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  • Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
    On May 11, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Vice President Mike Pence chairs the Commission, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach serves as the…
    - 13 Jul 17, 2:15pm -
  • President Trump’s Nominations Face Needless Obstruction
    Senate Democrats have decided to obstruct President Donald J. Trump’s Administration, and the American people, by refusing to confirm qualified nominations. In an effort to prevent the President from following through on the policies for which th…
    - 11 Jul 17, 4:27pm -
  • The G20 Summit: Day One

    The G20 Summit: Day One

    On Friday morning, President Donald J. Trump arrived at Hamburg Messe and joined world leaders for the first day of the G20 Summit. The participating leaders started the day by attending a G20 Summit Retreat and Working Lunch.President Trum…
    - 9 Jul 17, 9:36pm -
  • President Trump in Poland

    President Trump in Poland

    On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump began his second trip abroad by traveling to Warsaw, Poland for bilateral meetings and to deliver an address to the people of Poland. President Trump also spoke about energy security with European leaders att…
    - 6 Jul 17, 7:03pm -
  • President Trump Hosts Chibok Schoolgirls at the White House

    President Trump Hosts Chibok Schoolgirls at the White House

    On the night of April 14, 2014, Boko Haram terrorists attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. They broke in disguised as guards, and forced the girls to leave the school and come with them. According to several reports, t…
    - 6 Jul 17, 12:48pm -
  • President Trump Issues Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council

    President Trump Issues Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council

    On Friday, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order to revive the National Space Council.President George H.W. Bush established the National Space Council in 1989. The Council was tasked with advising and assisting the President…
    - 30 Jun 17, 10:29pm -
  • President Trump Welcomes President Moon to the White House

    President Trump Welcomes President Moon to the White House

    This week, President Donald J. Trump hosted President Moon of South Korea at the White House.At their dinner on Thursday evening, President Trump congratulated President Moon on his electoral victory and thanked him for coming to the White…
    - 30 Jun 17, 10:09pm -
  • Remember All of Obamacare’s Broken Promises?

    Remember All of Obamacare’s Broken Promises?

    There were a lot of promises made in selling Obamacare—and it seems like just about all of them have been broken.They told us if you liked your doctor, you could keep your doctor . . . and yet so many Americans have lost access to their docto…
    - 30 Jun 17, 7:42pm -
  • Breaking the Beltway Mentality: Billions in New Spending Is Not a ‘Cut’

    Breaking the Beltway Mentality: Billions in New Spending Is Not a ‘Cut’

    Under the healthcare bill currently being considered by the Senate, spending on Medicaid, the healthcare program that covers 75 million Americans, would increase from $393 billion this year to $464 billion in 2027—and that’s adjusting for i…
    - 30 Jun 17, 7:39pm -
  • CBO’s Failed Obamacare Enrollment Projections

    CBO’s Failed Obamacare Enrollment Projections

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has consistently failed to accurately predict how legislation will impact health insurance coverage. For example, in 2012, the CBO estimated that 25 million people would have coverage under Obamacare right now.…
    - 30 Jun 17, 7:36pm -
  • President Trump Vows to Usher in Golden Era of American Energy Dominance

    President Trump Vows to Usher in Golden Era of American Energy Dominance

    We will bring new opportunity to the heartland, new prosperity to our inner cities, and new infrastructure all across our nation. When it comes to the future of America’s energy needs, we will find it, we will dream it, and we will build it.…
    - 30 Jun 17, 6:13pm -
  • President Trump Welcomes the Chicago Cubs to the White House

    President Trump Welcomes the Chicago Cubs to the White House

    On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence welcomed the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs, to the White House. The team brought the Commissioner’s Trophy and participated in a meet and greet with the Preside…
    - 29 Jun 17, 2:37pm -
  • President Trump Hosts Tribal, State, and Local Energy Roundtable

    President Trump Hosts Tribal, State, and Local Energy Roundtable

    On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump hosted a tribal, State, and local energy roundtable at the White House. He was joined by Governors Paul LePage, Kim Reynolds, Pete Ricketts, and Bill Walker, along with State and tribal leaders from around ou…
    - 28 Jun 17, 9:59pm -
  • President Trump Welcomes Prime Minister Modi to The White House

    President Trump Welcomes Prime Minister Modi to The White House

    On Monday, President Donald J. Trump hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at the White House. The meeting reinforced the close ties between the United States and India, and the two leaders resolved to expand and deepen the relationship and…
    - 28 Jun 17, 9:34pm -
  • Technology Week Recap

    Technology Week Recap

    This week was Technology Week at the White House, and the Trump Administration held events focusing on modernizing government technology and stimulating the technology sector.On Monday, the White House invited major tech leaders and university…
    - 23 Jun 17, 9:52pm -
  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Host their First Congressional Picnic

    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Host their First Congressional Picnic

    Thursday night, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted their first Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House. The “Picnic in the Park” was styled after President Trump’s hometown, New York City, with…
    - 23 Jun 17, 9:17pm -
  • Secretary Price Hosts Listening Session with Obamacare Victims

    Secretary Price Hosts Listening Session with Obamacare Victims

    On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., hosted a listening session at the White House with Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma to hear from individuals who are facing a lack of choi…
    - 22 Jun 17, 6:10pm -
  • President Trump Visits Kirkwood Community College
    Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump visited Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to address his efforts to foster agriculture innovation. He spoke about the value of farming to the Nation’s economy and ensured the Administration woul…
    - 22 Jun 17, 4:17pm -
  • Obamacare is Failing the American People
    The previous Administration sold Obamacare to the American people through a series of empty promises. Premiums were supposed to drop, but instead they have soared by nearly $3,000. Choices were supposed to multiply, but instead they disappeared…
    - 20 Jun 17, 7:20pm -
  • Nearly 30 Million Americans Still Without Health-Insurance Coverage

    Nearly 30 Million Americans Still Without Health-Insurance Coverage

    In just the first few months of this year, nearly two million people dropped their Obamacare coverage. According to a new report released by the Administration, 12.2 million people signed up for coverage through the Obamacare exchanges in 2017. But…
    - 20 Jun 17, 7:11pm -
  • Honoring Law Enforcement this National Police Week

    Honoring Law Enforcement this National Police Week

    In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and this week around the country will be National Police Week.Every year since 1982, members of our law enforcement community, their families and friend…
    - 16 May 17, 1:05pm -
  • Honoring our Veterans this National Military Appreciation Month

    Honoring our Veterans this National Military Appreciation Month

      Yesterday, we marked National Military Appreciation Month by welcoming Honor Flight veterans, who fought on the front lines of freedom in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, to the White House.Our service members served their country in a…
    - 9 May 17, 6:33pm -
  • Marking a Milestone for School Choice

    Marking a Milestone for School Choice

    Yesterday, the President welcomed advocates, administrators, teachers, parents, and students to the White House to mark a milestone for school choice.This week, Congress is poised to pass legislation that President Trump will sign into law,…
    - 4 May 17, 12:26pm -
  • Celebrating National Small Business Week
    Today I had the privilege to celebrate National Small Business Week with the Small Business Administration and small business owners from all across America.Since 1963, the White House has honored America’s small businesses by marking this Na…
    - 1 May 17, 8:33pm -
  • President Trump Proposed a Massive Tax Cut. Here’s What You Need to Know.
    We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big. President Trump has made tax reform a priority, and we have a Republican Congress that wants to get it done. This is something that Democrats should support too because it’s good for…
    - 27 Apr 17, 2:30am -
  • Remarks by the Vice President at a Meeting with US and Indonesian Business Leaders
     THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.     AUDIENCE MEMBERS:  Good morning.     THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Selamat pagi.  (Laughter.)     Vice President Kalla, thank you.  Thank you for joining us this morning.  Thank you…
    - 25 Apr 17, 12:23pm -
  • Celebrating the 196th Anniversary of Greek Independence
    Dear Friends,I am so proud to join you in celebrating the 196th Anniversary of Greek Independence, and with President Trump, to have welcomed so many of you to the White House yesterday.Greek Independence Day means so much to all of us. As…
    - 26 Mar 17, 2:10am -
  • President Donald J. Trump Delivers the Weekly Address
    Today marks President Donald J. Trump's 50th day in office and while delivering his Weekly Address, he spoke about an issue of paramount importance to families across our Nation: healthcare.  Seven years ago this month, Obamacare was s…
    - 10 Mar 17, 11:48pm -
  • Meet the Special Guests Attending President Donald J. Trump's Address to a Joint Session of Congress

    Meet the Special Guests Attending President Donald J. Trump's Address to a Joint Session of Congress

    President Donald J. Trump has invited several guests to attend tonight's address to a Joint Session of Congress. These special guests will be seated with First Lady Melania Trump in the Executive Gallery of the House Chamber. Watch the Joint Ad…
    - 28 Feb 17, 11:53pm -
  • President Donald J. Trump to Address a Joint Session of Congress for the First Time

    President Donald J. Trump to Address a Joint Session of Congress for the First Time

    President Donald J. Trump will be delivering his first address to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Be sure to tune in as the President will be sharing his vision for the country.  When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017…
    - 27 Feb 17, 5:30pm -

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  • newTrump Makes Another Racist ‘Both Sides’ Statement

    Trump Makes Another Racist ‘Both Sides’ Statement

    He refused to apologize to the Central Park Five and claimed that there were two sides to their story.
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 3:52pm -
  • newBernie Sanders Created Confusion About Single-Payer Health Care

    Bernie Sanders Created Confusion About Single-Payer Health Care

    Most people think 'Medicare for All' would allow people to buy in to the existing program.
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • newFormer Breitbart Writer To Be New Spokesperson for Our Border Policies

    Former Breitbart Writer To Be New Spokesperson for Our Border Policies

    Like her husband, Katharine Gorka used to write anti-Islamic diatribes for Breitbart News. Now she'll be the press secretary for CBP.
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 10:02pm -
  • newManafort Has Friends in High Places

    Manafort Has Friends in High Places

    Just two weeks ago, Mark Caputo and Tucker Carlson were chatting about how our criminal justice system was being terribly unfair to Paul Manafort. The complaints were focused on the fact that Manafort was going to be transferred to Rikers Island pris…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 8:16pm -
  • newThe Worldview of White Evangelicals Is at Odds With Democracy

    The Worldview of White Evangelicals Is at Odds With Democracy

    To mitigate the consequences of sin, the state must impose Biblical authority to contain chaos.
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 6:42pm -

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  • newThis Juneteenth, Check Out These Powerful Images from the NMAAHC Collection
    Today’s Juneteenth celebration marks 154 years since the end of slavery in the United States after Union soldiers arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas and declared the Civil War over and slaves freed. While Juneteenth has never been recognized as an of…
    - 21 mins ago, 19 Jun 19, 5:15pm -
  • newWashingtonian’s Photo of the Day
    4800 block of Bethesda Ave., June 12th, 5:40 pm. Get Washingtonian’s Daily DC Updates (Not Just Another Political News Roundup) Get Started Email Address Newsletters Washingtonian Today (New!) Best Stories of the Week Brunches This Weekend Design &…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 3:58pm -
  • newJuly 2019 Crossword Answer Key
    “Expanding Cities” Across 1. Improve, as a magazine article 5. US territory in the Pacific 9. The O of OWN 14. Personal histories 19. Sack of Rome participant 20. Capital on a fjord 21. Prepon of Orange Is the New Black 22. North or Hardy, for ex…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 3:43pm -
  • newJune 2019 Crossword Answer Key
    “Sounds of the City” Across 1. Walk off the field after getting injured, maybe 5. Ulna’s place 8. One of five on China’s flag 12. Not taboo 19. The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Carle 20. Request to the boss 22. Words of emphasis 23. Reacted…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 3:40pm -
  • newThere Is, in Fact, a Plan Behind the Washington Post’s Gloriously Weird TikTok
    A man turns into a giant dog and dances on a rooftop. Two coworkers discuss bus reliability until one stirs hot coffee with his finger. An editor turns into a ghost and dances. These aren’t scenarios rendered by a magic realism bot, they’re video…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 2:50pm -
  • newPetworth’s Women-Owned Cocktail Bar Opens Soon with Sherry Soft-Serve and a Bubbles Garden
    Two women walk into a bar—and change everything. That’s what happened when Himitsu co-owner Carlie Steiner and Anna Bran-Leis, owner of Taqueria Del Barrio, took over the former Hank’s Cocktail Bar space neighboring their Petworth restauran…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 12:30pm -

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  • A Country Christmas--George Eliot

    A Country Christmas--George Eliot

     Returning to Elizabeth David's Christmas, she reprints a passage from George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss (1860) called "A Country Christmas.""There was the smell of hot toast and ale from the kitchen, at the breakfast hour; the favorite anthem, t…
    - 29 Dec 17, 5:15am -
  • Christmas at Sea

    Christmas at Sea

    Last month I spent time reading Elizabeth David's Christmas book.  It was a mixture of memories, recipes and quotes from other authors about Christmas in their distant pasts, or while at war, as this Graham Greene passage is, part of his printed di…
    - 29 Dec 17, 5:04am -
  • When The Circle Is Broken

    When The Circle Is Broken

     I don't remember when I started making wreaths for friends homes and the graves of family members. Certainly, some time ago.  A longstanding friend lost her husband this year.  He had gone from physically fit with regular sports activities to si…
    - 15 Dec 16, 4:46am -
  • Tió De Nadal, or Nothing Says Christmas Like A Poop Log...If You Are In Spain

    Tió De Nadal, or Nothing Says Christmas Like A Poop Log...If You Are In Spain

     Tió de Nadal, a “pooping” Christmas log, is an obsession among the kids in Catalunya for a few weeks leading into the holidays.  It usually starts on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.   Part of the ancient tradition of b…
    - 11 Dec 16, 6:31am -
  • Drink A Bite To Eat

    Drink A Bite To Eat

     On this day, the first Dr. Pepper was served in Waco, Texas in 1885.  Like many soft drinks of that era, it started in a pharmacy, and a kindly old country doctor, wearing a monocle and top hat became the first visual image for the product.  Pers…
    - 1 Dec 16, 10:25pm -
  • Inka Dinka Doo. I Like Ink. Do You?

    Inka Dinka Doo.  I Like Ink.  Do You?

     Has anyone ever been unhappy shopping for art supplies?  I went to an art supply store the other day.  It's in an old enough building, the floors creak while you walk the aisles.  My goal was to find a new color of ink to use with a fount…
    - 1 Dec 16, 2:11am -
  • Pomegranate Porno: Taste of Persia

    Pomegranate Porno: Taste of Persia

     Taste of Persia:  A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Kurdistan by Naomi Duguid.  Such an unusual cookbook covering the author's travels and recipes from the Persian regions.  Saffron water, mint oil, rhubarb syru…
    - 28 Nov 16, 12:01am -
  • Little Demon In The City of Light: Guest Blogger Michael

    Little Demon In The City of Light: Guest Blogger Michael

     Little Demon in the City of Light--Steven Levingston On this day, 125 years ago in 1889, a well-heeled, silk-hatted boulevardier named Toussaint-Augustin Gouffé was murdered by Michel Eyraud and his accomplice, Gabriellle Bompard in Paris.  Gouf…
    - 27 Jul 14, 3:20am -
  • Apocalypse Now: Why We Really Love Zombies

    Apocalypse Now:  Why We Really Love Zombies

    Who's Your Stylist?I have questions about zombies after watching World War Z last night: What happens when everybody becomes a zombie (an apparent zombie goal) or do they not even have a goal…are they just zombies?   They don't seem very organiz…
    - 12 Jan 14, 1:04am -
  • Pope Francis I : First "To Do" List

    Pope Francis I : First "To Do" List

    The Beautification of Run-D.M.C. I'm putting this on the new Pope's "First To Do" list: Declare Sainthood on Run-D.M.C.  1) First, you have to die. Jam Master Jay died in 2002.  2) Once you have been dead at least 5 years a cause for sai…
    - 24 Mar 13, 4:57pm -
  • You've Got To Fight For The Right To Party...Into Old Age

    You've Got To Fight For The Right To Party...Into Old Age

    I am in the final stages of finishing My Life  by Sofia Tolstoy.  She continues to amaze me:  how much she accomplished, and how she remained so supportive of her husband and family which at times was a thankless task.  She wrote of the cel…
    - 8 Jan 13, 2:54pm -
  • My Life...in 1,125 Pages. Suivez-Moi

    My Life...in 1,125 Pages.  Suivez-Moi

    Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya Wedding Portrait, 1862 In 2010 I learned that Sofia Tolstoy’s writings called My Life had finally been published.  I knew it existed in Russian archives, but it had never been translated and published.  What puzzled me …
    - 2 Jan 13, 3:30am -
  • We're Gonna Rock Down To Egyptian Avenue

    We're Gonna Rock Down To Egyptian Avenue

    Egyptian Avenue, Highgate CemeteryI just finished reading Necropolis: London and Its Dead, by Catharine Arnold. It covers burial practices in London from tribes through the Romans and the Plague. Ornate Victoriana and into the present. The premise …
    - 29 Nov 12, 4:03pm -
  • Hic Hoc, You're A Dronk

    Hic Hoc, You're A Dronk

    Punch...Drunk?I’m reading a book entitled Complete Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl: An Anecdotal History of the Original Monarch of Mixed Drinks, with More than Forty Historic Recipes, Fully Annotated, and a Complete Course in…
    - 27 Nov 12, 8:08pm -
  • Roses Are Blue. Orchids Are, Too

    Roses Are Blue.  Orchids Are, Too

    According to Home Depot, "...with a little bit of magic, we turn the white orchid, blue."Didn't I do this with a rose in first grade and get punished?
    - 12 Jul 12, 5:55pm -
  • *CC: Al Gore

    *CC:  Al Gore

    Well.....Not quite yet.*CC was used at the base and closing of a letter or memo to show the other party/parties  were to receive the knowledge. In the context of correspondence, blind carbon copy (abbreviated Bcc:) refers to the practice of sending…
    - 22 Jun 12, 3:27pm -
  • Sleeping On The Job

    Sleeping On The Job

    I keep having these dreams where I am working extremely hard to make things succeed. They are highly detailed. My offices don't have windows.  Sometimes they involve physical labor.  I am tired when I get up in the morning after working this "doubl…
    - 21 Jun 12, 3:01pm -
  • Rocks And Stones Won't Hurt My Bones

    Rocks And Stones Won't Hurt My Bones

    I have no idea where I acquired this. Logically I would say "my mother" since she was always the one hauling rocks and driftwood and bionic pine cones home; my father complaining of the weight of boulders in his car trunk with Mom's argument being,…
    - 3 Jan 11, 12:54am -
  • Time Is Money If You Know What Time It Is

    Time Is Money If You Know What Time It Is

    There is one bank I use where I almost always go through their drive-through bay. Over time, I've gotten to know the three men who are usually in the booth. An older gentleman, (who is a native Washingtonian,) and I have discussions about "the old D…
    - 20 Sep 10, 12:50pm -
  • tOy Veh Story!

    tOy Veh Story!

    I doubt that I'll be going to see Toy Story 3. For one thing, I am not a fan of Pixar animations. If anything they creep me out. I'd much rather watch old Betty Boop cartoons:I heard from my friend Phil (formerly of Playaz Ball) this weekend. He was…
    - 28 Jun 10, 4:41pm -
  • (Keep On) Truckin' On Tite Street

    (Keep On) Truckin' On Tite Street

    ....get me The Royal College of Heraldry....STATMany of you who read my blog know that I sell things online through eBay and Amazon. This past week, I finally had my first royal sale. I sold a cd of the Grateful Dead to a Marquis in London, and "yes,…
    - 28 Jun 10, 4:38pm -
  • The Man In The Moon White Suit

    The Man In The Moon White Suit


    - 28 Jun 10, 4:38pm -
  • Pumping Mud

    Pumping Mud

    I just finished reading a novel called Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes. Given the subject matter, Present Imperfect or Future Imperfect might be more apt.Fellowes' previous novel, Snobs, was equally good. True to it's name, it was about social clas…
    - 28 Jun 10, 4:38pm -
  • I'm Feeling....Daffy

    I'm Feeling....Daffy

    A request was made to bury that Virginia license plate. I am trying like heck to get back to blogging. My living room and dining room look like the Rubbermaid Bin Grand Canyon from hell, and if you even had a whiff of mental illness, you'd be in fu…
    - 24 Mar 10, 12:13am -
  • Virginia Is For Lovers...Maybe

    Virginia Is For Lovers...Maybe

    ...Thanks, Drew.
    - 10 Mar 10, 3:51pm -

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