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  • Melania Trump's State Dinner Menu Slammed As 'Froo-froo Garbage' By Pundit (Erick Erickson)

    04/25/2018 4:57:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 214 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 25, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    First lady Melania Trump’s menu for the state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte was described as “froo-froo [sic] garbage” by a conservative pundit, who suggested the fare was out of touch.In a tweet, Erick Erickson mocked the menu selected by Melania—who eschewed an event planner in favor of organizing the occasion herself—which included a rack of lamb and jambalaya... Erick Erickson ✔ @EWErickson This menu is why I could never be President: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/384422-first-lady-releases-menu-details-for-macrons-state-visit … I'd serve fried chicken and mashed potatoes with sweet potato pie for dessert. None of this unpronounceable froo-froo garbage.1:14 PM - Apr 23,...
  • The first ladys glorious hat set the tone and stole the show

    04/25/2018 10:37:57 AM PDT · by NRx · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-24-2018 | Robin Givhan
    The day began with a hat. It ended with the hat, too. Not literally, but nostalgically. Over the course of 12 hours, no Czanne at the National Gallery, no forest of cherry blossom branches, no Clinton or Bush china, no goat cheese gteau, not even Chanel haute couture could compare to that magnificent halo of pure white light perched atop first lady Melania Trumps perfectly groomed head. Nothing else mattered. There was nothing else. That hat, broad-brimmed with a high, blocked crown, announced the first ladys presence as boldly and theatrically as a brigade of trumpeters. It was the bright...
  • Trump and Macron hint at new Iran nuclear deal

    04/24/2018 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    bbc.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have suggested there could be a new agreement on Iran's nuclear programme. After talks in the US, Mr Trump, who is sceptical of an accord that was struck in 2015, spoke about "doing a much bigger, maybe, deal". Mr Macron said a new pact must cover Iran's ballistic missile programme and its role in the Middle East. Iran warned of "severe consequences" if the US withdraws from the deal.
  • PHOTOS: President Trump, Melania Welcome French Leader to 1st State Dinner

    04/25/2018 4:42:58 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 4/25/2018 | Sophia Barnes
    [33 Getty photos at link] President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed the first couple of France for a historic visit culminating in a state dinner on Tuesday. Scroll for photos of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, arriving at the White House.
  • Belle of the ball! Hostess Melania Trump steals the show in glittering couture Chanel gown

    04/24/2018 9:13:34 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-24-2018 | Emily Crane
    All eyes were on First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday night as she stole the show in a glittering Chanel gown for their first White House state dinner.
  • Desert Rats photo album charting units journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

    04/23/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Postman Pat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 April 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.
  • [LIVE STREAM] The Arrival Ceremony of the President of France and Mrs. Macron

    04/24/2018 8:13:30 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 27 replies
    The White House on Facebook ^ | 4/24/18 | White House Videos
    Watch LIVE the official arrival ceremony of the President of France and Mrs. Macron.
  • 'A testimony to our enduring friendship': Trump and France's Macron...at a grand White House[tr]

    04/24/2018 7:42:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 4/24/2018 | Francesca Chambers
    France's President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte are being received with a grand welcome to the White House this morning by U.S. President Donald Trump and wife Melania. The French first couple arrived at the president's mansion just after 9 am by limousine, where they were greeted by a military band on the White House's South Lawn. A ceremony reserved only for the most formal celebrations, the Macrons are the first guests of Trump's tenure to be honored with such decadence. President Trump in remarks said that the occasion of the Macrons' visit, the first state visit of his presidency,...
  • Golden Girl! Melania Trump's place settings for first state dinner revealed - as the[tr] (photos)

    04/24/2018 5:37:42 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 4.24.2018 | Nikki Schwab
    Late Monday night, the White House showed off the finishing touches of first lady Melania Trump's first state dinner, as she and President Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife at the executive mansion tomorrow. Reporters were briefly allowed into the White House and were greeted by gold table settings, gold silverware, gold candlesticks, gold wine glasses, gold chairs situated elegantly around puffs of green and white flowers in the candlelit state dining room. At each of the 130 place settings there was a menu, with the White House seal and the fleur-de-lis, which were...
  • Melania Trump & French First Lady Soar in Heels for Tree Planting Ahead of State Dinner

    04/23/2018 7:08:11 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 99 replies
    Footwear News ^ | 4/23/2018 | Charlie Carballo
    With dirt flying and shovels hitting the White House South Lawn today, first ladies Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron were in good company as they stepped aside and let their men do the hard work it was not an occasion for breaking a sweat in high heels. President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron participated in a tree planting ceremony today as part of an official state visit and dinner celebrating 250 years of U.S.-French relations Joining the leaders were their stylish wives who stood behind them. Melania looked elegant in a little black dress teamed with...
  • French President: You Dont Make Trade War with Your Ally

    04/23/2018 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 23, 2018 | 12:16 PM EDT | Melanie Arter
    French President Emmanuel Macron told Fox News Sunday that he hopes President Donald Trump wont impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel for the European Union, a key U.S. ally. When the president announced new tariffs on aluminum and steel for the European Union, you said, we will not negotiate with a gun pointed at her head. There is now a May 1st deadline. Who is going to blink, President Trump or you? Fox News host Chris Wallace asked. I hope I mean, he will not implement these new tariffs and he will decide for an exemption for the...
  • Trumps will feed French president jambalaya 'cooked in a New Orleans tradition'

    04/23/2018 11:58:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 89 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 4/23/2018 | Todd A. Price
    On Tuesday night (April 23), President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome Emmanuel Macron, president of France, and his wife, Brigitte, for the first state visit of the Trump administration. According to a press release from the first lady's office, every aspect of the visit was "all carefully selected by First Lady Melania Trump, to complement and pay homage to the long-standing friendship between the United States and France." Let's get to the most important matter: what are they eating? The main course, we're happy to report, will include jambalaya, "which will be cooked in a New...
  • 10 Amazing Facial Reconstructions Of Ancient Skulls

    04/23/2018 10:06:59 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Listverse ^ | August 18, 2016 | Jana Louise Smit
    Ancient bones can return a wealth of information to the modern researcher. But they cant ever truly reveal the deads lost humanity. Only when the hollow sockets become the thoughtful eyes of a girl or healed fractures give a knight a handsome scar does time vanish as skeletons turn back into real human beings...#5 The French MummyLouis XVI was beheaded in 1793, and King Henry IV of France had his long-dead head removed, as revolutionaries desecrated as many royal tombs as they could find. Rediscovered in a private collection, the skull's face was digitally returned, and to the excitement of...
  • She has a design background: Melania Trump prepares to host first state dinner

    04/23/2018 7:57:57 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/23/2018 | EMily Heil
    When French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, arrive Tuesday at the White House, they will be greeted by a military band playing strains of brassy notes and a 21-gun salute in a pomp-filled ceremony that will be followed by a state dinner. The first official state visit of the Trump administration will be the biggest moment yet for first lady Melania Trump to play hostess-in-chief, an element of her role she enjoys more than some of the other duties that have come with her position.(snip) Remember, she has a design background, Grisham said, referencing Trumps career as a...
  • Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

    04/22/2018 10:05:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 86 replies
    .msn ^ | 4/22/2018 | Hilary Hughes
    Shania Twain apologized for her comments and clarified she does "not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President": I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope its clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President...
  • France tightens immigration law, sparking division

    04/23/2018 2:27:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    https://euobserver.com/ ^ | 4/23/18 | NIKOLAJ NIELSEN
    The National Assembly in France has passed new immigration laws that toughen up asylum rules by speeding up the application procedure and making it easier to deport people. The controversial law has brought widespread criticism from human right defenders and sown rare divisions within French president Emmanuel Macron's own Republic on the Move (LRM) centrist party. French lawmakers passed the bill 228 votes to 139, with 24 abstentions on Sunday (22 April) following a marathon debate that lasted 61 hours and attracted around 1,000 amendments. Some 14 members of the LRM party abstained with another voting against the bill. The...
  • Trump hosts French president for 1st state visit

    04/22/2018 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    wtnh.com ^ | Apr 22, 2018 | ABC News
    Their relationship began with a show of machismo - an extended, white-knuckle handshake on their first meeting last year in Belgium. Emmanuel Macron had reportedly studied Donald Trumps style of domineering power-grabbing handshakes, apparently prepared to avoid being outdone by his counterpart. Instead, it was President Trump who at one point in the 5-second-long handshake attempted to withdraw his hand from Macron's firm grasp. The maneuver marked the start of what has become a close partnership between the two leaders, who recently joined forces along with the United Kingdom to strike Syria earlier this month. "It's no secret that President...
  • 300 French personalities sign manifesto against 'new anti-Semitism'

    04/22/2018 9:25:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 April 2018 09:11 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    More than 300 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a new anti-Semitism marked by Islamist radicalization after a string of killings of Jews, to be published in Le Figaro newspaper Sunday. The countrys half-a-million-plus Jewish community is the largest in Europe, but has been hit by a wave of emigration to Israel in the past two decades, partly due to the emergence of virulent anti-Semitism in predominantly immigrant neighborhoods. We demand that the fight against this democratic failure that is anti-Semitism becomes a national cause before its too late. Before France is no longer France, reads the...
  • Macron's party divided as France debates immigration law

    04/22/2018 9:18:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 April 2018 17:14 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French lawmakers were set to vote Sunday on a controversial immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macrons young centrist party. At least one MP, Jean-Michel Clement, is planning to vote against the law at a cost of being kicked out of Macrons En Marche (Republic On The Move) party while several others said they would abstain. The lower-house national assembly was supposed to vote on the bill Friday, but the fractious debate stretched into the weekend due to more than 1,000 amendments proposed by MPs. More than 200 of the changes were suggested by...
  • Macron on 'special' relationship with Trump: 'We are both mavericks'

    04/22/2018 10:09:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/18 | Julia Manchester
    Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ French President Emmanuel Macron in an interview on Sunday described his "special" relationship with President Trump, saying they are both "mavericks." "We have this very special relationship because the both of us are probably the mavericks of the system," Macron told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "I think President Trump's election was unexpected in your country, and probably my election was unexpected in my country. We are not part of the classical political system," he added. Etc...