White House press secretary avoiding on-camera briefings, barred from Air Force One


He was among a group of US President Donald Trump's closest aides who were barred from Air Force One, after Trump erupted in frustration at his staff during an Oval Office meeting, the New York Times reports.

USA companies added a solid 235,000 workers to their payrolls in February, the Department of Labor reported Friday morning, while the unemployment and labor force participation rates remained little changed. In January, the US added 238,000 jobs; in September it tacked on 249,000.

Trump campaigned as a political outsider during the 2016 presidential election, repeatedly vowing he would "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. and end government corruption.

The President's New Travel Ban Faces Legal Roadblocks
Essentially, both the plaintiff and the defendant have engaged in some legal nit-picking over the old, and new executive order. Ferguson said that although the revised order was narrower in scope, it could still be challenged on constitutional grounds.

Although this report was circulated by many social media users as if it were an actual news article, it originated with The Bulletin, whose tagline notes that the site presents "The News, In Satire Form".

Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton attributed the job growth to Trump's "sensible regulatory reforms and rollbacks".

The incident is another in a monthly cycle of politicization that has taken over the DOL jobs report.

Poland must limit faith in EU, Polish FM says
Then-president Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash while Mr Tusk was prime minister, with investigators blaming pilot error. It was signed by the other 27, however, and European Union officials said Poland's rejection did not affect the outcome.

The rule, Spicer said, was a throwback to a time when the White House could spark "market fluctuations" by broadcasting economic news before Wall Street could digest them. "5.3 per cent unemployment - that is the biggest joke there is in this country". The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points, from 4.8 percent in January to 4.7 percent in February. Those increases could lead eventually to higher loan rates for homes and cars as the economy further solidifies its gains.

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted out ADP's jobs numbers, which showed that jobs grew by 298,000 instead of the 190,000 originally projected.

Twitter, for its part, was quick to point out that this month's jobs numbers were almost identical to those under Obama.

Two more Mosul districts recaptured from Daesh, Iraqi army says
It comes as Iraqi government forces are battling to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Sunni extremist group. The Iraqi authorities said they had no information at their disposal regarding the possible use of chemical weapons.

Of course the "joke", only works if all involved acknowledge the very fact that Trump has outright lied and misled his supporters concerning past reports.