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  • President Trump Visits With Survivors From The USS Arizona

    07/23/2017 9:34:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    The White House via Youtube ^ | 7/23/17 | Donald J. Trump
    This is good to see President Trump honoring these men.  
  • Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 11th of February 2015

    The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on the 11th of February. On this important Feast Day, here are my thoughts: AT LOURDES AS THE IMMACULATE- The French Shrine of Lourdes is famous and known throughout the world. In this picturesque French Town which is at the foot of the Pyrenees, Our Lady appeared eighteen times to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Confirming the dogma proclaimed by Blessed Pope Pius, the Ninth four years earlier, the Mother of God spoke to the little visionary and presented herself as "The Immaculate Conception". She was required to go to the...
  • Have You Noticed What’s Been Different About Netanyahu’s White House Visits Compared with Other

    09/30/2013 10:31:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/30/13 | Fred Lucas
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a few pool reporters in the White House Oval Office after meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday — consistent with Netanyahu’s past visits to the White House, but not consistent with the visits of several other world leaders who held full-blown joint press conferences with Obama in front of the entire White House press corps. The White House schedule for Monday does not specify whether the two leaders – who have sometimes been at odds – will take questions from the foreign and domestic press. Considering Israel’s status as a major ally...
  • Top aide to former IRS chief reportedly logged hundreds of White House visits

    06/21/2013 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/13 | Fox
    Not only did the former IRS commissioner visit the White House dozens of times during his tenure, but his chief of staff was reportedly making those visits even more frequently. The Washington Examiner reported Friday that Jonathan M. Davis, the chief of staff for former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, appears to have visited the White House campus up to 310 times between late 2009 and early 2013. Sources told the Examiner that Davis, who had little background in tax policy, largely served as a political aide. It's unclear what he was doing at the White House all those times. Shulman,...
  • 322 IRS visits to White House Left claims it was to discuss Obamacare

    06/12/2013 9:53:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    wnd ^ | 6/11/13 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – The explosion of intelligence-gathering scandals is giving the left time to get its story straight, at least, on the IRS scandal. The IRS’ targeting of conservative groups has fallen out of public view, at least momentarily, as the NSA and PRISM data-collection scandals have burst onto the scene. But, behind the scenes, the left is catching its breath and regrouping, having come up with what it says is an explanation for at least 157 visits to the White House by former IRS Director Douglas Shulman between 2010 and 2012.
  • Secret Service "Visits" Outspoken Critic of Obama - Because of Twitter?

    06/11/2013 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies ^ | 6/11/13 | Harriet Baldwin
    After you read this- you will wonder what country we are in. Tom Francois is an outspoken critic of Barack Hussein Obama- and has a robust Twitter presence. He also likes to dabble with his "paint" program to create funny cartoons. He has never threatened the President in any way, manner or form. On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his door shouts of "Police!" The officers introduced themselves as members of The Secret Service and asked if they could "take a look around." Since Tom had nothing to hide (and he didn't want any return visits) -...
  • McCain visits rebels in Syria

    05/27/2013 5:27:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/27/13 | Rachel Streitfeld and Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Sen. John McCain visited rebels in Syria on Monday, his communications director confirmed to CNN, making the Arizona Republican the highest ranking elected official from the United States to visit the war-torn country.
  • Obama Visits Wounded Service Members

    03/02/2012 3:47:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    abc ^ | 3/2/12 | Mary Bruce
    President Obama spent this afternoon visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, meeting 27 injured troops and awarding eight purple hearts. During his visit to the hospital the president met with 11 soldiers, 14 Marines, one sailor and one NATO forces member, according to the White House. Twenty-six of the service members that the president met were injured in Afghanistan and one was wounded in Iraq. The visit comes just two days after the president honored Iraq veterans at a White House dinner, praising those who served as heroes and welcoming them home after nearly nine...
  • Why L.A. Hates Presidential Visits

    04/21/2011 12:28:20 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | April 21, 2011 | Conor Friedersdork
    Obama is attending a fundraiser on the West Side today -- and millions of people will spend two extra hours in their cars as a result President Obama is scheduled to land at LAX at about 2:45 P.M. Thursday. He then has to get to the Sony lot for a 4:30 fund-raising appearance, then up to Tavern in Brentwood for dinner and another fundraiser. He's staying overnight in the L.A. area -- they don't announce where, but at least some of the previous overnights have been at the Beverly Hilton. The city is advising that the traffic impacts should extend...
  • Netanyahu Visits Mourning Relatives of the Slain Family (video)

    03/14/2011 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    WeJew ^ | 3/14/11 | staff/Arutz 7
    Video of the recent Netanyahu visiting the relatives of the family murdered in their sleep by a terrorist.
  • Justice Sotomayor visits Berkeley elementary school

    02/02/2011 5:36:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | Lance Knobel
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor paid a surprise visit to Rosa Parks Elementary School in West Berkeley this morning. Sotomayor is in Berkeley to judge a moot court competition at the University of California Berkeley Law School, Boalt Hall, this evening. The competition has been moved to Zellerbach Hall because of the demand for tickets. Sotomayor chose Rosa Parks because two children of law school dean Chris Edley and his wife, Maria Echaveste, attend the school, and she heard about its commitment to diversity and its Spanish language immersion program. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice and...
  • While Carter visits North Korea, leader Kim Jong Il may have traveled to China, reports say

    08/25/2010 9:56:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/26/10 | Staff
    Seoul, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may have traveled to China in what would be his second visit to the country this year. The Yonhap news agency cites a high-ranking Seoul official as saying there are signs Kim went to China early Thursday. YTN television in Seoul is also reporting a possible Kim trip to China. A National Intelligence Service spokesman tells the AP the reports "appear to be true" but gave no further details. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of department policy. China's Foreign Ministry did not comment.
  • Top-Level Afghan Delegation to Visit Washington

    05/06/2010 5:04:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 121+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2010 – Afghan President Hamid Karzai and several members of his Cabinet will visit Washington next week for several days of sessions focused on ensuring success of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and strengthening the two countries’ long-term partnership, defense officials confirmed today. The visit will begin with an opening ceremony at the State Department on May 11, and will include a meeting hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House the next day. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is expected to participate in most of the sessions and will host a bilateral meeting at the...
  • Sarah Palin Visits Liberal Oregon Stronghold

    04/23/2010 10:15:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 867+ views
    time ^ | 4/23/10 | jeff barnard
    Sarah Palin could have hardly picked a more crunchy granola town to give a speech in than Eugene. Despite its pioneer and logging heritage, the town where Nike running shoes were born from a waffle iron is high on organic food, snobby about craft beers and tattoos, home to the University of Oregon and dependably votes Democratic. Last year, the mayor declared the first week in May as Medical Marijuana Awareness Week.
  • Obama visits California, but only for money -- again

    04/19/2010 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 356+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/19/10 | staff
    Democrat president Barack Obama boarding Air Force One in Long Beach on a previous visit to California The good news for California Democrats is that their hero President Obama is returning to the Golden state this afternoon. The bad news is once again they'll have to hand over big money to see or hear him. Common Californians -- including the increasing 12.6% of whom are now unemployed -- will be unable to hear the president address the economy or mounting fears over his healthcare bill and its costs because his announced events on this West Coast trip Monday are political...
  • White House told to detail Christian leader visits

    12/17/2007 3:37:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 73 replies · 161+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/07 | Randall Mikkelsen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered the Secret Service on Monday to disclose records of visits by nine prominent conservative Christian leaders to the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's residence. The ruling, in response to a legal watchdog group's suit, could shed light on the influence leaders like James Dobson of Focus on the Family have had on President George W. Bush's administration. It may also affect legal efforts to force the release of visiting records of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and other similar cases. "We think that these conservative Christian leaders have had a very big...
  • Venezuela's Chavez visits Iran

    11/19/2007 8:37:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 87+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/07 | Nasser Karimi - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made his fourth trip to Iran in two years on Monday, state media reported, as the two countries sought to strengthen ties while their leaders exhort the international community to resist U.S. policies. Chavez, who arrived in Tehran from Saudi Arabia where he attended the weekend's OPEC summit, is expected to discuss various political and economic issues with his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Chavez was accompanied by a string of top Venezuelan officials for the hours-long visit — among them the foreign, industry, oil and communication...
  • America Supports You: Award-Winning Actor Visits Wounded Troops (Robert Duvall)

    09/27/2007 6:18:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 57 replies · 813+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2007 – Award-winning actor Robert Duvall certainly wasn’t gone in 60 seconds when he stopped at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here yesterday to visit wounded servicemembers. (Video) Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Dan Cordell shakes hands with actor Robert Duvall, who spent time visiting wounded servicemembers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on Sept. 25, 2007. Cordell was injured Sept. 13 while working as a contractor in Iraq. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. He did discover, however, that his 2000 movie...
  • Iranian president visits Syria

    07/19/2007 3:35:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 312+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/19/07 | Albert Aji - ap
    DAMASCUS, Syria - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out Thursday at unspecified enemies of the troubled Middle East, warning them to abandon their "hostile plans." During a one-day trip to Damascus, Ahmadinejad held talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who said their discussions focused on Iraq, the Palestinian territories and Lebanon, where both Tehran and Damascus wield influence. "The enemies of the region should abandon plans to attack the interests of this region, or they will be burned by the wrath of the region's peoples," the hardline Iranian leader said at a joint press conference with Assad. Both Iran and...
  • Minnesota Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar is in Iraq

    03/18/2007 4:14:27 PM PDT · by Son House · 28 replies · 1,387+ views
    WKBT, WI La Crosse New Channel 8 ^ | Mar 17, 2007 | WKBT, WI
    Klobuchar says the soldiers she spoke with are stoic about their mission, but are eager to come home. The Minnesota Democrat, who has opposed the escalation of the war, says she favors a surge in diplomacy, a gradual pullout of troops and a transferring of authority to the Iraqi government.