White house fires chief usher Angela Reid

The White House on Friday fired its chief usher, Angella Reid.

Reid was the first woman and second African-American to have the job. 

“It’s not uncommon you might have a transition of staff when a new administration comes in and it’s certainly nothing more than that,” Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the White House press briefing on Friday.

“She is no longer employed here at the White House but we left on very good terms and wish for the best,” Huckabee Sanders continued.

he usher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the White House. The White House Historical Association says the title comes from the original role of ushering people in to meet the president, but over time the role has evolved to cover construction, food, and maintenance as well as personnel and administrative duties.

Can Oprah Become President, Is she the one to break the glass ceiling?

Donald Trump's successful presidential run might have opened the door for an Oval Office bid by one of America's most popular women.

During an interview on the season two premiere of "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" on Bloomberg Television, Oprah Winfrey, sounded like someone who would consider it.

"You ever thought that given the popularity you have. We haven't broken the glass ceiling yet for women, that you could actually run for president and actually be elected?" Rubenstein asked

Obama endorses Hillary Clinton

President Obama offered his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton with a video Thursday and plans to campaign with the former secretary of state in Wisconsin next week, efforts aimed at speeding the Democratic Party’s unification around its presumed presidential nominee.

“I know how hard this job can be, that’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it,” Obama says in the video. “In fact I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office. She’s got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get this job done.”

The swift endorsement came after the president met with Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House earlier Thursday and the senator from Vermont indicated he is preparing to exit the Democratic nominating battle.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will offer her own endorsement later Thursday on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, a person close to Warren confirmed on condition of anonymity. The only Democratic woman in the Senate who had not yet endorsed Clinton, Warren’s support is expected to help bring Sanders supporters and the left generally in line behind the presumptive nominee.

Sanders has been under pressure to stand down and help unify the party after a long and contentious contest with Clinton for the nomination. One of Obama’s tasks will be to try to rally those who have backed Sanders behind Clinton’s candidacy