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  • Surveillance cameras installed outside White House briefing room

    09/21/2018 1:33:28 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 21, 2018
    White House journalists fell under the gaze this week of surveillance cameras that now monitor a stretch of driveway where reporters make sensitive source calls, swap gossip, smoke cigarettes, and gather ahead of events with President Trump. Cameras may seem like a no-brainer for sensitive public spaces, but White House press areas have few visible security technologies, and the arrival of a pair of large black observation tools attracted attention. “Big brother is watching,” tweeted photographer Tom Brenner, who frequently covers White House events for The New York Times. The cameras are mounted on a pole near the side door...
  • Melania Trump announces restoration of Blue Room furniture

    09/20/2018 11:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | September 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The White House Blue Room is getting a new old look. Melania Trump has announced the restoration of a collection of furniture made for the White House by Frenchman Pierre-Antoine Bellange. The first lady says a team of curators has spent more than a decade restoring the furniture. The Committee for the Preservation of the White House approved the restoration project. President James Monroe bought the Bellange suite in 1817. Almost all of it had been auctioned off in 1859....
  • Kavanaugh willing to talk to panel, arrives at White House

    09/17/2018 8:17:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 85 replies
    AP ^ | September 17, 2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he was willing to speak to a Senate panel to “refute” an allegation he sexually assaulted a woman while in high school, after his accuser said via her attorney that she was ready to testify in public. Kavanaugh released a new statement calling the allegation “completely false” and saying he “had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself” on Sunday to The Washington Post. “I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation,...
  • PORTS > WNBA Sue Bird: Visit to White House 'doesn't feel exciting' anymore

    09/14/2018 7:01:22 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/14/18 | By Kevin Pelton
    SEATTLE -- Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird reiterated Friday that the team's players would not have interest in visiting the White House if an invitation is extended to the WNBA's new champions. "At this point, it doesn't even really need to be discussed," Bird said. "It's come up. We paid attention to what happened with Minnesota not getting invited. Everyone knew when everything happened with Steph Curry and LeBron (James) on social media, all that stuff. We all pay attention and we watch.
  • Let's Say Bob Woodward Is Right, How Then Should We Vote?

    If Bob Woodward’s Trump-bashing, mega-bestseller is true, how should conservatives vote in the midterms? If the White House is in chaos, led by an unqualified and out of control president, what course should we take on November 6? Woodward speaks of “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful country in the world.” And he describes Trump as “an emotionally overwrought, mercurial and unpredictable leader.” The infamous, anonymous op-ed piece in the New York Times spoke of Trump’s leadership style, “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective” and claimed he was “amoral.” Yes, we are told, “Meetings with him...
  • Woodward book breaks 93-year publishing record

    09/13/2018 12:09:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2018 | Joe Concha
    Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," sold more than 750,000 copies through its first day of release, the most for any title in Simon & Schuster history, according to the 94-year-old publisher. The investigative book by the veteran Watergate reporter, who has written books about every administration dating back to President Nixon, was powered by excerpts published before the book's public release Tuesday and President Trump's public rejection of it. Trump called the book "a con on the public" consisting of quotes that are "made up frauds" designed to boost Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm...
  • White House Econ Adviser Debunks Obama's Claim He Deserves Credit for Economy

    09/10/2018 3:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The current economic boom has nothing to do with President Obama, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett suggested Monday in the briefing room. In a speech last week at the University of Illinois, Obama claimed credit for the improved economic outlook. It was his policies, he noted that paved the way for the current rate."Don't forget when the recovery started," he told the audience."You don't have to reach far" for an explanation as to why the economy is looking up, Hassett said. Trump deregulated the economy, oversaw massive tax cuts, and cut corporate tax rates, all which have resulted in...
  • Omarosa to release new White House tape on ‘The View’

    09/07/2018 6:33:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies ^ | 09/06/2018 | Oli Coleman
    Omarosa‘s got another tape, we’re told, and she’s releasing it next week on “The View.” Insiders won’t spill who’s on the former Trump aide’s latest secret recording from her time in the White House, but we’re told that it’s “multiple people; both men and women” and that “they are high up in the administration. One of them has left [the job since the recording was made].” Omarosa Maginault, who served in the administration for a year until her ouster in January 2018, caused an upheaval in August after releasing a secretly recorded conversation between her and Lara Trump. The “Unhinged”...
  • The NYT Op-Ed…Is this insider for real

    09/06/2018 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/18 | Charles Wills
    This is not “heroic”, it is a disgrace. The left wing media became totally unhinged yesterday after the publication by the New York Times of an op-ed supposedly penned by a high ranking Trump Administration official… President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader. It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.
  • White House Search and Destroy Mission in a Target-Rich Environment

    09/06/2018 10:29:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/18 | Judi McLeod
    Happy digging Unless the New York Times op-ed now dominating the news was written by one of the Times’ own boot-licking lackeys—of which there are many— it shouldn’t take the Trump White House ‘Search and Destroy’ initiative long to suss out the ‘anonymous’ writer. “It’s a question on the minds of White House aides and the media after the New York Times published a blistering critique of President Donald Trump, penned by an author identified only as an unnamed senior Trump administration official. (ABC, Sept. 6, 2018)
  • This Senator Whitehouse character is one weird dude !!! [vanity]

    09/06/2018 5:23:23 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 31 replies
    September 6 2018 | Me - a Deplorable Irredeemable Bitter Clinger
    OK OK OK ... so this is just a vanity ... but upon watching the Kavanaugh hearings, has anyone else noticed that this Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has a crazed look in his eyes, a nervously offputting series of facial tics, and an arrogantly confrontational approach in his questioning? Even calm cool Brett was looking at Senator Whitehouse like 'This guy is a frickin' nutcase, a potential serial killer' ....
  • White House says anonymous 'coward' behind NYT op-ed should resign

    09/05/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 214 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 5, 2018 | Tal Axelrod
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders ripped the anonymous senior White House staffer who wrote an op-ed for the New York Times slamming President Trump’s conduct. “The individual behind this piece has chosen to deceive, rather than support, the duly elected President of the United States,” she said in a statement. “He is not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people.” This coward should do the right thing and resign,” she added. The statement follows criticism from Trump himself, who called the op-ed’s author “gutless.” The author of the op-ed...
  • Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency

    09/04/2018 1:04:56 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 46 replies
    Washpo ^ | 9/4/2018 | Wash po
    Looks like the MSM is grasping desperately... John Dowd was convinced that President Trump would commit perjury if he talked to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. So, on Jan. 27, the president’s then-personal attorney staged a practice session to try to make his point. In the White House residence, Dowd peppered Trump with questions about the Russia investigation, provoking stumbles, contradictions and lies until the president eventually lost his cool. “This thing’s a goddamn hoax,” Trump erupted at the start of a 30-minute rant that finished with him saying, “I don’t really want to testify.” The dramatic and previously...
  • Pelosi Repeats: Spirits of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul…[tr]

    08/31/2018 2:43:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 30, 2018 | 4:39 PM EDT | Staff
    At an appearance in San Francisco last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) repeated her story that the spirits of women’s rights activists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul and Sojourner Truth squeezed into her chair—and then spoke to her—the first time she went to a meeting at the White House after being elected House Minority Leader. When she was elected to that post on Nov. 14, 2002, Pelosi became the first woman in U.S. history to become the leader of either party in the House or Senate. “I sit down and as he [President...
  • White House re-lowers flag to half staff to honor McCain after backlash

    08/27/2018 1:17:40 PM PDT · by detective · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/18 | Brett Samuel
    The White House on Monday afternoon re-lowered its flags to half staff after drawing significant backlash for returning them to full staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Multiple reporters noted on social media that the flags were flying at half staff once again. The White House did not immediately respond to questions for comment on why the change was made.
  • White House flag at full-staff after short McCain tribute

    08/27/2018 9:16:41 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies ^ | 8/27/18 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)Just after midnight on Sunday night, the flag flying above the White House was hoisted back to full staff. Since Saturday evening, it had been positioned at half-staff to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, the former Vietnam prisoner of war and onetime Republican nominee for President. His death had sparked an outpouring of tributes from across the political spectrum, except at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where President Donald Trump has yet to utter a word about McCain since his passing. The White House flag returned to its regular position even as other flags around Washington -- including at...
  • White House Flag No Longer at Half Staff for John McCain

    08/27/2018 9:25:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 77 replies ^ | 27 Aug 2018
    The White House flag is no longer at half-staff to honor the death of Sen. John McCain, driving President Donald Trump’s critics crazy. The flag was lowered to half-staff on the day of McCain’s death and the following day as established by the federal code. U.S. Code says: "The flag shall be flown at half-staff ... on the day of death and the following day for a member of Congress." Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell urged the Pentagon to lower their flags until McCain is buried, according to a Schumer spokesman. Frequent Trump critics used the occasion to...
  • Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death

    08/27/2018 6:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 122 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 27, 2018 9:03 AM EDT
    The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, are back at full-staff. The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer. […] U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered “on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress.” After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. …
  • Trump and White House are silent amid McCain news

    08/24/2018 6:59:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | August 24, 2018 | Betsy Klein,
    (CNN)When Sen. John McCain's family announced Friday that he was ending medical treatment for aggressive brain cancer, the news shook Capitol Hill and prompted support from his Republican and Democratic colleagues alike. But one prominent voice was missing: President Donald Trump's. The White House press office did not react to the news, and when Trump traveled to Ohio in the evening he did not mention the ailing senator in a nearly hour-long speech to Ohio Republicans, which ran a gamut of topics from the death of Mollie Tibbetts to NFL protests to Kanye West.
  • Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists

    08/19/2018 7:49:53 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 43 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | August 19, 2018 | Robert Costa
    Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists