White House hosts muted Ramadan event as Biden’s Israel policy draws anger

The White House held a scaled-down iftar dinner on Tuesday to celebrate Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, after some invitees turned the president down over frustrations in the Muslim community over his policy toward the Israel-Gaza war. President Joe Biden met with Muslim leaders before having a small dinner with senior Muslim officials in […]

Nikki Haley ends White House bid, WSJ reports

Nikki Haley is dropping out of the US presidential race, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The decision will ensure that Donald Trump will win the Republican nomination and once again face Democratic President Joe Biden in November’s election. Haley, a former US Ambassador to the United Nations, is expected […]

White House National Security Adviser pleads with House Republicans to move on aid bill

Republican US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson indicated again on Wednesday he has no immediate plans to allow the chamber to vote on a $95 billion package of international security assistance for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. “We’re not going to be forced into action by the Senate,” Johnson said at House leaders’ weekly […]

What Is That White Stringy Thing in My Egg?

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I, just like you, am slightly frazzled when I crack an egg and see a spider-web-like string of white attached to the yolk. What is it? And why did this happen to me? There are some silly explanations and theories—maybe it’s the egg’s umbilical cord, or even salmonella, the people say. So in my grave […]

White House keeps America safe from national security threats

All members of Congress were made aware of a “serious national security threat” on Wednesday, according to a statement from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH).  “I am requesting that President Biden declassify all information in relation to this threat so that Congress, the Administration, and our allies can openly discuss the […]

The Slightly Cursed White Elephant Gift Guide

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White elephant gifts tend to be an afterthought—this is the one gift exchange that provides an excuse to slack off, and people really do. At best, white elephant participants carelessly wade into the swamp of intentionally funny gag gifts and wacky doodads that the internet sells in abundance, opting for things like silly socks, pickle-shaped […]

Anti-Israel protesters vandalize White House gates, try to scale fence

Pro-Palestinian protesters vandalized the gates of the White House with red paint and attempted to scale the fence around the president’s residence early Sunday morning, according to footage shared from the scene. Protesters also placed Palestinian flags and signs on monuments around Washington DC. BREAKING: Pro-Palestine protesters appear to be threatening to storm through […]

What Is That White Stuff Oozing Out of My Chicken?

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In Too Afraid to Ask, we’re answering food-related questions that may or may not give you goosebumps. Today: What’s that white stuff oozing out of my chicken? I know I’m not alone in this: When I cook chicken for a recipe like schmaltzy red pepper chicken or tangy teriyaki chicken, white goo leaches out of […]

US lawmakers urge White House crack down on Hamas use of crypto

US lawmakers urge White House crack down on Hamas use of crypto

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is urging the Biden administration to swiftly crack down on the use of cryptocurrencies by Hamas and its affiliates following the Palestinian militant group’s deadly attack in Israel earlier this month. A letter sent on Tuesday to the US Treasury Department and the White House from 105 lawmakers […]