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Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will join the White House staff as director of the Office of Public Engagement, a White House official announced.

Bottoms will replace Cedric Richmond, one of two dozen Black staffers who have left the White House in recent months.

Elected in 2017, Bottoms served one term as mayor of Atlanta. She was reportedly advised not to run for reelection because she would lose due to the post-pandemic crime problem in Atlanta.

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Bottoms, 52, had hopes of being chosen as Biden's running mate in 2020, but she was passed over for Kamala Harris who was preferred by former President Barack Obama.

Her new job as advisor to the President comes at a time when her boss, Joe Biden, set a record for the lowest approval ratings of all U.S. Presidents since Gallup started tracking approval ratings in 1945.

According to Gallup, just 41% of Americans approve of the job Biden is doing.

Biden is reportedly furious at his falling approval ratings. During a speech at a union convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Biden defended his economic plans amid inflation fears and increasing gas prices.

"I don't want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending, we're changing people's lives," he told reporters.

According to Axios, Bottoms has committed to working with the Biden administration at least through the November midterm elections.

The White House is seeking to improve its relations with the Black community after a new poll shows the President is losing Black voter support.

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Several White House officials are outraged over the Biden administration hiring John Kirby from the Pentagon to "supervise" the first Black press secretary.

The move was made after Karine Jean-Pierre's disastrous first week at the lectern following Jen Psaki's departure.

Several White House officials complained to West Wing Playbook that the move "put a damper" on Jean-Pierre's first week on the job. They accused the conservative media of "targeting" her.

"There are people in the White House who feel that the timing of Kirby's hiring demonstrates that White House leadership believes that the first African American White House press secretary needs 'adult supervision,'" one source told West Wing Playbook.

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The source called Kirby's hiring, "demeaning," and "insulting" to Jean-Pierre.

Kirby is an experienced pro who previously served as spokesman for President Barack Obama's State and Defense Departments.

The Biden administration insisted Kirby is not replacing Jean-Pierre, but it sure sounds like it.

In a statement, Kirby said, "I am incredibly honored to be given this opportunity to continue serving my country and this Administration. I am very grateful to President Biden for his confidence in me and to Secretary Austin for his tremendous support and leadership these last 18 months."

Problems began for Jean-Pierre soon after she insisted that being a Black woman, a lesbian, and an immigrant made her uniquely qualified for the position as White House press secretary.

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Desperate parents say some retailers charge $600 for baby formula amid the nationwide shortage.

Worried parents called on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to fix the problem by reopening a Michigan factory that was hit by a bacterial outbreak.

One mother whose baby has severe dairy allergies shared photos of a rash on her son's back after she was forced to switch formula brands.

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One father took to social media to say he traveled 20 miles from his Pennsylvania home for formula for his infant son. He resorted to paying $600 for baby formula on eBay.

Mothers who are unable to breastfeed expressed their frustration over the shortage.

"I was diagnosed with cancer when I was three months pregnant. Breastfeeding is not an option," one mother said.

The Biden administration plans to meet with manufacturers and retailers to address the nationwide formula shortage.

Congress will hold meetings in two weeks to address the shortage.

Question: Is the baby formula shortage affecting you or anyone you know?

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Ciara Wilson had a bad hair day while promoting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines to children at the White House on Wednesday.

Ciara, who is married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, brought along her children: daughter Sienna Princess, 4, and sons Future Zahir, 7, and Win Harrison, 1.

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First Lady Jill Biden toured the White House with Ciara and her children before heading over to the South Portico, where they waved at Pres. Joe Biden before he boarded Marine One.

The pop singer told her three children to "Wave bye," as the little ones obeyed.

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Ciara held onto her wig as the wind whipped furiously around her on the portico.

"They are filming a digital product encouraging pediatric vaccines," East Wing spokesman Michael LaRosa told DailyMail.com. The FDA and CDC approved the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines for children ages 5-11.

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An aide made sure Ciara's wig was straight before she spoke to reporters in the White House's press room.

Ciara is the latest celebrity to promote vaccines for the White House. In July, pop star Olivia Rodrigo visited Pennsylvania Avenue to urge young people to get vaccinated.

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The White House's plan to send volunteers door-to-door to encourage vaccinations is raising concerns in Georgia and other states. Volunteers will knock on doors to encourage unvaccinated Americans to roll up their sleeves.

The White House will concentrate its effort on southern states where the vaccination rates are the lowest.

Nearly 150 million Americans have received at least one Covid-19 mRNA injection. States such as Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia have the lowest vaccination rates in the country.

Just 29% of Mississippi residents are fully vaccinated. While Alabama is a close second with 33% fully vaccinated. Georgia ranks third with 37% vaccinated against the virus that has a 99.7% survival rate.

The volunteers will focus their efforts on Georgia's inner city and rural areas where the vaccination rates are lowest.

Georgia officials raised privacy concerns and fired off a letter to the White House to discourage volunteers from going door-to-door to push vaccine compliance.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene compared the Biden administration's new "medical brown shirts" policy to Nazi-era practices.

"Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people," she tweeted.

"People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations. You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment."

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White House staffers who smoked marijuana in the past are not welcome in the Biden administration.

The Biden administration shocked White House staffers by asking them to resign their positions if they have ever smoked weed.

According to multiple reports, "dozens" of White House staffers were either suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote work program because they confessed to past marijuana use.

The White House staffers were asked during the background-check process if they had ever used marijuana in the past.

The ones who answered "yes" were told the Biden administration was willing to overlook some marijuana use, but they were later asked to resign.

The staffers who didn't lose their jobs despite marking "yes" to marijuana use were retained to "ensure that talented and otherwise well-qualified applicants with limited marijuana use will not be barred from serving the American people."

The response on social media was swift. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson wrote it's "incredibly stupid for many reasons," considering "that cannabis is legal is Washington, DC."

While Bloomberg's Steven Dennis wondered aloud if a "young Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or JFK would have been excluded from this White House" for smoking weed.

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Joe Biden's dogs were shipped back to his home in Delaware after they reportedly terrorized the White House and took a chunk of flesh out of a staffer.

The White House will not comment on reports that the two German shepherds, Major and Champ, were shipped back to Wilmington after three-year-old Major showed aggression and bit a staffer.

One source told CNN that there was a "biting incident" involving a White House staffer that drew blood. There is also a report that the dogs ran wild off their leashes and that the staff was afraid of them.

The Bidens adopted Major in November 2018 from an animal shelter. Champ, pictured above with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, is 13 years old.

The dogs moved into the White House soon after Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20. Like children with no home training, they began making a nuisance of themselves.

In addition to the recent biting incident, the staff complained that Major was barking, jumping, and "charging" at the White House staff, according to the Washington Examiner.

During his presidential campaign, Biden criticized Donald Trump for being the first president in more than a century not to bring any pets to the White House.

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HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, according to The NY Post.

The famed brain surgeon tested positive for the virus Monday morning. He is the latest among White House West Wing staff to test positive for the virus, which causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms in over 99% of people who contract it.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows announced he tested positive the day after the presidential elections. Multiple White House aides have tested positive in the days following Election Day.

Health experts say people who contract Covid-19 achieved immunity that will last for months or the rest of their lives.

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A few minutes after U.S. President Donald Trump began his press conference in the White House briefing room, Secret Service burst into the room and hustled him out.

Television viewers and reporters were left stunned by the abruptness of Trump's departure on Monday evening.

As rumors spread on social media, there were reports that a man had been shot near the White House.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin took to Twitter to assure her followers she had nothing to do with the reported shooting outside the White House.

"It wasn't me," tweeted the 59-year-old comedian, minutes after news of the shooting broke.

About 20 minutes after his abrupt departure, Trump returned to the White House briefing room and revealed the details of the shooting to the press.

"There was a shooting outside of the White House and it seems to be very well under control. I'd like to thank the Secret Service for doing their always quick and very effective work," he said.

When asked if the White House had been breached in any way, he replied: "I don't think the person breached anything. I don't believe anything was breached." Trump added that he was not taken to the White House bunker underground.

Griffin is no fan of Donald Trump. She notably shared footage of herself with a severed Donald Trump head art piece in 2017, which sparked a wave of outrage and resulted in her being blacklisted.

The funnywoman lost endorsement deals and was removed from her co-hosting duties of CNN’s New Year's Eve coverage as a result of her actions.

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A debate is raging on social media among Trump supporters who swear a White House reporter called White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany a "lying b---h."

Your auntie heard the press conference live on Tuesday, and I heard the tense exchange between McEnany and Al Jazeera English correspondent Kimberly Halkett.

Hhalkett asked McEnany about President Trump's plans to stop Russian interfere in the elections in November.

McEnany read a list of the Trump administration's plans - some already in effect - to fight back against foreign interference. Halkett interrupted McEnany several times as she read the list.

McEnany ended by citing a Wall Street Journal op-ed that questioned "mass mail-out voting."

Apparently not satisfied with McEnany's answers, Halkett pressed her with more questions. At that point McEnany decided to move on to another reporter.

"You've gotten two questions which is more than some of your colleagues," McEnany told Halkett.

When listening live, it sounded like Halkett said, "Okay, you don't want to engage."

But after the debate erupted on Twitter.com, a second listen to the audio sounds like she says, "you're a lying b---h."

You decide. Listen to the audio with unbiased ears. What do you hear?

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A White House valet has tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump's personal valet is part of a military unit that works with the president and the first family.

President Trump confirmed he has had little contact with the infected valet. Trump was notified of the valet's test result on Wednesday and the president was again tested for the virus, which was negative.

It's unclear if the valet is symptomatic.

The president and Vice President Mike Pence are each tested several times a week for the potentially deadly virus. White House staff and Trump's cabinet members are also tested weekly, but new guidelines were issued on Thursday to test White House staffers daily.

A former CDC official urged President Trump to quarantine himself for 14 days since someone who works close to him has tested positive.

Dr. Cyrus Shahpar recommended that the president "quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the confirmed case."

Dr. Shahpar told CNN:

"We all don't want to transmit disease. In this case, as a high visibly person, I think he should set an example and really go into that quarantine of 14 days. And don't put too much stock into one negative test. It takes time to develop, you know, enough virus to test positive. So, one test today doesn't necessarily mean that you know, over the next few days, it may not be something different."

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks reportedly pleaded with President Donald Trump for weeks to give her back her job that is currently held by Stephanie Grisham.

31-year-old Hicks was willing to leave her $1 million a year job as communications director at Murdoch's Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News. She reportedly said taking the job at Fox was "a mistake."

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Trump, 73, reportedly declined to rehire one of his longest-serving advisers - and for good reason.

Hicks, pictured with Trump in 2018, abruptly left the White House amid rumors that Melania Trump, 49, objected to her presence around her powerful husband. It doesn't help matters that Hicks resembles a younger Melania.

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To keep the peace in the White House's private residence, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner stepped in and offered to re-hire Hicks himself. Kushner, 39, is married to Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, 38. They share three children.

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In a statement on Thursday, Kushner (pictured with Ivanka) said Hicks will be implementing the President's agenda. Her official title will be counselor to the president, and she will work closely with Kushner on Trump's reelection campaign.

Anti-Trump critic Andrew Laufer, a civil rights attorney, claims he knows the real reason Hicks is back in the White House.

"Was just told by one of my contacts that the actual reason why Hope Hicks is being brought back to the WH is due to Trump's declining mental state," he tweeted.

Another Twitter user echoed Laufer's statements by claiming Hicks was being brought back due to Trump's "worsening dementia."

Hicks is not a licensed therapist. Neither is Laufer.

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Money isn't everything. Former White House aide Hope Hicks left a coveted $1 million/year job with Murdoch's Fox Corp. to return to her gig at the White House.

Hicks, 31, will return to the White House in the next few weeks, according to published reports.

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Hicks' abrupt exit from the White House in 2018 raised eyebrows, amid reports that Melania Trump felt uneasy about the younger woman's presence around her powerful husband.

Hicks was one of Trump's original cabinet members from 2016 when he defeated Hillary Clinton in a landslide victory. Trump is very fond of Hicks and speaks very highly of her.

Hicks leaves behind her $1 million-a-year job as head of communications for Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News.

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Washington Nationals fans expressed outraged after U.S. President Donald Trump embraced catcher Kurt Suzuki who wore a "Make America Great Again" baseball hat during a ceremony to welcome the 2019 World Series Champions at the White House in Washington, DC, on Nov. 4, 2019.

Hundreds of Washington Nationals fans gathered on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday to celebrate their team's World Series win over the Houston Astros in 7 games.

"I love you all, I love you all. Thank you," Suzuki said, as the crowd roared.

"I didn't know that was going to happen," Trump said after Suzuki put on the red cap that is considered a racist symbol of white nationalists.

One player, Sean Doolittle, declined the invite to attend the ceremony at the White House because his wife's parents are lesbians.

"There's a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country," Doolittle told The Washington Post. A handful of other players also didn't attend.

President Trump was booed when he and his wife Melania Trump attended game 5 of the World Series in D.C. Those same fans took to Twitter to complain about young Suzuki's patriotism.

One fan tweeted: "Did Trump think Kurt Suzuki was someone else’s wife in this picture???"

Another Twitter user wrote: "People keep comparing that pic of Trump and Kurt Suzuki to Titanic, but his administration already hit the iceberg awhile ago."