It may be Washington’s most coveted happy hour invitation. On the patio outside the White House chief of staff’s office, cozily enclosed by greenery, West Wing aides relax with beer and wine under a white pergola, briefly escaping the rigors of working in Trump's White House. The gatherings, about a half dozen so far, have become an increasingly regular feature of White House life this spring under the acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney. They’re typically held on Friday evenings, or days when the president is out of town, with snacks brought up from the White House mess. One party was a sendoff for the former White House communications director, Bill Shine.Story Continued Below The Trump White House has been likened to a snake pit, and has seen more staff turnover than any in memory. But Trump’s latest — and for now, acting — chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, is trying to change that. President Donald Trump’s first staff chief, Reince Priebus, … [Read more...] about Trump’s top aide is trying to overhaul the West Wing snake pit
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PUBLISHED: 12:03 27 January 2019 Steve Russell Woo! Claire with Bradley Whitford, who played Josh Lyman in The West Wing. The actor ‘is a great guy. He is very smart and funny and well-read’ Picture: Claire Handscombe Archant Celebrity crushes and a lunch date with Bradley ‘Josh Lyman’ Whitford Claire Handscombe with the very friendly Allison Janney, who played President Bartlet’s press secretary, CJ Cregg, in The West Wing Picture: Claire HandscombeWhen Claire Handscombe was asked if she was a “wingnut” – a head-over-heels fan of TV series The West Wing – she paused to reflect. But there’s no doubt. As the ex-Suffolk schoolgirl says, “I can’t believe how much that show changed my life”.Weigh the evidence:* She moved to Washington DC (where the stories are set) because she so loved the series* She shelled out a “significant amount of money” to a charity for a … [Read more...] about Do you love The West Wing? Claire did. So she moved to America!
THREE masked men hijacked a van in Derry and threw an object into the back - days after a car bomb rocked the city. Police cordoned off Circular Road at around 11.30am after the hijacking which saw the men abandon the vehicle shortly after. In a tweet, the PSNI said: "Security alert currently in Derry/Londonderry in Circular Rd area after report van hijacked around 11:30am by 3 masked men who threw an object in the back before abandoning it. "Cordons in place. Please be patient while we work to make the scene safe. Further updates to follow." The latest alert comes after a bomb went off in Derry on Saturday night with the police blaming the "New IRA" for the "unbelievable reckless" attack. Two men, aged 34 and 42, were arrested in the city last night while two men, in their 20s, were arrested early yesterday morning. On Saturday night a pizza delivery car was hijacked by two armed thugs at around 6pm. The explosive, which is being described by cops as a “crude … [Read more...] about Derry security alert after three men hijack van and then abandon it after ‘throwing object into the back’
Saturday, January 19, 2019 by: News Editors Tags: China, civil war, Collapse, communism, conspiracy, Cultural Revolution, culture, culture war, democracy, diversity, government, left cult, Liberal Mob, political correctness, politics, propaganda, revolt, society (Natural News) The goal of the Cultural Revolution isn’t to persuade, it’s to enforce compliance. (Article by Charles Hugh Smith republished from CharlesHughSmith.com) A Cultural Revolution is a movement designed to preserve the political and financial power of a ruling elite by social rather than political or financial means. Thus the primary tools of a Cultural Revolution are not redistributing power via elections (politics) or financial reforms; the primary tools are public shaming and denouncements, purges of those in positions of authority, show trials, guilt-by-association, wholesale denouncements of entire classes and widespread accusations of anti-progressive … [Read more...] about The west’s descent into ‘cultural revolution’
Take out the running, and West Point Class of 2020 cadet Kate Sanborn, 21, still has plenty on her plate. On a typical weekday, she wakes up at 6:25 a.m. to prepare for breakfast formation at 6:55, during which she and her classmates assemble in the courtyard before dining together at 7. Then it’s off to classes from 7:30 until 11:45, then back for the day’s second formation at 11:55. She eats lunch around noon, then returns to classes until 4 p.m. In the evening, she is booked with meetings, homework, dinner, and other duties before the end-of-day canon is fired around midnight. But let’s not forget about the running. Because that might be where she excels the most. Sanborn started running in elementary school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she spent the bulk of her childhood. Growing up in a military family—both of her parents graduated from West Point and joined the Army—Sanborn and her little brother, who’s now studying at West Point as … [Read more...] about Meet the West Point Cadet Who Qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials