, winning nods from Democrats.
The proposed changes also would have banned officials from going through Americans' private messages without a warrant . The House is still scheduled to vote later on a bill that would reauthorize the program, set to expire January 19.
This makes the Switch port all the more important, as it means that a much bigger audience has a chance to give it a shot. Wii U games Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors are both getting enhanced versions for Nintendo Switch.
The band filmed the video for the title track of " This House is Not For Sale " in South Bethlehem and on the SteelStacks campus. Bon Jovi's last New Jersey show of this size came in 2013, on its Because We Can Tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
The Centre had increased Karnataka government's share from Rs 88,583 crore to Rs 2,19,500 crore, Shah pointed out. The BJP government previously had brought an effective piece of legislation to ban cow slaughter.
For India and the US, Indo-Pacific is vital for the security and prosperity of our people as well as others. The US-India Strategic Energy Partnership will convene early this year at the ministerial level, he added.
The program allows the National Security Agency to intercept calls or emails from suspected foreign terrorists outside the U.S. Still, the bill was expected to pass the House of Representatives today with a combination of Democratic and Republican votes .
The "Tiny Dancer" hitmaker heaped praise on the 20-year-old beauty, calling her "gorgeous" and complimenting her "great attitude". I have never met her. "I'd just say congratulations", said Elton.
CPI(M) opposes Netanyahu's India visit
Modi was the first Indian Prime Minister to have visited Israel after the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1992. Modi had visited the Jewish state in July a year ago , becoming the first Indian premier to do so.
Countdown for launch of PSLV-C40 progressing smoothly
The fourth stage engine of the rocket will ignite, for the first time, eight minutes into its flight and shut eight minutes after. It will also launch thirty other satellites having a combined weight of around 613 kg at lift-off.
Crooner Seal slams Oprah Winfrey for her speech
Meanwhile those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions. As noted by Metro UK , Winfrey has denounced Weinstein's actions and termed it " hideous behavior".
US Sends 3 B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers to Guam
Pacific Air Forces celebrated the arrival of the stealth bombers in a Facebook post, writing, " Don't they look awesome! ". The Air Force has rotated bombers in the Pacific for 15 years in a show of support for its allies in the region.
China orders probe into Marriott for listing Tibet as country
Another said that while Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong are sometimes listed separately, "it is the first time to list Tibet as such". Marriott now has more than 100 properties in China. "Totally disgusting Marriott behavior in the whole process".