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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


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


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


27 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. President Donald Trump broke the presidential tradition when he didn't bring a dog into the White House, saying after two years in office that he would feel "a little phony doing so." President-elect Joe Biden is poised to reset the tradition of dogs in the Executive Mansion with his two German shepherds, one of whom would be the first shelt...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Dogs, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Bbc, Features, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan


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


34 photos that show how Halloween has been celebrated at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to visiting schoolchildren in advance of Halloween at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2019. Tom Brenner/Reuters Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years. It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958. Since then, presidents and first ladies have welcomed ...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Virginia, Holiday, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Features, Washington Dc, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy


Michelle Obama’s Post-White House Fashion Is Proof Of How Liberated She Feels

While Michelle Obama’s entire Becoming book tour has been a delightful spectacle of fashion-forward outfits (Cushnie! Pyer Moss! Givenchy!), the former first lady’s wardrobe made quite a statement Wednesday on the final stop in Brooklyn. It was the thigh-high Balenciaga boots that signaled post-White House Michelle Obama, The Civilian, was finally relaxed after meticulously calculating her appearance for the last eight years. Eight years of scrutiny and policing that women who look like her are...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Obama, White House, US, Chicago, Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Paris, Michelle Obama, Kim, Bill, Zara, Donald Trump


A Week In Washington, D.C., On A $46,500 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a government employee working in communications who makes $46,500 per year and spends some of her money this week on Mike's Hard Lemonade.Occupation: CommunicationsIndustry: GovernmentAge: 22Location: Washington, D.C.Salary: $46,500Paycheck Amount (Bi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mac, Washington, Samsung, Bastille, NARS, Starbucks, Kate Spade, Bronx, Costco, Asos, Alexa, Bush, Giant, Mike


Why Chelsea Clinton & Ivanka Trump Aren't Friends Anymore

Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic. Whoever makes the seating arrangements for state funerals certainly showed their sense of humor by putting former friends Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump right next to each other on Wednesday. Or did they really choose to sit together at George H.W. Bush's funeral?The two, who have many of the obvious things in common — unintentional fame, for one thing — used to be friends. In a 2015 Vogue interview, Chelsea actually praised Ivanka: "She’s always aware o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Stephen Colbert, Jerusalem, Chelsea, Vogue, Chelsea Clinton, Trump, George H W Bush, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Marc Mezvinsky, Laura Cavanaugh, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ivanka Trump Aren


Rant & Rave: Irish music tribute to President George H.W. Bush

Readers rave about Irish pub tribute, rant about Seattle Center parking
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, George H W Bush, Seattle Center


George H.W. Bush Will Be Buried In Socks With a Lot of Flair and a Bit of History

The former president’s strong sock game continues at his funeral
Tags: Fashion, Politics, News, Uncategorized, George H.W. Bush


The Thoughtful Note That George H.W. Bush Left on Bill Clinton’s Desk Before Leaving the White House (1993)

With the passing of George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton reflected on the life and legacy of his political predecessor, and particularly the thoughtful note that Bush 41 left on his desk, right before leaving the White House. Dated January 20, 1993, it read: Dear Bill, When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too. I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, College, Washington, Life, White House, America, Bill Clinton, Clinton, Trump, Bush, Nixon, Facebook Twitter, George H W Bush


George H. W. Bush, The 41st President, Has Died

George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and patriarch of a political dynasty, died Friday night in his Houston home. He was 94.The news of his death comes roughly seven months after the passing of his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, in April. Bush’s health had been in decline due to Parkinson’s disease, which The New York Times reports had him hospitalized several times in recent years.Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993, capping off a career in politics and publ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Navy, White House, Iraq, United States, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Middle East, Npr, Houston, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Saddam Hussein, Republican National Committee


Queen Elizabeth Just Made Ralph Lauren A Knight

Now we have concrete proof Queen Elizabeth II knows the power of fashion. Earlier this summer, we speculated the meaning behind the brooches Princes William and Harry's grandmother wore during Donald Trump's visit to London — shade! — and what message she was sending by wearing that hat to the Royal Wedding. But now we know that Her Royal Highness doesn't just view fashion as a way to have fun with us commoners.On Wednesday, WWD reported HRH named Ralph Lauren an Honorary Knight Commander of t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Harry, Ralph Lauren, William, North America, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Melinda Gates, Elizabeth Ii, Elizabeth, George H W Bush, Lauren, Phillipson, WWD


First-ever “Rock The Vote” PSA featuring Madonna resurfaces just in time for this year’s election

The year was 1990. George H.W. Bush was halfway through his only term as President. The 102nd United States Congress was about to be elected. And MTV was still playing music videos. 
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Mtv, Psa, Madonna, Vintage, Ad Friendly, Queerty, 1990, George H W Bush, Rock the Vote PSA, 102nd United States Congress


Meet Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

It's official, folks. President Donald Trump just announced his second nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Meet Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who if confirmed will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, the moderate conservative who is set to retire at the end of the month.Kavanaugh, 53, will inevitably be at the center of a confirmation battle. While it's likely that the Republican-controlled Senate will clear the path for Trump to remake the highest court in the land for generations to come, that doesn't ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Mitch McConnell, Catholic, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Starr, Trump, Nixon, Antonin Scalia, U S Supreme Court, Court of Appeals


Why Did Trump Tweet About Al Franken But Stay Quiet On Roy Moore?

By now, we know that President Trump loves to pick fights on Twitter. He's done everything from go after the media for its unflattering reports to post taunts that are dangerous to our foreign policy, like when he insulted North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.On Thursday night, Trump took to Twitter to address the allegations against Sen. Al Franken, who was accused of groping and forcibly kissing a news anchor in 2006."The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do hi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, North Korea, White House, Alabama, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, Trump, Roy Moore, Moore, George H W Bush, Kim Jong, Donald J Trump, Republican Senate, Ivanka, Sen Al Franken


What It's Like To Be Trans & A GOP Elected Official In The Trump Era

As a millennial woman living in the Northeast who identifies as a Republican, 26-year-old Jordan Evans is already considered a rare breed by some. But when you add to the mix that she's an openly transgender GOP elected official, it should come as no surprise that she's no stranger to puzzled looks."I get questions from the transgender community and from the Republican party," she told Refinery29. "The same general feeling is there: I can’t believe you exist."Some organizations have deemed 2017...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Gop, Evans, Republican Party, Trump, Jordan Evans, George H W Bush, CPAC, Betsy DeVos, Charlton MA, Charlton Public Library 's Board of Trustees


Undocumented Teen Finally Obtains Abortion After Weeks Of Fighting The Trump Administration

Update: The 17-year-old undocumented teenager who was blocked by the Trump administration from obtaining an abortion had the procedure done Wednesday morning. After a monthlong legal battle with the current administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday afternoon that Jane Doe, as she was identified, should be allowed to have an abortion."People I don’t even know are trying to make me change my mind. I made my decision and that is between me and God. Through all of this, I have never ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Supreme Court, Trump, George H W Bush, Department of Health and Human Services, Jane Doe, Trump Administration, Brigitte Amiri, ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project


You Can Now Send Trump The Bill For Your Birth Control

Earlier this month, President Trump made it easier for employers to drop birth control coverage without copayments from their health insurance plans. The move is likely to make contraception even more expensive, and, in some cases, completely out reach, for women across the country.If you're pissed about the change, you're not alone. But now, there's a new outlet for your anger. Thanks to a new campaign called Keep Birth Control Copay Free, you can send the billionaire president an invoice for...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Naacp, Donald Trump, Trump, George H W Bush, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Amy Runyon, Women 's Equality Center


Lady Gaga Made A Surprise Appearance At One America Appeal, Helped Raise $31M For Hurricane Relief

Lady Gaga came alongside the five living, former U.S. presidents for an important cause last night: hurricane relief. As a surprise performer and speaker at the One America Appeal relief concert held at Texas A&M University, Gaga shared a message of unity and resilience which she echoed in an Instagram post.She wrote in her one of many posts supporting the concert, "It was an honor to be invited by these five living Presidents to perform and speak at this historic event where we put our differe...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Barack Obama, Cnn, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lady Gaga, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Maria, David Jones, Puerto Rico, Trump, George H W Bush, Harvey


Five Former Presidents Put Party Aside To Support The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

Natural disasters don't discriminate across class, racial, or party lines, as evidenced by the tragedy that befell Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which took the lives of at least 60 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more.This week, the Senate passed a $15.3 billion aid package to help those impacted by the devastating hurricane and flooding, and both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader worked with President Donald Trump to raise the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Texas, Obama, Congress, Senate, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Clinton, Bush, Carter, George H W Bush, Harvey


5 Former Presidents Put Party Aside To Support The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

Natural disasters don't discriminate across class, racial, or party lines, as evidenced by the tragedy that befell Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which took the lives of at least 60 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more.This week, the Senate passed a $15.3 billion aid package to help those impacted by the devastating hurricane and flooding, and both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader worked with President Donald Trump to raise the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Texas, Obama, Congress, Senate, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Clinton, Bush, Carter, George H W Bush, Harvey


You're Not Going To Believe Who Hollywood Just Cast As George W. Bush

In case you haven't heard, Adam McKay, whose hit films include Anchorman and The Big Short,  is bringing the world a Dick Cheney biopic.Variety reports that McKay previously announced that Christian Bale would play the Cheney (insert American Psycho joke here), but left people wondering who could step into the role of the title character's side-kick, President George W. Bush.For some, Will Ferrell seemed like a natural choice. Not only have he and McKay worked on a number of projects together, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Iraq, Defense, Afghanistan, Cameron Diaz, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Halliburton, Dubya, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam Mckay


Obama Receives The Kennedy Foundation's "Profile In Courage" Award

Barack and Michelle Obama have returned from their well-deserved vacation and they’re already rolling up their sleeves to get back to work. The couple has maintained a relatively low profile as they launch the Obama Foundation, but they returned to the spotlight on Sunday for a wonderful reason. President Obama is this year’s recipient of the Kennedy Foundation’s “Profile in Courage” Award, which is presented at a ceremony in Boston.The annual award is named after President Kennedy’s 1957 Pulit...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obamacare, Obama, Senate, Boston, House Of Representatives, Michelle Obama, Cuba, Kennedy, Barack, George H W Bush, Caroline Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Obama Foundation, Kennedy Foundation


A Timeline Of All The Horrible Allegations Against Fox News

Since news broke of sexual harassment allegations against former CEO Roger Ailes last summer, Fox News has faced a constant PR nightmare. Three top employees, including Ailes, have left the network, and the allegations against the company's culture now include racial discrimination as well as sexual misconduct. This extended scandal gets more complicated each day, so we created a timeline of the Fox News allegations to help keep it all straight.Since it's confusing just trying to remember which...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Fox, New York Times, The Times, Fox News, Bill, Rupert Murdoch, Times, Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, Detroit, The Washington Post, Shine, Michael Calderone



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