Sounds like Melania Trump won’t be letting that White House glam room go to waste after all. TMZ is reporting that Melania and Barron Trump will “absolutely [be] moving after the school year.” Not only that, but staffers are already hard at work primping the White House for the First Lady’s arrival with some spiffy new paint and whatnot. There have been a lot of rumors about whether or not Melania and Barron would stay in New York City for an indeterminate amount of time or whether they’d head there after the school year was over. In February, a source told
Whether they do or they don´t, really has nothing to do with anything concerning the American people. She was not elected and other than attending required functions, shouldn´t be required to "be there". I´m sure Ivanka is ready and able to hostess. Through out the countrie´s history, there have been times when other family members hosted for the president. It´s a big nothing burger passing for news.
The First Lady was always moving to the WH just exactly as they told everyone in January. She will be an excellent and involved First Lady, I suspect. I think Ivanka´s new WH post is because after June, she won´t be filling in for her stepmom any longer.
Although Washington is not the best place to raise a child, I would think that the President and Melania would want to be together especially for Barron´s sake. Children are resilient and living in the White House as the President´s child is an experience of a lifetime. I used to think it would be safer for him there but with all the missteps being made by the secret service, I am not all that confident. Who would have thought that this formerly exemplary organization would ever find itself called into question regarding its ability to protect the President and his family. Everything in Washington has been compromised to some extent by the foul stench of partisan politics. The left has relinquished all sense of duty for the dogma of the leftist agenda. It´s all about politics now.
The person who filmed the video of a man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend says security is not to blame for the situation. "It´s clearly the man´s fault that security had to drag him off. He was resisting. I don´t blame the security guards at all," Tyler Bridges, who captured the moment on his cellphone, told Fox Business on Tuesday. Bridges did place blame on United Airlines for provoking David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, and escalating the situation.
Marvel Comics is on a steep decline. For nearly two decades their sales have plummeted, as they’ve flooded the stands with too many books and variant covers, killing the collector’s market. In addition, Marvel has crippled the possibility of the impulse buy. A single, inexpensive pamphlet no longer tells a full story; six or more issues are required to get a complete work. Their distribution is funneled through the monopolistic entity Diamond Comics, which only ships to an ever-decreasing number of boutique specialty shops. Marvel has also created almost no new heroes in years, still telling stories about the same characters
President Trump said Wednesday he still wants to tackle health care before moving on to tax reform, a shift that raises the stakes for congressional Republicans struggling to pin down an Obamacare replacement and untangle a web of fiscal deadlines. After the collapse last month of the first GOP bid to repeal Obamacare, Mr. Trump said he was done with the thorny issue and was instead ready to pass historic tax cuts. But he’s now come back to congressional Republicans’ stance, which is that the savings from repealing and replacing Obamacare will allow for deeper tax cuts. “Health care’s going to happen
U.S. intelligence officials have intercepted communications that feature Syrian soldiers preparing for last week´s deadly chemical attack, according to a report. The Syrian government forces were caught on the intercepts consulting chemical experts just hours before the atrocious assault last Tuesday, a senior U.S. official told CNN. The official stressed that the intelligence community was not aware of the attack before it happened, noting that the U.S. intercepts such massive quantities of communications in Syria that they can´t immediately be processed. The White House has previously said there is "no doubt" that the Assad regime carried out the attack, which
´I like Steve, but...´ It would appear that senior White House advisor Steve Bannon is just the latest in a long line of those who tried and failed to put Donald Trump in a corner. The president, in an interview with NYP’s Michael Goodwin, threw more shade than a sequoia on the man who conventional wisdom has long held is not only the architect of Trumpism, but the Iago darkly manipulating the new president. The conventional wisdom, it would seem, is all wet when it comes to Bannon. There’s a fairly straightforward explanation for Trump not only diminishing Bannon’s perceived
Delta Air Lines CEO Edward Bastian (DAL) on Wednesday defended the air travel industry’s method of overbooking flights, hours after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called on the federal government to ban the practice that led United Airlines (UAL) to forcibly remove a paid customer from one of its planes. “Overbooking is a valid business process. There [are] operational considerations behind that,” Bastian said during a conference call with analysts and reporters. “The key is managing [overbookings] before you get to the boarding process.” Bastian explained that overbookings have a “relatively small impact” on Delta’s day-to-day operations, adding that ticket
On Monday, Notre Dame’s student newspaper, The Observer, spotlighted a protest campaign by left-wing undergraduates decrying the supposedly “racist, sexist, homophobic, [and] xenophobic” Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, who is set to be the commencement speaker this year at the university. The newspaper noted that the #NotMyCommencementSpeaker initiative was started by seniors Imanne Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams, who claim that Notre Dame’s “selection of Mike Pence … represents an endorsement of the values supported by President Donald Trump, which they said silences certain minority groups.” [snip] On Monday, Notre Dame’s student newspaper, The Observer, spotlighted a protest
WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sean Spicer said today he dipped into a topic he “shouldn’t have” touched when he said at Tuesday’s press briefing that Adolf Hitler “didn´t even sink to using chemical weapons… on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.” At a Newseum event this morning about the role of the press in the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, Spicer described his comments as a “mistake” and told MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren that he let President Trump down. “There’s no other way to say it. I got into a topic that
WASHINGTON – White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said President Trump’s budget proposal is “consistent” with his campaign theme of “draining the swamp” because it seeks to “restructure” D.C. and “reduce” the size of government. Mulvaney also predicted that the Trump administration would be able to run the federal government “more efficiently” than the Obama administration with a smaller federal workforce. “Really, what you are talking about doing is restructuring Washington, D.C. – that is how you ‘drain the swamp,’ so the president uses different words. He doesn’t use the words ‘restructuring government, reorganizing government.’ He uses the
Hungary faced criticism from Washington and Brussels on Tuesday over a new law they believe targets a Budapest university founded by U.S. financier George Soros that is viewed as a bastion of independent thinking in eastern Europe. The top U.S. diplomat in the region said the impact of the legislation on the Central European University (CEU) was a concern, while the European Union´s executive Commission said it would be the subject of a debate on Wednesday. Domestic opponents of the new law, which on Sunday triggered some of the largest demonstrations against Prime Minister Viktor Orban´s seven-year rule, consider it
The FBI reportedly secured a court order to conduct surveillance on one of Donald Trump aides during the 2016 presidential campaign because they believed he was a Russian agent. The FBI, along with the Justice Department, obtained a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor the activities of Trump foreign policy aide Carter Page because investigators believed he was acting as an agent for a foreign power, according to The Washington Post. In what the paper described as a lengthy declaration, the government said Page “engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow.” The application was submitted in July
Amid complaints that his aides are saying different things about Syria and his policy is confusing, President Trump emphatically cleared the air. “We’re not going into Syria,” he told me yesterday in an exclusive interview. “Our policy is the same — it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria.” The president, speaking by phone Tuesday, called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a “butcher” and a “barbarian” for using sarin gas on his own people, but said last week’s successful missile strike was not the start of a campaign to oust the dictator. “Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS,” Trump
ALBANY, N.Y. -- There´s a big string attached to New York´s free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the requirement was added to protect the state´s investment in a student´s education by ensuring they don´t take advantage of free tuition and then leave New York. The rule wasn´t a part of Cuomo´s free college tuition proposal when he unveiled it in January but was inserted during final negotiations with lawmakers over the state budget, which was approved Sunday. The tuition initiative
As public speakers go, Obama aide Valerie Jarrett comes pretty cheap. She lined up a commencement gig next month at Chicago’s Northeastern Illinois University for 30-grand. By all estimates, she’s a multi-millionaire anyway, although the Iranian-born American has spent most of her career in government. And the Obama adviser has few expenses, no apartment rent, for instance. This winter she joined Barack and Michelle together living in that $5 million mansion they’re renting in Washington. [Snip] The trouble is Northeastern Illinois University shouldn’t have been
Politicos are addicted to going onto Morning Joe and John McCain is no exception- he was on MSBC’s morning talk show as recently as last Friday. But Heat Street wouldn’t mind being a fly on the wall the next time the 2008 Republican Presidential candidate encounters host Joe Scarborough in the MSNBC green room. For McCain has blasted Scarborough for “slobbering” over President Trump in a new book Vote First or Die by Scott Conroy, an irreverent look at the New Hampshire primary. Conroy interviews McCain about the Trump media phenomenon. McCain says: “Obviously Trump turned the standard procedure of political campaigning on its head. “I think you cannot overstate the importance of the media love-in with him. Many of them, like Morning Joe, who now have turned completely Text corrected by Staff*
It could always be worse for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. He could be as unpopular as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, or as disliked as U.S. Sen. John McCain. Instead, Graham has only the third-worst approval ranking in the U.S. Senate, according to poll results out Tuesday from Morning Consult. Among voters in the Palmetto State, the poll found Graham had a 40 percent disapproval rate and a 46 percent approval rate. Fourteen percent of the state’s residents voiced no opinion. Compare that with South Carolina´s other senator, Tim Scott, who has the approval of 59 percent of the state´s voters, while a smaller 19
Susan Rice is a liar and that’s the truth. What’s amazing is that it has taken years for the major media to admit it, despite epic evidence. Even journalists have a breaking point -- in this case, false statements about deadly chemical weapons. Rice’s lies have angered conservatives for years. Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer nicknamed the former national security adviser the “liar in chief,” according to The Blaze. Rice’s willingness to misrepresent what happened during the Benghazi attack was so amazing, that she repeated it on five separate Sunday morning news talk shows. It was a lie that might make
It’s hard to find examples of worse decision-making and customer treatment than United Airlines having a passenger dragged from an overbooked plane. But United’s shabby treatment of Geoff Fearns, including a threat to place him in handcuffs, comes close. Fearns, 59, is president of TriPacific Capital Advisors, an Irvine investment firm that handles more than half a billion dollars in real estate holdings on behalf of public pension funds. He had to fly to Hawaii last week for a business conference. Fearns needed to return early so he paid about $1,000 for a full-fare, first-class ticket to Los Angeles. He boarded the
United Airlines´ initial attempt Monday to quell mounting outrage over viral videos of a passenger being dragged from his seat added fuel to the backlash against the airline. So on Tuesday, CEO Oscar Munoz called the event "truly horrific" in a second apology. But while United was crafting another bid to defuse the situation, the flood of angry comments and memes on social media was replaced by tough questions from local and federal authorities and a mention of the incident by the White House. Meanwhile, David Dao, the passenger at the center of the growing imbroglio, retained a high-powered Chicago personal injury
Embattled Fox News host Bill O´Reilly announced on Tuesday that he will be going off the air for almost two weeks, to take a vacation. The anchor´s announcement comes amid an ongoing controversy over sexual harassment allegations made against him and a new report that James Murdoch wants him out of the company for good. The claims prompted 60 sponsors to drop advertising deals with the prime time show and led to an internal investigation. Four network sources told New York Magazine that it´s possible O´Reilly´s getaway could turn into a permanent vacation. The Murdoch family, the owners of Fox,
NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell was scolded for her ´manners´ by Russia´s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after she shouted a question during his meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The exchange happened during a press conference in Moscow for Tillerson´s first visit to Russia since he was appointed to the position by president Donald Trump. Video of the incident begins by showing Tillerson, Lavrov and other officials sitting down at a table at the start of the press conference. Before anyone could be seated at the table, Mitchell started shouting: ´Mr. Secretary, the Russians don´t believe the intelligence. How confident are you,
Bill O’Reilly left Fox News this week for a long-planned vacation to Italy and the Vatican, with his fate in the hands of a Murdoch family calculating the risks and rewards of keeping him on or forcing him out of the network. Facing a boycott by advertisers, unrest inside the company, protests outside Fox News headquarters and public calls for human rights investigations into company culture, Rupert Murdoch and his sons, Lachlan and James, are reckoning with the fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that has once again engulfed Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox. The Murdochs are awaiting
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Justice Antonin Scalia were honored with Allegheny College’s Prize for Civility in Public Life in Washington Monday. During her remarks at the ceremony, Ginsburg pointed to her and Scalia’s confirmation to the court, adding she hopes “members of Congress… and others of goodwill will lead the way in restoring harmonious work ways. Ginsburg further pointed out two other sets of Allegheny’s honorees. “Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain” and the “women of the Senate, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham.” Whoops.
The CEO of United Airlines apologized again Tuesday amid a global uproar sparked when a passenger was dragged screaming from his seat on a flight that, it turns out, wasn´t even overbooked. "I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight, and I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard," CEO Oscar Munoz said in a statement. "No one should ever be mistreated this way." United has been under siege since videos of Sunday night´s violent confrontation on the plane at Chicago´s O´Hare Airport went viral, drawing hundreds of millions of views