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  • President Trump Ends Long Tradition of Celebrating Ramadan in White House

    06/25/2017 4:22:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    GP ^ | 06/25/17 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama, whose father was Muslim, enjoyed celebrating his Iftar dinner each year.   President Trump just ended a longtime White House tradition and skipped the Ramadan celebration this year. For the first time in two decades the White House will not celebrate an Iftar Dinner on its grounds. Allahu Akbar.The Washington Post reported: Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of breaking...
  • Melania Trump keeps DC entry low key; Barron draws interest

    06/25/2017 1:29:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    St. Louis News ^ | June 24, 2017 | The Associated Press and Staff
    WASHINGTON/June 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she hasnt been busy fulfilling her duties as first lady and first mom. Her top priority has been settling in 11-year-old son Barron the first boy in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr. more than 50 years ago.....
  • Melania Trump picks Trump International Hotel manager as chief usher

    06/23/2017 2:05:51 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2017 | Sahara Westwood
    First lady Melania Trump announced Friday that she has selected the director of rooms at Trump International Hotel to serve as White House chief usher. Timothy Harleth presently oversees more than 110 employees at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., the White House said Friday. "I am so pleased that Timothy will be joining our team," Melania Trump said in a statement. "He was selected because of his impressive work history and management skills. My husband and I know he will be successful in this vital role within the White House." As chief usher, Harleth will oversee the more than...
  • Trump 'has spent $133,000 on White House furnishings in his first 5 months in office'- >2X Obama did

    06/23/2017 1:18:14 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 131 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 23 June 2017 | Ariel Zilber For
    President Donald Trump has spent more taxpayer funds on White House furnishings in the first five months of his administration than his predecessor, Barack Obama, spent in the same span of time, it was reported on Friday. American Bridge PAC, an organization which is 'committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions,' obtained copies of federal procurement records through May 31, according to Mic. The records show that in his first 150 days in office, Trump spent $133,053.95 on office furniture. That's more than twice the amount that Obama spent in his first five months in office -...
  • 'It's a really special place and I love it here': Melania opens up about life at the White House

    06/23/2017 9:47:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 23, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Melania Trump gave her first interview since her husband took office, appearing on 'Fox & Friends' Friday morning in a segment that was filmed on Thursday The First Lady spoke about life at the White House two weeks after making 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue her official residence 'We are enjoying it very much,' said Melania, who added that her 11-year-old son Barron 'loves it' in the nation's capital The 47-year-old also said that she does not miss New York because she is 'so busy' and 'doing so many great stuff' The First Lady was asked just four questions during the 20-minute...
  • Steve Bannon says Sean Spicer does fewer daily briefings because he 'got fatter'

    06/20/2017 8:04:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 20, 2017 | Sonam Sheth
    When he was asked why the White House has recently diminished the number of daily press briefings in favor of off-camera gaggles, chief strategist Steve Bannon replied, "Sean got fatter."
  • Sean Spicer Press Briefing June 19th (Full Transcript)

    06/19/2017 3:34:02 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | June 19,2017 | Sundance
    It has been reported today that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been moved to the position of communications director and will no longer be the primary person delivering media press briefings. That said, it also appears many of the previous recommendations, CTH followers and Trump supporters have suggested, are being thoughtfully considered by the WH communications team. The media are apoplectic at the possibility the White House might shut down their ability to create news-bites via planned and coordinated broadcast gotcha questioning. Below is the transcript for todays press briefing. In my opinion, the non-broadcast format should be...
  • Apple, Amazon CEOs To White House As Kushner Initiative Gets Underway

    06/19/2017 6:52:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/19/17 | Jonathan Easley
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be among the business leaders at the White House on Monday as the internal think tank led by President Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner begins the long process of modernizing the governments information technology systems. The Trump administration will shift its focus to the tech sector this week as part of an ongoing effort to keep its policy ambitions on the front-burner. Over the past two weeks, the administrations focus on infrastructure and workforce development were swamped by former FBI director James Comeys testimony before the Senate and the battle lines...
  • Former Iranian Official, Pro-Tehran Lobbyist Hosted at Obama White House Dozens of Times

    01/23/2017 2:49:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies ^ | 1/23/17 | Adam Kredo
    Two high-level Iranian government backers, including a former Islamic Republic official and another accused of lobbying on Tehrans behalf, were hosted at the Obama White House for more than 30 meetings with top officials at key junctures in the former administrations contested diplomacy with Iran, according to White House visitor logs that provide a window into the former administrations outreach to leading pro-Iran advocates. Seyed Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and head of its national security council, was hosted at the White House at least three times, while Trita Parsi, a pro-Iran advocate long accused of hiding his ties to...
  • Alabamians get private, after-hours tour of the West Wing. Heres what they saw.

    06/09/2017 6:35:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yellow Hammer ^ | June 8, 2017 | Jordan LaPorta
    6,000 tourists visit the White House Tourist Center every day. As the seat of the executive branch of the U.S. Federal Government, it is not hard to understand why 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is such a popular attraction. However, very few of those 6,000 tourists get to see the West Wing, but last month four lucky Alabamians took the tour of a lifetime through the nucleus of the Presidents home. Riley Roby, the husband of Rep. Martha Roby, invited Donna Horne, Chairman of Pike Countys Republican Party; Elaine Ridenour, Secretary of the Alabama Republican Party; and Sue Neuwien, Second Congressional District...
  • Reality Winner: Woman charged with top-secret leak denied bond

    06/08/2017 5:19:22 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 85 replies
    AP/Foxnews ^ | June 8, 2017 | AP/Foxnews
    AUGUSTA, Ga. A judge has ruled that a woman charged with leaking secrets to a reporter will remain jailed until her trial after prosecutors argued that she might possess more stolen intelligence and could try to flee the country. Winner worked for a U.S. government contractor in Augusta. She is a former Air Force linguist who speaks Farsi and Arabic. Prosecutors don't think Winner is a jihadist or terrorist sympathizer, they say that before she left the military, she inserted an external hard drive into a top-secret computer there. They say they don't know what happened to it or...
  • Melania Trump set to make her D.C. move next week

    06/07/2017 6:43:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 7, 2017 | Annie Karni
    President Donald Trumps White House residence where an increasingly isolated figure under siege conducts his late-night phone klatches and early morning tweetstorms is about to get a little less lonely. With the school year over, first lady Melania Trump and the couples son Barron are expected to finally make their official move to Washington on June 14, according to people familiar with the planning. The long-anticipated move Melania Trump is the first first lady in modern history to delay her arrival is expected to lend some degree of normalcy to a presidency defined by its abnormality...
  • What Barron Trump Can Expect When He Moves Into the White House

    06/06/2017 2:09:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Town & Country ^ | June 5, 2017 | Morgan Evans
    For the first time in more than 50 years, the White House is expecting a boy. Following many years of "white house daughters," Barron Trump will be the first son to call the White House home since John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1963. While Barron's father, President Donald Trump, moved into the White House on inauguration day, Melania stayed behind in New York so that Barron could finish out his school year. Now that the First Lady and her son are ready to make their move into the presidential living quarters, here's a look at what Barron Trump's new life...
  • Trump filed for an extension on his 2016 tax return [TDS media and leakers]

    06/03/2017 3:53:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | Jun 3, 2017 6:18 PM EDT | Catherine Lucey
    President Donald Trump has filed for an extension on his 2016 tax return, a White House official said Saturday. The official did not provide information on when Trump sought the extension or why. The official was not authorized to discuss the presidents taxes and insisted on anonymity.Tax Day this year was on April 18. The Internal Revenue Service allows individuals and businesses to apply for a six-month extension to get more time to file a return. An extension does not provide more time to pay taxes.
  • 'They Go Low, We Go High': MSNBC's Deutsch Says 'Dangerous Little Man' Trump is Backward, Uneducated

    06/01/2017 6:25:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | June 1, 2017 | John Hirschauer
    President Trumps decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement was highly controversial on Thursday, with Democrats and even some Republicans opposing the move. MSNBC, anxious to bring on a level headed dissenter from Trumps decision, brought Donny Deutsch onto Nicolle Wallaces Deadline: White House. Deutsch, wasting no time in casting aspersions at his political opponents, articulately described Trump as a dangerous little man. Such words of eloquent contempt were not enough for Mr. Deutsch, who proceeded to call the President a backward and uneducated man: Watch Sad Deutsch Meltdown with Rage Over Dangerous Little Man Leaving Paris Deal...
  • What to Expect Once Melania Moves Into the White House

    05/30/2017 11:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Town & Country ^ | May 30, 2017 | Caroline Hallemann
    For the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency, his wife Melania has largely kept out of the public eye, so much so that her notable absence from the duties of a modern first lady has prompted speculation regarding both her marriage and her state of mind. As she and Barron make their move to D.C. this summer, many are left wondering what, if anything, we can expect to see change about her position in the Trump administration. Here’s how she may reshape her role—and the White House itself: Melania will probably make a few new hires in the East Wing....

    05/30/2017 3:39:38 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 65 replies
    70news ^ | 5/30/17 | 70news
    CONFIRMED: Three leakers of classified information at the White House have been identified and are expected to be fired ( Daily Wire ) At least three people inside the White House have been identified as serial leakers of classified information and are expected to be fired by President Trump before the long holiday weekend ends, according to two news organizations CBS News has confirmed from two sources that three leakers of classified information at the White House have been identified and are expected to be fired, CBS News reported this week, adding, Officials within the Trump White House believe leaks...
  • The 'shake-up' begins? Trump WH communications director resigns.

    05/30/2017 10:16:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 99 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/17 | Robert Laurie
    New round of chaos, or no big deal? For a little over a week, weve been hearing of an impending shake-up in the Trump White House. Allegedly, the President is furious about leaks, incompetence, the general perception (or reality) that his agenda seems to have stalled if not completely derailed. Are things that dire? Probably not. However, wed be lying if we tried to pretend that President Trump has been enjoying a smooth month. To put it mildly, things have been a bit clunky. So, yes, its likely that his administration is headed for some personnel changes.
  • White House identifies three leakers of classified information

    05/29/2017 5:07:55 PM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 93 replies
    CBSN ^ | 5/29/17 | CBSN
    CBS News has confirmed that the White House has identified three leakers of classified information who are expected to be fired. Mike Baker, a former CIA covert operations officer, joined CBSN to discuss the severity of the leaks and what could happen to the leakers.
  • Red Strobe Lights Flash From Inside The White House; Raise Concerns Of Bugging

    05/29/2017 12:39:10 AM PDT · by nodwam · 57 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 05/29/2017 | Richard Saunders
    WSVN anchor Robbin Simmons tweeted out a video of what appears to be red strobe lights flashing in the White House Sunday evening. While there has been no official statement from the White House explaining the red strobe lights, they could be lens reflectors that can uncover hidden cameras. These camera detectors use infra red strobe reflections to find all types of covert cameras no matter if they are on or off. Powerful infrared principle reflects off the cameras optic lens up to 60 feet away. Is the White house bugged? Would Obama and his shadow government really bug the...