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What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, pictured on a visit to Hull last month. Getty Images President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will meet Queen Elizabeth II on their visit to the UK. Since 1951, the Queen has met with 11 US presidents and helped facilitate diplomatic relations. Here's what the queen's relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to meet Queen Elizab...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden


28 photos of some of the most adorable dogs to live in the White House

President Barack Obama and his dog Bo were very close. Getty Dogs are the most popular pet for a president to have during his time in the White House. The Obamas' dog Bo died from cancer, the family announced on Saturday. The Bidens have two German shepherds, 13-year-old Champ and 3-year-old Major, who is a rescue. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Grover Cleveland's cocker spaniel named Gallagher had a brown coat and ears of "inconvenient length." Grove...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, Dogs, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Features, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton


Inside the marriage of Washington power couple Ted and Heidi Cruz, who played Aladdin's 'A Whole New World' at their wedding and spend most of their time in separate states

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz have been married since 2001, and have two daughters. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash for traveling to Mexico while Texas faces a deadly winter storm.  Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, is no stranger to the scrutiny that comes with being a politician's spouse. Here's a full timeline of Ted and Heidi Cruz's two-decade-long relationship.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in the spotlight afte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Marriage, Washington, Mexico, Life, Senate, Disney, US, Trends, Ted, Features, Austin, Atlantic, Ted Cruz, New York Times


These 11 political friendships proved party lines don't have to divide Americans

AP Photo/Matt Rourke The 117th Congress is narrowly politically divided as they work towards another COVID relief bill.  Despite the political divides over the years, many politicians have forged bipartisan friendships.  Here are 11 famous political friendships that crossed the aisle.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The members of the 117th Congress are currently in the thick of negotiating another COVID-19 relief bill after years of historically pernicious partis...
Tags: Europe, Politics, New York, Obama, Congress, Navy, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Massachusetts, Politico


Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/Shutterstock.com The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, Hollywood, Air Travel, California, Washington, Cbs News, Life, White House, Planes, US, Tel Aviv, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg


Russian Trolls and the Information Wars

Surprisingly, the most powerful source of false information is neither Trump nor the Russian trolls. It’s a unique American business model that drives the false information. With all the hullaballoo about false information, the Russian trolls and Trump's ritualized falsehoods on Twitter, I’ve been at a loss to understand the reality and the actual facts behind all that’s going on. So I was delighted to see the data and insights in an article by Vera Tolz in the December 3 issue (“Shortcuts”)...
Tags: Florida, Politics, UK, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, Russia, Marketing, US, Careers, West, Tennessee, Pentagon, States, Oxford University, Republican


8 presidents and first family members on what it's like to live in the White House

President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison." Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock Presidents throughout the years have made the White House their home and reflected fondly on their time there long after their terms ended. President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison," but still managed to make it his home through renovations. President Obama made time for family dinners while his family lived in the White House, but also described th...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, United States, Ronald Reagan, President, Presidents, Netherlands, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy, Annie Leibovitz, John Adams


Inside Blair House, the presidential guest house that's bigger than the White House and known as the 'world's most exclusive hotel'

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush at Blair House on December 4, 2018. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Blair House is the presidential guest house, just steps from the White House. People call it the "world's most exclusive hotel" because heads of state, royalty, and presidents-elect stay there as guests of the commander in chief. Blair House was built in the 1820s as a family's home,...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Washington, Life, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Spain, Features, Hillary Clinton


Glittering photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

First lady Melania Trump walks past the 2019 White House Christmas decorations. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks December means homes across America are decking the halls, and the nation's most famous address is no exception. The White House has been decorated every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first White House Christmas party in 1800. The decorations have only gotten more elaborate with time. These photos show how White House Christmases of years past compare ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Life, White House, Christmas, US, America, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Ap, History


The Five Minute Museum: A Stop Motion Animation Shows the History of Civilization at Breakneck Speed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQV-0nbAFjE Experimental director and animator Paul Bush‘s 2015 short film The Five-Minute Museum, above, is the dizzying antidote to standing, footsore, in front of a vitrine crowded with  or exquisitely crafted pocket watches and wondering, not about history, culture or the nature of time, but whether you can justify spending $15 for an underwhelming cheese and tomato sandwich in the museum cafe. It’s a breakneck stop motion journey through the history ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Comedy, London, College, History, Animation, Museums, Switzerland, Victoria, Hayao Miyazaki, Zurich, Bush, Facebook Twitter, Pushkin, Geffrye Museum


The life of Dana Perino: the rare Fox News anchor who's worried about being boring

Dana Perino at Fox News Channel Studios on July 31, 2018 in New York. John Lamparski/Getty Dana Perino, 48, is the host of Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," a commentator on the "The Five," and co-host of the Fox podcast "I'll Tell You What." At age six, Perino told her family that she would one day work in the White House. She studied journalism at graduate school, but after refusing to interview the mother of a murdered 2-year-old child, she decided the profession wasn't for her. Perino tr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Politics, England, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Obama, Abc, California, Washington Post, Glenn Beck, Washington, Scotland


How the pandemic made summer 2020 the summer of hotel buyouts for wealthy travelers

Cape Arundel Inn All-property buyouts, where one family or group rents out every single room, gained new urgency — and appeal — during the pandemic-constrained summer season. From inns on the coast of Maine to island resorts, buyouts presented an appealing option to travelers looking to minimize their exposure to others. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  It was only supposed to be a week-long trip away from New York City for Dan Bassichis.In mid-March, the divorced priv...
Tags: Travel, New York, Instagram, Colorado, NYC, Life, New York City, Trends, Maine, Italy, Gm, Hotel, Grimes, Resort, Vermont, Rockies


Here's the typical career path to become a Supreme Court justice

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Most recent Supreme Court Justices have taken similar educational and career paths to the highest court in the US. Many studied law at Harvard or Yale. Some served as clerks to other judges after law school, and many were judges on circuit courts before being nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, died at 87 due to complications from ca...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Stanford, US, Careers, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Reagan, Features, Harvard, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, New Jersey


Photos show the moment President George W. Bush first learned of the 9/11 attacks

President George W. Bush confers with staff via telephone from his office aboard Air Force One during the flight from Sarasota to Barksdale Air Force Base. The U.S. National Archives After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, heart-wrenching images surfaced and stirred the world. Photos released by the US National Archives in 2016 show exactly when President George W. Bush learned the US was under attack. See how Bush responded to what would be the defining moment of his presidency. ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, Life, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Fbi, Bellevue, Nebraska, National Security Council, Louisiana, Air Force, World Trade Center, George W. Bush


Guy Raz — Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs, The Story of ‘How I Built This,’ Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and More (#462)

Illustration via 99designs “There is a natural skepticism that you develop as a journalist, which I think is important. But oftentimes that develops into cynicism.” — Guy Raz Guy Raz (@guyraz) is the Michael Phelps of podcasting. He’s the creator and host of the popular podcasts How I Built This, Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind and the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts TED Radio Hour and Wow in the World, a children’s program. He’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Daniel...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, California, Washington Post, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Beck, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Catalonia, Bbc, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard, George Orwell, New York Times


What happened on 9/11, 19 years ago

Marty Lederhandler/AP The terror attacks on September 11, 2001, were the deadliest attacks on US soil since the Pearl Harbor bombing that launched the US into World War II. The plane hijackings that struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field killed 2,977 people.The attacks started at 8:46 a.m., with American Flight 11 hitting the World Trade Center's North Tower.The attacks dramatically changed the US, and started the "War on Terror," which targeted the Al-Qaeda ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Osama Bin Laden, Life, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Terrorism, Washington Dc, New York Times, Manhattan


The Weekend Binge: The show that redefined sci-fi and the War on Terror

Welcome to Queerty’s latest entry in our Queerantined: Daily Dose series. Every day as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has us under quarantine, we’ll release a suggested bit of gloriously queer entertainment designed to keep you from getting stir crazy in the house. Each weekend, we will also suggest a bingable title to keep you extra busy. The Addictive: Battlestar Galactica Scary how a reality show presidency and a global pandemic can make us opine for the bygone awful days of George W. Bush, n...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Battlestar Galactica, George W Bush, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Bush, Galactica, Mankind, Edward James Olmos, Amazon YouTube, Daily Dose, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Queerantined


Bloom Binging Without Precaution

Dead Horse Gap in Prospect, KY. Rose and I are lying low in Salvisa, but we drive to Louisville once a week for grocery shopping at the Dirty Kroger in Clifton and for bloom binging in Cave Hill Cemetery, Cherokee Park and nearby Kentucky woodlands. Photographing spring blooms takes a bit of the edge off social isolation. I love Kentucky in April. In fact, I am willing to take on anyone who thinks they have better early spring blooms than Kentucky. Trillium erectum and Phlox divaricata in P...
Tags: Gardening, Featured, Kentucky, Life, Nanny, Louisville, Kroger, Bush, Rose, Clifton, Bloom, Salt River, Salvisa, Salvisa KY, Cave Hill Cemetery, Brownsboro Road


That time I came out to my entire high school

In high school, words were my power. Nobody paid attention to me otherwise. I was a queer kid coming of age in the early '00s in the stifling suburbs. Many kids at my school were hicks or Christians, or some toxic mash-up of both. Bush was president for what felt like an eternity. I ate more strawberry cheesecake ice cream than one should eat in a lifetime and stayed up late to catch the gay makeouts on Undressed. I wrote feverishly and journaled constantly, about my broken heart and fig...
Tags: Sex, Oregon, Best, Johnny Depp, Melissa Etheridge, Matthew, Banter, Bush, Simon, Garfunkel, Caesar, Laramie Project, Queer, Break Out the Tissues, Defense of Marriage Coalition


Lush's Koala Soap Helps Raise Money For Animals Affected by Australian Wildfires

Lush's newest launch is a limited-edition soap that supports a good cause. The famed bath and body brand announced a special line of koala-shaped, "All the Wild Things" soap bars that are currently being sold to help raise money for all of the animals affected by Australia's devastating series of wildfires. The brushfires began raging through certain parts of Australia back in July and have killed an estimated one billion animals in the months since. The All the Wild Things Soap ($7) is a koala-...
Tags: Australia, Beauty, Bath, Skin Care, Bush, Lush, Tricia Stevens Lush


For the King: Movies to inspire passion & protest for justice this Martin Luther King Day

With the advent of another election year, the racial, gender and sexual injustice of the Trump administration still rampant, and the overture of Trump’s impeachment trial all at hand, life can get more than a little overwhelming. Thank goodness, then, for the movies, which can help distract us from the news…or help us channel our anger into something productive. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired us to do the same. The movies listed here commemorate the struggle for equality in America by remindi...
Tags: Hbo, UK, New York, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Abc, White House, Iraq, Alan Moore, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Selma, Milk, Oscar, Stephen Fry


Paul Rice went underground to meet Russia’s LGBTQ population. ‘A Worm in the Heart’ is the result.

Director Paul Rice It’s one thing to stage a film on a set. It’s another to actually live it. Paul Rice did just that. The Irish-born director, who, at 30, now lives in San Francisco, felt a moral calling to after hearing stories of the suppression of queer people in Russia. Rice grabbed his camera, his boyfriend Liam, and set off to document the lives of LGBTQ Russians. His three-week trip consisted of stops in some of Russia’s largest cities via the Trans-Siberian railroad. The resulting fi...
Tags: Europe, Feature, UK, New York, Entertainment, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Eu, Society, Austria, United States


What to watch: Russia’s queer underground, a closet case killer and a gay war romance

‘Sex Education’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Destination: A Worm in the Heart Director Paul Rice and his boyfriend Liam braved the wilds of Russia to make this documentary about the nation’s homophobia. As the p...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Russia, Lifestyle, NFL, Netflix, United States, Hawaii, Gillian Anderson, New England Patriots, Sex Education, Pearl Harbor, Sunset, Rice, Ad Friendly, Queerty


Ellen DeGeneres once gave Donald and Melania Trump a golden stroller

One of Ellen DeGeneres’ most vocal critics has pointed out that, years before she hung out with former President George W. Bush, the comedian acted friendly with one Donald J. Trump. Related: George W. Bush responds to Ellen DeGeneres’ comments According to a 2006 People profile of Donald and Melania’s “Billion-Dollar Boy,” Barron Trump, DeGeneres gave the future President and First Lady a gilded stroller: AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); “In the Tr...
Tags: Hollywood, Life, Iraq, Lifestyle, Afghanistan, George Bush, Ellen, Controversy, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Mark Ruffalo, Ellen Degeneres, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Donald


George W. Bush responds to Ellen DeGeneres’ comments

George W. Bush and (inset) Ellen DeGeneres Former US President George W. Bush has responded to comments made by Ellen DeGeneres about hanging out together on Sunday afternoon to watch a football game. Bush’s spokesperson Freddy Ford told Fox yesterday, “President and Mrs Bush really enjoyed being with Ellen and Portia [de Rossi] and appreciated Ellen’s comments about respecting one another. They respect her.” DeGeneres and wife de Rossi sat next to Bush and his wife, Laura, in a VIP suite at a...
Tags: Hollywood, Life, Iraq, Cowboys, US, Lifestyle, Fox, George Bush, Dallas Cowboys, Kevin Hart, Ellen, George W. Bush, Ellen Degeneres, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Bush


People are really confused about this upcoming ‘Little Mermaid Live!’ thing starring John Stamos

ABC just released the first trailer for The Little Mermaid Live!, set to air on November 5, and people aren’t sure what to make of it. Just to be clear, this is different from the live action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid that’s set to go into production early next year. The live TV production will feature up-and-comer Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, and Graham Phillips as Prince Eric. John Stamos will play Chef Louis, and Shaggy (huh??) will play Sebastian. AdBridg....
Tags: Entertainment, Abc, Disney, Lifestyle, Rebecca, Little Mermaid, Ursula, John Stamos, Queen Latifah, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Bush, Louis, Graham Phillips, Little Mermaid Live, The Little Mermaid Live


Ellen DeGeneres defends “fun” afternoon with “friend” George W. Bush

Ellen DeGeneres Chatshow legend and LGBTQ rights advocate Ellen DeGeneres has defended enjoying a football game with former US President George W. Bush. She says she believes in being “kind to everyone”, even those who hold different views. DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi were spotted on camera sitting alongside Bush on Sunday at a Dallas Cowboys game. The couple were sat next Bush and his wife, Laura, in the VIP stand. George W. Bush and Ellen at the Dallas Cowboys stadium, Sunday Octobe...
Tags: Hollywood, Supreme Court, Life, Iraq, Cowboys, Football, US, Lifestyle, NFL, America, George Bush, Dallas Cowboys, Ellen, George W. Bush, Portia De Rossi, Ellen Degeneres


Where to Stay in London for a Shopping Trip

When it comes to shopping destinations in the UK, London is tough to beat. Featuring some of the best shopping facilities in the world, shoppers have a huge choice of stores to indulge their habit. From quaint independent boutiques, to national high street stores and huge international luxury brands; there really is something to suit everyone in the UK’s capital. If you are planning a shopping trip to London, one of the main things to decide is where to stay. Ideally, you’ll want to be close...
Tags: Fashion, UK, London, Shopping, Top Stories, Cambridge, Oxford Street, Kensington, Bush, Alfie, Marylebone, UK London, Style Notes, Westfield Shopping Centre, Oxford Street Known, Marylebone If


Where Are The Women From Knock Down The House Now?

During the 2018 midterm elections, a historic number of women and candidates from underrepresented communities ran for office — and forever changed the idea of what Congress looks like. The Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, streaming now, is an intimate, and throughly inspiring, portrait of some of their campaigns.The film follows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Amy Vilela of Nevada, Cori Bush of Missouri, and Paula Jean Swearengin of West Virginia as they mount primary challenges...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, America, West Virginia, Netflix, Missouri, House, Nevada, Bush, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Joe Manchin, Tom Williams, Joe Crowley, Cori Bush


Where Are The Women Of Knock Down The House Now?

During the 2018 midterm elections, a historic number of women and candidates from underrepresented communities ran for office — and forever changed the idea of what Congress looks like. The Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, streaming now, is an intimate, and throughly inspiring, portrait of some of their campaigns.The film follows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Amy Vilela of Nevada, Cori Bush of Missouri, and Paula Jean Swearengin of West Virginia as they mount primary challenges...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, America, West Virginia, Netflix, Missouri, House, Nevada, Bush, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Joe Manchin, Tom Williams, Joe Crowley, Cori Bush



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