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  • Secret Service fumbled response after gunman hit White House residence in 2011

    09/28/2014 1:50:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-27-14 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House, in the dark of a November night, in a closed lane of Constitution Avenue. He pointed his semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United States, and pulled the trigger. A bullet smashed a window on the second floor, just steps from the first family’s formal living room. Another lodged in a window frame, and more pinged off the roof, sending bits of wood and concrete to the ground. At least seven bullets struck the upstairs residence of...
  • Barack makes a fool of Michelle in public

    08/14/2013 7:33:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8-14-13 | Thomas Lifson
    I am actually experiencing a new emotion: empathy for Michelle Obama. It's bad enough when an ordinary husband makes his wife look like a fool in public, but when the husband is the most visible man in America, the sting is all the more intense. Yesterday, Michelle released the news that she is making a cameo appearance in a video featuring "a hip-hop song recorded to encourage kids from minority groups to take care of their bodies."
  • Obama, family Going On Eight-Day Martha's Vineyard Vacation

    08/09/2013 4:27:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2013 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Cue up the indignant reactions: President Barack Obama and his family are about to go on an eight-day vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, an elite playground for the East Coast wealthy set.
  • President’s Africa Trip Has Hefty Price Tag

    06/16/2013 7:02:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 June 2013 | John Semmens
    The First Family’s excursion to Africa is shaping up as the most expensive trip ever taken by an American president. As of now, the estimated cost is expected to range from $60 to $100 million. A big item of expense is the around-the-clock security. Not only will there be hundreds of Secret Service agents accompanying the First Family, there will also be a constant presence of military jets flying overhead. The bill easily dwarfs what it would’ve cost to provide extra security for the Libyan Ambassador who was killed by Islamic jihadis in Benghazi last September. Press Secretary Jay Carney...
  • Continuation of Lavish Lifestyle During Sequestration Defended

    03/31/2013 2:11:47 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    Press Secretary Jay Carney rebuffed critics who have suggested that President Obama and his family ought to be “sharing the pain” brought on by the federal budget sequester. “The whole point of the ‘pain’ is to help induce people to support the tax increases the President has requested,” Carney explained. “The President already is on-board with tax increases. He doesn’t need the added stimulus of pain to get on the right side of the issue.” As for the President’s family members who are currently in the midst of their fourth taxpayer-funded vacation trip since the start of the year, Carney...
  • An Ugly, Up-Close Look at the Dems

    09/08/2012 5:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    Michelle Obama, in her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last week, explained that her husband "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care." If you're anything like me, you would like to believe the first lady on general principle. "Just say no to drugs"; "Read"; "Exercise": These are good messages that have come from first ladies, including this one. Life is more complicated than simple slogans, however, and in this particular narrative, she was putting a spin on the redefining of religious liberty that's occurred under...
  • First lady arrives with daughters, dog

    12/19/2010 6:51:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies · 1+ views
    Star Advertiser ^ | December 19, 2010 | Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services
    The Obamas' beachfront rental house in Kailua remained empty most of the day, with no sign of security on land or sea. But that changed in the evening after the family and first dog Bo arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and motored over to the Windward side, arriving just after 8 p.m. While some Kailuana Place residents said they wish the Obamas would spend their vacation at nearby Marine Corps Base Hawaii, others said they are excited to welcome the first family back to their neighborhood. "It's no problem," said resident Sharon Miscovich, 48. "We put up our own...
  • Obamas Heading to North Carolina for Quick Vacation

    04/23/2010 2:40:26 PM PDT · by Baladas · 64 replies · 1,735+ views
    AP ^ | April 23, 2010 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON (April 23) -- President Barack Obama and his family are heading to North Carolina for a short vacation. The Obamas planned to escape the confines of the White House at midday Friday, flying south to Asheville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. The last time Obama was there he prepared for a debate and rallied supporters during the final month of his presidential campaign. He complained at the time that the golf courses looked great, but he didn't have time to play. He's going to get that chance this weekend.
  • WH releases official Obama family photo

    10/23/2009 5:00:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 1,237+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 23, 2009
    This week the White House released the much-anticipated official Obama family photo on its Flickr page. The portrait was taken in the Green Room of the White House on September 1 by famed Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz, notable for her decades of work capturing the images of rock stars and Hollywood's elite as well as for her multimillion-dollar fortune's recent collapse. The seated and beaming first family looks happy and relaxed, with Sasha and Malia Obama each draping an arm over mom and dad.
  • Jenna Bush a hit in Europe

    07/06/2005 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 170 replies · 12,004+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7 July 2005 | Stephanie Mansfield
    In a nod to the Live 8 rock benefit generation, maybe to meet U2 frontman Bono or perhaps just because she is on summer vacation, first daughter Jenna Bush is accompanying her parents to the Group of Eight summit in Scotland and is wowing the Europeans. "The girls are not there to do anything official," a White House spokesman said yesterday, speaking of Jenna and Barbara Bush, 23, who will join first lady Laura Bush on an educational trip to Africa later this week. Nevertheless, the blond first daughter, who has become the object of fascination among the VIPs, was...
  • The First American Family Killed by Islam (Vanity)

    01/17/2005 6:53:27 AM PST · by jriemer · 91 replies · 2,775+ views
    FR ^ | 1/17/2004 | Self
    Outside of FNC, the MSM has been quite silent on the fact that the Armanious family in NJ was the first entire family killed by muslim extremists on the continential US - before or during 911. Those murdered on 911 left spouses and children but in this case, an entire family was wiped out in cold blood. Considering the MSM morbid curiosity for these kinds of things, months of OJ and Scott Peterson being prime examples, you would think that the MSM would jump on the chance to report on something this grisly right in their own back yard but...
  • Thumbs Down for Bush relative?

    11/15/2004 9:44:07 AM PST · by bushfamfan · 6 replies · 941+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/14/14 | Richard Leiby
    Margaret Bush, the president's dainty sister-in-law(she's married to Dubya's brother Marvin) is showing off her skills as an actress at the all-volunteer, nonprofit Elden Street Players in Herndon. Thursday night, fans in the audience included First Lady Laura Bush, daughters Jenna and Barbara and two of their guy pals. "Thumbs," the play they took in, doesn't exactly ooze family values:Margaret Bush plays a woman who has an abortion, then cuts off her husband's thumbs. Fellow theater-goer Joan Talbert described the comedy-thriller as "raunchy," with "bawdy insinuations to male private parts, severed fingers and gay characters."...
  • Piercing Double Talk-Jenna Bush Flashes Tattoo At Party, Gotten over her Parents Wishes..

    03/23/2002 7:55:18 AM PST · by codebreaker · 61 replies · 1,515+ views
    NY Post and Underground.com ^ | March 23, 2002 | Richard Johnson
    But that didn't stop Jenna (at a Los Angeles Movie Party) from letting her make a fool of herself over him. (a potential boyfriend she thought)She was going on and on about a tatoo she had heard on his groin and he insisted that he didn't because he doesn't.So she got all cutsie and told him not to be shy.Then she said there was no reason to be shy...that she'd be willing to share her little secret with him, but he had to promise not to tell anyone that she let him set it.. and welcome to Hollywood (shows him...