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United States: Biden Administration Suggests Long-Haul COVID Illness May Constitute A Disability Under ADA - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

On July 26, the 31st anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), President Biden announced in a Rose Garden briefing that persons experiencing long-term COVID-19...
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Trump advisor says there is 'zero' chance the former president will pick Pence as his running mate if he runs in 2024: report

Then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 29, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Trump advisors told Politico that it's highly unlikely Mike Pence will be Trump's VP pick again. One aide even went so far as to say that there's "zero" chance Pence will be chosen. Trump has not made an official 2024 announcement yet, but has said he's seriously considering running. See more stories on Insider's business page. If former Pres...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, White House, Politico, Trends, Bloomberg, New Hampshire, South Dakota, United Nations, Fox News, Election, Campaign, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump


Angelenos stand up against racism during unity march

CHP Capt. David Dashiell, center, talks to students before a unity march and dialogue event to denounce racism at Exposition Park in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The event is coordinated by The Alliance Los Angeles (a coalition of the 11 professional sports teams in the Greater LA area) and the Brotherhood Crusade. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Students, community members and civic leaders march from Exposition Park in Los Angeles to denounce racism on Sunday, J...
Tags: Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Social Justice, Bruce, Alliance, Rose Garden, LA County, Jeremiah Johnson, Manhattan Beach California, Exposition Park, Blake Bolden


Pence got 10 minutes to talk about 'how hard he was working' during weekly lunches before Trump turned on the TV and began complaining, book says

Then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 29, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence met weekly for lunch. The lunches were a chance for Pence to tell Trump "how hard he was working for him," a new book says. Pence typically got 10 minutes to do this before Trump turned on the TV and described his latest grievances, according to Michael Wolff. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Michael Wolff, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mike Pence, Oval Office, Pence, Rose Garden, Wolff


Full bloom

When the weather heats up, the flowers come at you fast. Sometimes it seems like a plant will grow six inches overnight. The dahlias we planted a few weeks ago are already blooming. The sweet peas are taller than me. The hydrangeas that once looked like a lackluster group of sticks are now full of blossoms. July is when the gardens start to hit their stride. Those tall sweet peas in the Garden of Hope have been in bloom for a couple of weeks now, and I am still in love with them. Their soft f...
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Trump called the White House Coronavirus Task Force 'that f---ing council that Mike has': book

US President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence answers questions during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 27, 2020, in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump blasted the White House COVID-19 task force as a "f---ing council," a new book says. "Nightmare Scenario" describes Pence and Birx as having a good working relationship. Trump, however, "didn't want anyone to exert leadership" on the task force, ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Health And Human Services, Mike Pence, Mike, Housing and Urban Development, Rose Garden


Pres. Biden’s ‘Déjà Vu All Over Again’ Gun Control Moment

By Larry Keane Biden is pushing baseless anti-gun rhetoric, again. IMG iStock 1294728320 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden took to the podium to address the crime surge plaguing the country in several large metropolitan centers that just so happen to also be Democratic-run with strict gun control laws in place. Instead of purposing real solutions to address the criminal violence by lawbreakers, the president regurgitated false claims about the firearm industry and the criminal mis...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Biden, Usa Today, Gallup, U S Senate, IMG, Rose Garden, NSSF, Gun Rights News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF


How Walmart CEO Doug McMillon went from unloading Walmart trucks as a teenager to earning a $22 million salary

Danny Johnston / AP Images CEO Doug McMillon started his Walmart career unloading trucks in Arkansas. McMillon has been called one of the most 'woke' CEOs in the country. McMillon is chairman of nonprofit Business Roundtable, which promotes business through public policy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carl Douglas McMillon was born in 1966 in Memphis, Tennessee. When he was 16, his family moved to 'the birthplace of Walmart' - Bentonville, Arkansas. During ...
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The White House had no plans in place to swear in VP Mike Pence if Trump died of COVID-19 or became otherwise indisposed, book says

Then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 29, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The White House had no plans in place to swear in Pence, if needed, during Trump's bout with COVID-19. A new book by two Washington Post reporters reveals more of the chaos during Trump's sickness. Trump, who became sick with COVID-19 in October 2020, was a very high-risk patient. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald ...
Tags: Post, Politics, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Trends, Fda, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Rose Garden, Redfield, Paletta


Will any new sentencing issues be central to the new "comprehensive crime reduction strategy" soon to come from Prez Biden?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new lengthy CNN piece headlined "Concerns rising inside White House over surge in violent crime."  Here are excerpts: A nationwide surge in violent crime has emerged as a growing area of concern inside the White House, where President Joe Biden and his aides have listened with alarm as local authorities warn a brutal summer of killing lies ahead. Biden plans to address the spike in shootings, armed robberies and vicious assaults on Wedn...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Biden, Justice Department, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Democratic Party, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, Rose Garden, Jen Psaki, Douglas A Berman, David Chipman


Trump has 'zero desire' to be House Speaker, spokesperson says

Former President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019. Alex Wong/Getty Images Trump's spokesperson confirmed he doesn't want to be Speaker of the House. Trump previously called the idea "very interesting" and said he was hearing about it "more and more." Trump said he has a "good relationship" with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Fox News, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Mccarthy, Trump, Palm Beach, Kevin McCarthy, Rose Garden


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he lost $7 million making COVID-19 masks in the operation he announced alongside Trump

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP Last year, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said his company would make and donate COVID-19 masks. Lindell told The Daily Beast he lost $7 million on the effort and has millions of masks left over. "I can't give them away," Lindell told The Daily Beast. "No one wants the things anymore." See mo...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Washington, White House, Masks, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Donald Trump, The Daily Beast, Trump, Lindell, Rose Garden, Daily Beast, Alex Brandon, Jacob Shamsian


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says Trump is the first president in his lifetime 'who wasn't in it for the ego'

President Donald Trump listens to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell speak with members of the coronavirus task force and reporters during a briefing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the Rose Garden at the White House on March 30, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Mike Lindell said that Trump was the first president in his lifetime "who wasn't in it for the ego." Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, first met the former president after the 2016 RNC Conventi...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Arizona, Biden, Rolling Stone, Donald Trump, Justice Department, RGA, Trump


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he 'never even watched footage' of the Capitol insurrection and believes 'it was a setup'

US President Donald Trump listens as Michael J. Lindell, CEO of MyPillow Inc., speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell denied ever witnessing the Capitol insurrection and claimed it was a "setup." "I've never even watched footage of that," he told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. Lindell joins a growing chorus of Republicans who have...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Wisconsin, Fox News, Rolling Stone, Riots, Donald Trump, Ron Johnson, Trump, Capitol


An attorney for DC police said the agency used 'tear gas' in Lafayette Square Park ahead of Trump's bible photo-op: report

US President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd June 1, 2020, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images An attorney for the Metropolitan Police Department defended the agency's use of tear gas last year, WUSA9 reported. The MPD has continued to deny its involvement in clearing protestors ahead of Trump's bible photo-op in Lafayette Squa...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, United States, Aclu, Dc, Metropolitan Police, Donald Trump, Trump, Afp, Rose Garden


Exceptional Private Gardens Open for One Day

If ever there was a pandemic trend I could get behind, it is the fact that more and more people are gardening. Being in the garden has allowed so many of us to get back to the earth and feel connected to something that is both grounding and beautiful. I want to follow this trend into the future. I believe it will leap frog us into seeing the intrinsic value in garden preservation. This year, we are excited to partner with The Garden Conservancy on June 19th for both a Digger Deeper program at Bl...
Tags: Gardening, America, Rhode Island, Gardens, Roses, Rose Garden, Blithewold, Garden Tour, Garden Conservancy, Middletown Rhode Island, Little Compton Rhode Island, Garden Conservancy Open Days, Private Gardens, Gioia Browne, Sonnenhof, Blithewold Rose Garden


The secret memo Bill Barr used to clear Trump of obstruction of justice, and why the Biden DOJ wants to keep it under wraps

Trump makes a statement with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Biden DOJ is fighting to keep secret a controversial memo that AG Barr used to clear Trump of obstruction. Barr cited the memo as central to his decision not to charge Trump, and a judge ordered its release this month. Here's what's in the memo, why it's controversial, and why the Biden DOJ is trying to keep it under wra...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Department Of Justice, Jackson, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


Biden DOJ seeks to block the release of a 2019 memo that outlined reasons not to prosecute Trump after the Mueller report

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Getty The Justice Department is appealing the full release of a 2019 memo on the Mueller report. Then-AG Bill Barr cited the memo among his grounds to not charge Trump with obstruction of justice. A federal judge recently ordered the release of the document, saying Barr was misleading. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. The Justice Department on Monday appealed a federal court ruling ordering it to release in its entirety a 2019 memo ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Trends, News UK, Department Of Justice, Jackson, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Department, AG


The Latest: Variant 1st seen in UK now dominant in LA County

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Health officials say the most common COVID-19 variant of concern circulating in Los Angeles County is now a variant discovered in the U.K. Previously, two California variants were dominant, but in the past week 53% of 40 specimens analyzed by a public health laboratory were the U.K. variant and none were California variants, the county Department of Public Health said Saturday. Variants discovered in Brazil and South Africa also were detected. The department...
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The Pointless, Inaccuracy-Laden Petition to “Restore Jackie Kennedy’s Rose Garden”

Has this petition to “Restore Jackie Kennedy’s Rose Garden” come across your feed yet? It makes this pitch: In 1961 President and Mrs. Kennedy had just returned from a state visit to France, followed by stops in England and Austria. The President had noted that the White House had no garden equal in quality or attractiveness to the gardens that he had seen and in which he had been entertained in Europe. There he had recognized the importance of gardens surrounding an official residence and thei...
Tags: Europe, Gardening, Japan, England, California, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Reagan, Austria, Dallas, Dc, Biden, Jackie, Kennedy


A judge ruled that MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell can keep his address secret, after Lindell's lawyers said someone repeatedly threatened to decapitate him

US President Donald Trump listens as Michael J. Lindell, CEO of MyPillow Inc., speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images A judge ruled MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell doesn't have to publicly share his address in his legal fight with Dominion. Lindell had received malicious phone calls and death threats, according to a legal filing. One person mailed a pair ...
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House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy comes out against a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican House leadership has formally come out against a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday announced his opposition to the bill, which was negotiated by one of his own members. Democrats agreed to nearly all of the Republican...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Mississippi, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Rep. Adam Kinzinger says GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy dismissed his warnings about violence days before Jan. 6: 'Operator next question'

President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Adam Kinzinger said Kevin McCarthy dismissed his warnings that Republican rhetoric would provoke violence days before the Capitol riot. Kinzinger said McCarthy responded to his concerns with, 'Ok Adam, operator next question.' Kinzinger is accusing McCarthy and many other Republican lawmakers of i...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Gop, House, Republican, Donald Trump, Cheney, Mccarthy, Trump, Capitol, House Gop, Kevin


Emphatic, Glorious spring

May arrives with armfuls of bouquets in her arms. Tulips, tulips, and more tulips. We love making color combinations for our gardens each year and testing out new varieties in the Idea Gardens for future use. Please enjoy this visual compendium of our tulips in bloom this week! Rose Garden tulips Tulips in the North Garden Tulip ‘Stunning Apricot’ Tulip ‘Lilac Perfection’ Tulip ‘Lilac Love’ Tulip ‘Copper Image’ Herb Garden tulips Tulip ‘Amazing Grace’ in th...
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The Biden Administration’s Assault on Firearms Industry Continues

Joe Biden mentioned a number of the anti-gun goals he has set during his recent address to Congress.  IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Joe Biden mentioned a number of the anti-gun goals he has set during his recent address to Congress, but for some reason, he did not mention his support for bankrupting the firearms industry through endless, meritless lawsuits. This is an odd oversight, considering he mentioned that, if he could be granted only one anti-gun accomplishment by God, this is wha...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington Post, US, America, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, U S Conference of Mayors, Protection of Lawful Commerce, Adam Schiff, Rose Garden, Schiff, Gun Rights News


Is Washington prepared for a geopolitical ‘tech race’?

When Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sat down with Chinese officials in Anchorage, Alaska for the first high-level bilateral summit of the new administration, it was not a typical diplomatic meeting. Instead of a polite but restrained diplomatic exchange, the two sides traded pointed barbs for almost two hours. “There is growing consensus that the era of engagement with China has come to an unceremonious close,” wrote Sullivan and Kurt Campbell, the ...
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Restorationists urge Jill Biden to erase Melania Trump’s Rose Garden makeover

A petition, signed by more than 54,000 people, calls on Biden to return the garden to its ‘former glory’ as Jacqueline Kennedy designed
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US officials fear an NSC official falling sick by the White House is the same 'Havana syndrome' that struck in Cuba and China, CNN reports

The White House viewed from the Ellipse in Washington DC, December 20, 2020. Ken Cedeno/Reuters A NSC member's unusual illness is being looked into as a possible case of "Havana syndrome, CNN reported. The term refers to unexplained symptoms first noticed in the US Embassy in Cuba. Its causes are unclear. Some have suggested they are caused by a new kind of weapon. See more stories on Insider's business page. A a National Security Council official falling sick yards from the Whit...
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A petition is calling for Jill Biden to undo all of Melania Trump's changes to the White House Rose Garden

Members of the media view the renewed White House Rose Garden, August 22, 2020. Erin Scott/Reuters A petition signed by 40,000 people called for First Lady Jill Biden to undo Melania Trump's changes to the White House Rose Garden. The petition said Melania Trump had replaced Jackie Kennedy's original garden design 'with a boring tribute to herself.' Melania Trump's garden redesign involved removing some of the colorful flowers and trees that had previously been in place...
Tags: Japan, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Biden, Jackie, Kennedy, Trump, Reuters, Melania Trump, Rose Garden, Jill Biden, Jackie Kennedy, Trump White House, White House Rose Garden


Biden Gets Plenty Wrong on Guns During Congressional Address

By Larry Keane Biden’s statements on gun violence in America were as fraudulent as ever. IMG iStock-1219883323 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden spoke for more than an hour to a limited Joint Session of Congress for his first major speech since his inauguration. It was during a three-minute stretch near the end, though, that the president got plenty wrong about firearms, the Second Amendment and the record number of diverse Americans who purchased guns during the last 15 months. ...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Cdc, Senate, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Biden, Nra, Newsweek, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Rose Garden, NICS, NSSF, Gun Rights News